Suffolk County Owners Saved Money on Their Car Insurance

July 25, 2013
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A recent study shows that car insurance policyholders in Suffolk County have saved more than $379 million dollars over the past 10 years, in part as a result of investigations and prosecutions targeting fraudulent claims, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. “When scammers file fraudulent claims, honest policyholders are left holding the bag,” Conley...

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Menino’s Threat on Wynn’s Casino

July 25, 2013
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For those of us who know Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, his threat to scuttle the Wynn casino development in Everett (since it is being built on a sliver of Boston land) should be a reason for concern for officials in Everett. Mayor Menino is a politician from the old school who knows how to...

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Police Briefs 07-25-2013

July 25, 2013
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Unarmed Robbery 07/17/2013 – The victim reported while he was delivering food to an address on Starr King Court at around 9 p.m., he was approached by four unknown white males, one of whom punched him in the mouth and took some money from him. The suspects then fled on foot. District detectives were...

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Developers for 30 Polk St. Appear at CPS Committee

July 18, 2013
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Developers for 30 Polk St. Appear at CPS Committee

Neshamkin French Architects, Inc. presented a site plan for a proposed multi-family dwelling to the Design Review Committee of the Charlestown Preservation Society. During the July 15 hearing, members of the committee were particularly focused on maintaining the architectural character of the area and building a more unified, safe community. Architect John French and...

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Come on over to Our House: Spaulding Rehab to Hold Open House on Saturday; Fun Family Activities Planned

July 18, 2013
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Spaulding is proud to announce the rescheduled date for the Spaulding Open House and Family Fun Day for the Charlestown Community is Saturday July 20th from 1-5pm at the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital at 300 First Avenue.  This will be a chance for attendees to tour the new facility and learn about the community...

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Whole Foods to Open on August 7

July 18, 2013
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Whole Foods announced it has planned a grand opening of its Charlestown location that will replace Johnnie’s Foodmaster on Wednesday, August 7. In Ocotober Whole Foods announced an agreement to purchase six leases from Johnnie’s Foodmaster, a family-owned grocery chain based in Chelsea. The six leases include buildings  in Charlestown, South Weymouth, Arlington, Brookline,...

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Mayor Menino’s Final Backyard BBQ A Testament to His True Legacy

July 18, 2013
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Way down at the furthest tip of Boston on Hyde Park’s Chesterfield Street last Friday, Mayor Tom Menino and 2,000 of his closest friends gathered for the 21st and final backyard BBQ at his home – a backyard BBQ that over the years has become a block party featuring a unique cross between family-friendly...

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Police Briefs 07-18-2013

July 18, 2013
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Trespassing 07/09/13 – Officers in the area of Dunstable Street placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no-trespass order. Robbery – Knife 07/09/13 – At about 8 p.m., officers responded to First Avenue for a report of a person with a knife. Upon arrival, two victims told police as they were walking...

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Obituaries 07-18-2013

July 18, 2013
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Rhonda Reeder Lifelong Charlestown resident Rhonda A. Reeder, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life unexpectedly on Friday, July 12 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 47 years old. Rhonda was born in Somerville on August 24, 1965, a daughter of George E. Reeder and Irene T. (McGonagle) Reeder She...

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6th Annual New Balance Heart Break Hill 5K

July 11, 2013
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6th Annual New Balance Heart Break Hill 5K

Charlestown resident Justine Douvadijan participated in the 6th Annual New Balance Heart Break Hill 5K to benefit Franciscan Hospital for Children on Saturday, June 9th at Boston College. Nearly 600 friends took part in the event, raising more than $75,000. Donations can still be made at www.franciscanhospital.org/5k Shown from left: Zach Nicoz, Justine Douvadijan...

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Suspect in Murder Still at Large

July 11, 2013
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Authorities are still searching for the Charlestown man wanted in connection with the May 7 murder of Steven Jones. Suffolk County D.A. spokesman Jake Wark said investigators are still hunting down leads to the whereabouts of Pablo Flores Jr. who is a fugitive from justice. Flores, 20, is being sought in connection with Jones’...

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Art Gallery at BHCC re-named After Fifield

July 11, 2013
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The art gallery at Bunker Hill Community College has been re-named the Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery following a unanimous vote by the BHCC Board of Trustees on June 24. Mary L. Fifield, Ph.D., who retired as BHCC President on June 30 after more than 16 years of outstanding leadership, launched the gallery in...

