Crime in Our Neighborhood

January 12, 2012
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Living in Charlestown has its obvious advantages and disadvantages. The neighborhood speaks for itself on its own everyday to everyone living here and for all those who come to visit. Frankly, it is a great place to live and it is a great place to visit. It is also a safe place to live...

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Police Briefs 01-12-2012

January 12, 2012
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 01/04/12 – A victim reported that someone entered his First Avenue home through the front door using a key. At the time of the report, the victim said nothing appeared to be missing. The incident was captured on an internal video system. Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon...

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Obituaries 01-12-2012

January 12, 2012
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Patricia Bradley Of East Boston, formerly of Charlestown Patricia M. Bradley of East Boston, formerly of Charlestown, died on January 3. She was the beloved daughter of the late Daniel P. and Mary A. (Guilfoyle) Bradley; loving sister of Mary Tower and her husband, Louis and Frances Sullivan and her husband, Leo, all of...

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Rosenshein Praised for Fairness Regarding Warren Street Matter

January 6, 2012
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The development project at 40 Warren Street Thursday evening meeting attracted more than 100 people. Half appeared to be in favor of the development project and half appeared to be against it. The developer of the project seeks to turn the garage into a mix of commercial and residential housing and parking and he...

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2012 Library Calendars Still Available

January 5, 2012
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2012 Library Calendars Still Available

The Board of Directors of the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library would like to thank Johnny’s Food Master, the Joy of Old and the Bunker Hill Florist for helping in the sale of the historic library calendars.  All proceeds benefit the children and adutls in our branch as the funds are used...

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40 Warren St. Plan Changes to Be Aired

January 5, 2012
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The issue of a development at 40 Warren Street was again a topic at the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) meeting on Tuesday night. CNC Development Committee Chair Mark Rosenshein told the board that he expects there to be changes to the plans that were approved by the CNC late last year. “The proposed plan...

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Waterfront Building Slated for Demo in Jan.

January 5, 2012
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The building on Massport land along the Mystic River and leased by Diversified Automotive in Charlestown is coming down.  The property is used to process cars for East Coast dealerships. Over the years, the building has fallen into disrepair and has become a safety hazard according to Massport. Recently, Diversified Automotive extended their lease...

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T Raising Fares

January 5, 2012
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The announcement that the T is raising fares so it can meet its obligations does not come as a surprise. For those who use public transportation it is simply another sign of the times and one that will make transporting oneself slightly more expensive, especially if you use public transportation five days a week...

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Gloria Conway

January 5, 2012
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The passing of Gloria Conway, a founder of this newspaper who shepherded it for so many years, did not come as a surprise. Mrs. Conway had been fighting ill health for quite some time. Yet her death strikes a sad chord for those Charlestown people who knew her and who respected her and who...

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Obituaries 01-05-2012

January 5, 2012
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Patrick Mullin Of Dorchester, formerly of Charlestown Patrick J. Mullin of Dorchester, formerly of Charlestown, died on Dec. 30. A US Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was a former employee of the Marr Companies and a member of St. Brendan’s Holy Name Society. The beloved husband of Patricia M. (Lydon), he was...

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Police Briefs 01-05-2012

January 5, 2012
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Warrant Arrest  12/26/11 – Officers on Bunker Hill Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Somerville Court warrant charging larceny. Assault and Battery  12/26/11 – As a result of a fight on Polk Street, complaints were sought in Charlestown Court, charging both parties with assault and battery. Larceny  12/27/11 – A victim...

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Second Annual Holiday Fair at the Knights of Columbus Sunday, December 18

December 29, 2011
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Second Annual Holiday Fair at the Knights of Columbus Sunday, December 18

  Sponsored by The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce and the Charlestown Women’s Club. Proceeds from the event went to the CHAD Christmas For Kids Program. The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce and the Charlestown Women’s Club held their Second Annual Holiday Fair on December 18. at the Knights of Columbus. With many vendors, residents had...

