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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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North Washington Street Bridge to Have Lane Closures Through Next Week

November 25, 2017
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is advising drivers that outbound delays are expected in the vicinity of the North Washington Street Bridge due to maintenance that started Monday, Nov. 20. The work will require a lane reduction on the bridge in the outbound travel lane adjacent to the curb. It is expected to be...

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Inpiring Students:SAP CEO McDermott Meets with CHS Students

November 25, 2017
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On Monday, Oct. 16, some 35 students from Charlestown High School’s (CHS) C-Town Tech Career Pathways Program got a once-in-a-lifetime visit from SAP Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott. McDermott spoke to CHS students about his life growing up in a working class family in Long Island, opening his first business as a teenager, and...

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Letter to the Editor

November 25, 2017
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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Dear Anthony’s Dream Committee, Anthony’s family and the Charlestown Community, From the bottom of our hearts, We would like to thank those of you who organized, attended and donated to Anthony’s Dream “Keys for Cadagan” on Friday October 27th in honor of our daughter Cadagan. We...

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Townie Tidbits

November 25, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani BRINGING LIFE TO THE TRAINING FIELD Charlestown’s Training Field is an historical gem. It is a part of the legacy of the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was actually fought on Breed’s Hill. However, Breed’s Hill is a topic for a future commentary. I always appreciated the history of the Training...

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