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Townie Tidbits

July 14, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratania THOMPSON SQUARE FARMERS MARKET The Farmers Market sponsored by the JFK Family Service Center is back and running again this summer every Wednesday afternoon starting at 2 pm. Check it out, plenty of great stuff for sale. While I was there I met Kenny Hall, Mr. Charlestown History,...

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Letter to the Editor

July 14, 2017
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THOUGHTS ON ONE CHARLESTOWN PROJECT Dear Editor: “No community wants density: It means more pedestrians, more crowded buses. But as for my story: I was commuting 60 miles every day to work in Charlestown because I couldn’t afford to live here. I’ve finally become able to afford a low-rent apartment in Charlestown, and I...

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An Investment in Our Future

July 14, 2017
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Governor Charlie Baker’s recent announcement that his administration will ask the legislature for a five-year, $500 million life sciences initiative that will extend the state’s decade-long commitment to the biotech and medical technology industry demonstrates the governor’s focus on maintaining Massachusetts’ lead in this important area. The proposal, which Gov. Baker unveiled recently at...

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Residents Keep Charlestown Green:Gardens for Charlestown an Oasis in a Tight Neighborhood for 40 Years

July 7, 2017
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Residents Keep Charlestown Green:Gardens for Charlestown an Oasis in a Tight Neighborhood for 40 Years

By Seth Daniel When Nina Danforth recalls the towering Birch tree on the edge of the Sullivan Square Garden, she remembers it being a small, little tree fighting to grow amidst a lot strewn with bricks, trash and hopeful urban gardeners. Last Thursday night, June 29, when she set her eyes on that same...

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Gardens for Charlestown Teams Up with Harvard Kent Kindergartners

July 7, 2017
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This spring, kindergartners from the Harvard Kent Elementary School teamed up for their first full year of gardening with the Gardens for Charlestown ‘Tend and Tell’ program. Kindergartners from the school used a science curriculum in the classroom to learn about plants, and then joined Cathy Shanks of the Garden’s Tend and Tell program...

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District 1 Candidates Show Strengths, Similarities in Forum

July 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The three District 1 City Council candidates met in their first open forum of the campaign on June 29, and each candidate made a good showing – detailing their strengths and giving the healthy turnout of residents in Charlestown a glimpse of where they are similar and where they are different....

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Charlestown Native Ronnie Hamilton an Example of Being Able to Turn His Life Around at Pine St Inn

July 7, 2017
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By Delila Keravuori Ex-Coast Guard cook Ronnie Hamilton said that as a child growing up in Charlestown, he was scared of the Pine Street Inn – a homeless shelter and service center in the South End. However, after living through more than a few rough, cold winters on the street of Boston as an...

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Sam Hill Joins Staff at Solid Logic

July 7, 2017
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Solid Logic, a green-driven commercial hard surface restoration and maintenance expert delivering the latest technology to provide the highest quality care solutions available, is pleased to announce that Charlestown resident Samuel (Sam) Hill has joined the company as director of operations. In this role, Sam will be responsible for developing the growing company’s staff,...

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Letter to the Editor

July 7, 2017
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Thank you Charlestown Schoolboys Scholarship Association  Dear Editor:  We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the members of the Charlestown Schoolboys Scholarship Association for the award of our scholarships. It is so important that college students in Charlestown are supported by important and influential members of our community. The dedication by the...

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Townie Tidbits

July 7, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani DOES THE BOSTON GLOBE HAVE AN AGENDA ON ONE CHARLESTOWN? I too like many in the Town read that Adrian Walker op-ed piece on One Charlestown ( Saving the Projects) and started to wonder what the Boston Globe’s agenda is on this Charlestown housing story. Often going back to the past,...

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