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Charlestown Youth Turns to Google to Combat Storm

February 10, 2011
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On Groundhog Day, as Charlestown received yet another snowstorm, although this one mixed with sleet and rain, a local kid turned to Google technology to solve a major problem for his neighbors.   As the rain poured down, melting the piles of snow, a blocked storm drain created a small lake of water and slush...

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Boston Police Arrest Three Suspects for Arson

February 10, 2011
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On Feb. 7, at 12:41 a.m., officers responded to a report of a fire at 74 Medford St. Upon arrival, officers noticed heavy fire conditions extending out from the first floor. Trapped second floor residents required immediate rescue by the Boston Fire Department Ladder 9. Officers were assisting with evacuations when they received information...

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Grasshopper Café opens

February 4, 2011
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Grasshopper Café opens

The new Grasshopper Café, 229-231 Bunker Hill St. opened on Saturday to massive crowds and rave reviews. Shown from left: owners and Charlestown residents Lynne and Kevin Smith and Chef Chris Galbraith take a moment out of a busy lunch service on Sunday to pose for a photo. Without any fanfare or publicity the...

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Girl Scout Cookie Time

February 4, 2011
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Girl Scout Cookie Time

Girl Scout Troop 71320 were out Sunday morning in front of Zume’s on Main Street. From left: Chloe Cochener, JolienDoherty and Brigit-Mary Hannula.

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USS Constitution Ready for the Lottery Again

February 4, 2011
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USS Constitution officially opened its lottery program to the public for the first time in three years in Charlestown, Mass., on Feb. 1. The lottery, which selects 150 winners to ride Constitution for her annual July 4th turnaround cruise, closed in 2008 due to the ship undergoing a restoration period that wrapped up in...

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CBA and CRO Merge to form Charlestown Chamber of Commerce

February 4, 2011
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The Charlestown Business Association (CBA) and the Charlestown Retail Organization (CRO) have decided to merge and become “The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce.” The Chamber will proceed with the current CBA Board and over the course of the next month, the newly formed Chamber will invite former CRO Members to join the Board so that...

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Former City Councillor Chuck Turner Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

January 27, 2011
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Former City Councillor Chuck Turner Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

-By Joshua Resnek Former Boston City Councillor Chuck Turner was sentenced to 3 years in prison Tuesday in Federal District Court. US District Court Judge Doulgas Woodlock said that Turner had betrayed the public trust and he ridiculed Turner’s blatant perjury, labeling it as surreal and ludicrous. Turner, who has repeatedly made the claim...

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BRA gives Go Ahead to Major Development

January 27, 2011
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BRA gives Go Ahead to Major Development

-By Joshua Resnek The Boston Redevelopment Authority has okayed a mixed use project for a major development on Rutherford Avenue and A Street. The Bridgeview Apartment Development is expected to be an $18 million, mixed-use housing and community center all wrapped into one. It will comprise of 60 apartments, a daycare center and an...

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The Boys & Girls Club to Send a Group of Swimmers to the National Championships

January 20, 2011
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The Boys & Girls Club to Send a Group of Swimmers to the National Championships

Special to the Patriot-Bridge Congratulations to the swimmers and coaches of the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club Swim Team. The club has been invited to compete in the Speedo Boys & Girls Club National Swimming Championships. Charlestown will merge with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Blue Hill, South Boston, Woburn, and Nashua NH...

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LaMattina Named City Council VP

January 20, 2011
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LaMattina Named City Council VP

By John Lynds City Councilor Sal LaMattina was chosen by Council President Stephen Murphy to serve as the Council’s Vice President Monday, possibly setting up a future presidency run for LaMattina at the end of Murphy’s two year term. LaMattina is the popular city councilor representing the district – and doing it well. LaMattina...

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