Bake Sale for the One Fund

May 30, 2013
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Bake Sale for the One Fund

Good Shepherd School teacher Brittany Wehler with students Emma and Joe Hendessi during a Thursday, May 23 bake sale for the One Fund.

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Running for a Good Cause

May 30, 2013
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Running for a Good Cause

Charlestown Resident and member of Horizons for Homeless Children’s Young Professionals Committee, Meg Shea (left)co-chaired and ran the 2013 “Route for Kids” 5k hosted by Horizons for Homeless Children. This year’s 5k took place in Jamaica Plain, and drew a large crowd of runners all sharing the same goal as Shea – to help...

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Charlestown Garden Tour Scheduled for June 15

May 30, 2013
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Explore the hidden gardens and public green spaces of Charlestown at the Gardens for Charlestown Garden Tour. On Sat., June 15th from 10:00-3:00 meet the gardeners of this historic neighborhood and view twelve delightful and varied private gardens. Also, learn about three of our premiere public open spaces as the Friends of Harvard Mall...

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Police Still Looking for Suspect in Murder

May 30, 2013
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Authorities are seeking a man in connection with the May 7 murder of Steven Jones and have charged the suspect’s sister with witness intimidation. Pablo Flores Jr., 20,  is being sought in connection with Jones’ shooting death near the intersection of Medford Street and Monument Avenue. Boston Police responded to the scene just after...

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Volunteers Needed at Charlestown Library for Reading Event

May 30, 2013
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Support children’s literacy in Charlestown by volunteering at this month’s Reading is Fundamental event on Thursday, May 30th.  If you are available to help out  between 3:30 and 6:00, email Charlestown children’s librarian Laura Miller, lmiller@bpl.org. On Thursday, May 30th, Charlestown’s library has a performance by musician Jay Mankita followed by our RIF book...

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Events to Be Aware of ….

May 30, 2013
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In the frantic and fast pace of life that seems more commonplace in today’s world than we remember growing up, there are several important events that are  approaching. Mayor’s race: Charlestown will be an important factor in voting for the next Mayor of Boston.  According to some experts the difference between first and third...

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Police Briefs 05-30-2013

May 30, 2013
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Drugs 05/24/13 – As a result of a drug investigation on Charles Street, an individual will be summonsed to Charlestown Court to be charged with possession of a Class D substance (marijuana) with intent to distribute. Forgery/Uttering 05/26/13 – Officers responded to CVS pharmacy on Austin Street for a report of a female attempting...

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The Charlestown Little League

May 23, 2013
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The Charlestown Little League

The Charlestown Little League held its Annual Barbeque last Saturday at Sullivan Square Fields. Shown  are Melvin Jones, Eddie Ferreira, Marvin Coplin, Ivan Auger, Nolan Trapp, and Coach Greg Grant.

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Connolly Opens Charlestown Office

May 23, 2013
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Connolly Opens Charlestown Office

Nearly 50 volunteers gath­ered at 295 Main Street to open the campaign office in Charlestown. Connolly is the first mayoral candi­date to open an office in Charlestown. After the office opening, volunteers headed out into Charlestown to talk with residents about the campaign. On May 30th, Connolly will host a Charlestown cam­paign kickoff and...

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FCC Blocks Lamattina Ordinance on Regulating Satellite Dishes Hereby

May 23, 2013
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After City Councilor Sal LaMattina pushed through an ordinance to regulate how satellite dishes are installed in neighborhoods like Charlestown the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) blocked the measure last year. Under pressure from the Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association (SBCA) the FCC folded to the huge lobbying power of the SBCA after they threatened...

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Memorial Day Mass Planned on Sunday

May 23, 2013
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Rev.  Dan Mahoney, Pastor of St. Francis de Sales, will be celebrating a mass on Sunday at 11 a.m. commerating Memorial Day.    Fr. Pat Healy will also be recognized for his service at the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea.  St Francis Church is located at 303 Bunker Hill Street.  

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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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