CNC Starts Talk on Parking Regulations

March 8, 2012
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Charlestown Neighborhood Council member Mark Rosenshein made a point to discuss one of Charlestown’s most talked about issues at Tuesday night’s meeting—regulations for off-street parking . “We’re talking about changing the zoning by-laws of Charlestown,” Rosenshein said. The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a series of meetings, leading to a joint meeting with...

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Good luck, Captain O’Rourke

March 8, 2012
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Captain Bernie O’Rourke is know local for doing the right thing nearly every time when it came to Charlestown having a problem in the law and order department. At every juncture or every moment of everyday, Captain O’Rourke was ever the gentleman/professional police officer who knew what exactly to do to make things right...

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Welcome, Captain Thomas Lee

March 8, 2012
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Replacing Captain O’Rourke is Captain Thomas Lee. Captain Lee inherits command of District A-1 and Charlestown. We do not know Captain Lee but we suspect he was chosen to command this district because of his skills – and they must be manifold. He has already begun his duties. He will shortly be meeting with...

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Police Briefs 03-08-2012

March 8, 2012
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Violation of the Auto Laws  02/20/12 – As a result of a traffic stop on Main Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license. The suspect was also wanted on three outstanding default warrants – one from Quincy District Court, another from Boston Municipal Court and...

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Obituaries 03-08-2012

March 8, 2012
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Bernard Evers, Sr.  Charlestown resident  Bernard A. Evers, Sr. of Charlestown died on March 2. A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of Bunker Hill-James L. Conway Post 26 A.L and DAV Post 77 East Boston. He was the beloved husband of Judy E. (Powers); devoted father of Bernard...

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Catching Some Air

March 1, 2012
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Catching Some Air

This Charlestown young man was moving a bit too fast to get his name but he was really cranking with his skateboard across from the projects on Bunker Hill Street earlier this week in the Shawn Black photograph.

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Navy Yard Architect Robert Verrier Elected to AIA College of Fellows

March 1, 2012
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Navy Yard Architect Robert Verrier Elected to AIA College of Fellows

Robert Verrier, the enigmatic and gifted managing partner of The Architectural Team, who re-designed one of the Navy Yard’s most significant structures among other projects in Charlestown, has been elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. For an architect, the award is the equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize for journalists. It...

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Lottery to Ride on USS Constitution for July 4th Festivities Opens March 1

March 1, 2012
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Lottery to Ride on USS Constitution for July 4th Festivities Opens March 1

USS Constitution will officially open its 2012 lottery program to the public from the ship’s berth in Charlestown on March 1. The lottery drawing selects 150 winners to ride Constitution for her annual July 4thturnaround cruise. “It is always great to show Constitution to the public, but especially during a turnaround cruise and the...

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Sinking Wind Turbine is Troubling

March 1, 2012
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The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority’s new wind turbine in Charlestown has apparently sunk about 2 inches causing significant worry that the structural integrity of the 426,000 pound turbine is at risk. The turbine, which rises 364 feet into the air at the tip of its extended blades, has a foundation 25 feet deep and...

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Health for Teens at MGH Center

March 1, 2012
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The MGH Charlestown Healthcare Center has begun a new monthly series on health for teens!  This week we talked about “mindful eating.”  A stepping stone into healthy eating, mindful eating is simply being aware of your food choice—enjoying the taste and understanding why you have chosen that particular food. There are many factors that...

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In Like a Lion out Like a Lamb

March 1, 2012
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Just as we were all exhaling a collective sigh about the winter without snow or even terrible cold comes a snowstorm on March 1 – the first real bit or winter we will have experienced since the freak end of October snow storm that kicked off the Winter of 2012. Weather forecasters are predicting...

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Heating with Oil

March 1, 2012
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Charlestown residents heating with oil are now paying approximately $800 per fill for a 200 gallon tank. This is an absolute outrage with no one in a position of responsibility doing anything to stop the rampant speculation for the price of a barrel of oil affecting those of us who heat our homes or...

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Police Briefs 03-01-2012

March 1, 2012
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Violation of the Auto Laws 02/20/12 – As a result of a traffic stop on Main Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license. The suspect was also wanted on three outstanding default warrants – one from Quincy District Court, another from Boston Municipal Court and...

