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Red Sox Honor One Boston Day with Visit to Spaulding

April 20, 2018
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The Boston Red Sox honored One Boston Day by doing a number of community visits around the city, including a very special stop at Spaulding Rehab in Charlestown – where many of the Boston Marathon bombing victims recovered and healed after the 2013 tragedy that gave birth to One Boston Day. Red Sox players...

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Leslie Aldrich New Executive Director at CCHI

April 20, 2018
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After many years of working closely with the communities of Revere, Chelsea and Charlestown on public health issues, Leslie Aldrich was recently announced as the new executive director for the Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI) at Mass General Hospital – the umbrella organization that includes The Charlestown Coalition. Aldrich has been working at CCHI for the...

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Pier 6, ReelHouse Water Shuttle Returns

April 20, 2018
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It may be 40 degrees out with a chance of a snow shower all week, but Navy Yard Hospitality Group’s version of Punxsutawney Phil is saying that spring is officially on its way. The Navy Yard Hospitality Group’s special, complimentary water-shuttle that ushers guests between one of Charlestown’s most sought-after seafood restaurants, Pier 6, and new...

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Stone Soup Farm CSA Sign Up

April 20, 2018
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What’s a CSA?  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s a great way for consumers to buy food directly from a farm. You sign up at the beginning of the growing season, and receive a weekly load of fresh produce for your family. The quantity and variety varies throughout the season, giving you the...

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Quinn Scholarship Dinner

April 13, 2018
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Quinn Scholarship Dinner

Quinn Scholarship Treasurer Ronan FitzPatrick presents Brigadier General Stephen M. Neary with a plaque commemorating his contribution to the Lt. Michael P. Quinn Scholarship Award Ceremony. The gala celebration took place last Saturday night, April 7, and honored several guests.

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Charlestown’s Jack Kelly Climbs to Mount Everest

April 13, 2018
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Charlestown’s Jack Kelly Climbs to Mount Everest

There was a time in Jack Kelly’s life where he was stripped of everything. There were no creature comforts, no bed to sleep in and only a crippling heroin addiction that left him homeless. “When I first got sober back when I was 22 years old, I was living in a homeless shelter for...

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Zoning Commission denies hurried amendment allowing conversation on taller buildings at Hood

April 13, 2018
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In a show of force by the Charlestown community at City Hall, neighbors stood in formation with City Councilor Lydia Edwards on Wednesday morning to toss a zoning amendment that would have allowed Hood Park to propose buildings as tall as 330 feet. Currently, no such buildings are proposed and the zoning is a Planned Development...

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Tkachuk Chosen as Grand Marshal of Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade

April 13, 2018
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The Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade Committee announced this week that John Tkachuk has been named the Grand Marshal for this year’s parade and its surrounding festivities. Coordinator Arthur Hurley broke the official news on Monday, saying that Tkachuk will be a good choice and that he’s excited to kick off the parade...

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Red Cross to Sponsor Blood Drive on April 15

April 13, 2018
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The American Red Cross will join community leaders to mark the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and to pay tribute to the strength and resilience shown by so many with a blood drive on April 15. In April 2013, the Red Cross sent 600 blood products to Boston area hospitals in response...

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Molly Sowles Running Boston Marathon Playworks

April 13, 2018
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On April 16, Molly Sowles, 29, of Charlestown, will run in her first Boston Marathon. The former collegiate athlete and experienced marathon runner will lace up to support Playworks New England. Playworks New England, a regional branch of a national nonprofit, leverages the power of play to transform children’s social and emotional health. Through...

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