Holidays Are in Full Swing

November 30, 2012
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Thanksgiving has come and with it a few added pounds around the waist have been gained.  Now, the race is on for Christmas.  If you drive around the neighborhood, Christmas lights and decorations are already out on homes.  This is only the calm before the storm of events that will get you into the...

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Police Briefs 11-30-2012

November 30, 2012
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CHARLESTOWN Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. Drugs 11/19/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of the Bunker...

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Obituaries 11-30-2012

November 30, 2012
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Stephen Langone Retired Boston Firefighter Stephen T. Langone of West Roxbury, formerly of Charlestown, Ret. Boston Firefighter Eng. Co. #50, died suddenly on November 20. He was 67 years old. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and a member of Boston Firefighters Union Local # 718, he was the beloved husband of...

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Whole Foods Offers Complimentary Shuttle

November 21, 2012
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Whole Foods Offers Complimentary Shuttle

Whole Foods Market is pleased to announce a complimentary shuttle service for its new neighbors in the Charlestown and North End communities. The complimentary shuttle will take shoppers to the closest open Whole Foods Market location, in Beacon Hill, while its Charlestown store is undergoing renovations.  Whole Foods Market has arranged this free shuttle...

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Hearing on Conditions at Local Marina, Nov. 28

November 21, 2012
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Hearing on Conditions at Local Marina, Nov. 28

The Boston Conservation Commission will hold an enforcement hearing on November 28 to determine what action should be takenagainst the owner of Shipyard Quarter’s Marina in the Charlestown Navy Yard if a plan is not presented to fix several of the piers. Residents have been frustrated for years about the deteriorating conditions which are...

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WECA holds meeting on future of BRA

November 21, 2012
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By Donna Rheaume The West End Civic Association sponsored a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to discuss the BRA’s (Boston Redevelopment Association)  role in neighborhood planning and development, the BRA’s Article 80 process and what action residents can take to impact development. The meeting, held at the West End Museum, was titled “Neighborhood Development:...

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Smarter Travel Media Supports Harvest on Vine

November 21, 2012
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Smarter Travel Media of Charlestown, a travel advisory company located in the Hood Business Park, has again donated $1000 to Harvest on Vine Emergency Food Pantry. Every Thursday, Smarter Travel treats its 110 employees to a catered lunch, a perk the employees appreciate. Once a quarter, the employees give up their catered lunch and...

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7 Elected to CNC Board

November 21, 2012
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The CNC At- Large elections were held on November 17. In total, 325 people came out and voted. The following is the listing of the seven members who will be seated at the January 8 CNC meeting: Barbara Babin Peg Bradley Tom Cunha Ed Grace Amanda Reinfeld Mark Rosenshein Erin Sullivan  

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Thanksgiving 2012

November 21, 2012
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This Thanksgiving, as we pause to reflect, there are mixed signs of where we as a nation are headed.  First for the good news: The presidential election showed more minorities participated in the voting process. The home mortgage crisis that triggered the real estate freefall of price values has seen stabilization and housing starts...

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Police Briefs 11-21-2012

November 21, 2012
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Disorderly  11/16/12 – As a result of an investigation in the area of Bunker Hill and Concord streets, two individuals were placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct. Drug paraphernalia was also recovered from both individuals. Larceny in a Building  11/18/12 – A victim on Main Street reported unknown person(s) took his cell...

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Charlestown Soccer Travels Holds Own at the Winchester Veterans Day Tourney

November 21, 2012
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Winchester’s annual Veterans Day Soccer tournament took place over the weekend (Nov. 17-18) and Charlestown entered several teams for the two-day event.  Playing 2 games a day on Saturday and Sunday, Charlestown held their own against several highly rated soccer clubs and towns.  Charlestown entered seven teams this year, almost tripling last year’s entries,...

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Obituaries 11-21-2012

November 21, 2012
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Laurie Cahill Of Charlestown Laurie A. Cahill of Charlestown died on November 10. She was 50 years old. The devoted mother of Sidney McComiskey and his wife, Jennifer and Pvt. William Allen U.S.M.C., she was the loving grandmother of Liam McComiskey; beloved sister of William, Robert and Edward Cahill and Sharon Harrington. Funeral arrangements...

