Family Gathering

September 13, 2012
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Family Gathering

Lois and John “Skinhead” O’Connell (center) are surrounded by their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, while enjoying a recent trip to the beautiful shores of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Lois and John live on Bartlett Street, and are both lifelong “Townies”, who’ll mark their 60th Wedding Anniversary in October. Note: On their...

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Green Thumbs

September 13, 2012
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Green Thumbs

Boston’s first lady, Angela Menino is joined at the August 28 Garden Contest Awards Ceremony in the Public Garden by Mayor Menino’s Garden Contest Porch, Balcony, Deck or Window Box Garden first place winner Kimberly Roberts of East Boston (left) and third place winner Jamie Day of Charlestown. The annual citywide amateur gardening contest...

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Whole Foods Charlestown Gambit on Hold or Are They Moving Forward?

September 13, 2012
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Whether or not the Charlestown Foodmaster will be sold as part of a package deal to Whole Foods, and converted to a Whole Foods market, remains a question. One week after reports surfaced that Johnnie’s Foodmaster was apparently negotiating with Whole Foods for the sale and purchase of seven Foodmaster locations in Massachusetts the...

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Campatelli Wins Primary; Hennigan, Too

September 13, 2012
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Patti Campatelli of East Boston won election to the Register of Probate position defeating Charlestown’s Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina. LaMattina carried Charlestown. However, in the other neighborhoods of Boston, Campatelli scored very well and ended up with a 500 vote margin of victory out of nearly 30,000 votes cast. The vote was 13,779...

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MGH Institute to Collaborate with Community Groups Sept. 14

September 13, 2012
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Students, faculty and staff from MGH Institute of Health Professions will spend several hours on September 14 in collaboration with Charlestown neighborhood groups to offer tips and strategies to improve the health of residents’ lives. During Charlestown Community Day, more than 300 students in nursing, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology are expected to assist...

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Remembering September 11, 2001

September 13, 2012
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The more that time passes, the more we tend to forget the stark terror and horrible outcome of the terrorists attacks which killed so many, while at the same time awakening the nation to the worldwide terrorist threat. The passing of time, however, doesn’t dim the memory of just how bad this attack was,...

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Police Briefs 09-13-2012

September 13, 2012
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Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Knife 09/03/12 – Officers responded to Decatur Street for a report of a person with a knife. A witness told police that he observed a male dragging a female, and when he attempted to help her, the suspect brandished a knife and tried to stab him....

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Remembering Myra Joy Aronson

September 13, 2012
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Charlestown’s Myra Joy Aronson was a public relations professional with her life stretching before her like an endless dream when she got on to American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001. Obviously, the rest is history and her life came to an end on that fateful day when the specter and the harsh...

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The Red Sox in Last Place

September 13, 2012
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You do not have to be a Boston Red Sox baseball fan to take notice of the Red Sox who sank into last place at the expense of a team that came to Boston last weekend that was in last place when they arrived but were no longer in last place upon leaving. The...

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Obituaries 09-13-2012

September 13, 2012
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Grace Hollis Of Beverly, Formerly of Charlestown Grace A. (Scalli) Hollis of Beverly, formerly of Charlestown, died September 6 at the Ledgewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Beverly. She was 77 years old. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late James and Mary Ann (Murphy) Scalli, she was raised and educated in Charlestown...

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It’s Showtime for Local Tespians

September 6, 2012
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It’s Showtime for Local Tespians

The week of August 27th was drama filled with acting, singing and dancing for kids from Charlestown who participated in Boston Theatre Project’s Summer Program. The week closed with a showcase performance for friends and family. Boston Theatre Project thanks the Artists’ Group of Charlestown. Call 978.618.7214 or go to www.bostontheatreproject.com – for Fall...

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Separating the Fact from Fiction of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride is Subject of Local Talk, Sept. 8

September 6, 2012
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Separating the Fact from Fiction of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride is Subject of Local Talk, Sept. 8

Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride was made famous by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1860 poem “Paul Revere’s Ride,” so famous that most Americans can recite by heart the opening stanza that begins, “Listen my children and you shall hear…”  The popularity of the poem has led most people to assume that it is a factual account...

