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Townie Tidbits

September 17, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI  BLUE LIVES                    MATTER RALLY    This past weekend on Saturday, I was at the steps of the Statehouse at the Blue Lives Matter rally organized by WRKO›s talk show host Jeff Kauhner A large crowd assembled on Beacon Street up to the gates of the Statehouse to listen to Kuhner and...

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School Bells Ring for Local Students

September 10, 2015
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School Bells Ring for Local Students

The Herlihy girls were happy to return to the Warren Prescott School on Tuesday, Sept. 8, as Boston students returned to a new school term in Charlestown and across the City. Here, Marin and Devon Herlihy stop for a photo in front of the school before hurrying in excitedly to see their new classroom...

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Warren Prescott Opens Year With Innovations

September 10, 2015
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Say ‘Hola!’ Warren Prescott students. That will be the greeting amongst students and staff this year as a new Extended Learning Time (ELT) grant from the state has ushered in Spanish language teaching for the entire school, grades K1-8. It’s one of several changes at the elementary school on School Street that will be...

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New Medical Course Offered at BHCC

September 10, 2015
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This fall, Bunker Hill Community College (250 New Rutherford Ave., Charlestown) is offering a comprehensive certificate program in Medical Interpreting for those interested in interpretation for hospitals, clinics, and human services agencies. There is a high nationwide demand for medical interpreters for government agencies, hospitals, and healthcare organizations. In Massachusetts, where interpreters are legally...

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Walsh Announces Program to Help Seniors

September 10, 2015
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Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh announed a new program that will help Charlestown seniors prepare for what is sure to be another harsh winter. Walsh has launched ‘Senior Saves’, a new, proactive program that will help eligible seniors in Charlestown  replace failing or inefficient heating systems before winter begins. “With a very difficult winter...

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Townie Tidbits

September 10, 2015
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WHAT’S A TOWNIE TO SAY?    Once about a couple years back, a female friend asked me how she looked. I answered non-commitably, “How do you think you look? Knowing I had worked for the Department of Mental Health for decades, she told me, “Keep all  that psychobabble for someone who cares” OUCH!     Recenty,...

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Downtown View:Donald O’Trump

September 10, 2015
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It started when the nine-year-old in our family misheard Donald Trump’s name and called him, with disgust and outrage, Donald O’Trump. She hasn’t been the only one disgusted and outraged. Globe columnists, Times columnists, television commentators have been spewing disbelief, abhorrence, indignation and revulsion. They parse his “policies” as if they actually mean something....

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Police Briefs 09-10-2015

September 10, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Walsh Bans Smokeless Tobacco at Parks and Sports Venues

September 10, 2015
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By now we all know that smokeless tobacco leads to serious health problems like mouth and throat cancer. For years its been a mainstay in sports with thousands of players both at the amateur and professional level sticking huge wads of chew in their mouths and spitting constantly at games. On Wednesday, Mayor Martin...

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Volunteering at Kennedy Center

September 4, 2015
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Volunteering at Kennedy Center

     Wynn Casino provided 10 volunteers to paint the Kennedy Center for free last Thursday, Aug. 27.

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