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Exploring Charlestown’s Past

October 16, 2014
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Exploring Charlestown’s Past

In celebration of archeology month, City of Boston Archeologist, Joseph Bagley, led a tour from the Bunker Hill Monument, through the big dig, and down to City Square on Oct. 7. Presented by The Charlestown Historical Society and the Charlestown Preservation Society, the tour was free and open to the public. It covered 3,000...

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Among the Best in Boston: Halloween 2014 Events for Charlestown

October 16, 2014
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In 1985, eight families decided to “take back the night” for Halloween. After suffering “Mischief Night” and Halloween with smashed pumpkins, egged homes and slashed tires, Maggie Moss Tucker and Paul Tucker hired a police detail to protect their home and cars.  Tired of fear, they used their energy and money to collaborate with...

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Kerry, Patrick Tour WITC in Charlestown

October 16, 2014
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Last Thursday U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry joined Governor Deval Patrick and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom Philip Hammond at Charlestown’s  Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC) to tour the facility and talk about global climate change. Kerry, Patrick and Hammond took...

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CNC Seeking Nominations for Board Seats

October 16, 2014
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is currently accepting nominations for the seven (7) At-Large Seats as well as nominations for the Precinct 6 seat which was recently vacated. To be nominated, 25 signatures of Charlestown residents 18 years of older are required.  Nomination papers are available at the Charlestown Library or by contacting Judy Brennan...

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Jane Reitz Honored at Annual ABCD Gala

October 13, 2014
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Jane Reitz Honored at Annual ABCD Gala

Charlestown resident Jane Reitz was recently honored by the Boston ABCD John F. Kennedy Family Service Center as its volunteer of the year. Reitz picked up the honor at ABCD’s Annual Community Awards Dinner last month at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Reitz has played a key role in the JFK center’s annual Holiday...

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Kerry, Patrick Among Officials Touring WTTC in Charlestown

October 13, 2014
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Kerry, Patrick Among Officials Touring WTTC in Charlestown

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond of the United Kingdom will meet Governor Deval Patrick in Charlestown this morning to tour the neighborhood’s Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC). The group will tour the facility and deliver remarks at 9:15 a.m. at the facility located 100 Terminal Street Building 80....

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Leaf Collection Schedule Announced

October 13, 2014
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Boston’s Fall Leaf collection will begin on Monday, October 13, and take place through Saturday, November 29. Boston Public Works Department (PWD) will collect and compost residents’ leaves and yard waste. In April 2014, Mayor Walsh announced that PWD was expanding its Leaf and Yard Waste Collection program to include weeks during June, July,...

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CNC to Meet on Parcel 39A

October 13, 2014
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) Development Committee will hold a monthly coordination meeting for the Parcel 39A development (Starboard Place) on October 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Institute of Health Professions, Building 36, Room 322. Representatives from Consigli and Kavanagh Development will be on hand to give updated information with respect to the...

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Harvard/Kent Parents Plan Fundraiser

October 13, 2014
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Join the parents of Harvard Kent School  at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus on Medford St. for Paintnite to support the Harvard Kent School, on Thursday October 16 from 6-9. Tickets must be purchased online at www.paintnite.com/pages/events/view/boston/839295 for $45. For additional question please contact Colleen Collings at ccollings@bostonpublicschools.org

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Local Facility to Start Turning Food Waste into Fuel

October 6, 2014
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The state’s commercial food waste disposal ban kicked in this week and by year’s end the Charlestown Maritime Center will begin producing fuel from compost for the Massachusetts Water Resources Agency’s (MWRA) wastewater treatment plant at Deer Island in Winthrop. The ban will divert food waste to energy-generating and composting facilities and reduce the...

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