Charlestown Against Drugs Christmas Volunteers at the Jacket Table

December 15, 2011
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Charlestown Against Drugs Christmas Volunteers at the Jacket Table

The CHAD Christmas Team front from left to right: Kathy Andrea, Angela Corvu, Christine Vraiel, Mimi Wrenn, Sarah Coughlin, Roxanne Corvu, Billy Boyle. Back row from left to right: Boston Police Officer Michael Charbonnier, Sean Getchell, Boston Police Officer Dave Saddler and Leo Breen.

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The End of Occupy Boston

December 15, 2011
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Mayor Thomas Menino did the right thing in the end, evicting without incident the remaining numbers of those who will go down in local folklore for many years to come as the Occupiers of Boston. As nearly everyone in Boston knows, the end did not come with a bang, as TS Eliot so brilliantly...

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Police Briefs 12-15-2011

December 15, 2011
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11/28/11 – Breaking and Entering, Residence Officers responded to Albion Place for a reported breaking and entering to both the first and second floor units. Both units had jewelry and various electronics taken. At this time officers did not find any signs of forced entry. Detectives will investigate this matter. 11/28/11 – Assault and...

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Obituaries 12-15-2011

December 15, 2011
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Kathleen T. O’Shea, MD Member of Dermatology Department at MGH Dr. Kathleen T. O’Shea, M.D. of Boston died on December 3. She was a graduate and Valedictorian of the College of Sacred Heart and Newton Nazareth Academy, and a member and first appointed woman physician in the Dermatology Department of Mass General Hospital, Boston...

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Charlestown Tree Lighting

December 8, 2011
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Charlestown Tree Lighting

Mayor Thomas Menino brought Santa Claus and The Macy’s Trolley to Charlestown on Sunday afternoon at Thompson Square. Hundreds of Charlestown residents enjoyed Sorelle’s Bakery cookies and cider as they waited for the festivities. Dancing Tree, Rudolph, The Red Nosed Rheindeer, and Frosty The Snowman entertained the crowd. Santa Claus greeted the children and...

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40 Warren Street Hot Topic at CNC

December 8, 2011
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The proposed development at 40 Warren Street dominated the monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC)Tuesday night. More than 25 abutters to the proposed project came to the meeting to ask that the Council reconsider its vote to support the project stating that the developer had not properly informed them of the meeting...

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ZBA Scheduled New Hearing for 40 Warren Street Project

December 8, 2011
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It was a project that had widespread support from the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) but once abutters began complaining they were not involved in the process things went sour. The Boston Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday (ZBA) was asked to take a deferral for the project at 40 Warren St. until the community process...

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Friends of Doherty Park Looking for Supporters

December 8, 2011
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The Friends of Doherty Park in Charlestown are trying to boost turnout at the next upcoming meeting regarding renovations of the historic park by the City. Each year the Boston Parks Department (BPD) picks a handful of parks from across the city to revamp. This year the Olmstead-designed Doherty Park has been slated for...

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Forum Held About Making Charlestown a Healthier Place

December 8, 2011
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Last Thursday evening, Charlestown residents filled the Knights of Columbus ballroom for a community forum about making Charlestown a healthier place to live, work and play. The purpose of the forum, which was sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Community Health Improvement and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, was to get people thinking and sharing...

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Chamber Breakfast Networking Event Every Friday

December 8, 2011
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Every Friday morning, the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce hosts a breakfast networking event at the Grasshopper Café, located at 229 Bunker Hill St. The meetings begin promptly at 7:30 a.m., but guests can get there as early as 7 a.m., when the café opens. This week’s breakfast networking meeting topic is “Wellness in the...

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An American Tragedy

December 8, 2011
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Last week’s shooting death of a young man walking out of the Bunker Hill Street development was a bit of horrific news we could have done without. He was apparently shot dead by an assailant or assailants unknown, and he himself remained unknown as police found no identification on the dead man when he...

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Remembering the Past

December 8, 2011
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This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor surprise attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Most Americans alive today cannot recall that day and year. They can’t even recall what the surprise attack was about nor is there the sense that this one attack galvanized a sleeping giant – the...

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Police Briefs 12-08-2011

December 8, 2011
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11/21/11 – Larceny A victim on Old Landing Way reported that ten metal posts were stolen from his job sites. Information was received providing a plate number of the vehicle used in the crime. The suspect was identified and a warrant will be sought in Charlestown District Court. 11/21/11 – Breaking and Entering Residence...

