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The Wizard of Charlestown

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After many years of leading the Halloween Parade at the Monument and reciting the Wizard’s Poem for excited Charlestown trick-or-treaters, Bruce Garr has passed his wand and robe over to longtime resident Jim Duane to be the new leaders of the Town’s most magical celebration. The fun kicks off at the...

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Campaign

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel What many thought was an endorsement by Mayor Martin Walsh of District 1 Candidate Stephen Passacantilli turned out to be approved literature – literature that looked very much like an endorsement, but apparently was not. Many residents have been paying very close attention to the District 1 race over the last...

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Flaherty seeks Hearing on Antenna

October 27, 2017
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Boston City Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty has called for a public hearing to discuss the siting and impacts of telecommunications-based infrastructure upgrades that are taking place across the city of Boston. The hearing comes in response to concerns raised by constituents, from various neighborhoods, regarding the lack of awareness of the implementation of these...

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Walsh Cuts Ribbon to Officially Open Interprofessional Education Health Care Center at Navy Yard Site

October 27, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions officially opened its innovative IMPACT Practice Center on Thursday, October 19, at the graduate school’s Charlestown Navy Yard campus, with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh cutting the ceremonial ribbon. An overflow crowd of community leaders, donors, students, faculty, and staff were on hand to witness the opening of the Center....

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KofC Celebrate 125th Anniversary, Name Hall after Father Mahoney

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Great things often come in twos, and that was just the case on Sunday, Oct. 22, at a grand celebration of the Charlestown Knights #62’s 125th Anniversary and a commemoration of St. Francis Father Dan Mahoney. More than 250 people showed up to mark the milestone for the Knights, and also...

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Neighborhood Council Holding Elections for Precinct Seats, Nov 18

October 27, 2017
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) is conducting the election for its 7 Precinct seats on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10AM to 2 PM at the Hayes Square Police Station, 20 Vine Street, Charlestown.  Nomination papers are currently available at the Charlestown Public Library, electronically from the CNC website or from election chair, BarbaraBabin@comcast.net. Candidates for...

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Ward 2 Dem Lists Endorsements

October 27, 2017
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The Ward 2 Democratic meeting held its annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Blackmoor Kitchen to hear from candidates and decide on any endorsements. Organizers of the event reported that the Committee has endorsed Mayor Martin Walsh for the mayoral seat. In the City Council at-large, they have endorsed Council President Michelle Wu...

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Jack Kelly Endorses Lydia Edwards for Boston City Council District 1

October 27, 2017
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Jack Kelly, lifelong Charlestown resident and former city councilor-at-large candidate, endorsed Lydia Edwards for district one Boston city councilor. “I am proud to endorse Lydia Edwards for Boston City Council to represent East Boston, the North End, and my beloved home of Charlestown,” said Kelly. “Lydia will bring a fresh perspective, an independent voice...

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District 1 City Council Candidates Edwards and Passacantilli Square Off in Charlestown Debate

October 27, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Wednesday night District 1 City Council Candidates squared off in one of the last debates or forums scheduled before the Tuesday, Nov. 7, municipal General Election. Hosted by the Charlestown Navy Yard Association, over 100 voters from District 1, which includes Charlestown, the North End and East Boston, packed the...

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Billy Kelly Looking Forward to Friends of the Training Field Presidency

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel No one was more surprised to become president of the Friends of the Training Field than the candidate himself, Billy Kelly. The life-long resident of the Training Field area – and former firefighter – never expected to be nominated, but after a nearly unanimous vote of the organization, Kelly took the...

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