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Gorman Scholarship Winners Announced

September 19, 2013
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The Mark & Michelle Gorman Scholarship committee is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s scholarships.  The committee gave out $4500 in scholarships to eligible Charlestown students for the 2013 – 2014 school year.  Winners were chosen in a lottery on September 7. College Scholarship Winners:  Matthew Johnson – Merrimack College Kayla DeRosa...

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Training Field Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 26

September 19, 2013
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The Training Field/Winthrop Square Cultural Landscape Plan community meeting will be held on Thursday, September 26, at 6:30 PM in the American Legion Hall, 23 Adams St. The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services in cooperation with the Friends of the Training Field and the Charlestown Preservation Society,...

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Charlestown Armory Redevelopment Meeting Set for September 26 at Schraffts Cafeteria

September 19, 2013
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The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a meeting on September 26th at 7 pm at the Schrafft’s Center Dining Hall at 525 Main Street. The Department of Neighborhood Development will be announcing their recommended developer for tentative designation for redevelopment of the Armory project and the CNC Development Committee will be outlining the...

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Chamber Night out Set for September 24

September 19, 2013
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Chamber Night Out! Join the Chamber for our monthly night out on Tuesday September 24th from 6-8pm. The event will be hosted by Olivia Browning at 20 City Square in Charlestown. They will be serving complimentary appetizers and beverages. If you would like to join the Charlestown Chamber, please contact us at CharlestownMAChamber@gmail.com. If...

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Peter Looney Scholars

September 12, 2013
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Peter Looney Scholars

The Peter Looney Scholarships were recently awarded to local residents Conal Lynch and Patrick Kelly. In the top photo are shown awarding the scholarship from left Sgt Tom Lema, Leo Breen, Judy Evers, Billy Boyle, Conal Lynch, Shannon Lundin, Danielle Fitzgerald and Sean Getchell. In the photo to the right Billy Boyle awards the...

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‘Townie Love’ Lives in Wake of Jones’ Murder

September 12, 2013
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‘Townie Love’ Lives in Wake of Jones’ Murder

Hollywood or any other outside critic may say what they want about the culture in Charlestown, but for those on the inside who need support – such as Susan Rawlinson, the mother of murdered young man Stephen Jones – the neighborhood is a pillar of love and strength. Facing the accused murderer of her...

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Boston Officials Give Up Claim as Host Community Status to Wynn’s Project

September 12, 2013
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Following a Massachusetts Gaming Commission hearing last Wednesday, at which the city of Boston was directed by the Gaming Commission to “work out” its issues with Steve Wynn’s casino proposal for Everett, or face the likelihood that the Gaming Commission would rule in Wynn’s favor, the city of Boston announced on Friday that it...

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Educational Survey Shows Mayoral Candidates Similarities, Differences

September 12, 2013
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Like most issues in this crowded mayoral race, seven candidates who responded to a survey on educational priorities conducted last month by the nonprofit Downtown Schools for Boston share the same basic position on education: All school-age children must have equal access to quality schools and the new school Superintendent must make that happen....

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Laceys Present Backpacks to Harvest on the Vine

September 5, 2013
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Laceys Present Backpacks to Harvest on the Vine

Joey and Charlotte Lacey presented Tom MacDonald, Director of Charlestown’s Harvest on the Vine, along with team members Judy Burton and Mary Walsh over 30 backpacks filled with school supplies to be distributed to children in need in Charlestown. This is the fifth year of the Jenny’s backpack program.  “We want all children to...

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MGC: “Settle This Dispute” to Boston and Wynn Officials

September 5, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is giving the proponents of the Wynn Everett Casino proposal and the City of Boston until the end of the week to resolve an ongoing dispute over whether or not Boston should be considered a host community. Former Mass Governor William Weld, testifying on behalf of Wynn at a...

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