Specialty Petco Store to Open Here on August 24

August 9, 2012
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Pet parents looking for a fresh, unique and interactive shopping experience with their pet can now do so at the Charlestown Unleashed by Petco™, at 5 Austin St. the seventh store to open in the Boston area. The specialty pet store provides the neighborhood with the same knowledge and know-how offered by Petco, but...

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Expanded Ferry Service on Way

August 9, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino has announced the city has received a $1.28M grant from the Federal government to fund ferry service between East Boston and Charlestown and South Boston. The grant, the mayor said, is intended to aid East Boston in becoming more accessible to neighborhoods on the other side of the Mystic River in...

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The Long Hot Summer

August 9, 2012
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The scorching heat of the past weekend and of the week before has left the neighborhood very, very hot. Although it has cooled off just a bit, the heat remains pervasive and it changes our mindset no matter how much we try not to be done in by it. In fact, as all of...

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Police Briefs 08-09-2012

August 9, 2012
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Trespassing 08/02/12 – Officers in the area of Star King Court placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no-trespass order. Assault and Battery 08/03/12 – At about 1 a.m., officers in the area of Main Street and Monument Avenue responded to a call for a fight. The victim informed officers that while...

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Obituaries 08-09-2012

August 9, 2012
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Helen Connolly N.E. Tel & Tel Retiree Helen M. (McGonagle) Connolly of Charlestown died on August 3. She was 77 years old. A retired employee of the Devonshire Street, Boston office of N.E. Tel. & Tel. Co, she was the beloved wife of 55 years to Eugene “Money” Connolly; devoted mother of Karen Johnson...

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Carrier Interviews Local Hockey Stars

August 2, 2012
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Carrier Interviews Local Hockey Stars

Al Carrier, co-host of the Charlestown Live TV program that airs on BNNTV Thursday evenings, interviewed three up and coming hockey stars from Charlestown whom were drafted to hockey teams in the National Hockey League. Carrier sat down with Charlestown’s “Big Three” of Brendan Collier, who just finished his hockey career at Malden Catholic,...

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Shaheen, Carrier Named Partners Healthcare Scholars

August 2, 2012
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Shaheen, Carrier Named Partners Healthcare Scholars

Two Charlestown residents have been named as recipients of the 2012 Partners HealthCare Charlestown Merit Scholarship. Caitlee Carrier, a life-long resident of Charlestown, is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in health care management at Elms College in Chicopee, where she will be entering her junior year in September. Carrier received a $3,500 scholarship. Sarah Shaheen,...

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Neighborhood Council Deadlocked on Hubway Bicycle Location

August 2, 2012
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Hubway’s plans to place two new bicycle rental locations in Charlestown was the cause for a bit of discussion earlier this week before the Charlestown Neighborhood Council. The Council questioned the efficacy of the second planned location and in the end, refused to OK it. The planned location at the corner of Warren and...

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Welcome Hubway

August 2, 2012
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Charlestown will shortly benefit from the bicycle boom being shepherded by Mayor Menino and Boston City Hall. Notwithstanding questions about where exactly the new locations should be, there will be two new locations here, and this is good news. The city will also be designating lanes on major streets as bicycle lanes – and...

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Police Briefs 08-02-2012

August 2, 2012
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Assault and Battery 07/23/12 – A victim on Corey Street reported that as a result of a dispute over monies owed, the suspect punched her in the face before running away. A search was conducted to no avail. The matter is under investigation. Robbery 07/25/12 – A victim stated that at about 10:30 p.m....

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CHAD’s Movie Nights

August 2, 2012
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Nothing being done during the summer in this neighborhood to create the essence of a true community feeling goes beyond the great effort managing Movie Nights by Charlestown Against Drugs. The popular outdoor movie venue has attracted large neighborhood people and their families to a series of outdoor movies in the Charlestown’s various parks....

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Obituaries 08-02-2012

August 2, 2012
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Lynne Butters Of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown Lynne M. (Duffy) Butters of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown, died July 26 with members of her family at her side. She was the beloved fiancee of Brian Margie; loving mother of Kristen Duffy and Ashley Butters; devoted grandmother of Haleigh, Taylor, Charlie, Danny, and Liam Ryan; dear...

