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Voters to go to Polls on Tuesday

October 29, 2015
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Charlestown residents will head to the polls on Tuesday, November 3 in what city officials are saying will be a quite election. With no Mayoral race this year, only five candidates vying for one of the four At-Large seats and Charlestown’s incumbent City Councilor running unopposed voter turnout here is expected to be light...

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Daughters of Isabella #1 “100 Prizes Plus” Drawing

October 22, 2015
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Daughters of Isabella #1 “100 Prizes Plus” Drawing

Bob Collier and Lyn Addison, friends since childhood and lifelong residents of Charlestown, were on hand to try to win some prizes during the annual Daughters of Isabella #1 “100 Prizes Plus” drawing on Monday evening.

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Halloween March Celebrates 30 years Around the Monument

October 22, 2015
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By Seth Daniel Some 30 years ago Charlestown was a far different place than it is today, and Halloween in Charlestown was a far different event than the community-driven, family-friendly celebration that it is today. Not to say there was anything particularly sinister about Halloween in those days, but there was no organized effort...

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Election Set for Open Seats on the CNC

October 22, 2015
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is conducting the election for its 7 Precinct seats on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street, Charlestown. Nomination papers are currently available at the Charlestown Public Library, electronically from the CNC website or election chair, BarbaraBabin@comcast.net. Candidates for these seats must be residents of Charlestown,...

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Charlestown Democrats Endorse 3 Council Candidates

October 22, 2015
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At a meeting of the Charlestown Democratic Ward Committee on October 6th, committee members endorsed three candidates for At-Large City Council seats: current Councilors Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu along with challenger Annissa Essaibi-George. These three candidates—along with incumbent Councilors Stephen Murphy and Michael Flaherty—will compete for four At-Large Council seats in the municipal...

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Health Commission Study Shows Migration of Local Young Children

October 22, 2015
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By Seth Daniel It’s no secret that many couples and families start out in Charlestown – enjoying the parks, close proximity to downtown and the tight-knit community – and then leave once children come along, and a new study by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) this month puts that trend into numbers and...

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Michael Flaherty Looks to Schools, Development as Key Issues for Boston

October 22, 2015
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By Seth Daniel When Councilor Michael Flaherty walks the streets of Boston’s neighborhoods, whether Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Eastie or Jamaica Plain, he said he often encounters folks he’s known for years. It goes with having grown up in South Boston and worked in Boston all his adult life. Perhaps he coached their kids in...

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Healey Endorses Essaibi-George

October 22, 2015
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With no Mayoral election this year and most incumbent city councilors running unopposed in November’s upcoming election is a perfect situation for a candidate Annissa Essaibi-George. Essaibi-George, who is running for one of the four At-Large Council seats, just missed last time around when she finished fifth two years ago in a field of...

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Charlestown Native David Flanagan to be Honored at ABCD Community Heroes Celebration November 6

October 22, 2015
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Action for Boston Community Development rolls out the festivities on November 6 in a gala celebration of 18 outstanding neighborhood volunteers who selflessly give back to their communities, as well as private sector members whose steadfast support makes all the difference for low-income families and neighborhoods. Fifty years ago, ABCD Honoree David Flanagan’s family...

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Celebrating 100th Anniversary

October 16, 2015
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Celebrating 100th Anniversary

Employees of the Boston Credit Union helping out at the 100th anniversary celebration at City Hall Plaza last Tuesday were (Left to right) Colleen Lyndon, Cheryl Donahue, Annie McCarey, Leila Ruiz, Keri Baszkiewicz, and Kristen Dolan.

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