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Kennedy Center Holding a Holiday Drive

December 1, 2017
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Help Charlestown children this holiday season by participating in the Kennedy Center’s Annual Holiday Drive. The Kennedy Center has identified more than 200 individual families representing more than 500 children throughout Charlestown that need your help! Many of the families served by the Kennedy Center are surviving on extremely limited incomes and struggle to...

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Hood Park Ready to Build Parking Garage, Significant Retail on Campus

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Owners of the Hood Park have filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) this week to commence with building its long-promised parking garage, but with a new twist – that being a significant addition of 70,000 square feet of retail space. “After 35 years, Charlestown...

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School Committee Set to Review New School Start Time

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Within the Boston Public Schools (BPS), there are numerous different start and end times to the school day, and after more than a year of study, the School Committee is ready to review a policy as early as next week that could change those times significantly across the city. After hearing...

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CMA Annual Gala

November 25, 2017
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CMA Annual Gala

Finnish ex-pats Juho Jousta and Katri Jousta enjoying the Charlestown Mothers’ Association (CMA) gala recently, at the Education First Headquarters in North Point.

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Harvest on Vine, Volunteers Serve Nearly 700 Families for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2017
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Harvest on Vine, Volunteers Serve Nearly 700 Families for Thanksgiving

By Seth Daniel It was like a well-oiled machine on Tuesday afternoon as volunteers and coordinators for the Harvest on Vine Food Pantry provided all the ingredients for 695 families to have Thanksgiving dinner. Around 1 p.m. the line of about 500 families – all from Charlestown – began to form around the distribution...

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Doherty to Speak at Knights about His Book

November 25, 2017
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by Kathy Whelan Giordano Eighty-nine years ago the Doherty family on Washington Street was blessed with a baby boy who they called Gerard. Looking back now, what a remarkable event this was for Charlestown and America.  This Irish kid who loved to play football, suffered through dyslexia in grade school and the bullying it...

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Pier 5 Found to be Severely Structurally Deficient

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Several things came from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) meeting on Nov. 14 about the status of things in the Navy Yard, but none were as disappointing as the news that Pier 5 is far more deteriorated than anyone expected – and likely cannot support anything on it, including...

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CNC Community Corner

November 25, 2017
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NO CONTESTS FOR COUNCIL SEATS The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) has received the required nomination papers for each of the seven precinct seats up for consideration this year. A minimun of 25 signatures from residents of the precinct were necessary to secure a position on the ballot for the Nov. 18, 2017, election. Since there is only one person running...

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DiDomenico Receives Legislator of the Year Award

November 25, 2017
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Senator Sal DiDomenico recently received the 2017 Legislator of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) for his work on behalf of Massachusetts public schools and the students of the Commonwealth. Senator DiDomenico was nominated for this recognition by the Everett School Committee and accepted his award at the MASC...

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Charlestown High Football is Back on the Map with Williams,Cahill

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After a number of challenging seasons since the 2001 State Champion football team, Charlestown High Coach Dave Cahill (a long-time Charlestown resident) was expecting another season with promise, but just not enough skill players to get the ball moving forward. Then junior Quarterback Steven Williams came back home to Charlestown from...

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