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Council Passes Ordinance Aimed at Improving Rental Apartments

December 27, 2012
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina was one of nine councilors voting in favor of a new ordinance that aims to make the rental housing market in Charlestown safer, cleaner and healthier by conducting regular inspections of rental apartments every five years. The City Council approved the City of Boston’s Rental Inspection Ordinance 9-4 this week...

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Residents Seek to Raise Money for Victims of Sandy Hook

December 27, 2012
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The anonymous Charlestown residents behind the Holiday display at the neighborhood’s Preservation Park are using the display of inflatable Christmas Characters to raise money for the victim’s of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. The residents behind the colorful display, who still want to remain anonymous, said all the money they...

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Toys for Tots Drive

December 20, 2012
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Toys for Tots Drive

Students from the Good Shepherd School are shown making one of their many donations to Toys for Tots Drive

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Little Girl with a Big Heartsaid

December 20, 2012
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Little Girl with a Big Heartsaid

Payton Mae is 6 years old. When asked what she would like for her birthday- she said she felt she had enough toys and that she wanted to celebrate with family and friends but wanted to donate her gifts to the Pediatric Unit of the Shriners Hospital in Boston. Payton celebrated her 6th Birthday...

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Conservation Commission Vote Imposes Fine on Quarter’s Marina

December 20, 2012
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The Boston Conservation Commission voted unanimously to fine the owner and trustee of the Shipyard Quarter’s Marina $25,000 per day until repairs are made to several of the piers which have created hazardous and unsafe conditions. The capacity crowd applauded when the decision was announced to impose the maximum fine at a hearing Wednesday...

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Local Reaction to the Tragedy at Newtown

December 20, 2012
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Although it was 150 of miles away, the senseless killing of 20 first graders and six school staffers last Friday at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. hit home as if happened right here in Charlestown. On Friday we all became resident of Newtown. District A-1 Captain Thomas Lee said has put...

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Lights, Camera, Action

December 13, 2012
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Lights, Camera, Action

The Charlestown Working Theater has been around for more than 40 years and is a local institution. William Marchi (left) in the title role as King John during the performance of the second one-act play performed last Saturday.

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Residents Pack Hall on Rutherford Ave. Design Meeting

December 13, 2012
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Residents Pack Hall on Rutherford Ave. Design Meeting

The highly anticipated meeting to unveil two design options for the Rutherford Avenue Corridor/Sullivan Square Design Project was held on Thursday, December 6 at the Knights of Columbus. It was standing room only during the last of a series of community meetings hosted by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD).  The meeting was moderated by...

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12th Annual Dan McGoff Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament

December 13, 2012
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12th Annual Dan McGoff Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament

This past weekend State Representative Eugene L. O’Flaherty dropped the puck at the 12th annual Dan McGoff Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament. Shown in the attached photo is O’Flaherty with Charlestown Youth Hockey parents Jim Coviello and Steve Lakus who thanked him for his commitment to the Emmons, Horrigan O’Neil Memorial Rink. Representative O’Flaherty secured...

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Whole Foods Donates 300 Turkeys

December 13, 2012
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Whole Foods Market donated three hundred turkeys, a value of $12,000, to Harvest on Vine Emergency Food Pantry: the food pantry of St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Charlestown. The donation by Whole Foods made it possible for the Harvest on Vine to expand the number of families served to six hundred, a...

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