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Week in Review: Marina Owner Fined, School Shooting in CT and Self-Defense Classes Offered

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

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. Shipyard Quarters Marina Owner Fined $25K Per Day—Charlestown residents and city officials had harsh words for Shipyard Quarters Marina representatives at a public hearing Wednesday night, and the Boston Conservation Commission backed up those concerns with a hefty fine for the marina owner.
  2. Krav Maga School Offers Free Self-Defense Classes—Krav Maga Yashir Boston in Charlestown offers a free women’s self-defense class every Saturday morning, from 10-11 a.m. Open each week to new students, the class runs on a rotating basis, starting again about every three months.
  3. Developers To Build Supermarket on IKEA Site in Somerville— the developers of Assembly Row, have agreed to purchase the 12 acres of land in Assembly Square owned by IKEA, and they plan to build a supermarket there, according to the Boston Globe.
  4. Police To Have Increased Presence at Boston Schools Following Newtown Shooting—There will be more uniformed Boston Police officers patrolling in and around Boston schools the next coming days in response to .
  5. Police Reports: Assault with a Tree Branch—An unnamed man was arrested for striking a woman with a tree branch while she was walking with a friend on 13th Street on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
  6. New App Lets Residents Judge City Performance—Thanks to a new data-driven website and downloadable app, Boston residents can now check in on the city's performance across various city services, including downloads at the library, tree issues in parks, police and fire response and traffic and parking issues. 
  7. Walgreens Opening Flagship Store in Downtown Crossing—The former Borders building in Downtown Crossing is being renovated into a new kind of Walgreens—one of three flagship stores the company is creating around the country that offer a mix of high-end groceries, adult beverages, beauty products and health needs.
  8. MBTA Announces Holiday Schedule—The MBTA has announced its holiday season schedule.

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