Don’t Forget to Vote November 5

October 30, 2013
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During the City of Boston municipal primary election and in the final election, the Charlestown Patriot Bridge has continuously encouraged residents to make it their business to get out and vote. Two candidates are vying to become Mayor of Boston and eight candidates are attempting to secure Boston City Council At Large seats. Polls...

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Have a Safe Halloween

October 30, 2013
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Halloween is for children or the child in all of us. The thought of getting loads of free candy is sometimes just an overload as children race around the streets trying to make sure that they hit every house and get their treats. However, as fun as Halloween can be, there is also the...

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Police Briefs 10-31-2013

October 30, 2013
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Disturbing the Peace 10/21/2013 – At around 11:30 a.m.,         members of the School Police responded to a report of a fight inside of the school on Medford Street. Upon arrival, police observed two students fighting. They were separated and escorted to the school office for further actions.   Motor Vehicle Accident – Property Damage...

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Annual Field Trip: The Good Shepherd School

October 25, 2013
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Annual Field Trip: The Good Shepherd School

The Good Shepherd School held their annual field trip to Belkin Family Lookout Farm in South Natick, MA. Many children were excited to experience riding on a school bus for the first time. The Manatee, Dolphin, Whale and Turtle classrooms all attended, and with the help from staff and family chaperones, the day was...

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Marc Pelletier Appointed Chair of BAC Board

October 25, 2013
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Marc Pelletier Appointed Chair of BAC Board

The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce Charlestown resident, Marc W. Pelletier as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees, in conjunction with the announcement of the 125th Anniversary of The Boston Architectural College. Marc Pelletier is a business development and marketing professional in the built environment marketplace whose work with clients...

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Developer Chosen for Armory Project

October 25, 2013
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Developer Chosen for Armory Project

The city has designated a developer for the former Charlestown Armory. Mayor Thomas Menino and the Director of the Department of Neighborhood Development Sheila Dillon made the announced last week. According to officials C-Town Ventures has been granted tentative designation as developer for the $22 million redevelopment of the historic building into housing on...

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Go, Red Sox

October 25, 2013
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Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, 2013 American League Champions. It’s been an amazing season for the Sox and it’s on to the World Series, the true Fall Classic. Let’s hope that the Sox can bring another world championship to the Fenway faithful.

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School Bus Drivers Action Uncalled for

October 25, 2013
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Boston school bus drivers, United Steel Workers of America Local 8751 International should have negotiated with the bus company instead of staging an illegal work action that resulted in long delays for thousands of students getting to school. The union action also left children of all ages stranded at bus stops, creating a public...

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Downtown View: A Life Well Lived

October 25, 2013
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Katharine Kane died last week at age 78. She lived in downtown Boston almost all her adult years. If there was a person who showed how one should live a full life, it was Katharine Elizabeth Fitzhugh Daniels Kane. I know her full name and much about her, not because we were good friends,...

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Warren Prescott Get Together

October 16, 2013
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Warren Prescott Get Together

On Oct. 11, many parents from the Warren Prescott (WP) School attended a fun Wine Tasting Party on the Waterfront A fundraiser for the WP Foundation, hosted by Helen Gallo Bryan and Suzi Briggs. The venue was kindly donated by the Boston Sailing Center. Helen Gallo Bryan provided a fine array of Italian wines...

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LaMattina, DiDomenico Back Connolly for Mayor

October 16, 2013
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LaMattina, DiDomenico Back Connolly for Mayor

Mayoral Candidate John Connolly, who is still leading the race according to the last Suffolk University-Boston Herald poll, picked up two key Charlestown endorsements last week. Connolly received the endorsements of North End City Councilor Sal LaMattina and State Senator Sal DiDomenico. LaMattina, who stayed out of the Primary Election decided last week to...

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BNAN Sponsors Free Fall Tree Giveaway to Residents

October 16, 2013
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Boston Natural Areas Network  (BNAN), the City of Boston and the Department of Conservation and Recreation have partnered to distribute 100 free trees to Boston residents and neighborhood organizations on Saturday, Oct. 26 The tree giveaway is aimed at broadening community level tree planting efforts by giving away free trees to Boston residents, non-profits...

