Speaking of Sandy

November 8, 2012
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Looking at the devastation on Wednesday morning of New York City and the coastline, one cannot help but be amazed at how one of the most advanced cities in the world can be humbled in less than 24 hours by Hurricane Sandy. What is most amazing is that this was just a  Category 1 ...

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Obituaries 11-08-2012

November 8, 2012
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Josephine ‘Eddie’ Perrotti Member of the Old Charlestown School Girls Association and Golden Age Center Josephine T. “Eddie” (Fitzgibbons) Perrotti of Charlestown died on October 29. She was 86 years old. A member of The Old Charlestown Schoolgirls Association and the Golden Age Center, she was the beloved wife of the late Jaffrie A....

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Whole Foods to Take over Johnny’s Foodmaster Site

November 1, 2012
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Whole Foods to Take over Johnny’s Foodmaster Site

Charlestown residents have mixed reactions following last week’s announcement that Johnny’s Foodmaster will close at the end of November after signing an agreement with Whole Foods to take over the lease at the Charlestown store and five other Foodmaster locations. The upscale grocery chain spokesperson said the Charlestown Foodmaster along with the five other...

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MGH Institute Holds Successful Gala

November 1, 2012
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The MGH Institute of Health Professions that is located in Charlestown in the Navy Yard  for the past decade celebrated its 35th anniversary in grand fashion at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel on October 25. With more than 300 people in attendance, over $377,000 was raised for the Institute. Proceeds from the event fund...

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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Cutting Down on Noise

November 1, 2012
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Loud parties by irresponsible tenants living in buildings owned by irresponsible landlords has been a quality of life issue here for quite some time now. Last Thursday, Charlestown City Councilor Sal LaMattina held a hearing at City Hall regarding his new nuisance control ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is to address the harm...

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Be Sure to Vote

November 1, 2012
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The pundits have proclaimed that the upcoming Presidential election presents the starkest contrast between the candidates of the major parties in generations. And for once, we agree with the pundits. The gaping chasm separating Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on virtually every issue facing our nation, and their vision...

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Police Briefs 11-01-2012

November 1, 2012
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Larceny – Shoplifting 10/23/12 – Officers responded to Austin Street, where an employee informed them a suspect had stolen a $700 iPhone from the store. The suspect is known, and the matter is under investigation. Larceny 10/23/12 – A victim on Tremont Street stated that he put his Macbook Pro computer in a bag...

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Obituaries 11-01-2012

November 1, 2012
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Mary Hurley Boston Traffic Supervisor, AKA Mary the Crossing Guard Mary F. (McLaughlin) Hurley of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown, died on October 22. The late Traffic Supervisor for the City of Boston (Mary the Crossing Guard), she was the beloved wife of the late Daniel F. Hurley B.P.D.; devoted mother of Michael D. Hurley...

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Debbie Hughes Honored as ABCD Community Hero

November 1, 2012
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Debbie Hughes Honored as ABCD Community Hero

A Charlestown resident was recently honored as a community hero by the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD). at the Omni Parker last month. Hughes has been a teacher at the John F. Kennedy Family Service Center for over 30 years. In addition to her work as a teacher, Hughes began Special Townies, an organization...

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Halloween Parade is Wednesday

November 1, 2012
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Halloween Parade is Wednesday

Charlestown residents will not be left out of the party as all hallows’ evening is fast approaching. And one of the most fun events as the pictures below and to the right  show is The Charlestown Mothers’ Association Annual Children’s Costume Parade.  This event will be held  on Wednesday, October 31 starting at 5:30...

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BRA Approves Contract for Navy Yard Fountain

November 1, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the contract with Weston and Sampson, an engineering firm based in Peabody, to begin the process of adding a water recreational use to the Charlestown Navy Yard. Over the summer the BRA put out a Request for Proposal (RFP) to identify and construct a water recreation area at...

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Boston Public School Goals

November 1, 2012
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At the Charlestown community meeting on school choice options that was held last week by Boston Public School (BPS) officials, two goals that will affect the children in our neighborhood who attend or might attend the public schools were brought to light. The first goal dealt with the commitment of BPS and Mayor Menino...

