Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Set for March 15

February 21, 2013
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The Flatley Company will be hosting their annual St. Patrick’s Day Party on Friday, March 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 545 Medford St. Charlestown.  The annual affair that has become a local tradion will be emceed by Representative Eugene O’Flaherty.  In addition to the annual Irish fare of...

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Meeting on Spaulding Mitigation Set for Monday

February 21, 2013
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council and CNC Development Committee will be hosting a meeting on February 25th at 7 pm at the Spaulding Hospital on 16th Street, to discuss the Spaulding transportation plans for the parking and shuttle service for patients and employees accessing the new hospital site. As part of the Development Review process...

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Preservation Society Design Review to Meet

February 21, 2013
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The Charlestown Preservation Society Design Review Committee will hold its monthly meeting at the Mary Colbert meeting room located at 20 Devens Street on Monday, February 25th , at 7:30 p.m.  The meeting room is visible and directly accessible from the sidewalk on the left side of the building. Items on the agenda include...

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The Cold Temperatures

February 21, 2013
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We were spoiled after last week’s balmy temperatures.  We agree that the Blizzard of 2013 was not much fun especially if you had to do the snow shoveling, but the temperatures last week were enjoyable.  But Sunday and Monday came and back into the deep freeze we went. Of course for many of us,...

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Police Briefs 02-21-2013

February 21, 2013
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Breaking and Entering – Residence – Night – No Force 02/13/13 - A victim on Corey Street reported she returned home at about 8 a.m. and observed her front door open. She stated to officers that her television and cell phone were missing. There was no damage to the door or lock. The victim...

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Obituaries 02-21-2013

February 21, 2013
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Shaina Coleman Shaina M. Coleman, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, passed into eternal life unexpectedly on February 5 at Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence. She was 30 years old. Shaina was born in Boston on March 22, 1982, a daughter of Joanne (Libby) Coleman and Stephen Coleman. She grew up in Charlestown where she...

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King of the Snow Hill

February 17, 2013
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King of the Snow Hill

Doug MacDonald conquers Lawnwood and Main Street on a snowpile from plowing of local streets.

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Avalon Crossfit to Aid Kenya with Pushups

February 17, 2013
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Avalon Crossfit to Aid Kenya with Pushups

Avalon CrossFit, 545 Medford Street in the new Knight of Columbus building located is hosting a free charity event for the people of Kenya on Feb. 16th at 11:30 a.m. The event, called Hope for Kenya is just one of four CrossFit For Hope fundraising initiatives. A suggested donation of  $15 per person is...

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Fewer Taxpayers File for Abatement

February 17, 2013
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Despite an increase in property tax bills and assessed property values for fiscal year 2013 there have been fewer abatements filed so far this year when compared to 2010. The cutoff date to file abatement with the City of Boston’s Accessing Department was February 1 and to date only 2,200 abatements have been filed....

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DiDomenico Office Hours on Feb. 15

February 17, 2013
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State Senator Sal DiDomenico will hold local office hours on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Zume’s Coffee House, 223 Main Street, Charlestown. All are welcome to visit with Senator DiDomenico, or a member of his staff, during this time to discuss local issues, seek assistance in dealing with...

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We Can Bet You, Menino is Not Happy

February 17, 2013
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The stories coming out about the plowing of city streets in Charletown has residents fuming and rightfully so. However, probably no one is more upset than Mayor Thomas Menino. Menino has always prided himself in taking care of the details involving quality of life issues in Boston.  Whether it be by walking the streets...

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Police Briefs 02-14-2013

February 17, 2013
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Drugs 02/12/13 – As a result of an administrative search at Charlestown High School, an individual was charged with non-criminal possession of marijuana. Investigate Person 02/05/13 – At about 10:30 a.m., officers responded to Bunker Hill Street for a report of a fight. The officer located a victim, who stated six males jumped him...

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Charlestown Mite A Team Takes Second in Annual Mcgoff Tournament Action

February 17, 2013
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This year marked the 12th Annual Dan McGoff Memorial Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament held is honor of a very special man whom dedicated many years of his life to the youth of Charlestown and especially the Charlestown Youth Hockey Association.  The tournament was held on December 7th through the 9th at the Emmons, O’Neill,...

