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Two Strong Charlestown Candidates Drop Out of City Council Race

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel More than a few people believed that the time for a Charlestown city councilor might come in this year’s race when Councilor Sal LaMattina announced he wasn’t running for re-election last month, but this week two strong candidates vying to be that Charlestown candidate, and go up against candidates from Eastie...

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Charlestown High Corner: Lots to Offer at One of the Few Open Enrollment High Schools

May 5, 2017
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By Adam Calus One of the few open-enrollment high schools remaining in the district, Charlestown High School serves 925 students from across the city of Boston, with about 120 students who live in the Charlestown neighborhood. Under the leadership of Principal William Thomas, the school has come a long way in the last five...

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Boston Foundation to Match Donations to Harvest on Vine

May 5, 2017
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Did you know that 17 percent of Charlestown’s 7,931 households, or 1,355 homes, experience food insecurity? Half of these household have children under 18. One out of four Charlestown children depends on your generosity. (Data collected from U.S. Census Bureau, Feeding America, Department of Health and Human Services) Harvest on Vine was established in...

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Local Children Get Out on the Water Thanks to Efforts of Save the Harbor

May 5, 2017
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A group of kids and families from The Charlestown Residents Alliance were among the more than 650 people who joined Save the Harbor/Save the Bay on Mass Bay Lines MV Freedom for 3 free Marine Mammal Safaris on Boston Harbor on Saturday, April 22. Participants came from across the city, around the region and...

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One Charlestown Process Gets Underway with IAG Meeting, Old Proposal is Out

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Project managers from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) told a meeting of the One Charlestown Impact Advisory Group (IAG) on Thursday evening, April 27, that the original proposal presented to the community by Corcoran/Suncal last fall has been ruled out, and the developers were told to formulate a different...

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Dinsmore Receives Preservation Award to Kick Off City’s Preservation Month

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It was a patient exercise for the former medical professional, but one by one over the last two years Charlestown’s Rob Dinsmore was able to compile a digital record of the oldest and most historic homes in the Town. At a gala event in Boston at the Old Station House, an...

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Mayor’s Cup Tourney

April 29, 2017
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Mayor’s Cup Tourney

The Charlestown Mites won the Mayor’s Cup championship on Thursday, April 20, at the McGonagle Rink in Ryan Playground, with Mayor Martin Walsh congratulating the boys on their victory. Here, Owen McHale pushed the ball down the rink for another score. McHale scored three goals in the 9-2 win over Dorchester. The team went...

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Sail Boston to Land in Charlestown, Thousands Expected on June 17 to View Parade of Sail

April 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Charlestown’s Navy Yard will be one of the key landing points for Sail Boston 2017 this coming June, and is expected to be a prime viewing location for many thousands of people expected to come during the June 17 Parade of Sail – where some 52 sailing ships, some as long...

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Sail Boston vs Bunker Hill Day: Sacred Ceremonies Moved Back to Avoid Impacts

April 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There are thousands of reasons to love the idea of Sail Boston if one lives in Charlestown. But there’s one reason to have some concerns. The date, June 17. While the Bunker Hill Parade Day will be a week earlier, on Sunday, June 11, the official National Park Service and Bunker...

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Remembering the Hotel Vendome:Teamsters Donate $60,000 to St Francis

April 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Father Dan Mahoney of St. Francis DeSales Church was a young priest in Charlestown, still then the chaplain of the Boston Fire Department, he had one of the hardest days of his life – June 17, 1972. On that day, he said, the Hotel Vendome in the Back Bay caught...

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