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Police Urge Residents to Be Aware During This Holiday Season Outlines Safety Tips at CNC Meeting

December 6, 2012
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It may be the season to be jolly but Boston Police are warning residents to be careful during the holiday season. Captain Tom Lee told the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) Tuesday night that while it’s good news that overall crime has dropped in Charlestown by 25 percent since the beginning of the year, the...

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Meg Vaillancourt Honored by Youth Villages

November 30, 2012
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Meg Vaillancourt Honored by Youth Villages

The Youth Villages-Germaine Lawrence Campus recently honored Meg Vaillancourt of Charlestown, senior vice president of corporate relations for the Boston Red Sox and executive director of the Red Sox Foundation, with the “Women of Excellence” award for her fundraising efforts benefiting at-risk girls and boys. The Youth Villages-Germaine Lawrence Campus’ Women of Excellence award...

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Renovated Library Reopens

November 30, 2012
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Renovated Library Reopens

The Charlestown library reopened on Monday, November 26 after being closed for several months for building renovations and improvements. Many Charlestown residents said they missed the library during the closure and are glad the Main Street branch is back in business. “This is a wonderful community resource.  I come here to use the computer,”...

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Free Holiday Concert at at St. Mary-st. Catherine

November 30, 2012
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St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish together with Friends of the Charlestown Library & Hammond Residential Real Estate Announce a Free Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 9 at 3:30 at St. Mary’s Church, 55 Warren Street The Copley Singers, Brian Jones, Director, this year offer a wide-ranging program of familiar carols in both traditional...

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New Date for Shipyard Quarters Meeting at BCC

November 30, 2012
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The Boston Conservation Commission had cancelled their November 28 public meeting of the Boston Conservation Commission.  The sole item on the agenda, which was the Shipyard Quarters Marina Enforcement Order, will be heard on December 12, 2012.

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Downtown View : Parking Lot Worries

November 30, 2012
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I’m worried. It’s about a surface parking lot. It seems silly to worry about a parking lot, but that’s the way it is. Maybe it will turn out okay, but things have a way of getting out of hand. Let’s hope I’m wrong. This parking lot lies on the Esplanade near Charles Circle. That...

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Whole Foods Offers Complimentary Shuttle

November 21, 2012
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Whole Foods Offers Complimentary Shuttle

Whole Foods Market is pleased to announce a complimentary shuttle service for its new neighbors in the Charlestown and North End communities. The complimentary shuttle will take shoppers to the closest open Whole Foods Market location, in Beacon Hill, while its Charlestown store is undergoing renovations.  Whole Foods Market has arranged this free shuttle...

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Hearing on Conditions at Local Marina, Nov. 28

November 21, 2012
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Hearing on Conditions at Local Marina, Nov. 28

The Boston Conservation Commission will hold an enforcement hearing on November 28 to determine what action should be takenagainst the owner of Shipyard Quarter’s Marina in the Charlestown Navy Yard if a plan is not presented to fix several of the piers. Residents have been frustrated for years about the deteriorating conditions which are...

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WECA holds meeting on future of BRA

November 21, 2012
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By Donna Rheaume The West End Civic Association sponsored a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to discuss the BRA’s (Boston Redevelopment Association)  role in neighborhood planning and development, the BRA’s Article 80 process and what action residents can take to impact development. The meeting, held at the West End Museum, was titled “Neighborhood Development:...

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Smarter Travel Media Supports Harvest on Vine

November 21, 2012
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Smarter Travel Media of Charlestown, a travel advisory company located in the Hood Business Park, has again donated $1000 to Harvest on Vine Emergency Food Pantry. Every Thursday, Smarter Travel treats its 110 employees to a catered lunch, a perk the employees appreciate. Once a quarter, the employees give up their catered lunch and...

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