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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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LaMattina Seeks New Sources of Revenue to Help Maintain and Improve Local Parks

May 9, 2013
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Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina is calling for a hearing to find ways to link private development dollars with improving the city’s dynamic public park system. With Boston’s 2,200 acre park system woefully under funded, LaMattina said there could be an opportunity to create a mitigation package similar to what Mayor Thomas Menino issued...

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Play Ball

May 2, 2013
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Play Ball

Opening Day ceremony for Charlestown Little League was held on Saturday. Hundreds of local ball players took part in the parade that went up and over Bunker Hill Street before ending up at Ryan Field.

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Literary Lights

May 2, 2013
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Literary Lights

Charlestown resident and Boston Public Library board chairman Jeff Rudman joins “Literary Lights” dinner chair Sandra Ourusoff Massey, left, and the Associates of the Boston Public Library board chair Vivian Spiro. The event was held on April April 14 and raised over $300,000 for the preservation of books, manuscripts and works of art that...

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Local Voters Back Lynch, Gomez in Senate Primary

May 2, 2013
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Congressman Ed Markey will face off against political newcomer Gabriel Gomez in the general election for U.S. Senate in June despite losing in Charlestown to Congressman Stephen Lynch. Statewide Markey resoundingly defeated Democratic challenger  Lynch winning 57% of the vote to Lynch’s 43%. In Boston Markey received 31,795 votes, or 52%, to Lynch’s 28,625...

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