Banning Smoking in Public Places

February 17, 2011
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Society has come to a place where many of us who might be inclined to light up a cigarette or a cigar in our own homes would be ordered instantly and without regard for protocol, in most instances, to put out the cigarette or the cigar or be asked to leave the house immediately....

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Police Briefs 02-17-2011

February 17, 2011
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02/07/11 – Arson Officers responded to a report of a fire on Medford Street. Residents were evacuated out of the building and as a result of an investigation at the scene, three individuals were placed under arrest and charged with arson. 02/07/11 – Trespassing As a result of a radio call to Eighth Street...

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Obituaries 02-17-2011

February 17, 2011
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Thomas D’Ambrosio Member of D.A.T. Club of Charlestown Thomas D’Ambrosio of Medford, formerly of Boston’s North End, died following a sudden illness. He was 67 years old. Mr. D’Ambrosio was born in Boston, the son of the late Angelo and Angelina (Taglieri) D’Ambrosio and as a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School, Class of...

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Charlestown Youth Turns to Google to Combat Storm

February 10, 2011
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On Groundhog Day, as Charlestown received yet another snowstorm, although this one mixed with sleet and rain, a local kid turned to Google technology to solve a major problem for his neighbors.   As the rain poured down, melting the piles of snow, a blocked storm drain created a small lake of water and slush...

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Boston Police Arrest Three Suspects for Arson

February 10, 2011
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On Feb. 7, at 12:41 a.m., officers responded to a report of a fire at 74 Medford St. Upon arrival, officers noticed heavy fire conditions extending out from the first floor. Trapped second floor residents required immediate rescue by the Boston Fire Department Ladder 9. Officers were assisting with evacuations when they received information...

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Arson in the Projects

February 10, 2011
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It is a very sorry thing when three individuals, two from Charlestown and one from Roxbury, set a nine family building on fire in the Bunker Hill housing development. Nine families were dislocated from their apartments by the arson. Police said it was apparently an argument over a drug debt that led to the...

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More Ice and Snow and Now Pot-holes

February 10, 2011
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It has been quite some time according to old-timers since ice and snow falling from rooftops have destroyed automobiles in this neighborhood. A number of automobiles were actually destroyed in the neighborhood earlier this week with the warmer temperature which caused melting and then the snow falling from roof tops way up high and...

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Sports 02-10-2011

February 10, 2011
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Honor Roll Call Christopher Sullivan, son of Joseph and Sandy Sullivan, was named to the Honor Roll at the St. Sebastian School in Needham…Sophomore Catherine Taglilatela, daughter of John and Beth Taglilatela, has a 3.45 GPA at Colby-Sawyer College and has received her major accepted letter in Sports Medicine/Training…Jackson McGonagle, son of John “Jack”...

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Obituaries 02-10-2011

February 10, 2011
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Marianna McGurty Charlestown resident Marianna (Lombardo) McGurty of Charlestown died on Feb. 2. She was 91 years old. The beloved wife of the late Thomas J. McGurty, she was the devoted mother of Mary McGraw and her husband, Kenny, of Connecticut, Nancy Mugford and her husband, Peter, of Hamilton, Marian Summers and her husband,...

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Police Briefs 02-10-2011

February 10, 2011
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01/31/11 – Drugs Officers on Medford Street issued a citation to a suspect for possession of marijuana under an ounce. 01/31/11 – Breaking and Entering, Residence A victim on Bunker Hill Street reported that unknown suspect(s) entered her home by prying open the front door. Various items of electronics and jewelry were stolen from...

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Grasshopper Café opens

February 4, 2011
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Grasshopper Café opens

The new Grasshopper Café, 229-231 Bunker Hill St. opened on Saturday to massive crowds and rave reviews. Shown from left: owners and Charlestown residents Lynne and Kevin Smith and Chef Chris Galbraith take a moment out of a busy lunch service on Sunday to pose for a photo. Without any fanfare or publicity the...

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Girl Scout Cookie Time

February 4, 2011
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Girl Scout Cookie Time

Girl Scout Troop 71320 were out Sunday morning in front of Zume’s on Main Street. From left: Chloe Cochener, JolienDoherty and Brigit-Mary Hannula.

