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Downtown School is a Step Closer to Reality: Site Selected by Menino is at 585 Commercial Street in the North End

March 22, 2013
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Downtown School is a Step Closer to Reality: Site Selected by Menino is at 585 Commercial Street in the North End

Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced Friday the City of Boston’s intentions to acquire 585 Commercial St. as a site to be used for a new downtown school, expected to open in September of 2016. Design for the new downtown school will begin in the fall of 2013, with construction expected to begin in June...

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Charlestown’s Carrie Sunde Was Crowned Miss Cambridge

March 22, 2013
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Charlestown’s Carrie Sunde Was Crowned Miss Cambridge

Charlestown resident Carrie Sunde was crowned Miss Cambridge 2013 during the Miss Boston and Cambridge pageant at the Park Plaza in Boston. Sunde recently moved back to Charlestown to live with her dad and said she was excited to represent the neighborhood she calls home. Sunde, a 2010 graduate of North Quincy High School,...

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Downtown Schools Coalition Reacts to the Announcement

March 22, 2013
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Like so many parents, we’re incredibly enthusiastic about the new school announced by Mayor Menino and Councilor Ross on Friday.  Just as the Mayor has been, we’ve been searching for sites for public schools.  In our neighborhoods, it’s very difficult to find any site that is available and works well for a school.  Finding...

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BSC to Adopt New System for Assigning Students to Schools in Grades K-8

March 22, 2013
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Last Thursday, the Boston School Committee (BSC) voted to adopt the External Advisory Committee (EAC) on School Choice’s recommendation for a new system for assigning students to schools in grades K-8 in Boston. The BSC voted to approve the Home-Based A option for schools in the city. The EAC voted to adopt the same...

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Satellite Dish Companies Try to Block Local Ordinance

March 22, 2013
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As expected, the satellite dish companies are planning to file a lawsuit to block City Councilor Sal LaMattina and the City Council’s attempt to regulate how satellite dishes are installed in neighborhoods like Charlestown. LaMattina made the announcement at a recent community meeting. The proposed ordinance would have focused on the installation, maintenance, use...

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Downtown School

March 22, 2013
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The announcement on last Friday by Mayor Thomas Menino of  the pending  purchase of the building at 585 Commercial Street in the North End for a new K-8 school with an opening in 2016 certainly comes as good news to the many local families who will be able to choose a school closer to...

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Police Briefs 03-21-2013

March 22, 2013
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Drugs 03/11/13 – As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of the Bunker Hill housing development, an individual was placed under arrest for possession with intent to distribute a Class C substance (pills). Breaking and Entering – Residence – Night 03/14/13 – A victim on Main Street reported at about...

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Obituaries 03-21-2013

March 22, 2013
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Clara Mahoney Former Supervisor/Manager of Bunker Hill Health Center Clara M. (DiIanni) Mahoney, a 56 year resident of Charlestown, entered eternal life on Saturday, March 16 at her Charlestown home following an extended illness. She was 79 years old. Clara was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, on April 9, 1933, a daughter of the...

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19th Annual Bryan McGonagle Memorial Tournament

March 14, 2013
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19th Annual Bryan McGonagle Memorial Tournament

This year marked the 19th Annual Bryan McGonagle Memorial Tournament and it was held on March 1st , 2nd and 3rd at the MDC 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 great...

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Film Screening at Charlestown Library on March 14

March 14, 2013
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Film Screening at Charlestown Library on March 14

The Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library and Boston Organics present “Forks Over Knives” : film screening followed by a discussion moderated by Amy Levine of Boston Organics and a reception. Thursday, March 14, 7:30pm. Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main Street, Charlestown. Free and open to everyone. Wheelchair accessible. For more information: 617-242-1248,www.bpl.org/branches/charlestown.htm. Charlestown-based...

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