Memorial Day 2012

May 25, 2012
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The long weekend for those of us living safely throughout the nation is much more than that for all of us. Whether we recognize and feel the intensity of the Memorial Day holiday or not, whether we  understand what sacrifice and battlefield death are all about, the one day of the year which is...

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Obituaries 05-24-2012

May 25, 2012
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Paul Brassil Lifelong resident Paul Brassil, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, passed into eternal life on Tuesday, May 22, at The Whidden Hospital in Everett following an extended illness. He was 68 years old. Paul was born in Somerville on December 20, 1943, one of 14 children to the late Thomas E. Brassil and...

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Police Briefs 05-24-2012

May 25, 2012
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Breaking and Entering – Residence – No Force 05/14/12 – A victim on Medford Street reported at between 4 and 6 p.m., someone unscrewed the door lock to her apartment and entered the home. A laptop computer was taken from the residence, and the victim believes she knows the suspect. Detectives will investigate. Warrant...

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Olives Reopens to Great Fanfare

May 25, 2012
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Olives Reopens to Great Fanfare

Nothing caused more publicity and talk among culinary quarters in Boston than the reopening of Todd English’s magnum opus, Olives, which came back to life on Thursday, May 9. Following a fire and a series of time consuming negotiations with insurance people, the restaurant began cooking food again after a nearly three year hiatus....

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Charlestown Navy Yard, a Mixture of Yesterday and Today

May 25, 2012
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Charlestown Navy Yard, a Mixture of Yesterday and Today

Everything about the Charlestown Navy Yard is about today and the future although its history is resplendent. Today, it is one of the city’s best rental addresses and a sought after place to live for the condominium owners who live literally and physically on the water with fabulous views and the taste and feeling...

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Visiting the Auld Sodand

May 17, 2012
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Visiting the Auld Sodand

Shown above with Representative Gene O’Flaherty in Belfast at the US Consul General’s residence are: O’Flaherty, Sandra Kaiser, Acting US Consul General Belfast, Northern Ireland, Martin Muilleoir, CEO Belfast Media Group, Roisin McDonough, CEO Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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Residents Express Views on New Rutherford Ave.

May 17, 2012
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Residents Express Views on New Rutherford Ave.

The Transportation Committee of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council hosted a meeting with residents and officials from the Boston Transportation Department at the Knights of Columbus on Medford Street, to discuss plans for the redevelopment of the Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square area. Rutherford Avenue is many things – a speedway for some, an over...

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Life Focus Center Services to Be Delivered by New Agency

May 17, 2012
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The Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services has asked Bay Cove Human Services to take over the functions at the Life Focus Center which presently houses 140 people with developmental disabilities. The decision follows months of turmoil at the Life Focus Center where its accounting practices and other matters regarding its administration have been called...

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Charlestown Celebrates Mother’s Day

May 17, 2012
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Husbands and children were spotted all over town looking for the perfect gift for mom before the big day Sunday. Florists at Raspberry Bouquet Floral Design and Bunker Hill Florist  created the exquisite bouquets they’re known for, and shops dotted along Main Street have were ringing with pink purchases. Such warm and fuzzy feelings...

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Losing 1 Million Pounds

May 17, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino has committed his administration to leading the fight against obesity by pledging to do his best to have Bostonians collectively lose 1 million pounds this year. At first blush, the entire notion of such an effort seems more like a bit advertised for a television reality show than anything else but...

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Obituaries 05-17-2012

May 17, 2012
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James Whelton, MD Tufts Professor James A. Whelton, M.D. of Wayland, who served 25 years as chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and was a professor at Tufts University School of Medicine died peacefully surrounded by his beloved family on Saturday, May 12. Dr. Whelton was born...

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Residents Meet the Mayor

May 10, 2012
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Residents Meet the Mayor

Mayor Thomas M. Menino welcomes Charlestown resident Dianna Bellavance to the May 3 Neighborhood Coffee Hour sponsored by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Dunkin’ Donuts at Peter Looney Park. Mayor Menino met one-on-one with residents and gave out flowers grown in the Parks Department greenhouses at Franklin Park.

