Obituaries 08-30-2012

August 30, 2012
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Rose Zaccone Attorney Atty. Rose C. Zaccone of Charlestown died on August 22. She was 90 years old. She received her MBA from Boston University School of Education and her Law Degree from Boston College School of Law in 1954. Her legal employment included John Hancock Insurance Co; the law firm of Herrick &...

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Remembering Peter Looney

August 24, 2012
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Remembering Peter Looney

The one year anniversary of Peter Looney’s death has just passed. It kind of takes your breath away to think about how quickly time passes, how death is so final and how it helps to define what is so important about our lives. Death, however, in Peter Looney’s case, has not done much to...

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Navy Gives a Cleaning Hand at WP School Marching

August 24, 2012
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Navy Gives a Cleaning Hand at  WP School Marching

Marching in lockstep from the historic Navy Yard, 75 Chief Petty Officer Selectees from the USS Constitution took over the Warren Prescott School for their annual pre-school cleaning.  Everything from weeding the side garden and painting the playground, power washing the cafeteria and setting up classrooms, the naval officers were instrumental in getting the...

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Two Projects Get Go Ahead

August 24, 2012
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The Charlestown Preservation Society Design Review Committee gave consensual approval to two projects and denied approval to one during a hearing Monday evening. Seven members of the review committee attended the meeting. No abuttors were present at the hearing for the three projects. According to Bill Lamb, chairman of the Design Review Committee, two...

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Police Seek to Curb Gridlock

August 24, 2012
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Boston drivers will be introduced to “Don’t Block the Box”, an education and enforcement campaign designed to curb gridlock, and increase vehicle and pedestrian safety, at busy intersections in Boston.  The campaign is the result of a collaboration between the City of Boston and MASCO, a non-profit affiliate of the hospitals, schools, research and...

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Beware a Rule Change

August 24, 2012
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Charlestown drivers beware. A traffic rule change by the Boston Police Department fines motorists from now on $150 if you are found to be blocking an intersection. That is to say, if you drive onto a crosswalk at an intersection while trying to edge your way across the intersection and the light changes to...

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Police Briefs 08-23-2012

August 24, 2012
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Warrant Arrest 08/13/12 – Officers in the area of Main Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding parole violation warrant. Assault and Battery 08/13/12 – A victim stated that as a result of a fight on Starr King Court, he suffered a cut above his eye. The suspect fled prior to the...

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Obituaries 08-23-2012

August 24, 2012
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Agnes Birmingham Retired Chelsea Auditor’s Office Clerk Agnes I. (McDonnell) Birmingham, a retired office clerk, died after a period of ill-health on August 19 in her Chelsea home with her children at her bedside.  She was 87 years old. Born and raised in Charlestown, she was the loving daughter of late Peter and Margaret...

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Building the Town Houses

August 16, 2012
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Building the Town Houses

Carpenters are shown completing some exterior woodwork at the Residences at Rutherford Square Luxury townhouses which extends from 44 to 54 Rutherford Avenue and from 6-8 Arrow Street. Bennett Development is building the townhouses which are expected to be completed in September.

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Living History in Charlestown: Warren Tavern Has Been Local Mainstay Since 1780

August 16, 2012
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Living History in Charlestown: Warren Tavern Has Been Local Mainstay Since 1780

The Warren Tavern has been a local haunt since 1780, making it one of the oldest bars in Massachusetts. It was known to be Paul Revere’s mainstay watering hole, and was also frequented by George Washington. Since then, the clientele has changed from historical heroes to Charlestown’s modern-day workers, and the 2 Pleasant Street...

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Pedal Power: CNC and Hubway Reach Agreement

August 16, 2012
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When the power struggle between the Charlestown Neighborhood Council and Hubway became apparent, bike stations in Charlestown seemed like a far-fetched plan. But after residents circulated a 400-signature petition to bring Hubway to the neighborhood sooner rather than later, Council members followed suit and were finally able to make an agreement on the proposed...

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Dr. Ralph Minear to Retire from MGH Charlestown

August 16, 2012
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Ralph Minear, MD will retire from MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center on September 30, 2012.  Dr. Minear cared for several generations of Charlestown families in his 33 years of service at MGH Charlestown. Dr. Minear joined MGH Charlestown in 1979 and served as the Chief of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine from 1987 until 2002.  Numerous...

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MGH Offers Tips on Avoiding Mosquito Borne Illness

August 16, 2012
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Mosquito-borne illness is a disease spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.  Viruses, such as West Nile Virus (WNV) or Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV), have caused serious illness in the Northeastern US.  However, the risk of becoming infected with a virus or developing disease after a mosquito bite is low.  Mosquitoes infected...

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Thesis and Anti-Thesis

August 16, 2012
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Our neighborhood, thankfully, is among the safest in the city. Charlestown is an example of  a wonderful place to live, to shop, to own businesses or to tour. And best of all, our neighborhood is on top of issues like gunplay, violence, drug and alcohol addiction and the plethora of issues which good neighborhoods...

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Renting in Charlestown?

August 16, 2012
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The rental market has never been better for owners and never worse for renters. Rents here for apartments average over $1800 and go as high as $4500 for units available in the Navy Yard. In fact, in the Navy Yard 1-2 bedroom apartments go for $1800-$2800. Point of fact, renting here is a difficult...

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Police Briefs 08-16-2012

August 16, 2012
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Violation of the Auto Laws 08/07/12 – As a result of a traffic stop on Parker Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license. Violation of the Auto Laws 08/08/12 – As a result of a traffic stop on Rutherford Avenue, an individual was placed...

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Obituaries 08-16-2012

August 16, 2012
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Muriel McCullough-Caputo Retiree of Salvation Army Boston Store Muriel (Ireland) McCullough-Caputo of Lynn, formerly of Saugus, died on August 8 following a brief illness. She was 85 years old. A retiree of the Salvation Army Store in Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late James F. McCullough and Frank P. Caputo; cherished...

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Barebones Yoga

August 9, 2012
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Barebones Yoga

Charlestown’s Barebones Yoga, Yoga Instructor Karen Fabian, shown above in a pose, tries to imbue that in her classes everyone can have a positive healthy experience.

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Operating at Full Capacity: Warren Prescott at Capacity Leaves Some Charlestown Parents in Strife

August 9, 2012
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What all parents want for their children is an exemplary education. They want to feel secure knowing that the school they’re sending their bright-eyed learners to is an institution that fosters community, knowledge, and character. The Warren Prescott Elementary School is Charlestown’s premier learning facility for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, however, the...

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O’Flaherty Looks at House Session

August 9, 2012
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State Representative Eugene L. O’Flaherty joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in celebrating recent session accomplishments as the Legislature ended its Formal Session. As of Tuesday, July 31st, the House passed major legislation pertaining to economic development, health care cost containment, the MBTA, criminal justice, and aid for citizens and municipalities...

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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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