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April 14, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani   SPECIAL TOWNIES ANNUAL MOTOWN FUNDRAISER  Once again, it is almost time for the annual Special Townies Motown Fundraiser over at the Knights on April 29 starting at 700pm. Music will be by DJ Dennis Taylor. If you would love to be there but can’t, you can always send your donations...

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A Change in the Name

April 14, 2016
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Shakespeare asked the question: “Wouldn’t a rose smell as sweet by any other name?” Well, the Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition (CSAC) is seeking to change its name to reflect the times.  When CSAC was started in 2004, the name fit the mission.  But times have changed and the jargon formerly used to describe substance...

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Grzelcyk Signs with Bruins

April 7, 2016
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Grzelcyk Signs with Bruins

Charlestown’s Matt Grzelcyk, a former Charlestown Youth Hockey player, on Friday signed a two-year entry level contract with the Boston Bruins, who drafted him in 2012. Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced the news on Friday, April 1, that the team has signed the Boston University defenseman to a two-year entry-level contract, beginning...

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New Process Started for CNC Fund Distribution Follows Successful Lawsuit

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) begins the process of delivering money to deserving non-profits once again, a group of Charlestown residents will be watching the process carefully and assured that their 2013 lawsuit against the former mitigation process will have made a difference in the way the process works and...

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Recipients of the 2016 Spaulding-CNC Partnership Fund

April 7, 2016
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On Tuesday, April 5, the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) presented the results of this year’s Spaulding-CNC Community Partnership Fund at a public meeting. These funds were made available through the Department of Public Health Determination of Needs (DON) process as part of the construction of the new Spaulding Hospital in 2013. The Spaulding-CNC Community...

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CSAC Still Searching for A New Name

April 7, 2016
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The Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition has reported that they have received many new name ideas, but they are going to extend the contest deadline to April  18th to consider more suggestions.  

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Medford St sees Boom of Proposals

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Neighbors gave tacit approval to one development on Medford Street and a firm thumb’s down to another seven-unit building on Medford and Belmont Streets Monday night at two abutter meetings the Charlestown Community Center. The backside of the Town has long been budding with promise for residential development, but in the...

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Red Cross to Hold Blood Drive in Charlestown on April 23

April 7, 2016
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The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive in Charlestown at the Charlestown Teamsteres, 544 Main St. from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 23. Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to donate blood this spring to ensure a sufficient supply for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country.  Donated...

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Nine Residents to Run Marathon for Dana-Faber

April 7, 2016
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On April 18, Emily Hodge, Keely Macmillan, Marie Caulfield, Jennifer Hayes, Lindsay Murachver, Laura Ducie, David Hayes, Caroline Doyle, and Brendan Densmore from Charlestown, Massachusetts, will run to conquer cancer as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge<http://www.RunDFMC.org> team in the 120th Boston Marathon(r). These nine residents, along with more than 550 Dana-Farber Marathon...

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Police Briefs 04-07-2016

April 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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