Police Briefs 01-26-2012

January 26, 2012
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Firearm/Possession of a Dangerous Weapon 01/18/12 – As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the Bunker Hill housing development, three individuals were placed under arrest. A large quantity of drug was seized, and two firearms were also recovered. Violation of the Auto Laws 01/19/12 – As a result of a traffic stop...

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Obituaries 01-26-2012

January 26, 2012
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Robert Belyea, Jr. Charlestown Resident Robert ‘Bobby” Belyea, Jr. of Charlestown died suddenly on January 13. He was 44 years old. He was the beloved son of Phyllis M. “Chickie” (Hazelton) Belyea of Charlestown and Robert E. Belyea; devoted brother of Paula, Carol and Sharon Belyea, all of Charlestown; loving uncle of three nieces,...

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Menino’s Pledge on Schools is Positive for Charlestown

January 26, 2012
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A pledge in Mayor Thomas Menino’s annual State of the City address has Charlestown City Councilor Sal LaMattina excited over the possibilities. During Menino’s speech LaMattina was happy to hear that the Mayor plans to overhaul the Boston Public School’s school assignment process. “It is the number one issue here in Charlestown,” said LaMattina....

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Boston Neighborhood Network Media Education Guide 2012

January 26, 2012
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Breaking Through The Clouds

January 19, 2012
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Breaking Through The Clouds

The brilliant architectural form of the the Zakim-Charlestown Bridge seem to soar on a cold day in January in this stunning Shawn Black photograph.

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Cuts to ‘T’ Service a Possibility: Any Changes Not to Take Effect Until 2013

January 19, 2012
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Charlestown residents are worried that the MBTA’s effort to clean up its operating deficit could have a profound effect on bus service in Charlestown. The MBTA announced last week that it was considering major changes in bus routes throughout Suffolk County, and this would include Charlestown. In fact, the MBTA is considering eliminating bus...

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Menino Stresses Schools in State of City Speech

January 19, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino’s 19th annual State of the City speech at Faneuil Hall Tuesday night was vintage Menino. Governor Deval Patrick and nearly everyone important in Suffolk County politics and Boston city government were present as the mayor delivered an address that was very well received by the loud and boisterous crowd that filled...

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MGH Institute Expands Again in Charlestown

January 19, 2012
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MGH Institute of Health Professions has expanded into a fourth building in Charlestown, a milestone celebrated during a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 11. The 21,000 square feet in 2 Constitution Center,  located a short distance away from the school’s main campus in the Charlestown Navy Yard, was acquired to accommodate the school’s sharp...

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New Street Sweeping Plan in Navy Yard Pitched

January 19, 2012
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Last week Boston Public Works officials pitched its plan to expand street sweeping to the Charlestown Navy Yard at a Charlestown Neighborhood Council meeting. According to Public Works officials. the program would begin in the spring and would be implimented on many streets in the  Navy Yard. Public works said the purpose of this...

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The Reverend Martin Luther King

January 19, 2012
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Martin Luther King would have celebrated his 83rdbirthday last Saturday had he not been cut down in the prime of his life by an assassin’s bullet in 1968. Our nation has moved forward with giant steps to bridge the racial divide since King first began his non-violent protest against man’s inhumanity to man. Judging...

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Changes With T Routes

January 19, 2012
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Any planned changes to Navy Yard ferry routes and T routes in Charlestown, especially the elimination of bus 92, would be a giant step backward for this neighborhood and for those men, women and children who are T riders. If anything, this neighborhood requires more and better T service rather than less. The T’s...

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Police Briefs 01-19-2012

January 19, 2012
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Violation of the Auto Laws 01/09/12  – As a result of traffic enforcement in the area of Alford Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Robbery – Attempt – Knife 01/10/12 – A taxi driver reported that he drove two males – one white, one...

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Obituaries 01-19-2012

January 19, 2012
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Marjorie Ann Mellino Of New Hampshire, formerly of Charlestown Marjorie Ann (Langlois) Mellino of Salem, NH, died Friday at her home. She was 73 years old. She was born in Cambridge, grew up and was educated in Charlestown and graduated from Charlestown High School. She was a resident of Salem for the past 10...

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On the Dannce Floor

January 12, 2012
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On the Dannce Floor

Dance instructors Micki Balder and Alex Abdoulaev teaches beginner Lindy Hop at the Crosby Whistle Stop (24 Roland St.) Classes are held every Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Making a Difference with the Charlestown Lions Club

January 12, 2012
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Making a Difference with the Charlestown Lions Club

With 45,000 clubs in over 200 countries, The Lions Club is a humanitarian organization that provides support to people in need worldwide. The motto that the 1.36 million members adhere to is, “we serve.” The Lions Club in Charlestown does exactly that. “The best thing about the club is that we help people,” said...

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MGH Health Assessment of Community Now Going On

January 12, 2012
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A new health assessment being led by the neighborhood and conducted by Mass General Hospital (MGH) has attracted a lot of interest in the community and is generating a great deal of discussion. “It’s been exciting so far in Charlestown,” said Leslie Aldrich, associate director for the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement. “We’ve...

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40 Warren St. Meeting Draws Large Crowd CNC Split on Project; Does Not Give Support

January 12, 2012
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The fate of the proposed project at 40 Warren Street now rests with the Boston Board of Zoning Appeals on January 24 after a special meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) Development Committee last week.  Following a two hour hearing that attracted more than 120 residents, the CNC Executive Board in a 6-6...

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Crime in Our Neighborhood

January 12, 2012
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Living in Charlestown has its obvious advantages and disadvantages. The neighborhood speaks for itself on its own everyday to everyone living here and for all those who come to visit. Frankly, it is a great place to live and it is a great place to visit. It is also a safe place to live...

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Police Briefs 01-12-2012

January 12, 2012
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 01/04/12 – A victim reported that someone entered his First Avenue home through the front door using a key. At the time of the report, the victim said nothing appeared to be missing. The incident was captured on an internal video system. Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon...

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Obituaries 01-12-2012

January 12, 2012
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Patricia Bradley Of East Boston, formerly of Charlestown Patricia M. Bradley of East Boston, formerly of Charlestown, died on January 3. She was the beloved daughter of the late Daniel P. and Mary A. (Guilfoyle) Bradley; loving sister of Mary Tower and her husband, Louis and Frances Sullivan and her husband, Leo, all of...

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Rosenshein Praised for Fairness Regarding Warren Street Matter

January 6, 2012
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The development project at 40 Warren Street Thursday evening meeting attracted more than 100 people. Half appeared to be in favor of the development project and half appeared to be against it. The developer of the project seeks to turn the garage into a mix of commercial and residential housing and parking and he...

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2012 Library Calendars Still Available

January 5, 2012
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2012 Library Calendars Still Available

The Board of Directors of the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library would like to thank Johnny’s Food Master, the Joy of Old and the Bunker Hill Florist for helping in the sale of the historic library calendars.  All proceeds benefit the children and adutls in our branch as the funds are used...

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40 Warren St. Plan Changes to Be Aired

January 5, 2012
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The issue of a development at 40 Warren Street was again a topic at the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) meeting on Tuesday night. CNC Development Committee Chair Mark Rosenshein told the board that he expects there to be changes to the plans that were approved by the CNC late last year. “The proposed plan...

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Waterfront Building Slated for Demo in Jan.

January 5, 2012
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The building on Massport land along the Mystic River and leased by Diversified Automotive in Charlestown is coming down.  The property is used to process cars for East Coast dealerships. Over the years, the building has fallen into disrepair and has become a safety hazard according to Massport. Recently, Diversified Automotive extended their lease...

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