Obituaries 07-04-2013

July 4, 2013
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Edward Leahy Former MDC Police Officer, Well Known Church Tenor Edward F. Leahy of Charlestown, (born in Somerville and formerly of Hull, Weymouth, Braintree and  Port Orange, Florida) died on June 22. Eddie was a former MDC Police Officer, Investigator for the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, Government Affairs Representative for the Distilled Spirits Council...

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Patrick Craven Memorial Scholarship

June 28, 2013
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Patrick Craven Memorial Scholarship

On Thursday, June 13th, Bill Boyle and Fr. Dan Mahoney presented the PATRICK CRAVEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP to Brennan Carrier who will be attending Malden Catholic High School in September. Professor Thomas Craven who was born and raised in Charlestown has established the Scholarship in Memory of his son Patrick Craven. Professor Craven is a...

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Charlestown High Graduation

June 28, 2013
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Charlestown High Graduation

Valedictorian, Phu Nguyen and salutatorian, Sara Centaeio are shown

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Charlestown Remains Blue as Voters Back Markey

June 28, 2013
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Charlestown voters didn’t turn out in huge numbers to support Congressman Ed Markey during the U.S. Senate Primary and handed a Charlestown victory to Congressman Stephen Lynch. However, Charlestown Democrats threw their support behind Markey during Tuesday’s General Election. Markey, who won statewide and beat Republican challenger Gabriel Gomez to take John Kerry’s vacant...

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‘City Hall to Go’ Truck Coming Here on Monthly Basis

June 28, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced the full-time launch of the nation’s premiere City Hall on wheels. Taking its cue from the ever-popular food truck, the dazzlingly-designed “City Hall to Go” truck will travel throughout Boston’s neighborhoods, providing a select menu of city services to constituents. Beginning July 2, the “City Hall to Go” truck...

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CHAD to Host Mayoral Forum, June 27

June 28, 2013
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Charlestown Against Drugs (CHAD) in partnership with Ward 2 Democratic Committee will host a Mayoral Forum on Thursday, June 27 at Bunker Hill Community College from 6-9 p.m. in the Auditorium.   The event will be hosted by Charlestown’s Tony V.  Please come and meet the candidates and learn how they plan to govern the...

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Everett Voters Go All in for Wynn Casino

June 28, 2013
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In what could result in a major impact on Charlestown, Everett voters shocked most observers by approving the Wynn Resort casino proposal by a vote of 86 percent in favor to 14 percent against in a special election on Saturday. The rsort would be located at an old industrail site that is just past...

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Congratulations Senator Ed Markey

June 28, 2013
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Voters in this district mirrored those across the state in giving their enthusiastic support  to long-time Congressman, Ed Markey, in his campaign for U.S. Senate against Republican rival Gabriel Gomez. Massachusetts voters clearly understood the difference between the candidates and realized the profound effect that sending a Republican to the U.S. Senate would have...

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Police Briefs 06-27-2013

June 28, 2013
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Drugs 06/17/13 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Medford Street, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute. Assault and Battery on a Disabled Person 06/18/13 – The victim, who is mentally incapacitated, told officers he was physically assault...

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Charlestown Boys Capture 2013 Commissioners Cup

June 28, 2013
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On a blistering hot weekend at the Joyce Middle School fields in Woburn the Charlestown Boys Under 14 soccer team emerged triumphant in the Middlesex Youth Soccer League Commissioners Cup.  It was a fitting end to an outstanding year in which they were undefeated in all but one of their 18 games, scored 127...

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Residents Love a Parade and the Bruins

June 20, 2013
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Residents Love a Parade and the Bruins

The annual Battle of Bunker Hill Parade was held on Sunday and thousands lined the streets to see the annual event. The Parade capped off a week-long series of activities that had thousdands of residents taking part in. Congratulations go out to all those that helped make this Parade “awesome.” In the photo Bruins Art...

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Several Meetings Planned Next Week on Local Projects

June 20, 2013
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Just when one thought that things were going to quiet down after the Battle of Bunker Hill Parade, next week has meetings from Monday to Thursday on a wide range of projects.  The following are the meetings that residents if interested are urged to attend. RESTAURANT HEARING At 7:00 p.m., on Monday, June 24th,...

