There is a Boston City Council Race

August 8, 2013
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While all the attention has been given to the Mayor of Boston race, let’s not forget there are Boston City Council at Large and District races as well. Surely, the race to become the City’s top politician deserves top billing but it is important to recognize there are many candidates seeking to serve on...

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August is Here

August 8, 2013
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Yes, the days have become noticeably shorter and there has been a chill in the air at night. And when the calendar turns to August, as it has, it’s sort of a signal that the new school year is not that far away and soon another summer will be in the books. But the...

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Police Briefs 08-08-2013

August 8, 2013
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Warrant Arrest 07/30/2013 – Two suspects were arrested at around    12:42 p.m. on Pleasant Street on an outstanding warrants issued out of various courts. Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 07/30/2013 – The victim reported unknown person(s) broke into his car that was parked and locked on Roland Street and removed several items at around...

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Obituaries 08-08-2013

August 8, 2013
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Edward Elwell Lifelong Charlestown Resident;  Worked for Sears & Roebuck Edward J. Elwell, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Monday, August 5 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following an extended illness. He was 76 years old. Ed was born on Boston on January 19, 1937, a son of the...

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HCAV Maintains Charlestown Residents Should Vote on Wynn Casino Project

August 1, 2013
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HCAV Maintains Charlestown Residents Should Vote on Wynn Casino Project

After Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina and State Representative Eugene O’Flaherty sent letters to the state’s secretary on environmental affairs that spotlighted the potential impacts a Wynn Casino in Everett would have on Charlestown, the Boston’s Host Community Advisory Committee (HCAC)  is speaking up as well. At a meeting hosted recently by the Massachusetts...

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New Commander

August 1, 2013
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New Commander

USS Constitution held a change of command ceremony in Charlestown Navy Yard on July 26 at which Cmdr. Sean Kearns (right) relieved Cmdr. Matt Bonner as the 73rd commanding officer of ‘Old Ironsides’.

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MGH Institute of Health Receives Top Marks

August 1, 2013
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MGH Institute of Health Professions in Charlestown is the only school in Metro Boston named as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results of the prestigious education magazine’s sixth annual report on the Academic Workplace, the 2013...

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Menino Celebrates Anniversary of Americans with Disability Act

August 1, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino   last week joined the Commission for Persons with Disabilities and members of Boston’s disabled community on City Hall Plaza to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Established by Mayor Menino in 1995, the City of Boston’s Disabilities Commission promotes complete inclusion for individuals with disabilities in...

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Abutters Meeting on School St. Project

August 1, 2013
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The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services has scheduled an abutters meeting regarding a proposal for a rear dormer at 87 School Street.  This meeting will be held on Thursday August 1 @ 6:30 PM at 87 School Street, Charlestown. This matter will go before the Zoning Board of Appeal on August 6.

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Death and Taxes

August 1, 2013
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The adage goes that the only certainty in life is death and taxes.  This seems to be ringing true for local drivers.  There is a plan afoot from the bureaucrats at the Department of Transportation to install new toll gates at both the entrances of the Sumner and Callahan Tunnel as well as the...

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Police Briefs 08-01-2013

August 1, 2013
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Drugs  07/23/13 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Austin Street, three individuals were placed under arrest for possession of a Class C substance with intent to distribute. Assault and Battery  07/23/13 – At about 7 p.m., officers responded to Main Street for a report of a fight.         Police...

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Beating the Heat

July 25, 2013
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Beating the Heat

Neighbors Ethan Greatorex, 4, and Reilley Bartlett, 5, of Charlestown found a fun way last week to beat the heat. They were happy for giveaways, fun activities, and a cool water spray feature to play in at Doherty Park in Charlestown during the Mayor’s free Splash Dance Party on July 18. The Boston Parks...

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Poll Shows Mayor’s Race is Still Up for Grabs

July 25, 2013
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Poll Shows Mayor’s Race is Still Up for Grabs

A recent Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll suggests that the Boston Mayoral race is still very much up for grabs with City Councilor At Large John Connolly and Representative Marty Walsh leading the pack. Twelve candidates are vying for the top two spots during the city’s primary scheduled for September 24. Those two candidates that...