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Obituaries 03-01-2012

March 1, 2012
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Eleanor Cottier South Dennis resident Eleanor B. (Kirn) Cottier of South Dennis, formerly of Shrewsbury, died on February 22. She was 80 years old. She was the loving wife of 41 years and best friend of Edward J. Cottier; beloved sister of the late Roberta Fogerty; devoted aunt of Elizabeth Fogerty and Robert Fogerty,...

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Charlestown Says: ‘Don’t Sink the Ferry’

February 23, 2012
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Charlestown Says: ‘Don’t Sink the Ferry’

Elianna Nuzum lives in the Navy Yard, and commutes to work like most Charlestown residents. But with the Masachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) planning to cut the ferry, one of the town’s convenient modes of transportation, Nuzum will have to find a new route to work—but not without a fight. Nuzum, one of the...

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Charlestown Resident Revolutionizes Soda

February 23, 2012
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Charlestown Resident Revolutionizes Soda

Dextrose, maltodextrin, aspartame, sucralose…these are some ingredients typically used in artificial sweeteners you consume on a daily basis, whether it be the sugar you put in your morning coffee, or soda. The zero calorie label seems comforting, but it’s really a mask for hidden dangers of overeating and brain cancer that result from these...

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‘Hard Work Conquers All,’ Ferrera Tells BHCC Students

February 23, 2012
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‘Hard Work Conquers All,’ Ferrera Tells BHCC Students

At Bunker Hill Community College last week, another face in a large percentage of minorities walked the stark halls. But there was something about this particular face. It was glowing, inspirational, and was able to send a powerful message to hundreds of students. This face belonged to America Ferrera, the esteemed actress who embraces...

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Training Field History Finely Detailed in Book

February 23, 2012
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Childhood memories are typically the best memories. They remind people of simpler times that signify simple joys. And when old friends get together and reminisce about common flashbacks, well, there might not be anything better. Terry Phelps, a former Charlestown resident and memory-reveler debuted his first novel, “The Traning Field,” which is not only...

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Fares are Raising

February 23, 2012
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The MBTA is telling all of us that services will remain intact, entirely without cuts, if fares can go up by 25%. At first blush, this sounds much better than Draconian cuts that would have affected all public transit users in Boston’s neighborhoods and the cities and towns served by the MBTA in the...

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The US Postal Service

February 23, 2012
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Many of you who use the post office, heard last week that the US Postal Service is suggesting a .50 cent stamp as the standard cost for mailing a letter. We don’t suppose this shocks anyone as the US Postal Service is heading for bankruptcy. Its estimated loss this year is predicted at $13...

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Police Briefs 02-23-2012

February 23, 2012
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Warrant Arrest  02/14/12 – Officers on Dunstable Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Malden Court warrant charging shoplifting. Assault and Battery  02/16/12 – A taxi driver told officers as he dropped a fare off on Bunker Hill Street, an argument ensued during which the suspect was grabbed the driver by the...

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Obituaries 02-23-2012

February 23, 2012
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Helen ‘Honey’ McCreevan  Charlestown Resident Helen P. “Honey” (Monagle) McCreevan of Charlestown died on February 18. She was 76 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. “Mac” McCreevan; devoted mother of Donna Hickey and her husband, Thomas and Deborah McCreevan, all of Charlestown; loving grandmother to Ryan and Kaleigh...

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Julie Sullivan: Reflecting on a Charlestown Life

February 16, 2012
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Julie Sullivan: Reflecting on a Charlestown Life

Resident Julie Sullivan has been living in Charlestown for 30 years. She lives alone at her home in the Navy Yard, but the avid knitter, exerciser, and food bank volunteer is always busy. Sullivan, who will be 92 in July, can be seen walking all over town, smiling and stopping to chat with friends....

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Sundays with Kristin

February 16, 2012
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Sundays with Kristin

Susan Lynch, who has been running Charlestown Yoga for the past six years, decided to devote all of her time to her non-profit organization Then & Back Again, with teacher Kristin Quinn to take over.  Any longtime Charlestown resident will tell you that the area has changed quite a bit over the years. Businesses...

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