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CNC Corner

January 20, 2018
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The CNC is pleased to announce that 25 Charlestown non-profit organizations attended one of the tutorials required to submit an application for a 2018 Spaulding-CNC Community Partnership Grant.  For these organizations the application is due this Friday, January 19 by 5 p.m.  Additional information is available in the Guideline document on the Community Fund...

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Councilor Lydia Edwards to Serve on NHT

January 20, 2018
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Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, representing Charlestown, East Boston and the North End, was sworn in by city clerk Maureen Feeney on Wednesday to serve on the Boston’s Neighborhood Housing Trust (NHT). The trust, established in 1983 and revamped to suit the city’s growing population in 2001 and 2013, prioritizes funding for affordable and...

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Sullivan Square/Rutherford Planning to Continue Jan 24

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The Rutherford Avenue/Sullivan Square planning initiative will drive on next week with a workshop-style meeting with urban design planners – a meeting that is for residents to give input on the small details within the current hybrid plan. The meeting will take place at the Knights of Columbus from 6:30-9 p.m....

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Walsh Hopes to Create Something Special on Long Island for Recovery:Replacement of Bridge Projected to Take Several Years to Complete

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The City’s administration is currently beginning to think about what a recovery campus on Long Island would look like, as the permitting and fighting over the Long Island Bridge replacement begins to start. In the wake of the big news that Mayor Martin Walsh committed to re-build the Long Island Bridge...

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Dates Set for Boston Fire Recruitment Day

January 20, 2018
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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division in conjunction with the Boston Fire Department will be hosting a Recruitment Day for applicants interested in taking the March 24th, 2018 Civil Service Exam for Entry-Level Firefighter for Cities and Towns. The Recruitment Day will take place from 5:00PM- 7:00PM on January 18th, 2018 and February...

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Charlestown YMCA to Hold Kickoff Event on Jan 24

January 20, 2018
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For 10 years, the Charlestown YMCA has been serving our community youth development, healthy living and social responsibility is what the Charlestown YMCA has been promoting throughout the Charlestown community for a decade. In 2007, approximately 500 membership units belonged to the Charlestown YMCA. Each membership unit represents an individual, couple or family. Today,...

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Local Mother-Owned Art Tour Business Gets New Parents Out of the House During Winter

January 20, 2018
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A few years ago, Renana Kehoe was on maternity leave from her career as director of development operations at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. She loved having the time with son Nolan, but she missed being able to take advantage of the cultural offerings that brought her to Boston in the first place. Kehoe,...

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Medical Marijuana Clinic Opens in Sullivan Square, Sees Large Amount of Customers

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The first medical marijuana dispensary in the Lower Mystic region has opened its doors in Sullivan Square on Broadway, Somerville, and operators of the clinic, Revolutionary Clinics, said last week they are seeing many new patients and believe they are helping people with chronic pain feel better without having to turn...

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Police Briefs 01-18-2018

January 20, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Vandalism 01/09/18 – A victim on Eighth Street reported unknown person(s) smashed the sunroof of her motor vehicle. It was unknown at that time if anything was taken.   Larceny 01/10/18 – A victim on Rutherford Avenue reported during an argument with a customer over a product exchange, the customer took the...

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Townie Tidbits

January 20, 2018
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By Sal Giarratani By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Too many of us are tied to the opioid crisis, whether we are struggling ourselves, or we see and experience the struggle right alongside our coworkers, friends, and family. This is an epidemic and no one — no matter where you live, your education, your job,...

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