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Register Now for Programs at Community Center

November 15, 2012
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Charlestown Community Center located at 255 Medford Street will be offering the following  programs in the winter months. Saturday Swim Lessons There is still space available in all levels, beginner, intermediate and strokes, swim classes. The strokes class meets from 9:15 – 10:00 a.m., Level I classes run from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. and...

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Residents discuss future development plans for Armory

November 8, 2012
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About 30 people turned out for a meeting at the Schrafft’s Center Wednesday night to discuss the redevelopment of the Charlestown Armory.  The joint community meeting was sponsored by the city’s DND (Department of Neighborhood Development) and a sub-committee of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council Development. The meeting was held to get input from residents...

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Tree Rededication for Sr. Ernestine

November 8, 2012
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Tree Rededication for Sr. Ernestine

Leo Breen had the words to fit the occasion at the rededication and sign unveiling ceremony for a tree planted by the children of St. Catherine’s School as a gift to Sister Ernestine Quealy. With Sister Ernestine, the beloved former teacher and principal of the school standing nearby, Breen told the gathering in Hayes...

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Third Time Could Be a Charm for Council Redistricting Plan

November 8, 2012
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The Boston City Council voted 11-2 last week to support a third redistricting map that will most likely be signed by Mayor Thomas Menino in the next few days. The new map leaves City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s district largely intact. Charlestown, East Boston and the North End will remain in LaMattina’s district after Menino...

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Veteran’s Day Breakfast Set for Sunday

November 8, 2012
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The Lions Club will hold its annual Veteran’s Day Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, November 11 at the new Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street in Charlestown from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $5.00 for adults and free for children under five years old.  There will be parking on the street and in...

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Charlestown Voters Back Obama, Warren and Incumbents

November 8, 2012
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President Barack Obama was elected to a second term Tuesday night with a convincing win in the national Electoral College against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. In Charlestown, the neighborhood came out big for the incumbent president and all Democrats during Tuesday’s election. Charlestown handed Obama 5,508 votes. Romney collected 2,928 votes among Charlestown...

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CNC Elections Scheduled for Nov. 17

November 8, 2012
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Eight candidates have submitted nomination papers for the seven At-Large Charlestown Neighborhood Council seats. The candidates are: Barbara Babin Peg Bradley Paul Clausen Tom Cunha Ed Grace Amanda Reinfeld Mark Rosenshein Erin Sullivan The At-Large CNC Election will take place on Saturday November 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Knights of...

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Whole Foods to Take over Johnny’s Foodmaster Site

November 1, 2012
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Whole Foods to Take over Johnny’s Foodmaster Site

Charlestown residents have mixed reactions following last week’s announcement that Johnny’s Foodmaster will close at the end of November after signing an agreement with Whole Foods to take over the lease at the Charlestown store and five other Foodmaster locations. The upscale grocery chain spokesperson said the Charlestown Foodmaster along with the five other...

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MGH Institute Holds Successful Gala

November 1, 2012
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The MGH Institute of Health Professions that is located in Charlestown in the Navy Yard  for the past decade celebrated its 35th anniversary in grand fashion at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel on October 25. With more than 300 people in attendance, over $377,000 was raised for the Institute. Proceeds from the event fund...

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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Cutting Down on Noise

November 1, 2012
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Loud parties by irresponsible tenants living in buildings owned by irresponsible landlords has been a quality of life issue here for quite some time now. Last Thursday, Charlestown City Councilor Sal LaMattina held a hearing at City Hall regarding his new nuisance control ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is to address the harm...

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