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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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Residents Urged to Take Health Survey

February 9, 2012
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Charlestown residents will have their say about the community’s overall health by completing a Quality of Life survey. The survey can be taken online or in paper form. The survey is available online through www.NewSpauldinngHospital.org by selecting tab Community Assessment. The survey is available in English, and will be available in Spanish next week....

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Charlestown’s BHCC

February 2, 2012
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Charlestown’s BHCC

Governor Deval Patrick said last week during his state of the state address that he was going to ask the Legislature to unify all of the community colleges in Massachusetts into one entity. He said the trick is to create a college system here that aids those matriculating in getting jobs when they graduate....

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Enjoying the Joy of Old

February 2, 2012
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Enjoying the Joy of Old

The weather has been unpredictable lately. In the span of a week, residents were seen brushing snow off their cars, buying iced coffee, and sloshing around in puddles. Mother Nature’s atypical behavior has left people feeling depressed and stressed out from digging in drawers they didn’t think they’d need to reintroduce to their wardrobes...

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Stolen Car Tanked on Terminal Street

February 2, 2012
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In the old days when the city’s mafia wars were being waged, Charlestown’s backwater hideaway Terminal Street was the place where Boston Italian mafia hit men attached cement shoes to those they had done away with and dumped them into the water on Terminal Street. The competing Irish mafia hit men used chains and...

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Lamattina Considering Run for Probate Post

February 2, 2012
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is seriously considering leaving his post as Ward I City Councilor to run for Register of Suffolk County’s Probate and Family Court seat vacated by Richard Ianella. The announcement has set off a flurry of activity among those who might be considering running for the vacated city council seat should...

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Mayor Steps into T Cut Controversy

February 2, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino said earlier this week in a letter to MBTA General Manager Richard Davey that T riders should not be forced to shoulder the entire weight of its incredible debt. The mayor was responding to complaints coming in from Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay and nearly all of Boston’s neighborhoods where riders...

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Where to Volunteer This Week: Leadership and Scholarship Partnership

February 2, 2012
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Antioch College, a private liberal arts college in Yellow Spring, Ohio, is waiving the tuition for all students who enroll in the next three years. And students who qualify for financial aid are eligible to either skip the cost for room and board, or pay a reduced fee. Although a financial risk for the...

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