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Annual Halloween Parade Kicks Off on Oct 31

October 21, 2017
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Halloween at Monument Square and the Training Field provides lifelong memories for Charlestown’s children, families, and friends, and this year will bring the 32nd year of a special day in the Town. The 32nd annual Halloween Parade on Tuesday, October 31, at 5 p.m. at the base of The Bunker Hill Monument/Monument Avenue Steps,...

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USS Constitution to Celebrate 220th Birthday

October 21, 2017
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USS Constitution will be getting underway for her first turnaround demonstration since October 2014 from Charlestown Navy Yard on Friday Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. in commemoration of the Navy and Constitution’s 220th Birthday. The ship will be travelling to Fort Independence on Castle Island where she will be firing a 21-gun salute at...

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House,Senate Pass Legislation to Help Open Up Casino Jobs

October 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The State Legislature has approved a major change aimed at helping those with minor criminal records from the past not be barred from getting casino jobs statewide, and particularly at the Wynn Boston Harbor resort. Earlier this year, it became apparent that the Expanding Gaming Law was very stringent, and was...

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Edwards Releases Education Platform, Advocating Good Schools are to Everyone’s Benefit



October 21, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, candidate for Boston city council, released a comprehensive education platform pushing for better neighborhood schools and promised to be a champion for public education across the district. “We need to approach education in Boston with a firm understanding that quality, local schools is in the best interest of not just parents but...

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Tangierino Owner Ventures into Spanish Tapas with ‘Madera 83’

October 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It was about two years ago that Tangierino owner Samad Naamad began to notice that tastes were changing – people didn’t want the big meals and large multi-course productions when they were coming out to his longtime Main Street Moroccan eatery. He noticed it also at other restaurants he went to....

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Appalachian Mountain Club Makes Move to Charlestown

October 21, 2017
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The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) has officially moved into its new organizational headquarters at 10 City Square, positioning the outdoor recreation and conservation nonprofit to better support its staff, cultivate expanded community connections, and achieve its long-term growth and mission objectives. The company has also secured a space on Spice Street in Sullivan Square...

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MGH Institute of Health Professions to Receive the 2017 Excellence in Diversity Award

October 21, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions is the only health professions school in New England to receive the 2017 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The MGH Institute is one of just 23 schools in the country to receive the Health Professions HEED Award, which recognizes medical,...

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Passacantilli:One Charlestown Proposal is Too Big for the Neighborhood

October 21, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a local civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for Boston City Council District 1 has announced he will oppose the current One Charlestown proposal due to its unreasonable size and density.  Passacantilli also advocated for a more transparent community process that would give residents greater input on the proposal. Passacantilli said,...

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Police Briefs 10-19-2017

October 21, 2017
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Charlestown beat Larceny 10/10/17 – A victim on O’Brien Court reported while he was out, a medical safe was taken from his home. The victim might know who took the property, and detectives will investigate.   Larceny 10/11/17 – A victim on Cedar Street reports Amazon delivered a package to her front door, and...

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Townie Tidbits

October 21, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani GERRY DOHERTY WRITES ABOUT “CHARLESTOWN 101” Former State Rep Gerry Doherty is a living Charlestown history book. Doherty first met Jack Kennedy back in 1946 at the Bunker Hill Day Parade as the future president walked past his home on Washington Street in his run for Congress, and Doherty...

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