City Officials Choose Surface Option for Rutherford Ave.

March 14, 2013
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After the completion of a thorough and lengthy community process, and in cooperation with the residents of Charlestown, the City of Boston has announced its decision to select the Rutherford Avenue Surface Option Design Plan. The next step toward rebuilding Rutherford Avenue is a comprehensive community process to reach consensus on a final design. ...

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Saint Patrick’s Day

March 14, 2013
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This weekend all Charlestown residents will be able to get their fill of the traditional Irish fare  The following organizations and businesses  will be open for residents to visit and have some Irish cheer: Charlestown Women’s Club Celebration on Thursday, March 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 545 Medford...

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Student Jobs Are Important

March 14, 2013
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Thousands of Boston students will be seeking jobs this summer and it appears that there will not be enough jobs to go around. Apparently the city’s budget cannot provide all the jobs needed for the number of students expected to apply for them. The city will be heavily dependent on the private sector to...

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Police Briefs 03-14-2013

March 14, 2013
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Larceny – Over $200 03/05/13 – At about 1 a.m., officers responded to Tangierino on Main Street for a larceny in progress. Upon arrival, a manager informed police that two suspects had fled the establishment with one of the  “hookah” brass water-pipes used in the restaurant. A witness remembered the first names of the...

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Obituaries 03-14-2013

March 14, 2013
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Christopher Bradshaw Member of Boston Sparks Association and British Institute of Embalmers Christopher C. Bradshaw, a Charlestown resident for more than 20 years, formerly of Cranston RI, died suddenly on March 5. He was 45 years old. A member of the Boston Sparks Association and the British Institute of Embalmers, he was a graduate...

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BHCC Hosts Play, ‘Money Matters’

March 7, 2013
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BHCC Hosts Play, ‘Money Matters’

Cambridge Savings Bank (CSB) and Boston University’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program recently hosted a special performance of the groundbreaking play, Money Matters, at Charlestown’s Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC). The production took place before nearly 300 people, including international students from the Humphrey Fellowship Program. Money Matters engages the audience in critical conversations...

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New Director at Charlestown BGC

March 7, 2013
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New Director at Charlestown BGC

Officials at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) announces the appointment of Peter (Pete) Nash as Executive Director of the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club. Prior to accepting his position within the organization, Nash served as the Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s Shared Space Clubs. He began his new...

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Charlestown High Slated to Receive HVAC and Fire Safety Improvements

March 7, 2013
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Charlestown High School will benefit from a recent bond sale by the City of Boston. Mayor Thomas Menino announced that the city has sold $169.2 million of general obligation bonds via competitive sale. Nine different firms bid on the series. Charlestown High will receive money for a major HVAC and fire safety improvement at the...

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Scholarships Available for Local Students

March 7, 2013
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A consortium of neighborhood affiliates in Partners HealthCare will award two scholarships of $3,000 each to high school seniors from Charlestown who will be pursuing a program of study that will lead to a health career at the associate or bachelor degree level. Eligible students for the Charlestown Health Care Merit Scholarship must have...

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CNC to Hold Hearing on Nearen Row Permit

March 7, 2013
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The CNC will be hosting a meeting for review of the proposed project at 1 Nearen Row relative to the request for a Conditional Use permit to change the existing roof line. This meeting is being held for community review of the project in anticipation of a Zoning Board of Appeals hearing scheduled for...

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Federal Sequester

March 7, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  Mayor Thomas M. Menino is assessing the impact of the cuts...

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Police Briefs 03-07-2013

March 7, 2013
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Sick/Injured Person 02/26/13 – At about 3 p.m., officers responded to the Charlestown Navy Yard for a report of a building fire/explosion. Upon arrival, a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) operations supervisor informed police there was in fact no explosion or fire. Officers were informed that a graduate student was conducting an experiment in a...

