MGH Offers Tips on Avoiding Mosquito Borne Illness

August 16, 2012
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Mosquito-borne illness is a disease spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.  Viruses, such as West Nile Virus (WNV) or Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV), have caused serious illness in the Northeastern US.  However, the risk of becoming infected with a virus or developing disease after a mosquito bite is low.  Mosquitoes infected...

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Thesis and Anti-Thesis

August 16, 2012
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Our neighborhood, thankfully, is among the safest in the city. Charlestown is an example of  a wonderful place to live, to shop, to own businesses or to tour. And best of all, our neighborhood is on top of issues like gunplay, violence, drug and alcohol addiction and the plethora of issues which good neighborhoods...

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Renting in Charlestown?

August 16, 2012
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The rental market has never been better for owners and never worse for renters. Rents here for apartments average over $1800 and go as high as $4500 for units available in the Navy Yard. In fact, in the Navy Yard 1-2 bedroom apartments go for $1800-$2800. Point of fact, renting here is a difficult...

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Police Briefs 08-16-2012

August 16, 2012
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Violation of the Auto Laws 08/07/12 – As a result of a traffic stop on Parker Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license. Violation of the Auto Laws 08/08/12 – As a result of a traffic stop on Rutherford Avenue, an individual was placed...

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Obituaries 08-16-2012

August 16, 2012
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Muriel McCullough-Caputo Retiree of Salvation Army Boston Store Muriel (Ireland) McCullough-Caputo of Lynn, formerly of Saugus, died on August 8 following a brief illness. She was 85 years old. A retiree of the Salvation Army Store in Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late James F. McCullough and Frank P. Caputo; cherished...

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Barebones Yoga

August 9, 2012
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Barebones Yoga

Charlestown’s Barebones Yoga, Yoga Instructor Karen Fabian, shown above in a pose, tries to imbue that in her classes everyone can have a positive healthy experience.

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Operating at Full Capacity: Warren Prescott at Capacity Leaves Some Charlestown Parents in Strife

August 9, 2012
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What all parents want for their children is an exemplary education. They want to feel secure knowing that the school they’re sending their bright-eyed learners to is an institution that fosters community, knowledge, and character. The Warren Prescott Elementary School is Charlestown’s premier learning facility for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, however, the...

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O’Flaherty Looks at House Session

August 9, 2012
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State Representative Eugene L. O’Flaherty joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in celebrating recent session accomplishments as the Legislature ended its Formal Session. As of Tuesday, July 31st, the House passed major legislation pertaining to economic development, health care cost containment, the MBTA, criminal justice, and aid for citizens and municipalities...

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Specialty Petco Store to Open Here on August 24

August 9, 2012
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Pet parents looking for a fresh, unique and interactive shopping experience with their pet can now do so at the Charlestown Unleashed by Petco™, at 5 Austin St. the seventh store to open in the Boston area. The specialty pet store provides the neighborhood with the same knowledge and know-how offered by Petco, but...

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Expanded Ferry Service on Way

August 9, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino has announced the city has received a $1.28M grant from the Federal government to fund ferry service between East Boston and Charlestown and South Boston. The grant, the mayor said, is intended to aid East Boston in becoming more accessible to neighborhoods on the other side of the Mystic River in...

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The Long Hot Summer

August 9, 2012
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The scorching heat of the past weekend and of the week before has left the neighborhood very, very hot. Although it has cooled off just a bit, the heat remains pervasive and it changes our mindset no matter how much we try not to be done in by it. In fact, as all of...

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Police Briefs 08-09-2012

August 9, 2012
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Trespassing 08/02/12 – Officers in the area of Star King Court placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no-trespass order. Assault and Battery 08/03/12 – At about 1 a.m., officers in the area of Main Street and Monument Avenue responded to a call for a fight. The victim informed officers that while...

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Obituaries 08-09-2012

August 9, 2012
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Helen Connolly N.E. Tel & Tel Retiree Helen M. (McGonagle) Connolly of Charlestown died on August 3. She was 77 years old. A retired employee of the Devonshire Street, Boston office of N.E. Tel. & Tel. Co, she was the beloved wife of 55 years to Eugene “Money” Connolly; devoted mother of Karen Johnson...

