O’Neill is Elected to Head Boston School Committee

January 8, 2015
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The Boston School Committee has elected its Chair and Vice-Chair for 2015. In unanimous votes Monday, the Committee selected Michael O’Neill for a third term as Chair and Dr. Hardin Coleman as Vice-Chair. “Michael O’Neill and Hardin Coleman exemplify the standard of leadership we need in order to continue a forward, positive trajectory for...

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Obituaries 01-08-2015

January 8, 2015
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Diane Gans Of Charlestown Diane T. Gans of Charlestown passed peacefully on January 3 after a long illness. She was 54 years old. Mrs. Gans was predeceased by her parents Paul and Frances Dineen and is survived by her partner, Steve Holly, daughter Jaclyn, granddaughter Grace, son Joshua and his wife, Jamie-Leigh. Diane will...

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Women Army Corps Christmas Luncheon

January 4, 2015
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Women Army Corps Christmas Luncheon

The Women Army Corps Chapter14 met on Saturday, December 5, 2014 for their annual Christmas luncheon at the Mount Vernon Restaurant in Somerville. The attendee of honor was Cheryl Lussier Poppe, the first woman Superintendent of the Chelsea Soldier’s Home. Mike, the waiter (and only male) in photo was voted Somerville’s Best Waiter 2014....

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A Look Back at the People and Events that Shaped 2014

January 4, 2015
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The year 2014 was a tumultuous year news-wise both nationwide and in Charlestown. From extreme victories to challenging defeats, the residents have ridden a roller coaster as it hasn’t done in a number of years. From  elections to  casinos to schools, the city and its residents saw it all in 2014. January 2 The...

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MGH Institute Again Supports: Local Charities and Organizations

January 4, 2015
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The MGH Institute of Health Professions supported several charities in Charlestown and other worthy organizations during this season of giving.  The organizations supported were: The Welcome Home Initiative, Constitution Inn YMCA, Charlestown Navy Yard. Faculty and staff raised $2,470 to support the initiative, which includes a collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services and the...

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Boston Author Talk at Charlestown Library

January 4, 2015
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Revisit some of the vanished buildings and places of old Boston when historian Anthony Sammarco presents an illustrated lecture from his latest book Lost Boston at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main Street, on Monday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m. Lost Boston looks back at 68 losses to the Boston landscape in all their...

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Ring Out the Old….

January 4, 2015
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The New Year always provides us with a time of reflection, both upon the year that has passed and upon the one to come. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at this time of year: Ring out, wild bells, to the wild...

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Letter to the Editor

January 4, 2015
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Thank you for the support Dear Editor, “In the end it will not matter to us whether we fought with flails or reeds. It will matter to us greatly on which side we fought”.— G.K. Chesteron There are many in Charlestown, 7000 plus citizens who voted YES to repeal the casino law. Thank you,...

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Not All News is Bad

January 4, 2015
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Most readers probably think 2014 has been a year of bad news and more bad news. I won’t bore you with the details. You know what they are. But there have been a few bright spots for Bostonians that should help 2015 be more satisfying. Cleaner streets are the best news. This has been...

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Obituaries 12-31-2014

January 4, 2015
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Mary Heffernan Goodrich Lifelong Homemaker Mary R. ‘Fifi’ Heffernan Cunneen Goodrich of Mechanic Falls, Maine died Monday, December 22 at her home. She was 70 years old. She was born in Boston on September 26, 1944, the daughter of George Michael and Mary Rita McLaughlin Heffernan. She married Myron Goodrich on September 17, 1983...

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The Sounds and Sights of Christmas

December 24, 2014
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The Sounds and Sights of Christmas

Copley Singers Director Brian Jones addressed the audience on Sunday evening, Dec. 7, at the annual concert in St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish. The concert brought in a packed house as the singers performed alongside the church’s historic Woodberry and Harris organ.

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It Is the Season for Breaches, Account Takeovers and Card Thieves — so Beware

December 24, 2014
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When it comes to identity theft, there is no time like the holidays. Christmas and New Year’s are prime times these days for thieves to gain access to credit cards, debit cards, bank accounts and a host of other personal information through security breaches or simple scams. No matter how they get one’s information,...

