Local Reaction to the Tragedy at Newtown

December 20, 2012
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Although it was 150 of miles away, the senseless killing of 20 first graders and six school staffers last Friday at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. hit home as if happened right here in Charlestown. On Friday we all became resident of Newtown. District A-1 Captain Thomas Lee said has put...

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The Tragedy in Newtown

December 20, 2012
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Friday’s massacre of 26 kindergarten students and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, was shocking to every American. But it was not surprising. Mass murders of innocent American citizens, young and old alike, have become routine in the United States. There is not one place where Americans gather, whether they be churches, schools, shopping malls, public...

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A Mobile City Hall

December 20, 2012
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City Hall on wheels — are you serious?  That is a question that many in our neighborhood may be asking our City Councillor.   Our need for this type of service is negligible since we live within a fifteen minute walk at the most from City Hall.  But for many other residents in neighborhoods like...

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Police Briefs 12-20-2012

December 20, 2012
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Vandalism 12/10/12 – A victim reported that unknown person(s) on Medford Street cut down four trees – two at the baseball field and two behind the tennis dome. Some type of hatchet appears to have been used. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Gun 12/12/12 – A victim reported at about 7 p.m. while...

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Obituaries 12-20-2012

December 20, 2012
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Herbert Thompson Of Medford, formerly of Charlestown Herbert E. Thompson of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, died on December 16. The beloved husband of the late Hazel (Blood) Thompson, he was the devoted father of Herbert J. Thompson and Janet T. Gannon and a loving grandfather and father-in-law. Services were private. - Mary Griffis Hospital...

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Lights, Camera, Action

December 13, 2012
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Lights, Camera, Action

The Charlestown Working Theater has been around for more than 40 years and is a local institution. William Marchi (left) in the title role as King John during the performance of the second one-act play performed last Saturday.

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Residents Pack Hall on Rutherford Ave. Design Meeting

December 13, 2012
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Residents Pack Hall on Rutherford Ave. Design Meeting

The highly anticipated meeting to unveil two design options for the Rutherford Avenue Corridor/Sullivan Square Design Project was held on Thursday, December 6 at the Knights of Columbus. It was standing room only during the last of a series of community meetings hosted by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD).  The meeting was moderated by...

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12th Annual Dan McGoff Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament

December 13, 2012
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12th Annual Dan McGoff Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament

This past weekend State Representative Eugene L. O’Flaherty dropped the puck at the 12th annual Dan McGoff Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament. Shown in the attached photo is O’Flaherty with Charlestown Youth Hockey parents Jim Coviello and Steve Lakus who thanked him for his commitment to the Emmons, Horrigan O’Neil Memorial Rink. Representative O’Flaherty secured...

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Whole Foods Donates 300 Turkeys

December 13, 2012
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Whole Foods Market donated three hundred turkeys, a value of $12,000, to Harvest on Vine Emergency Food Pantry: the food pantry of St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Charlestown. The donation by Whole Foods made it possible for the Harvest on Vine to expand the number of families served to six hundred, a...

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The Silent Killer

December 13, 2012
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With the heating season upon us, now is the time for residents to check their homes to make sure that they have carbon monoxide alarms and that they are in operation.  A winter season does not pass without some home heating-related tragedies,  with people dying from carbon monoxide poisoning. What brings this to the...

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State Aid Cuts

December 13, 2012
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Just when we thought that we were out of the woods with regard to local aid reductions by the state, local officials across the Commonwealth were notified last week that there will be almost $9 million less in discretionary state aid available to cities and towns for the current fiscal year.  However, according to...

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Police Briefs 12-13-2012

December 13, 2012
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Warrant Arrest 12/04/12 – Officers on Vine Street placed an individual under arrest for a violation of probation warrant issued out of U.S. Federal Court. Assault and Battery 12/05/12 – A victim on Pearl Street reported that as a result of an argument with a neighbor, a fight resulted, during which the victim was...

