APAC Officials Fearful of Pending Heating Crisis

December 4, 2013
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Already officials at the Charlestown APAC office and its parent company Boston ABCD are concerned that a heating crisis is on the horizon if the federal government does not fully fund the federal fuel assistance program that helps thousands of Charlestown residents heat their homes during the harsh winter months. APAC already kicked off...

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Cycling Club Grand Opening on Friday

December 4, 2013
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Charlestown Cycling Club announces its Grand Opening on Friday, December 6, introducing a state of the art indoor spin studio.  Owner, and Charlestown resident, Sarah Combies and her dedicated staff invite you to visit their website at www.ctowncycle.com for opening weekend events, discounts, schedules, and rates! All classes from Dec 6 to Dec 8...

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Non-profits Can Apply for CNC Seats

December 4, 2013
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All Non-profit organizations wishing to apply for one of seven non-profit seats on the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) for the next two year term, should forward a letter of interest no later than January 3, 2013 to the CNC PO Box 397 Charlestown, MA 02129. For more information contact CNC Chair Tom Cunha at...

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Police Briefs 12-05-2013

December 4, 2013
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Fire 11/29/13 – Officers responded to Bunker Hill Industrial Park for a report of an electrical fire. Machinery was shut down, pending an investigation by repairmen. No personal or property damage was reported at that time. Operating Under the Influence 12/01/13 – As a result of a traffic stop on Sever Street, an individual...

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CHAD Holds Second Annual Turkey Trot

November 27, 2013
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CHAD Holds Second Annual Turkey Trot

Charlestown Against Drugs (CHAD) held it’s Second Annual Turkey Trot races for children and their parents on Saturday, November 23rd at the Charlestown High School athletic field. Over fifty families turned out on the sunfilled but blustery windy morning in hopes of winning a turkey for their Thanksgiving holiday dinner.  The children also enjoyed...

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Boys and Girls Club to Share in City’s PNP

November 27, 2013
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The Charlestown Boys and Girls Club will be one of 33 area non profits to share $394,000 in grant funding as part of the city’s Partners With Non-Profits (PNP) program. Mayor Thomas Menino made the announcement last week and said the funds will be used for facility upgrades and on-site physical improvements at the...

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Library Calendar to Feature Famous Charlestown Residents

November 27, 2013
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The calendar produced by the Friends of the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library is now available in several locations in town. This year’s calendar is available for sale in our branch library,  The Joy of Old on Main Street, Ace Hardware in the Shopping Center and Bunker Hill Souvenirs on the Training...

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Maps Available for Residents

November 27, 2013
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Next week MassDOT will make detour maps available to Charlestown residents regarding the upcoming Callahan Tunnel closure. The Callahan Tunnel connects Boston to East Boston and points north along the Route 1A corridor. It is one of two Boston Harbor Tunnels that connect downtown to Logan International Airport. The tunnel is slated to close...

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Happy ThanksGiving

November 27, 2013
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All across the United States, Americans will be traveling far and wide to visit their families and loved ones to spend Thanksgiving Day, our unique, national holiday that celebrates nothing in particular. But that is the beauty of Thanksgiving. We feel no compulsion to do anything (unless we have to do the cooking!) or...

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Town Track Club Youth Excel at New England Junior Olympic Championship

November 27, 2013
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A Huge Congratulations goes out to The Town Track Club Youth X-Country team for an outstanding job in Smithfield, RI on November, 17th. Our 8 and under boys took third place in the team standings and advanced to Regionals and 3 individuals; Dennis Sachek,Daniel Bethlendy and Addison Jenkins all placed in the top 30...

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Chorale Concerts at St. Mary’s Set

November 21, 2013
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Chorale Concerts at St. Mary’s Set

The internationally-acclaimed Barker College Choir & Orchestra from Sydney, Australia will perform at St. Mary’s Church, on Warren Street on their U.S. tour on Friday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m.  Their trip begins in Boston with performances at Boston Latin School and Faneuil Hall Marketplace as well as workshops at Boston University and a...

