Enjoying the Joy of Old

February 2, 2012
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Enjoying the Joy of Old

The weather has been unpredictable lately. In the span of a week, residents were seen brushing snow off their cars, buying iced coffee, and sloshing around in puddles. Mother Nature’s atypical behavior has left people feeling depressed and stressed out from digging in drawers they didn’t think they’d need to reintroduce to their wardrobes...

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Stolen Car Tanked on Terminal Street

February 2, 2012
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In the old days when the city’s mafia wars were being waged, Charlestown’s backwater hideaway Terminal Street was the place where Boston Italian mafia hit men attached cement shoes to those they had done away with and dumped them into the water on Terminal Street. The competing Irish mafia hit men used chains and...

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Lamattina Considering Run for Probate Post

February 2, 2012
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is seriously considering leaving his post as Ward I City Councilor to run for Register of Suffolk County’s Probate and Family Court seat vacated by Richard Ianella. The announcement has set off a flurry of activity among those who might be considering running for the vacated city council seat should...

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Mayor Steps into T Cut Controversy

February 2, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino said earlier this week in a letter to MBTA General Manager Richard Davey that T riders should not be forced to shoulder the entire weight of its incredible debt. The mayor was responding to complaints coming in from Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay and nearly all of Boston’s neighborhoods where riders...

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Where to Volunteer This Week: Leadership and Scholarship Partnership

February 2, 2012
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Antioch College, a private liberal arts college in Yellow Spring, Ohio, is waiving the tuition for all students who enroll in the next three years. And students who qualify for financial aid are eligible to either skip the cost for room and board, or pay a reduced fee. Although a financial risk for the...

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In Memoriam

February 2, 2012
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Mayor Kevin White’s death is a moment for all of us to remember him and the days when he managed this city with an iron fist. He was above all, a real Bostonian with his early roots in West Roxbury and his adult life spent on Beacon Hill. He loved Boston. He loved downtown...

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Police Briefs 02-02-2012

February 2, 2012
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Investigate Person 01/24/2012 – A victim reported that she observed an unknown male inside of her motor vehicle that was parked and locked on Franklin Street at around 6:45 a.m. The suspect was frightened away by the victim’s husband. Violation of the Auto Laws 01/25/2012 – A suspect will be summonsed into court for...

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Obituaries 02-02-2012

February 2, 2012
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William Kelly Retired Rohtstein Corp. Transportation Director William J. Kelly of Chelmsford, formerly of Quincy and Charlestown, died on January 27. He was 86 years old. Born in Somerville on August 19, 1925, a son of the late Daniel W. and Agnes V. (Murphy) Kelly, he was a US Navy veteran of World War...

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The Nogueira Family Has a ‘Family Feud’

January 26, 2012
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The Nogueira Family Has a ‘Family Feud’

Family Feud host Steve Harvey and his no-holds-barred brand of comedy are back for an all-new season of America’s favorite family competition.  Filmed before a live studio audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Charlestown’s own Nogueira Family faced  off with the Gallegos Family from Torrance, CA for their chance to take home prizes that could have...

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Restoring a Piece of Charlestown’s History

January 26, 2012
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Restoring a Piece of Charlestown’s History

When passersby glance at the Abraham Lincoln Post #11 Memorial Hall on their way down Green Street, they see chipped paint, deteriorating windowpanes, and an unkempt yard. But to some Charlestown residents, it is worth a second look. A historic landmark that grounds the city of Charlestown, Memorial Hall was originally built as a...

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ZBA Says ‘not Yet’ to 40 Warren

January 26, 2012
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It was a project that initially had widespread support from the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) but once abutters began complaining they were not involved in the process things went sour. The Boston Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) voted on Tuesday against the project at 40 Warren St. until the community process with abutters is...

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The Mayor’s Speech

January 26, 2012
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Last week’s state of the city address by Mayor Thomas Menino was vintage Menino. He spoke at length about a variety of things, including public safety, job creation, quality of life and a new vocational center at Madison Park destined to remake that entire area. The main theme of his speech, however, is the...

