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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Elected Officials

January 10, 2013
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Elected Officials

On Wednesday, January 2,, Eugene L. O’Flaherty was sworn in by Governor Deval Patrick as State Representative for the 2nd Suffolk District. O’Flaherty, a member of the 188th General Court, will serve the communities of Charlestown and Chelsea.

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‘Harvest for the Vine’ Rice Drive Announced

January 10, 2013
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‘Harvest for the Vine’ Rice Drive Announced

The pantry and shelves for Charlestown’s Harvest On Vine food pantry are getting low.  The following statement was issued. “We need to replenish our stock very soon.  With the economy being hit hard and Johnnies Food Master closing down, our need for your support has increased.  We are asking for your help to feed...

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Crime Down Here

January 10, 2013
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Charlestown saw the most dramatic drop in crime in 2012 than any other neighborhood in Boston. Crime was down 24% in 2012 and there were 161 less total Part One crimes when compared to 2011. The dramatic decrease in crime in 2012 makes Charlestown the safest neighborhood to live, work, do business or raise...

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Murphy Elected to Lead City Council

January 10, 2013
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At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy was unanimously elected by the council Monday to serve another two-year term as the body’s president. After being elected Murphy immediately appointed Charlestown City Councilor Sal LaMattina to serve another two-year term as his vice president. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to again lead the body,” said Murphy....

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Welcome Back, Mayor Menino: It’s Nice to Have Tom Menino Back on the Job

January 10, 2013
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We wish to add our voice to the chorus of residents who have been delighted to see the return of Mayor Tom Menino  to his office at City Hall. For one thing, it will be a relief to see an end to the speculation about this or that possible scenario by the pundits and...

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Vice-President Sal LaMattina

January 10, 2013
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Charlestown’s Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina has once again shown his political acumen with his colleagues in government by being named the vice-president of the Boston City Council by Boston City Council President Steven Murphy. LaMattina might well have been the Boston City Council president himself this time around if he hadn’t deferred to...

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Police Briefs 01-10-2013

January 10, 2013
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Breaking and Entering 12/25/2012 – At around 4:33 p.m., the victim reports unknown person(s) broke into her house on Corey Street. Fire 12/25/2012 – Officers responded to Main Street at around 5:21 p.m. for a report of a building fire. On arrival, police observed smoke coming from the building, and upon further investigation, learned...

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Obituaries 01-10-2013

January 10, 2013
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Capt. John ‘Jack’ Rooney USAF (Retired) Capt, John T. “Jack” Rooney, USAF (Retired) of Centerville entered into rest on Monday, December 10. He was 77 years old. “Jack” was born on March 11, 1935 in Charlestown, to the late John T. Rooney and Teresa Collins Pollack.  He proudly served his country in the United...

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Zelma Lacey House /Warren Prescott School Annual Christmas Card Contest Ceremony

January 4, 2013
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Zelma Lacey House /Warren Prescott School Annual Christmas Card Contest Ceremony

The lobby of Zelma Lacey House was abuzz with students from the Warren Prescott, on site to celebrate the annual award winners for the Christmas Card Contest. Each year the school partners with Zelma Lacey House for its annual Christmas Card Contest in which students of all grades submit entries of cards with themes...

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O’Neill to Be Re-appointed to School Bd.

January 4, 2013
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As the Boston School Deartment (BPS) moves forward with its overhaul of the student assignment process, parents in Charlestown can rest easy knowing the schools and students here will be well represented on the Boston School Committee. Mayor Thomas Menino announced he has re-appointed Charlestown resident Michael O’Neill to the Boston School Committee for...

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Christmas Tree Collection on Until Jan. 18

January 4, 2013
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With the holidays in the rear view mirror, Charelstown residents can kick their trees to the curb for composting during the next two weeks. Boston’s Public Works Department will collect Christmas trees for composting from January 7 to January 18. Remove all ornaments, decorations, and stands from trees and do not put trees in...

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Obituaries 01-03-2013

January 4, 2013
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Jan McGinn Daughter of late  Chelsea Soldiers Home Commandant Jan (Quigley) McGinn of Concord, formerly of Chelsea and Charlestown, died on, December 30. She was the daughter of the late Commandant of the Chelsea Soldiers Home, John L. Quigley and his wife, Jean; wife of Paul O. McGinn; mother of Matthew R. and Benjamin...

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Warren Prescott School Chorus

December 27, 2012
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Warren Prescott School Chorus

On Thursday, December 20th students in grades 3-8 from the Warren Prescott School Chorus performed a holiday medley at Copley Place as part of the Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion initiative in concert with the i Create campaign. Throughout the month of December Copley Place hosted Boston Public Schools as they presented music and...

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MGH Institute Donates to Several Local Charities

December 27, 2012
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MGH Institute Donates to Several Local Charities

The faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the MGH Institute community have come together to  generously support several charities in Charlestown and other worthy organizations during this season of giving. The organizations supported  include: • Dennis McLaughlin House, Charlestown. The Institute contributed $1,500 to help support homeless mothers who are recovering from drug or...

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Council Passes Ordinance Aimed at Improving Rental Apartments

December 27, 2012
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina was one of nine councilors voting in favor of a new ordinance that aims to make the rental housing market in Charlestown safer, cleaner and healthier by conducting regular inspections of rental apartments every five years. The City Council approved the City of Boston’s Rental Inspection Ordinance 9-4 this week...

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Residents Seek to Raise Money for Victims of Sandy Hook

December 27, 2012
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The anonymous Charlestown residents behind the Holiday display at the neighborhood’s Preservation Park are using the display of inflatable Christmas Characters to raise money for the victim’s of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. The residents behind the colorful display, who still want to remain anonymous, said all the money they...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2013

December 27, 2012
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We often quote a verse from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ring Out Wild Bells” when we write our annual New Year’s editorial. We write about the events that happened in the old year and discuss those that may come in the new, as well as our hopes for a better year than the year before....

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Police Briefs 12-27-2012

December 27, 2012
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Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon 12/17/12 – As a result of a fight on Eighth Street, a victim was punched in the face and received a laceration from a pencil that the suspect was holding in his hand. The suspect was located at the scene and placed under arrest. Warrant Arrest 12/18/12...

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Obituaries 12-27-2012

December 27, 2012
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Henry Pat Welch Of Charlestown Henry Pat “Patsy” “Putzie” Welch of Charlestown died on December 24. Originally from Charlestown, he spent many years of his life in Somerville, Medford, Boston, Lakeville, and Battle Creek, Michigan. He was the cherished father of Mary Welch of Somerville, Patricia Welch and Patrick Welch, both of Lakeville and...

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