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Charlestown Resident Revolutionizes Soda

February 23, 2012
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Charlestown Resident Revolutionizes Soda

Dextrose, maltodextrin, aspartame, sucralose…these are some ingredients typically used in artificial sweeteners you consume on a daily basis, whether it be the sugar you put in your morning coffee, or soda. The zero calorie label seems comforting, but it’s really a mask for hidden dangers of overeating and brain cancer that result from these...

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‘Hard Work Conquers All,’ Ferrera Tells BHCC Students

February 23, 2012
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‘Hard Work Conquers All,’ Ferrera Tells BHCC Students

At Bunker Hill Community College last week, another face in a large percentage of minorities walked the stark halls. But there was something about this particular face. It was glowing, inspirational, and was able to send a powerful message to hundreds of students. This face belonged to America Ferrera, the esteemed actress who embraces...

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Training Field History Finely Detailed in Book

February 23, 2012
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Childhood memories are typically the best memories. They remind people of simpler times that signify simple joys. And when old friends get together and reminisce about common flashbacks, well, there might not be anything better. Terry Phelps, a former Charlestown resident and memory-reveler debuted his first novel, “The Traning Field,” which is not only...

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Julie Sullivan: Reflecting on a Charlestown Life

February 16, 2012
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Julie Sullivan: Reflecting on a Charlestown Life

Resident Julie Sullivan has been living in Charlestown for 30 years. She lives alone at her home in the Navy Yard, but the avid knitter, exerciser, and food bank volunteer is always busy. Sullivan, who will be 92 in July, can be seen walking all over town, smiling and stopping to chat with friends....

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Sundays with Kristin

February 16, 2012
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Sundays with Kristin

Susan Lynch, who has been running Charlestown Yoga for the past six years, decided to devote all of her time to her non-profit organization Then & Back Again, with teacher Kristin Quinn to take over.  Any longtime Charlestown resident will tell you that the area has changed quite a bit over the years. Businesses...

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If LaMattina Leaves Council; Ryan to Run

February 16, 2012
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The return of Dan Ryan to the Charlestown political scene as a candidate for the Boston City Council seat now held by Sal LaMattina is considered a fait accompli by those who are convinced that Ryan will be a candidate when and if LaMattina resigns his seat. LaMattina has already taken out papers for...

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Joseph Gallo Brings Boston’s Public Street Sculptures to Life in New Book

February 16, 2012
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Strolling through Boston, it’s easy to spot the sculptures that tourists congregate around and snap pictures of during the summer months. But what people don’t see when looking at the bronze or stone pieces is the story behind them, and what they represent. Joseph Gallo, author of  “Boston Bronze and Stone Speak to Us”...

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The Great Neighborhood Coffee Debate

February 9, 2012
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The Great Neighborhood Coffee Debate

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. But for those who have to wake up for an 8 a.m. start to the workday, swinging by the local coffee shop is much easier than preparing freshly squeezed orange juice and an egg-white omelette. And every Charlestown resident knows that no...

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Community Appreciation Awards Ceremony Scheduled for April 27

February 9, 2012
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The 21st Annual Charlestown Appreciation Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the new Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street. Charlestown.  Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 pm, with the Awards Ceremony to follow at 8:30 p.m. The purpose of the Awards’ Ceremony...

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Going Greener: Gas Lamps Grow More Efficient

February 9, 2012
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Local residents came out to the Knights of Columbus Hall last night for the Charlestown Neighborhood Council Meeting. Glenn Cooper, Associate Electrical Engineer of the Street Lighting Division for the city of Boston, made a presentation about the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Program currently in effect. According to Cooper, California is known for being green,...

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