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Healing Through Words

November 17, 2011
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Healing Through Words

Last Thursday, award-winning author and Vietnam War veteran Tim O’Brien addressed students, staff, veterans and other guests in a Bunker Hill Community College lecture hall in honor of Veterans Day and the college’s student veterans. In his 45-minute address, O’Brien, 65, talked about his writing and wartime experiences, and how both were invariably linked....

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Joanne Massaro, First Female Public Works Commissioner

November 17, 2011
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Joanne Massaro, First Female Public Works Commissioner

Joanne Massaro never expected to become the commissioner of Boston’s Public Works Department. But not only did she assume the role after serving as Public Works’ interim commissioner from January to July of 2010, she became the first woman to do so. “It wasn’t on my radar,” Massaro said of the position. “I didn’t...

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Proposed Changes for Rutherford Ave, Sullivan Square

November 17, 2011
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There is no disagreement about the need for improvement to the area of Charlestown along New Rutherford Avenue. The 1950’s style highway includes an underpass – part of which has been closed for over a year, and a large traffic circle in Sullivan Square, that has been deemed the cause of many accidents. The...

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Don’t Be Alone on Thanksgiving

November 17, 2011
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Come on down to the Legion Hall. A special day of sharing begins Wednesday evening, Nov. 23, along about 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 23 Adams St. It is then that the preparations begin for Thanksgiving dinner as the stuffing is made, potatoes and vegetables are peeled, turkeys are readied and tables...

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Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

November 14, 2011
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Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

As Veterans Day arrives this year there is no doubt that many events will take place to honor all the men and women who have served our country. Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day which commemorated the end of the First World War but eventually became a day to pay tribute to...

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St. John’s Episcopal Begins New Chapter

November 14, 2011
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St. John’s Episcopal Begins New Chapter

Late last month, Reverend Tom Mousin was welcomed into the St. John’s Episcopal Church community with a service of institution and a celebration of new ministry. Inside the stately dark granite church, built in 1840 and nestled in the crook of Devens Street and Old Rutherford Ave, parishioners, clergy, community members, and the new...

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Election 2011: Murphy Returned; Flaherty Denied

November 14, 2011
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The big surprise of Tuesday’s election was former city councilor and mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty. He was not returned to office. Voters throughout the city, and in Charlestown, voted more for Council President Steven Murphy than for former councilor Flaherty. “I am pleased and humbled with the results. I am grateful to all my...

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A Haunting in Charlestown

November 3, 2011
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A Haunting in Charlestown

The 26th Annual Charlestown Children’s Halloween Parade that was sponsored by the Charlestown Mothers Association was a huge success that brought out many in costume including tCharlestown residents Diane Valle and Bruce Garr.

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The Charlestown Recovery House Awards Judy Evers the First Peter Looney Service Award

November 3, 2011
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The Charlestown Recovery House Awards Judy Evers the First Peter Looney Service Award

It is with great pleasure that the Board of Directors of the Charlestown Recovery House recently announced the establishment of the Peter Looney Service Award. The Peter Looney Service Award will be given out annually to an individual who, through their actions, demonstrate commitment to helping others. Judy will receive the award at the...

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VOTE Charlestown Gets Underway November 8

November 3, 2011
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A new organization in Charlestown determined to increase voter turnout on November 8 and into the future is swinging into action. Vote Charlestown is non-partisan, collective, inclusive, and is almost apolitical with regard to political candidates running for public office. “This organization is all about bringing all factions, everyone, in fact, together in Charlestown...

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