Special Learning Program Offered at Constitution Museum in Dec.

December 24, 2013
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Over 30 bright and brave officers kept USS Constitution running in ship shape. Learn the skills these men had to master at the USS Constitution Museum during December School Vacation Week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sail a nautical mile in their shoes and write with a quill pen, keep a medical logbook,...

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Oil Boom Likely to Lower Heating Bills in Coming Years

December 24, 2013
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Just five years ago, America seemed to be at a crisis point when it came to its energy needs, and nowhere was that more apparent around here than in home heating bills – whether for heating oil or natural gas. In fact, during the presidential election of 2008, both candidates preached about the need...

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Merry Christmas: We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Safe Holiday

December 24, 2013
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The holiday season is here, which for most of us means the traditional gatherings with family, friends, and co-workers to share the joy of Christmas and the New Year. For many, the Christmas holiday season marks the only time of the year when we will have the opportunity to see each other and catch...

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It’s Not Too Late: Please Remember Those in Need

December 24, 2013
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The economists may tell us that we finally have turned a corner in the recovery from the debacle of the Great Recession of the Bush years, but  statistics only tell part of the story. The cold, harsh reality for many Americans is that economic recovery still is only a dream in a world where...

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Annual Charlestown Chamber Of Commerce Holiday Stroll

December 12, 2013
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Annual Charlestown Chamber Of Commerce Holiday Stroll

LaMattina said he was very pleased with the decision. The annual Charlestown Chamber of Commerce Holiday Stroll and the Trolley Tour were held last weekend. In the photo Mayor-elect Martin Walsh (center) is shown with the Carroll family Aidan, Jenne, Flynn and Mike.

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ZBA Approves Clinic at St. Catherine’s Site

December 12, 2013
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ZBA Approves Clinic at St. Catherine’s Site

After the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) rejected the required variances to convert the former St. Catherine’s of Siena Church in Charlestown into a health center back in September–the board had a change of heart Tuesday. The ZBA approved plans for the North End Waterfront Community Health Center (NEWCHC) to convert the church...

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BHCC Teams up with DOR to Add Degree Program

December 12, 2013
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Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) in Charlestown is teaming up with the state’s Department of Revenue (DOR) to add a degree program to prepare students interested in a career in taxation. As part of the new partnership, Mass DOR employees will assist in teaching students about state tax laws. Students who complete the new...

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CNC to Hold Meeting, New Board Members

December 12, 2013
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Meeting on Dec. 19 The Charlestown Neighborhood Council will hold an informational coordination meeting with the contractors who will be doing construction on Parcel 39A in the Charlestown Navy Yard on Thursday December 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm at MGH Institute of Health Professions, Building 36 – First Avenue – Room 315 New Board...

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Police Briefs 12-12-2013

December 12, 2013
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Violation of the Auto Laws 12/02/13 – As a result of a traffic stop on Maffa Way, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license. Disorderly Person 12/04/13 – As a result of a disturbance on McNulty Court, a suspect was placed under arrest and charged with...

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Charlestown Court Personnel Take Course on Interrupting Cycle of Domestic Violence

December 4, 2013
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Charlestown Court Personnel Take Course on Interrupting Cycle of Domestic Violence

Suffolk County prosecutors, victim advocates, and others assigned to Charlestown District Court came together this week for a day-long training seminar in Boston that they hope will help interrupt the cycle of domestic violence and identify defendants whose abuse may become lethal, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. The main speaker at the Nov....

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O’Flaherty Supports Bill to Increase Efficiency of Mass. Election Process

December 4, 2013
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O’Flaherty Supports Bill to Increase Efficiency of Mass. Election Process

State Representative Eugene L. O’Flaherty joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass legislation that establishes early voting for presidential elections and provides resources to local officials and residents to make the voting process more efficient. Early voting for presidential elections will begin in 2016. It is expected to significantly decrease...

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Chris Remmes Looks at Running for State Rep.

December 4, 2013
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Chris Remmes Looks at Running for State Rep.

Chris Remmes, a resident of Charlestown, announced that he has formed a committee to explore a campaign for the 2nd Suffolk State Representative seat held by Eugene O’Flaherty since 1997. Remmes, 48, is a local Realtor, Chair of the Charlestown Democratic Ward, and active member of the Charlestown community.  A graduate of Catholic Memorial High...

