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Gardens for Charlestown Teams Up with Harvard Kent Kindergartners

July 7, 2017
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This spring, kindergartners from the Harvard Kent Elementary School teamed up for their first full year of gardening with the Gardens for Charlestown ‘Tend and Tell’ program. Kindergartners from the school used a science curriculum in the classroom to learn about plants, and then joined Cathy Shanks of the Garden’s Tend and Tell program...

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District 1 Candidates Show Strengths, Similarities in Forum

July 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The three District 1 City Council candidates met in their first open forum of the campaign on June 29, and each candidate made a good showing – detailing their strengths and giving the healthy turnout of residents in Charlestown a glimpse of where they are similar and where they are different....

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Charlestown Native Ronnie Hamilton an Example of Being Able to Turn His Life Around at Pine St Inn

July 7, 2017
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By Delila Keravuori Ex-Coast Guard cook Ronnie Hamilton said that as a child growing up in Charlestown, he was scared of the Pine Street Inn – a homeless shelter and service center in the South End. However, after living through more than a few rough, cold winters on the street of Boston as an...

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Sam Hill Joins Staff at Solid Logic

July 7, 2017
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Solid Logic, a green-driven commercial hard surface restoration and maintenance expert delivering the latest technology to provide the highest quality care solutions available, is pleased to announce that Charlestown resident Samuel (Sam) Hill has joined the company as director of operations. In this role, Sam will be responsible for developing the growing company’s staff,...

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Summer Solstice

June 30, 2017
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Summer Solstice

Leonora, Emma, and Victoria Skog with Erica Seminario enjoy the Summer Solstice celebration in the Navy Yard on Weds., June 21. The annual celebration put on by the Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard drew scores of families for the annual evening of fun.

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Party on the Pier

June 30, 2017
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Party on the Pier

Ashton Smith, Jacob Breslin, Jane Dudley, and Kat Pinto enjoyed the 9th Annual Party on the Pier for the Courageous Sailing program’s programs for the Harvard Kent, Warren Prescott and Eliot Schools. Some 700 guests enjoyed a beautiful night under the tent on the waterfront.

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Public Hearing Held on Liquor License Expansion; Pressley says Intent is to Amend for Charlestown

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel City Councilor Ayanna Pressley said she was encouraged by the first liquor license expansion hearing for Boston last Thursday, June 22, and stated that the Home Rule Petition language was only a “blueprint” and certainly could be amended at the State House to include places like Charlestown, which was left out...

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Status of One Charlestown Discussed

June 30, 2017
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By Lauren Bennett The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) and the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) held a public meeting on June 22 to discuss the status of the One Charlestown Article 80 Review Process, specifically addressing questions about the Request for Proposal (RFP) process that took place with the Boston Housing Authority prior...

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NASCAR Driver Patrick Receives Welcome, Tour at Warren Prescott School

June 30, 2017
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By Pat DeCola NASCAR.com Danica Patrick arrived at Charlestown’s Warren Prescott K-8 School on Wednesday morning, June 14, to a sea of students chanting her name in unison, a DJ blaring top 40 hits and New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s (NHMS) Milo the Moose leading the charge in the dance circle. The scene was electric...

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Jury Acquits in Fatal Fistfight that Killed Brian Hingston

June 30, 2017
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The Dorchester man who hit and killed Charlestown native Brian Hingston last year in Dorchester – as Hingston tried to break up a scuffle – was cleared by a Suffolk County Superior Court jury last Friday after the jury deliberated on the charges for only one hour. A jury on Friday acquitted Bryan McElhinney,...

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