Lt. Governor Murray to Attend Event on Charlestown Rink Improvements

March 30, 2012
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Lt. Governor Tim Murray will be heading up a press conference on April 4 at 10 a.m. at the Charlestown Hockey Rink to announce further funding being directed to its full rehabilitation and updating. Rep. Gene O’Flaherty will be co-hosting the event with the Lt. Governor. To be announced, is the nearly $700,000 in...

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Rep. Gene O’Flaherty

March 30, 2012
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News that our representative Gene O’Flaherty may be stepping down from his chairmanship of the House Judiciary Committee caught many by surprise. After all, O’Flaherty tends to be a steady Eddy, so to speak. But when his feathers are ruffled as they were last week by a Boston Globe columnist, he threw a bit...

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Police Briefs 03-29-2012

March 30, 2012
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Warrant Arrest 03/12/12 – Officers on Carney Court placed an individual under arrest for outstanding Malden Court and Salem Court warrants charging assault and battery and various motor vehicle violations. Drugs 03/12/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Parker Street, three suspects were placed under arrest and charged...

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Obituaries 03-29-2012

March 30, 2012
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Michael ‘Bolo’ Donahue Charlestown resident Michael P. “Bolo” Donahue of Charlestown died on March 19. He was 63 years old. He was the beloved husband of 31 years to Shauna R. (Toomey) Donahue; devoted father of Kerrin, Courtney and Michael P. Donahue, all of Charlestown and Timothy Donahue and his wife, Shauna of Derry,...

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St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza a Wonderful Party, and a Huge Success

March 23, 2012
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St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza a Wonderful Party, and a Huge Success

The Annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the John F. Kennedy Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown Friday evening drew a huge throng of people from all walks of life – and many, many Irish from this community. It was a night for food and dancing, for small talk and for green colored everything...

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Tweeting About Boston’s Best in 140 Characters or Less

March 23, 2012
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Tweeting About Boston’s Best in 140 Characters or Less

He orders. He takes a picture. He tweets. Tom O’Keefe, the man behind BostonTweet, has been eating his way through the city since early 2008, entertaining his 50,00 followers with every post. Despite the fame he’s grown accustomed to, O’Keefe is just a regular Bostonian, with a big appetite. And he’s no stranger to...

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A New Place to Kick It Will Soon Arrive in Charlestown

March 23, 2012
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A New Place to Kick It Will Soon Arrive in Charlestown

Afterschool activities are integral to building character. Sports promote teamwork, art and theater bolster creativity, and extra focus on academia fosters self-sufficiency and perseverance. At K.I.C.K. Karate, children develop attributes in all areas, finishing their journey by becoming more well-rounded than their kicks. In April, classes will resume in Charlestown thanks to a grant...

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The Life Focus Center, Again

March 23, 2012
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Charlestown has been shocked by allegations of serious mismanagement and worse at the Life Focus Center. It now appears that several investigations are ongoing into theft of state funding at the local institution. State Auditor Suzanne Bump’s lawyers and auditors are now checking over the books and there is the belief that the District...

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18th Annual Bryan Mcgonagle Memorial Hockey Tournament

March 23, 2012
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This year marked the 18th Annual Bryan McGonagle Memorial Tournament and it was held on March 2nd , 3rd and 4th at the MDC rink in Charlestown. This tournament is held in honor of a young Charlestown hockey player whose life came to a tragic end 18 years ago. His family has been such...

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Police Briefs 03-22-2012

March 23, 2012
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Warrant Arrest 03/12/12 – Officers on Carney Court placed an individual under arrest for outstanding Malden Court and Salem Court warrants charging assault and battery and various motor vehicle violations. Drugs 03/12/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Parker Street, three suspects were placed under arrest and charged...

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Obituaries 03-22-2012

March 23, 2012
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Dana Kelly Retired Pipefitters Union Official Dana J. Kelly of North Billerica, formerly of Charlestown, died on March 17. He was 65 years old. He was a retired 42 year member and Business Manager/Financial Secretary-Treasurer of the Pipefitters Association Local Union # 537, The beloved husband of 41 years of the late Linda M....

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Colonel William Prescott Statue

March 16, 2012
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Colonel William Prescott Statue

Colonel William Prescott looks down the hill in a pose reminiscent of that which he took on the day of the Battle of Bunker Hill. His frozen image, caught wonderfully by the famous bronze done by sculptor William Story in 1881, shows a far different landscape than what he looked out upon on that...

