LaMattina Seeks New Sources of Revenue to Help Maintain and Improve Local Parks

May 9, 2013
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Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina is calling for a hearing to find ways to link private development dollars with improving the city’s dynamic public park system. With Boston’s 2,200 acre park system woefully under funded, LaMattina said there could be an opportunity to create a mitigation package similar to what Mayor Thomas Menino issued...

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LaMattina and Parks

May 9, 2013
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Year after year Charlestown’s parks are in the city’s five-year capital improvement budget. However, each year it seems it’s harder and harder to finish some of the projects and get them over the goal line. Now with even more park systems coming on line, the city is going to need more funding to get...

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Police Briefs 05-09-2013

May 9, 2013
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Investigate Person 04/29/13 – At about 9 a.m., officers responded to Park Street for a call stating a person had cut down a tree in the park. The anonymous caller stated that he saw a person cut down a tree before leaving in a red truck. The caller provided the truck’s plate number to...

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Obituaries 05-09-2013

May 9, 2013
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Brenda Lee Argabright Fixture in the Community Brenda Lee Argabright passed away unexpectedly in April. Brenda was a fixture in the community and was often seen walking a dog.  Brenda was distinctive in her appearance with her many tattoos.  She came to Boston, then Charlestown, sometimes around the early 1970’s. She leaves her son,...

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Play Ball

May 2, 2013
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Play Ball

Opening Day ceremony for Charlestown Little League was held on Saturday. Hundreds of local ball players took part in the parade that went up and over Bunker Hill Street before ending up at Ryan Field.

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Literary Lights

May 2, 2013
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Literary Lights

Charlestown resident and Boston Public Library board chairman Jeff Rudman joins “Literary Lights” dinner chair Sandra Ourusoff Massey, left, and the Associates of the Boston Public Library board chair Vivian Spiro. The event was held on April April 14 and raised over $300,000 for the preservation of books, manuscripts and works of art that...

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Local Voters Back Lynch, Gomez in Senate Primary

May 2, 2013
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Congressman Ed Markey will face off against political newcomer Gabriel Gomez in the general election for U.S. Senate in June despite losing in Charlestown to Congressman Stephen Lynch. Statewide Markey resoundingly defeated Democratic challenger  Lynch winning 57% of the vote to Lynch’s 43%. In Boston Markey received 31,795 votes, or 52%, to Lynch’s 28,625...

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Phipps St.Burying Ground Clean-up Scheduled May 4

May 2, 2013
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Clean-Up Day at Historic Phipps Street Burying Ground will be held this Saturday on May 4 at 10:00 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Charlestown Preservation Society. The Phipps Street Burying Ground is one of seven of Boston’s 17th Century cemeteries and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Founded in...

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Eddinger Named President at Bunker Hill Community College

May 2, 2013
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Dr. Pam Y. Eddinger has been named President of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) following a six-month search. President of Moorpark College in California since 2008, Eddinger is a former vice president of MassBay Community College in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. Eddinger assumes the presidency on July 1, 2013, as Mary L. Fifield retires after...

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Deadline to Visit Site for Food and Beverage Business on May 2

May 2, 2013
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The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus to advertise a food and beverage business opportunity at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston National Historical Park. It is expected that the new contract will be effective in January 2014 and will end on December 31, 2023. The concession is located in historic Building...

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Boston Shines 2013

May 2, 2013
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The weather on Saturday was perfect for outdoor spring cleaning.  We extend a huge thank you to the many volunteers who gave up their time to sweep clean our streets of the winter sand and dirt. This annual event is always a time for neighbors to come out and just talk as they sweep...

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Police Briefs 05-02-2013

May 2, 2013
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Larceny 04/24/13 – A liquor distributor informed police that he parked on Warren Street to make a delivery and closed the rear roll-up door on his truck, but did not lock it. When he returned, the door was up and two cases of liquor were missing. Assault and Battery on a Police Officer 04/24/13...

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Kelly Recounts Nervous Moments in Marathon Run

April 25, 2013
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Kelly Recounts Nervous Moments in Marathon Run

Nursing a leg injury and 5-miles out from finishing his first Boston Marathon, Charlestown’s Jack Kelly was stopped in his tracks. “I started to embark on a downward stretch. I would later come to learn, that this stretch was Boston College and was another infamous part of the race where you eventually filter into...

