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National Night out

Senator Sal DiDomenico attended Charlestown’s Family Night and National Night Out in Doherty Park on Tuesday August 5, which brings the community together to raise awareness about crime in our neighborhoods. “I am always happy to attend this event and want to thank Charlestown Against Drugs, the Boston Police Department, and the business community for supporting safety in our neighborhoods,” said Senator DiDomenico.
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MGC to Charlestown: “We Will Decide”: Walsh, Residents Upset over Decision of No ‘Surrounding Community Status’ for Boston

After months of failed negotiations between the City of Boston and Wynn Everett to nail down a ‘surrounding community’ agreement, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) stripped the city of surrounding community status last Thursday at a public hearing. The MGC said it determined that Boston had waived its surrounding community designation by “refusing to participate in the arbitration process”.  In writing, the city told the MGC it would not participate. Mayor Martin Walsh slammed the MGC saying the ruling by the commission is a statement about the value that they place on the people of Boston in this process. “Due to an overall lack of information and uncertainty surrounding the Wynn proposal, the City of Boston was unable to properly ...
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Grants Announced for Building Healthier Charlestown Community

Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI) and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital recently announced the distribution of $118,628 in grant funding through Building a Healthier Charlestown to two Charlestown collaboratives. The grants follow a community health assessment and community health improvement planning process conducted in 2012 by the CCHI and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in partnership with the residents of Charlestown. The improvement plan highlighted four areas– education; substance abuse/mental health; access to care/autism and cancer prevention and access to treatment—as priority issues in Charlestown. The overall purpose of Building a Healthier Charlestown is to improve the health of the Charlestown community by building the capacity of, and fostering collaboration between, community-based organizations to use evidence-based approaches to address the ...
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Obituary: Paul J. Burke

BURKE, Paul J. 50 years of age. Of Everett formerly of Charlestown, August 11, 2014. Loving husband of 28 years to Deborah A. (Karos) Burke. Devoted father of Aaron Burke & Zachary Burke both of Everett. Beloved son of the late Dennis & Marie (Clifford) Burke. Beloved brother of Dr. Dennis Burke of Norwell, David Burke of Revere, Jason Burke of Springfield, VA. & the late Christopher Burke. Also many nieces, nephews & cousins. Relatives & friends are invited to attend Paul's Funeral Service on Friday at 10:30 AM. in The Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St., CHARLESTOWN. Burial is private. Visiting hours Thursday 4 - 8 PM. in the funeral home. Late U.S. Marine Corps Vet. In lieu ...

Townie clerk takes no crap: Wrestles gun away from would-be robber

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 17:53Boston Police report a guy who'd just robbed the Main Street Tedeschi at gunpoint shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday went across the street to Charlestown Liquors and tried sticking it up as well:Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: CharlestownTopics: Crime
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Obituary: Robert L. Dyer

DYER, Robert L. Sr. Of Charlestown, August 8. Devoted husband of Joan M. (Green). Beloved father of Kathleen M. Dyer of Charlestown and the late Robert L. Dyer, Jr. Brother of Martha Turcotte of Madison, NH and the late Gloria Almeida and Ruth Costa. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, 329 Bunker Hill Street, CHARLESTOWN on Tuesday, August 12 at 10 AM. Visiting Hours Monday from 4-7 PM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Parking area opposite Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy in Robert's name may be made to St. Francis de Sales Church, 303 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, MA 02129. Late member of Bricklayers Local 3.

Malden crime suspect tries jumping off Tobin, fails

Traffic across the Tobin Bridge came to a halt around 10 a.m. when a man being pursued by Chelsea Police jumped out of a livery car, went to the side of the bridge and jumped. Ted Pendergast reports he got caught in safety netting set up for the bridge repainting project. He'd brought a knife with him and tried cutting through the netting, but first responders managed to get to him before he could. They "packaged" him and put him in an ambulance for transport to a nearby hospital.
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Obituary: John Joseph Gallagher

GALLAGHER, John Joseph 59, of Derry, NH formerly of Charlestown, suddenly, August 2, 2014. Son of late George and Mary (Sis) Gallagher. Beloved husband of Susan (Gorrell). Loving father to Christopher and his companion Crystal of Texas, Jennifer and her companion Paul of Arizona and John Robert of Texas. Brother of George and Lisa of Florida, Maura Tibbetts and her husband Tommy of Wakefield and Kevin and Peggy Gallagher of Reading. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass celebrating John's life will be held on Saturday, August 9th in St. Mary's Church, 55 Warren Street, Charlestown at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's name to the Boston Bruins Foundation, 100 Legends ...
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