Monthly Archives: October 2012

Parents, BPS Officials Discuss School Choice at Local Forum

October 18, 2012
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Parents, BPS Officials Discuss School Choice at Local Forum

The last local community meeting on the proposed changes to the school busing plan was held at Charlestown High School on Saturday morning.  More than 60 parents, elected government officials, and Boston Public School (BPS) officials attended the meeting at which the various options for school busing were presented, as well as the goal...

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Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition Gets $625,000 Grant for Youth Programs

October 18, 2012
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Substance abuse will hopefully take a major hit as a result of the good work that will flow from a five-year $625,000 grant for substance abuse prevention programs targeting youths that has been awarded to the Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition. The CSAC Coalition is best-known in Charlestown as advocates using existing resources to organize...

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Parents Hear Talk on Raising Today’s Teenager

October 18, 2012
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Raising a teenager to make the right choices has always been difficult, but today it seems even more so with the internet, drugs and more temptations that are readily available. However, all these modern obstacles can be overcome to help your teen make the right decisions was the message that more than 150 parents...

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Question 3

October 18, 2012
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Charlestown residents will be casting a vote on Election Day on Question 3 – by voting yes or no on a proposed law that will eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. Only those who are sick with a variety of debilitating and painful medical issues...

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Police Briefs 10-18-2012

October 18, 2012
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Protective Custody 10/08/12 – As a result of a radio call for a disturbance on Union Street, an individual was taken into protective custody. Violation of the Auto Laws 10/09/12 – As a result of a traffic stop on Corey Street, a suspect was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle with a...

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Charlestown Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

October 18, 2012
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A Charlestown man was held on $20,000 cash bail at his arraignment on charges on Monday that he possessed child pornography on his laptop computer and a portable flash drive, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. The bail imposed by Charlestown District Court Judge Lawrence McCormick was less than the $100,000 recommended...

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Blessing of the Animals

October 11, 2012
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Blessing of the Animals

The Annual Blessing of the Animals was held on Sunday at Thompson Square. Owners brought their pets that ran the gambit from dogs, cats and even a stuffed koala bear. Shown in the top photo Georgia Cady, Stella, Gus, and Marcia Gallicchie In the bottom photo are Dave & Angela Vegan, and Sheba.

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School Choice Meeting Saturday at CHS

October 11, 2012
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The Boston Public School Department has rescheduled the school choice meeting to Saturday, October 13. BPS will present its findings and share the proposal at the meeting on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Charlestown High School 240 Medford St. Last week, At-Large City Councilor John Connolly offered an alternative to BPS’s plan. Connolly met...

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27th Annual Children’s Halloween Costume Parade

October 11, 2012
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Please join the Charlestown Mother’s Association for one of Charlestown’s most beloved events!  The 27th Annual Children’s Halloween Costume Parade at the Bunker Hill Monument will be held on Wednesday, October 31. We will gather at the Monument at 5:00 PM, and the parade will begin at 5:30 PM.  Costumes are encouraged for ALL...

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School Choice Meeting

October 11, 2012
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On Saturday, October 14 starting at 10am at the Charlestown High School, Boston Public School officials will be sharing the findings on the School Choice Plans. We urge all parents of children in the Boston Public Schools to attend. There are two options under consideration. City Councilor John Connolly has recently put forth another...

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