Accused of Poisoning Dogs, Ken Hyland Sitting in Jail

October 4, 2012
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An Everett man believed to have been attempting to poison local dogs is sitting behind bars inside the Nashua Street Jail unable to raise the $5000 bail after he was arraigned in Charlestown District Court before Judge Robert McKenna last week. Kenneth Hyland, 53, was arrested after apparently spreading hot dog bits soaked in...

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Drug Abuse Expert Stephen Wallace Key Speaker at CHAD Symposium

October 4, 2012
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Renowned writer and scholar Stephen Wallace, an expert at identifying teenager’s interactions with their parents when it comes to drug use and abuse, will be the featured speaker at a Charlestown Against Drugs sponsored symposium to be held October 11. Wallace will be speaking to members, drug abuse experts, community leaders and volunteers from...

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Columbus Day

October 4, 2012
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Monday the 8this the annual celebration of Columbus Day – which commemorates the achievements of Christopher Columbus, chief among them, the discovery of America. No 15thCentury explorer matched the heroism and daring that Christopher Çolumbus brought onto the world stage at a time when most people believed the world was flat. He was, according...

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Register to Vote

October 4, 2012
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Massachusetts voters have until October 13, to register to vote. The presidential election coming up in November is among the most important in decades. In order to vote, one must be registered to make themselves heard and felt – as a single vote has great value in our society. We urge all those who...

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Police Briefs 10-04-2012

October 4, 2012
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Assault and Battery 09/24/12 – A victim on Ninth Street stated to officers that he was forced to terminate the suspect due to poor work performance. The suspect then punched the victim in the head, stole some copper and fled the area. Detectives were scheduled to investigate. Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Gun...

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Obituaries 10-04-2012

October 4, 2012
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Marguerite Bornstein Longtime employee of Former Sharaf’s Restaurant in the Back Bay Marguerite M. Bornstein died on September 25 at the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham, comforted by family and friends, her daughter, Mary and friend, Pat Christie, were by her side. She was 85 years old. Marguerite was born in Charlestown...

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Softball Banquet

September 27, 2012
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Softball Banquet

The Hayes family presented the 14th annual Joseph Hayes Award (which highlights talent, effort and sportsmanship) to co-winners Carleigh Schievink and Madison Rodriguez. Runner-up Isabella Del Peschio (on right) also received special recognition.

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Charlestown Candlelight Vigil

September 27, 2012
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Charlestown Candlelight Vigil

Ginny McNeil, Kelly McGrath, Robert Kane, and Wanda English at the Candlight Vigil that was sponsored by Charlestown Against Drugs (CHAD) on Saturday Night in Hayes Square. This vigil is to remember those who lost their battle with drugs and alcohol, and to give hope to those still struggling with addiction.

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LaMattina Warns Pier Owner of Heavy Fines, Legal Action

September 27, 2012
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City Councillor Sal LaMattina has warned the owner of Pier 8 – the rotting series of docks and the walkway with views to the harbor – of serious fines and penalties if he fails to fix the rotted areas. Speaking before the city’s Conservation Commission last week, LaMattina called Martin Oliner, the apparent owner...

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Proposals on School Choice Released by BPS

September 27, 2012
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The Boston Public School Department has released several propsals for redistricting the city’s school choice zones in an effort to return to community schools. BPS will present its findings and share the proposal at a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10 (6pm-8:30pm) at Charlestown High School 240 Medford St., Charlestown. Under the new school choice...

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CNC Accepting Applications for Board Seats

September 27, 2012
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is currently accepting nominations for the 7 At-Large community seats on the council. In order to qualify: 1. Candidates for the At-Large seats on the CNC MUST be residents of Charlestown and must be at least 18 years of age. 2. A minimum of twenty-five (25) signatures is required to...

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Council Back to Drawing Board on Redistricting – Again

September 27, 2012
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The City Council’s amended redistricting plan that passed 7-6 last week was vetoed again by Mayor Thomas Menino as he did the last plan offered by the Council. The compromise offered by Councilors Tito Jackson and Matt O’Malley would have left City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s district largely intact with Charlestown remaining in the district....