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Obituaries 03-07-2013

March 7, 2013
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Frances Mastrocola Retired Mass. State Comptroller Frances (Tempesta) Mastrocola of Everett died on March 2 at the Meadow Green Nursing Home, Waltham. She was 95 years old. Born in Boston and a longtime resident of Everett, she was a retired Comptroller for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She was the beloved wife of the late...

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New Spaulding Rehab Hospital in the Navy Yard

March 1, 2013
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New Spaulding Rehab Hospital in the Navy Yard

Members of the community were invited to a tour of the new Spaulding Rehab Hospital in the Navy Yard last Monday night. Charlestown Neighborhood Council member George Morton views the Jacquelynne and Ira Stepanian gym at the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Facility in the Charlestown. The gym features a 180 degree view of the Boston...

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Jarred Gould Shows How to Give Back

March 1, 2013
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Jarred Gould Shows How to Give Back

Project Bread’s Jarred Gould of Charlestown helped prepare healthy meals at the Pine Street Inn, a Boston-based homeless shelter and one of 430 community organizations funded by The Walk for Hunger. “The time spent in the kitchen allowed me to see the front-line perspective of hunger,” explained Jarred, one of the 13 campaign associates...

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EAC Recommends New School Choice System

March 1, 2013
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Following last Thursday’s External Advisory Committee (EAC) on School Choice, Mayor Thomas Menino’s EAC voted overwhelmingly Monday night to recommend a new system for assigning students to schools in grades K-8 in Boston. The EAC’s plan, if approved by the Boston School Committee, would adopt the Home-Based A option for schools in the city....

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CYHA to Host Annual McGonagle Tournament This Weekend

March 1, 2013
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CYHA hosts the 19th Annual Bryan McGonagle Memorial Hockey Tournament. It will be held on March 1st, 2nd and 3rd  at the DCR rink in Charlestown. This tournament is held in honor of a young Charlestown hockey player whose life came to a tragic end 19 years ago. His family has been such a...

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Myles’ Musings

March 1, 2013
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Multiple Transgressions A stuffy old English teacher, I admit to being culpable Of also being a preacher About the misuse of “multiple.”   Now, one can have many romances Or contract numerous diseases. One can take a lot of chances And have several nephews and nieces.   But “multiple” is not the word. Such...

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Downtown View The Everywhere Trend: Walkable Neighborhoods

March 1, 2013
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Recently I attended a meeting focused on how Americans could reduce their carbon footprint by re-arranging their neighborhoods. (And it’s not only I who am drawn to such nerdy topics—the room was full.) The speaker talked about sufficient density, public transportation, sidewalks, intersections, easy access between home and work—in other words, all the advantages...

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Police Briefs 02-28-2013

March 1, 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 02-28-2013

March 1, 2013
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Richard O’Connor Worked in law Enforcement Richard F. “Dick” O’Connor (Retired Special Agent and Supervisor, Drug Enforcement Agency and former Detective, Boston Police Department) a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered eternal life unexpectedly on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 86 years old. Dick was born in Boston...

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Cyha Comedy Fundraiser

February 21, 2013
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Cyha Comedy Fundraiser

Over 200 friends and neighbors of Charlestown Youth Hockey attended the Feb. 17th Comedy Night Fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus. Proceeds from the evening benefit Charlestown Youth Hockey. In the  photo local comedian Tony V gets the crowd going.

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BRA Gives Approval to Navy Yard Residential Project

February 21, 2013
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BRA Gives Approval to Navy Yard Residential Project

Developers of a residential project at the Charlestown Navy Yard received Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval last week. Kavanagh Advisory Group received unanimous approval from the BRA to build 54 residential units and transform a vacant parcel at 1st Avenue and 9th Street in the Charlestown Navy Yard known as Starboard Place.  Of the...

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ABCD Runs out of Fuel Aid Assistance

February 21, 2013
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With a little over two months left in the federal fuel assistance program that helps thousands of Charlestown residents heat their homes during the harsh winter months, federal fuel aid for this program has run out. While the ABCD Fuel Assistance program the JFK Family Services Center in Charlestown continues to register families for...

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