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The 12 Scams of Christmas 2014

December 24, 2014
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1.You’ve Got Mail! Think twice before clicking links in shipping notification emails, and always verify the shipping company before giving out your personal information. Deceptive Advertising Beware of deals that are too good to be true as they could steal our personal information and ruin your holiday cheer. Chilling Charities ‘Tis the season to...

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Merry Christmas: Still Time to Help Those in Need

December 24, 2014
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Christmas is almost upon us and it promises to be the merriest Christmas in many years for most Americans. Our long, twin nightmares of deep economic recession and seemingly-unending wars in the Middle East are over. It is fair to say that as a nation, we are in a much better place than we...

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Downtown View: Wishing Charlie Well

December 24, 2014
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Charlie Baker won the gubernatorial race in November fair and square. I do not necessarily believe he won because he was a different candidate than he was four years ago. I do not necessarily believe he won because Martha Coakley was a weak candidate. Maybe she was, but maybe she wasn’t. Conventional wisdom is...

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Decorating Soley Street

December 23, 2014
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Decorating Soley Street

In spite of rainy weather, Soley Street residents gathered for their annual street decorating on Saturday December 6.

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Resident to Head Bruins Pharmacy

December 23, 2014
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Resident to Head Bruins Pharmacy

A Charlestown resident will head the official pharmacy of the Boston Bruins NHL hockey team. Joseph Skellie, a Charlestown resident was named America’s Compounding Center (ACC) Pharmacy Manager last Thursday. ACC is a Newton based and family owned pharmacy that specializes in custom-made prescriptions for pain management, hormone therapy for men and women, sports...

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Exhibits at Spaulding and Harborview Turning Navy Yard into a Haven for Art

December 23, 2014
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Exhibits at Spaulding and Harborview Turning Navy Yard into a Haven for Art

Among the features that Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has for its patients is a commitment to the use of art to help engage and inspire. That commitment also extends to the community by providing exhibits and pieces in its public spaces that speaks to that mission. Collaborating with its neighbors at the HarborView at the...

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Christmas at the Pops

December 23, 2014
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Christmas at the Pops

Boys and Girls Club members attended Christmas at Pops on Wednesday, December 10 at Boston Symphony.  Members had dinner at the State Suites located on the lower lobby level at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel prior to attending the Pops.

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CNC to Hold Permit Hearing

December 23, 2014
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At 7:00PM on Monday, January 5, 2015, the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will hold a public hearing on the request of the Oysteria Restaurant, located at 12 Park Street, for a conditional use permit for a Take Out License, for food to be eaten off premises. The meeting will be held at the American Legion...

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Candelight Lessons and Carols Service to be at St. John’s

December 23, 2014
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As part of its celebration of Advent and Christmas, Saint John’s Episcopal Church will offer a Candlelight Lessons and Carols Service on Saturday, December 20th at 5 pm.  In a church aglow with candlelight, readings of scripture will be interspersed with choral anthems and carols sung by the congregation. The service at Saint John’s...

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Townie Tidbits

December 23, 2014
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CHRISTMAS IN CHARLESTOWN Well, it is almost Christmas again. Time certainly flies by, the older we get. There is no place better to experience Christmas than in Charlestown especially on a snow covered day brightened up by the sun above. For me, it is memories of midnight Mass at St. Mary’s Church. Today we...

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Celebrating Small Business Saturday

December 4, 2014
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Celebrating Small Business Saturday

Norma Baars and her son, Wiatt, owners of Charlestown Ace Hardware were busy on small business Saturday at their local store that is located at 5 Austin Street.

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Expanded Green Line Could Make Commuting Much Easier

December 4, 2014
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Expanded Green Line Could Make Commuting Much Easier

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) plans to contribute close to $1 billion towards the $2.3 billion Green Line Extension project, which will make commuting to points north of the neighborhood to Somerville and Medford a whole lot easier.  The Green Line Extension project is an initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and...

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