Peter Looney Park Rededication

April 20, 2012
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Peter Looney Park Rededication

Mayor Thomas Menino, City Councillor Sal LaMattina, Senator Sal DiDomenico, Representative Gene O’Flaherty, and the membership of Charlestown Against Drugs invite all those men, women and children who take in interest in the well-being of Peter Lonney Park to gather for fun and entertainment, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. on May 28. According to the wishes...

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Life Focus Loses State Funding

April 20, 2012
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The pressure on embattled Life Focus Center founder and president Jack Millerick to resign has been turned up a notch with word that the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has decided to terminate its contract with the troubled Charlestown non-profit. That notice of termination, to take effect June 16, will severely impact the LFC’s...

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Carnival Plans Halted

April 20, 2012
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After a Charlestown Neighborhood Council meeting where young townie, Sean Boyle roused members and the audience by proposing to bring back the Charlestown Carnival, the town was abuzz with nostalgia. But just a couple of months later, the merry-go-round of plans has stopped spinning. In a public letter, Boyle wrote: “I am sad to...

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Charlestown Gets a History Lesson from Constitution Museum

April 20, 2012
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In the USS Constitution Museum Theater last week, Ph.D. Sidney Hart, Senior Historian at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, presented an illuminating lecture about the bicentennial exhibition on the War of 1812, which will open at the National Portrait Gallery this June. Dr. Hart shared important portraits with interested Charlestown history buffs, highlighting their...

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Food Truck Festival Set for June 16

April 20, 2012
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The New England food festival scene is heating up just like the weather! Food Truck Festivals of New England present the Charlestown Food Truck Festival at the Pier 4 (1 First Avenue) on Saturday, June 16, with a portion of the net proceeds to benefit the Courageous Sailing Program. There are 11 festivals in...

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The American Revolution is What Began Here in 1775

April 20, 2012
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This year marks the 237thyear of American Independence. The noble American experience with freedom and justice for all began here and everything that took shape and form since, had its beginnings in this place. We are called the Cradle of Liberty as a result. It is altogether an appropriate appellation. Patriot’s Day 2012 marks...

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Police Briefs 04-19-2012

April 20, 2012
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Warrant Arrest 04/10/12 – Officers on Park Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Charlestown Court warrant charging operating under the influence of drugs. Trespassing 04/10/12 – At about 9 p.m., officers in Thompson Square placed a suspect under arrest for violating a no trespass order. Warrant Arrest 04/10/12 – Officers on...

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Obituaries 04-19-2012

April 20, 2012
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Carmen  Magnotta Of Everett, formerly of the North End Carmen E. “Shorty McDuff” Magnotta of Everett, formerly of the North and West End, died on April 10. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis (Damato) Magnotta; loving father of Katherine P. Magnotta, Angelina Miele and her husband, Paul and Carmen E. Magnotta, Jr. He...

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Easter Egg

April 12, 2012
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Easter Egg

The Charlestown Mothers’ Association Easter Egg Hunt was held last Saturday at the Charlestown Community Center. In the phototographs children race to put as many Easter Eggs as possible in their baskets.

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Father Mahoney Resigns Chair of Life Focus Center; Millerick Refuses to Resign

April 12, 2012
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The Reverend Daniel Mahoney resigned from the Life Focus Center Tuesday following a request to the Board of Directors that they ask for LFC Director Jack Millerick’s resignation. When the LFC board refused to vote Millerick out of his job, Father Mahoney decided to step down. In his letter of resignation, Father Mahoney wrote...

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When You Know, You Know

April 12, 2012
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After a heavy meal of MSG-laden noodles and spare ribs, helped down by a dozen gulps of sweetened green tea comes the best part of the Chinese dining experience- your fortune. But after tearing open the crinkly plastic wrapping and cracking the factory-produced cookie at its middle to reveal the small white paper, you...

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BHCC Magazine Recognized by National Organization

April 12, 2012
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BHCC Magazine, a publication of Bunker Hill Community College, received a Silver award from the National Council for Marketing and Publications (NCMPR) at the organization’s national conference in San Francisco, BHCC President Mary L. Fifield announced.  NCMPR sets the standards for professionals working in the areas of communications, marketing, fundraising and alumni relations at...

