Suspect in Murder Still at Large

July 11, 2013
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Authorities are still searching for the Charlestown man wanted in connection with the May 7 murder of Steven Jones. Suffolk County D.A. spokesman Jake Wark said investigators are still hunting down leads to the whereabouts of Pablo Flores Jr. who is a fugitive from justice. Flores, 20, is being sought in connection with Jones’...

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Art Gallery at BHCC re-named After Fifield

July 11, 2013
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The art gallery at Bunker Hill Community College has been re-named the Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery following a unanimous vote by the BHCC Board of Trustees on June 24. Mary L. Fifield, Ph.D., who retired as BHCC President on June 30 after more than 16 years of outstanding leadership, launched the gallery in...

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Charlestown Youth Hockey Seeks Coaches

July 11, 2013
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Charlesown Youth Hockey is currently accepting Coaches Applications for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Returning coaches should confirm their interest by sending an email to bod@cyha.com. New coaches should go to www.cyha.com and fill out a short application. There is availability for both head coaches and assistant coaches across many teams – boys, girls, all ages.

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Boston Public Market Closer to the Opening of Permanent Space on Greenway

July 11, 2013
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The Boston Public Market that will be located at the Orange Line entrance to the Haymarket MBTA Station has completed a series of major steps toward the opening of a permanent, year-round, self-sustaining market on the Greenway in Boston’s downtown market district. The Boston Public Market announced last month that it has selected an...

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Letters to the Editor

July 11, 2013
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Grateful for scholarship To the Peter Looney Scholarship Committee: Thank you for your very generous scholarship.  I am honored to be the recipient of the Peter Looney Scholarship.   This scholarship will be put towards furthering my education at Tufts University.  My family and I, as well as all concerned townies, appreciate the difference CHAD...

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CB&GC News and Notes

July 11, 2013
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Summer Camp for ages 6-12 at the Green Street building will run Monday through Friday from July 1 to August 16, 2013.  Hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Extended hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Teen Summer Day program at the High Street building will run Monday through...

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Downtown View Are You a City Nerd?

July 11, 2013
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One day I was a passenger in a car on the Longfellow Bridge coming into Boston from Cambridge. Bob was driving and Ann was in the front seat. We began discussing the upcoming reconstruction of the bridge and the granite at Charles Circle that bordered a sidewalk. “How wide is that sidewalk anyway?” asked...

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The Markey Family of Monument Square, Met with President Barak Obama

July 4, 2013
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The Markey Family of Monument Square, Met with President Barak Obama

The Markey family of Monument Square, met with President Barak Obama when he came to Boston on June 12 to speak at a rally for Richard’s broth­er, Ed Markey, the new US Senator from Massachusetts. Shown with Obama are Richard, Cynthia and their daughter Samantha.

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Election 2013: Mayoral Candidate Walsh Will Run on His Record

July 4, 2013
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Election 2013: Mayoral Candidate Walsh Will Run on His Record

Boston mayoral candidate Marty Walsh wants it known he’s not going to be vacillating when his past 16 years as state representative for Dorchester comes up during the campaign. “My record is black-and-white. I’m proud of my record,” said Walsh in a recent interview, noting that he has voted on issues such as gay...

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Arroyo: Mayor’s Power Comes from the People

July 4, 2013
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Arroyo: Mayor’s Power Comes from the People

City Councilor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo is among many candidates fighting hard to win the Mayor’s Office this fall. But Arroyo is describing a different vision of the mayor’s role, one where residents would directly shape the City’s plans and policies. “I believe the power in City Hall doesn’t come from inside the building....

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Storymobile Program Truck Coming Here

July 4, 2013
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ReadBoston’s Storymobile Program will bring books and literacy activities to over 40,000 Boston children this summer.  Each week, the ReadBoston Storymobile will visit over 80 sites around the city with a professional storyteller.  The children who attend this exciting free program will witness storytelling at its best and will be able to choose a...

