Man Dead after Jumping from Tobin Bridge

February 21, 2014
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A 43-year-old Medford man has been identified as the jumper that took his life from the Tobin Bridge Friday morning during rush hour. According to Suffolk County D.A. Spokesman Jake Wark, the man drove from the Chelsea side of the bridge, paid the toll, pulled over on the Charlestown side, walked over to the...

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Downtown View Snow in America

February 21, 2014
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Some Bostonians are tired of the stuff by now.  I have to shovel only 17 feet, I don’t have to drive in it, and my electricity never goes off because of it. So I don’t complain. Instead I treat myself to another read of “Snow in America,” by Bernard Mergen. It’s billed as a...

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Guest Op-ed: Opiad Overdoses and Deaths Are on the Rise

February 21, 2014
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With another news article nearly every day, the general public is becoming more aware of a health epidemic that public safety and medical staffs have known for long time: opioid overdose and deaths are on the rise. The deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith have brought national attention to the opioid overdose...

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Let’s Work Together to Improve Our Futures

February 21, 2014
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Recently, I had the pleasure of joining Mayor Martin Walsh and many residents of Charlestown to discuss a historic opportunity on the Everett side of our shared harbor. It has been clear to me for many years, since I first walked the streets of Charlestown as a candidate for State Senate in 2002, that...

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Charlestown Beat

February 21, 2014
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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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Police Briefs 02-20-2014

February 21, 2014
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Unarmed robbery 02/13/2014  6:50Am  the victim reports while walking on monument street she was attacked from behind and robbed by an unknown white male.  The suspect took victims property and fled towards bunker hill street.  The officers searched the area for the suspect to no avail. Drug possession 02/14/2014  6:25Pm  the suspect was arrested...

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Obituaries 02-20-2014

February 21, 2014
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Lillian Eldredge Of Billerica, formerly of Charlestown Lillian G. Eldredge of Billerica died Friday, January 17 at Lowell General Hospital. She was 83 years old. Born in Charlestown, she was a daughter of the late Paul N. and Lillian G. (Crogan) Eldredge. She was raised in Charlestown and resided in Florida for a number...

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Farewell Celebration at the Knights of Columbus

February 17, 2014
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Farewell Celebration at the Knights of Columbus

The Charlestown community honored State Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty at a farewell celebration Feb. 7 at the Knights of Columbus. Mr. O’Flaherty was appointed the new corporation counsel for the City of Boston. Pictured at the event are, from left, event co-chairperson Billy Boyle, former state representative Gerard Doherty, event co-chairperson Kathleen “Cookie” Giordano, and...

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National Park Service Seeks to Lease 2 Buildings in Navy Yard

February 17, 2014
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National Park Service Seeks to Lease 2 Buildings in Navy Yard

The National Parks Services are calling for RFP’s for two properties located within the Charlestown Navy Yard. Building 125 located on Baxter St. and the old Hoosac Stores Warehouse on Constitution Road will be offered for lease by the end of the month. The Boston National Historic Park will be accepting proposals for both...

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Meeting on Improvements to Caldwell Play Area on Feb. 13

February 17, 2014
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services invite the public to a meeting about improvements to Caldwell Play on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The park is located  at 9 Caldwell Street.This meeting will be held at the SEIU 888 located on 52 Roland Street, Charlestown, MA...

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Officials Concerned Over an Increase in Heroin Deaths Here

February 17, 2014
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The scourge of heroin addiction has hit home the past week with a rash of deaths and overdoses in Charlestown and across the region according to Boston Police. The recent deaths showed the neighborhood is not immune to the growing epidemic and the drug has seemed to become more dangerous due to its purity...

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Snow and Cold: A Tough Winter, but We’re up for It

February 17, 2014
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When we were younger, we never truly understood what our grandmother meant when she would say, “It’s been a long, hard winter.” In a child’s world, a big snowstorm means no school, which would leave us free to go sledding, build igloos in the mounds of snow created by the snow plows, and roam...

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Letters to the Editor

February 17, 2014
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Concerned over impacts of Wynn casino Dear Editor: The Charlestown Neighborhood Council was formed in 1987 to facilitate effective communication between Charlestown and the government of the City of Boston, its departments and agencies. According to our Bylaws, we provide structured participation in city government decisions affecting land use, development, service delivery, and other...

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Charlestown Beat

February 17, 2014
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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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Police Briefs 02-13-2014

February 17, 2014
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Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Gun 02/03/14 – A victim on Starr King Court reported that a male and a female forced their way into her home. An argument ensued, during which the male threatened to shoot the victim, although no gun was shown. As a result of the subsequent investigation, a suspect...

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Navy Yard to Get Major Rehab Starting in March

February 7, 2014
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Navy Yard to Get Major Rehab Starting in March

Boston National Historical Park Superintendent Cassius M. Cash appeared before the Charlestown Neighborhood Council on Tuesday night  to explain  that the National Park Service (NPS) has awarded a $4.8 million contract to replace the water main, hydrants, valves and water distribution pipes within the park in the Charlestown Navy Yard. The project will also...

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Super Shabazz Is Honored

February 7, 2014
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Super Shabazz Is Honored

When one thinks of the Charlestown High School boys basketball teams of the past few years, the name Shabazz Napier comes to mind. The talented UConn senior was at his old high school court for a jersey number retirement ceremony during the annual Senior Night. Shabazz is pictured with his family.

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Few Specifics Offered for Wynn Casino

February 7, 2014
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina criticized Wynn Casino’s plans to mitigate traffic through Charlestown to its proposed casino in Everett at a meeting Tuesday night at Charlestown High School. While Wynn representatives said at the meeting they would spend millions to remedy traffic problems in Sullivan Square and add ferry service from Boston LaMattina said...

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Charlestown Community Appreciation Awards Ceremony to Be on April 25

February 7, 2014
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The 22nd Peter Looney Charlestown Appreciation Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 25th, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street, Charlestown.  Cocktail hour begins at 6:30. Dinner will be served at 7:30. Awards Ceremony starts at 8:30 p.m. The purpose of the awards’ ceremony is to recognize those who have...

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Not for Nothin’

February 7, 2014
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Legal Seafoods update Officials from Legal Seafoods announced at the Charlestown Neighborhood Council monthly meeting on Tuesday night that the  popular restaurant may have their official opening in late spring or early summer if all goes well with city licenses and repairs to the space. On Wynn Casino plan The meeting on Tuesday night...

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Letters to the Editor

February 7, 2014
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Charlestown is not Beacon Hill Dear Editor, The Charlestown neighborhood has changed much over the past twenty years. A new demographic of people have become part of this community, opening shops and participating in a wide array of local activities. Nonetheless, I feel that many people may need to be politely reminded that Charlestown...

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Charlestown High School Basketball Team Senior Night

February 7, 2014
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The Charlestown High School boys basketball team honored five seniors prior to the game with New Mission last Friday evening in the school gymnasium.  Freddy Oliveira, Edler Kris-Porter, Taris Wilson, Maxwell Spinola and Oliver Benner address the crowd and presented flowers to the parents/guardians attending.  Also attending and honored at half time was basketball...

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Police Briefs 02-06-2014

February 7, 2014
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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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Ryan Holds Fundraiser; Picks up Endorsement

January 30, 2014
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Ryan Holds Fundraiser; Picks up Endorsement

Charlestown resident and candidate for state representative, Dan Ryan’s campaign is moving full steam ahead and getting support from outside the neighborhood. Ryan is hoping to bring the seat back to Charlestown for the first time since Jimmy Collins held the seat back in 1977. In 1978 the seat was redistricted and Collins was...

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