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Father Mahoney

April 12, 2012
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Father Daniel Mahoney, the former chair of the Life Focus Center (LFC) felt he had to make the very tough decision this week of asking the LFC board  for the resignation of Jack Millerick as director of the LFC. When the board he headed refused to do so, Father Mahoney resigned. Knowing what it...

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Police Briefs 04-12-2012

April 12, 2012
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Attempted Robbery 04/03/12 – A victim reported at about 9 p.m., he was walking on First Avenue, where a group of males and females approached him. Two of the males came up behind him and demanded his possessions while punching him. The victim fled to a nearby store. Officers were able to locate several...

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Obituaries 04-12-2012

April 12, 2012
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Joseph Noonan Charlestown Resident Joseph F. Noonan of Charlestown died on April 6. He was 75 years old. A retired 40 year Dock Worker for the Charlestown and So. Boston Longshoreman’s Unions, he was the beloved son of the late Joseph M. and Mary (Harrington) Noonan, the devoted brother of Patricia A. “Patti” Noonan...

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Rink Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Savings

April 5, 2012
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Rink Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Savings

Lt. Governor Tim Murray, Ed Lambert, the Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Representative Gene O’Flaherty, Senator Sal DiDomenico and a host of dignitaries, including the directors of the Charlestown Youth Hockey Association, were on hand with many others who came to celebrate the completion of energy saving elements at the Emmons...

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Medford Street Project is Finally on Track

April 5, 2012
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After 17 years, Charlestown residents will finally have new neighbors to greet now that the project to transform the dilapidated warehouse on Medford Street is set to move forward. Boston developer Michael Rauseo will begin the $40 million renovation this summer, transforming the old warehouse into 124 loft-style apartments that will be ready for...

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MBTA Fares Going Up as Much as 25%

April 5, 2012
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Although service in Charlestown along its two major bus routes is not expected to change, T officials said last week that transit users should expect to be paying as much as 25% higher fares next year. This comes after a series of meetings held throughout the MBTA demographic where thousands came out to express...

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The $600 Million Lottery Wager and Its Lesson

April 5, 2012
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Even those who are aloof about casino gambling coming to Massachusetts had to look with more than just a bit of awe upon the hoopla and the result of last week’s Mega Million Lottery game which took in $39 million in Massachusetts. The take in all the participating states came to more than $600...

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Police Briefs 04-05-2012

April 5, 2012
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Drugs 03/26/12 – As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of Austin Street, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute. Possession of Alcohol 03/27/12 – As a result of an incident on Medford Street, school police officers placed two individuals...

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Obituaries 04-05-2012

April 5, 2012
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Cheryl Stafford Former Member of Friends of Charlestown Library Cheryl A. Stafford of Charlestown died peacefully on March 29 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice Center in Haverhill after a long struggle with lung cancer. She was 63 years old. Born on April 29, 1948 in Jersey City, NJ, to Madeline and Charles Stafford, she...

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Harlem Globetrotters

March 30, 2012
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Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters were in town this week. Shown above is a Globetrotter beginning his dribbling run from the monument to the TD Garden.

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Charlestown Appreciation Award Winners Announced; Dinner Scheduled for April 21

March 30, 2012
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Charlestown Appreciation Award Winners Announced; Dinner Scheduled for April 21

The Charlestown Appreciation Awards Committee has announced the 2012 recipients: ORGANIZATION: YMCA BUSINESS: Olivia Browning, 20 Chelsea Street PUBLIC SERVANT: Marybeth Kelly NEW RESIDENT: Karen Sullivan SENIOR: Eileen Locke YOUTH: Billy Evers, Jr and Katie McGoff ALUMNUS: Comedian Steve Sweeney UNSUNG HERO: Jim “Jimbo” Tucker. The purpose of the Awards’ Ceremony is to recognize...

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O’flaherty Mulling over Committee Change

March 30, 2012
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Representative Gene O’Flaherty says he is contemplating resigning from his chairmanship of the House Judiciary Committee, which he has headed for almost a decade. If things don’t change, he will likely be leaving in December, he told the Patriot-Bridge earlier this week. O’Flaherty told the Boston Globe he was resigning his chairmanship of the...

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