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Suffolk County DA Conley Announces His Candidacy for Mayor of Boston

April 5, 2013
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Suffolk County DA Conley Announces  His Candidacy for Mayor of Boston

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley announced he will run for Mayor of Boston at a press conference yesterday. “Boston is a great city, and with the right leadership and vision, its best days are still ahead,” said Conley. “So today I am officially declaring that I am a candidate for Mayor of Boston.”...

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Whole Foods Rep Shows Plan for New Market Here

April 5, 2013
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Whole Foods Market representative, Kim Hall, described her visions for the new supermarket in Charlestown during the April 2 Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) meeting at the Knights of Columbus. It includes fresh produce and seafood sections, serviced meats, a prepared foods department, an area of assorted cheeses from around the world, and a small...

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AGC to Hold Annual Exhibit April 12-14 at StoveFactory

April 5, 2013
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The Artists’ Group of Charlestown, AGC, will hold their 9th Annual Spring Art Exhibition on April 12-14 at StoveFactory Studios, 523 Medford Street in Charlestown.  The event is co-sponsored by the Charlestown Preservation Society.  This year, The AGC will add its popular Open Studios on Saturday and Sunday, featuring StoveFactory artists and additional invited...

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Annual Tommy Bryson Tournament Another Success

March 28, 2013
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Annual Tommy Bryson Tournament Another Success

For over two decades at the Charlestown Rink on any given Sunday at noon during the hockey season, there is a fraternity of former Charlestown youth hockey players huffing and puffing up and down the ice, reliving their youth for that one special hour each week. This fraternity of players known as the “Alumni”...

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Seminar on Charlestown Prison to Be Presented on April 16

March 28, 2013
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Seminar on Charlestown Prison  to Be Presented on April 16

Learn About the Charlestown Prison (1805-1955) on Tuesday April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Battle of Bunker Hill Museum. Exactly where was the prison? Why was Charlestown selected as the site? Who were the famous occupants of the prison? After the prison was closed in 1878, why was it reopened in 1884? Could...

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City Street Cleaning to Start Next Week

March 28, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino reminded residents that Boston’s Daytime Neighborhood Street Cleaning Program will officially kick-off for the season on April 1.  This year, the Neighborhood Street Cleaning Program has updated street sweeping days in many neighborhoods to better align the sweeping schedule with trash and recycling days in an effort to boost the...

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Downtown School is a Step Closer to Reality: Site Selected by Menino is at 585 Commercial Street in the North End

March 22, 2013
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Downtown School is a Step Closer to Reality: Site Selected by Menino is at 585 Commercial Street in the North End

Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced Friday the City of Boston’s intentions to acquire 585 Commercial St. as a site to be used for a new downtown school, expected to open in September of 2016. Design for the new downtown school will begin in the fall of 2013, with construction expected to begin in June...

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Charlestown’s Carrie Sunde Was Crowned Miss Cambridge

March 22, 2013
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Charlestown’s Carrie Sunde Was Crowned Miss Cambridge

Charlestown resident Carrie Sunde was crowned Miss Cambridge 2013 during the Miss Boston and Cambridge pageant at the Park Plaza in Boston. Sunde recently moved back to Charlestown to live with her dad and said she was excited to represent the neighborhood she calls home. Sunde, a 2010 graduate of North Quincy High School,...

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Downtown Schools Coalition Reacts to the Announcement

March 22, 2013
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Like so many parents, we’re incredibly enthusiastic about the new school announced by Mayor Menino and Councilor Ross on Friday.  Just as the Mayor has been, we’ve been searching for sites for public schools.  In our neighborhoods, it’s very difficult to find any site that is available and works well for a school.  Finding...

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BSC to Adopt New System for Assigning Students to Schools in Grades K-8

March 22, 2013
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Last Thursday, the Boston School Committee (BSC) voted to adopt the External Advisory Committee (EAC) on School Choice’s recommendation for a new system for assigning students to schools in grades K-8 in Boston. The BSC voted to approve the Home-Based A option for schools in the city. The EAC voted to adopt the same...

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