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Walsh Backs Capuano for Re-Election

April 28, 2018
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Calling U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D-Somerville) “one of the strongest champions for working people and urban communities in all of America,” Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh endorsed Capuano for re-election in Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District on Sunday in Dorchester. “Mike’s record is strong and continues to grow stronger. He’s a progressive champion who...

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Two Charlestown Educators Awarded ‘Educator of the Year’

April 28, 2018
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Boston Public Schools (BPS), the City of Boston, and the Boston Teachers Union (BTU), announced the winners of the 2018 Boston Educator of the Year Award this month, and two Charlestown educators were among those recognized. Those from Charlestown schools included: Danielle Nicole Alli, Charlestown High School. John Rice, Clarence R. Edwards Middle School. Recipients were honored at TD Garden during the Boston Celtics’ final regular-season...

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Charlestown’s Ringrose Sworn into New Digital Innovation Commission

April 28, 2018
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Governor Charlie Baker swore in members of his new Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning this week, a group charged with developing recommendations to expand online learning opportunities for Massachusetts residents seeking skills for in-demand fields. Those on the committee included Marjorie Ringrose from Charlestown. Ringrose is a senior program officer of education...

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Andy Baer Jazz Quartet: A Musical Tribute for ‘Friend of the Year’ Jane Richardson

April 28, 2018
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The Friends of the Charlestown Library has announced that they will host saxophonist Andy Baer next month as a tribute to Friend of the Year Jane Richardson. Saxophonist Andy Baer continues to be one of Boston’s busiest musicians. In addition to leading his own jazz ensembles, Baer pilots the Beantown Saxophone Quartet, Hub Strutters Marching Band,...

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Neighborhood Round Up

April 28, 2018
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RACING TO RETIREMENT WITH JOE BRENNAN Financial Advisor Joe Brennan will host a Kentucky Derby themed Racing to Retirement event on Thursday, May 3, from 6-7:15 p.m. at the Spaulding Rehab Conference Center. The guest speaker will be Murray Todd, a national expert on Social Security and retirement issues. The 75-minute program will focus...

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Learn about Recreational Boating

April 28, 2018
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On Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., join the Friends of the Boston Harborwalk to crisscross the harbor and learn about recreational boating—from weekly sailboat racing and sailing courses for individuals of all abilities to living on a boat year-round or staying in a floating bed and breakfast. The tour begins...

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Casino’s Future Will Have Big Moment on Friday at MGC

April 28, 2018
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This Friday, a gigantic ‘thank you’ celebration for construction workers and stakeholders will unfold on the site of the Wynn Boston Harbor casino project. Meanwhile, at nearly the same time, there will be a very high-stakes meeting going on at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) regarding the fate of Steve Wynn and the entire...

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Police Briefs 04-26-2018

April 28, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 04/19/18 – Officers responded to First Avenue and 13th Street for a report of a person breaking into a car. As a result of the information received, police were able to locate a suspect who was positively identified by the victim. The suspect was placed under arrest,...

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Letter to the Editor

April 28, 2018
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NOTING 5 YEARS AT NAVY YARD To the Charlestown Community Friday, April 27, marks an incredible milestone in the Charlestown Navy Yard’s rich history, the opening of the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital five years ago. From the time we announced this project to its completion and during the five years since then it has been...

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Townie Tidbits

April 28, 2018
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REMEMBERING THE FENWOOD FLYERS 40 YEARS AGO Back in the summer of 1978, I played softball on the Fenwood Flyers, one of a handful of teams that summer that played in a labor union softball league. I was the first baseman for the AFSCME Local 470 union team in this league. Our team’s colors...

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