Menino’s Coalition Against Guns

February 7, 2013
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Talking about the United States and its policies during civil rights former President Jimmy Carter once remarked that “once that change was made, a very simple but difficult change, no one in his right mind would want to go back to circumstances prior to that juncture in the development of our nation’s society”. It...

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Police Briefs 02-07-2013

February 7, 2013
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Drugs 01/30/13 – As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of Bunker Hill Street, two individuals were placed under arrest for possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute. Warrant Arrest 01/30/13 – At about 9 p.m., officers on Monument Street placed an individual under arrest for an...

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Charlestown Tops East Boston in State Championship Qualification Game

February 7, 2013
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It was a tough loss for the East Boston High School boys basketball team last week against archrival Charlestown during the state championship qualification game. Eastie (9-5) had a better regular season record than Charlestown (6-9) and were leading the Townies by 8 at the half. However, Eastie was unable to hold on and...

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Menino Pushes New Goals In State of City Address

January 31, 2013
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Menino Pushes New Goals In State of City Address

Anyone wondering if Mayor Thomas Menino is ready for another term, they had their doubts quelled Tuesday night during his State of the City address at Faneuil Hall. Menino received a six minute standing ovation from the 800 plus attendees that packed the hall. There was no doubt everyone there was hanging on every...

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Edwards Middle School Students Enter Film Festival

January 31, 2013
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Edwards Middle School Students Enter Film Festival

A group of students from the Edwards Middle School in Charlestown have worked together to create a three-minute video that has been entered into the Youth Film Festival sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the National Properties Project (NPP). The goal of the festival is to make a short film that...

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All the World is a Stage: David Sullivan Appearing In Production of “Oliver”

January 31, 2013
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All the World is a Stage: David Sullivan Appearing In Production of “Oliver”

David Sullivan, a nine year old resident is now appearing in the Wheelock Family Theatre’s production of Oliver.  David is appearing asone of the orphans in the production that will run through February 24. Adapted from the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Book, music, and lyrics by Lionel Bart.Directed by Susan Kosoff. Musical...

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Warren-Prescott Expands Autism and Science Programs

January 31, 2013
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As a never-ending goal to create additional educational opportunities for all students in Warren-Prescott, Principal Michele Davis has brought in some heavy hitters in the fields of science and special education.  This year, autism behavioral specialists will be among the staff at the Warren-Prescott to establish additional readiness skills for all children with autism...

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The Way of the Future

January 31, 2013
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In the days before Proposition 2 ½ crippled local cities and towns, the thought of having private funds being raised to maintain and improve public recreational spaces would have been considered ludicrous.  However as the expression goes: that was then and this is now. What brings this to mind is the recent positive local...

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Police Briefs 01-31-2013

January 31, 2013
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Breaking and Entering- Residence – Day 01/22/13 – A victim on Parker Street reported that she left home at 8 a.m., and when she returned at 2 p.m., she found her front door unlocked. Officers observed pry marks on the door jam. An iMac laptop was taken from the home. Breaking and Entering- Residence...

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Obituaries 01-31-2013

January 31, 2013
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John Brophy Of Hull, formerly of Charlestown John J. Brophy of Hull, formerly of Charlestown, passed away peacefully on January 12. He was the husband of the late Loretta Y.(Gravell) Brophy; father of Yvette DiFrummolo and her husband, Robert of Charlestown, Denise Mallozzi and her husband, Jim of Plymouth, Renee Bornheim and her husband,...

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E-Inc Taking Planet Ptrotector Message to School Children

January 24, 2013
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E-Inc Taking Planet Ptrotector Message to School Children

A Charlestown Company is taking the message of  protecting the planet to local school children. Recently, officials visited the The James M. Curley School in Jamaica Plain to celebrate their Kids Green Their Schools Kick-Off learning cycle. “What they’re kicking off is the beginning of their work as planet protectors,” says Dr. Ricky Stern,...

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Residential Taxes and Exemptions Are on the Rise

January 24, 2013
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While the average tax bill for a single-family home in the city has climbed more than 5 percent in fiscal ’13, an increase in residential exemption will help Boston residents alleviate the burden. The average tax bill for a single-family home spiked to $3,480, marking a $175 increase over the previous fiscal year, while...

