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‘Take Back’ Drug Disposal Day Set for June 9

June 7, 2012
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“Take Back” prescription drug disposal day, an event to help Charlestown safely dispose of its unused prescription drugs, takes place this Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bunker Hill Mall. The Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition (CSAC), a program of the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement, partners with the...

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District Crime Shows Increase

June 7, 2012
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The pre-summer months have seen a 7–percent spike in violent and property crimes in Area A-1, compared with last year, according to Boston Police. Between Jan. 1 and May 28 of this year, 1,104 incidents of Part One crime were reported in Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and downtown, as opposed...

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Finalizing Plans

May 31, 2012
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Finalizing Plans

The officers of the Charlestown Asssociates met with Rep. Gene O’Flaherty at the State House last week to discuss particulars about the Bunker Hill Day breakfast that they sponsor from year to year which is expected to attract 300 people to the new Knights of Columbus Hall on Medford Street in the hours before...

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Raid on Charlestown House Nets Narcotics, Cash and Surprises

May 31, 2012
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Six people were arrested in a Charlestown 2-family located on 87 Cambridge Street by the Somerville line outside of the central neighborhood nexus last Thursday, police reported. By the Somerville line and just to the south and west of Sullivan Station, Charlestown spreads almost to the Holiday Inn and on the hill on the...

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Third Annual Flag Disposal Ceremony on June 14

May 31, 2012
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The James W. Conway Bunker Hill Post #26 American Legion, The Abraham Lincoln Post #11 and The Charlestown Militia Company, Gardner’s Regiment, along with the Charlestown High School ROTC Cadets and Bugler John Collins, (Ret) United States Air force will host the 3rd Annual Flag disposal ceremony at the Charlestown Training Field. The ceremony...

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Menino Reiterates Doherty Pk. Improvements

May 31, 2012
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During an interview at city hall last Thursday, Mayor Thomas Menino reiterated the announcement that was made in April that the city will be making 95 parks improvement projects, accounting for over ¼ of all capital projects with an expected cost of $90 million. Included in that number is  Doherty Park. The mayor said...

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Charlestown Sprouts Again Victimized by Devastating Theft

May 31, 2012
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For the second time this spring, the Charlestown Sprouts Community Garden, located between Terminal Street and the Little Mystic Channel (“the Oilies”), has experienced a devastating theft.  In April, gardeners reported that copper pipes and the systems control valves had been stolen, cutting off water to the garden.  Now, overnight on Friday May 25th,...

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Public’s Assistance Sought to Solve Crime

May 31, 2012
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State Police detectives assigned to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office are seeking the assistance of dog walkers and fishermen as they investigate an apparent assault this week on a man in Charlestown. State troopers assigned to the Boston Barracks discovered the 45-year-old male victim, who is believed to be homeless, on...

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Narratives: Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

May 25, 2012
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Every Monday night from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous holds an open meeting for those fighting food dependency and addiction at Spaulding Hospital on the 8th floor. It is the preferred meeting place for many Charlestown residents fighting food addiction. Meetings are open and free to anyone...

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Olives Reopens to Great Fanfare

May 25, 2012
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Olives Reopens to Great Fanfare

Nothing caused more publicity and talk among culinary quarters in Boston than the reopening of Todd English’s magnum opus, Olives, which came back to life on Thursday, May 9. Following a fire and a series of time consuming negotiations with insurance people, the restaurant began cooking food again after a nearly three year hiatus....

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