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Dogs Halloween Parade

November 2, 2018
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Dogs Halloween Parade

Bea the dog gives her best (and seemingly improbable) super hero pose for the camera during Sunday’s Charlestown Dogs Halloween Parade at Paul Revere. More than 50 dogs and their happy humans enjoyed the morning pre-Halloween.
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Neighborhood Round Up

November 2, 2018
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CHARLESTOWN LIONS CLUB COLLECTING FOR DISASTER RELIEF The Charlestown Lions Club is collecting donations to go to disaster relief. The donations will be used to benefit those affected by the local gas explosions and recent hurricanes in the South. ALL proceeds will be donated – there are no administrative  costs. Checks may be made...
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Essem: Studio Space for Creatives Opens on Terminal Street

November 2, 2018
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On Oct. 22, Essem Art Studio, LLC opened in the Charlestown Commerce Center, 50 Terminal St. In addition to an art studio, it features a collaborative co-working community for freelance creatives in Charlestown. Studiomates are kind humans who make/do cool things, who are open to collaborating with other creatives to mutually elevate and support...
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Wynn Investigation Unveiling Pushed Off Until at Least December

November 2, 2018
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) said on Thursday, Oct. 25, at its regular meeting that it would likely not publicly unveil its long-awaited Wynn Resorts investigation until the first two weeks of December. Executive Director Ed Bedrosian addressed the Commission on the ongoing investigation during the Oct. 25 meeting and said that the Investigations...
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Vote Yes Question 1

November 2, 2018
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Every day in Massachusetts, patients in our hospitals push a call button and wait…and wait…for a registered nurse to come to their aid.  You could be one of those patients. You might be in severe pain, or frightened or disoriented. You need help, but you wait, sometimes for hours, to receive the care you...
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Townie Tidbits

November 2, 2018
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REMEMBER ALL VETERANS ON VETERANS’ DAY   By the time you are reading this, I will have been down in Austin, Texas, visiting the Giarratani Family. I have been going down there every year since Christmas 2007. Austin is a very large and new city. It is in continuous growth. High-rises go up one after the other....
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Letters to the Editor

November 2, 2018
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A BIG THANK YOU FOR HALLOWEEN Dear Editor: Charlestown is a remarkable community, where caring people collaborate to make our Halloween a safe, fun, memorable,  inclusive and wonderful Halloween.  We are grateful to all who helped us celebrate our 33rd Annual Halloween Parade on Wednesday night, Oct. 31: The National Park Service, Superintendent Michael...
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Passage of Question 1 Could Slash Number of Nursing Students

November 2, 2018
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Massachusetts already faces a nursing shortage that’s been going on for more than a decade. An unintended consequence if Question 1 passes may force the state’s 25 bachelor’s- and master’s-degree nursing programs to slash the number of students it admits. A critical element to educating nursing students properly is clinical placements. It’s in the...
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How We Are Addressing Climate Change in Boston

November 2, 2018
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This year is shaping up to be one of the strongest years in Boston’s history. We’ve continued to add 20,000 new jobs each year, and we’ve brought unemployment down below 4 percent. And perhaps most importantly, we’ve made a plan to ensure that the benefits of Boston’s booming economy are enjoyed by everyone who...
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On the Pittsburg Shootings

November 2, 2018
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In the aftermath of the terrible shooting in a synagogue in Pittsburgh this past Saturday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said, “These senseless acts of violence are not who we are as Americans.” We agree with Gov. Tom Wolf . While a majority of Americans still find these senseless acts abhorrent, the fact remains that...
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