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Police Briefs 10-17-2013

October 16, 2013
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Investigate Property 10/07/2013 – At about 8:47 p.m., officers responded to Corey Street on a report of shots being fired. Police searched the area, but did not find any evidence.   Sick Assist 10/09/2013 – At approximately 9:47 a.m., officer responded to Russell Street on a report of downed power-lines. Upon arrival, police met...

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5th Annual Blessing of the Animals

October 12, 2013
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5th Annual Blessing of the Animals

The Fifth Annual Blessing of the animals took place last Sunday inside St. John’s Episcopal Church. Pets of all kinds came to the joint service that was offciated by Rev. Thomas Mousin, Pastor of St. John’s and Rev. James Rowan, Pastor of St. Mary-St. Catherine. In the photo  Rev. Mousin (left) and Rev. Ronan...

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Police Investigate Stabbing on Polk Street

October 12, 2013
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Boston Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred Sunday in Charlestown. The victim told police he was walking down Polk Street on Sunday morning when he was approached from behind and was stabbed twice by an unknown assailant. The victim was rushed to the hospital with non-life  threatening injuries and is expected to make...

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CNC to Host Meeting Oct. 23

October 12, 2013
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The Charlestown Neighbor-hood Council will be hosting a meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7 pm at the Schrafft’s Cafeteria, for the purpose of hearing development plans and details for the Charlestown Armory Building, as presented by C-Town Ventures, the tentatively designated developer for the property. The developer will make a presentation of the...

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Local Officials React to Rogue School Bus Strike

October 12, 2013
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Buses were rolling Wednesday morning but not before an unplanned and spontaneous strike by the union representing Boston Public School bus drivers left hundreds of students in Charlestown stranded at bus stops Tuesday morning forcing officers from the Boston Police District 1 station to shuttle kids to school. District 1′s command kept the midnight...

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Captain Lee Got the Job Done

October 12, 2013
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District A-1 Commanding Officer Captain Thomas Lee did an outstanding job working closely with the residents of the Charlestown community before he decided to take another position as Chief of the Portsmouth, Rhode Island Police Department. During his time in District A-1 the crime rate in the Charlestown neighborhood continuously decreased. His monthly Public...

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Letters to the Editor

October 12, 2013
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I’d like to thank President Sally Klessens, Secretary Carolyn Wrenn Shannon, and Asst. Secretary Lisa McGoff Collins and the entire Old Schoolgirls Association for awarding me a Scholarship at the Annual Dinner held on September 15, 2013. Since I was away at school,my grandmother, Lois Lynch O’Connell, and my Dad, Ed O’Connell, accepted on my behalf....

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Police Briefs 10-10-2013

October 12, 2013
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Investigate Property 10/01/2013 -At around 6:21 a.m. officers responded to the area of Main Street for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police searched the area for ballistic evidence, but nothing was found.   Forgery or Uttering 10/01/2013 – At approximately 11:30 a.m., officers arrested a suspect on Main Street after he attempted...

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Charlestown Beat

October 12, 2013
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Obituaries 10-10-2013

October 12, 2013
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M. Esther Feeley Of Everett, formerly of Charlestown M. Esther Feeley of Everett, formerly of Charlestown, died on October 1. She was the beloved daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Corcoran) Feeley; loving sister of the late Margaret Yahoodik and James Feeley and is survived by several nieces and nephews including her loving...

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Harvard Kent Students Build a Boat

October 3, 2013
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Harvard Kent Students Build a Boat

Six 5th grade students from Harvard-Kent Elementary in Charlestown launched their very own handmade boat into the water at Fan Pier Marina on Sept. 26th. The students had been working on their boat for 9 straight days and were finally able to enjoy the fruits of their labor. The event is the culmination of...

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Capt. Lee Leaving A-1 Police Dept.

October 3, 2013
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Capt. Lee Leaving A-1 Police Dept.

Captain Tom Lee is stepping down from his post with the Boston Police Department’s Area A-1 to take on the role of chief of police for Portsmouth, R.I. Lee, a more than 30-year veteran of Boston Police, succeeded Bernie O’Rourke as captain of Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and Downtown, in...

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