If LaMattina Leaves Council; Ryan to Run

February 16, 2012
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The return of Dan Ryan to the Charlestown political scene as a candidate for the Boston City Council seat now held by Sal LaMattina is considered a fait accompli by those who are convinced that Ryan will be a candidate when and if LaMattina resigns his seat. LaMattina has already taken out papers for...

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Joseph Gallo Brings Boston’s Public Street Sculptures to Life in New Book

February 16, 2012
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Strolling through Boston, it’s easy to spot the sculptures that tourists congregate around and snap pictures of during the summer months. But what people don’t see when looking at the bronze or stone pieces is the story behind them, and what they represent. Joseph Gallo, author of  “Boston Bronze and Stone Speak to Us”...

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Olives About to Open

February 16, 2012
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The re-opening of Olives in City Square will come not a day too soon. Its re-opening in its newest and best incarnation, will bring back to this neighborhood a destination that helped to give the new Charlestown so much of it culinary panache. Todd English is a culinary artist and icon of the first...

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Police Briefs 02-16-2012

February 16, 2012
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Warrant Arrest – 02/06/12- Officers on Dunstable Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding South Boston Court warrant charging shoplifting and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Drugs – 02/06/12- As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of Bunker Hill Street, two individuals were placed under...

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Obituaries 02-16-2012

February 16, 2012
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John Doherty Charlestown Resident John P. Doherty died on January 28. He was the beloved son of the late Barney and Mary (Burns) Doherty; beloved brother of Kathleen, Joanne, Daniel, Hugh and Roger Doherty, Barbara Hunter, Peggy Gillis, Mary Deary, Nancy Ryan, and the late Bernard and Thomas Doherty. Services were private. - Mary...

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The Great Neighborhood Coffee Debate

February 9, 2012
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The Great Neighborhood Coffee Debate

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. But for those who have to wake up for an 8 a.m. start to the workday, swinging by the local coffee shop is much easier than preparing freshly squeezed orange juice and an egg-white omelette. And every Charlestown resident knows that no...

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Community Appreciation Awards Ceremony Scheduled for April 27

February 9, 2012
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The 21st Annual Charlestown Appreciation Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the new Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street. Charlestown.  Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 pm, with the Awards Ceremony to follow at 8:30 p.m. The purpose of the Awards’ Ceremony...

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Going Greener: Gas Lamps Grow More Efficient

February 9, 2012
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Local residents came out to the Knights of Columbus Hall last night for the Charlestown Neighborhood Council Meeting. Glenn Cooper, Associate Electrical Engineer of the Street Lighting Division for the city of Boston, made a presentation about the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Program currently in effect. According to Cooper, California is known for being green,...

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Residents Urged to Take Health Survey

February 9, 2012
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Charlestown residents will have their say about the community’s overall health by completing a Quality of Life survey. The survey can be taken online or in paper form. The survey is available online through www.NewSpauldinngHospital.org by selecting tab Community Assessment. The survey is available in English, and will be available in Spanish next week....

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Police Briefs 02-09-2012

February 9, 2012
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Assault and Battery on a Police Officer 01/30/12 – Officers responded to a fight oat Bunker hill and Polk street. while trying separate the combatants, other confrontations were started. as a result of this incident, two people were placed under arrest for assault and battery on a police officer. Drugs 01/31/12 – As a...

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Blizzard of 1978

February 9, 2012
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This week marks the 34th anniversary of the Blizzard of 1978. For those too young to remember it, this was the mother of all New England storms, the blizzard of a lifetime for those of us who lived through it and who experienced its might. What are referred to as blizzards by meteorologists today...

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Obituaries 02-09-2012

February 9, 2012
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Floyd Richardson Of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown Floyd A. Richardson of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown, died on February 5. He was the beloved father of Delia Martin and her husband, John of Chelsea, Floyd Richardson, Jr. and his wife, Barbara McKenna of Somerville, Mark Richardson of Melrose, Cliff Richardson of Derry, NH, and the...