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Gloria Conway Passes Away: Remembering Patriot Publisher Gloria Conway

December 29, 2011
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Gloria Conway Passes Away: Remembering Patriot Publisher Gloria Conway

Gloria Jean (Scott) Conway, the longtime publisher and managing editor of the Charlestown Patriot, died Dec. 23. She was 71 years old. Born on July 17, 1940, in Westerly, R.I., Mrs. Conway was the daughter of Peter and Dorothy Scott. She graduated from Boston’s Simmons College in 1962 with a bachelor of science in...

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Joe McGonagle Remembers Gloria Conway

December 29, 2011
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Where do I start. Gloria had a quiet strength about her. She loved this town as much, if not more, than anyone I know. She did all the right things for all the right reasons. No bows, no praise – pride in her town was her reward. I was walking on Bunker Hill Street...

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Gloria Conway: A Friend Forever

December 29, 2011
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Several years ago I had the good fortune to discover an old, cardboard shoebox tucked away rather discretely into a corner of the top shelf in my father’s clothes closet. I had been looking for something else, I can’t remember what, when I came upon the very old, but very full shoebox. I suppose,...

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Taking from Our Heroes: Veterans Services Official Admits to Stealing Money Meant for Homebound Vets

December 29, 2011
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A former high-ranking official in the City’s Veterans Service Department admitted on Tuesday to pocketing some $13,000 in City funds that were meant to serve sick, homebound veterans. Joseph Miller, 57, of Beverly, stood in Suffolk Superior Court on Tuesday morning and admitted to a scheme run in 2009 and 2010 where he got...

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CNC Development Committee Hosts Meeting to Review Medford Street Plans

December 29, 2011
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The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a meeting for review of the proposed redevelopment plans for 267 – 281 Medford Street (Nancy Sales Building). This project was previously reviewed and approved by the CNC in 1995. As part of the revised proposal being submitted for review, the developer is seeking additional Zoning variances....

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Out with the Old; In with the New

December 29, 2011
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It was a turbulent and tumultuous year in some parts of the world. In this nation, it was, above all, a year when we got more of the same rather than the dramatic change needed to alter our course. The economy improved just a bit but millions remain unemployed, businesses refuse to hire new...

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Obituaries 12-29-2011

December 29, 2011
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Irene Smith Charlestown Resident Irene V. (Hughes) Smith of Charlestown, formerly of the West End, died on December 19. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas F. Smith; devoted mother of Irene Mahan and her husband, Edward of Charlestown, Thomas F. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Constance of Burlington, William R. Smith...

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Santa Claus

December 23, 2011
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Santa Claus

On Friday, December 16th The Cooperative Bank once again hosted Santa Claus in the Charlestown Branch. Santa andhis elves worked very hard to prepare for the over 100 kids that came through the branch to have their free picture taken with Santa. Each child received a goodie basket and toy provided by All and...

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Townie Mites Take 2011 Mcgoff Trophy

December 23, 2011
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Townie Mites Take 2011 Mcgoff Trophy

This year marked the 11th Annual Dan McGoff Memorial Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament  hosted by Charlestown Youth Hockey and there were plenty on hand to watch some very talented teams compete all weekend long in over 20 games. The tournament  was held on December 9th through the 11th at the Emmons, O’Neill, Horrigan Rink...

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Taxes Going Up City Officials Announce 2012 Property Tax Rate

December 23, 2011
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The City of Boston announced the property tax rates for Fiscal 2012.  The Fiscal 2012 tax rate for residential property is $13.04 per thousand dollars of valuation.  The rate for business properties is $31.92 per thousand.  Last fiscal year’s rates for residential and business properties were $12.79 and $31.04, respectively.  The City’s total assessed...

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Police Investigate Attacks on Women

December 23, 2011
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Police still have no suspects in the string of attacks on women in Charlestown. Police are warning residents, especially women, to be vigilant as they beef up patrols in the neighborhood. Last Wednesday evening, a woman was knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked by a group of thugs on High Street. When the...

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Local Organizations Benefit from CNC Fund

December 23, 2011
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Christmas came early for 13 local organizations this year and Santa was none other than Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) which distributed mitigation funds that had accrued from a local real estate project. The distributions, which were substantial, proves the value of the mitigation funding system that has been a part of city-government for two...

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