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Townie Santa needs elves

December 16, 2010
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“Townie Santa” will be visiting many of Charlestown’s elderly, needy shut-ins on Christmas morning, Saturday, Dec. 25, to deliver Christmas gifts and a hot turkey dinner. Santa may be any one of several dozen neighbors who will devote this morning to sharing the spirit of Christmas with those who are unable to or have...

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Boston Police Advisory: Packages stolen from Charlestown doorsteps

December 16, 2010
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District A-1 has received recent information that UPS, FedEx, and U.S. Mail packages that have been left unattended at the door steps of residences in Charlestown have been stolen without the intended recipient of the mail packages having any knowledge of their arrivals. There is also a report of an anonymous person signing for...

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Parent University at The Warren-Prescott School

December 10, 2010
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Parent University at The Warren-Prescott School

The Warren-Prescott School, in collaboration with the Family and Community Engagement Department of the Boston Public Schools, began its satellite Parent University program last Thursday.  Over 70 participants chose from six classes, each addressing a particular parental interest. Organizing the program was the Warren-Prescott School’s FCOC coordinator, Margaret “Alle” Hernandez who worked with the...

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Harvest On Vine Food Pantry and Charlestown community deliver Thanksgiving joy

December 2, 2010
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Harvest On Vine Food Pantry and Charlestown community deliver Thanksgiving joy

By Chris Prew Thanks to the generous support and efforts of the Charlestown community and a small army of businesses and civic organizations, the Harvest on Vine Food Pantry enabled 375 families to enjoy a happy Thanksgiving last week. That’s because through the Seventh Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Drive, Harvest on Vine and the community provided all the fixings for a...

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Holiday Concert with the Copley Singers at St. Mary’s

December 2, 2010
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Holiday Concert with the Copley Singers at St. Mary’s

By Mary Curtin The 30-voice Copley Singers, under the direction of Brian Jones with organist Mark Dwyer, will perform carols, ancient and modern, from Europe and the Americas.  Some examples will be sung a cappella; others will be accompanied by St. Mary’s historic 1892 Woodberry and Harris 3 manual organ.  The audience will be...

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Good Shepherd students perform to help Harvest on Vine

November 25, 2010
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Good Shepherd students perform to help Harvest on Vine

Good Shepherd School students, Lia Carr, Kiera Carr, Dory Russell and Charlie Jenkins meet with Tom MacDonald from Harvest on Vine. Good Shepherd School preschoolers celebrated Thanksgiving with a concert at Harvest on Vine. Admission for parents was a non-perishable food item raising awareness for GSS children and their families of the almost 400...

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CBA and CNC look to help locals conquer cyberspace

November 25, 2010
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CBA and CNC look to help locals conquer cyberspace

Local businesspeople headed down to the Knights of Columbus on Monday to learn more about the new online community resource, sip a cup of coffee and enjoy a delicious cupcakes provided by Wicked Good Cupcakes (www.wickedgoodcupcakery.com) and snacks made by Ali Fornash (www.foodfitnessfashion.com). From left: David Evans of Digicraft Advisors, Charlestown Business Association webmaster...

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And that’s the way it was… – The noted author Gore Vidal has said that fiction is truth. In the fictional recreation of the day JFK died by Joshua Resnek that follows, fiction is indeed, truth.

November 25, 2010
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And that’s the way it was… – The noted author Gore Vidal has said that fiction is truth. In the fictional recreation of the day JFK died by Joshua Resnek that follows, fiction is indeed, truth.

I first met Walter Cronkite in the early afternoon, November 22, 1963. I was 13 years old. We met briefly on the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. I was a newly minted freshman at Ocean City High School, built high on a hill overlooking the Atlantic in 1912...

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"Compass" Strategic Planning session at Charlestown Branch Library

November 11, 2010
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"Compass" Strategic Planning session at Charlestown Branch Library

A Strategic Planning session was held at the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 4. The session was led by Michael R. Colford, the BPL’s Director of Resource Services/Information Technology. Also in attendance was James Carroll, a member of the BPL’s Board of Trustees. At the meeting, the draft principles...

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Councilors Arroyo and LaMattina advocate for veteran services

November 11, 2010
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With Veterans Day around the corner, Boston City Councilors Felix G. Arroyo and Salvatore LaMattina recently held a hearing to ensure Boston veterans have all the necessary tools to facilitate their reintegration into civilian life and that they are provided with a safe and healthy environment upon returning home. “Veterans risked their own lives...

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