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Charlestown’s BHCC

February 2, 2012
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Charlestown’s BHCC

Governor Deval Patrick said last week during his state of the state address that he was going to ask the Legislature to unify all of the community colleges in Massachusetts into one entity. He said the trick is to create a college system here that aids those matriculating in getting jobs when they graduate....

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Enjoying the Joy of Old

February 2, 2012
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Enjoying the Joy of Old

The weather has been unpredictable lately. In the span of a week, residents were seen brushing snow off their cars, buying iced coffee, and sloshing around in puddles. Mother Nature’s atypical behavior has left people feeling depressed and stressed out from digging in drawers they didn’t think they’d need to reintroduce to their wardrobes...

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Stolen Car Tanked on Terminal Street

February 2, 2012
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In the old days when the city’s mafia wars were being waged, Charlestown’s backwater hideaway Terminal Street was the place where Boston Italian mafia hit men attached cement shoes to those they had done away with and dumped them into the water on Terminal Street. The competing Irish mafia hit men used chains and...

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Lamattina Considering Run for Probate Post

February 2, 2012
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is seriously considering leaving his post as Ward I City Councilor to run for Register of Suffolk County’s Probate and Family Court seat vacated by Richard Ianella. The announcement has set off a flurry of activity among those who might be considering running for the vacated city council seat should...

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Mayor Steps into T Cut Controversy

February 2, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino said earlier this week in a letter to MBTA General Manager Richard Davey that T riders should not be forced to shoulder the entire weight of its incredible debt. The mayor was responding to complaints coming in from Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay and nearly all of Boston’s neighborhoods where riders...

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Where to Volunteer This Week: Leadership and Scholarship Partnership

February 2, 2012
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Antioch College, a private liberal arts college in Yellow Spring, Ohio, is waiving the tuition for all students who enroll in the next three years. And students who qualify for financial aid are eligible to either skip the cost for room and board, or pay a reduced fee. Although a financial risk for the...

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In Memoriam

February 2, 2012
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Mayor Kevin White’s death is a moment for all of us to remember him and the days when he managed this city with an iron fist. He was above all, a real Bostonian with his early roots in West Roxbury and his adult life spent on Beacon Hill. He loved Boston. He loved downtown...

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Police Briefs 02-02-2012

February 2, 2012
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Investigate Person 01/24/2012 – A victim reported that she observed an unknown male inside of her motor vehicle that was parked and locked on Franklin Street at around 6:45 a.m. The suspect was frightened away by the victim’s husband. Violation of the Auto Laws 01/25/2012 – A suspect will be summonsed into court for...

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Obituaries 02-02-2012

February 2, 2012
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William Kelly Retired Rohtstein Corp. Transportation Director William J. Kelly of Chelmsford, formerly of Quincy and Charlestown, died on January 27. He was 86 years old. Born in Somerville on August 19, 1925, a son of the late Daniel W. and Agnes V. (Murphy) Kelly, he was a US Navy veteran of World War...

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The Nogueira Family Has a ‘Family Feud’

January 26, 2012
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The Nogueira Family Has a ‘Family Feud’

Family Feud host Steve Harvey and his no-holds-barred brand of comedy are back for an all-new season of America’s favorite family competition.  Filmed before a live studio audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Charlestown’s own Nogueira Family faced  off with the Gallegos Family from Torrance, CA for their chance to take home prizes that could have...

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Restoring a Piece of Charlestown’s History

January 26, 2012
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Restoring a Piece of Charlestown’s History

When passersby glance at the Abraham Lincoln Post #11 Memorial Hall on their way down Green Street, they see chipped paint, deteriorating windowpanes, and an unkempt yard. But to some Charlestown residents, it is worth a second look. A historic landmark that grounds the city of Charlestown, Memorial Hall was originally built as a...

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ZBA Says ‘not Yet’ to 40 Warren

January 26, 2012
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It was a project that initially 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 Appeal (ZBA) voted on Tuesday against the project at 40 Warren St. until the community process with abutters is...

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