Meet St.John’s New Rector

October 20, 2011
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Meet St.John’s New Rector

All are cordially invited to the institution of The Reverend Thomas N. Mousin as fourteenth Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 27 Devens St. The ceremony will be on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. All are invited, a reception will follow, childcare will be available. Please RSVP to 617-242-1272.

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Wheelock College Recognizes Dr. Carol R. Johnson as a Leader Making a Difference

October 20, 2011
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Wheelock College Recognizes Dr. Carol R. Johnson as a Leader Making a Difference

On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, Wheelock College will host its third biennial Passion for Action Leadership Award Dinner at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum from 6 to 9pm. Dr. Carol R. Johnson, Superintendent of Boston Public Schools, and Dr. Linda N. Nathan, Founder and Co-Headmaster of Boston Arts Academy, will be...

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Referees in Training

October 20, 2011
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Referees in Training

Charlestown Soccer referees in-training Liam Kennedy, Danny Murray, Sophie Shea and Alek Estrada. The young refs are training to officiate at soccer matches and will pursue official Massachusetts licensure over the Fall. This will give them the chance to refereeat some of the over 30,000 soccer matches that are played each year in Massachusetts.

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Sarah Coughlin Joins CSAC as Youth Prevention Director

October 20, 2011
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Sarah Coughlin Joins CSAC as Youth Prevention Director

Sarah Coughlin, LICSW, the former District Based Clinical Social Worker for Youth Connect in Charlestown, recently joined the Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition (CSAC) as Youth Prevention Director. In her new position, Sarah oversees all aspects of implementing the All Stars and LifeSkills Curricula in the Warren Prescott and the Clarence Edwards Schools in Charlestown....

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Rutherford Avenue

October 20, 2011
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We tend to agree with the Charlestown Neighborhood Council’s belief that the redesign of Rutherford Avenue proposed by the city will make that entire area more pedestrian friendly and might ultimately re-shape the future of the industrial area on the southern side of the avenue. Opponents have claimed, and with only the best intentions,...

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Charlestown Youth Soccer News

October 20, 2011
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GU14-1  Stoneham 6, Charlestown 0  The Charlestown GU14-1 team traveled to Stoneham on a crisp fall day for their 6th match of the season. The Townies played a very good first half similar to how they dominated possession in their last game against Melrose. The defense held strong for much of the first half...

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Police Briefs 10-20-2011

October 20, 2011
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10/10/11 – Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerouse Weapon A victim on Walford Way reported that, while dropping of a fare, a group of teens approached his cab at which time one of them produced a paint ball gun and fired several projectiles at his taxi. Suspects fled prior to police arrival....

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Obituaries 10-20-2011

October 20, 2011
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Agnes O’Neil Lived a life of courage, sweetness and nobility Agnes (Furlong) O’Neil of Charlestown died peacefully Oct. 16. She was 92 years old. She lived a life of courage, sweetness and nobility. She was a loving mother who gave everything she had to those she loved. Born April 17, 1919 on Ferrin Street...

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USS Stephen W. Groves in Charlestown

October 13, 2011
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USS Stephen W. Groves in Charlestown

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Cathedral Shuts out Charlestown

October 13, 2011
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Cathedral Shuts out Charlestown

The Cathedral High Panthers came to town last Friday evening and left with a 32-0 shutout win over Charlestown. The Townies are 3-2 and take on Dorchester High at White Stadium this Friday after­noon. Cathedral is rolling at 5-0.

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Ready to Hit The Ice

October 13, 2011
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Ready to Hit The Ice

Four new Charlestown Youth Hockey players are ready for the season. Shown from left are members of the CYHA Mite B team: Eamon and Colm Vraibel, Brayden Fitzpatrick and Cole Mansfield. CYHA Mite B. The Charlestown rink is due to open on Oct. 22.

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Great Friends and Teammates

October 13, 2011
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Great Friends and Teammates

Members of the Charlestown Youth Soccer Association GU10-1 team Alta Godfrey, Lucie King and Katie Evans.

