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New Director at Charlestown BGC

March 7, 2013
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New Director at Charlestown BGC

Officials at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) announces the appointment of Peter (Pete) Nash as Executive Director of the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club. Prior to accepting his position within the organization, Nash served as the Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s Shared Space Clubs. He began his new...

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Charlestown High Slated to Receive HVAC and Fire Safety Improvements

March 7, 2013
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Charlestown High School will benefit from a recent bond sale by the City of Boston. Mayor Thomas Menino announced that the city has sold $169.2 million of general obligation bonds via competitive sale. Nine different firms bid on the series. Charlestown High will receive money for a major HVAC and fire safety improvement at the...

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Scholarships Available for Local Students

March 7, 2013
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A consortium of neighborhood affiliates in Partners HealthCare will award two scholarships of $3,000 each to high school seniors from Charlestown who will be pursuing a program of study that will lead to a health career at the associate or bachelor degree level. Eligible students for the Charlestown Health Care Merit Scholarship must have...

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CNC to Hold Hearing on Nearen Row Permit

March 7, 2013
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The CNC will be hosting a meeting for review of the proposed project at 1 Nearen Row relative to the request for a Conditional Use permit to change the existing roof line. This meeting is being held for community review of the project in anticipation of a Zoning Board of Appeals hearing scheduled for...

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Federal Sequester

March 7, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  Mayor Thomas M. Menino is assessing the impact of the cuts...

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Police Briefs 03-07-2013

March 7, 2013
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Sick/Injured Person 02/26/13 – At about 3 p.m., officers responded to the Charlestown Navy Yard for a report of a building fire/explosion. Upon arrival, a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) operations supervisor informed police there was in fact no explosion or fire. Officers were informed that a graduate student was conducting an experiment in a...

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Obituaries 03-07-2013

March 7, 2013
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Frances Mastrocola Retired Mass. State Comptroller Frances (Tempesta) Mastrocola of Everett died on March 2 at the Meadow Green Nursing Home, Waltham. She was 95 years old. Born in Boston and a longtime resident of Everett, she was a retired Comptroller for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She was the beloved wife of the late...

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New Spaulding Rehab Hospital in the Navy Yard

March 1, 2013
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New Spaulding Rehab Hospital in the Navy Yard

Members of the community were invited to a tour of the new Spaulding Rehab Hospital in the Navy Yard last Monday night. Charlestown Neighborhood Council member George Morton views the Jacquelynne and Ira Stepanian gym at the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Facility in the Charlestown. The gym features a 180 degree view of the Boston...

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Jarred Gould Shows How to Give Back

March 1, 2013
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Jarred Gould Shows How to Give Back

Project Bread’s Jarred Gould of Charlestown helped prepare healthy meals at the Pine Street Inn, a Boston-based homeless shelter and one of 430 community organizations funded by The Walk for Hunger. “The time spent in the kitchen allowed me to see the front-line perspective of hunger,” explained Jarred, one of the 13 campaign associates...

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EAC Recommends New School Choice System

March 1, 2013
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Following last Thursday’s External Advisory Committee (EAC) on School Choice, Mayor Thomas Menino’s EAC voted overwhelmingly Monday night to recommend a new system for assigning students to schools in grades K-8 in Boston. The EAC’s plan, if approved by the Boston School Committee, would adopt the Home-Based A option for schools in the city....

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