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Summer’s Last Gasp: Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend Safely

August 29, 2013
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The forecast for the Labor Day weekend is for sunny and warm weather — a perfect combination for outdoor activity of all kinds on the official last weekend of summer. As we look back at the past three months, it seems as if it were just yesterday that we were celebrating the arrival of...

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School’s Back: So Be Careful Driving on Our Streets

August 29, 2013
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School either already has begun or will be back in session shortly in communities  all across the state — and that means motorists who have become accustomed to child-free streets during the morning commute once again must become eagle-eyed and on the lookout for children and school buses on our roadways. The start of...

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Police Briefs 08-29-2013

August 29, 2013
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Warrant Arrest 08/22/13 – Officers in the area of Russell Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Salem Court warrant charging larceny over $250. Larceny in a Building 08/22/13 – A victim reported while at the gym on Third Avenue, unknown person(s) broke into his locker and removed an iPod. A second...

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Charlestown, a Hockey Hotbed Attracting Players Across Boston

August 29, 2013
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When Brian Leetch moved to the North End after signing with the Boston Bruins for the final year of his Hall of Fame career in 2005, he made a telephone call looking for a hockey program for his oldest son. He quickly found what he wanted in Charlestown. Leetch, who grew up in Connecticut...

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Women’s Self Defense Course Well Attended

August 22, 2013
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Women’s Self Defense Course Well Attended

The Boston Police Department District A-1 Downtown/A-15 Charlestown hosted a women’s self-defense course on August 20. Sergeant Gary J. Eblan, Registrar of the Boston Police Academy, presented an engaging and informative class, Street Smarts: Reducing Your Odds, to about 40 people. Street Smarts emphasizes trusting one’s instincts, recognizing dangers, and knowing one’s options. “This...

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Award Winners

August 22, 2013
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Award Winners

William J. Kemeza, President of Boston College High School, is pleased to announce that the following Charlestown students received special awards  at an end of the year assembly to honor BC High undergraduates. Christian F. Whalen Labeck ‘16 (left) won an Exelauno Oratory award in Latin I. Matthew Gray Perkins ‘14 won an Excellence...

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Mayoral Candidates Discuss Priorities for Greenspace

August 22, 2013
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More than 300 citizens turned out to the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse on Thursday night for the Park and Open Space Mayoral Forum to hear 10 Boston mayoral hopefuls discuss their future plans for the city’s greenspace if elected. Boston Architectural College President Ted Landsmark and Boston Globe journalist Derrick Jackson moderated the forum,...

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Boat Owners Get More Time at Shipyard Quarters

August 22, 2013
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The owner of the Shipyard Quarters Marina in Charlestown who has spent the last year allegedly ignoring orders from city and state agencies to clean up his marina received an order from a judge this week. A judge has ordered that the shipyard’s owner, Martin Oliner, to halt any attempt to evict boats. Judge...

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CNC to Hold Hearing on 45 Vine St.

August 22, 2013
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The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a meeting on a proposed redevelopment at 45 Vine Street (the former St. Catherine’s Church) on September 5, 2013, at 8:30 pm at the former St. Catherine’s Auditorium space. The developer is seeking zoning variances for: Insufficient off-Street Parking, a Change of Use to Concert Hall, a...

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BPS Hotline is Up and Running

August 22, 2013
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) Interim Superintendent John McDonough announced Tuesday that the back-to-school hotline (617-635-9046) is up and running. Operators have fielded 880 calls since the launch on Thursday. Multi-lingual operators are trained and ready to answer a wide variety of questions from parents and students. “We are making an intentional effort to ensure...

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