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Massport Supports Summer Jobs for Local Students

September 15, 2017
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More than a dozen Charlestown students earned a paycheck this summer thanks to the Massachusetts Port Authority’s Community Summer Jobs Program. Now in its 26th year, Massport’s program supported 19 Charlestown high school and college students in summer jobs with community organizations. This summer, 338 area high school and college students were employed through...

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Second Annual ‘Disco for David’ Will Hit the Dance Floor Friday

September 15, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It’s hard to forget a person who was such a pillar of the community like David Whelan, and it’s even harder to forget such a person when they’ve imprinted their innovative and enduring disco dance moves on about three-quarters of the Town. That’s the spirit of what looks to be an...

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More Local Organizations Back Stephen Passacantilli for District 1 City Council

September 15, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina has earned the endorsements of prominent local organizations, including the Charlestown-based Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen Local 3, East Boston’s Ward 1 Democratic Committee, and AFSCME Council 93. Earlier this summer, Passacanillti was endorsed by other local labor...

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Two Teens Charged in Bomb Hoax

September 15, 2017
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The Massachusetts State Police will summons two teenagers to face criminal charges for putting a threatening note on a student’s car at Bunker Hill Community College in July. The threat, which the suspects said was made as a prank, caused significant disruption to college operations and public transit and necessitated a large police and...

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New School Year Starts at MGH Instiute

September 15, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions officially began the 2017-2018 academic year on September 11, as the fall semester’s classes started for the more than 1,600 students who are enrolled in the Boston graduate school’s myriad health professions programs. First-year students in the direct-entry Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Speech-Language...

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Returning Home

September 8, 2017
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Returning Home

Former Harvard Kent student Richard Garcia (center) returned to his old elementary school on Aug. 31 with his employer, RSM of Charlestown, to give back to the community and help prepare the schoolyard for the first day of school, which is today, Sept. 7. He is pictured with Chris MacKenzie of RSM and Principal...

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Lemonade for Houston:Local Kids Raise Money at Monument

September 8, 2017
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Lemonade for Houston:Local Kids Raise Money at Monument

By Seth Daniel Abigail and Emery DeRoeve had been after their parents all summer to have a lemonade stand up at the Monument. The time just had never been right, until last week when the family looked at the devastating pictures of hurricane and rain damage done to homes in Houston. With great encouragement,...

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One Year Later,Wynn Clean Up Done and Hotel Tower is Rising

September 8, 2017
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One Year Later,Wynn Clean Up Done and Hotel Tower is Rising

By Seth Daniel It’s only been one short year since the Wynn Boston Harbor team and Suffolk Construction began to really ramp up the construction and environmental clean up on the old Monsanto Chemical site adjacent to Charlestown. For months, the polluted, vacant site was a large hole in the ground and a place...

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Federal Funds Announced for North Washington St Bridge

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The state Department of Transportation (DOT) and the City announced Wednesday that some $50.5 million in federal transportation funds had been allocated for two projects in the state – one of them being the long-awaited and dreaded North Washington Street Bridge replacement project. Mass DOT announced the two upcoming highway infrastructure...

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Feast of Sts Cosmas and Damian This Weekend

September 8, 2017
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The 91st annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian will be a great celebration of tradition, cultural pride and fun for the whole family this weekend – September 8, 9 and 10 – on Warren and Porter Streets in East Cambridge.  The amazing entertainment lineup includes some of the biggest names in the...

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