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Obituaries 12-08-2011

December 8, 2011
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John Lynch Charlestown Resident John J. Lynch of Charlestown died on December 2. He was the beloved son of the late Joseph J. and Bridget “Bridie” (Marshall) Lynch; devoted brother of James J. Lynch and his wife, Susan of Charlestown and loving uncle of John and Ryan Lynch, both of Charlestown. Funeral arrangements were...

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This Relationship is as Solid as Iron

December 2, 2011
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This Relationship is as Solid as Iron

Charlestown residents Laura Bousquet and her fiancé Owen Corcoran are shown above sharing an intimate moment during their engagement shoot on the deck of the USS Constitution earlier this week.

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Small Businesses That Are Sure to Be a Big Hit for the Holidays

December 2, 2011
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Small Businesses That Are Sure to Be a Big Hit for the Holidays

In honor of last weekend’s Small Business Saturday, the Patriot-Bridge caught up with three local small business owners, whose shops you may or may not know. One thing the owners have in common: they love working in and serving the close-knit community of Charlestown. Here’s what they’re all about: Swell Body and Boutique. 87...

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Man Dies in Bunker Hill Project Shooting

December 2, 2011
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A man has died following a shooting in the Bunker Hill Street projects. It is the first and only homicide in this neighborhood this year. Boston Police reported finding the man who had been shot twice in the head beneath a flagpole in the Charlestown Bunker Hill Street projects at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday. The...

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Neighbors Abutting Warren Street Project Protesting Space Expansion

December 2, 2011
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Better late than never might best be the title of the ongoing drama with neighbors of the Warren Street garage who are protesting the changes scheduled to be made to the structure located at 40 Warren Street. The Boston Redevelopment Authority has approved plans allowing owners of the building to add two stories for...

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Obituaries 12-01-2011

December 2, 2011
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Samuel Poole Formerly of Charlestown Samuel Poole of Revere, formerly Charlestown, died on Nov. 24. A US Marine Corps veteran, he was the loving father of Samuel A. Poole of Revere and Stephen Poole of Somerville; dear brother of Margaret Zarella and Joanne Fitzgerald, both of Methuen, Eleanor Foley of Charlestown, Steven Poole of...

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Evening Stroll

November 23, 2011
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Evening Stroll

Doug Wolcik and Sara Riegler out for a walk in the unusual November warmth near the Warren Tavern on Main Street.

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Charlestown Live’s Kathy Giordano is a Friendly Face Around Town

November 23, 2011
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Charlestown Live’s Kathy Giordano is a Friendly Face Around Town

Born-and-bred Charlestown resident Kathy Giordano is likely one of the nicest individuals you will ever meet. Many know Giordano as the co-host of Boston Neighborhood Network’s (BNN) Charlestown Live. Others may know her from her founding and leadership of the Charlestown Women’s Club, her former community relations work at the Boston Elderly Commission, or...

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Former Charlestown Student Honored at Steppingstone Gala

November 23, 2011
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Former Charlestown Student Honored at Steppingstone Gala

Bruna Lee, a former student at the Edwards Middle School and resident of Charlestown, was the featured speaker earlier this month at The Steppingstone Foundation’s annual gala.  Bruna was recognized for her achievements and perseverance as a Steppingstone Scholar. A free afterschool and summer academic program, The Steppingstone Academy prepares academically motivated students for...

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Fantastic Finish for Crusaders

November 23, 2011
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Fantastic Finish for Crusaders

The Charlestown Crusaders (fifth and sixth graders) of the North Shore Youth Football League, pictured above, became the first-ever “Townie” team to play in the league championship game. Despite losing to heavily-favored Peabody, the Crusadersfinished the season with a 7-3 record and were sen­sational ambassadors for the Charlestown Youth Football League program.

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Serving Up Smiles and Thanksgiving Dinner at Harvest on Vine

November 23, 2011
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This Thanksgiving, 450 Charlestown families received baskets overflowing with holiday meal staples from St. Mary – St. Catherine of Siena’s Harvest on Vine Food Pantry. Turkeys, stuffing, cranberry sauce, potatoes, pies, bakery rolls, and even tin pans were extended to families so that they could prepare their own holiday meals. “This is the biggest...

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