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Microlibraries spread to Charlestown

Mediacrity shows us the city's newest tiny library, at Main and Warren streets in Charlestown. Earlier:Jamaica Plain gets fourth library in a box.
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Three badly hurt in crash outside Sullivan Square firehouse

Aftermath of the crash. Photo by Boston EMS Incidents. Boston EMS Incidents reports at least one person was ejected from a vehicle and at least two other people are in bad shape outside the Engine 32 and Ladder 9 fire station at 525 Main St. BPD homicide detectives are on scene due to the severity of injuries - two people were taken to hospitals in critical condition; one in non-critical condition. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extract one of the people.
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Obituary: John W. Ezekiel

EZEKIEL, John W. "Zeke" 68 years of age. Of Reading formerly of Charlestown July 16, 2014. Adored & loving husband of 22 years to Ann F. (Devlin) Ezekiel & the late Denise L. (Dumas) Ezekiel. Devoted father of John W. Ezekiel Jr. (B.P.D.) & wife Karen McColl of Lynnfield & Karen Donnaruma & husband Carmen of Reading. Loving Papa to Reagan & Finley Ezekiel. Beloved twin brother of Mike Ezekiel & brother of Gael Keefe, Billy & Freddy Ezekiel. Also survived by many nieces, nephews & his golf buddies. Relatives & friends are invited to attend John's Funeral on Saturday at 8:30 AM. from The Carr Funeral Home 220 Bunker Hill St. CHARLESTOWN followed by his Funeral Mass in St. ...
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Obituary: Hugh J.p. Doherty

DOHERTY, Hugh J.P. Age 83, On Sat., July 12, 2014, of Charlestown, Abington and most recently Floral City, FL. Hugh was the devoted widower of Helen, the great love of his life. Father of Paul, Daniel, John, Patricia, David and Steven. Father-in-law of Elizabeth Doherty, Jamie Garcia, Cidalia Pina, and Lori Doherty. Proud grandfather of Brittany, Colin, Emma, Erin, Ian, Katie, Liam, Lukas, Maeve, Mason and Meghan. Hugh worked for many years as a compositor for the Boston Globe, a job that brought him many friendships and provided his family with so many great stories. Hugh was also a radio lineman for the Army in the Korean War. He never forgot the cold winters in Korea, adding bliss to his ...
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USS Constitution Underway on July 4th for Last Turnaround Before Dry Dock

At 216 years old, the USS Constitution was still as majestic as ever during her July 4th turnaround in Boston Harbor. This is the last time Old Ironsides will be underway until 2018 as she goes into drydock later this year for restorations. The drizzly weather from the approaching Tropical Storm Arthur did not interfere with the annual cruise as the historic ship made its way to Castle Island for a 21-gun salute at Fort Independence. On its way back to Charlestown Navy Yard, another 17-gun salute was fired off the U.S. Coast Guard Base in the North End. USS Constitutions is most well known for its role in the War of 1812 and its standing as the oldest commissioned ...
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Walsh to Host ‘Mondays With the Mayor’ July 14 At Bunker Hill CC

Mayor Martin J. Walsh will host the third “Mondays with the Mayor” on Monday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Bunker Hill Community College, 250 Rutherford Ave.,  Charlestown. The event is part of a series of community town hall meetings designed to engage with residents and maintain accessibility and transparency in the Walsh administration. Gabrielle Farrell of the Mayor’s press office said that the mayor’s policy team decided to bring back “Mondays with Marty,” which were public forums that were held during Walsh’s successful campaign for mayor. The name of the forums was changed to “Mondays with the Mayor.” Farrell said that the previous forums were held in Brighton and Roxbury. “Constituents inquired whether we were going to hold these ...
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Walsh Close to Signing Deal with Mohegan Sun

After losing his bid to get the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to delay awarding a Boston-area casino license until after the November ballot question aimed at repealing the state’s gaming law last week, Mayor Martin Walsh avoided arbitration and is close to inking a surrounding community agreement with Mohegan Sun in  Revere. While Walsh’s press secretary Kate Norton could not comment on the details of the agreement at press time, others said rumors were floating around City Hall Tuesday that the agreement is substantial and could be similar to the host community agreement signed by Suffolk Downs and the city last August under former Mayor Thomas Menino. In that agreement the City was projected to get $52 million in annual payments ...
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Obituary: Edward J. Fitzgerald

FITZGERALD, Edward J. "Eddie" 43 years of age. Of Shirley formerly of Charlestown suddenly July 8, 2014. Everlasting soul mate, best friend & love if his life to Deb (Doherty) Taylor. Beloved son of Thomas J. Fitzgerald of Shirley & Arlene Devine of Arlington. Devoted brother of Thomas Fitzgerald of Houston, TX., Robert Fitzgerald of Somerville, Kelly Adams of Woburn & Darlene Burke of Salem. Father of Ashley, Mattie & Courtney Fitzgerald. Grandfather of Kayla & Shawn Woodin. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. Relatives & friends are invited to attend Eddie's visiting hours on Sunday from 2 - 6 PM. followed by his Funeral Service at 6 PM. in The Carr Funeral Home, 220 ...
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Obituary: Carl A. Zellner

ZELLNER, Carl A. 78, of Palmyra, FL, formerly of Charlestown, MA, passed away Sunday, 29 June, at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, MA, with family at his side.Carl was born 4 October 1935 to Gladys and August Zellner in Oklahoma City, OK. There he graduated Classen High School. His further education included: Principia College, BA degree, University of Washington, MA degree and his doctoral work at Harvard. Carl's career as a city planner spanned many decades and impacted the layout of many cities, towns, and highways. He also spent a few years in the US Coast Guard, active duty in Alaska, before joining the USCG Reserves where he rose to the rank of Captain, O6, before retiring.He was preceded in death ...
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Deputy Chief Joseph E. Finn Named Boston's Fire Commissioner

Finn, 53, was selected from a list of three finalists and given the title of commissioner today after nearly 30 years with the Boston Fire Department.
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Obituary: Joanne M. Duffy

DUFFY, Joanne M. 53 years of age. Of Somerville formerly of Charlestown suddenly July 3, 2014. Beloved daughter of John R. "Jack" Duffy & the late Dorothy M. "Dotty" (McCormick) Duffy of Charlestown. Devoted sister of Ann Marie Duffy-Keane of So. Boston, John M. Duffy of Winthrop, Patty McLean of Braintree & Peggy Ann Duffy-Shea of Charlestown. Loving aunt to 10 nieces & nephews & 2 great-nieces. Also survived by many aunts, uncles & cousins. Relatives & friends are invited to attend Joanne's Funeral on Wednesday at 9 AM. from The Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St., CHARLESTOWN followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church Charlestown at 10 AM. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours Tuesday ...
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Watch: USS Constitution Ventures Out for July 4th Turnaround

The 216-year-old frigate continued a Fourth of July tradition, but will not do so again until 2018.
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Watch: USS Constitution Ventures Out for Turnaround on Independence Day

The 216-year-old frigate continued a Fourth of July tradition, but will not do so again until 2018.
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