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FCC Blocks Lamattina Ordinance on Regulating Satellite Dishes Hereby

May 23, 2013
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After City Councilor Sal LaMattina pushed through an ordinance to regulate how satellite dishes are installed in neighborhoods like Charlestown the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) blocked the measure last year. Under pressure from the Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association (SBCA) the FCC folded to the huge lobbying power of the SBCA after they threatened...

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Memorial Day Mass Planned on Sunday

May 23, 2013
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Rev.  Dan Mahoney, Pastor of St. Francis de Sales, will be celebrating a mass on Sunday at 11 a.m. commerating Memorial Day.    Fr. Pat Healy will also be recognized for his service at the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea.  St Francis Church is located at 303 Bunker Hill Street.  

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Abutters Meeting Set for Elm St. Project

May 23, 2013
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The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services has scheduled an abutters meeting regarding a proposal for to erect rear, exterior decks and renovate at 399 Main Street, and a proposal for a rear addition at 118 Elm Street.  This meeting will be held on Tuesday May 28 @ 7:00 PM at 303 Bunker Hill St.,...

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Local Student Honored with Max Warburg Courage Award

May 16, 2013
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Local Student Honored with Max Warburg Courage Award

Gardner Pilot Academy student and Charlestown resident Yumin Lisa Wei, was among the more than 325 guests gathered in the Imperial Ballroom at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel to celebrate The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum’s 22nd annual Awards Luncheon on May 3 for the exceptional courage of 41 sixth-grade students from Boston and surrounding...

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Police Continuing Investigation into Monument St. Shooting Death

May 16, 2013
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Police Continuing Investigation into Monument St. Shooting Death

Boston Police are still investigating the shooting death of a 21-year-old Charlestown man last week on Monument Street. On Tuesday, May 7 at 10:18 p.m. police were called to 92 Monument for a person shot. Police found the victim, later identified as Steven Jones, 21, of Charlestown, was found suffering from a single gunshot...

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Harvard Kent School’s Renovated Playground

May 16, 2013
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Harvard Kent School’s Renovated Playground

City and State officials were on hand last Friday at the Harvard Kent School to officially open the School’s renovated playground. Shown  are Boston Superintendent Carol Johnson, State Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty, Mayor Thomas Menino with teachers and students.

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CPS to Hold Monthly Meeting to Discuss Ropewalk Building

May 16, 2013
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The Charlestown Preservation Society Design Review Committee will hold its monthly meeting at the Mary Colbert meeting room located at 20 Devens Street on Monday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m.  The meeting room is visible and directly accessible from the sidewalk on the left side at the rear of the building. We will discuss...

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Boston Health Care for Homeless Gala

May 9, 2013
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Boston Health Care for Homeless Gala

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) recently honored Cary W. Akins, MD, a renowned cardiac surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and clinical professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, with its Dr. Jim O’Connell Award. Dr. Akins  was recognized for his role as a champion of the organization. BHCHP also honored the...

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CNC Hears Owners of Crate Escape

May 9, 2013
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Owners of Crate Escape, a dog care facility appeared before the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) at their monthly meeting on Tueday night to explain how the new business plans to be integrating into the Charlestown community. At 17,000 square feet of romping room, Crate Escape is the largest in-door dog daycare facility in Boston....

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Applications Are Available for Scholarship

May 9, 2013
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The Annual Peter Looney Scholarship applications are available at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main Street and The Cooperative Bank, 201 Main Street. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to one (1) student entering college and one (1) student attending a private high school. Deadline for submission of completed scholarship application will be on...

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