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Man Dead after Jumping from Tobin Bridge

February 21, 2014
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A 43-year-old Medford man has been identified as the jumper that took his life from the Tobin Bridge Friday morning during rush hour. According to Suffolk County D.A. Spokesman Jake Wark, the man drove from the Chelsea side of the bridge, paid the toll, pulled over on the Charlestown side, walked over to the...

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Farewell Celebration at the Knights of Columbus

February 17, 2014
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Farewell Celebration at the Knights of Columbus

The Charlestown community honored State Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty at a farewell celebration Feb. 7 at the Knights of Columbus. Mr. O’Flaherty was appointed the new corporation counsel for the City of Boston. Pictured at the event are, from left, event co-chairperson Billy Boyle, former state representative Gerard Doherty, event co-chairperson Kathleen “Cookie” Giordano, and...

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National Park Service Seeks to Lease 2 Buildings in Navy Yard

February 17, 2014
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National Park Service Seeks to Lease 2 Buildings in Navy Yard

The National Parks Services are calling for RFP’s for two properties located within the Charlestown Navy Yard. Building 125 located on Baxter St. and the old Hoosac Stores Warehouse on Constitution Road will be offered for lease by the end of the month. The Boston National Historic Park will be accepting proposals for both...

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Meeting on Improvements to Caldwell Play Area on Feb. 13

February 17, 2014
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services invite the public to a meeting about improvements to Caldwell Play on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The park is located  at 9 Caldwell Street.This meeting will be held at the SEIU 888 located on 52 Roland Street, Charlestown, MA...

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Officials Concerned Over an Increase in Heroin Deaths Here

February 17, 2014
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The scourge of heroin addiction has hit home the past week with a rash of deaths and overdoses in Charlestown and across the region according to Boston Police. The recent deaths showed the neighborhood is not immune to the growing epidemic and the drug has seemed to become more dangerous due to its purity...

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Navy Yard to Get Major Rehab Starting in March

February 7, 2014
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Navy Yard to Get Major Rehab Starting in March

Boston National Historical Park Superintendent Cassius M. Cash appeared before the Charlestown Neighborhood Council on Tuesday night  to explain  that the National Park Service (NPS) has awarded a $4.8 million contract to replace the water main, hydrants, valves and water distribution pipes within the park in the Charlestown Navy Yard. The project will also...

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Super Shabazz Is Honored

February 7, 2014
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Super Shabazz Is Honored

When one thinks of the Charlestown High School boys basketball teams of the past few years, the name Shabazz Napier comes to mind. The talented UConn senior was at his old high school court for a jersey number retirement ceremony during the annual Senior Night. Shabazz is pictured with his family.

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Few Specifics Offered for Wynn Casino

February 7, 2014
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina criticized Wynn Casino’s plans to mitigate traffic through Charlestown to its proposed casino in Everett at a meeting Tuesday night at Charlestown High School. While Wynn representatives said at the meeting they would spend millions to remedy traffic problems in Sullivan Square and add ferry service from Boston LaMattina said...

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Charlestown Community Appreciation Awards Ceremony to Be on April 25

February 7, 2014
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The 22nd Peter Looney Charlestown Appreciation Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 25th, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street, Charlestown.  Cocktail hour begins at 6:30. Dinner will be served at 7:30. Awards Ceremony starts at 8:30 p.m. The purpose of the awards’ ceremony is to recognize those who have...

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Ryan Holds Fundraiser; Picks up Endorsement

January 30, 2014
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Ryan Holds Fundraiser; Picks up Endorsement

Charlestown resident and candidate for state representative, Dan Ryan’s campaign is moving full steam ahead and getting support from outside the neighborhood. Ryan is hoping to bring the seat back to Charlestown for the first time since Jimmy Collins held the seat back in 1977. In 1978 the seat was redistricted and Collins was...

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