DiDomenico Office Hours on Feb. 15

February 17, 2013
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State Senator Sal DiDomenico will hold local office hours on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Zume’s Coffee House, 223 Main Street, Charlestown. All are welcome to visit with Senator DiDomenico, or a member of his staff, during this time to discuss local issues, seek assistance in dealing with...

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We Can Bet You, Menino is Not Happy

February 17, 2013
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The stories coming out about the plowing of city streets in Charletown has residents fuming and rightfully so. However, probably no one is more upset than Mayor Thomas Menino. Menino has always prided himself in taking care of the details involving quality of life issues in Boston.  Whether it be by walking the streets...

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Police Briefs 02-14-2013

February 17, 2013
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Drugs 02/12/13 – As a result of an administrative search at Charlestown High School, an individual was charged with non-criminal possession of marijuana. Investigate Person 02/05/13 – At about 10:30 a.m., officers responded to Bunker Hill Street for a report of a fight. The officer located a victim, who stated six males jumped him...

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Charlestown Mite A Team Takes Second in Annual Mcgoff Tournament Action

February 17, 2013
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This year marked the 12th Annual Dan McGoff Memorial Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament held is honor of a very special man whom dedicated many years of his life to the youth of Charlestown and especially the Charlestown Youth Hockey Association.  The tournament was held on December 7th through the 9th at the Emmons, O’Neill,...

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Obituaries 02-14-2013

February 17, 2013
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Kathleen ‘Kay’ Doherty Of Charlestown Kathleen F. “Kay” Doherty of Charlestown died on February 7. She was the devoted daughter of the late Mary (Burns) and Bernard Doherty; beloved sister of Joanne Doherty of Charlestown, Danny Doherty and his wife, Lilly of Saugus and the late Bernard, Tommy, and Johnny Doherty. She was also...

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Putting on the Finishing Touches: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Welcomes Mayor Menino and Labor Leaders to Honor the Completion of Construction

February 7, 2013
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Putting on the Finishing Touches: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Welcomes Mayor Menino  and Labor Leaders to Honor the Completion of Construction

The New Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in the Charlestown Navy Yard has already been hailed for its anticipated LEED Gold status and as a model for inclusive design. The journey from an architect’s renderings to the completion of construction was taken on by hundreds of skilled union and trades members who made the hospital a...

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The Launch Party for New Cookbook, Stewed

February 7, 2013
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The Launch Party for New Cookbook, Stewed

Charlestown resident Melissa Martin (center) with friends from left: Sam Whelan, Brooke Whelan, Melissa Brown and Alex Hankowski joined host Dave Becker, Chef and Owner of one-of-a-kind Italian Trattoria Sweet Basil in Needham, and food photographer Nina Gallant at the launch party for their new cookbook, Stewed, in Boston on January 21. Stewed is...

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Making Taxes Easier: BHCC and City of Boston Team Up to Help Residents with Tax Process

February 7, 2013
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Most people don’t want to think about it but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2012 tax returns. For many working people in Charlestown there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. Bunker Hill Community College, in partnership with the City of Boston, kicked off its annual...

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Menino’s Coalition Against Guns

February 7, 2013
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Talking about the United States and its policies during civil rights former President Jimmy Carter once remarked that “once that change was made, a very simple but difficult change, no one in his right mind would want to go back to circumstances prior to that juncture in the development of our nation’s society”. It...

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Police Briefs 02-07-2013

February 7, 2013
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Drugs 01/30/13 – As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of Bunker Hill Street, two individuals were placed under arrest for possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute. Warrant Arrest 01/30/13 – At about 9 p.m., officers on Monument Street placed an individual under arrest for an...

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Charlestown Tops East Boston in State Championship Qualification Game

February 7, 2013
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It was a tough loss for the East Boston High School boys basketball team last week against archrival Charlestown during the state championship qualification game. Eastie (9-5) had a better regular season record than Charlestown (6-9) and were leading the Townies by 8 at the half. However, Eastie was unable to hold on and...

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Menino Pushes New Goals In State of City Address

January 31, 2013
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Menino Pushes New Goals In State of City Address

Anyone wondering if Mayor Thomas Menino is ready for another term, they had their doubts quelled Tuesday night during his State of the City address at Faneuil Hall. Menino received a six minute standing ovation from the 800 plus attendees that packed the hall. There was no doubt everyone there was hanging on every...

