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YMCA Plans Free Event to Keep Children Active

April 17, 2014
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On Saturday, April 26, the Charlestown YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® , the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, sports clinics, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how...

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CHS Teaches Students about the Culture of Arabic World

April 9, 2014
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CHS Teaches Students about the Culture of Arabic World

Charlestown High School (CHS) offers one of the longest running Arabic programs in the country to introduce students to the language and culture of the Arabic world. Students examine art, music, poetry, food, religion, and architecture of various regions in Africa and the Middle East. “I love this school because it’s open enrollment,” said...

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Preservation Society Honored

April 9, 2014
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Preservation Society Honored

The Charlestown Preservation Society was honored for their community service by the New England Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers on March 20,. The ASIDNE Awards Gala, held at the Mandarin Hotel Boston, brings together the whole interior design community to celebrate the achievements of five interior design professionals as well as...

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Better Reception on the Way: Zoning Grants AT&T Permission to Use St. Francis Church Steeple

April 9, 2014
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Following formal approval on April 1 by the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC), the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved placing a cell phone tower by AT&T at St. Francis Church on Bunker Hill Street. There was no opposition to the proposal at the March 31 community meeting that was held prior to the...

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Possible Change by BRA Could Affect Community

April 9, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is floating an idea in Charlestown to begin using Impact Advisory Groups or IAGs for large projects in the neighborhood. Historically since the 1980s the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) has been the overseer of projects in the neighborhood. The CNC has given recommendations to the City of Boston in regards...

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Townie Pride: State Rep. Dan Ryan: First Resident to Be Elected to Seat since 1978

April 3, 2014
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Townie Pride: State Rep. Dan Ryan: First Resident to Be Elected to Seat since 1978

With no Republican challenger Charlestown resident Dan Ryan easily won the Second Suffolk District State Representative seat during Tuesday night’s special election. His victory brings the seat back to Charlestown for the first time in nearly 40 years. In Charlestown Ryan received 1,303 votes or 98 percent of the vote. In Chelsea, Ryan received...

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Lema Leaving Police Post Here

April 3, 2014
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Lema Leaving Police Post Here

Longtime District 1 Community Police Sergeant Thomas Lema is leaving his post here after 18 years of service to the Charlestown community. Lema has been promoted to Lieutenant for the Boston Police Department and friends and colleagues will hold a going away party on Thursday, April 3 (tonight) at 5 p.m. at the North...

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LaMattina Leads Charge Against Wynn Casino

April 3, 2014
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Last Wednesday evening, City Councilor Sal LaMattina testified at the Casino Commission hearing and expressed his frustration over the whole process and feels Charlestown and Boston proper should be considered a Host Community and allowed to vote on the casino proposal in Everett. “My purpose here today is simple,” LaMattina testified. “I demand that...

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PPAF Congratultes Ryan on Win

April 3, 2014
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The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund (PPAF) celebrated Dan Ryan’s victory tonight in the election for the 2nd Suffolk District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. PPAF is the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. Martha “Marty” Walz, PPAF president, released the following statement: “I am proud to congratulate Dan Ryan on...

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CNC Announces Winners of Appreciation Awards

April 3, 2014
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council  (CNC) is pleased to announce the following members of the Charlestown community have been selected as the recipients of the 2014 Community Appreciation Awards:  2014 PETER L. LOONEY CHARLESTOWN COMMUNITY APPRECIATION AWARDEES Special Committee Recognition Award: Jose Lopes Robert Wallace Business Award: Carr Funeral Home William McCabe Public Servant Award:...

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