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CNC Elections Scheduled for Nov. 17

November 8, 2012
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Eight candidates have submitted nomination papers for the seven At-Large Charlestown Neighborhood Council seats. The candidates are: Barbara Babin Peg Bradley Paul Clausen Tom Cunha Ed Grace Amanda Reinfeld Mark Rosenshein Erin Sullivan The At-Large CNC Election will take place on Saturday November 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Knights of...

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Whole Foods to Take over Johnny’s Foodmaster Site

November 1, 2012
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Whole Foods to Take over Johnny’s Foodmaster Site

Charlestown residents have mixed reactions following last week’s announcement that Johnny’s Foodmaster will close at the end of November after signing an agreement with Whole Foods to take over the lease at the Charlestown store and five other Foodmaster locations. The upscale grocery chain spokesperson said the Charlestown Foodmaster along with the five other...

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MGH Institute Holds Successful Gala

November 1, 2012
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The MGH Institute of Health Professions that is located in Charlestown in the Navy Yard  for the past decade celebrated its 35th anniversary in grand fashion at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel on October 25. With more than 300 people in attendance, over $377,000 was raised for the Institute. Proceeds from the event fund...

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LaMattina Holds Hearing on Cutting Down on Noise

November 1, 2012
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Loud parties by irresponsible tenants living in buildings owned by irresponsible landlords has been a quality of life issue here for quite some time now. Last Thursday, Charlestown City Councilor Sal LaMattina held a hearing at City Hall regarding his new nuisance control ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is to address the harm...

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Halloween Parade is Wednesday

November 1, 2012
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Halloween Parade is Wednesday

Charlestown residents will not be left out of the party as all hallows’ evening is fast approaching. And one of the most fun events as the pictures below and to the right  show is The Charlestown Mothers’ Association Annual Children’s Costume Parade.  This event will be held  on Wednesday, October 31 starting at 5:30...

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Debbie Hughes Honored as ABCD Community Hero

November 1, 2012
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Debbie Hughes Honored as ABCD Community Hero

A Charlestown resident was recently honored as a community hero by the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD). at the Omni Parker last month. Hughes has been a teacher at the John F. Kennedy Family Service Center for over 30 years. In addition to her work as a teacher, Hughes began Special Townies, an organization...

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BRA Approves Contract for Navy Yard Fountain

November 1, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the contract with Weston and Sampson, an engineering firm based in Peabody, to begin the process of adding a water recreational use to the Charlestown Navy Yard. Over the summer the BRA put out a Request for Proposal (RFP) to identify and construct a water recreation area at...

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Parents, BPS Officials Discuss School Choice at Local Forum

October 18, 2012
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Parents, BPS Officials Discuss School Choice at Local Forum

The last local community meeting on the proposed changes to the school busing plan was held at Charlestown High School on Saturday morning.  More than 60 parents, elected government officials, and Boston Public School (BPS) officials attended the meeting at which the various options for school busing were presented, as well as the goal...

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Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition Gets $625,000 Grant for Youth Programs

October 18, 2012
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Substance abuse will hopefully take a major hit as a result of the good work that will flow from a five-year $625,000 grant for substance abuse prevention programs targeting youths that has been awarded to the Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition. The CSAC Coalition is best-known in Charlestown as advocates using existing resources to organize...

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Parents Hear Talk on Raising Today’s Teenager

October 18, 2012
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Raising a teenager to make the right choices has always been difficult, but today it seems even more so with the internet, drugs and more temptations that are readily available. However, all these modern obstacles can be overcome to help your teen make the right decisions was the message that more than 150 parents...

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