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Field of District 1 City Council Candidates Begins to Take Shape

April 22, 2017
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By John Lynds The announcement last week that longtime District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina would not seek reelection this fall has led to several potential candidates from Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End eyeing the open seat. Already, two candidates from Eastie, one from the North End and one candidate from Charlestown...

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Case ‘Not’ Closed:State Delegation Will ‘Adamantly’ Oppose State Plan to Close Charlestown Courthouse

April 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A new capital needs draft master plan produced and released last week by the state Trial Courts has, right off the bat, pegged the Charlestown District Court for possible closure, consolidating the courthouse’s operations in a move to the Edward Brooke Courthouse near North Station. “I am going to come out...

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City Budget Capital Plan Focuses On Transportation, Edwards Middle School

April 22, 2017
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Within Mayor Martin Walsh’s $2.08 billion Capital plan, filed late last week, there are several measures that include funding proposals for Charlestown, including a renovation of the Edwards Middle School playground. Funding in the Capital Plan, however, does not mean money is dedicated in the current proposed budget, unless otherwise mentioned, but rather that...

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CHS to Feature Huge Talent and Fashion Competition

April 22, 2017
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Charlestown High School (CHS) will host its annual talent and fashion show on April 27, from 5-8 p.m. at the school auditorium, with three prizes awarded in both the talent and fashion competition. All proceeds will benefit the new CHS Choral Music Department. “It has been an absolute privilege to have the opportunity to...

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Cambridge College Settles into Hood Park, Out of Cambridge, During First Academic Year in Charlestown

April 22, 2017
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About one year ago, the Cambridge College Board of Trustees announced a plan to consolidate their two campuses in Cambridge into a new, integrated facility in 2017, at the Hood Park. Located at the historic Hood Park, the new 85,000 square foot location offers the opportunity to create a unified campus in a state...

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Charlestown’s Duane A Volunteer to be Noted During Volunteer Month

April 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel From her home on Winthrop Street, Michelle Duane has made a life out of volunteering for numerous organizations, and now she is being hailed by Rosie’s Place – a women’s homeless shelter in the South End – as an ambassador volunteer for the organization. After retiring four years ago from her...

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Marathon Daffodils Bring Big,Yellow Boston Strong Message to Racecourse

April 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel and Joe Prezioso For the fourth year, Marathon Daffodils delivered and displayed thousands of daffodils in businesses along Boylston Street, Boston’s busy Marathon Finish Line area for the 2016 BAA Boston Marathon, as well as Back Bay Streets, and Charles Street in Beacon Hill. Marathon Daffodil founder Diane Valle of Charlestown,...

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City Golf Courses Now Open for 2017 Season

April 22, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the City of Boston’s two municipal golf courses – the William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park in Dorchester and the George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park – are now open for the 2017 season. The City of Boston is excited to offer a new...

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Police Briefs 04-20-2017

April 22, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Assault – Aggravated 04/11/17 – A victim on Corey Street reported during an argument with a neighbor, the neighbor pulled out a knife and threatened to stab the victim. Officers located the suspect, who was taken into custody.   Assault-Aggravated 04/14/17 – Officers responded to McNulty Court for a report of a...

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Townie Tidbits

April 22, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani LET THE MBTA KNOW WHAT YOU THINK Hi Sal I read your article in the April 6th edition of the Charlestown Bridge concerning the 92 Main St. bus. Would you encourage people to call the MBTA comment line @ 617-222-3200 to ask that the 92 Main St Bus be reinstated back to Foley...

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