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Obituaries 02-14-2013

February 17, 2013
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Kathleen ‘Kay’ Doherty Of Charlestown Kathleen F. “Kay” Doherty of Charlestown died on February 7. She was the devoted daughter of the late Mary (Burns) and Bernard Doherty; beloved sister of Joanne Doherty of Charlestown, Danny Doherty and his wife, Lilly of Saugus and the late Bernard, Tommy, and Johnny Doherty. She was also...

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Putting on the Finishing Touches: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Welcomes Mayor Menino and Labor Leaders to Honor the Completion of Construction

February 7, 2013
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Putting on the Finishing Touches: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Welcomes Mayor Menino  and Labor Leaders to Honor the Completion of Construction

The New Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in the Charlestown Navy Yard has already been hailed for its anticipated LEED Gold status and as a model for inclusive design. The journey from an architect’s renderings to the completion of construction was taken on by hundreds of skilled union and trades members who made the hospital a...

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The Launch Party for New Cookbook, Stewed

February 7, 2013
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The Launch Party for New Cookbook, Stewed

Charlestown resident Melissa Martin (center) with friends from left: Sam Whelan, Brooke Whelan, Melissa Brown and Alex Hankowski joined host Dave Becker, Chef and Owner of one-of-a-kind Italian Trattoria Sweet Basil in Needham, and food photographer Nina Gallant at the launch party for their new cookbook, Stewed, in Boston on January 21. Stewed is...

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Making Taxes Easier: BHCC and City of Boston Team Up to Help Residents with Tax Process

February 7, 2013
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Most people don’t want to think about it but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2012 tax returns. For many working people in Charlestown there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. Bunker Hill Community College, in partnership with the City of Boston, kicked off its annual...

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Menino’s Coalition Against Guns

February 7, 2013
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Talking about the United States and its policies during civil rights former President Jimmy Carter once remarked that “once that change was made, a very simple but difficult change, no one in his right mind would want to go back to circumstances prior to that juncture in the development of our nation’s society”. It...

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Police Briefs 02-07-2013

February 7, 2013
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Drugs 01/30/13 – As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of Bunker Hill Street, two individuals were placed under arrest for possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute. Warrant Arrest 01/30/13 – At about 9 p.m., officers on Monument Street placed an individual under arrest for an...

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Charlestown Tops East Boston in State Championship Qualification Game

February 7, 2013
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It was a tough loss for the East Boston High School boys basketball team last week against archrival Charlestown during the state championship qualification game. Eastie (9-5) had a better regular season record than Charlestown (6-9) and were leading the Townies by 8 at the half. However, Eastie was unable to hold on and...

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Menino Pushes New Goals In State of City Address

January 31, 2013
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Menino Pushes New Goals In State of City Address

Anyone wondering if Mayor Thomas Menino is ready for another term, they had their doubts quelled Tuesday night during his State of the City address at Faneuil Hall. Menino received a six minute standing ovation from the 800 plus attendees that packed the hall. There was no doubt everyone there was hanging on every...

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Edwards Middle School Students Enter Film Festival

January 31, 2013
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Edwards Middle School Students Enter Film Festival

A group of students from the Edwards Middle School in Charlestown have worked together to create a three-minute video that has been entered into the Youth Film Festival sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the National Properties Project (NPP). The goal of the festival is to make a short film that...

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All the World is a Stage: David Sullivan Appearing In Production of “Oliver”

January 31, 2013
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All the World is a Stage: David Sullivan Appearing In Production of “Oliver”

David Sullivan, a nine year old resident is now appearing in the Wheelock Family Theatre’s production of Oliver.  David is appearing asone of the orphans in the production that will run through February 24. Adapted from the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Book, music, and lyrics by Lionel Bart.Directed by Susan Kosoff. Musical...

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Warren-Prescott Expands Autism and Science Programs

January 31, 2013
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As a never-ending goal to create additional educational opportunities for all students in Warren-Prescott, Principal Michele Davis has brought in some heavy hitters in the fields of science and special education.  This year, autism behavioral specialists will be among the staff at the Warren-Prescott to establish additional readiness skills for all children with autism...

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