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Obituaries 12-13-2012

December 13, 2012
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Rose Carbonello Of Medford, formerly of Charlestown Rose M. (Carpenter) Carbonello of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, died on December 7. She was 67 years old. She was the beloved and loving wife of 47 years to Joseph S. Carbonello; devoted mother of Christopher and Greg Carbonello; beloved sister of Frank, Eddie and Helen Carpenter,...

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Shipyard Quarter’s Marina

December 13, 2012
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Shipyard Quarter’s Marina

The Boston Conservation Commission voted unanimously to fine the owner and trustee of the Shipyard Quarter’s Marina $25,000 per day until repairs are made to several of the piers which have created hazardous and unsafe conditions for years. The capacity crowd applauded when the decision was announced to impose the maximum fine at a...

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Meeting on Rutherford Ave. is Dec. 6

December 6, 2012
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Meeting on Rutherford Ave. is Dec. 6

The Department of Transportation will host a community meeting tonight (December 6) at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus to discuss the Rutherford Avenue / Sullivan Square Design Project. The city has been meeting with the Charlestown community for several years to find ways to best transform Rutherford Avenue from a 1950′s auto-oriented...

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Police Urge Residents to Be Aware During This Holiday Season Outlines Safety Tips at CNC Meeting

December 6, 2012
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It may be the season to be jolly but Boston Police are warning residents to be careful during the holiday season. Captain Tom Lee told the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) Tuesday night that while it’s good news that overall crime has dropped in Charlestown by 25 percent since the beginning of the year, the...

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Mayor Menino

December 6, 2012
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No matter where any Boston resident goes, the talk ultimately turns to the health and future of Mayor Thomas Menino, who has been hospitalized for the last five weeks and is now at the Spaulding Rehab Center.  This Sunday, parishioners at St. Cecilia’s in the Back Bay included the Mayor in their prayer of...

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Police Briefs 12-06-2012

December 6, 2012
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Drugs  11/26/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Austin Street, two individuals were placed under arrest charged for possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute. Warrant Arrest  11/29/12 – Officers in the area of Tufts Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Charlestown...

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Obituaries 12-06-2012

December 6, 2012
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Paul John Leone Retired Master Pipe Fitter Paul John Leone passed peacefully on November 30 after a courageous battle with cancer. He fought a hard fight and never gave up. Paul was in the care of the kind, understanding and attentive caretakers at the Spaulding Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in the North End of...

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Renovated Library Reopens

November 30, 2012
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Renovated Library Reopens

The Charlestown library reopened on Monday, November 26 after being closed for several months for building renovations and improvements. Many Charlestown residents said they missed the library during the closure and are glad the Main Street branch is back in business. “This is a wonderful community resource.  I come here to use the computer,”...

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Meg Vaillancourt Honored by Youth Villages

November 30, 2012
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Meg Vaillancourt Honored by Youth Villages

The Youth Villages-Germaine Lawrence Campus recently honored Meg Vaillancourt of Charlestown, senior vice president of corporate relations for the Boston Red Sox and executive director of the Red Sox Foundation, with the “Women of Excellence” award for her fundraising efforts benefiting at-risk girls and boys. The Youth Villages-Germaine Lawrence Campus’ Women of Excellence award...

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Free Holiday Concert at at St. Mary-st. Catherine

November 30, 2012
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St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish together with Friends of the Charlestown Library & Hammond Residential Real Estate Announce a Free Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 9 at 3:30 at St. Mary’s Church, 55 Warren Street The Copley Singers, Brian Jones, Director, this year offer a wide-ranging program of familiar carols in both traditional...

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New Date for Shipyard Quarters Meeting at BCC

November 30, 2012
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The Boston Conservation Commission had cancelled their November 28 public meeting of the Boston Conservation Commission.  The sole item on the agenda, which was the Shipyard Quarters Marina Enforcement Order, will be heard on December 12, 2012.

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Downtown View : Parking Lot Worries

November 30, 2012
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I’m worried. It’s about a surface parking lot. It seems silly to worry about a parking lot, but that’s the way it is. Maybe it will turn out okay, but things have a way of getting out of hand. Let’s hope I’m wrong. This parking lot lies on the Esplanade near Charles Circle. That...

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