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Marx Initiated into Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

May 17, 2018
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Siobhan Marx of Charlestown, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Marx was initiated at Salem State University. Marx is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is...

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DiDomenico’s Lift the Cap on Kids Bill Included in Budget

May 17, 2018
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Last week, Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and his colleagues on the Senate Committee on Ways & Means released their Fiscal Year 2019 budget, which includes funding and language from Senator DiDomenico’s bill to lift the Cap on Kids. The Cap on Kids – also called the “family cap” — denies benefits to children conceived...

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Berdick Elected to Big Sister Board

May 17, 2018
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Charlestown resident, Stephanie Berdick, has been elected to Big Sister Association of Greater Boston’s board of directors. Berdick’s election was announced at the organization’s annual meeting on May 7, held at the offices of Allen & Gerritsen in Boston. As a board member, Berdick will support the strategic and fiscal oversight of the premier...

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MGH Institute of Health Professions Graduates are Told: “You Can Transform Health Care”

May 17, 2018
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MGH Institute of Health Professions graduated the largest class in its 41-year history on May 14 at 2018 Commencement. A total of 583 members of the Class of 2018 received doctoral, master, bachelor degrees, or certificates, in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, speech-language pathology, rehabilitation sciences, and health professions education. President...

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Police Briefs 05-17-2018

May 17, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Robbery – Street 05/08/18 – A victim reported to officers that their son was walking down Polk Street, where two black males approached him, punched him and took his phone. Police searched the area for the suspects to no avail.   Larceny 05/08/18 – A victim reported to officers that he stopped...

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Trump Could Accidentally Help Protect the Environment

May 17, 2018
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No one would mistake President Trump for an environmentalist. Yet his immigration policies could inadvertently safeguard the environment. Here’s why. More than 325 million people live in the United States.  By 2065, that figure is expected to grow to 441 million. Immigration will account for 88 percent of this increase. If this growth materializes,...

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Letter to the Editor

May 17, 2018
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OPEN LETTER TO THE RESIDENTS OF CHARLESTOWN Dear Editor: Peace is the concept of harmony and the absence of hostility. By definition it is the state of tranquility and quiet. Neglect is to pay no attention or too little attention; disregard or slight until a group of kids with a vision and recognizing a need in...

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Our City Is for All Residents

May 17, 2018
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District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards has called for a hearing regarding a proposal that will provide a means by which senior citizens on fixed incomes and other low-income property owners who have fallen behind on their property taxes can stay in their homes. With the incredible and rapid development of our city (that,...

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Townie Sports

May 17, 2018
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TWO WEEKS LEFT FOR BABE RUTH SIGNUPS Registration for the 2018 Charlestown Babe Ruth summer program will close on Friday, June 1, with practices starting on May 21, so parents are urged to register their kids as soon as possible. Repairs to the baseball diamond are almost completed and practices for all players would...

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Townies Win First Chowda Cup

May 11, 2018
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Townies Win First Chowda Cup

The Charlestown Townies men’s team took their first-ever Chowda Cup in Marlborough last weekend, beating returning champs Framingham for the Cup. The Townies have participated in the huge hockey tournament – which boasts about 80 to 100 teams – for about 10 years without bringing home a cup. This year was different with the...

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