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Menino Looks to Stop Wynn’s Casino

July 25, 2013
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The City of Boston last week raised the possibility that it could be considered a host community, along with the City of Everett, on the $1.2 billion Wynn Casino Resort being proposed for the former Monsanto property on Everett’s waterfront. As was reported in the Boston Globe last week city officials, in letters to...

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Suffolk County Owners Saved Money on Their Car Insurance

July 25, 2013
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A recent study shows that car insurance policyholders in Suffolk County have saved more than $379 million dollars over the past 10 years, in part as a result of investigations and prosecutions targeting fraudulent claims, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. “When scammers file fraudulent claims, honest policyholders are left holding the bag,” Conley...

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Menino’s Threat on Wynn’s Casino

July 25, 2013
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For those of us who know Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, his threat to scuttle the Wynn casino development in Everett (since it is being built on a sliver of Boston land) should be a reason for concern for officials in Everett. Mayor Menino is a politician from the old school who knows how to...

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Police Briefs 07-25-2013

July 25, 2013
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Unarmed Robbery 07/17/2013 – The victim reported while he was delivering food to an address on Starr King Court at around 9 p.m., he was approached by four unknown white males, one of whom punched him in the mouth and took some money from him. The suspects then fled on foot. District detectives were...

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Developers for 30 Polk St. Appear at CPS Committee

July 18, 2013
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Developers for 30 Polk St. Appear at CPS Committee

Neshamkin French Architects, Inc. presented a site plan for a proposed multi-family dwelling to the Design Review Committee of the Charlestown Preservation Society. During the July 15 hearing, members of the committee were particularly focused on maintaining the architectural character of the area and building a more unified, safe community. Architect John French and...

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Come on over to Our House: Spaulding Rehab to Hold Open House on Saturday; Fun Family Activities Planned

July 18, 2013
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Spaulding is proud to announce the rescheduled date for the Spaulding Open House and Family Fun Day for the Charlestown Community is Saturday July 20th from 1-5pm at the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital at 300 First Avenue.  This will be a chance for attendees to tour the new facility and learn about the community...

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Whole Foods to Open on August 7

July 18, 2013
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Whole Foods announced it has planned a grand opening of its Charlestown location that will replace Johnnie’s Foodmaster on Wednesday, August 7. In Ocotober Whole Foods announced an agreement to purchase six leases from Johnnie’s Foodmaster, a family-owned grocery chain based in Chelsea. The six leases include buildings  in Charlestown, South Weymouth, Arlington, Brookline,...

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Mayor Menino’s Final Backyard BBQ A Testament to His True Legacy

July 18, 2013
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Way down at the furthest tip of Boston on Hyde Park’s Chesterfield Street last Friday, Mayor Tom Menino and 2,000 of his closest friends gathered for the 21st and final backyard BBQ at his home – a backyard BBQ that over the years has become a block party featuring a unique cross between family-friendly...

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Police Briefs 07-18-2013

July 18, 2013
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Trespassing 07/09/13 – Officers in the area of Dunstable Street placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no-trespass order. Robbery – Knife 07/09/13 – At about 8 p.m., officers responded to First Avenue for a report of a person with a knife. Upon arrival, two victims told police as they were walking...

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Obituaries 07-18-2013

July 18, 2013
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Rhonda Reeder Lifelong Charlestown resident Rhonda A. Reeder, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life unexpectedly on Friday, July 12 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 47 years old. Rhonda was born in Somerville on August 24, 1965, a daughter of George E. Reeder and Irene T. (McGonagle) Reeder She...

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6th Annual New Balance Heart Break Hill 5K

July 11, 2013
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6th Annual New Balance Heart Break Hill 5K

Charlestown resident Justine Douvadijan participated in the 6th Annual New Balance Heart Break Hill 5K to benefit Franciscan Hospital for Children on Saturday, June 9th at Boston College. Nearly 600 friends took part in the event, raising more than $75,000. Donations can still be made at www.franciscanhospital.org/5k Shown from left: Zach Nicoz, Justine Douvadijan...

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