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Neighborhood Round Up

September 2, 2018
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RSM DAY AT THE SCHOOLS The RSM Company in City Square will have its annual volunteer day at the Harvard Kent and Warren Prescott Elementary Schools this coming Friday, Aug. 24. Representatives from the community, the schools and RSM will work to clean up the grounds of the schools to get ready for coming...

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BHCC Hosts International Exchange Students

September 2, 2018
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Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is pleased to welcome 12 international exchange students to its Charlestown Campus for the 2018-2019 academic year as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Community College Initiative (CCI) Program. The students will study Entrepreneurship, Administrative Support Specialist, Early Childhood Education and Computer Support Specialist. Administered by Northern Virginia...

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Police Briefs 08-23-2018

September 2, 2018
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Charlestown beat Investigate Premises 08/14/2018 – At about 9:53 a.m.,     an officer responded to the area of Bunker Hill and Lexington streets and recovered some ballistic evidence. Arson 08/19/2018 – At approximately 04:15 a.m., officers responded to Walford Way for a report of dumpsters on fire. Upon arrival, police observed four dumpsters ablaze.  Boston...

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Don’t Gamble the Planet’s Future on Unproven Technology

September 2, 2018
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A group of senators recently introduced a bill that aims to combat climate change by funding research into “negative emission technologies,” which take greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere and store them underground. But these technologies aren’t very effective — and probably never will be. Investing in them would divert resources from proven emission-reduction...

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Letter to the Editor

September 2, 2018
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I WAS AGHAST Dear Editor: I was aghast to learn the news about the Charlestown post office not having its lease renewed (Patriot-Bridge article, Aug. 16, 2018).  As a 20-plus year resident here in Charlestown (the Navy Yard), I have so appreciated the post office’s location in the Bunker Hill Mall as opposed to...

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Summer: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

September 2, 2018
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For those of us who live for the triple-H weather of summer — hazy, hot, and humid — the six-week period we enjoyed from July 4th week through this past Saturday was our proverbial cup of tea. Temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s are what summer is all about, especially if we...

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Swing Dance

August 16, 2018
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Swing Dance

Elliot Simon dipping Nicole Teyssier in front of the USS Constitution in the Navy Yard on Saturday night’s Swing Dance during the Rosie’s Invade the Yard event. The National Park Service sponsored the event, with live music from Easy Winners. Despite the weather, participants danced the night away on the pier.

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CSB Donates to Historical Society

August 16, 2018
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CSB Donates to Historical Society

The Cambridge Savings Bank in Thompson Square made a donation of $2,500 to the Charlestown Historical Society (CHS) last week to commemorate the opening of their new branch last April. Pictured here are Chris Falbo, corporate lending; Jeri Foutter of Cambridge Savings; David Hennessey of CHS; Branch Manager Jane Gricci; and Arthur Hurley of...

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Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors to Read Their Children’s Book Aug 21

August 16, 2018
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Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, both of whom lost legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, will read their recently published children’s book, “Rescue and Jessica, A Life Changing Friendship,” on Aug. 21, at 6 p.m. in Shipyard Park outdoor amphitheater in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Patrick will narrate the story, illustrator Scott Magoon draws...

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Spaulding Recognized as One of the Top Hospitals in America

August 16, 2018
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Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has again been recognized as one the top rehabilitation hospitals in the country, achieving a rank of second place in the 2018 US News and World Report “America’s Best Hospitals” issue, climbing two spots to reach its highest rank ever in the survey. Spaulding has ascended from a #14 position back in the...

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