The Life Focus Center Must Remain Open

March 16, 2012
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The news about the investigation into the alleged mismanagement of funds at Charlestown’s Life Focus Center has cast a rather negative light on the overseers of the institution. We want to make it clear that no one associated with the Life Focus Center has been arrested, indicted or convicted of any crime and so...

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The MBTA, Again

March 16, 2012
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It is rather pathetic to come to the understanding that if the MBTA solves its 2012 deficit problem in the $160 million range with a fare increase and service decrease, the MBTA will be facing a more than $40 million deficit next year requiring another purge of service and fair increase unless a miracle...

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Charlestown Falls Short to Brockton in Hoop Play

March 16, 2012
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Playing on the hallowed floor of the TD Banknorth Garden on Monday evening, March 12, the Charlestown High boys basketball season came to an end as Brockton prevailed with an overtime 67-64 win in the Division 1 semi-final game.  Brockton now advances to the Div. 1 state final at the DCU Center in Worcester...

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Police Briefs 03-15-2012

March 16, 2012
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Drugs 03/05/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the Bunker Hill housing development, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class C substance with intent to distribute. Warrant Arrest  03/07/12 – Officers on Main Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Portland, Maine, warrant charging him...

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Obituaries 03-15-2012

March 16, 2012
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Mary Cushman Lifelong Charlestown Resident Mary L. (Carr) Cushman, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, died on March 6 surrounded by her family. She was 94 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis A. Cushman; loving mother of Ellen L. and her husband, Patrick E. Burke of Woburn, William J. Cushman...

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Award Winners

March 8, 2012
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Award Winners

Michael Charbonnier, Chairman of Charlestown Against Drugs and Danielle Valle Fitzgerald, Mayor Menino’s Community liason are shown (CHAD) proudly displaying special citations honoring CHAD and the mayor in the battle against drugs.

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MWRA Insists Wind Turbine is in Perfect Order

March 8, 2012
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MWRA Insists Wind Turbine is in Perfect Order

The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority has reiterated its claim that the Charlestown wind turbine with its floating foundation that has been sinking remains safe and has been constructed with a safety factor twice that of which is required. “While the structure has settled, it remains level and plumb with all components remaining operationally ready,”...

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Steppingstone Foundation Gala Raises More Than $95,000 for Programs

March 8, 2012
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Steppingstone Foundation Gala Raises More Than $95,000 for Programs

This year’s event at the Four Seasons Hotel featured a sold-out crowd of nearly 500 guests and raised $95,000  to support this non-profit organization that develops and implements programs which prepare urban schoolchildren for educational opportunities that lead to college success.  This year in Boston, Steppingstone is serving more than 1,000 students in grades...

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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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