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St John’s Episcopal Church to Hold Annual Harvest Fair on November 12

November 4, 2016
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St. John’s Church at 27 Devens Street invites everyone to the 177th Harvest Fair on Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the church’s Parish House. Admission is free and items for sale include books, crafts, plants, toys, jewelry, and baked goods. There will also be a Silent Auction with a...

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Counseling Center Renamed at MC

November 4, 2016
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The School Counseling Center at Malden Catholic High School was recently dedicated in honor of the Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation in recognition of the Foundation’s $250,000 gift in support of the school’s Essential Malden Catholic Campaign. “Malden Catholic is grateful to the Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation and its Trustees for their support of the...

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Mayor Holds Meet and Greet, Says He’s All in for Re-Election

November 4, 2016
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By John Lynds While he’s not on the ballot next week, Mayor Martin Walsh will run for reelection in 2017 and already has his sights set on another term as Boston’s mayor. On Sunday, Walsh held a meet and greet in East Boston with supporters and signaled he wants his reelection to not only...

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Study the Ballot Questions

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Gov Baker — A Profile in Courage

November 4, 2016
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With Republican office-holders abandoning their support of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump like the proverbial rats leaving a sinking ship, Massachusetts residents can be proud that our Governor, Charlie Baker, was among the very first prominent Republicans (he was number four, according to a recent article in the New York Times) to state on...

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Boston Parents say No on 2

November 4, 2016
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Mary Battenfeld and Odette Williamson As Boston parents with deep commitments to improving educational opportunities for all children, we oppose ballot Question 2.  This extreme lift of the state charter cap will destroy opportunities for many children, in order to create options for some others. Our children have been Boston Public Schools students since...

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Townie Todbits

November 4, 2016
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REMEMBERING BOB FITZGERALD Recently read an obituary in the Boston Globeon the passing of Robert P. Fitzgerald, grandson of legendary Boston Mayor John «Honey Fitz» Fitzgerald. His son Robert Jr. stated, «When you›d walked  down the streets of Boston with him, it wasn’t just him, it wasn’t just the guys in suits who came...

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Letter to the Editor

November 4, 2016
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Parking at Edwards School lot Dear Editor, I have been a resident of Charlestown for about seven years, and have resided across from the Edwards Middle School for the last five. During this time, I and many of my fellow residents have utilized the school parking lot adjacent Main Street. Signs posted around the...

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Little League MVPs

October 28, 2016
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Little League MVPs

Co-MVP Award recipients, Noel Gallagher and Hayden Groh, showing off the hardware during the Charlestown Little League Banquet on Monday, Oct. 24, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The League honored several young people and teams from last summer’s season.

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Resident Advocacy Results in Reversal Of ‘Highway Up the Hill’ on Allston Street

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Allston Street is one of the narrowest streets on the back side of the Town. It’s also one of the most used cut-throughs for drivers, and as residents have watched a growing number of cars speed up the big hill to Bunker Hill Street – they began to hit a breaking...

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