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Boys and Girls Club Gives a Healthy Talk

March 16, 2012
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Boys and Girls Club Gives a Healthy Talk

Let’s talk about health, Charlestown. Every Tuesday from 12 to 6 p.m., nursing students from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals program orchestrate health clinics at the Boys and Girls Club for Charlestown’s youth. Jen Spina is the Nurse Health Coordinator at Mass General, and the Health Coordinator for ten of Boston’s...

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State Auditor Investigating Life Focus Center Expenses

March 16, 2012
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State Auditor Suzanne Bump announced last week that her office is investigating possible wrongdoing with as much as $2 million of questionable expenses reported by the Life Focus Center. Located at 1 City Square, Charlestown, and headed by former Charlestown resident Jack Millerick, the LFC cares for the severely handicapped relying for a great...

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The Life Focus Center Must Remain Open

March 16, 2012
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The news about the investigation into the alleged mismanagement of funds at Charlestown’s Life Focus Center has cast a rather negative light on the overseers of the institution. We want to make it clear that no one associated with the Life Focus Center has been arrested, indicted or convicted of any crime and so...

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The MBTA, Again

March 16, 2012
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It is rather pathetic to come to the understanding that if the MBTA solves its 2012 deficit problem in the $160 million range with a fare increase and service decrease, the MBTA will be facing a more than $40 million deficit next year requiring another purge of service and fair increase unless a miracle...

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Charlestown Falls Short to Brockton in Hoop Play

March 16, 2012
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Playing on the hallowed floor of the TD Banknorth Garden on Monday evening, March 12, the Charlestown High boys basketball season came to an end as Brockton prevailed with an overtime 67-64 win in the Division 1 semi-final game.  Brockton now advances to the Div. 1 state final at the DCU Center in Worcester...

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Police Briefs 03-15-2012

March 16, 2012
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Drugs 03/05/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the Bunker Hill housing development, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class C substance with intent to distribute. Warrant Arrest  03/07/12 – Officers on Main Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Portland, Maine, warrant charging him...

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Obituaries 03-15-2012

March 16, 2012
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Mary Cushman Lifelong Charlestown Resident Mary L. (Carr) Cushman, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, died on March 6 surrounded by her family. She was 94 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis A. Cushman; loving mother of Ellen L. and her husband, Patrick E. Burke of Woburn, William J. Cushman...

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Award Winners

March 8, 2012
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Award Winners

Michael Charbonnier, Chairman of Charlestown Against Drugs and Danielle Valle Fitzgerald, Mayor Menino’s Community liason are shown (CHAD) proudly displaying special citations honoring CHAD and the mayor in the battle against drugs.

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MWRA Insists Wind Turbine is in Perfect Order

March 8, 2012
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MWRA Insists Wind Turbine is in Perfect Order

The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority has reiterated its claim that the Charlestown wind turbine with its floating foundation that has been sinking remains safe and has been constructed with a safety factor twice that of which is required. “While the structure has settled, it remains level and plumb with all components remaining operationally ready,”...

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Steppingstone Foundation Gala Raises More Than $95,000 for Programs

March 8, 2012
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Steppingstone Foundation Gala Raises More Than $95,000 for Programs

This year’s event at the Four Seasons Hotel featured a sold-out crowd of nearly 500 guests and raised $95,000  to support this non-profit organization that develops and implements programs which prepare urban schoolchildren for educational opportunities that lead to college success.  This year in Boston, Steppingstone is serving more than 1,000 students in grades...

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CNC Starts Talk on Parking Regulations

March 8, 2012
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Charlestown Neighborhood Council member Mark Rosenshein made a point to discuss one of Charlestown’s most talked about issues at Tuesday night’s meeting—regulations for off-street parking . “We’re talking about changing the zoning by-laws of Charlestown,” Rosenshein said. The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a series of meetings, leading to a joint meeting with...

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Good luck, Captain O’Rourke

March 8, 2012
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Captain Bernie O’Rourke is know local for doing the right thing nearly every time when it came to Charlestown having a problem in the law and order department. At every juncture or every moment of everyday, Captain O’Rourke was ever the gentleman/professional police officer who knew what exactly to do to make things right...

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