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Johnnie’s May Become Whole Foods

September 6, 2012
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Whole Foods, the upper end, organic food chain known for high quality is apparently now negotiating with Johnnie’s Foodmaster to buy at least a half dozen of its stores including the Charlestown location in what is being described as one of the biggest local marketing stories in Charlestown’s modern history. Foodmaster officials, chief among...

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The Labor Day Weekend

September 6, 2012
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The symbolic end of summer – the Labor Day weekend -  has come and gone, again. The holiday has its origins in the 1880’s and was intended at first to celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers. Celebrating the achievements of American workers is a bit dated these days – and what’s more...

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Police Briefs 09-06-2012

September 6, 2012
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Affray 08/28/12 – Officers responded to a call for a fight outside on Medford Street. Upon arrival, police spoke to both parties involved, who stated a physical altercation had taken place, but neither would elaborate further. Complaints may be sought in Charlestown Court. Investigate Property 08/30/12 – At about 5 a.m., officers responded to...

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Obituaries 09-06-2012

September 6, 2012
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Richard Shaw Worked for Domino Sugar Richard W. Shaw of Fremont died at home on August 12 surrounded by his family after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 64 years old. He was born in Somerville one December 5, 1947, the first son of Norman and Doris (Sherrick) Shaw of Charlestown.  He moved...

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Day at the Park

August 30, 2012
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Day at the Park

25 children from the Charlestown Boston Boys and Girls Club saw historic Fenway Park like never before. The children met with players Will Middlebrooks and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, were treated to a tour of the ballpark, and enjoyed lunch on top of the Green Monster. Bank of America and the Boston Red Sox teamed up...

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Biga Breads is Still Baking, Just Not in Charlestown

August 30, 2012
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Biga Breads is Still Baking, Just Not in Charlestown

After almost 20 years of operating in Charlestown, Biga Breads, the quaint neighborhood bake shop at 50 Terminal Street, has quietly cooled its oven and closed its doors. “We were recently forced to move from Charlestown when our landlord ran into permitting trouble at the building where we were located,” said wistful owner Deana...

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Charlestown Parking Regs Up for Discussion

August 30, 2012
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Charlestown’s parking regulations are going to get a solid once over now that the Neighborhood Council has announced it will be hosting a meeting to discuss what is perceived as one of the most important zoning regulations. The CNC earlier this week announced its September agenda. To be discussed, among others, is the regulation...

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Charlestown’s Dentaquest Foundation Recognized at Health Summit

August 30, 2012
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The DentaQuest Foundation in Charlestown was recently recognized for its service in oral health by the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA), National Dental Association (NDA), and Society of American Indian Dentists (SAID), at the first-ever Multicultural Oral Health Summit. The philanthropic organization committed to the improvement of optimal oral health is headquartered on Medford Street,...

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Yoga is All About the “Bare Bones”

August 30, 2012
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It’s 11 a.m. on a Sunday morning, and instead of heading to brunch, you’re sitting cross-legged on a mat that isn’t as comfortable as the salesperson promised. While you watch the taut and lean yoga students glide into the studio, toting coconut water and colorful mats, you contemplate how foolish you will look attempting...

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How Things Have Changed

August 30, 2012
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The John Hancock Life Insurance Company has a big stake in Charlestown – a $45 million mortgage on the property located at 30 Coldwell Street. Units there, in what is known as a Mezzo Design Lofts project, are among the prettiest and most modern in the neighbourhood. A three bedroom loft goes for $3500 a...

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Swimming in Charlestown

August 30, 2012
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The Charlestown Y is offering swimming lessons this fall that begin on September 9. Space is limited so you need to call now to sign up your son or daughter to learn how to swim in a wonderful environment with real professionals conducting the classes. The Charlestown YMCA is a great venue for swimming...

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Police Briefs 08-30-2012

August 30, 2012
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Death Investigation 08/20/2012 – An officer responded to Adams Street at around 4:45 a.m. for a sudden death report. Upon arrival, the officer observed the victim, who was pronounced non-viable and transported to the Office of Medical Examiner. Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon 08/22/2012 – Officers responded to Tufts Street at around...

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