Abutters Meeting Set for Elm St. Project

May 23, 2013
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The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services has scheduled an abutters meeting regarding a proposal for to erect rear, exterior decks and renovate at 399 Main Street, and a proposal for a rear addition at 118 Elm Street.  This meeting will be held on Tuesday May 28 @ 7:00 PM at 303 Bunker Hill St.,...

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Memorial Day

May 23, 2013
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Memorial Day usually is the unofficial start of the all too brief summer in New England.  Temperatures become hotter and days also become longer.   For many grade school students, Memorial Day means that the end of the school year is in sight with only weeks remaining of books, teachers and homework. The deeper meaning...

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Police Briefs 05-23-2013

May 23, 2013
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Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon 05/14/13 – A victim reports when he and a friend were walking on Constitution Road at about 12:30 a.m., five males approached them and began making derogatory statements. The males then pushed the victim to the ground and began to punch and kick him. Officers on scene...

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Obituaries 05-23-2013

May 23, 2013
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Annie Elio Of Charlestown Annie Elio of Charlestown died on May 16. She was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Antoniette; sister of the late Carmen, Theresa Cardalino, Lena Vetrano and her twin sister Josephine and is survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral...

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Local Student Honored with Max Warburg Courage Award

May 16, 2013
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Local Student Honored with Max Warburg Courage Award

Gardner Pilot Academy student and Charlestown resident Yumin Lisa Wei, was among the more than 325 guests gathered in the Imperial Ballroom at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel to celebrate The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum’s 22nd annual Awards Luncheon on May 3 for the exceptional courage of 41 sixth-grade students from Boston and surrounding...

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Police Continuing Investigation into Monument St. Shooting Death

May 16, 2013
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Police Continuing Investigation into Monument St. Shooting Death

Boston Police are still investigating the shooting death of a 21-year-old Charlestown man last week on Monument Street. On Tuesday, May 7 at 10:18 p.m. police were called to 92 Monument for a person shot. Police found the victim, later identified as Steven Jones, 21, of Charlestown, was found suffering from a single gunshot...

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Harvard Kent School’s Renovated Playground

May 16, 2013
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Harvard Kent School’s Renovated Playground

City and State officials were on hand last Friday at the Harvard Kent School to officially open the School’s renovated playground. Shown  are Boston Superintendent Carol Johnson, State Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty, Mayor Thomas Menino with teachers and students.

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CPS to Hold Monthly Meeting to Discuss Ropewalk Building

May 16, 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, May 20, 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. We will discuss...

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Start of the Process

May 16, 2013
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Tonight, May 16, there will be a meeting hosted by the Boston Redevelopment Authority on the Sullivan Square Disposition Study at the Schrafft’s Center Cafeteria from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The purpose of this first of several meetings is to get feedback from the community to determine appropiate uses and the character of the...

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Police Briefs 05-16-2013

May 16, 2013
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Warrant Arrest 05/06/13 – Officers on patrol in the area of Monument Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Cambridge Court warrant charging receiving stolen property. Death Investigation 05/07/13 – At about 10:15 p.m., officers responded to Monument Street for a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, police observed a black...

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Boston Health Care for Homeless Gala

May 9, 2013
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Boston Health Care for Homeless Gala

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) recently honored Cary W. Akins, MD, a renowned cardiac surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and clinical professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, with its Dr. Jim O’Connell Award. Dr. Akins  was recognized for his role as a champion of the organization. BHCHP also honored the...

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CNC Hears Owners of Crate Escape

May 9, 2013
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Owners of Crate Escape, a dog care facility appeared before the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) at their monthly meeting on Tueday night to explain how the new business plans to be integrating into the Charlestown community. At 17,000 square feet of romping room, Crate Escape is the largest in-door dog daycare facility in Boston....

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Applications Are Available for Scholarship

May 9, 2013
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The Annual Peter Looney Scholarship applications are available at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main Street and The Cooperative Bank, 201 Main Street. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to one (1) student entering college and one (1) student attending a private high school. Deadline for submission of completed scholarship application will be on...

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LaMattina Seeks New Sources of Revenue to Help Maintain and Improve Local Parks

May 9, 2013
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Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina is calling for a hearing to find ways to link private development dollars with improving the city’s dynamic public park system. With Boston’s 2,200 acre park system woefully under funded, LaMattina said there could be an opportunity to create a mitigation package similar to what Mayor Thomas Menino issued...

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LaMattina and Parks

May 9, 2013
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Year after year Charlestown’s parks are in the city’s five-year capital improvement budget. However, each year it seems it’s harder and harder to finish some of the projects and get them over the goal line. Now with even more park systems coming on line, the city is going to need more funding to get...

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Police Briefs 05-09-2013

May 9, 2013
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Investigate Person 04/29/13 – At about 9 a.m., officers responded to Park Street for a call stating a person had cut down a tree in the park. The anonymous caller stated that he saw a person cut down a tree before leaving in a red truck. The caller provided the truck’s plate number to...

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Obituaries 05-09-2013

May 9, 2013
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Brenda Lee Argabright Fixture in the Community Brenda Lee Argabright passed away unexpectedly in April. Brenda was a fixture in the community and was often seen walking a dog.  Brenda was distinctive in her appearance with her many tattoos.  She came to Boston, then Charlestown, sometimes around the early 1970’s. She leaves her son,...

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Play Ball

May 2, 2013
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Play Ball

Opening Day ceremony for Charlestown Little League was held on Saturday. Hundreds of local ball players took part in the parade that went up and over Bunker Hill Street before ending up at Ryan Field.

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Literary Lights

May 2, 2013
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Literary Lights

Charlestown resident and Boston Public Library board chairman Jeff Rudman joins “Literary Lights” dinner chair Sandra Ourusoff Massey, left, and the Associates of the Boston Public Library board chair Vivian Spiro. The event was held on April April 14 and raised over $300,000 for the preservation of books, manuscripts and works of art that...

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Local Voters Back Lynch, Gomez in Senate Primary

May 2, 2013
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Congressman Ed Markey will face off against political newcomer Gabriel Gomez in the general election for U.S. Senate in June despite losing in Charlestown to Congressman Stephen Lynch. Statewide Markey resoundingly defeated Democratic challenger  Lynch winning 57% of the vote to Lynch’s 43%. In Boston Markey received 31,795 votes, or 52%, to Lynch’s 28,625...

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Phipps St.Burying Ground Clean-up Scheduled May 4

May 2, 2013
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Clean-Up Day at Historic Phipps Street Burying Ground will be held this Saturday on May 4 at 10:00 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Charlestown Preservation Society. The Phipps Street Burying Ground is one of seven of Boston’s 17th Century cemeteries and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Founded in...

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Eddinger Named President at Bunker Hill Community College

May 2, 2013
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Dr. Pam Y. Eddinger has been named President of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) following a six-month search. President of Moorpark College in California since 2008, Eddinger is a former vice president of MassBay Community College in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. Eddinger assumes the presidency on July 1, 2013, as Mary L. Fifield retires after...

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Deadline to Visit Site for Food and Beverage Business on May 2

May 2, 2013
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The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus to advertise a food and beverage business opportunity at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston National Historical Park. It is expected that the new contract will be effective in January 2014 and will end on December 31, 2023. The concession is located in historic Building...

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Boston Shines 2013

May 2, 2013
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The weather on Saturday was perfect for outdoor spring cleaning.  We extend a huge thank you to the many volunteers who gave up their time to sweep clean our streets of the winter sand and dirt. This annual event is always a time for neighbors to come out and just talk as they sweep...

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