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Five Vie for Coveted Title ‘Mayor of Charlestown”

April 28, 2014
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Five Vie for Coveted Title ‘Mayor of Charlestown”

In the next few weeks, campaigning will be heavy as five candidates vie to be the one called ‘Mayor of Charlestown.’  In this week’s newspaper on page 6, Patty Kelley has written profiles of the candidates. But for those Townies who seem to never forget a good political race, we reprint the 1988 race...

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Will a Future Marathon Winner Have Charlestown Roots?

April 28, 2014
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Will a Future Marathon Winner Have Charlestown Roots?

Charlestown roots run deep. Family roots even deeper. That’s why “Townie Pride” waves supreme in honor to a son and grandson of one of the town’s well known families, the McGonagles of Elm Street. Ten year old James Donahue of Reading, son of Andy and Marie McGonagle Donahue and grandson of Marie and Charlie...

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Charlestown Is a Big Winner In Mayor Walsh’s City Budget

April 28, 2014
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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh unveiled his $2.7 billion fiscal year 2015 budget to the City Council . In it is Walsh and the city’s five year $1.9 billion capital plan, “Building a Better Boston,” that the Walsh administration has dubbed an investment program for the City’s future and has several earmarks for Charlestown. The...

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Capturing the Spirit: Commemorative Boston Strong Painting at Spaulding

April 17, 2014
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Capturing the Spirit: Commemorative Boston Strong Painting at Spaulding

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital hosted a dedication reception on Thursday, April 3 at the hospital’s flagship location in Charlestown, where 32 of the Boston Marathon bombing survivors went for rehabilitative care and many still come for outpatient care and support.  Survivors, first responders, families, clinicians, corporate leaders and local celebrities such as former New England...

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Organic Material Processing Facility Does Not Need EIP

April 17, 2014
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The state’s environmental secretary has determined the proposed Charlestown Maritime Center project does not require the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIP) for an organic material processing and transportation facility at the site. According to the Charlestown Maritime Center proposal at 200 Terminal St. the plant would ‘produce a clean feedstock material for...

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Four Candidates Running for “Mayor of Charlestown”

April 17, 2014
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Four candidates have submitted nomination papers and are currently out soliciting votes for the prestigious office of “Mayor of Charlestown.” This race, sponsored by the Townie Association, and organized by the Mayor of Charlestown Committee, allows the candidates to “buy” votes, with each vote granting the buyer a chance to win a grand prize...

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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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