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Local Students Achieve Academic Honors

September 8, 2018
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WILLIAMSON ON DEAN’S LIST Mark Williamson, of Charlestown, was named to the 2018 Dean’s List at Union College. Williamson is a member of the Class of 2021, majoring in economics. Comprised annually, the Union College Dean’s List honors students who have a grade point average of 3.5 for the entire academic year and meet...

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Hood Park to Begin Meetings Again on Its Development Plans

September 8, 2018
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Shortly after being called to submit further, detailed steps in the state environmental regulation process, the Hood Park developers will begin a new round of community planning meetings for its campus on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Last month, Executive Office of Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton issued a letter calling for a mandatory filing of...

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Charlestown Sees 22-Percent Drop in Part One Crime from Last Year

September 8, 2018
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As the summer of 2018 was drawing to a close, Charlestown was experiencing a 22-precent drop in violent and property crime from last year. According to Boston Police, 208 incidents of Part One crime were reported between Jan. 1 and Aug. 19 in Area A-15, compared with 267 during the same timeframe the previous...

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Walsh Says He Would Help Locked Out National Grid Workers If Asked

September 8, 2018
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State legislators and Mayor Martin Walsh said this week they would help National Grid gas workers in their 11-week lockout battle if asked by the workers to assist in any way. The lockout of two United Steelworkers unions in the gas line division of National Grid has gone on for 11 weeks, and all...

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St John’s Sidewalk Sale to Be Held on September 15

September 8, 2018
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St. John’s Episcopal Church at 27 Devens St. in Charlestown will conduct their sidewalk sale on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be on the sidewalks in the church yard and in case of inclement weather, the sale will be moved inside the parish house, which is attached...

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Ward 2 Democratic Committee

September 3, 2018
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Ward 2 Democratic Committee

Massachusetts State Rep. Dan Ryan (5th from left) with the Ward 2 Democratic Committee: Alexis Finneran, Rory Cuddyer, Chris Remmes, Kate Kelly, Toby Goldstein, Laura Dziorny, and Missy Sikorski. The Ward 2 Dems gathered on Tuesday night, Aug. 28, in a pre-election information session to meet and greet the candidates for District Attorney. All...

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School Backpacks

September 3, 2018
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School Backpacks

A little girl receives one of more than 300 free backpacks presented to children by the Charlestown Residents Alliance – courtesy of the CRA and several generous donors – during last Saturday’s (Aug. 25) first-ever Family Day at Barry Field a/k/a/ The Oilies.

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Sullivan Sq has a New Neighbor

September 3, 2018
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Sullivan Square has another new neighbor, and developer Gray MacLetchie is proposing to merge old warehouse with modern apartment building to bring together the western corner of the circle. MacLetchie held his first official Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) meeting on Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Schrafft’s Café to discuss the plans and...

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After Months of Campaigning, Suffolk DA, Congressional Races Move to the Voters

September 3, 2018
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There have been numerous debates, several rallies, and endless discussions about the upcoming Primary Election – particularly on the Democratic side – but this coming Tuesday, Sept. 4, the talk ends and the voting begins. Perhaps the most prominent and far-reaching race on the Democratic ballot is between the five district attorney candidates. For...

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Duffy Building Site Has Plans for Traditional Row Houses, Modern Apartment Building

September 3, 2018
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The soon-to-be new owners of the large Duffy building site on Main Street and Rutherford Avenue hope to have plans in place to knit together the new and old Charlestown within their new development – and will also under any circumstance make room for a new EMS ambulance facility. Ed Champy, principal of Waypoint...

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