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Commenting on Trump’s Call to Arm Teachers

March 1, 2018
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang issued the following statement in response to comments made by President Trump, who spoke publicly about arming teachers with firearms as a way to avert school shootings. “The mere thought that teachers should be armed in order to ward off violence is utterly illogical and will only...

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Dan Conley Will Be Missed

March 1, 2018
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The surprise announcement by Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley that he will not be seeking re-election in the fall came as a shock to his constituents in Suffolk County. For the past 16 years, Dan Conley has held what is perhaps the highest-profile job in the criminal justice system in Massachusetts. Yet despite...

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Townie Sports

March 1, 2018
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LADY ROCKETS ARE IN!!! In her first season as the Reading HS girls hockey coach, Alexa Hingston helped lead the Lady Rockets (8-8-3) into the MIAA Division 1 tourney. In what has been a roller coaster campaign, Alexa, Assistant Coach Catherine Taglilatela, and fleet-footed wing Abbie Collins give the team a notable “Townie” flair....

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Pop-In to Save the Harbor’s Boston Harbor Pop-Up at 226 Causeway Street in Boston

February 22, 2018
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is pleased to announce the opening of its new interactive Boston Harbor Pop-Up Museum at 226 Causeway Street across from North Station in Boston. At the Boston Harbor Pop-Up, kids of all ages can explore the harbor, create designs in the sand, and color murals featuring Boston’s sports teams...

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Charlestown Coming Back on Local TV

February 22, 2018
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Charlestown & Beyond will return on air on BNN-TV starting Thursday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. and will appear on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month there after.  The show can be seen in Boston on Comcast channel 9 , RCN channel 15 and RCN channel 1961. It will also be shown...

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Police Briefs 02-22-2018

February 22, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Robbery – Commercial 02/13/18 – A victim on Main Street reported a white male with his face covered walked into his place of business, brandished a knife and emptied both cash registers. The suspect then fled the store. As a result of the subsequent investigation, an individual was placed under arrest and...

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The FY19 BPS Budget: Investing in Our Students to Provide a Better Education for All

February 22, 2018
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At the Boston Public Schools, we believe that our budget is a values statement, reflecting our commitment to creating the best schools for all our students. Through the BPS budget, we prioritize investing in every individual learner throughout their academic career. We must ensure that all students — regardless of their race, native language,...

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Morrissey Family Impact Statement

February 22, 2018
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I want to begin by thanking the District Attorney’s Office and the Boston Police Victim Advocates, our friends, our co-workers, family, the Charlestown community and all those that have been a huge support system for our family over the past three years. Words cannot describe what the support has meant to us as we...

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Looking at the Hood Park Project

February 22, 2018
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Dear Editor: “Hood Park pulls concert venue proposal, wants to talk to higher buildings later”, according to a recent headline in the Charlestown Patriot Bridge. It was astounding to read further and learn just how high the developer is speaking of. He is suggesting increasing the maximum height of building the Hood Plant site...

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Townie Sports

February 22, 2018
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JUST THINKING OUT LOUD Imagine what could have been!!! Putting three friends on the same line who have been playing hockey together since childhood (particularly if your team has been struggling for wins the last few seasons) seems like a good idea. The Salem St. “Townie” trio of rugged senior wing Danielle Kelley, junior...

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