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Townie Pride: State Rep. Dan Ryan: First Resident to Be Elected to Seat since 1978

April 3, 2014
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Townie Pride: State Rep. Dan Ryan: First Resident to Be Elected to Seat since 1978

With no Republican challenger Charlestown resident Dan Ryan easily won the Second Suffolk District State Representative seat during Tuesday night’s special election. His victory brings the seat back to Charlestown for the first time in nearly 40 years. In Charlestown Ryan received 1,303 votes or 98 percent of the vote. In Chelsea, Ryan received...

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Lema Leaving Police Post Here

April 3, 2014
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Lema Leaving Police Post Here

Longtime District 1 Community Police Sergeant Thomas Lema is leaving his post here after 18 years of service to the Charlestown community. Lema has been promoted to Lieutenant for the Boston Police Department and friends and colleagues will hold a going away party on Thursday, April 3 (tonight) at 5 p.m. at the North...

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LaMattina Leads Charge Against Wynn Casino

April 3, 2014
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Last Wednesday evening, City Councilor Sal LaMattina testified at the Casino Commission hearing and expressed his frustration over the whole process and feels Charlestown and Boston proper should be considered a Host Community and allowed to vote on the casino proposal in Everett. “My purpose here today is simple,” LaMattina testified. “I demand that...

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PPAF Congratultes Ryan on Win

April 3, 2014
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The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund (PPAF) celebrated Dan Ryan’s victory tonight in the election for the 2nd Suffolk District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. PPAF is the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. Martha “Marty” Walz, PPAF president, released the following statement: “I am proud to congratulate Dan Ryan on...

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CNC Announces Winners of Appreciation Awards

April 3, 2014
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council  (CNC) is pleased to announce the following members of the Charlestown community have been selected as the recipients of the 2014 Community Appreciation Awards:  2014 PETER L. LOONEY CHARLESTOWN COMMUNITY APPRECIATION AWARDEES Special Committee Recognition Award: Jose Lopes Robert Wallace Business Award: Carr Funeral Home William McCabe Public Servant Award:...

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Casino Public Input Hearing

March 28, 2014
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Casino Public Input Hearing

More than 400 people gathered at the South Boston Convention Center on Tuesday, March 25, to sound off at the public input hearing on the Revere Mohegan Sun casino project in front of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). Residents from all over Boston, Winthrop, Revere, Chelsea , Everett and the Greater Boston region spoke...

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Push Is on to Approve Proposed Charlestown Maritime Center

March 28, 2014
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Push Is on to Approve Proposed Charlestown Maritime Center

There is a regional push to get the state to quickly approve the proposed organic material processing and transportation facility at 200 Terminal Street in Charlestown known as the Charlestown Maritime Center. The MWRA has begun a co-digestion program for the Deer Island Treatment facility in Winthrop, Mass. The program would ship organic fuel...

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The Boston Conservatory’s Annual Gala

March 28, 2014
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The Boston Conservatory’s Annual Gala

The Boston Conservatory’s annual fundraising gala, “An Evening Celebrating Sondheim” was held on Sunday night, March 9th, in two locations. First, guests were treated to an original student and alumni production, “Celebrating Sondheim” at the Boston Conservatory Theater in the Fenway. Immediately following, guests were shuttled-bused to the reception, dinner and auction at the...

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Creative Kitchens Tour 2014

March 28, 2014
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Creative Kitchens Tour 2014

‘Creative Kitchens Tour 2014’, to be held on Saturday, April 5, offers a rare opportunity for guests to step inside eight 19th century townhouses to glimpse their gracious and distinctive kitchens, ranging in décor from cozy and classic to sleek and modern. The Beacon Hill Village (BHV) is sponsoring the tour. “Kitchens and food...

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Hundreds Pay Final Respects to Flo Johnson

March 19, 2014
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Hundreds Pay Final Respects to Flo Johnson

Florence Johnson was laid to rest this past Saturday morning at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlestown.  More than 200 people attended her funeral, including members of the Rolling Thunder veterans motorcycle group and many veterans from Charlestown. Johnson was a Gold Star Mother, having lost her son Edward (Teddy) in the Vietnam War....

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