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Drug Abuse Expert Stephen Wallace Key Speaker at CHAD Symposium

October 4, 2012
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Renowned writer and scholar Stephen Wallace, an expert at identifying teenager’s interactions with their parents when it comes to drug use and abuse, will be the featured speaker at a Charlestown Against Drugs sponsored symposium to be held October 11. Wallace will be speaking to members, drug abuse experts, community leaders and volunteers from...

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Columbus Day

October 4, 2012
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Monday the 8this the annual celebration of Columbus Day – which commemorates the achievements of Christopher Columbus, chief among them, the discovery of America. No 15thCentury explorer matched the heroism and daring that Christopher Çolumbus brought onto the world stage at a time when most people believed the world was flat. He was, according...

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Register to Vote

October 4, 2012
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Massachusetts voters have until October 13, to register to vote. The presidential election coming up in November is among the most important in decades. In order to vote, one must be registered to make themselves heard and felt – as a single vote has great value in our society. We urge all those who...

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Police Briefs 10-04-2012

October 4, 2012
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Assault and Battery 09/24/12 – A victim on Ninth Street stated to officers that he was forced to terminate the suspect due to poor work performance. The suspect then punched the victim in the head, stole some copper and fled the area. Detectives were scheduled to investigate. Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Gun...

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Obituaries 10-04-2012

October 4, 2012
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Marguerite Bornstein Longtime employee of Former Sharaf’s Restaurant in the Back Bay Marguerite M. Bornstein died on September 25 at the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham, comforted by family and friends, her daughter, Mary and friend, Pat Christie, were by her side. She was 85 years old. Marguerite was born in Charlestown...

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Softball Banquet

September 27, 2012
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Softball Banquet

The Hayes family presented the 14th annual Joseph Hayes Award (which highlights talent, effort and sportsmanship) to co-winners Carleigh Schievink and Madison Rodriguez. Runner-up Isabella Del Peschio (on right) also received special recognition.

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Charlestown Candlelight Vigil

September 27, 2012
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Charlestown Candlelight Vigil

Ginny McNeil, Kelly McGrath, Robert Kane, and Wanda English at the Candlight Vigil that was sponsored by Charlestown Against Drugs (CHAD) on Saturday Night in Hayes Square. This vigil is to remember those who lost their battle with drugs and alcohol, and to give hope to those still struggling with addiction.

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Proposals on School Choice Released by BPS

September 27, 2012
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The Boston Public School Department has released several propsals for redistricting the city’s school choice zones in an effort to return to community schools. BPS will present its findings and share the proposal at a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10 (6pm-8:30pm) at Charlestown High School 240 Medford St., Charlestown. Under the new school choice...

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CNC Accepting Applications for Board Seats

September 27, 2012
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is currently accepting nominations for the 7 At-Large community seats on the council. In order to qualify: 1. Candidates for the At-Large seats on the CNC MUST be residents of Charlestown and must be at least 18 years of age. 2. A minimum of twenty-five (25) signatures is required to...

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Council Back to Drawing Board on Redistricting – Again

September 27, 2012
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The City Council’s amended redistricting plan that passed 7-6 last week was vetoed again by Mayor Thomas Menino as he did the last plan offered by the Council. The compromise offered by Councilors Tito Jackson and Matt O’Malley would have left City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s district largely intact with Charlestown remaining in the district....

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