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MGH Institute Helps Local Children Prepare for New School Year

September 15, 2016
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A group of students and faculty from MGH Institute of Health Professions graduate school recently held a “Transitions Camp” for children to be better prepared to start the school year after summer vacation.  The week-long camp, held at Special Townies’ Clubhouse, included a variety of activities designed to address individualized goals to get the children ready...

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Police Briefs 09-15-2016

September 15, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Larceny 09/06/16 – A victim on Bunker Hill Street reported unknown person(s) stole a wheelchair from in front of their home. Threats 09/07/16 – A victim on First Avenue reported he saw a male charging his phone outside of his apartment building. When he informed the individual he was on private property...

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Marijuana Amendment Passes Zoning Bd. ,Limits Locations

September 15, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An amendment to the City’s Zoning Code that would put in place a half-mile buffer zone on medical marijuana dispensaries, long championed by Councilor Michael Flaherty, passed unanimously last week at the City’s Zoning Commission. It is now in effect and prevents medical marijuana dispensaries from locating side-by-side or at multiple...

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Preparing Boston Children to Take Exam School Entrance Test

September 15, 2016
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By Superintendent Tommy Chang As we approach the start of the 2016-2017 school year, we are setting out to increase awareness of the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) for entrance to the city’s three examination schools, Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School, and John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics & Science, and highlight that...

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Welcome Back to School

September 15, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On Thursday, September 8th, Boston Public Schools began classes for their first day of school. I hope BPS teachers, parents, and students have had a restful summer, and are excited to start another great school year. I know I’m excited — I visited Boston schools throughout the city on...

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Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2016
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...

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Navy Day at Warren Prescott

September 8, 2016
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Navy Day at Warren Prescott

Liliana Gomez, 4, hands some much-needed water to sailor Gerard Diaz during Navy Day at the Warren Prescott School on Aug. 23. Sailors from all over the world helped spruce up and get ready for classes, which begin today, Sept. 8.

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At Tide Pool Exhibit

September 8, 2016
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At Tide Pool Exhibit

Two-year-old Yu Chan of Charlestown and his mom Eleanor Ng check out the  New England  Aquarium  tide pool exhibit  at the  August 23 ParkARTS Boston Children’s Festival presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the  Boston Parks and Recreation Department in Franklin Park.

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Public Education is a Passion for School Comm. Chair O’Neill

September 8, 2016
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Public Education is a Passion for School Comm. Chair O’Neill

By Seth Daniel It’s a rare holiday that School Committee Chair Michael O’Neill’s cell phone doesn’t ring while he’s at the beach or on vacation, or even relaxing around his Charlestown home. Duty constantly calls the chair of the Boston School Committee, now in his fourth year of leading the body and just starting...

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School Committee Chair says Charter Question Might be Addressed at Meeting

September 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston School Committee might vote to oppose the charter school expansion question (Question 2) at one of its September meetings, according to Chair Michael O’Neill. The Committee was slated to meet last night, Sept. 7, but results of that meeting came too late for publication. A Sept. 21 meeting is...

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