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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Obituaries 07-19-2012

July 19, 2012
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Patricia Harrington Bunker Hill Historical Society Member Patricia H. Harrington of Charlestown died on July 14. She was 75 years old. A member of the Bunker Hill Historical Society, she was the beloved daughter of the late Nelson and Margaret (Dick) Harrington; beloved sister of William Wiles of Baltimore, Maryland and the late Robert...

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Water, Water Sttill Not Here

July 16, 2012
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Water, Water Sttill Not Here

The ongoing waterless wading pool at Shipyard Park may actually be usable soon as a cleaning is scheduled. However as of Wednesday morning the pool was still dry much to the dismay of residents.

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Domino’s Request Goes to City Hall: CNC Against Main Street Location

July 16, 2012
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In early June, the Charlestown Neighborhood Council went on record in opposition to a Domino’s Pizza for an empty store at 277 Main Street. The council voted 9-4 against supporting the proposal, which was brought before the council by Boston businessman Rob Rivard. Mr. Rivard, at the time, predicted 18-20 employees would be hired...

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Storymobile in Charlestown for July and August

July 16, 2012
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The ReadBoston Storymobile will be rolling through the streets of Boston this summer providing children with fun, interactive storytelling events and free, new books to take home. The goal of the Storymobile program is to promote regular reading and to build literacy skills outside of the classroom.  The phenomenon of Summer Slide, which puts...

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House Passes Transportion Financing Bill for MBTA

July 16, 2012
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State Representative Eugene L. O’Flaherty, joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives recently in passing legislation that closes the MBTA’s gap for the upcoming fiscal year and provides vital assistance to the regional transit authorities. “I’m pleased that the House is aiding the MBTA through this legislation in order to offset debt...

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The Empty Neighborhood

July 16, 2012
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The surest sign that the full blossom of the summer is upon us following the July 4 holiday is that one can find a parking space more easily just about everywhere. Anecdotal evidence suggests strongly what many Charlestown residents have known for decades – that after the July 4 holiday or slightly before it...

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Police Briefs 07-12-2012

July 16, 2012
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From Boston Police Area A-1 POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District...

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Naming Public Places in Return for Payment

July 16, 2012
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The T has decided to sell naming rights for its various stations throughout the city in order to bring in more income. It is probably bad public policy to begin naming our public places for a price to virtually any corporation who wishes to pay it. Like everything else having to do with policy,...

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Here Comes Summer

July 16, 2012
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The Supreme Court has ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passes muster with the Constitution. Mitch McConnell and company have had their chance to sputter, spit and go spastic over Justice John Roberts’s betrayal. So summer can now begin. Summer, at least in the way New England celebrates it, is the...

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Workings of an Idle Mind…

July 16, 2012
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Little League news WILLIAMSPORT TOURNAMENT UPDATE:  The defending District 9 champion “Townies” raised the bar on drama, experiencing both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in the first two-rounds of playoff action. Charlestown outlasted Mission Hill 10-9 in a back-and-forth barn-burner that included enough twists and turns to satisfy any chiropractor. ...

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Obituaries 07-12-2012

July 16, 2012
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Michael Burton Charlestown Resident Michael J. Burton of Charlestown died suddenly on July 7. He was 51 years old. He was the loving father of Bridget Burton; beloved son of Judy M. (Ring) Burton and the late Robert E. Burton; devoted brother of Kathy Riley and her husband, Richard, Nancy Murphy, Robert Burton Jr....

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Gathering Draws Hundreds on Saturday Night

June 29, 2012
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Gathering Draws Hundreds on Saturday Night

Last Saturday night, hundreds of men, women and children from all walks of life from this neighborhood and beyond gathered for an evening of dancing, music and poetry on a  basketball court at 25 Corey Street in the Bunker Hill Public Housing development. Once the sun went down, the bright stage lights came on...

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Three Charlestown Skaters Chosen by NHL and Bruins

June 29, 2012
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Charlestown’s Matt Grzelcyk was picked by the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League Draft last weekend. He was the 85th overall selection. With this early success, Grzelcyk was chosen by his dream team. “This is what I have dreamt about my entire life,” he said when chosen. “It is a dream come true...

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End of an Era: After 45 Years in Charlestown, Tiny Tots Program Closes Doors

June 29, 2012
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After 45 years of being a staple in the Charlestown community, the appreciated Tiny Tots Program at the Harvard Kent Elementary School silently shut its doors, leaving many Charlestown parents with no other options. For months, a petition circulated throughout the community with the hopes that enough money could be raised to continue the...

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The Importance of Ice-hockey Here Highlighted by NHL Draft Picks

June 29, 2012
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News last weekend that the Boston Bruins and two additional National Hockey League teams have chosen Charlestown skaters to play for them in their annual draft is an extraordinary event in every way. First of all, being chosen to play professional hockey if you are a skater is a life consuming task and one...

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Youth Link and Charlestown

June 29, 2012
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An event organized by Youth Link and held here last weekend that drew hundreds to the Corey Street basketball court in the Bunker Hill Public Housing Development could be the beginning of a much more meaningful relationship if Youth Link’s Matthew Swartz has anything to do with it. Youth Link aids at risk youth...

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Obituaries 06-28-2012

June 29, 2012
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Paul Smith Of Reading, formerly of Charlestown Paul F. Smith of Reading, formerly of Charlestown, died on June 20. He was the beloved husband of Alice G. (Swales) Smith; devoted father of Joann Smith of Charlestown, Paul F. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Wilma of Lynn, Wayne Smith and his wife, Catherine of Oregon...

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