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O’Leary Ends Distingusihed, 43-Year Career in Court System

November 3, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Robert O’Leary of Charlestown, retired first assistant clerk magistrate of Chelsea District Court, was honored at a celebration at the Knights of Columbus in Charlestown. The room was filled with tremendous love and respect for a man who served with distinction in the Massachusetts court system for 43 years. Professional court...

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Russell Street couple to premiere on HGTV renovation show Saturday

November 3, 2017
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Russell Street couple to premiere on HGTV renovation show Saturday

There’s nothing like a complete home renovation in Charlestown’s historic housing stock to drive one out of their mind. Such intensity usually happens behind closed doors, but for one Charlestown couple, the ups and downs of totally renovating their Russell Street home will be available for the world  to view this coming Saturday night, Nov. 4, on...

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Historical Society Hopes to Restore Iconic Paintinings

November 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Since the 1990s, various historians and those who celebrate Charlestown’s past had their sights set on getting the three iconic American history paintings restored and moved of the Charlestown District Courthouse to a museum – and no voice was greater on that than the late Carl Zellner. That battle has raged...

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Passacantilli:On Tuesday I humbly Ask for Your Vote

November 3, 2017
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Election Day is less than one week away.  These past seven months have been exciting, exhausting, and inspiring.  I grew up in Boston, in District 1, and to this day, I live in the same building where I grew up.  To have earned the friendship and support of so many of my neighbors across...

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USS Constitution

October 27, 2017
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USS Constitution

In the top photo, AM3 Sailor Amaury Gollier climbs the riggings of Old Ironsides with the towering Boston skyline in the background last Friday, Oct. 20, as the ship celebrated its 220th birthday with an excursion to Castle Island and back. In the bottom photo, Hundreds of sailors, officers and honored guests were included...

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Cambridge College Looks to Build on History in Charlestown Location

October 27, 2017
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Cambridge College Looks to Build on History in Charlestown Location

By Seth Daniel For 100 years, Cambridge College built an amazing foundation of educating adults – many of them being adults who were balancing work and family life with their continuing education – on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge and now they are embarking on the next chapter of their history in a consolidated, modern...

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The Wizard of Charlestown

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After many years of leading the Halloween Parade at the Monument and reciting the Wizard’s Poem for excited Charlestown trick-or-treaters, Bruce Garr has passed his wand and robe over to longtime resident Jim Duane to be the new leaders of the Town’s most magical celebration. The fun kicks off at the...

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Campaign

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel What many thought was an endorsement by Mayor Martin Walsh of District 1 Candidate Stephen Passacantilli turned out to be approved literature – literature that looked very much like an endorsement, but apparently was not. Many residents have been paying very close attention to the District 1 race over the last...

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Flaherty seeks Hearing on Antenna

October 27, 2017
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Boston City Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty has called for a public hearing to discuss the siting and impacts of telecommunications-based infrastructure upgrades that are taking place across the city of Boston. The hearing comes in response to concerns raised by constituents, from various neighborhoods, regarding the lack of awareness of the implementation of these...

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Walsh Cuts Ribbon to Officially Open Interprofessional Education Health Care Center at Navy Yard Site

October 27, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions officially opened its innovative IMPACT Practice Center on Thursday, October 19, at the graduate school’s Charlestown Navy Yard campus, with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh cutting the ceremonial ribbon. An overflow crowd of community leaders, donors, students, faculty, and staff were on hand to witness the opening of the Center....

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