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Charlestown Youth Hockey Seeks Coaches

July 11, 2013
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Charlesown Youth Hockey is currently accepting Coaches Applications for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Returning coaches should confirm their interest by sending an email to bod@cyha.com. New coaches should go to www.cyha.com and fill out a short application. There is availability for both head coaches and assistant coaches across many teams – boys, girls, all ages.

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Boston Public Market Closer to the Opening of Permanent Space on Greenway

July 11, 2013
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The Boston Public Market that will be located at the Orange Line entrance to the Haymarket MBTA Station has completed a series of major steps toward the opening of a permanent, year-round, self-sustaining market on the Greenway in Boston’s downtown market district. The Boston Public Market announced last month that it has selected an...

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Letters to the Editor

July 11, 2013
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Grateful for scholarship To the Peter Looney Scholarship Committee: Thank you for your very generous scholarship.  I am honored to be the recipient of the Peter Looney Scholarship.   This scholarship will be put towards furthering my education at Tufts University.  My family and I, as well as all concerned townies, appreciate the difference CHAD...

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CB&GC News and Notes

July 11, 2013
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Summer Camp for ages 6-12 at the Green Street building will run Monday through Friday from July 1 to August 16, 2013.  Hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Extended hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Teen Summer Day program at the High Street building will run Monday through...

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Downtown View Are You a City Nerd?

July 11, 2013
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One day I was a passenger in a car on the Longfellow Bridge coming into Boston from Cambridge. Bob was driving and Ann was in the front seat. We began discussing the upcoming reconstruction of the bridge and the granite at Charles Circle that bordered a sidewalk. “How wide is that sidewalk anyway?” asked...

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The Markey Family of Monument Square, Met with President Barak Obama

July 4, 2013
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The Markey Family of Monument Square, Met with President Barak Obama

The Markey family of Monument Square, met with President Barak Obama when he came to Boston on June 12 to speak at a rally for Richard’s broth­er, Ed Markey, the new US Senator from Massachusetts. Shown with Obama are Richard, Cynthia and their daughter Samantha.

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Election 2013: Mayoral Candidate Walsh Will Run on His Record

July 4, 2013
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Election 2013: Mayoral Candidate Walsh Will Run on His Record

Boston mayoral candidate Marty Walsh wants it known he’s not going to be vacillating when his past 16 years as state representative for Dorchester comes up during the campaign. “My record is black-and-white. I’m proud of my record,” said Walsh in a recent interview, noting that he has voted on issues such as gay...

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Arroyo: Mayor’s Power Comes from the People

July 4, 2013
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Arroyo: Mayor’s Power Comes from the People

City Councilor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo is among many candidates fighting hard to win the Mayor’s Office this fall. But Arroyo is describing a different vision of the mayor’s role, one where residents would directly shape the City’s plans and policies. “I believe the power in City Hall doesn’t come from inside the building....

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Storymobile Program Truck Coming Here

July 4, 2013
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ReadBoston’s Storymobile Program will bring books and literacy activities to over 40,000 Boston children this summer.  Each week, the ReadBoston Storymobile will visit over 80 sites around the city with a professional storyteller.  The children who attend this exciting free program will witness storytelling at its best and will be able to choose a...

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Get in Shape This Summer with Boston’s Fitness Series

July 4, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the launch of Fitness in the City, a summertime series of fitness classes that are free and open to the public.  Last year, as part of Boston Moves for Health, the city worked with several partners to host similar classes on City Hall Plaza.  Those classes attracted over...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth of July Weekend

July 4, 2013
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Have fun on the holiday weekend , but do it safely for yourself and your loved ones  Back at the turn of the 20th century, editorial writers would implore their readers to make the Fourth of July “safe and sane.” Americans, especially the young men, would use the Fourth as an excuse to go...

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Police Briefs 07-04-2013

July 4, 2013
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Breaking and Entering – Day 06/24/13 – A victim on Mt. Vernon Street reported that he left home for a few hours at about noon and, upon his return, found his front door had been forced open. A television set, cable box and money and money were reported missing. Warrant Arrest 06/25/13 – Officers...

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