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YMCA Plans Free Event to Keep Children Active

April 17, 2014
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On Saturday, April 26, the Charlestown YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® , the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, sports clinics, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how...

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A Special Easter

April 17, 2014
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This week and especially on Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a...

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Police Briefs 04-17-2014

April 17, 2014
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Warrant Arrest 04/09/14 – Officers in the area of Decatur Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Roxbury Court warrant charging larceny and a Chelsea Court warrant charging trespassing. Sexual Assault 04/09/14 – A victim stated while in the area of Concord Street, she was indecently assaulted. The sexual assault unit is...

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CHS Teaches Students about the Culture of Arabic World

April 9, 2014
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CHS Teaches Students about the Culture of Arabic World

Charlestown High School (CHS) offers one of the longest running Arabic programs in the country to introduce students to the language and culture of the Arabic world. Students examine art, music, poetry, food, religion, and architecture of various regions in Africa and the Middle East. “I love this school because it’s open enrollment,” said...

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Preservation Society Honored

April 9, 2014
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Preservation Society Honored

The Charlestown Preservation Society was honored for their community service by the New England Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers on March 20,. The ASIDNE Awards Gala, held at the Mandarin Hotel Boston, brings together the whole interior design community to celebrate the achievements of five interior design professionals as well as...

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Better Reception on the Way: Zoning Grants AT&T Permission to Use St. Francis Church Steeple

April 9, 2014
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Following formal approval on April 1 by the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC), the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved placing a cell phone tower by AT&T at St. Francis Church on Bunker Hill Street. There was no opposition to the proposal at the March 31 community meeting that was held prior to the...

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Possible Change by BRA Could Affect Community

April 9, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is floating an idea in Charlestown to begin using Impact Advisory Groups or IAGs for large projects in the neighborhood. Historically since the 1980s the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) has been the overseer of projects in the neighborhood. The CNC has given recommendations to the City of Boston in regards...

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Sergeant Tom Lema Will Be Missed

April 9, 2014
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After 18 years of dedicated work in Boston Police District A-1, Sergeant Tom Lema will be moving on to another assignment as a Lieutenant. Sergeant Lema has worked hard has worked with the community to reduce crime. He was committed and dedicated to make the neighborhood safe and was available 24/7 to respond to...

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Thank you to the volunteers

April 9, 2014
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On page 12 of this week’s newspaper, there is the story of local veterans donating their time and talents to help restore the USS Cassin Young. We want to publicly thank these volunteers for doing this work.  We know that given the tight budget constraints as well as the ever increasing need of tax...

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Police Briefs 04-10-2014

April 9, 2014
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Robbery-Knife-Taxi 04/01/14 – A victim reported that he picked up two fares in Somerville, and when he dropped them off on McNulty Court, one suspect grabbed him from behind while the second punched him with a knife handle. The victim bit one of the suspects to get free. The second suspect then attempted to...

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