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Local Runners to be in BAA Half Marathon

September 29, 2017
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On October 8, Charlestown residents will be running in the 17th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, as a member of the official Dana-Farber team. Residents include: Carly Taitz Emily Runey Georgianna Shoemaker Kate Dewey Hundreds of Dana-Farber team members will raise awareness and at least $750...

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MGH Institute Students Volunteer A Day to Help People in Charlestown

September 29, 2017
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Making an IMPACT in the Community is what MGH Institute students recently did, spending a  day to help people in Charlestown and beyond. Savannah Marcelino was one of 17 MGH Institute of Health Professions graduate students who were at Harvard-Kent Elementary School on September 15 when Principal Jason Gallagher and Assistant Principal Mark Silva...

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Lower Mystic Unveils Transportation Scenarios

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Numerous ideas and “preferred suggestions” highlighted the first part of the Lower Mystic Regional Working Group’s unveiling of ideas about how to transform transportation in the region that includes Everett, Somerville and Charlestown – a region mired in traffic and ignored by transportation planners for decades. “It really is the intersection...

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Charlestown Children Tour Boston Harbor Islands

September 29, 2017
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On Sunday, September 17, more than 425 people joined Save the Harbor/Save the Bay for a free cruise to discover the Treasures of Spectacle Island, the first of two free cruises to the Boston Harbor Islands State and National Park that they have planned for the fall. 

Among the passengers aboard Bay State Cruise...

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Passacantilli Tops Ticket in District 1 City Council Election

September 29, 2017
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In Tuesday’s Preliminary Election for Boston City Council, Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent, topped the ticket in District 1, consisting of Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End. Passacantilli spoke to hundreds of supporters at his election night party at the Charlestown Knights of Columbus.  He said,...

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Townie Tidbits

September 29, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE TIME About two weeks ago coming back on 93 from Burlington, I took the Sullivan Square exit heading to Charlestown and was surprised by all the exiting traffic. I observed most of the traffic was headed to either Main Street or Rutherford Avenue. Could not figure...

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Recovery Month

September 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I wouldn’t be where I am today without the recovery community — and I know many other Bostonians have had the same experience as me. That’s why it’s so important we create strong pathways to recovery, and why I’m proud Boston recognizes September as Recovery Month here in our...

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Townie Sports

September 29, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly 2017 HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS On the gridiron, Everett (3-0) and assistant coach Joe McLaughlin and senior linebacker Jonte Joseph are ranked #1 in the latest Boston Herald Top 25 poll. BC High (3-0) and sophomore defensive end Henry Alitz are ranked #3 while Melrose (3-0) and assistant coach Jim Kent...

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Disco for Dave

September 22, 2017
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Disco for Dave

Cheryl McGurty, and mom Eileen Fleming dancing during the 2nd annual Disco for David event on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The event honored the life of the late David Whelan and helped to raise money for the scholarship in his name.

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BPDA Scouring the Town for Existing, Forgotten Agreements

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Urban Renewal first came to Charlestown, it was the 1960s and plans had begun to form and agreements had been made to redevelop the aging neighborhood. Many of the things one sees today are a product of Urban Renewal in the Town – things like the Newtown development and the...

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