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Jarred Gould Shows How to Give Back

March 1, 2013
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Jarred Gould Shows How to Give Back

Project Bread’s Jarred Gould of Charlestown helped prepare healthy meals at the Pine Street Inn, a Boston-based homeless shelter and one of 430 community organizations funded by The Walk for Hunger. “The time spent in the kitchen allowed me to see the front-line perspective of hunger,” explained Jarred, one of the 13 campaign associates...

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EAC Recommends New School Choice System

March 1, 2013
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Following last Thursday’s External Advisory Committee (EAC) on School Choice, Mayor Thomas Menino’s EAC voted overwhelmingly Monday night to recommend a new system for assigning students to schools in grades K-8 in Boston. The EAC’s plan, if approved by the Boston School Committee, would adopt the Home-Based A option for schools in the city....

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CYHA to Host Annual McGonagle Tournament This Weekend

March 1, 2013
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CYHA hosts the 19th Annual Bryan McGonagle Memorial Hockey Tournament. It will be held on March 1st, 2nd and 3rd  at the DCR rink in Charlestown. This tournament is held in honor of a young Charlestown hockey player whose life came to a tragic end 19 years ago. His family has been such a...

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Myles’ Musings

March 1, 2013
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Multiple Transgressions A stuffy old English teacher, I admit to being culpable Of also being a preacher About the misuse of “multiple.”   Now, one can have many romances Or contract numerous diseases. One can take a lot of chances And have several nephews and nieces.   But “multiple” is not the word. Such...

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Downtown View The Everywhere Trend: Walkable Neighborhoods

March 1, 2013
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Recently I attended a meeting focused on how Americans could reduce their carbon footprint by re-arranging their neighborhoods. (And it’s not only I who am drawn to such nerdy topics—the room was full.) The speaker talked about sufficient density, public transportation, sidewalks, intersections, easy access between home and work—in other words, all the advantages...

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Police Briefs 02-28-2013

March 1, 2013
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Obituaries 02-28-2013

March 1, 2013
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Richard O’Connor Worked in law Enforcement Richard F. “Dick” O’Connor (Retired Special Agent and Supervisor, Drug Enforcement Agency and former Detective, Boston Police Department) a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered eternal life unexpectedly on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 86 years old. Dick was born in Boston...

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Cyha Comedy Fundraiser

February 21, 2013
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Cyha Comedy Fundraiser

Over 200 friends and neighbors of Charlestown Youth Hockey attended the Feb. 17th Comedy Night Fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus. Proceeds from the evening benefit Charlestown Youth Hockey. In the  photo local comedian Tony V gets the crowd going.

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BRA Gives Approval to Navy Yard Residential Project

February 21, 2013
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BRA Gives Approval to Navy Yard Residential Project

Developers of a residential project at the Charlestown Navy Yard received Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval last week. Kavanagh Advisory Group received unanimous approval from the BRA to build 54 residential units and transform a vacant parcel at 1st Avenue and 9th Street in the Charlestown Navy Yard known as Starboard Place.  Of the...

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ABCD Runs out of Fuel Aid Assistance

February 21, 2013
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With a little over two months left in the federal fuel assistance program that helps thousands of Charlestown residents heat their homes during the harsh winter months, federal fuel aid for this program has run out. While the ABCD Fuel Assistance program the JFK Family Services Center in Charlestown continues to register families for...

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