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Police Briefs 10-25-2012

November 1, 2012
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Larceny-Bicycle 10/15/12 – A victim on Dunstable Street reported at about 8 p.m., he secured two bikes in front of his home, but at 6 a.m., he noticed they were gone. The bikes are described as a black Diamond Back mountain bike and a grey Koho mountain bike. Drugs 10/18/12 – As a result...

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Obituaries 10-25-2012

November 1, 2012
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Wesley Bradley Dead at 90 Wesley H. Bradley passed away at his home on October 18 surrounded by his family. He was 90 years old.. The son of the Rev. William Holmes Bradley and Margaret Jane Bertram, he was born in Chaumont, New York on August 7, 1922 after his family emigrated from Canada....

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Parents, BPS Officials Discuss School Choice at Local Forum

October 18, 2012
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Parents, BPS Officials Discuss School Choice at Local Forum

The last local community meeting on the proposed changes to the school busing plan was held at Charlestown High School on Saturday morning.  More than 60 parents, elected government officials, and Boston Public School (BPS) officials attended the meeting at which the various options for school busing were presented, as well as the goal...

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Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition Gets $625,000 Grant for Youth Programs

October 18, 2012
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Substance abuse will hopefully take a major hit as a result of the good work that will flow from a five-year $625,000 grant for substance abuse prevention programs targeting youths that has been awarded to the Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition. The CSAC Coalition is best-known in Charlestown as advocates using existing resources to organize...

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Parents Hear Talk on Raising Today’s Teenager

October 18, 2012
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Raising a teenager to make the right choices has always been difficult, but today it seems even more so with the internet, drugs and more temptations that are readily available. However, all these modern obstacles can be overcome to help your teen make the right decisions was the message that more than 150 parents...

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Question 3

October 18, 2012
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Charlestown residents will be casting a vote on Election Day on Question 3 – by voting yes or no on a proposed law that will eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. Only those who are sick with a variety of debilitating and painful medical issues...

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Police Briefs 10-18-2012

October 18, 2012
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Protective Custody 10/08/12 – As a result of a radio call for a disturbance on Union Street, an individual was taken into protective custody. Violation of the Auto Laws 10/09/12 – As a result of a traffic stop on Corey Street, a suspect was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle with a...

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Charlestown Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

October 18, 2012
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A Charlestown man was held on $20,000 cash bail at his arraignment on charges on Monday that he possessed child pornography on his laptop computer and a portable flash drive, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. The bail imposed by Charlestown District Court Judge Lawrence McCormick was less than the $100,000 recommended...

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Blessing of the Animals

October 11, 2012
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Blessing of the Animals

The Annual Blessing of the Animals was held on Sunday at Thompson Square. Owners brought their pets that ran the gambit from dogs, cats and even a stuffed koala bear. Shown in the top photo Georgia Cady, Stella, Gus, and Marcia Gallicchie In the bottom photo are Dave & Angela Vegan, and Sheba.

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School Choice Meeting Saturday at CHS

October 11, 2012
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The Boston Public School Department has rescheduled the school choice meeting to Saturday, October 13. BPS will present its findings and share the proposal at the meeting on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Charlestown High School 240 Medford St. Last week, At-Large City Councilor John Connolly offered an alternative to BPS’s plan. Connolly met...

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27th Annual Children’s Halloween Costume Parade

October 11, 2012
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Please join the Charlestown Mother’s Association for one of Charlestown’s most beloved events!  The 27th Annual Children’s Halloween Costume Parade at the Bunker Hill Monument will be held on Wednesday, October 31. We will gather at the Monument at 5:00 PM, and the parade will begin at 5:30 PM.  Costumes are encouraged for ALL...

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School Choice Meeting

October 11, 2012
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On Saturday, October 14 starting at 10am at the Charlestown High School, Boston Public School officials will be sharing the findings on the School Choice Plans. We urge all parents of children in the Boston Public Schools to attend. There are two options under consideration. City Councilor John Connolly has recently put forth another...

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