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Lemon Aid

April 21, 2011
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Lemon Aid

The Children’s Quarters preschool class celebrated the Week of the Young Child by hosting a Lemonade Stand outside the center on April 14 at the corner of First Avenue and Eighth Street in the Navy Yard.   The lemonade was given away free, but donations were gratefully accepted for the children in Japan who...

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Paul Revere Comes to Charlestown

April 21, 2011
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Paul Revere Comes to Charlestown

-By Ken Stone On the beautiful Monday morning of April 18 City Square Park was crowded with people of all ages to enjoy a short visit by an actor on a horse playing Paul Revere.  The historic ride by Paul Revere to Lexington and Concord started in Charlestown and the reenactment occurs once a...

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Area A-1 sees 24-percent Reduction in Violent and Property Crimes for ‘11

April 21, 2011
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-By Dan Murphy Area A-1, which includes Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Chinatown and downtown, has experienced a 24-percent reduction in violent and property crimes to date in 2011, compared with last year, police said. Between Jan. 1 and April 4, 569 incidents of Part One crime were reported as opposed to 745 in the same...

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Police Briefs 04-20-2011

April 21, 2011
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04/12/11 – Trespassing Officers on Bunker Hill Street placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no trespass order. 04/13/11 – Warrant Arrest Officers on Dunstable Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Malden Court warrant charging drug possession and larceny. 04/13/11 – Violation of Auto Laws As a result of...

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Opening Day for Charlestown Youth Soccer

April 14, 2011
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Opening Day for Charlestown Youth Soccer

Girls Under-12 (Division 4B) Charlestown 3, Billerica 0 By Jen Ruhle, Dave Jacoby and Karen Gentis The “Townies” showed great spirit as well as enthusiasm on opening day and it sure didn’t look as if it was the first game of the season.  While the game started off pretty even, Charlestown continually improved their...

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Remembrance: Judge Mary M. Brennan, 91

April 14, 2011
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Remembrance: Judge Mary M. Brennan, 91

The Honorable Mary M. (Murphy) Brennan, Esq., First Justice of Charlestown District Court, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, died on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Woburn Nursing Center in Woburn following an extended illness. She was 91 years old. Mary was born in Boston on December 13, 1919 to Irish immigrant parents Cornelius and...

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Pier 5 Project Main Focus of CNC Meeting

April 14, 2011
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With the Pier 5 RFP about to be put out to potential developers by the city – and at $10,000 for the RFP packet – which means only real players need apply, this development project will be the one to watch closely. A lot is at stake for the potential developer, for the neighborhood...

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A View of Pier 5 in the Navy Yard Business Innovation Center Proposed for Pier

April 7, 2011
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A View of Pier 5 in the Navy Yard Business Innovation Center Proposed for Pier

-By Luke O’Neill A business innovation center is one proposal being floated for Charlestown’s long-vacant Pier 5 in the Navy Yard. Several other development proposals for the prized pier are expected to roll in as the Boston Redevelopment Authority plans to issue a request for proposals in the coming weeks.   The prime but...

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Repairs Discussed at the Bunker Hill Monument Interior Improvement Meeting

April 7, 2011
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-By Billy Galvin On Wednesday, March 30, the National Park Service (NPS), in coordination with the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) held a public hearing at the Bunker Hill Museum to discuss the up-coming interior repairs to the Bunker Hill Monument. NPS Superintendent Cassius Cash opened the meeting by emphasizing that the NPS is dedicated...

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Boys & Girls Club Looks to get Families Involved

March 31, 2011
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Boys & Girls Club Looks to get Families Involved

Director reflects on his first year, looks to the future -By Luke O’Neill Greg Jackson may not look like your typical executive director – and perhaps that’s a good thing. On a recent visit to the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, Jackson sported a royal-blue, long-sleeved Polo rugby shirt, the kind with the big...

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