Monthly Archives: August 2013

Award Winners

August 22, 2013
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Award Winners

William J. Kemeza, President of Boston College High School, is pleased to announce that the following Charlestown students received special awards  at an end of the year assembly to honor BC High undergraduates. Christian F. Whalen Labeck ‘16 (left) won an Exelauno Oratory award in Latin I. Matthew Gray Perkins ‘14 won an Excellence...

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Mayoral Candidates Discuss Priorities for Greenspace

August 22, 2013
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More than 300 citizens turned out to the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse on Thursday night for the Park and Open Space Mayoral Forum to hear 10 Boston mayoral hopefuls discuss their future plans for the city’s greenspace if elected. Boston Architectural College President Ted Landsmark and Boston Globe journalist Derrick Jackson moderated the forum,...

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Boat Owners Get More Time at Shipyard Quarters

August 22, 2013
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The owner of the Shipyard Quarters Marina in Charlestown who has spent the last year allegedly ignoring orders from city and state agencies to clean up his marina received an order from a judge this week. A judge has ordered that the shipyard’s owner, Martin Oliner, to halt any attempt to evict boats. Judge...

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CNC to Hold Hearing on 45 Vine St.

August 22, 2013
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The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a meeting on a proposed redevelopment at 45 Vine Street (the former St. Catherine’s Church) on September 5, 2013, at 8:30 pm at the former St. Catherine’s Auditorium space. The developer is seeking zoning variances for: Insufficient off-Street Parking, a Change of Use to Concert Hall, a...

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BPS Hotline is Up and Running

August 22, 2013
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) Interim Superintendent John McDonough announced Tuesday that the back-to-school hotline (617-635-9046) is up and running. Operators have fielded 880 calls since the launch on Thursday. Multi-lingual operators are trained and ready to answer a wide variety of questions from parents and students. “We are making an intentional effort to ensure...

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Police Briefs 08-22-2013

August 22, 2013
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Warrant Arrest 08/13/13 – Officers in the area of Medford Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Quincy Court warrant charging assault by means and intimidation of a witness. Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon– Gun 08/15/13 – At about 3 a.m., officers responded to McNulty Court for a report of...

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Good Shepherd School Goes Apple

August 15, 2013
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Good Shepherd School Goes Apple

Students at the Good Shepherd School are learning to use new Apple Computers thanks to a donation by a generous benefactor. Good Shepherd School is aCatholic preschool, which serves children between the ages of 2.9 and 5, for more information on GSS, visit gsscharlestown.org or call 617-242-8800.

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A Little Privacy Restored

August 15, 2013
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A Little Privacy Restored

Mark Manley wrote to tell the Patriot Bridge that the door and surrounding area to the pay toilet near the Courageous Wharf has been fixed and cleaned. In last week’s issue, Manley sent in a picture that showed just a plywood door had been in use for several weeks for those seeking to use...

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Searching for the Past: Winthrop Sq. to Be Site of Archeological Dig in September

August 15, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino is pleased to announce that the City of Boston will be undertaking an archaeological dig of Training Field Park in Winthrop Square, Charlestown, to explore historical artifacts as part of a cultural landscape report being undertaken to guide officials in how best to preserve the property and manage the site...

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Federal Cuts Would Adversely Impact Local Families

August 15, 2013
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U.S. House Republicans are proposing to cut a crucial program that helps hundreds of families in Charlestown buy food and fend off hunger throughout the year. Republicans are drafting a farm bill to cut $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In Charlestown the SNAP program supports low-income families and allows them...

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