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CHAD to Hold Candlelight Vigil on Saturday Night

September 20, 2012
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Families touched by substance abuse will gather together in strength in Hayes Square on Saturday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. for the fourth annual Charlestown Candlelight Vigil. The purpose of the Vigil is to remember those who lost their battle with drugs and alcohol and to give hope to those still struggling with addiction....

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Charlestown District Status May Change Following Menino’s Veto of Council Plan

September 20, 2012
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While the City Council passed efforts to redistrict the voting precincts in Boston by a vote of 7-6 back on August 22, Mayor Thomas Menino, feeling pressure from activists who felt the plan didn’t reflect the changing demographics of some city neighborhood, vetoed the plan on September 6. The veto may force Charlestown out...

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Family Gathering

September 13, 2012
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Family Gathering

Lois and John “Skinhead” O’Connell (center) are surrounded by their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, while enjoying a recent trip to the beautiful shores of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Lois and John live on Bartlett Street, and are both lifelong “Townies”, who’ll mark their 60th Wedding Anniversary in October. Note: On their...

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Green Thumbs

September 13, 2012
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Green Thumbs

Boston’s first lady, Angela Menino is joined at the August 28 Garden Contest Awards Ceremony in the Public Garden by Mayor Menino’s Garden Contest Porch, Balcony, Deck or Window Box Garden first place winner Kimberly Roberts of East Boston (left) and third place winner Jamie Day of Charlestown. The annual citywide amateur gardening contest...

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Whole Foods Charlestown Gambit on Hold or Are They Moving Forward?

September 13, 2012
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Whether or not the Charlestown Foodmaster will be sold as part of a package deal to Whole Foods, and converted to a Whole Foods market, remains a question. One week after reports surfaced that Johnnie’s Foodmaster was apparently negotiating with Whole Foods for the sale and purchase of seven Foodmaster locations in Massachusetts the...

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Campatelli Wins Primary; Hennigan, Too

September 13, 2012
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Patti Campatelli of East Boston won election to the Register of Probate position defeating Charlestown’s Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina. LaMattina carried Charlestown. However, in the other neighborhoods of Boston, Campatelli scored very well and ended up with a 500 vote margin of victory out of nearly 30,000 votes cast. The vote was 13,779...

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MGH Institute to Collaborate with Community Groups Sept. 14

September 13, 2012
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Students, faculty and staff from MGH Institute of Health Professions will spend several hours on September 14 in collaboration with Charlestown neighborhood groups to offer tips and strategies to improve the health of residents’ lives. During Charlestown Community Day, more than 300 students in nursing, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology are expected to assist...

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It’s Showtime for Local Tespians

September 6, 2012
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It’s Showtime for Local Tespians

The week of August 27th was drama filled with acting, singing and dancing for kids from Charlestown who participated in Boston Theatre Project’s Summer Program. The week closed with a showcase performance for friends and family. Boston Theatre Project thanks the Artists’ Group of Charlestown. Call 978.618.7214 or go to www.bostontheatreproject.com – for Fall...

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Separating the Fact from Fiction of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride is Subject of Local Talk, Sept. 8

September 6, 2012
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Separating the Fact from Fiction of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride is Subject of Local Talk, Sept. 8

Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride was made famous by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1860 poem “Paul Revere’s Ride,” so famous that most Americans can recite by heart the opening stanza that begins, “Listen my children and you shall hear…”  The popularity of the poem has led most people to assume that it is a factual account...

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Johnnie’s May Become Whole Foods

September 6, 2012
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Whole Foods, the upper end, organic food chain known for high quality is apparently now negotiating with Johnnie’s Foodmaster to buy at least a half dozen of its stores including the Charlestown location in what is being described as one of the biggest local marketing stories in Charlestown’s modern history. Foodmaster officials, chief among...

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