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Lions Club Holds Annual Veterans Breakfast

November 15, 2012
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Lions Club Holds Annual Veterans Breakfast

Members of the Charlestown Lions Club held their annual Veterans Day Breakfast on Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall.  Many residents and veterans came in to take part in the fully prepared meal.  In the above photo are members of the Charlestown Lions Club. In the photo to the left are Michele Cannizzaro...

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Residents Discuss Development Plans for Armory Site

November 15, 2012
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About 30 people turned out for a meeting at the Schrafft’s Center Wednesday night, November 7 to discuss the redevelopment of the Charlestown Armory. The joint community meeting was sponsored by the city’s DND (Department of Neighborhood Development) and a sub-committee of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council Development. The meeting was held to get input...

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Charlestown Library Branch Set to Open on November 26

November 15, 2012
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The Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library, which is located at 179 Main Street, will reopen on Monday, November 26, at 12 p.m. after several months of building improvements. The improvements include the replacement of the gas heater, electric cooling roof top unit, and associated fans; replacement of the roof and windows; installation...

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Charlestown Holiday Stroll Saturday, December 1st – Get Involved Today!

November 15, 2012
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Once again the Charlestown business community will get together for the Holiday Stroll and Festival of trees. Holiday sales, a fair at The Knights, Open Houses, Gallery events, chances to win great prizes, food specials from local restaurants and, of course, Santa Claus will all be part of this special day. Planners are looking...

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Register Now for Programs at Community Center

November 15, 2012
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Charlestown Community Center located at 255 Medford Street will be offering the following  programs in the winter months. Saturday Swim Lessons There is still space available in all levels, beginner, intermediate and strokes, swim classes. The strokes class meets from 9:15 – 10:00 a.m., Level I classes run from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. and...

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Veteran’s Day

November 15, 2012
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This past weekend Americans stopped to remember the veterans of the wars in which we as a country have been engaged. Our debt to these men and women can never be repaid for their service.  For those of us, who never have been in the heat of battle, heard the terrifying sounds of bullets...

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A Good Proposal

November 15, 2012
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The recent hearing on a noise control ordinance by City Councilor Sal LaMattina is in order and overdue.  LaMattina is seeking to put some teeth into a law to make bad neighbors or landlords pay for being a repeated disruption in the neighborhood. The charm of living in Charlestown, Back Bay, Beacon Hill or...

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Obituaries 11-15-2012

November 15, 2012
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Patricia DiNovo Of Charlestown Patricia A. (Cummings) DiNovo of Charlestown died on November 8. She was the beloved wife of the late Bartolo DiNovo; devoted mother of Patricia DiNovo Rosher and her late husband, Dennis, Billy and his fiancée, Patty Dolaher, Russ DiNovo and the late Bart DiNovo; daughter of the late William and...

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Residents discuss future development plans for Armory

November 8, 2012
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About 30 people turned out for a meeting at the Schrafft’s Center Wednesday night to discuss the redevelopment of the Charlestown Armory.  The joint community meeting was sponsored by the city’s DND (Department of Neighborhood Development) and a sub-committee of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council Development. The meeting was held to get input from residents...

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Tree Rededication for Sr. Ernestine

November 8, 2012
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Tree Rededication for Sr. Ernestine

Leo Breen had the words to fit the occasion at the rededication and sign unveiling ceremony for a tree planted by the children of St. Catherine’s School as a gift to Sister Ernestine Quealy. With Sister Ernestine, the beloved former teacher and principal of the school standing nearby, Breen told the gathering in Hayes...

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Third Time Could Be a Charm for Council Redistricting Plan

November 8, 2012
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The Boston City Council voted 11-2 last week to support a third redistricting map that will most likely be signed by Mayor Thomas Menino in the next few days. The new map leaves City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s district largely intact. Charlestown, East Boston and the North End will remain in LaMattina’s district after Menino...

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Veteran’s Day Breakfast Set for Sunday

November 8, 2012
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The Lions Club will hold its annual Veteran’s Day Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, November 11 at the new Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street in Charlestown from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $5.00 for adults and free for children under five years old.  There will be parking on the street and in...

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