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USS Constitution Ready for the Lottery Again

February 4, 2011
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USS Constitution officially opened its lottery program to the public for the first time in three years in Charlestown, Mass., on Feb. 1. The lottery, which selects 150 winners to ride Constitution for her annual July 4th turnaround cruise, closed in 2008 due to the ship undergoing a restoration period that wrapped up in...

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CBA and CRO Merge to form Charlestown Chamber of Commerce

February 4, 2011
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The Charlestown Business Association (CBA) and the Charlestown Retail Organization (CRO) have decided to merge and become “The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce.” The Chamber will proceed with the current CBA Board and over the course of the next month, the newly formed Chamber will invite former CRO Members to join the Board so that...

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Police Briefs 02-03-2011

February 4, 2011
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01/25/11 – Assault and Battery A victim on Main Street reported that while valet parking cars, he was approached from behind by a white male who punched him in the back then tried to gain entry to a car. Suspect was unsuccessful and fled the area. 01/25/11 – Assault and Battery A victim on...

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Sports 02-03-2011

February 4, 2011
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Honor Roll call UMass-Amherst sophomore Liam Lynch achieved Dean’s List status and has a 3.9 GPA…Freshwoman Justyne Collier, an English Major at Colby-Sawyer College, was named to the Dean’s List…Boston Latin junior Conal Lynch was selected to the National Honor Society. Help keep me in the “loop” If you know of a “Townie” who...

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Weather Forecasting and News Reporting a Bust

February 4, 2011
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Let’s face it, the big double storm didn’t happen and the weather forecasters didn’t get it right. Instead of the snow Armageddon that was supposed to cripple the region, there was a bit of a storm Tuesday and then mostly rain and sleet Wednesday. The weather forecasters didn’t bother apologizing. They remain the only...

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A Catholic Education

February 4, 2011
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Everything about public school education has changed and is continuing to change. But Catholic Schools remain like a rock for the many, many families in this neighborhood and in neighborhoods throughout Boston. Catholic Schools offer solid educational advantages and inside Catholic Schools there is order and respect, sensitivity and the feeling that everyone must...

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Obituaries 02-03-2011

February 4, 2011
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Paul Bassett Of Lawrence, formerly of Charlestown Paul F. Bassett of Lawrence, formerly of Charlestown, died on Jan. 27. He was a US Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and a retired 45 year employee of Brockway-Smith Co., Andover. He was the beloved husband of Roberta (Hoellrich) Bassett; devoted father of Paul F. Bassett Jr., Christine...

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Snow Ride

January 27, 2011
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Snow Ride

Jack Evans gets some air while sledding after last week’s snow storm.

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Former City Councillor Chuck Turner Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

January 27, 2011
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Former City Councillor Chuck Turner Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

-By Joshua Resnek Former Boston City Councillor Chuck Turner was sentenced to 3 years in prison Tuesday in Federal District Court. US District Court Judge Doulgas Woodlock said that Turner had betrayed the public trust and he ridiculed Turner’s blatant perjury, labeling it as surreal and ludicrous. Turner, who has repeatedly made the claim...

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BRA gives Go Ahead to Major Development

January 27, 2011
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BRA gives Go Ahead to Major Development

-By Joshua Resnek The Boston Redevelopment Authority has okayed a mixed use project for a major development on Rutherford Avenue and A Street. The Bridgeview Apartment Development is expected to be an $18 million, mixed-use housing and community center all wrapped into one. It will comprise of 60 apartments, a daycare center and an...

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Another Snowstorm

January 27, 2011
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Just what we needed. Another snowstorm bearing down on us. Another likely snow emergency and parking ban. More and more snow. Higher and higher piles of snow. Greater inconvenience getting around our hilly streets. And continued cold that has strained our heating systems and our badly hammered pocket books. The winter of 2011 is...

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Chuck Turner

January 27, 2011
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You can lie to your friends. You can lie to your enemies. You can lie to your family but when it comes to being sentenced in Federal Court you better cut the lies and say you’re sorry. Former Boston City Councillor Chuck Turner has never confessed to his crime which was videotaped for all...

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