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LaMattina Seeks New Sources of Revenue to Help Maintain and Improve Local Parks

May 9, 2013
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Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina is calling for a hearing to find ways to link private development dollars with improving the city’s dynamic public park system. With Boston’s 2,200 acre park system woefully under funded, LaMattina said there could be an opportunity to create a mitigation package similar to what Mayor Thomas Menino issued...

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Play Ball

May 2, 2013
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Play Ball

Opening Day ceremony for Charlestown Little League was held on Saturday. Hundreds of local ball players took part in the parade that went up and over Bunker Hill Street before ending up at Ryan Field.

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Literary Lights

May 2, 2013
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Literary Lights

Charlestown resident and Boston Public Library board chairman Jeff Rudman joins “Literary Lights” dinner chair Sandra Ourusoff Massey, left, and the Associates of the Boston Public Library board chair Vivian Spiro. The event was held on April April 14 and raised over $300,000 for the preservation of books, manuscripts and works of art that...

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Local Voters Back Lynch, Gomez in Senate Primary

May 2, 2013
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Congressman Ed Markey will face off against political newcomer Gabriel Gomez in the general election for U.S. Senate in June despite losing in Charlestown to Congressman Stephen Lynch. Statewide Markey resoundingly defeated Democratic challenger  Lynch winning 57% of the vote to Lynch’s 43%. In Boston Markey received 31,795 votes, or 52%, to Lynch’s 28,625...

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Phipps St.Burying Ground Clean-up Scheduled May 4

May 2, 2013
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Clean-Up Day at Historic Phipps Street Burying Ground will be held this Saturday on May 4 at 10:00 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Charlestown Preservation Society. The Phipps Street Burying Ground is one of seven of Boston’s 17th Century cemeteries and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Founded in...

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Eddinger Named President at Bunker Hill Community College

May 2, 2013
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Dr. Pam Y. Eddinger has been named President of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) following a six-month search. President of Moorpark College in California since 2008, Eddinger is a former vice president of MassBay Community College in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. Eddinger assumes the presidency on July 1, 2013, as Mary L. Fifield retires after...

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Deadline to Visit Site for Food and Beverage Business on May 2

May 2, 2013
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The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus to advertise a food and beverage business opportunity at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston National Historical Park. It is expected that the new contract will be effective in January 2014 and will end on December 31, 2023. The concession is located in historic Building...

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Kelly Recounts Nervous Moments in Marathon Run

April 25, 2013
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Kelly Recounts Nervous Moments in Marathon Run

Nursing a leg injury and 5-miles out from finishing his first Boston Marathon, Charlestown’s Jack Kelly was stopped in his tracks. “I started to embark on a downward stretch. I would later come to learn, that this stretch was Boston College and was another infamous part of the race where you eventually filter into...

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Avalon Crossfit Fundraiser for One Fund Boston on Friday

April 25, 2013
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Avalon Crossfit Fundraiser for One Fund Boston on Friday

Avalon CrossFit, located in Charlestown, is hosting Hero WOD Friday, this Friday, April 26. WOD, in CrossFit lingo stands for workout of the day. These Hero workouts, named after people who have sacrificed their lives for others have become worldwide tributes and are done by CrossFitters all over the world. Avalon is donating proceeds from...

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Co-directors Celebrate 20 Years of Leadership at CWT

April 25, 2013
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In 1993, two intrepid Charlestown Working Theater alumnae became Co-Directors of the place where they first honed their acting skills.  Professional actors and lifelong Charlestown residents Jennifer and Kristin Johnson, along with Jennifer’s husband, John Peitso, a graduate of Boston University’s Theater Study program and a composer and multi-instrumentalist, took stewardship of the Charlestown...

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