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Get in Shape This Summer with Boston’s Fitness Series

July 4, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the launch of Fitness in the City, a summertime series of fitness classes that are free and open to the public.  Last year, as part of Boston Moves for Health, the city worked with several partners to host similar classes on City Hall Plaza.  Those classes attracted over...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth of July Weekend

July 4, 2013
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Have fun on the holiday weekend , but do it safely for yourself and your loved ones  Back at the turn of the 20th century, editorial writers would implore their readers to make the Fourth of July “safe and sane.” Americans, especially the young men, would use the Fourth as an excuse to go...

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Police Briefs 07-04-2013

July 4, 2013
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Breaking and Entering – Day 06/24/13 – A victim on Mt. Vernon Street reported that he left home for a few hours at about noon and, upon his return, found his front door had been forced open. A television set, cable box and money and money were reported missing. Warrant Arrest 06/25/13 – Officers...

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Obituaries 07-04-2013

July 4, 2013
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Edward Leahy Former MDC Police Officer, Well Known Church Tenor Edward F. Leahy of Charlestown, (born in Somerville and formerly of Hull, Weymouth, Braintree and  Port Orange, Florida) died on June 22. Eddie was a former MDC Police Officer, Investigator for the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, Government Affairs Representative for the Distilled Spirits Council...

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Patrick Craven Memorial Scholarship

June 28, 2013
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Patrick Craven Memorial Scholarship

On Thursday, June 13th, Bill Boyle and Fr. Dan Mahoney presented the PATRICK CRAVEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP to Brennan Carrier who will be attending Malden Catholic High School in September. Professor Thomas Craven who was born and raised in Charlestown has established the Scholarship in Memory of his son Patrick Craven. Professor Craven is a...

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Charlestown High Graduation

June 28, 2013
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Charlestown High Graduation

Valedictorian, Phu Nguyen and salutatorian, Sara Centaeio are shown

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Charlestown Remains Blue as Voters Back Markey

June 28, 2013
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Charlestown voters didn’t turn out in huge numbers to support Congressman Ed Markey during the U.S. Senate Primary and handed a Charlestown victory to Congressman Stephen Lynch. However, Charlestown Democrats threw their support behind Markey during Tuesday’s General Election. Markey, who won statewide and beat Republican challenger Gabriel Gomez to take John Kerry’s vacant...

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‘City Hall to Go’ Truck Coming Here on Monthly Basis

June 28, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced the full-time launch of the nation’s premiere City Hall on wheels. Taking its cue from the ever-popular food truck, the dazzlingly-designed “City Hall to Go” truck will travel throughout Boston’s neighborhoods, providing a select menu of city services to constituents. Beginning July 2, the “City Hall to Go” truck...

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CHAD to Host Mayoral Forum, June 27

June 28, 2013
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Charlestown Against Drugs (CHAD) in partnership with Ward 2 Democratic Committee will host a Mayoral Forum on Thursday, June 27 at Bunker Hill Community College from 6-9 p.m. in the Auditorium.   The event will be hosted by Charlestown’s Tony V.  Please come and meet the candidates and learn how they plan to govern the...

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Everett Voters Go All in for Wynn Casino

June 28, 2013
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In what could result in a major impact on Charlestown, Everett voters shocked most observers by approving the Wynn Resort casino proposal by a vote of 86 percent in favor to 14 percent against in a special election on Saturday. The rsort would be located at an old industrail site that is just past...

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Congratulations Senator Ed Markey

June 28, 2013
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Voters in this district mirrored those across the state in giving their enthusiastic support  to long-time Congressman, Ed Markey, in his campaign for U.S. Senate against Republican rival Gabriel Gomez. Massachusetts voters clearly understood the difference between the candidates and realized the profound effect that sending a Republican to the U.S. Senate would have...

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Police Briefs 06-27-2013

June 28, 2013
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Drugs 06/17/13 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Medford Street, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute. Assault and Battery on a Disabled Person 06/18/13 – The victim, who is mentally incapacitated, told officers he was physically assault...

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Charlestown Boys Capture 2013 Commissioners Cup

June 28, 2013
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On a blistering hot weekend at the Joyce Middle School fields in Woburn the Charlestown Boys Under 14 soccer team emerged triumphant in the Middlesex Youth Soccer League Commissioners Cup.  It was a fitting end to an outstanding year in which they were undefeated in all but one of their 18 games, scored 127...

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