Obituaries 04-25-2013

April 25, 2013
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Henry ‘Billy’ Keating, Jr. Of Charlestown Henry W. “Billy” Keating, Jr. of Charlestown died on April 14. A US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was the father of Billy of Brighton and Maureen of Winthrop; son of the late Henry William, Sr. and Lillian (Campbell); brother of James “Buddy” of Andover,...

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Spring Show Committee

April 18, 2013
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Spring Show Committee

The Artists’ Group of Charlestown Annual Spring Show, Reception. was held on April 12. The Spring Show Committee are from left: Ann Bissell, Carol Schweigert, Dianne Dolan.

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Track is Back

April 18, 2013
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Track is Back

Track is back! Registration for the 2013 Town Track Club Junior Olympics program is now open. Sign-up at www.towntrackclub.com or in person at the Open House at the Charlestown Track May 1st 4-7PM. Practices are Wednesday and Friday 6-7PM starting May 8th at the Charlestown High School Track. For more information contact Sean Nyhan...

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Volunteers Needed for Annual Boston Shine Cleanup, April 27

April 18, 2013
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Local organizers for the 11th annual Boston Shine Cleanup planned on April 27 are looking for volunteers. Most clean ups begin by 10. Supplies are provided but additional rakes, dustpans, gardening tools are welcome! Following is a list of areas being sponsored. Please join your neighbors here or call to schedule a new pickup...

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Menino Budget Includes Capital Spending in Charlestown

April 18, 2013
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Last week Mayor Thomas Menino submitted his Fiscal Year 2014 budget that includes capital spending in Charlestown. The spending in neighborhood is part of Menino’s $2.6 billion Operating Budget for FY2014 and five year $1.8 billion Capital Plan, including $196 million in new FY 2014 project authorizations. “This year’s budget invests in our most...

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CPS Plan to Meet on April 22

April 18, 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, April 22, at 7:30 p.m.  The meeting room is visible and directly accessible from the sidewalk on the left side at the rear of the building. The meeting will...

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Abutters’ Meeting on 143 High St. Set

April 18, 2013
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The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services has scheduled an abutters meeting regarding a proposal to create off street parking for one vehicle at 143 High Street and a proposal to construct a rear deck at 44 Chestnut Street.  This meeting will be held on Wednesday May 15 @ 7:00 PM at 43 Monument Ave.,...

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An Unspeakable Tragedy

April 18, 2013
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Perhaps I am still in sense of shock as the details and the reality of the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday sink into my mind. One is almost immune when one hears about civilian targeted  bombs exploding in those places of unrest like the Middle East or Africa....

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Police Briefs 04-18-2013

April 18, 2013
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Ballistics Evidence Found 04/08/2013 – At about 1 a.m., officers responded to Dunstable Street for a report of shots fired call. At that time, police were unable to locate any evidence, but the following morning, a witness reported finding a shell casing. Officers canvassed the area and found one more casing. Area A-1 detectives...

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Open House Tour on April 21 at Spaulding

April 12, 2013
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Open House Tour on April 21 at Spaulding

For the Charlestown Com-munity there has been a tremendous amount of interest in the construction of the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital at Yard’s End these past few years. For many in the community, Spaulding is already well known for its world class reputation in delivering rehabilitative care. Now as Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital prepares to...

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Squirt ‘A’ Champions

April 12, 2013
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Squirt ‘A’ Champions

The District 1 Champion, Charlestown Squirt ‘A’ team shown above defeated a very strong Parkway team 5 to 4 in double overtime to take the Greater Boston Youth Hockey League – South division championship on March 23.

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Hearing Scheduled for Addition on Cedar Street

April 12, 2013
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The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services has scheduled an abutters meeting regarding a proposal to erect a third floor addition to a one-family dwelling, extend the rear of the building and erect a head house at 22 Cedar Street; and a proposal to extend living space into the basement and attic, erect a roof...

