Monthly Archives: April 2018

Keeping Active

April 28, 2018
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Keeping Active

Lorelei (6) and Cadance (3) Kielbasa with Rachel Channen,Charlestown YMCA  Youth And Families director, show off some water bottles with a message for kids to keep active and healthy. The Charlestown YMCA Healthy Kids Day took place on Saturday, April 21, as a way to promote the local YMCA and an active lifestyle

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Hood Park Listening, Community to Propose Its Own Zoning Amendment

April 28, 2018
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After defeating a City-sponsored zoning amendment related to height limits at the Hood Park, many members of the community and Councilor Lydia Edwards are proposing to submit their own amendment. Following the Zoning Commission’s rejection of the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s (BPDA) amendment on April 11, Edwards said she and some of those...

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Chief Marshal Tkachuk to Hold Fundraiser This Weekend

April 28, 2018
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Parade Chief Marshal Jack Tkachuk spent a lifetime putting out fires all over Boston, and this Saturday he’s trying to spark the beginning of the Battle of Bunker Hill Parade season with a $10K fundraiser and raffle time at the Charlestown Knights of Columbus. The annual Chief Marshal’s first fundraiser typically kicks off the...

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Spaulding Hospital Marks Fifth Year at Navy Yard

April 28, 2018
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Members of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital this week are celebrating a milestone of having now been in Charlestown at their new, world-class waterfront facility for five years – going from an unknown quantity in the Town to a valued member of the community. “It feels great to celebrate five years,” said President David Storto...

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Walsh Backs Capuano for Re-Election

April 28, 2018
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Calling U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D-Somerville) “one of the strongest champions for working people and urban communities in all of America,” Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh endorsed Capuano for re-election in Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District on Sunday in Dorchester. “Mike’s record is strong and continues to grow stronger. He’s a progressive champion who...

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Two Charlestown Educators Awarded ‘Educator of the Year’

April 28, 2018
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Boston Public Schools (BPS), the City of Boston, and the Boston Teachers Union (BTU), announced the winners of the 2018 Boston Educator of the Year Award this month, and two Charlestown educators were among those recognized. Those from Charlestown schools included: Danielle Nicole Alli, Charlestown High School. John Rice, Clarence R. Edwards Middle School. Recipients were honored at TD Garden during the Boston Celtics’ final regular-season...

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Charlestown’s Ringrose Sworn into New Digital Innovation Commission

April 28, 2018
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Governor Charlie Baker swore in members of his new Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning this week, a group charged with developing recommendations to expand online learning opportunities for Massachusetts residents seeking skills for in-demand fields. Those on the committee included Marjorie Ringrose from Charlestown. Ringrose is a senior program officer of education...

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Giant Dog Exhibit to Showcase Summer in the Navy Yard

April 28, 2018
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Big dogs are going to find a home in the Navy Yard this summer. The one-year-old Navy Yard Garden Association announced this week that they have been given the go-ahead to host a public art show this summer that will feature 20 giant metal dogs placed at various locations throughout the Yard. Robin DiGiammarino,...

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Andy Baer Jazz Quartet: A Musical Tribute for ‘Friend of the Year’ Jane Richardson

April 28, 2018
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The Friends of the Charlestown Library has announced that they will host saxophonist Andy Baer next month as a tribute to Friend of the Year Jane Richardson. Saxophonist Andy Baer continues to be one of Boston’s busiest musicians. In addition to leading his own jazz ensembles, Baer pilots the Beantown Saxophone Quartet, Hub Strutters Marching Band,...

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Neighborhood Round Up

April 28, 2018
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RACING TO RETIREMENT WITH JOE BRENNAN Financial Advisor Joe Brennan will host a Kentucky Derby themed Racing to Retirement event on Thursday, May 3, from 6-7:15 p.m. at the Spaulding Rehab Conference Center. The guest speaker will be Murray Todd, a national expert on Social Security and retirement issues. The 75-minute program will focus...

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