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APAC Officials Fearful of Pending Heating Crisis

December 4, 2013
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Already officials at the Charlestown APAC office and its parent company Boston ABCD are concerned that a heating crisis is on the horizon if the federal government does not fully fund the federal fuel assistance program that helps thousands of Charlestown residents heat their homes during the harsh winter months. APAC already kicked off...

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Cycling Club Grand Opening on Friday

December 4, 2013
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Charlestown Cycling Club announces its Grand Opening on Friday, December 6, introducing a state of the art indoor spin studio.  Owner, and Charlestown resident, Sarah Combies and her dedicated staff invite you to visit their website at www.ctowncycle.com for opening weekend events, discounts, schedules, and rates! All classes from Dec 6 to Dec 8...

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Non-profits Can Apply for CNC Seats

December 4, 2013
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All Non-profit organizations wishing to apply for one of seven non-profit seats on the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) for the next two year term, should forward a letter of interest no later than January 3, 2013 to the CNC PO Box 397 Charlestown, MA 02129. For more information contact CNC Chair Tom Cunha at...

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Police Briefs 12-05-2013

December 4, 2013
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Fire 11/29/13 – Officers responded to Bunker Hill Industrial Park for a report of an electrical fire. Machinery was shut down, pending an investigation by repairmen. No personal or property damage was reported at that time. Operating Under the Influence 12/01/13 – As a result of a traffic stop on Sever Street, an individual...

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CHAD Holds Second Annual Turkey Trot

November 27, 2013
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CHAD Holds Second Annual Turkey Trot

Charlestown Against Drugs (CHAD) held it’s Second Annual Turkey Trot races for children and their parents on Saturday, November 23rd at the Charlestown High School athletic field. Over fifty families turned out on the sunfilled but blustery windy morning in hopes of winning a turkey for their Thanksgiving holiday dinner.  The children also enjoyed...

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Boys and Girls Club to Share in City’s PNP

November 27, 2013
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The Charlestown Boys and Girls Club will be one of 33 area non profits to share $394,000 in grant funding as part of the city’s Partners With Non-Profits (PNP) program. Mayor Thomas Menino made the announcement last week and said the funds will be used for facility upgrades and on-site physical improvements at the...

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Library Calendar to Feature Famous Charlestown Residents

November 27, 2013
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The calendar produced by the Friends of the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library is now available in several locations in town. This year’s calendar is available for sale in our branch library,  The Joy of Old on Main Street, Ace Hardware in the Shopping Center and Bunker Hill Souvenirs on the Training...

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Maps Available for Residents

November 27, 2013
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Next week MassDOT will make detour maps available to Charlestown residents regarding the upcoming Callahan Tunnel closure. The Callahan Tunnel connects Boston to East Boston and points north along the Route 1A corridor. It is one of two Boston Harbor Tunnels that connect downtown to Logan International Airport. The tunnel is slated to close...

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Happy ThanksGiving

November 27, 2013
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All across the United States, Americans will be traveling far and wide to visit their families and loved ones to spend Thanksgiving Day, our unique, national holiday that celebrates nothing in particular. But that is the beauty of Thanksgiving. We feel no compulsion to do anything (unless we have to do the cooking!) or...

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Town Track Club Youth Excel at New England Junior Olympic Championship

November 27, 2013
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A Huge Congratulations goes out to The Town Track Club Youth X-Country team for an outstanding job in Smithfield, RI on November, 17th. Our 8 and under boys took third place in the team standings and advanced to Regionals and 3 individuals; Dennis Sachek,Daniel Bethlendy and Addison Jenkins all placed in the top 30...

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Chorale Concerts at St. Mary’s Set

November 21, 2013
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Chorale Concerts at St. Mary’s Set

The internationally-acclaimed Barker College Choir & Orchestra from Sydney, Australia will perform at St. Mary’s Church, on Warren Street on their U.S. tour on Friday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m.  Their trip begins in Boston with performances at Boston Latin School and Faneuil Hall Marketplace as well as workshops at Boston University and a...

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Alex Johnson Receives Highest Honor from ASHA

November 21, 2013
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Alex Johnson Receives Highest Honor from ASHA

Charlestown resident Alex F. Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA, Provost and Academic Vice President of Academic Affairs and a renowned speech-language pathologist at MGH Institute of Health Professions, received the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) highest honor on November 15 at the organization’s annual meeting. Dr. Johnson, who joined the MGH Institute in 2008, received the...

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