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Election Set for Open Seats on the CNC

October 22, 2015
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is conducting the election for its 7 Precinct seats on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street, Charlestown. Nomination papers are currently available at the Charlestown Public Library, electronically from the CNC website or election chair, BarbaraBabin@comcast.net. Candidates for these seats must be residents of Charlestown,...

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Charlestown Democrats Endorse 3 Council Candidates

October 22, 2015
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At a meeting of the Charlestown Democratic Ward Committee on October 6th, committee members endorsed three candidates for At-Large City Council seats: current Councilors Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu along with challenger Annissa Essaibi-George. These three candidates—along with incumbent Councilors Stephen Murphy and Michael Flaherty—will compete for four At-Large Council seats in the municipal...

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Health Commission Study Shows Migration of Local Young Children

October 22, 2015
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By Seth Daniel It’s no secret that many couples and families start out in Charlestown – enjoying the parks, close proximity to downtown and the tight-knit community – and then leave once children come along, and a new study by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) this month puts that trend into numbers and...

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Michael Flaherty Looks to Schools, Development as Key Issues for Boston

October 22, 2015
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By Seth Daniel When Councilor Michael Flaherty walks the streets of Boston’s neighborhoods, whether Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Eastie or Jamaica Plain, he said he often encounters folks he’s known for years. It goes with having grown up in South Boston and worked in Boston all his adult life. Perhaps he coached their kids in...

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Healey Endorses Essaibi-George

October 22, 2015
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With no Mayoral election this year and most incumbent city councilors running unopposed in November’s upcoming election is a perfect situation for a candidate Annissa Essaibi-George. Essaibi-George, who is running for one of the four At-Large Council seats, just missed last time around when she finished fifth two years ago in a field of...

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Charlestown Native David Flanagan to be Honored at ABCD Community Heroes Celebration November 6

October 22, 2015
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Action for Boston Community Development rolls out the festivities on November 6 in a gala celebration of 18 outstanding neighborhood volunteers who selflessly give back to their communities, as well as private sector members whose steadfast support makes all the difference for low-income families and neighborhoods. Fifty years ago, ABCD Honoree David Flanagan’s family...

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Police Briefs 10-22-2015

October 22, 2015
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Charlestown Beat POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug...

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Townie Tidbits

October 22, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI THE NEW BUNKER HILL PROJECTS Last Thursday, folks from Charlestown turned out in large numbers for a community meeting on the proposed construction of a public-private partnership to re-create the Bunker Hill Projects. Over in East Boston, the same kind of plans are on the books for a new Orient Heights...

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Letter to the Editor

October 22, 2015
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Some clarification is needed Dear Editor: At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I want to provide some clarification to the story in last week’s Patriot Bridge (“Toxic soil clean-up at Wynn site set to begin next week, October 15, 2015).   My understanding is that Wynn spokesman, Chris Gordon, replied ”No” when...

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Helping Charlestown Motorists

October 22, 2015
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Anyone who lives in Charlestown – or anywhere in Boston for that matter – knows that vehicular traffic is a problem and clogged intersections will increase the time of a daily commute. Mayor Martin J. Walsh is trying to help improve the flow of vehicles through our streets with two recently announced initiatives. In...

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