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MGH Health Assessment of Community Now Going On

January 12, 2012
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A new health assessment being led by the neighborhood and conducted by Mass General Hospital (MGH) has attracted a lot of interest in the community and is generating a great deal of discussion. “It’s been exciting so far in Charlestown,” said Leslie Aldrich, associate director for the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement. “We’ve...

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40 Warren St. Meeting Draws Large Crowd CNC Split on Project; Does Not Give Support

January 12, 2012
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The fate of the proposed project at 40 Warren Street now rests with the Boston Board of Zoning Appeals on January 24 after a special meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) Development Committee last week.  Following a two hour hearing that attracted more than 120 residents, the CNC Executive Board in a 6-6...

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Rosenshein Praised for Fairness Regarding Warren Street Matter

January 6, 2012
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The development project at 40 Warren Street Thursday evening meeting attracted more than 100 people. Half appeared to be in favor of the development project and half appeared to be against it. The developer of the project seeks to turn the garage into a mix of commercial and residential housing and parking and he...

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2012 Library Calendars Still Available

January 5, 2012
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2012 Library Calendars Still Available

The Board of Directors of the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library would like to thank Johnny’s Food Master, the Joy of Old and the Bunker Hill Florist for helping in the sale of the historic library calendars.  All proceeds benefit the children and adutls in our branch as the funds are used...

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40 Warren St. Plan Changes to Be Aired

January 5, 2012
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The issue of a development at 40 Warren Street was again a topic at the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) meeting on Tuesday night. CNC Development Committee Chair Mark Rosenshein told the board that he expects there to be changes to the plans that were approved by the CNC late last year. “The proposed plan...

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Waterfront Building Slated for Demo in Jan.

January 5, 2012
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The building on Massport land along the Mystic River and leased by Diversified Automotive in Charlestown is coming down.  The property is used to process cars for East Coast dealerships. Over the years, the building has fallen into disrepair and has become a safety hazard according to Massport. Recently, Diversified Automotive extended their lease...

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Second Annual Holiday Fair at the Knights of Columbus Sunday, December 18

December 29, 2011
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Second Annual Holiday Fair at the Knights of Columbus Sunday, December 18

  Sponsored by The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce and the Charlestown Women’s Club. Proceeds from the event went to the CHAD Christmas For Kids Program. The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce and the Charlestown Women’s Club held their Second Annual Holiday Fair on December 18. at the Knights of Columbus. With many vendors, residents had...

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Gloria Conway Passes Away: Remembering Patriot Publisher Gloria Conway

December 29, 2011
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Gloria Conway Passes Away: Remembering Patriot Publisher Gloria Conway

Gloria Jean (Scott) Conway, the longtime publisher and managing editor of the Charlestown Patriot, died Dec. 23. She was 71 years old. Born on July 17, 1940, in Westerly, R.I., Mrs. Conway was the daughter of Peter and Dorothy Scott. She graduated from Boston’s Simmons College in 1962 with a bachelor of science in...

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Joe McGonagle Remembers Gloria Conway

December 29, 2011
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Where do I start. Gloria had a quiet strength about her. She loved this town as much, if not more, than anyone I know. She did all the right things for all the right reasons. No bows, no praise – pride in her town was her reward. I was walking on Bunker Hill Street...

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Gloria Conway: A Friend Forever

December 29, 2011
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Several years ago I had the good fortune to discover an old, cardboard shoebox tucked away rather discretely into a corner of the top shelf in my father’s clothes closet. I had been looking for something else, I can’t remember what, when I came upon the very old, but very full shoebox. I suppose,...

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