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Roller Hockey Wonderland Starts Sat

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Festivities will get underway on Friday night as Kitchen Kup roller hockey tournament founder Joe Brennan will muster up the troops for the annual blind draw of team pairings for the tournament. The Kitchen Kup has become an exciting summer tradition for Charlestown residents and hockey enthusiasts as well. Many mark...

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Always Here Health Care Finds Inviting New Home on Church Court

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The commute couldn’t get easier for Brooke Martindale and her husband, Terry, who work and live in Charlestown, operating Always Here Home Care from a new location on Church Court – just a few blocks from where they make their home. Martindale started the business in 2009 after watching her grandmother...

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Legislature Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

August 5, 2017
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Last week, the Massachusetts Legislature passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which guarantees reasonable accommodations and safety measures for pregnant workers. Senator Sal DiDomenico and Representative Joseph McGonagle both voted in support of this legislation that makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against, refuse to employ, or terminate an individual due to...

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Jack Kelly Takes Part in Boston Triathlon

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As the morning sun beat down on Carson Beach in South Boston last Sunday, Charlestown’s Jack Kelly stood on the beach with hundreds of other participants getting amped up to begin the first leg – the swimming portion – of the Boston Triathlon, he had a panic moment. Being more of...

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Charlestown Coalition Launches New Web Site

August 5, 2017
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When Turn It Around youth group member Wellington Melo was growing up in Charlestown, he said he was often found selling drugs in the community and getting further and further involved in the court system. Having a sense of hopelessness, he said it didn’t bother him because he only cared about getting money. After...

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Passacantilli Earns Major Labor Endorsements

August 5, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina has been endorsed by prominent local labor unions in his campaign for Boston City Council.  At a rally on Saturday, Passacantilli announced endorsements from UNITE HERE! Local 26, Painters and Allied Trades DC 35, Boston...

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USS Constitution Afloat Once More

July 28, 2017
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USS Constitution Afloat Once More

By Seth Daniel It’s not often that the Navy Yard is filled with hundreds of excited spectators at 10 p.m. on a cool Sunday night. But when history is unfolding before their very eyes, it can become a motivation for just such a special trip. Hundreds of Charlestown residents and visitors to the Town...

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Climate Ready Boston Brings Show, Project to Charlestown

July 28, 2017
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Climate Ready Boston Brings Show, Project to Charlestown

By Seth Daniel As the study wraps up for looking at sea-level rise in Charlestown, city officials and consultants working on Climate Ready Boston took an interesting show and open house to the Schrafft’s Center last Thursday night. The loose format allowed residents to circulate through the room to various stations – learning about...

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Engine 50 Moves to Sullivan Square

July 28, 2017
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Engine 50 Moves to Sullivan Square

By Seth Daniel On Monday morning, Engine 50 pulled out of its historic station on the Training Field and closed its doors for the last time in a long time. There was no fight this time over the closure, nor were there protests to keep the “People’s Fire Station” intact. That’s because it was...

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Institute of Health Professions Receives Honors

July 28, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions in Charlestown is the only school in the City of Boston named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Honor Roll in the prestigious education magazine’s 2017 “Great Colleges to Work For” survey. The MGH Institute is one of just 42 colleges in the United States listed on the survey’s highest category...

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