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Menino Reiterates Doherty Pk. Improvements

May 31, 2012
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During an interview at city hall last Thursday, Mayor Thomas Menino reiterated the announcement that was made in April that the city will be making 95 parks improvement projects, accounting for over ¼ of all capital projects with an expected cost of $90 million. Included in that number is  Doherty Park. The mayor said...

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Charlestown Sprouts Again Victimized by Devastating Theft

May 31, 2012
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For the second time this spring, the Charlestown Sprouts Community Garden, located between Terminal Street and the Little Mystic Channel (“the Oilies”), has experienced a devastating theft.  In April, gardeners reported that copper pipes and the systems control valves had been stolen, cutting off water to the garden.  Now, overnight on Friday May 25th,...

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Public’s Assistance Sought to Solve Crime

May 31, 2012
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State Police detectives assigned to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office are seeking the assistance of dog walkers and fishermen as they investigate an apparent assault this week on a man in Charlestown. State troopers assigned to the Boston Barracks discovered the 45-year-old male victim, who is believed to be homeless, on...

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Narratives: Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

May 25, 2012
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Every Monday night from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous holds an open meeting for those fighting food dependency and addiction at Spaulding Hospital on the 8th floor. It is the preferred meeting place for many Charlestown residents fighting food addiction. Meetings are open and free to anyone...

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Olives Reopens to Great Fanfare

May 25, 2012
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Olives Reopens to Great Fanfare

Nothing caused more publicity and talk among culinary quarters in Boston than the reopening of Todd English’s magnum opus, Olives, which came back to life on Thursday, May 9. Following a fire and a series of time consuming negotiations with insurance people, the restaurant began cooking food again after a nearly three year hiatus....

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Charlestown Navy Yard, a Mixture of Yesterday and Today

May 25, 2012
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Charlestown Navy Yard, a Mixture of Yesterday and Today

Everything about the Charlestown Navy Yard is about today and the future although its history is resplendent. Today, it is one of the city’s best rental addresses and a sought after place to live for the condominium owners who live literally and physically on the water with fabulous views and the taste and feeling...

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Visiting the Auld Sodand

May 17, 2012
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Visiting the Auld Sodand

Shown above with Representative Gene O’Flaherty in Belfast at the US Consul General’s residence are: O’Flaherty, Sandra Kaiser, Acting US Consul General Belfast, Northern Ireland, Martin Muilleoir, CEO Belfast Media Group, Roisin McDonough, CEO Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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Residents Express Views on New Rutherford Ave.

May 17, 2012
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Residents Express Views on New Rutherford Ave.

The Transportation Committee of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council hosted a meeting with residents and officials from the Boston Transportation Department at the Knights of Columbus on Medford Street, to discuss plans for the redevelopment of the Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square area. Rutherford Avenue is many things – a speedway for some, an over...

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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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