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Study the Ballot Questions

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Gov Baker — A Profile in Courage

November 4, 2016
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With Republican office-holders abandoning their support of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump like the proverbial rats leaving a sinking ship, Massachusetts residents can be proud that our Governor, Charlie Baker, was among the very first prominent Republicans (he was number four, according to a recent article in the New York Times) to state on...

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Boston Parents say No on 2

November 4, 2016
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Mary Battenfeld and Odette Williamson As Boston parents with deep commitments to improving educational opportunities for all children, we oppose ballot Question 2.  This extreme lift of the state charter cap will destroy opportunities for many children, in order to create options for some others. Our children have been Boston Public Schools students since...

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Townie Todbits

November 4, 2016
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REMEMBERING BOB FITZGERALD Recently read an obituary in the Boston Globeon the passing of Robert P. Fitzgerald, grandson of legendary Boston Mayor John «Honey Fitz» Fitzgerald. His son Robert Jr. stated, «When you›d walked  down the streets of Boston with him, it wasn’t just him, it wasn’t just the guys in suits who came...

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Letter to the Editor

November 4, 2016
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Parking at Edwards School lot Dear Editor, I have been a resident of Charlestown for about seven years, and have resided across from the Edwards Middle School for the last five. During this time, I and many of my fellow residents have utilized the school parking lot adjacent Main Street. Signs posted around the...

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Little League MVPs

October 28, 2016
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Little League MVPs

Co-MVP Award recipients, Noel Gallagher and Hayden Groh, showing off the hardware during the Charlestown Little League Banquet on Monday, Oct. 24, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The League honored several young people and teams from last summer’s season.

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Resident Advocacy Results in Reversal Of ‘Highway Up the Hill’ on Allston Street

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Allston Street is one of the narrowest streets on the back side of the Town. It’s also one of the most used cut-throughs for drivers, and as residents have watched a growing number of cars speed up the big hill to Bunker Hill Street – they began to hit a breaking...

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Spirits of Charlestown Tell a Unique Story; Give a Voice to the Voiceless

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel History is a way of life in the present of Charlestown, and there are lots of people who know volumes about the life and times of residents of the Town in periods gone by. But few have actually talked to them. That’s where Charlestown’s MaryLee Trettenero comes into the picture, leading...

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Sullivan Sq Underpass Closed this Weekend

October 28, 2016
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The Boston Public Works Department announced today that the Sullivan Square Underpass will be closed for routine maintenance this weekend.  No traffic will be allowed to use the underpass from 9 PM on Friday, October 28, through 6 PM on Sunday, October 30. The maintenance to be performed is in preparation for the upcoming...

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CNC Community Corner

October 28, 2016
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Candidates sought for seats on CNC The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) will be conducting its At-Large election to fill seven seats on the CNC. Prospective candidates are asked to collect a minimum of 25 signatures from any Charlestown resident 18 years of age and older to secure a spot on this year’s ballot. Once completed,...

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