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Storymobile in Charlestown for July and August

July 16, 2012
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The ReadBoston Storymobile will be rolling through the streets of Boston this summer providing children with fun, interactive storytelling events and free, new books to take home. The goal of the Storymobile program is to promote regular reading and to build literacy skills outside of the classroom.  The phenomenon of Summer Slide, which puts...

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House Passes Transportion Financing Bill for MBTA

July 16, 2012
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State Representative Eugene L. O’Flaherty, joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives recently in passing legislation that closes the MBTA’s gap for the upcoming fiscal year and provides vital assistance to the regional transit authorities. “I’m pleased that the House is aiding the MBTA through this legislation in order to offset debt...

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The Empty Neighborhood

July 16, 2012
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The surest sign that the full blossom of the summer is upon us following the July 4 holiday is that one can find a parking space more easily just about everywhere. Anecdotal evidence suggests strongly what many Charlestown residents have known for decades – that after the July 4 holiday or slightly before it...

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Police Briefs 07-12-2012

July 16, 2012
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From Boston Police Area A-1 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...

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Naming Public Places in Return for Payment

July 16, 2012
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The T has decided to sell naming rights for its various stations throughout the city in order to bring in more income. It is probably bad public policy to begin naming our public places for a price to virtually any corporation who wishes to pay it. Like everything else having to do with policy,...

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Here Comes Summer

July 16, 2012
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The Supreme Court has ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passes muster with the Constitution. Mitch McConnell and company have had their chance to sputter, spit and go spastic over Justice John Roberts’s betrayal. So summer can now begin. Summer, at least in the way New England celebrates it, is the...

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Workings of an Idle Mind…

July 16, 2012
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Little League news WILLIAMSPORT TOURNAMENT UPDATE:  The defending District 9 champion “Townies” raised the bar on drama, experiencing both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in the first two-rounds of playoff action. Charlestown outlasted Mission Hill 10-9 in a back-and-forth barn-burner that included enough twists and turns to satisfy any chiropractor. ...

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Obituaries 07-12-2012

July 16, 2012
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Michael Burton Charlestown Resident Michael J. Burton of Charlestown died suddenly on July 7. He was 51 years old. He was the loving father of Bridget Burton; beloved son of Judy M. (Ring) Burton and the late Robert E. Burton; devoted brother of Kathy Riley and her husband, Richard, Nancy Murphy, Robert Burton Jr....

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Gathering Draws Hundreds on Saturday Night

June 29, 2012
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Gathering Draws Hundreds on Saturday Night

Last Saturday night, hundreds of men, women and children from all walks of life from this neighborhood and beyond gathered for an evening of dancing, music and poetry on a  basketball court at 25 Corey Street in the Bunker Hill Public Housing development. Once the sun went down, the bright stage lights came on...

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End of an Era: After 45 Years in Charlestown, Tiny Tots Program Closes Doors

June 29, 2012
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After 45 years of being a staple in the Charlestown community, the appreciated Tiny Tots Program at the Harvard Kent Elementary School silently shut its doors, leaving many Charlestown parents with no other options. For months, a petition circulated throughout the community with the hopes that enough money could be raised to continue the...

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