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Avalon Crossfit Fundraiser for One Fund Boston on Friday

April 25, 2013
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Avalon Crossfit Fundraiser for One Fund Boston on Friday

Avalon CrossFit, located in Charlestown, is hosting Hero WOD Friday, this Friday, April 26. WOD, in CrossFit lingo stands for workout of the day. These Hero workouts, named after people who have sacrificed their lives for others have become worldwide tributes and are done by CrossFitters all over the world. Avalon is donating proceeds from...

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Co-directors Celebrate 20 Years of Leadership at CWT

April 25, 2013
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In 1993, two intrepid Charlestown Working Theater alumnae became Co-Directors of the place where they first honed their acting skills.  Professional actors and lifelong Charlestown residents Jennifer and Kristin Johnson, along with Jennifer’s husband, John Peitso, a graduate of Boston University’s Theater Study program and a composer and multi-instrumentalist, took stewardship of the Charlestown...

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Little League Parade is This Saturday

April 25, 2013
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This Saturday, April 27th will be the 2013 Opening Day for Charlestown Little league. All players will march in the annual parade to start off the season. The parade will muster at Hayes Square at 8:30 am. All players will meet their coaches in the Harvard Kent School Yard at this time. The parade...

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CNC to Host Meeting on Ropewalk Building

April 25, 2013
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be hosting a meeting on Wednesday, May 8th at 7 pm at the new Spaulding Hospital Community Meeting Room, for the purpose of hearing preliminary development concepts for the Ropewalk Building, as presented by Mr. Joseph Timilty and his development team. The Ropewalk Building is considered the most historically...

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Get Involved in the Election

April 25, 2013
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The upcoming municipal election for Mayor and City Council will be one of the most important decisions that local voters will have to make in recent history. It is hard to believe that, while there have been a total of 16 elected and acting Mayors of Boston since 1900, there have been only three...

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Police Briefs 04-25-2013

April 25, 2013
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Robbery-Firearm 04/16/13 – A victim reported while he was walking on Main Street near Green Street at around at about 9:30 p.m., four black or Hispanic males approached him. Two of the suspects held him from behind while the other two faced him. One suspect then pointed a black handgun at him and stated,...

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Obituaries 04-25-2013

April 25, 2013
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Henry ‘Billy’ Keating, Jr. Of Charlestown Henry W. “Billy” Keating, Jr. of Charlestown died on April 14. A US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was the father of Billy of Brighton and Maureen of Winthrop; son of the late Henry William, Sr. and Lillian (Campbell); brother of James “Buddy” of Andover,...

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Spring Show Committee

April 18, 2013
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Spring Show Committee

The Artists’ Group of Charlestown Annual Spring Show, Reception. was held on April 12. The Spring Show Committee are from left: Ann Bissell, Carol Schweigert, Dianne Dolan.

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Track is Back

April 18, 2013
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Track is Back

Track is back! Registration for the 2013 Town Track Club Junior Olympics program is now open. Sign-up at www.towntrackclub.com or in person at the Open House at the Charlestown Track May 1st 4-7PM. Practices are Wednesday and Friday 6-7PM starting May 8th at the Charlestown High School Track. For more information contact Sean Nyhan...

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Volunteers Needed for Annual Boston Shine Cleanup, April 27

April 18, 2013
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Local organizers for the 11th annual Boston Shine Cleanup planned on April 27 are looking for volunteers. Most clean ups begin by 10. Supplies are provided but additional rakes, dustpans, gardening tools are welcome! Following is a list of areas being sponsored. Please join your neighbors here or call to schedule a new pickup...

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Menino Budget Includes Capital Spending in Charlestown

April 18, 2013
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Last week Mayor Thomas Menino submitted his Fiscal Year 2014 budget that includes capital spending in Charlestown. The spending in neighborhood is part of Menino’s $2.6 billion Operating Budget for FY2014 and five year $1.8 billion Capital Plan, including $196 million in new FY 2014 project authorizations. “This year’s budget invests in our most...

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