Week in Review: Dunkin' Donuts Robbery, Flu Outbreak

A look at some of the top stories last week on Charlestown Patch.

Life gets busy, and Patch certainly understands that. So with that in mind, here are a few stories you might have missed on Charlestown Patch this week:

  1. Menino Declares Flu Outbreak a Health Emergency / Mayor Urges Boston Residents To Get Flu ShotsMayor Thomas Menino and Boston health officials are asking residents of all ages to get flu vaccinations this weekend, during a series of free clinics set up to battle what Menino declared as a “public health emergency.” 
  2. Transit Cop Foils Charlestown Armed Robbery—BTA Transit Police officer Matthew Donovan, a 29-year-old Tewksbury resident, helped stop a robbery in progress at a Charlestown Dunkin' Donuts on Jan. 5.
  3. Charlestown Residents Charged in Monday Car Chase—Police arrested Avis Medrano, 23, of 9 Carney Court, Charlestown, and Alexis Gonzalez, 20, of 33 Carney Court, Charlestown, after the men allegedly led officers on a car chase through Somerville and Medford Monday night.
  4. CNC Hears Spaulding Rehab Construction Update—Plans to relocate Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital to the Charlestown Navy Yard are moving right along, with developers expecting to have a temporary certificate of occupancy in hand on Friday.
  5. Man Dies after Jumping from Tobin Bridge—Massachusetts State Police are investigating the sudden death of a man they believe jumped off the Tobin Bridge on Thursday afternoon.
  6. New Members Take Seats at First 2013 CNC Meeting—The Charlestown Neighborhood Council’s first meeting of 2013 was a busy one, as the council welcomed two new members, heard from District 1 City Councillor Sal LaMattina and covered a range of topics, from notification of film shoots in the area to an update on theSpaulding Rehabilitation Hospital project.
  7. Converse Relocating Headquarters to Boston—Converse Inc., the company behind the legendary Chuck Taylors, is moving its world headquarters to Boston as part of the $230 million redevelopment of the North End's Lovejoy Warf in Bulfinch Triangle.
  8. —A discussion over Boston's policy regarding notification about film crews coming to Charlestown streets got somewhat heated Tuesday night, as Charlestown Neighborhood Council member Bill Galvin told a city representative he felt 72 hours notice was not enough.
  9. Charlestown Community Garden Vandalized—Caretakers of the Charlestown Sprouts Community Garden are asking residents in the area to help keep an eye out for vandals after the property was damaged last month.
  10. Charlestown Historical Society Helps Save Irish Castle—The Charlestown Historical Society is helping to save an ancient castle in Ireland with a $1,000 donation made in memory of a Charlestown woman who immigrated from the country in 1928. 

Did we miss something? Send news tips, comments and suggestions to becca.manning@patch.com.


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