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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Local Court Hosts Top Judges at Meeting

March 30, 2012
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Many, many efforts have been made in recent years to close down the Charlestown District Court. There is a perception in government and among some working inside the judiciary that something good or even better might be gained by shutting down the court here. “Nothing will be gained by doing so,” said Representative Gene...

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Lt. Governor Murray to Attend Event on Charlestown Rink Improvements

March 30, 2012
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Lt. Governor Tim Murray will be heading up a press conference on April 4 at 10 a.m. at the Charlestown Hockey Rink to announce further funding being directed to its full rehabilitation and updating. Rep. Gene O’Flaherty will be co-hosting the event with the Lt. Governor. To be announced, is the nearly $700,000 in...

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Rep. Gene O’Flaherty

March 30, 2012
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News that our representative Gene O’Flaherty may be stepping down from his chairmanship of the House Judiciary Committee caught many by surprise. After all, O’Flaherty tends to be a steady Eddy, so to speak. But when his feathers are ruffled as they were last week by a Boston Globe columnist, he threw a bit...

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Police Briefs 03-29-2012

March 30, 2012
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Warrant Arrest 03/12/12 – Officers on Carney Court placed an individual under arrest for outstanding Malden Court and Salem Court warrants charging assault and battery and various motor vehicle violations. Drugs 03/12/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Parker Street, three suspects were placed under arrest and charged...

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Obituaries 03-29-2012

March 30, 2012
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Michael ‘Bolo’ Donahue Charlestown resident Michael P. “Bolo” Donahue of Charlestown died on March 19. He was 63 years old. He was the beloved husband of 31 years to Shauna R. (Toomey) Donahue; devoted father of Kerrin, Courtney and Michael P. Donahue, all of Charlestown and Timothy Donahue and his wife, Shauna of Derry,...

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St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza a Wonderful Party, and a Huge Success

March 23, 2012
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St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza a Wonderful Party, and a Huge Success

The Annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the John F. Kennedy Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown Friday evening drew a huge throng of people from all walks of life – and many, many Irish from this community. It was a night for food and dancing, for small talk and for green colored everything...

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Tweeting About Boston’s Best in 140 Characters or Less

March 23, 2012
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Tweeting About Boston’s Best in 140 Characters or Less

He orders. He takes a picture. He tweets. Tom O’Keefe, the man behind BostonTweet, has been eating his way through the city since early 2008, entertaining his 50,00 followers with every post. Despite the fame he’s grown accustomed to, O’Keefe is just a regular Bostonian, with a big appetite. And he’s no stranger to...

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A New Place to Kick It Will Soon Arrive in Charlestown

March 23, 2012
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A New Place to Kick It Will Soon Arrive in Charlestown

Afterschool activities are integral to building character. Sports promote teamwork, art and theater bolster creativity, and extra focus on academia fosters self-sufficiency and perseverance. At K.I.C.K. Karate, children develop attributes in all areas, finishing their journey by becoming more well-rounded than their kicks. In April, classes will resume in Charlestown thanks to a grant...

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The Life Focus Center, Again

March 23, 2012
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Charlestown has been shocked by allegations of serious mismanagement and worse at the Life Focus Center. It now appears that several investigations are ongoing into theft of state funding at the local institution. State Auditor Suzanne Bump’s lawyers and auditors are now checking over the books and there is the belief that the District...

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18th Annual Bryan Mcgonagle Memorial Hockey Tournament

March 23, 2012
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This year marked the 18th Annual Bryan McGonagle Memorial Tournament and it was held on March 2nd , 3rd and 4th at the MDC rink in Charlestown. This tournament is held in honor of a young Charlestown hockey player whose life came to a tragic end 18 years ago. His family has been such...

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Police Briefs 03-22-2012

March 23, 2012
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Warrant Arrest 03/12/12 – Officers on Carney Court placed an individual under arrest for outstanding Malden Court and Salem Court warrants charging assault and battery and various motor vehicle violations. Drugs 03/12/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Parker Street, three suspects were placed under arrest and charged...

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Obituaries 03-22-2012

March 23, 2012
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Dana Kelly Retired Pipefitters Union Official Dana J. Kelly of North Billerica, formerly of Charlestown, died on March 17. He was 65 years old. He was a retired 42 year member and Business Manager/Financial Secretary-Treasurer of the Pipefitters Association Local Union # 537, The beloved husband of 41 years of the late Linda M....

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Colonel William Prescott Statue

March 16, 2012
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Colonel William Prescott Statue

Colonel William Prescott looks down the hill in a pose reminiscent of that which he took on the day of the Battle of Bunker Hill. His frozen image, caught wonderfully by the famous bronze done by sculptor William Story in 1881, shows a far different landscape than what he looked out upon on that...

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Boys and Girls Club Gives a Healthy Talk

March 16, 2012
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Boys and Girls Club Gives a Healthy Talk

Let’s talk about health, Charlestown. Every Tuesday from 12 to 6 p.m., nursing students from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals program orchestrate health clinics at the Boys and Girls Club for Charlestown’s youth. Jen Spina is the Nurse Health Coordinator at Mass General, and the Health Coordinator for ten of Boston’s...

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State Auditor Investigating Life Focus Center Expenses

March 16, 2012
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State Auditor Suzanne Bump announced last week that her office is investigating possible wrongdoing with as much as $2 million of questionable expenses reported by the Life Focus Center. Located at 1 City Square, Charlestown, and headed by former Charlestown resident Jack Millerick, the LFC cares for the severely handicapped relying for a great...

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