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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LaMattina Calls for Impact Hearing on Expanded Flooding Areas Here

November 21, 2013
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As the city digests FEMA’s new maps for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFAP) and how it will impact residents and business owners in coastal neighborhoods like Charlestown, City Councilor Sal LaMattina is calling for a hearing on the issue. “FEMA has redrawn flood zone maps which are the basis of the NFIP’s regulations...

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CNC Host Community Meeting on Dec. 5

November 21, 2013
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On December 5, at  6:00 PM the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will host a neighborhood meeting with the Principal of the Edwards Middle School to discuss the Edwards Parking Lot rules and regulations. There will be a question and answer session regarding the parking lot which is used by many neighbors of the school for...

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Remembering 50 Years Ago

November 21, 2013
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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this week seared an indelible imprint into the memory of every American living at that time. Similar to the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 5, 1941 and the terrorist attacks on the twin towers on 9/11 of 2001,  Americans of every...

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Police Briefs 11-21-2013

November 21, 2013
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Larceny 11/11/13 – A victim on Green Street reported unknown person(s) stole his black-and-grey Fisher mountain bike from the rear of his motor vehicle. Assault and Battery 11/15/13 – A victim reported while on Monument Street, she was involved in a fight with another female. The victim sustained facial lacerations, and complaints will be...

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Great Fall Adventure for Everyone!

November 14, 2013
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Great Fall Adventure for Everyone!

On Monday, November 11, members from the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club headed out to Drumlin Farm run by the Mass Audobon Society in Lincoln, MA. They saw chickens, massive pigs, goats, deer and cows, and also Vince Vaughn shooting his new movie! It was a great fall adventure for everyone!

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MGH Gala Raises More than $390,000 for Scholarships

November 14, 2013
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MGH Gala Raises More than $390,000 for Scholarships

MGH Institute of Health Professions raised more than $390,000 for student scholarships during its annual Gala on November 6. More than 300 people attended the event, held at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, to support students in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology who attend the Charlestown Navy Yard graduate school. The...

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Kelly Makes Good Showing in Council Race

November 14, 2013
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For a first time candidate, Charlestown’s own Jack Kelly had a good showing during last Tuesday night’s At-Large race. Kelly topped the ticket here with 3,696 votes. However it wasn’t enough to catapult him into one of the four At-Large seats. Kelly finished the night in eight place citywide with 23,935 votes. “I would...

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CNC to Host Meeting on Plan for Constitution Rd., Nov. 14

November 14, 2013
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This evening, November 14, at 7:00 PM the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will host a meeting by the City of Boston to present a Concept Plan for Constitution Road (from Warren to Chelsea Streets) as part of the Connect Historic Boston initiative.  The goal is to  transform this corridor into a welcoming, multi-modal street with...

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St. John’s Episcopal Church Annual Harvest Fair, Nov. 16

November 14, 2013
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St. John’s Church at 27 Devens Street invites everyone to the 174rd Harvest Fair on Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the church’s Parish House. Admission is free and items for sale include books, crafts, plants, toys, jewelry, and baked goods. There will also be a Silent Auction with a...

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CNC Precinct Elections Rescheduled

November 14, 2013
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Please be advised that the CNC Precinct Elections scheduled for November 16, 2013 are cancelled. In accordance with the CNC Bylaws, in instances where there is only one candidate for each precinct position, the Chair of the Election Committee will propose to the Council that the candidates be voted in lieu of a public...

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MGH Health Center Holiday Schedule

November 14, 2013
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The MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center will close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 27 and will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29.  The health center will be open on Saturday, November 30. If you have a medical emergency during the time the health center is closed, please go to the emergency...

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A Salute to All Who Served

November 14, 2013
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Dear Editor: November is the month when we pause to honor all those who put on a uniform and served his or her country in the Armed Forces. The roots of Veterans Day go back to World War One. Hostilities ceased on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in...

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Charlestown Voters Go for Connolly: Walsh Elected Boston’s next Mayor with 52% of the Vote

November 7, 2013
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Charlestown Voters Go for Connolly: Walsh Elected Boston’s next Mayor with 52% of the Vote

Marty Walsh was elected the new Mayor of Boston Tuesday night. Citywide Walsh received 72,514 votes to Connolly’s 67,606 votes. In Charlestown however Connolly bested Walsh 3,213 to 2,305. Here Connolly got the backing of City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Senator Sal DiDomenico. State Representative Eugene O’Flaherty was the sole Charlestown pol to back...

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LaMattina Cruises to Re-election to Council

November 7, 2013
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LaMattina Cruises to Re-election to Council

Incumbent Ward I City Councilor Sal LaMattina easily beat challenger and East Boston resident Brian Gannon Tuesday night. LaMattina received 3,404 votes in Charlestown to Gannon’s 1,208 votes. District wide LaMattina received 10571 votes to Gannon’s 4045 votes and will serve a fourth term as Ward I City Councilor. On election night at his...

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Evans to Serve as Interim BPD Chief

November 7, 2013
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Evans to Serve as Interim BPD Chief

Boston Police Superintendent William Evans, who is no stranger to Charlestown, will serve as interim BPD Commissioner until the newly elected mayor appoints a permanent replacement in 2014. Mayor Thomas Menino made the announcement last week as outgoing Commissioner Ed Davis left office. “The Boston Police Department will be in great hands under the...

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Lost Cat — Please Help Find

November 7, 2013
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Lost Cat — Please Help Find

Putnam St. area. Seamus got out of the house on Halloween. Tabby, grey and black tiger stripe, with huge green eyes. Ridiculously friendly and loves to be held. No collar – distinctive white mark under chin. Reward. 617-448-8080

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Captain Hasson District A-1′s New Commanding Officer

November 7, 2013
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Boston Police District A-1 has a new Commanding Officer, Captain James G. Hasson who was a Lieutenant in the district years ago. Captain Hasson replaces Captain Thomas Lee who has moved on to take a Chief’s position in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. We have been fortunate that crime in our neighborhood has been decreasing during...

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The Charlestown Spartans

November 7, 2013
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Our team is made up of 5th and 6th graders. The Spartans Captains are Dillon “Duke” Doherty #6, Jared Burhoe #22, Jason Smith #17 and Eireann Mcmaster #34. These four players have kept our whole team motivated, aggressive, determined and showed the true meaning of sportsmanship. Dillon “Duke” Doherty #6 is our Quarterback and...

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