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Annual Open Market Was a Success

June 20, 2013
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It was a sunny and grand day for the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Open Market!  Vendors were sold out, kids were thrilled with the face painter, Ginny – of GIN C. Productions, and locals walked up and down and all around the Bunker Hill Mall finding Tee Shirts, and Ghost Tour Information, Beautiful Irish...

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LaMattina Pushes Immigration Reform

June 20, 2013
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With the U.S. Senate poised to vote on immigration reform before July 4, City Councilor Sal LaMattina ensured that Boston became the fifth city in the state to pass a local resolution in support of federal immigration reform legislation. LaMattina’s resolution, which calls on the 113th Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform that addresses...

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Police Briefs 06-20-2013

June 20, 2013
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Assault and Battery 06/10/13 – A victim reported while crossing the street near 529 Main St., he “had words” with the operator of a Ford truck. The driver exited his motor vehicle and punched the victim in the mouth before fleeing the scene. Detectives, with the help of the victim and witnesses, identified the...

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Bridge Bells Will Ring Again

June 14, 2013
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Bridge Bells Will Ring Again

On Saturday, June 8th, the Charlestown Bells, the interactive musical sculpture located along the locks of the Charles River Basin were removed from their current location and transported to the workshop of the artist who originally created and installed them, Paul Matisse. The mechanisms that let passers-by play the Bells had been breaking one...

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Race for Mayor of Charlestown Returns

June 14, 2013
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Race for Mayor of Charlestown Returns

Thanks to the Townie Association, what began in 1982 by the “Charlestown to Charlestown” Committee, once again residents have the opportunity to run for “Mayor of Charlestown,” a position with no real or legal responsibilities, but an honorary title. The candidate who sells the most election ballots becomes the Mayor of Charlestown for the...

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Bunker Hill Parade Set to Start on Sunday

June 14, 2013
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The annual Charlestown Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade will be held on this Sunday June 16 starting at 12:30 p.m.  Three divisions  will take part in the parade that starts at Hayes Square (Chelsea and Vine Streets) and will end at The Training Field on Winthrop Street. Many other events will be part...

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CNC to Hold Meeting on Shipyard Park

June 14, 2013
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The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a meeting to discuss two separate BRA / City of Boston projects in the Navy Yard. The meeting will occur on June 27th at 7pm at Spaulding Hospital’s Community Room. The City of Boston has proposed redevelopment of Parcel 5 (the pier directly in front of Spaulding’s...

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Summer Fiesta at St. John’s on June 20

June 14, 2013
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There will be a Summer Fiesta in the Wolcott Woodland Garden behind St. John’s Church at 27 Devens Street on Thursday, June 20th from 5 to 7:30 pm.    The event is open to the public and there will be beverages, small plates of interesting foods and desserts. Music for the evening will be provided...

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Downtown View Let There Be Light

June 14, 2013
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It has been 135 years since Thomas Edison patented his first incandescent light bulb. Such an inventive guy would be delighted with what is taking place in urban lighting as incandescent bulbs are phased out. And phasing out incandescent lighting is not a Communist plot, as some would have it. Technology has been moving...

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Police Briefs 06-13-2013

June 14, 2013
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Drugs 06/04/13 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Decatur Street, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class B substance (cocaine). Drugs 06/04/13 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Old Landing Way, two individuals were placed under arrest for...

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A Book Signing Event

June 6, 2013
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A Book Signing Event

A Book Signing Event: for “Girl On A Leash: The Healing Power of Dogs, a memoir” by Charlestown resident Betty L. King was held at Bestsellers Cafe, High Street, Medford on May 18. There were 40 people who attended the event.. 100% proceeds of book sales benefited Kitty Connection, an all-volunteer animal rescue organization...

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Massart Benefit Art Auction

June 6, 2013
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Massart Benefit Art Auction

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), the nation’s only independent public college of art and design, presented its 24th Annual Benefit Art Auction on recently, at the Bakalar & Paine Galleries on MassArt’s Huntington Avenue campus. Each spring, the auction draws a crowd of over 700 collectors and art enthusiasts seeking to view...

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