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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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Award Winners

March 8, 2012
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Award Winners

Michael Charbonnier, Chairman of Charlestown Against Drugs and Danielle Valle Fitzgerald, Mayor Menino’s Community liason are shown (CHAD) proudly displaying special citations honoring CHAD and the mayor in the battle against drugs.

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MWRA Insists Wind Turbine is in Perfect Order

March 8, 2012
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MWRA Insists Wind Turbine is in Perfect Order

The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority has reiterated its claim that the Charlestown wind turbine with its floating foundation that has been sinking remains safe and has been constructed with a safety factor twice that of which is required. “While the structure has settled, it remains level and plumb with all components remaining operationally ready,”...

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Steppingstone Foundation Gala Raises More Than $95,000 for Programs

March 8, 2012
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Steppingstone Foundation Gala Raises More Than $95,000 for Programs

This year’s event at the Four Seasons Hotel featured a sold-out crowd of nearly 500 guests and raised $95,000  to support this non-profit organization that develops and implements programs which prepare urban schoolchildren for educational opportunities that lead to college success.  This year in Boston, Steppingstone is serving more than 1,000 students in grades...

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CNC Starts Talk on Parking Regulations

March 8, 2012
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Charlestown Neighborhood Council member Mark Rosenshein made a point to discuss one of Charlestown’s most talked about issues at Tuesday night’s meeting—regulations for off-street parking . “We’re talking about changing the zoning by-laws of Charlestown,” Rosenshein said. The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a series of meetings, leading to a joint meeting with...

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Catching Some Air

March 1, 2012
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Catching Some Air

This Charlestown young man was moving a bit too fast to get his name but he was really cranking with his skateboard across from the projects on Bunker Hill Street earlier this week in the Shawn Black photograph.

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Navy Yard Architect Robert Verrier Elected to AIA College of Fellows

March 1, 2012
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Navy Yard Architect Robert Verrier Elected to AIA College of Fellows

Robert Verrier, the enigmatic and gifted managing partner of The Architectural Team, who re-designed one of the Navy Yard’s most significant structures among other projects in Charlestown, has been elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. For an architect, the award is the equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize for journalists. It...

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Lottery to Ride on USS Constitution for July 4th Festivities Opens March 1

March 1, 2012
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Lottery to Ride on USS Constitution for July 4th Festivities Opens March 1

USS Constitution will officially open its 2012 lottery program to the public from the ship’s berth in Charlestown on March 1. The lottery drawing selects 150 winners to ride Constitution for her annual July 4thturnaround cruise. “It is always great to show Constitution to the public, but especially during a turnaround cruise and the...

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