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Impact of Charter Schools on Charlestown

May 7, 2016
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By Debra Dobbs As the statewide debate over the expansion of charter schools continues and November’s ballot question to lift the existing cap on charter school looms, it’s important to consider the impact of charter schools on Charlestown. This year alone, charter schools will siphon off $119,405,100 in funds that would otherwise stay in...

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Townie Tidbits

May 7, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani QUOTE TO NOTE “Donald Trump is going to put up a wall and the Mexicans are going to pay for it in order to keep themselves out. Brilliant. And who made the greatest wall? China. So we have to outsource the work to them. We have our own immigration problems in...

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Sports 05-05-2016

May 7, 2016
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Townie Sports Roundup By Kevin Kelly   Softball Call Teenagers between the ages of 13-15 (a player must not turn 16 until after August 1) interested in playing in a summer baseball program must be registered no later than MAY 20th. To register for the program, a completed Senior League registration form and fee payment...

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Charlestown Fleet Feet

April 28, 2016
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Charlestown Fleet Feet

Town Track Club opened the track season with great success over Boston Marathon weekend. The BAA Youth Relay on Saturday 4/16 was a great experience for the programs’ middle school athletes. Fifty kids participated in a 4 week training that culminated with the event that saw Charlestown fielding full squads in all 7 races. The...

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Park Boston App Surges In Use;Revenues Increase

April 28, 2016
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Park Boston App Surges In Use;Revenues Increase

By Seth Daniel Drivers looking to avoid a parking ticket would do well to pick up their smart phones and retire the rolls of quarters for good. City officials, and most especially thousands of drivers, are hailing the new ParkBoston smart phone application this spring, just as the convenient piece of technology looks to...

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Saving Our History:Preservation Society Looks to Save Old Houses

April 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Charlestown is the oldest neighborhood in Boston, and with that comes some of the finest, old homes in the city as well, but over the last few years preservationists and residents have shuddered to see many old homes taken down to make way for new homes – sometimes simply in order...

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Former Resident Dies Trying to Break up a Fight:Friend and Colleague Sets up Website to Raise Money for Wife and Kids

April 28, 2016
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By John Lynds A former longtime Charlestown resident who rushed to break up a fight in Boston died after suffering a head injury during the melee Brian Hingston, 45, who grew up in Charlestown died Sunday, April 17  when he tried to stop a fight inside a parking lot on Adams Street and Gallivan...

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Mayor Walsh to Hold Neighborhood Coffee Hour on May 4

April 28, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department today announced that the 18th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series will run in local parks citywide from May 4 to June 22. “We’ve increased our Neighborhood Coffee Hours this year to give even more residents the opportunity to learn about and discuss city...

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Police Body Camera Pilot Program Set to Start This Summer

April 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Members of the Boston City Council held a hearing to field concerns and comments on Tuesday night at Charlestown High School regarding the police body camera program that will begin in all neighborhoods this summer. The Boston Police Body Worn Camera Pilot program will start in the summer of 2016 with...

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Ryan,House Pass Bill on Uber and Lyft

April 28, 2016
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By John Lynds Transportation network companies (TNC) or ‘ride-share’ companies like Uber and Lyft have become popular transportation options for hundreds of residents living in Charlestown. Young professionals, workers and residents out for an evening have used the convenience and cheapness of Uber and Lyft to get to and from Charlestown because a ride...

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