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Edwards Middle School Students Enter Film Festival

January 31, 2013
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Edwards Middle School Students Enter Film Festival

A group of students from the Edwards Middle School in Charlestown have worked together to create a three-minute video that has been entered into the Youth Film Festival sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the National Properties Project (NPP). The goal of the festival is to make a short film that...

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All the World is a Stage: David Sullivan Appearing In Production of “Oliver”

January 31, 2013
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All the World is a Stage: David Sullivan Appearing In Production of “Oliver”

David Sullivan, a nine year old resident is now appearing in the Wheelock Family Theatre’s production of Oliver.  David is appearing asone of the orphans in the production that will run through February 24. Adapted from the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Book, music, and lyrics by Lionel Bart.Directed by Susan Kosoff. Musical...

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Warren-Prescott Expands Autism and Science Programs

January 31, 2013
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As a never-ending goal to create additional educational opportunities for all students in Warren-Prescott, Principal Michele Davis has brought in some heavy hitters in the fields of science and special education.  This year, autism behavioral specialists will be among the staff at the Warren-Prescott to establish additional readiness skills for all children with autism...

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The Way of the Future

January 31, 2013
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In the days before Proposition 2 ½ crippled local cities and towns, the thought of having private funds being raised to maintain and improve public recreational spaces would have been considered ludicrous.  However as the expression goes: that was then and this is now. What brings this to mind is the recent positive local...

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Police Briefs 01-31-2013

January 31, 2013
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Breaking and Entering- Residence – Day 01/22/13 – A victim on Parker Street reported that she left home at 8 a.m., and when she returned at 2 p.m., she found her front door unlocked. Officers observed pry marks on the door jam. An iMac laptop was taken from the home. Breaking and Entering- Residence...

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Obituaries 01-31-2013

January 31, 2013
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John Brophy Of Hull, formerly of Charlestown John J. Brophy of Hull, formerly of Charlestown, passed away peacefully on January 12. He was the husband of the late Loretta Y.(Gravell) Brophy; father of Yvette DiFrummolo and her husband, Robert of Charlestown, Denise Mallozzi and her husband, Jim of Plymouth, Renee Bornheim and her husband,...

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E-Inc Taking Planet Ptrotector Message to School Children

January 24, 2013
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E-Inc Taking Planet Ptrotector Message to School Children

A Charlestown Company is taking the message of  protecting the planet to local school children. Recently, officials visited the The James M. Curley School in Jamaica Plain to celebrate their Kids Green Their Schools Kick-Off learning cycle. “What they’re kicking off is the beginning of their work as planet protectors,” says Dr. Ricky Stern,...

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Residential Taxes and Exemptions Are on the Rise

January 24, 2013
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While the average tax bill for a single-family home in the city has climbed more than 5 percent in fiscal ’13, an increase in residential exemption will help Boston residents alleviate the burden. The average tax bill for a single-family home spiked to $3,480, marking a $175 increase over the previous fiscal year, while...

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Annual Comedy Night on Feb. 17 to Benefit CYHA

January 24, 2013
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Come join Tony V. and his star studded lineup of comedians for a great night of laughs. at theAnnual Comedy Night to benefit the Charlestown Youth Hockey Association on Sunday, February 17 at the  Knights of Columbus Hall from  7 pm to 12 am. There will be a cost of  $25 per ticket (table...

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LaMattina to Chair Committee on City and Neighborhood Services

January 24, 2013
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City Council President Stephen Murphy has appointed City Councilor Vice President Sal LaMattina to chair the Committee on City and Neighborhood Services and Veterans Affairs for a third time. LaMattina will also vice chair the Committee on Ways and Means. The Committee on City and Neighborhood Services includes a Sub-Committee on Aviation and Transportation....

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Remembering Rev. King: A Great Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

January 24, 2013
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For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...

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Police Briefs 01-24-2013

January 24, 2013
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Investigate Property 01/16/13 – A victim on Tufts Street reported when she returned home, she observed items there that did not belong to her. At that time, nothing appeared to be missing from the house. The victim believes employees of the management company might have entered her house without her permission. Assault and Battery...

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