The Silent Killer

December 13, 2012
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With the heating season upon us, now is the time for residents to check their homes to make sure that they have carbon monoxide alarms and that they are in operation.  A winter season does not pass without some home heating-related tragedies,  with people dying from carbon monoxide poisoning. What brings this to the...

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State Aid Cuts

December 13, 2012
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Just when we thought that we were out of the woods with regard to local aid reductions by the state, local officials across the Commonwealth were notified last week that there will be almost $9 million less in discretionary state aid available to cities and towns for the current fiscal year.  However, according to...

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Police Briefs 12-13-2012

December 13, 2012
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Warrant Arrest 12/04/12 – Officers on Vine Street placed an individual under arrest for a violation of probation warrant issued out of U.S. Federal Court. Assault and Battery 12/05/12 – A victim on Pearl Street reported that as a result of an argument with a neighbor, a fight resulted, during which the victim was...

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Obituaries 12-13-2012

December 13, 2012
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Rose Carbonello Of Medford, formerly of Charlestown Rose M. (Carpenter) Carbonello of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, died on December 7. She was 67 years old. She was the beloved and loving wife of 47 years to Joseph S. Carbonello; devoted mother of Christopher and Greg Carbonello; beloved sister of Frank, Eddie and Helen Carpenter,...

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Shipyard Quarter’s Marina

December 13, 2012
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Shipyard Quarter’s Marina

The Boston Conservation Commission voted unanimously to fine the owner and trustee of the Shipyard Quarter’s Marina $25,000 per day until repairs are made to several of the piers which have created hazardous and unsafe conditions for years. The capacity crowd applauded when the decision was announced to impose the maximum fine at a...

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Meeting on Rutherford Ave. is Dec. 6

December 6, 2012
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Meeting on Rutherford Ave. is Dec. 6

The Department of Transportation will host a community meeting tonight (December 6) at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus to discuss the Rutherford Avenue / Sullivan Square Design Project. The city has been meeting with the Charlestown community for several years to find ways to best transform Rutherford Avenue from a 1950’s auto-oriented...

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Police Urge Residents to Be Aware During This Holiday Season Outlines Safety Tips at CNC Meeting

December 6, 2012
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It may be the season to be jolly but Boston Police are warning residents to be careful during the holiday season. Captain Tom Lee told the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) Tuesday night that while it’s good news that overall crime has dropped in Charlestown by 25 percent since the beginning of the year, the...

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Mayor Menino

December 6, 2012
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No matter where any Boston resident goes, the talk ultimately turns to the health and future of Mayor Thomas Menino, who has been hospitalized for the last five weeks and is now at the Spaulding Rehab Center.  This Sunday, parishioners at St. Cecilia’s in the Back Bay included the Mayor in their prayer of...

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Police Briefs 12-06-2012

December 6, 2012
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Drugs  11/26/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Austin Street, two individuals were placed under arrest charged for possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute. Warrant Arrest  11/29/12 – Officers in the area of Tufts Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Charlestown...

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Obituaries 12-06-2012

December 6, 2012
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Paul John Leone Retired Master Pipe Fitter Paul John Leone passed peacefully on November 30 after a courageous battle with cancer. He fought a hard fight and never gave up. Paul was in the care of the kind, understanding and attentive caretakers at the Spaulding Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in the North End of...

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Renovated Library Reopens

November 30, 2012
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Renovated Library Reopens

The Charlestown library reopened on Monday, November 26 after being closed for several months for building renovations and improvements. Many Charlestown residents said they missed the library during the closure and are glad the Main Street branch is back in business. “This is a wonderful community resource.  I come here to use the computer,”...

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Meg Vaillancourt Honored by Youth Villages

November 30, 2012
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Meg Vaillancourt Honored by Youth Villages

The Youth Villages-Germaine Lawrence Campus recently honored Meg Vaillancourt of Charlestown, senior vice president of corporate relations for the Boston Red Sox and executive director of the Red Sox Foundation, with the “Women of Excellence” award for her fundraising efforts benefiting at-risk girls and boys. The Youth Villages-Germaine Lawrence Campus’ Women of Excellence award...

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Free Holiday Concert at at St. Mary-st. Catherine

November 30, 2012
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St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish together with Friends of the Charlestown Library & Hammond Residential Real Estate Announce a Free Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 9 at 3:30 at St. Mary’s Church, 55 Warren Street The Copley Singers, Brian Jones, Director, this year offer a wide-ranging program of familiar carols in both traditional...

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New Date for Shipyard Quarters Meeting at BCC

November 30, 2012
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The Boston Conservation Commission had cancelled their November 28 public meeting of the Boston Conservation Commission.  The sole item on the agenda, which was the Shipyard Quarters Marina Enforcement Order, will be heard on December 12, 2012.

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Downtown View : Parking Lot Worries

November 30, 2012
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I’m worried. It’s about a surface parking lot. It seems silly to worry about a parking lot, but that’s the way it is. Maybe it will turn out okay, but things have a way of getting out of hand. Let’s hope I’m wrong. This parking lot lies on the Esplanade near Charles Circle. That...

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings

November 30, 2012
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With the holiday season now upon us, we urge our readers to remember to be aware of your surroundings as you race from a holiday party to planning for friends and family visiting to just coming back with your Christmas shopping.  This piece of advice is all the more relevant with the recent assault...

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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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