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Local Officials React to Rogue School Bus Strike

October 12, 2013
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Buses were rolling Wednesday morning but not before an unplanned and spontaneous strike by the union representing Boston Public School bus drivers left hundreds of students in Charlestown stranded at bus stops Tuesday morning forcing officers from the Boston Police District 1 station to shuttle kids to school. District 1’s command kept the midnight...

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Harvard Kent Students Build a Boat

October 3, 2013
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Harvard Kent Students Build a Boat

Six 5th grade students from Harvard-Kent Elementary in Charlestown launched their very own handmade boat into the water at Fan Pier Marina on Sept. 26th. The students had been working on their boat for 9 straight days and were finally able to enjoy the fruits of their labor. The event is the culmination of...

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Capt. Lee Leaving A-1 Police Dept.

October 3, 2013
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Capt. Lee Leaving A-1 Police Dept.

Captain Tom Lee is stepping down from his post with the Boston Police Department’s Area A-1 to take on the role of chief of police for Portsmouth, R.I. Lee, a more than 30-year veteran of Boston Police, succeeded Bernie O’Rourke as captain of Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and Downtown, in...

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Federal Shutdown Hitting Home

October 3, 2013
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Federal Shutdown Hitting Home

Until Democrats and Republicans in Congress get their acts together the government shutdown that began Tuesday will have a deep affect on tourism and education in Charlestown. As a result of the shutdown, tours of U.S.S. Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument and Freedom Trail have been suspended. These sites bring hundreds of tourists everyday...

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Everyone in the Water

October 3, 2013
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Everyone in the Water

Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass joined kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Boston for a swim class to increase awareness of water safety and the importance of learning how to swim. Through active participation in aquatics, Brandon will strive to inspire children to swim and teach them the importance of community, good...

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Honoring Judy Evers

September 26, 2013
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Honoring Judy Evers

On hand at the ceremony at the Boston Police Station on Vine Street hon­oring community activist Judy Evers were from left: Sen. Sal DiDomenico, Judy Evers, Councilor Sal LaMattina and Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty.

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Charlestown Voters Backed Lamattina and Connolly: In At-large Race Charlestown’s Jack Kelly Easily Carries Hometown

September 26, 2013
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Charlestown Voters Backed Lamattina and Connolly: In At-large Race Charlestown’s Jack Kelly Easily Carries Hometown

City Councilor Sal LaMattina easily cruised to the final election and will face Brian Gannon in the November 5 General Election. LaMattina received 2,627 votes in Charlestown and 6,756 voted in District 1, which includes Charlestown, the North End and East Boston In Charlestown the closest to LaMattina was Gannon with 4uu votes. John...

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ABCD Honors Lois Siegelman for Community Contributions

September 26, 2013
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On September 17, Lois Siegelman and 17 other outstanding volunteer’s contributions in their neighborhoods were celebrated at the annual ABCD Community Volunteer Celebration. The event was held at the Revere Hotel and was attended by the friends, family and colleagues of the awardees. At the event, Terry Kennedy, Executive Director of the John F....

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Blessing of the Animals on October 6

September 26, 2013
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The seventh annual blessing of the animals will be held on Sunday,  October 6, 2013 around the fountain in the Thompson Triangle at  9:30 a.m.   This ecumenical ceremony offers an opportunity for the  clergy and Charlestown’s residents to unite to reflect upon the positive impact animals have on our emotional, physical  and spiritual well...

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Lots of Fun

September 19, 2013
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Lots of Fun

Silly Willy amused children of all ages with his balloon twisting at Spaulding Boston’s Set Sail event that was held on September 8.

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