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Man Dies in Bunker Hill Project Shooting

December 2, 2011
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A man has died following a shooting in the Bunker Hill Street projects. It is the first and only homicide in this neighborhood this year. Boston Police reported finding the man who had been shot twice in the head beneath a flagpole in the Charlestown Bunker Hill Street projects at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday. The...

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Neighbors Abutting Warren Street Project Protesting Space Expansion

December 2, 2011
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Better late than never might best be the title of the ongoing drama with neighbors of the Warren Street garage who are protesting the changes scheduled to be made to the structure located at 40 Warren Street. The Boston Redevelopment Authority has approved plans allowing owners of the building to add two stories for...

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Evening Stroll

November 23, 2011
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Evening Stroll

Doug Wolcik and Sara Riegler out for a walk in the unusual November warmth near the Warren Tavern on Main Street.

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Former Charlestown Student Honored at Steppingstone Gala

November 23, 2011
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Former Charlestown Student Honored at Steppingstone Gala

Bruna Lee, a former student at the Edwards Middle School and resident of Charlestown, was the featured speaker earlier this month at The Steppingstone Foundation’s annual gala.  Bruna was recognized for her achievements and perseverance as a Steppingstone Scholar. A free afterschool and summer academic program, The Steppingstone Academy prepares academically motivated students for...

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Charlestown Live’s Kathy Giordano is a Friendly Face Around Town

November 23, 2011
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Charlestown Live’s Kathy Giordano is a Friendly Face Around Town

Born-and-bred Charlestown resident Kathy Giordano is likely one of the nicest individuals you will ever meet. Many know Giordano as the co-host of Boston Neighborhood Network’s (BNN) Charlestown Live. Others may know her from her founding and leadership of the Charlestown Women’s Club, her former community relations work at the Boston Elderly Commission, or...

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Fantastic Finish for Crusaders

November 23, 2011
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Fantastic Finish for Crusaders

The Charlestown Crusaders (fifth and sixth graders) of the North Shore Youth Football League, pictured above, became the first-ever “Townie” team to play in the league championship game. Despite losing to heavily-favored Peabody, the Crusadersfinished the season with a 7-3 record and were sen­sational ambassadors for the Charlestown Youth Football League program.

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Serving Up Smiles and Thanksgiving Dinner at Harvest on Vine

November 23, 2011
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This Thanksgiving, 450 Charlestown families received baskets overflowing with holiday meal staples from St. Mary – St. Catherine of Siena’s Harvest on Vine Food Pantry. Turkeys, stuffing, cranberry sauce, potatoes, pies, bakery rolls, and even tin pans were extended to families so that they could prepare their own holiday meals. “This is the biggest...

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Night Life

November 17, 2011
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Night Life

Charlestown at night is something to behold as shown in this stunning shot by photographer Shawn Black.

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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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