Police Briefs 06-13-2013

June 14, 2013
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Drugs 06/04/13 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Decatur Street, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class B substance (cocaine). Drugs 06/04/13 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Old Landing Way, two individuals were placed under arrest for...

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A Book Signing Event

June 6, 2013
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A Book Signing Event

A Book Signing Event: for “Girl On A Leash: The Healing Power of Dogs, a memoir” by Charlestown resident Betty L. King was held at Bestsellers Cafe, High Street, Medford on May 18. There were 40 people who attended the event.. 100% proceeds of book sales benefited Kitty Connection, an all-volunteer animal rescue organization...

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Massart Benefit Art Auction

June 6, 2013
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Massart Benefit Art Auction

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), the nation’s only independent public college of art and design, presented its 24th Annual Benefit Art Auction on recently, at the Bakalar & Paine Galleries on MassArt’s Huntington Avenue campus. Each spring, the auction draws a crowd of over 700 collectors and art enthusiasts seeking to view...

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Charlestown Little League Receives $5,000 from MCCA

June 6, 2013
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Charlestown Little League will benefit from a $5,000 grant from a Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) grant. MCCA Executive Director James E. Rooney, said the grant to Little League is part of $120,000 in community grants and $10,000 in academic scholarships to 24  Boston nonprofits and four Massachusetts hospitality students at the Authority’s annual...

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City Releases Names on Advisory Committee

June 6, 2013
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Mayor Thomas Menino’s office released the names of the Advisory Committee, on Wednesday morning, following a discussion at the Charlestown Neighborhood Council on Tuesday night. The following is the statement from the Mayor’s office: “The City created an Advisory Group to ensure broad community input during the Sullivan Square Land Disposition Study and the...

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The Chief Marshall’s Banquet – Battle of Bunker Hill Day

June 6, 2013
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The James W. Conway Post #26 of the American Legion will host the annual banquet to honor 2013 Chief Marshall Eileen Locke on Friday, June 14th at 6:30PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street. A buffet dinner will be served. Tickets are $30 per person,  tables of 8 can be reserved...

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CNC Has a Right to Be Concerned

June 6, 2013
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On Tuesday night, the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) unanimously voted to send a letter to the Department of Neighborhood Services as well as Mayor Menino’s office expressing concern over bypassing the CNC in the decision making process for Sullivan Square.  This is the first time that this has happened in recent memory. We share...

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Congratulations, Charles River Swimming Club

June 6, 2013
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Perhaps it is growing up in the 70s and hearing the song by Standells, “Love That Dirty Water,” referring to the Charles River, so when David Jaye of the Back Bay mentioned that he was going to take part in a swim five years ago in the Charles River, we were incredulous, remembering the...

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Police Briefs 06-06-2013

June 6, 2013
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Larceny in a Building 05/28/13 – A victim reported a flat-screen television was stolen from his place of business on Bunker Hill Street. The victim said he believes it may have been an ex-employee, since the day before the theft was his last day of work. Footage from surveillance cameras is being reviewed by...

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Track Teams Runs in First Meet

June 6, 2013
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Congratulations to Town Track Club Youth!  53 athletes from the club competed in their first Track meet held at MIT in Cambridge.  There were several outstanding performances in the sprints, distance, and jump events. Its not too late too join!  Registration for the 2013 Town Track Club Junior Olympics Track&Field program will remain open...

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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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