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Gerard Doherty Pledges $2 Million Donation to Malden Catholic

December 8, 2018
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Thank goodness for Mickey Mouse and space travel. Were it not for those two things, according to celebrated Charlestown citizen Gerard Doherty, he may have never learned to read, never attended Malden Catholic, never made his way to Harvard University and never become Charlestown’s well-respected state legislator. On Monday afternoon, Doherty (Class of 1946)...
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BuildBPS Report Brings Uncertainty, Disappointment in Charlestown

December 8, 2018
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The announcement of a $1 billion school building plan in most cases would be met with great fanfare citywide, but the rollout of the BuildBPS Facilities Plan Phase 2 has been wrought with uncertainty and disappointment in many parts of the city, including Charlestown. For the most part, the BuildBPS plan is focusing on...
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Charlestown Turf Field Gets Repairs, Replacement Years Away

December 8, 2018
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The Charlestown turf field has gotten major repairs over the past few weeks, a Boston Parks Department spokesman told the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC), on Tuesday night, but a full replacement of the 12-year-old field is likely years away. Marchelle Jacques-Yarde of Boston Parks appeared at the CNC to update the community on the status...
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Christmas is Coming to Charlestown this Weekend:Tree Lighting, Breakfast with Santa and Toys for Tots

November 29, 2018
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When throngs of Christmas revelers descend on the Warren Tavern this Sunday, Dec. 2, to kick off the Toys for Tots toy drive in Charlestown, there will be hundreds of toys given in the spirit of the holidays, but it is the behind the scenes work that often goes unseen. For several decades the...
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Nursing a Passion for ‘Little Girl from Charlestown’ Who Made it to the Top at MGH

November 29, 2018
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On any given day, when Debbie (Swales) Burke heads to her job as the chief of nursing at Mass General, she walks through Charlestown and runs into old friends, and sometimes even her uncle walking his dog. Living pretty much most of her life in Charlestown, and now being at the top of her...
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Towering Billboards Deferred at Zoning Board

November 29, 2018
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Two 90-foot-tall digital billboards to be built on the Sullivan Square bus yard property were deferred on Tuesday morning at the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). Few details were available regarding the billboard project, which was quickly deferred due to concerns from the Mayor’s Office, an attorney told the Board with little other discussion....
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Greater Boston Legal Services, BPS Agree to Stop Young Student Suspensions

November 29, 2018
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When Elizabeth McCarthy, a staff attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS), was helping to mediate a suspension hearing a few years ago with a second-grade student, the student busily colored a white piece of paper. Next to the young student’s picture were the letters, “BK, BK, BK.” “We asked him what those letters...
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Car Driven Off Pier 6 While Parking

November 29, 2018
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The family of a man and woman who drove their car accidentally off of Pier 6 while parking told the Patriot-Bridge this week that they are extremely grateful to one business owner in the Navy Yard for his incredible concern. David Goldberg, whose parents were the ones to drive off the pier, said this...
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What’s a Spatchcock? It’s a Good Way to Cook a Turkey

November 26, 2018
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What’s a Spatchcock? It’s a Good Way to Cook a Turkey

The annual “table picture” of the completely prepared Thanksgiving meal – taken just before everyone tears into the turkey and trimmings – often looks as if it happened effortlessly, as if nothing went wrong or no frantic trips to the corner store for an obscure ingredient were necessary. But home cooks all over Charlestown...
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Cost of Thanksgiving Meal Decreases Once Again; At an Eight-Year Low

November 26, 2018
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The cost of a traditional Thanksgiving meal has once-again decreased and is at its lowest cost since 2010, according to the 33rd annual American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Thanksgiving dinner survey. The AFBF reported late last week that it had found the average cost of a traditional Thanksgiving meal for 10 to be at...
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