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Deplorable, Rotting Pier 8 Needs Major Repairs

September 27, 2012
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Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina is absolutely right to begin the process before the Conservation Commission which could lead to a $25,000 a day fine for the owner of Pier 8. Unless Martin Oliner begins rehabilitating the rotting wooden pier, the Commission will likely vote to fine him at the request of LaMattina at...

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Redistricting, Again

September 27, 2012
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Mayor Menino has once again vetoed the city council’s proposed redistricting. The council’s second try did not assuage the mayor who believes the redistricting must be done in such a way that everything about it is right and fair – and legal. There continues to be substantial talk coming out of councillor’s offices at...

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Police Briefs 09-27-2012

September 27, 2012
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Larceny – Bicycle 09/17/12 – A victim reported that he locked his gold Mongoose mountain bike on First Avenue, and when he returned the next day, the bike was gone. Trespassing 09/18/12 – Officers on Bunker Hill Street placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no trespass order. Violation of The Auto...

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Obituaries 09-27-2012

September 27, 2012
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Thomas Collings Retired Heavy Equipment Operator Thomas A. Collings of Lynnfield died September 24 at the E.N. Rogers Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford after a long and courageous battle with A.L.S. He was 65 years old. Born in Boston on January 6, 1947, the son of the late Harold and Agnes T. (Collins) Collings,...

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St. Catherine’s Site Drawing Developer Interest

September 20, 2012
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St. Catherine’s Site Drawing Developer Interest

One of Charlestown’s most recognizable landmarks and formerly one of the neighborhood’s largest churches is up for sale. St. Catherine of Siena Church is being retailed for sale by Cushman and Wakefield, the noted Massachusetts brokerage house. The church building is 22,000 square feet on a plot of 17,000 square feet. It was built...

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CHAD to Hold Candlelight Vigil on Saturday Night

September 20, 2012
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Families touched by substance abuse will gather together in strength in Hayes Square on Saturday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. for the fourth annual Charlestown Candlelight Vigil. The purpose of the Vigil is to remember those who lost their battle with drugs and alcohol and to give hope to those still struggling with addiction....

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Charlestown District Status May Change Following Menino’s Veto of Council Plan

September 20, 2012
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While the City Council passed efforts to redistrict the voting precincts in Boston by a vote of 7-6 back on August 22, Mayor Thomas Menino, feeling pressure from activists who felt the plan didn’t reflect the changing demographics of some city neighborhood, vetoed the plan on September 6. The veto may force Charlestown out...

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Redistricting Veto by Mayor; The Right Thing

September 20, 2012
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Without getting into the Boston neighborhood redistricting minutiae, suffice to say the Boston City Council erred when it went about changing voter lines and city council districts in what appears to have been a highly questionable manner. It was so questionable that Mayor Thomas Menino vetoed the measure. As a result, the redistricting bill...

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The Jewish New Year

September 20, 2012
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Boston’s Jewish community has ushered in the New Year with synagogue services, prayer and with traditional family gatherings. Now comes the ten days of penitence for Jews all over the world, during which time they must atone for their misdeeds during the past year in order to clear the slate for the coming year....

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Police Briefs 09-20-2012

September 20, 2012
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Fugitive from Justice 09/12/12 – Members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit, while in City Square, placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding New Hampshire court warrant charging felony burglary. Larceny – Bicycle 09/11/12 – A victim reported at around 7 p.m. on Sept. 10, he secured his bike on First Avenue, but...

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Obituaries 09-20-2012

September 20, 2012
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Maureen Gould Of the South End, Formerly of Charlestown Maureen R. (Sweeney) Gould of the South End of Boston, formerly of Charlestown, died on September 14. She was the beloved mother of Eric Gould of Malden and Leslie Gould of Winthrop; devoted friend of Richard Dole of Charlestown; sister of Katherine Ronan of Brookline,...

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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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