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Did I Touch Home Plate?

May 7, 2016
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Did I Touch Home Plate?

Joseph Brienze, CHAD Athletics, scores after hitting a home run in his first game of the season. The Charlestown Little League kicked off its season last Saturday, April 30, at Ryan Field.

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In the Top Five:Charlestown One of Most Important Archaeological Sites in the United States

May 7, 2016
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In the Top Five:Charlestown One of Most Important Archaeological Sites in the United States

By Seth Daniel A few years ago when Boston City Archaeologist Joe Bagley was preparing to move the City’s voluminous collection of Colonial artifacts from the North End to a new office in West Roxbury – he got a good look at the boxes and boxes of artifacts from Charlestown. It was an eye-opener....

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Bridgewater Center Now Accepting Applications

May 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The new Bridgeview Center is accepting applications for its 61 units of affordable housing on the other side of Rutherford Avenue, the first residential project on that side of the Town. Applications became available for the building on Monday, April 25, and the first information session took place on May 2....

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Boston Licensing Board Approves Lift on BYOB Ban

May 7, 2016
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By John Lynds Following the Boston City Council’s lead, the Boston Licensing Board (BLB) voted unanimously last Thursday lifting the long-standing ban on BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) in small neighborhood restaurants like those that line many of the streets in Charlestown. According to a statement from the BLB, the board will work on...

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Police Briefs 05-05-2016

May 7, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 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...

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Impact of Charter Schools on Charlestown

May 7, 2016
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By Debra Dobbs As the statewide debate over the expansion of charter schools continues and November’s ballot question to lift the existing cap on charter school looms, it’s important to consider the impact of charter schools on Charlestown. This year alone, charter schools will siphon off $119,405,100 in funds that would otherwise stay in...

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Townie Tidbits

May 7, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani QUOTE TO NOTE “Donald Trump is going to put up a wall and the Mexicans are going to pay for it in order to keep themselves out. Brilliant. And who made the greatest wall? China. So we have to outsource the work to them. We have our own immigration problems in...

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Sports 05-05-2016

May 7, 2016
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Townie Sports Roundup By Kevin Kelly   Softball Call Teenagers between the ages of 13-15 (a player must not turn 16 until after August 1) interested in playing in a summer baseball program must be registered no later than MAY 20th. To register for the program, a completed Senior League registration form and fee payment...

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Charlestown Fleet Feet

April 28, 2016
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Charlestown Fleet Feet

Town Track Club opened the track season with great success over Boston Marathon weekend. The BAA Youth Relay on Saturday 4/16 was a great experience for the programs’ middle school athletes. Fifty kids participated in a 4 week training that culminated with the event that saw Charlestown fielding full squads in all 7 races. The...

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Park Boston App Surges In Use;Revenues Increase

April 28, 2016
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Park Boston App Surges In Use;Revenues Increase

By Seth Daniel Drivers looking to avoid a parking ticket would do well to pick up their smart phones and retire the rolls of quarters for good. City officials, and most especially thousands of drivers, are hailing the new ParkBoston smart phone application this spring, just as the convenient piece of technology looks to...

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