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Annual Comedy Night on Feb. 17 to Benefit CYHA

January 24, 2013
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Come join Tony V. and his star studded lineup of comedians for a great night of laughs. at theAnnual Comedy Night to benefit the Charlestown Youth Hockey Association on Sunday, February 17 at the  Knights of Columbus Hall from  7 pm to 12 am. There will be a cost of  $25 per ticket (table...

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LaMattina to Chair Committee on City and Neighborhood Services

January 24, 2013
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City Council President Stephen Murphy has appointed City Councilor Vice President Sal LaMattina to chair the Committee on City and Neighborhood Services and Veterans Affairs for a third time. LaMattina will also vice chair the Committee on Ways and Means. The Committee on City and Neighborhood Services includes a Sub-Committee on Aviation and Transportation....

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Remembering Rev. King: A Great Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

January 24, 2013
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For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...

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Police Briefs 01-24-2013

January 24, 2013
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Investigate Property 01/16/13 – A victim on Tufts Street reported when she returned home, she observed items there that did not belong to her. At that time, nothing appeared to be missing from the house. The victim believes employees of the management company might have entered her house without her permission. Assault and Battery...

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Residents Take the Shot: Hundreds Get Their Flu Shot on Saturday

January 17, 2013
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Residents Take the Shot: Hundreds Get Their Flu Shot on Saturday

After giving out thousands of flu shots already this season, the North End’s Waterfront Health Center distributed hundreds more Saturday to residents in Charlestown and surrounding communities as part of a citywide effort to get more people vaccinated. This year’s flu has already claimed 18 lives in Massachusetts and last week Mayor Thomas Menino...

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Menino to Deliver State of City Address on January 29

January 17, 2013
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Mayor Thomas Menino is back and will deliver his annual State of the City address on Tuesday, January 29 at Faneuil Hall. “I feel great,” said Menino in a phone interview on Tuesday. “I haven’t felt this good in a long time, I had all my tests done and the results are very positive...

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Capuano Says No to Run for US Senate Seat

January 17, 2013
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With Congressman Ed Markey leading the pack among Democrats vying for U.S. Senator John Kerry’s vacated seat, U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano announced Tuesday that he would not seek the democratic nomination for Massachusetts Senate. Capuano, who lost the democratic nomination to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley last time around to fill the late Senator...

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Charlestown Historical Society Makes Donation to Save Castle

January 17, 2013
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Mr. Tom Coots, President of the Charlestown Historical Society announced that the Society has made a donation of $1,000.00 to the Carrickabraghy Restoration Society which is attempting to save Carrickabraghy Castle from tumbling into the Atlantic Ocean.   Carrickabraghy Castle is located on the Isle of Doagh on County Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula and is the...

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Tangerino Lounge Owners Seeking CV7 Alcoholic Beverage License

January 17, 2013
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There will be a meeting of the CNC Basic Services Committee on January 28 regarding Tangerino Lounge, Inc. d/b/a Koullshi Lounge, 73A Main Street The Lounge has applied for a CV7 – Day All –Alcoholic Beverages License to be exercised on the above – Main entrance 73A Main Street, smoking lounge in three rooms...

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Not a Great Idea: Regional Housing Authorities a Disservice

January 17, 2013
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Everything in life has its pluses and minuses. But in our view, whatever the pluses may be of Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal to eliminate the 240 local housing authorities and consolidate them into six regional offices are far outweighed by the negatives. We simply would note that it has been our experience that corruption...

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Police Briefs 01-17-2013

January 17, 2013
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Robbery – Knife 01/08/13 – Victims on Main Street reported while they were walking, two white males approached them and asked for drugs. Both suspects then brandished knives and removed a watch from one of the victims. Officers were able to locate all parties on Cambridge Street, where the suspects were positively identified and...

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Obituaries 01-17-2013

January 17, 2013
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Edward T. and Eleanor M. McFarland Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday Edward T. McFarland of Revere died after a long illness at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose on July 23, 2012. His dear wife of 69 years, Eleanor M. (Valiante) McFarland, also of Revere and also a resident of Annemark Nursing Home in Revere,...

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