Monthly Archives: November 2017

CMA Annual Gala

November 25, 2017
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CMA Annual Gala

Finnish ex-pats Juho Jousta and Katri Jousta enjoying the Charlestown Mothers’ Association (CMA) gala recently, at the Education First Headquarters in North Point.

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Harvest on Vine, Volunteers Serve Nearly 700 Families for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2017
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Harvest on Vine, Volunteers Serve Nearly 700 Families for Thanksgiving

By Seth Daniel It was like a well-oiled machine on Tuesday afternoon as volunteers and coordinators for the Harvest on Vine Food Pantry provided all the ingredients for 695 families to have Thanksgiving dinner. Around 1 p.m. the line of about 500 families – all from Charlestown – began to form around the distribution...

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Doherty to Speak at Knights about His Book

November 25, 2017
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by Kathy Whelan Giordano Eighty-nine years ago the Doherty family on Washington Street was blessed with a baby boy who they called Gerard. Looking back now, what a remarkable event this was for Charlestown and America.  This Irish kid who loved to play football, suffered through dyslexia in grade school and the bullying it...

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Pier 5 Found to be Severely Structurally Deficient

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Several things came from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) meeting on Nov. 14 about the status of things in the Navy Yard, but none were as disappointing as the news that Pier 5 is far more deteriorated than anyone expected – and likely cannot support anything on it, including...

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CNC Community Corner

November 25, 2017
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NO CONTESTS FOR COUNCIL SEATS The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) has received the required nomination papers for each of the seven precinct seats up for consideration this year. A minimun of 25 signatures from residents of the precinct were necessary to secure a position on the ballot for the Nov. 18, 2017, election. Since there is only one person running...

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DiDomenico Receives Legislator of the Year Award

November 25, 2017
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Senator Sal DiDomenico recently received the 2017 Legislator of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) for his work on behalf of Massachusetts public schools and the students of the Commonwealth. Senator DiDomenico was nominated for this recognition by the Everett School Committee and accepted his award at the MASC...

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Charlestown High Football is Back on the Map with Williams,Cahill

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After a number of challenging seasons since the 2001 State Champion football team, Charlestown High Coach Dave Cahill (a long-time Charlestown resident) was expecting another season with promise, but just not enough skill players to get the ball moving forward. Then junior Quarterback Steven Williams came back home to Charlestown from...

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Boston EMS to Stay in Place for Another Year, Looking for New Home

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has approved the lease of land for the Charlestown ambulance station near Sullivan Square for another year, but beyond that the City and Boston EMS will likely be looking for a new home – and it might not be in Charlestown. The BPDA approved...

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The Big Comeback: Once Gone, Turkeys Are Now a Common Sight in Most Communities, Even in the City

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There aren’t too many comeback stories that begin with the phrase, ‘Gobble, Gobble,’ but the story of the once-prolific wild turkey in Massachusetts certainly begins and ends with just such an utterance. Though the wild turkey disappeared from Massachusetts for nearly 180 years, the Thanksgiving bird was once everywhere in the...

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O’Neill Selected as Finalist for 2017 Green-Garner Award

November 25, 2017
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The Council of the Great City Schools announced that it has selected Boston School Committee Chairperson Michael O’Neill, of Charlestown, as a finalist for its 2017 Green-Garner Award that recognizes outstanding leadership among urban school district superintendents and board members. O’Neill, who is among 11 finalists vying for the nation’s top award in urban...

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