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The Patriots

January 26, 2012
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Charlestown is alive with talk about the coming Super Bowl. Charlestown is Patriots territory and the love for the team and for its leader Tom Brady spans from the very poor to the very rich, from athletes to those who have never tossed a ball in their lives. The prediction here is that the...

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Police Briefs 01-26-2012

January 26, 2012
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Firearm/Possession of a Dangerous Weapon 01/18/12 – As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the Bunker Hill housing development, three individuals were placed under arrest. A large quantity of drug was seized, and two firearms were also recovered. Violation of the Auto Laws 01/19/12 – As a result of a traffic stop...

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Obituaries 01-26-2012

January 26, 2012
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Robert Belyea, Jr. Charlestown Resident Robert ‘Bobby” Belyea, Jr. of Charlestown died suddenly on January 13. He was 44 years old. He was the beloved son of Phyllis M. “Chickie” (Hazelton) Belyea of Charlestown and Robert E. Belyea; devoted brother of Paula, Carol and Sharon Belyea, all of Charlestown; loving uncle of three nieces,...

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Menino’s Pledge on Schools is Positive for Charlestown

January 26, 2012
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A pledge in Mayor Thomas Menino’s annual State of the City address has Charlestown City Councilor Sal LaMattina excited over the possibilities. During Menino’s speech LaMattina was happy to hear that the Mayor plans to overhaul the Boston Public School’s school assignment process. “It is the number one issue here in Charlestown,” said LaMattina....

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Boston Neighborhood Network Media Education Guide 2012

January 26, 2012
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Breaking Through The Clouds

January 19, 2012
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Breaking Through The Clouds

The brilliant architectural form of the the Zakim-Charlestown Bridge seem to soar on a cold day in January in this stunning Shawn Black photograph.

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Cuts to ‘T’ Service a Possibility: Any Changes Not to Take Effect Until 2013

January 19, 2012
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Charlestown residents are worried that the MBTA’s effort to clean up its operating deficit could have a profound effect on bus service in Charlestown. The MBTA announced last week that it was considering major changes in bus routes throughout Suffolk County, and this would include Charlestown. In fact, the MBTA is considering eliminating bus...

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Menino Stresses Schools in State of City Speech

January 19, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino’s 19th annual State of the City speech at Faneuil Hall Tuesday night was vintage Menino. Governor Deval Patrick and nearly everyone important in Suffolk County politics and Boston city government were present as the mayor delivered an address that was very well received by the loud and boisterous crowd that filled...

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MGH Institute Expands Again in Charlestown

January 19, 2012
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MGH Institute of Health Professions has expanded into a fourth building in Charlestown, a milestone celebrated during a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 11. The 21,000 square feet in 2 Constitution Center,  located a short distance away from the school’s main campus in the Charlestown Navy Yard, was acquired to accommodate the school’s sharp...

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New Street Sweeping Plan in Navy Yard Pitched

January 19, 2012
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Last week Boston Public Works officials pitched its plan to expand street sweeping to the Charlestown Navy Yard at a Charlestown Neighborhood Council meeting. According to Public Works officials. the program would begin in the spring and would be implimented on many streets in the  Navy Yard. Public works said the purpose of this...

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The Reverend Martin Luther King

January 19, 2012
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Martin Luther King would have celebrated his 83rdbirthday last Saturday had he not been cut down in the prime of his life by an assassin’s bullet in 1968. Our nation has moved forward with giant steps to bridge the racial divide since King first began his non-violent protest against man’s inhumanity to man. Judging...

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Changes With T Routes

January 19, 2012
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Any planned changes to Navy Yard ferry routes and T routes in Charlestown, especially the elimination of bus 92, would be a giant step backward for this neighborhood and for those men, women and children who are T riders. If anything, this neighborhood requires more and better T service rather than less. The T’s...

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