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Charlestown Appreciation Award Winners Announced; Dinner Scheduled for April 21

March 30, 2012
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Charlestown Appreciation Award Winners Announced; Dinner Scheduled for April 21

The Charlestown Appreciation Awards Committee has announced the 2012 recipients: ORGANIZATION: YMCA BUSINESS: Olivia Browning, 20 Chelsea Street PUBLIC SERVANT: Marybeth Kelly NEW RESIDENT: Karen Sullivan SENIOR: Eileen Locke YOUTH: Billy Evers, Jr and Katie McGoff ALUMNUS: Comedian Steve Sweeney UNSUNG HERO: Jim “Jimbo” Tucker. The purpose of the Awards’ Ceremony is to recognize...

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O’flaherty Mulling over Committee Change

March 30, 2012
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Representative Gene O’Flaherty says he is contemplating resigning from his chairmanship of the House Judiciary Committee, which he has headed for almost a decade. If things don’t change, he will likely be leaving in December, he told the Patriot-Bridge earlier this week. O’Flaherty told the Boston Globe he was resigning his chairmanship of the...

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Local Court Hosts Top Judges at Meeting

March 30, 2012
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Many, many efforts have been made in recent years to close down the Charlestown District Court. There is a perception in government and among some working inside the judiciary that something good or even better might be gained by shutting down the court here. “Nothing will be gained by doing so,” said Representative Gene...

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Lt. Governor Murray to Attend Event on Charlestown Rink Improvements

March 30, 2012
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Lt. Governor Tim Murray will be heading up a press conference on April 4 at 10 a.m. at the Charlestown Hockey Rink to announce further funding being directed to its full rehabilitation and updating. Rep. Gene O’Flaherty will be co-hosting the event with the Lt. Governor. To be announced, is the nearly $700,000 in...

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St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza a Wonderful Party, and a Huge Success

March 23, 2012
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St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza a Wonderful Party, and a Huge Success

The Annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the John F. Kennedy Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown Friday evening drew a huge throng of people from all walks of life – and many, many Irish from this community. It was a night for food and dancing, for small talk and for green colored everything...

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Tweeting About Boston’s Best in 140 Characters or Less

March 23, 2012
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Tweeting About Boston’s Best in 140 Characters or Less

He orders. He takes a picture. He tweets. Tom O’Keefe, the man behind BostonTweet, has been eating his way through the city since early 2008, entertaining his 50,00 followers with every post. Despite the fame he’s grown accustomed to, O’Keefe is just a regular Bostonian, with a big appetite. And he’s no stranger to...

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A New Place to Kick It Will Soon Arrive in Charlestown

March 23, 2012
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A New Place to Kick It Will Soon Arrive in Charlestown

Afterschool activities are integral to building character. Sports promote teamwork, art and theater bolster creativity, and extra focus on academia fosters self-sufficiency and perseverance. At K.I.C.K. Karate, children develop attributes in all areas, finishing their journey by becoming more well-rounded than their kicks. In April, classes will resume in Charlestown thanks to a grant...

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Colonel William Prescott Statue

March 16, 2012
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Colonel William Prescott Statue

Colonel William Prescott looks down the hill in a pose reminiscent of that which he took on the day of the Battle of Bunker Hill. His frozen image, caught wonderfully by the famous bronze done by sculptor William Story in 1881, shows a far different landscape than what he looked out upon on that...

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Boys and Girls Club Gives a Healthy Talk

March 16, 2012
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Boys and Girls Club Gives a Healthy Talk

Let’s talk about health, Charlestown. Every Tuesday from 12 to 6 p.m., nursing students from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals program orchestrate health clinics at the Boys and Girls Club for Charlestown’s youth. Jen Spina is the Nurse Health Coordinator at Mass General, and the Health Coordinator for ten of Boston’s...

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State Auditor Investigating Life Focus Center Expenses

March 16, 2012
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State Auditor Suzanne Bump announced last week that her office is investigating possible wrongdoing with as much as $2 million of questionable expenses reported by the Life Focus Center. Located at 1 City Square, Charlestown, and headed by former Charlestown resident Jack Millerick, the LFC cares for the severely handicapped relying for a great...

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