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Radio Talk Show Host Karson Tager Gives Charlestown a Voice

May 10, 2012
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Radio Talk Show Host Karson Tager Gives Charlestown a Voice

No other radio host expresses candid remarks, personal anecdotes, and a passion for his community quite like Karson Tager. The Mix 104.1 morning radio personality is the friendly voice that makes traffic a little more bearable on your commute to work, along with co-host Kennedy Elsey. Unlike most talk show host duos, Karson and...

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Police Briefs 05-10-2012

May 10, 2012
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Assault and Battery 05/02/12 – A victim reported while on Bunker Hill Street, she was approached by two individuals, one of whom, after a brief dispute, began to punch her in the face while the other held her. The suspects then fled the area. The parties are known to each other, and the matter...

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Sports 05-10-2012

May 10, 2012
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Charlestown Lacrosse had another great Sunday of lacrosse.  All teams are home this Sunday 5/13 at the Charlestown High School fields.  Come check out a game between 9:00am and 5:30pm.  You can find the schedule online atwww.charlestownlacrosse.com. U13 Girls  The Charlestown U13 Girls lacrosse team showed their determination on Sunday defeating a tough North...

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Obituaries 05-10-2012

May 10, 2012
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Edward Giguere  Of New Hampshire, formerly of Charlestown Edward C. Giguere of Manchester, NH, formerly of Charlestown, died on May 2 after a long illness. He was 62 years old. He retired in 2006 as a result of disabilities after 29 years of service as a shipper with Arthur Blank & Company. He was...

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Cleaning Up

May 3, 2012
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Cleaning Up

Ty Gonzales, 6th grader at the Warren Prescott School donated his Saturday to help make Charlestown Shine in the annual city-wide clean-up.

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First Annual Looney Park Day Draws Large Crowd on Saturday

May 3, 2012
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First Annual Looney Park Day Draws Large Crowd on Saturday

The promise made last year to re-dedicate the effort to keep Peter Looney Park clean from year to year was accomplished last weekend. More than 100 parents, their children and the friends of the late Peter Looney turned out to spiff-up Charlestown’s newest park and among its most pleasant open spaces. Under sunny skies,...

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Charlestown’s Elaine Driscoll to Be Gaming Spokeswoman

May 3, 2012
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Boston Police Department Spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll has been offered a position as the Gaming Commission’s first director of communications. The Gaming Commission this week made the offer to Driscoll, who is now apparently negotiating a contract with the commission. Driscoll has been the BPD’s spokesperson since 2006 and as such, has a strong network...

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Preschool at Kennedy Center?

May 3, 2012
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With the closing of the Tiny Tots program, and kindergarden wait lists being at an all-time high, The Kennedy Center is exploring the option to create a new preschool for three to five-year-olds in Charlestown to start in the fall. The changed situation was the central topic of discussion and concern at Tuesday evening’s...

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Considine to be Parade Marshall

May 3, 2012
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The Battle Of Bunker Hill Parade Committee is proud to announce that the Chief Marshall of the 2012 parade will be James “Jim” Considine. Jim grow up in Charlestown and graduated from Charlestown High School in 1965. Jim served in the Air Force during the Viet Nam War as a Air Policeman in the...

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YMCA to Hold Annual Fundraiser

May 3, 2012
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The Charlestown Y is hosting its annual Spring Fundraiser from 6 -8 p.m. at 150 Second Avenue in the Charlestown Navy Yard.  Food, Cash Bar, Live Music and Prizes are sure to make it a fun event for a great cause.  Please contact Steve Telesmanick for more information or to RSVP.  $25 in advance/$30...

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Celebrating a Neighborhood

May 3, 2012
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A small bevy of extraordinary events last weekend helped to magnify the image of Charlestown as a strong neighborhood. The rededication of Peter Looney Park was a perfect example of a community in sync with the needs of its kids, its parents and the many, many friends of a former leader who left us...

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Police Briefs 05-03-2012

May 3, 2012
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Assault with a Dangerous Weapon-Knife 04/23/12 – At about 3:30 a.m., officers responded to the post office on Austin Street, where they were informed a customer became irate after being asked to produce identification in order to pick up a package. The suspect ripped out a debit machine, threw it on the floor and...

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