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Ashley Goldman to Appear on Dancing with the Stars

October 13, 2011
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Ashley Goldman to Appear on Dancing with the Stars

Ashley Goldman of Charlestown and her partner Ron Garber will be competing in a special competition Oct 17 on the television show Dancing with the Stars. Six couples ages 17 to 21 were chosen from national auditions held this summer to compete in the Battle of the Ballroom.  After Monday night’s competition, three couples...

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Charlestown Neighborhood Council to Hold Elections

October 13, 2011
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is conducting the election for its 7 Precinct seats on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, West School St., Charlestown. Nomination papers are currently available at the Charlestown Public Library or electronically from any current member of the CNC. Candidates for these seats must be residents of Charlestown, must...

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Stopping the Protesters at the Gates to Town

October 13, 2011
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Last weekend, the Dewey Square protesters occupying Boston’s business district packed up their possessions and moved en masse toward the entrance to the Charlestown Bridge but were stopped at the gates to Charlestown on the North End side of the bridge by Boston Police. This time, it was a close call. But what happens...

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Police Briefs 10-13-2011

October 13, 2011
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09/20/2011 – Drug Arrest As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of Medford Street a search warrant was executed that resulted in the arrest of three individuals, drugs were seized and a 45. Cal. Handgun recovered. 10/04/2011 – Breaking and Entering, Residence Victim on Chelsea Street reported that when she...

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Sports 10-13-2011

October 13, 2011
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GU14  Charlestown 0, Melrose 2 The Charlestown GU14 team played an excellent game Saturday against Melrose at home in Charlestown.  The Townies outplayed Melrose with their quick short passes back and forth and carried the ball up the field taking many shots on the Melrose net.  Townie captains for the game were Maeve Shea...

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Obituaries 10-13-2011

October 13, 2011
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Robert ‘Boston Bob’ Alix Longtime employee of Howes Leather Robert F. “Boston Bob” Alix of Ridgway, PA, formerly of Boston’s West End, died suddenly on Oct. 3. A U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, he was a longtime employee of Howes Leather Co. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Theresa...

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BFD Dedicates New Fire Boat in Charlestown

October 6, 2011
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BFD Dedicates New Fire Boat in Charlestown

The Boston Fire Department dedicated their new 70’ high speed aluminum fire boat on Sept. 29 by the Residence Inn, Charlestown. This boat was built over the past year in Kingston, Ontario Canada by MetalCraft Marine at a cost of $4,211,019.00. It replaced a 39 year old fire boat now in use. This boat...

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Kick off the Halloween Season at the Charlestown Branch Library

October 6, 2011
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Kick off the Halloween Season at the Charlestown Branch Library

The Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library presents Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America’s Fright Night with Lesley Bannatyne on Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St Halloween Nation is the first book to delve into the popular culture of 21st century Halloween through the eyes and...

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Charlestown Live

October 6, 2011
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Charlestown Live

This week’s Charlestown Live program on BNN-TV will begin a new era as the show moves forward after the untimely death of host Peter Looney in August. On Thursday, Oct. 6, Kathy Giordano, host/producer, will introduce three new, exciting hosts to the viewers: Al Carrier, Diane Grant and Dan Ryan.  They will continue to...

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Friendly’s Files for Bankruptcy; Charlestown Location to Close

October 6, 2011
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Charlestown’s Friendly’s is being closed, it has been revealed. The doors are now locked and everyone working there has lost their job. Friendly’s officials said it is one of 30 underperforming locations to be closed in Massachusetts. The company has filed for bankruptcy in order to reorganize itself, to streamline the operation and to...

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The Demise of Friendly’s

October 6, 2011
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The Charlestown Friendly’s will be one of 63 being shut down by the company which has filed for bankruptcy. This comes as very troubling news to many in this neighborhood, and to us, as Friendly’s has been a part of the local scene for decades. It would be almost impossible to find a kid...

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Walmart in Boston

October 6, 2011
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Mayor Menino does not want Walmart operating in Boston. He believes the retailing giant is just that, a giant whose ability to wipe out smaller store owners far outdoes any good that it does as a provider of jobs and cheaper prices for working people. He has a point. The point is well taken....

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