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Ready to Start Grillin’

July 27, 2012
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Ready to Start Grillin’

The Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard donated a new grille to the Courageous Sailing Center recently. In the photo from left are: Dave DiLorenzo, Interim Executive Director and Director of Adult Programs, Lois Siegelman, President, Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard, Daniel Keenan, Fleet Manager, Courageous Sailing Center, Kate Henderson, Director of Youth...

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BPS Officials Meet with Local Parents on Family Involvement

July 27, 2012
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BPS Officials Meet with Local Parents on Family Involvement

In an effort to better improve family involvement in local schools, the Boston Public Schools Office of Community Engagement and Circle of Promise spent the past several months speaking with parents, families, students and community members. The organization received valuable input about how to improve school choice and student assignment, how to make schools...

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Rental Bikes Coming to the Neighborhood

July 27, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino announced earlier this week that the total number of rental bicycles available throughout the city will increase by 400 to 1000 before the fall and that at least two new stations holding the bicycles will be placed in Charlestown. The newly introduced bike system run by Hubway, is a pay-per-ride with...

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The Summer of 2012

July 27, 2012
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The tragedy in Colorado has touched Americans in different ways everywhere during this otherwise lovely summer of 2012. At the Showcase Cinema complex in Revere Monday evening the theaters were evacuated during a showing of Batman. Some theater goers were terrified as they exited the theaters for what apparently turned out to be a...

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Police Briefs 07-26-2012

July 27, 2012
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Warrant Arrest 07/16/12 – Officers in the area of Walford Way placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Weymouth Court warrant charging destruction of property. Larceny – Bicycle 07/18/12 – A victim on 13th Street stated that in the last week, two bicycles were stolen from the garage of his apartment building. A...

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Obituaries 07-26-2012

July 27, 2012
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Kathleen Antonelli Of Tewksbury, formerly of Charlestown Kathleen E. (Senna) Antonelli of Tewksbury, formerly of Charlestown and Malden, died on July 21. She was the devoted wife of Joseph Antonelli; loving daughter of Phyllis Senna (DeAngelis) of Charlestown; beloved mother of William Antonelli and his partner, Sarah Christie of Malden, Kathleen Bordonaro and her...

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Living History

July 19, 2012
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Living History

As part of the expansion of Boston Public Schools summer programming, a group of students from two Charlestown schools is spending July and August developing a prototype smartphone app. The app will be used to help young visitors conduct scavenger hunts within the Charlestown Navy Yard featuring the USS Constitution and the USS Constitution Museum. USS Constitution is the...

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Make Some Noise for Charlestown’s Youth

July 19, 2012
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Make Some Noise for Charlestown’s Youth

It was a Friday afternoon and the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club was filled with teenagers enjoying their summer vacation. Some were reading, others chatted excitedly in a group, but the real spark of energy came from a small room in the downstairs level of the building. The corner room, which used to be...

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Domino’s Approved for Main St. Space

July 19, 2012
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The City of Boston Licensing Board has given the OK for Domino’s Pizza to open a location at 277 Main Street. The go ahead includes the right for the business to operate until 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and until midnight, Thursday through Saturday. The Licensing Board approval followed a contentious series of public...

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Transforming Lives by Holistic Means

July 19, 2012
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When longtime Charlestown resident Shawna Pelton was chronically ill, she looked to doctors to alleviate her ailments. But the best they could do was treat her symptoms, not eradicate the central problem. “You’ll probably have to be on medication for the rest of your life,” one doctor told Pelton, whose mouth was agape at...

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Local Teens Take Part in Career Program

July 19, 2012
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Charlestown teens from the neighborhood’s community centers will take part in an innovative career-building program thanks to a generous donation from a Charlestown tour company. Last week, Mayor Thomas Menino joined Charlestown teens from the SUPERTeens program at City Hall Plaza to kickoff the start of the new teen pre-employment program for youth ages...

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Domino’s Win

July 19, 2012
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There is one certainty about Domino’s coming to Main Street. It will not significantly change life in this neighborhood. That being said, the Neighborhood Council and City Hall need to let Domino’s know in no uncertain terms that it cannot and must not attempt to heap upon Charlestown a plastic storefront with garish coloring....

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