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Field of District 1 City Council Candidates Begins to Take Shape

April 22, 2017
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By John Lynds The announcement last week that longtime District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina would not seek reelection this fall has led to several potential candidates from Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End eyeing the open seat. Already, two candidates from Eastie, one from the North End and one candidate from Charlestown...

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Case ‘Not’ Closed:State Delegation Will ‘Adamantly’ Oppose State Plan to Close Charlestown Courthouse

April 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A new capital needs draft master plan produced and released last week by the state Trial Courts has, right off the bat, pegged the Charlestown District Court for possible closure, consolidating the courthouse’s operations in a move to the Edward Brooke Courthouse near North Station. “I am going to come out...

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City Budget Capital Plan Focuses On Transportation, Edwards Middle School

April 22, 2017
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Within Mayor Martin Walsh’s $2.08 billion Capital plan, filed late last week, there are several measures that include funding proposals for Charlestown, including a renovation of the Edwards Middle School playground. Funding in the Capital Plan, however, does not mean money is dedicated in the current proposed budget, unless otherwise mentioned, but rather that...

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CHS to Feature Huge Talent and Fashion Competition

April 22, 2017
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Charlestown High School (CHS) will host its annual talent and fashion show on April 27, from 5-8 p.m. at the school auditorium, with three prizes awarded in both the talent and fashion competition. All proceeds will benefit the new CHS Choral Music Department. “It has been an absolute privilege to have the opportunity to...

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Cambridge College Settles into Hood Park, Out of Cambridge, During First Academic Year in Charlestown

April 22, 2017
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About one year ago, the Cambridge College Board of Trustees announced a plan to consolidate their two campuses in Cambridge into a new, integrated facility in 2017, at the Hood Park. Located at the historic Hood Park, the new 85,000 square foot location offers the opportunity to create a unified campus in a state...

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Charlestown’s Duane A Volunteer to be Noted During Volunteer Month

April 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel From her home on Winthrop Street, Michelle Duane has made a life out of volunteering for numerous organizations, and now she is being hailed by Rosie’s Place – a women’s homeless shelter in the South End – as an ambassador volunteer for the organization. After retiring four years ago from her...

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Marathon Daffodils Bring Big,Yellow Boston Strong Message to Racecourse

April 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel and Joe Prezioso For the fourth year, Marathon Daffodils delivered and displayed thousands of daffodils in businesses along Boylston Street, Boston’s busy Marathon Finish Line area for the 2016 BAA Boston Marathon, as well as Back Bay Streets, and Charles Street in Beacon Hill. Marathon Daffodil founder Diane Valle of Charlestown,...

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City Golf Courses Now Open for 2017 Season

April 22, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the City of Boston’s two municipal golf courses – the William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park in Dorchester and the George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park – are now open for the 2017 season. The City of Boston is excited to offer a new...

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Medical Services Available for All at EBNHC

April 22, 2017
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By Manuel A. Lopes It is very important for all in this community to know they should not be afraid to seek medical services at EBNHC. Since we opened our doors in 1970, our mission has been to provide easily accessible, affordable, high-quality care, for ALL who live and work in our surrounding communities,...

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Grand Marshal is Ready to Make Bunker Hill Day Parade Great Again

April 14, 2017
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Grand Marshal is Ready to Make Bunker Hill Day Parade Great Again

By Seth Daniel When Robert Beckwith grew up on Polk Street in the Bunker Hill Development, Bunker Hill Day and the Parade – always held religiously in those days on June 17 – were the focal point of most of the year. It was what turned the wheels of the Town from February to...

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