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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Federal Shutdown Hitting Home

October 3, 2013
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Federal Shutdown Hitting Home

Until Democrats and Republicans in Congress get their acts together the government shutdown that began Tuesday will have a deep affect on tourism and education in Charlestown. As a result of the shutdown, tours of U.S.S. Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument and Freedom Trail have been suspended. These sites bring hundreds of tourists everyday...

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Everyone in the Water

October 3, 2013
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Everyone in the Water

Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass joined kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Boston for a swim class to increase awareness of water safety and the importance of learning how to swim. Through active participation in aquatics, Brandon will strive to inspire children to swim and teach them the importance of community, good...

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Letters to the Editor

October 3, 2013
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Congratulations to the lucky winner Dear Editor The Charlestown Lions Club would like to congratulate Jerry Nye on winning Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees tickets raffled off by the Lions Club.  The winning ticket was drawn at the Charlestown Co-Operative Bank by Tom Coots, President of the Bank on Saturday September . ...

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Downtown View B and B and Their Castle

October 3, 2013
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We’ve had quite a few weeks in which we have endured Syrian atrocities, a gunman at the Washington Navy Yard, terrorists at a Nairobi shopping mall, and a city election in Boston. It’s time to think about something frivolous. I suggest Tom Brady. I’m not talking about his throwing arm or his age. Let’s...

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Police Briefs 10-03-2013

October 3, 2013
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Robbery – Unarmed 09/15/13 – A victim on Tufts Street reported she had an altercation with a black female, during which her cell phone was stolen. The suspect is known to police, and complaints will be sought in court. Larceny- Bicycle 09/26/13 – A victim on Eighth Street reported unknown person(s) cut the lock...

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Charlestown Beat

October 3, 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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Honoring Judy Evers

September 26, 2013
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Honoring Judy Evers

On hand at the ceremony at the Boston Police Station on Vine Street hon­oring community activist Judy Evers were from left: Sen. Sal DiDomenico, Judy Evers, Councilor Sal LaMattina and Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty.

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Charlestown Voters Backed Lamattina and Connolly: In At-large Race Charlestown’s Jack Kelly Easily Carries Hometown

September 26, 2013
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Charlestown Voters Backed Lamattina and Connolly: In At-large Race Charlestown’s Jack Kelly Easily Carries Hometown

City Councilor Sal LaMattina easily cruised to the final election and will face Brian Gannon in the November 5 General Election. LaMattina received 2,627 votes in Charlestown and 6,756 voted in District 1, which includes Charlestown, the North End and East Boston In Charlestown the closest to LaMattina was Gannon with 4uu votes. John...

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ABCD Honors Lois Siegelman for Community Contributions

September 26, 2013
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On September 17, Lois Siegelman and 17 other outstanding volunteer’s contributions in their neighborhoods were celebrated at the annual ABCD Community Volunteer Celebration. The event was held at the Revere Hotel and was attended by the friends, family and colleagues of the awardees. At the event, Terry Kennedy, Executive Director of the John F....

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Blessing of the Animals on October 6

September 26, 2013
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The seventh annual blessing of the animals will be held on Sunday,  October 6, 2013 around the fountain in the Thompson Triangle at  9:30 a.m.   This ecumenical ceremony offers an opportunity for the  clergy and Charlestown’s residents to unite to reflect upon the positive impact animals have on our emotional, physical  and spiritual well...

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Boston Election

September 26, 2013
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First, we congratulate the two nominees for mayor — Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly, who were chosen on Tuesday in the primary election. We also congratulate our own Jack Kelly for making it into the top eight finalists for an at-large seat. The campaigning by all candidates in the coming weeks...

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Police Briefs 09-26-2013

September 26, 2013
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Warrant Arrest 09/17/13 – As a result of a traffic stop on Medford Street, an individual was placed under arrest for an outstanding Framingham Court warrant. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon  – Knife 09/17/13 – A victim told police after drinking with a friend, the friend became upset with the victim and began to...

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Lots of Fun

September 19, 2013
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Lots of Fun

Silly Willy amused children of all ages with his balloon twisting at Spaulding Boston’s Set Sail event that was held on September 8.

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CWT First Show Opens on October 3

September 19, 2013
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CWT First Show Opens on October 3

The Charlestown Working Theater presents Dan Froot and Dan Hurlin’s Who’s Hungry October 3-5. Who’s Hungry is an evening of experimental tabletop puppet plays that give a voice and face to hunger in America. The project aims to raise awareness of the lives of those of us who, on a daily basis, must choose...

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Local Resident Jack Kelly on Primary Ballot

September 19, 2013
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In spite of being a local political powerhouse, there has not been an at-large candidate from Charlestown in a muncipal election for more than 30 years.  However this  Tuesday’s primary ballot will include  Jack Kelly who is a lifelong Charlestown resident and the only one from the neighborhood vying for one of four At-Large...

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Gorman Scholarship Winners Announced

September 19, 2013
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The Mark & Michelle Gorman Scholarship committee is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s scholarships.  The committee gave out $4500 in scholarships to eligible Charlestown students for the 2013 – 2014 school year.  Winners were chosen in a lottery on September 7. College Scholarship Winners:  Matthew Johnson – Merrimack College Kayla DeRosa...

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Training Field Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 26

September 19, 2013
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The Training Field/Winthrop Square Cultural Landscape Plan community meeting will be held on Thursday, September 26, at 6:30 PM in the American Legion Hall, 23 Adams St. The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services in cooperation with the Friends of the Training Field and the Charlestown Preservation Society,...

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