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Alex Johnson Receives Highest Honor from ASHA

November 21, 2013
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Alex Johnson Receives Highest Honor from ASHA

Charlestown resident Alex F. Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA, Provost and Academic Vice President of Academic Affairs and a renowned speech-language pathologist at MGH Institute of Health Professions, received the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) highest honor on November 15 at the organization’s annual meeting. Dr. Johnson, who joined the MGH Institute in 2008, received the...

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LaMattina Calls for Impact Hearing on Expanded Flooding Areas Here

November 21, 2013
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As the city digests FEMA’s new maps for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFAP) and how it will impact residents and business owners in coastal neighborhoods like Charlestown, City Councilor Sal LaMattina is calling for a hearing on the issue. “FEMA has redrawn flood zone maps which are the basis of the NFIP’s regulations...

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CNC Host Community Meeting on Dec. 5

November 21, 2013
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On December 5, at  6:00 PM the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will host a neighborhood meeting with the Principal of the Edwards Middle School to discuss the Edwards Parking Lot rules and regulations. There will be a question and answer session regarding the parking lot which is used by many neighbors of the school for...

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Remembering 50 Years Ago

November 21, 2013
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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this week seared an indelible imprint into the memory of every American living at that time. Similar to the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 5, 1941 and the terrorist attacks on the twin towers on 9/11 of 2001,  Americans of every...

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Police Briefs 11-21-2013

November 21, 2013
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Larceny 11/11/13 – A victim on Green Street reported unknown person(s) stole his black-and-grey Fisher mountain bike from the rear of his motor vehicle. Assault and Battery 11/15/13 – A victim reported while on Monument Street, she was involved in a fight with another female. The victim sustained facial lacerations, and complaints will be...

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Great Fall Adventure for Everyone!

November 14, 2013
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Great Fall Adventure for Everyone!

On Monday, November 11, members from the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club headed out to Drumlin Farm run by the Mass Audobon Society in Lincoln, MA. They saw chickens, massive pigs, goats, deer and cows, and also Vince Vaughn shooting his new movie! It was a great fall adventure for everyone!

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MGH Gala Raises More than $390,000 for Scholarships

November 14, 2013
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MGH Gala Raises More than $390,000 for Scholarships

MGH Institute of Health Professions raised more than $390,000 for student scholarships during its annual Gala on November 6. More than 300 people attended the event, held at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, to support students in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology who attend the Charlestown Navy Yard graduate school. The...

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Kelly Makes Good Showing in Council Race

November 14, 2013
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For a first time candidate, Charlestown’s own Jack Kelly had a good showing during last Tuesday night’s At-Large race. Kelly topped the ticket here with 3,696 votes. However it wasn’t enough to catapult him into one of the four At-Large seats. Kelly finished the night in eight place citywide with 23,935 votes. “I would...

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CNC to Host Meeting on Plan for Constitution Rd., Nov. 14

November 14, 2013
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This evening, November 14, at 7:00 PM the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will host a meeting by the City of Boston to present a Concept Plan for Constitution Road (from Warren to Chelsea Streets) as part of the Connect Historic Boston initiative.  The goal is to  transform this corridor into a welcoming, multi-modal street with...

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St. John’s Episcopal Church Annual Harvest Fair, Nov. 16

November 14, 2013
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St. John’s Church at 27 Devens Street invites everyone to the 174rd Harvest Fair on Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the church’s Parish House. Admission is free and items for sale include books, crafts, plants, toys, jewelry, and baked goods. There will also be a Silent Auction with a...

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CNC Precinct Elections Rescheduled

November 14, 2013
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Please be advised that the CNC Precinct Elections scheduled for November 16, 2013 are cancelled. In accordance with the CNC Bylaws, in instances where there is only one candidate for each precinct position, the Chair of the Election Committee will propose to the Council that the candidates be voted in lieu of a public...

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MGH Health Center Holiday Schedule

November 14, 2013
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The MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center will close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 27 and will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29.  The health center will be open on Saturday, November 30. If you have a medical emergency during the time the health center is closed, please go to the emergency...

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A Salute to All Who Served

November 14, 2013
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Dear Editor: November is the month when we pause to honor all those who put on a uniform and served his or her country in the Armed Forces. The roots of Veterans Day go back to World War One. Hostilities ceased on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in...

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