Monthly Archives: November 2013

CHAD Holds Second Annual Turkey Trot

November 27, 2013
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CHAD Holds Second Annual Turkey Trot

Charlestown Against Drugs (CHAD) held it’s Second Annual Turkey Trot races for children and their parents on Saturday, November 23rd at the Charlestown High School athletic field. Over fifty families turned out on the sunfilled but blustery windy morning in hopes of winning a turkey for their Thanksgiving holiday dinner.  The children also enjoyed...

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Boys and Girls Club to Share in City’s PNP

November 27, 2013
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The Charlestown Boys and Girls Club will be one of 33 area non profits to share $394,000 in grant funding as part of the city’s Partners With Non-Profits (PNP) program. Mayor Thomas Menino made the announcement last week and said the funds will be used for facility upgrades and on-site physical improvements at the...

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Library Calendar to Feature Famous Charlestown Residents

November 27, 2013
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The calendar produced by the Friends of the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library is now available in several locations in town. This year’s calendar is available for sale in our branch library,  The Joy of Old on Main Street, Ace Hardware in the Shopping Center and Bunker Hill Souvenirs on the Training...

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Maps Available for Residents

November 27, 2013
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Next week MassDOT will make detour maps available to Charlestown residents regarding the upcoming Callahan Tunnel closure. The Callahan Tunnel connects Boston to East Boston and points north along the Route 1A corridor. It is one of two Boston Harbor Tunnels that connect downtown to Logan International Airport. The tunnel is slated to close...

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Happy ThanksGiving

November 27, 2013
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All across the United States, Americans will be traveling far and wide to visit their families and loved ones to spend Thanksgiving Day, our unique, national holiday that celebrates nothing in particular. But that is the beauty of Thanksgiving. We feel no compulsion to do anything (unless we have to do the cooking!) or...

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Town Track Club Youth Excel at New England Junior Olympic Championship

November 27, 2013
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A Huge Congratulations goes out to The Town Track Club Youth X-Country team for an outstanding job in Smithfield, RI on November, 17th. Our 8 and under boys took third place in the team standings and advanced to Regionals and 3 individuals; Dennis Sachek,Daniel Bethlendy and Addison Jenkins all placed in the top 30...

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Chorale Concerts at St. Mary’s Set

November 21, 2013
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Chorale Concerts at St. Mary’s Set

The internationally-acclaimed Barker College Choir & Orchestra from Sydney, Australia will perform at St. Mary’s Church, on Warren Street on their U.S. tour on Friday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m.  Their trip begins in Boston with performances at Boston Latin School and Faneuil Hall Marketplace as well as workshops at Boston University and a...

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Alex Johnson Receives Highest Honor from ASHA

November 21, 2013
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Alex Johnson Receives Highest Honor from ASHA

Charlestown resident Alex F. Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA, Provost and Academic Vice President of Academic Affairs and a renowned speech-language pathologist at MGH Institute of Health Professions, received the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) highest honor on November 15 at the organization’s annual meeting. Dr. Johnson, who joined the MGH Institute in 2008, received the...

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LaMattina Calls for Impact Hearing on Expanded Flooding Areas Here

November 21, 2013
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As the city digests FEMA’s new maps for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFAP) and how it will impact residents and business owners in coastal neighborhoods like Charlestown, City Councilor Sal LaMattina is calling for a hearing on the issue. “FEMA has redrawn flood zone maps which are the basis of the NFIP’s regulations...

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CNC Host Community Meeting on Dec. 5

November 21, 2013
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On December 5, at  6:00 PM the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will host a neighborhood meeting with the Principal of the Edwards Middle School to discuss the Edwards Parking Lot rules and regulations. There will be a question and answer session regarding the parking lot which is used by many neighbors of the school for...

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