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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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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