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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Annual Tommy Bryson Tournament Another Success

March 28, 2013
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Annual Tommy Bryson Tournament Another Success

For over two decades at the Charlestown Rink on any given Sunday at noon during the hockey season, there is a fraternity of former Charlestown youth hockey players huffing and puffing up and down the ice, reliving their youth for that one special hour each week. This fraternity of players known as the “Alumni”...

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Seminar on Charlestown Prison to Be Presented on April 16

March 28, 2013
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Seminar on Charlestown Prison  to Be Presented on April 16

Learn About the Charlestown Prison (1805-1955) on Tuesday April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Battle of Bunker Hill Museum. Exactly where was the prison? Why was Charlestown selected as the site? Who were the famous occupants of the prison? After the prison was closed in 1878, why was it reopened in 1884? Could...

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City Street Cleaning to Start Next Week

March 28, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino reminded residents that Boston’s Daytime Neighborhood Street Cleaning Program will officially kick-off for the season on April 1.  This year, the Neighborhood Street Cleaning Program has updated street sweeping days in many neighborhoods to better align the sweeping schedule with trash and recycling days in an effort to boost the...

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Happy Easter and Passover

March 28, 2013
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We wish to extend to the Christian and Jewish members of our community a happy Easter and Passover season. This is the time of year that reminds us how much these two faiths have in common (starting with the Ten Commandments) and the extent to which the Judaeo-Christian heritage forms the core beliefs of...

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Police Briefs 03-28-2013

March 28, 2013
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Drugs 03/19/13 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of McNulty Court, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class C substance (pills). Drugs 03/19/13 – As a result of a drug investigation in the Bunker Hill housing development, two individuals were placed under arrest for possession...

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Downtown School is a Step Closer to Reality: Site Selected by Menino is at 585 Commercial Street in the North End

March 22, 2013
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Downtown School is a Step Closer to Reality: Site Selected by Menino is at 585 Commercial Street in the North End

Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced Friday the City of Boston’s intentions to acquire 585 Commercial St. as a site to be used for a new downtown school, expected to open in September of 2016. Design for the new downtown school will begin in the fall of 2013, with construction expected to begin in June...

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Charlestown’s Carrie Sunde Was Crowned Miss Cambridge

March 22, 2013
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Charlestown’s Carrie Sunde Was Crowned Miss Cambridge

Charlestown resident Carrie Sunde was crowned Miss Cambridge 2013 during the Miss Boston and Cambridge pageant at the Park Plaza in Boston. Sunde recently moved back to Charlestown to live with her dad and said she was excited to represent the neighborhood she calls home. Sunde, a 2010 graduate of North Quincy High School,...

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Downtown Schools Coalition Reacts to the Announcement

March 22, 2013
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Like so many parents, we’re incredibly enthusiastic about the new school announced by Mayor Menino and Councilor Ross on Friday.  Just as the Mayor has been, we’ve been searching for sites for public schools.  In our neighborhoods, it’s very difficult to find any site that is available and works well for a school.  Finding...

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