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Life Focus Center Services to Be Delivered by New Agency

May 17, 2012
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The Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services has asked Bay Cove Human Services to take over the functions at the Life Focus Center which presently houses 140 people with developmental disabilities. The decision follows months of turmoil at the Life Focus Center where its accounting practices and other matters regarding its administration have been called...

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Charlestown Celebrates Mother’s Day

May 17, 2012
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Husbands and children were spotted all over town looking for the perfect gift for mom before the big day Sunday. Florists at Raspberry Bouquet Floral Design and Bunker Hill Florist  created the exquisite bouquets they’re known for, and shops dotted along Main Street have were ringing with pink purchases. Such warm and fuzzy feelings...

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Residents Meet the Mayor

May 10, 2012
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Residents Meet the Mayor

Mayor Thomas M. Menino welcomes Charlestown resident Dianna Bellavance to the May 3 Neighborhood Coffee Hour sponsored by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Dunkin’ Donuts at Peter Looney Park. Mayor Menino met one-on-one with residents and gave out flowers grown in the Parks Department greenhouses at Franklin Park.

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Radio Talk Show Host Karson Tager Gives Charlestown a Voice

May 10, 2012
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Radio Talk Show Host Karson Tager Gives Charlestown a Voice

No other radio host expresses candid remarks, personal anecdotes, and a passion for his community quite like Karson Tager. The Mix 104.1 morning radio personality is the friendly voice that makes traffic a little more bearable on your commute to work, along with co-host Kennedy Elsey. Unlike most talk show host duos, Karson and...

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Cleaning Up

May 3, 2012
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Cleaning Up

Ty Gonzales, 6th grader at the Warren Prescott School donated his Saturday to help make Charlestown Shine in the annual city-wide clean-up.

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First Annual Looney Park Day Draws Large Crowd on Saturday

May 3, 2012
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First Annual Looney Park Day Draws Large Crowd on Saturday

The promise made last year to re-dedicate the effort to keep Peter Looney Park clean from year to year was accomplished last weekend. More than 100 parents, their children and the friends of the late Peter Looney turned out to spiff-up Charlestown’s newest park and among its most pleasant open spaces. Under sunny skies,...

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Charlestown’s Elaine Driscoll to Be Gaming Spokeswoman

May 3, 2012
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Boston Police Department Spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll has been offered a position as the Gaming Commission’s first director of communications. The Gaming Commission this week made the offer to Driscoll, who is now apparently negotiating a contract with the commission. Driscoll has been the BPD’s spokesperson since 2006 and as such, has a strong network...

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Preschool at Kennedy Center?

May 3, 2012
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With the closing of the Tiny Tots program, and kindergarden wait lists being at an all-time high, The Kennedy Center is exploring the option to create a new preschool for three to five-year-olds in Charlestown to start in the fall. The changed situation was the central topic of discussion and concern at Tuesday evening’s...

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Considine to be Parade Marshall

May 3, 2012
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The Battle Of Bunker Hill Parade Committee is proud to announce that the Chief Marshall of the 2012 parade will be James “Jim” Considine. Jim grow up in Charlestown and graduated from Charlestown High School in 1965. Jim served in the Air Force during the Viet Nam War as a Air Policeman in the...

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YMCA to Hold Annual Fundraiser

May 3, 2012
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The Charlestown Y is hosting its annual Spring Fundraiser from 6 -8 p.m. at 150 Second Avenue in the Charlestown Navy Yard.  Food, Cash Bar, Live Music and Prizes are sure to make it a fun event for a great cause.  Please contact Steve Telesmanick for more information or to RSVP.  $25 in advance/$30...

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