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Carrier Interviews Local Hockey Stars

August 2, 2012
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Carrier Interviews Local Hockey Stars

Al Carrier, co-host of the Charlestown Live TV program that airs on BNNTV Thursday evenings, interviewed three up and coming hockey stars from Charlestown whom were drafted to hockey teams in the National Hockey League. Carrier sat down with Charlestown’s “Big Three” of Brendan Collier, who just finished his hockey career at Malden Catholic,...

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Shaheen, Carrier Named Partners Healthcare Scholars

August 2, 2012
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Shaheen, Carrier Named Partners Healthcare Scholars

Two Charlestown residents have been named as recipients of the 2012 Partners HealthCare Charlestown Merit Scholarship. Caitlee Carrier, a life-long resident of Charlestown, is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in health care management at Elms College in Chicopee, where she will be entering her junior year in September. Carrier received a $3,500 scholarship. Sarah Shaheen,...

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Neighborhood Council Deadlocked on Hubway Bicycle Location

August 2, 2012
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Hubway’s plans to place two new bicycle rental locations in Charlestown was the cause for a bit of discussion earlier this week before the Charlestown Neighborhood Council. The Council questioned the efficacy of the second planned location and in the end, refused to OK it. The planned location at the corner of Warren and...

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Welcome Hubway

August 2, 2012
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Charlestown will shortly benefit from the bicycle boom being shepherded by Mayor Menino and Boston City Hall. Notwithstanding questions about where exactly the new locations should be, there will be two new locations here, and this is good news. The city will also be designating lanes on major streets as bicycle lanes – and...

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Police Briefs 08-02-2012

August 2, 2012
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Assault and Battery 07/23/12 – A victim on Corey Street reported that as a result of a dispute over monies owed, the suspect punched her in the face before running away. A search was conducted to no avail. The matter is under investigation. Robbery 07/25/12 – A victim stated that at about 10:30 p.m....

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CHAD’s Movie Nights

August 2, 2012
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Nothing being done during the summer in this neighborhood to create the essence of a true community feeling goes beyond the great effort managing Movie Nights by Charlestown Against Drugs. The popular outdoor movie venue has attracted large neighborhood people and their families to a series of outdoor movies in the Charlestown’s various parks....

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Obituaries 08-02-2012

August 2, 2012
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Lynne Butters Of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown Lynne M. (Duffy) Butters of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown, died July 26 with members of her family at her side. She was the beloved fiancee of Brian Margie; loving mother of Kristen Duffy and Ashley Butters; devoted grandmother of Haleigh, Taylor, Charlie, Danny, and Liam Ryan; dear...

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Ready to Start Grillin’

July 27, 2012
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Ready to Start Grillin’

The Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard donated a new grille to the Courageous Sailing Center recently. In the photo from left are: Dave DiLorenzo, Interim Executive Director and Director of Adult Programs, Lois Siegelman, President, Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard, Daniel Keenan, Fleet Manager, Courageous Sailing Center, Kate Henderson, Director of Youth...

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BPS Officials Meet with Local Parents on Family Involvement

July 27, 2012
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BPS Officials Meet with Local Parents on Family Involvement

In an effort to better improve family involvement in local schools, the Boston Public Schools Office of Community Engagement and Circle of Promise spent the past several months speaking with parents, families, students and community members. The organization received valuable input about how to improve school choice and student assignment, how to make schools...

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Rental Bikes Coming to the Neighborhood

July 27, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino announced earlier this week that the total number of rental bicycles available throughout the city will increase by 400 to 1000 before the fall and that at least two new stations holding the bicycles will be placed in Charlestown. The newly introduced bike system run by Hubway, is a pay-per-ride with...

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The Summer of 2012

July 27, 2012
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The tragedy in Colorado has touched Americans in different ways everywhere during this otherwise lovely summer of 2012. At the Showcase Cinema complex in Revere Monday evening the theaters were evacuated during a showing of Batman. Some theater goers were terrified as they exited the theaters for what apparently turned out to be a...

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