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Historical Society Lecture on Charlestown Prison on April 16

April 12, 2013
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The Charlestown Historical Society lecture on April 16 will feature the Charlestown Prison.  One of the many topics disccussed will be the use of the electric chair. Electric Chair The Governor signed Legislation on April 14, 1898 for electricity to replace hanging as the method of putting condemned criminals to death in Massachusetts. The...

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Abutters’ Meeting on Albion Place and Belmont St. Set for April 18

April 12, 2013
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The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services has scheduled an abutters meeting regarding a proposed dormer, roof deck, and new mudroom at 8 Albion Place, and a proposal to remove and replace the existing dormer with a larger dormer at 29 Belmont Street.  This meeting will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m....

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Paul Revere Annual Re-Enactment is Monday

April 12, 2013
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On Monday, April 15th the annual reenactment of Paul Revere’s historic ride on horseback will take place, arriving at City Square Park in Charlestown shortly before 10am to say hello before riding  down Main Street on his way to Lexington and Concord.  The Friends of City Square Park and the Charlestown Mother’s Association thank...

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Police Briefs 04-11-2013

April 12, 2013
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Assault and Battery 04/02/2013 – A victim reported while walking on Walford Way at around 3:28 p.m., a suspect approached him and stated he had a gun, although the victim said he didn’t see a weapon. The suspect then punched the victim in the face before fleeing the scene. Officers searched the area for...

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Obituaries 04-11-2013

April 12, 2013
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Louise Fama Longtime Employee of St. Catherine’s Church of Charlestown Louise S. (Kelly) Fama, a longtime resident of Charlestown, passed away on April 6 at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford. She was 95 years old. Prior to her retirement, she was a longtime employee of St. Catherine’s Church in Charlestown. She was...

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Little League Banquet

April 5, 2013
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Little League Banquet

The Indians with Coach Doug MacDonald were one of the many Little League teams that were honored at the banquet celebrating the 2012 season.

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Suffolk County DA Conley Announces His Candidacy for Mayor of Boston

April 5, 2013
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Suffolk County DA Conley Announces  His Candidacy for Mayor of Boston

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley announced he will run for Mayor of Boston at a press conference yesterday. “Boston is a great city, and with the right leadership and vision, its best days are still ahead,” said Conley. “So today I am officially declaring that I am a candidate for Mayor of Boston.”...

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Whole Foods Rep Shows Plan for New Market Here

April 5, 2013
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Whole Foods Market representative, Kim Hall, described her visions for the new supermarket in Charlestown during the April 2 Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) meeting at the Knights of Columbus. It includes fresh produce and seafood sections, serviced meats, a prepared foods department, an area of assorted cheeses from around the world, and a small...

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AGC to Hold Annual Exhibit April 12-14 at StoveFactory

April 5, 2013
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The Artists’ Group of Charlestown, AGC, will hold their 9th Annual Spring Art Exhibition on April 12-14 at StoveFactory Studios, 523 Medford Street in Charlestown.  The event is co-sponsored by the Charlestown Preservation Society.  This year, The AGC will add its popular Open Studios on Saturday and Sunday, featuring StoveFactory artists and additional invited...

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Mayor Menino Stepping Down

April 5, 2013
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The announcement last Thursday by Mayor Thomas Menino that he will not seek a sixth term puts an end to the speculation of the last six months of whether he will or will not run for reelection. The consensus among political pundits that he would have won another election underscores what we had said...

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Police Briefs 04-04-2013

April 5, 2013
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Drugs 03/25/13 – As a result of a drug investigation in the Bunker Hill housing development, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class B substance (cocaine). Larceny 03/26/13 – Officers responded to a construction site on Medford Street for a reported larceny. Upon arrival, officers were informed that between 5...

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Obituaries 04-04-2013

April 5, 2013
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Anna O’Donnell Filenes Retiree Anna L. (Losco) O’Donnell died at Oosterman’s Rest Home of Wakefield following a long illness. She was 93 years old. Born and raised in Revere, she attended Revere Schools and was a lifelong Revere resident until moving to Melrose for about 15 years. She retired from Filene’s of Boston after...

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