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Federal Cuts Would Adversely Impact Local Families

August 15, 2013
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U.S. House Republicans are proposing to cut a crucial program that helps hundreds of families in Charlestown buy food and fend off hunger throughout the year. Republicans are drafting a farm bill to cut $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In Charlestown the SNAP program supports low-income families and allows them...

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Self Defense Techniques to Be Shown

August 15, 2013
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Charlestown Public Safety Meeting will meet on Tuesday, August 20, at 6:30 p.m., in the Community Room at District A-15, Charlestown Sgt. Gary Eblan will speak for one hour on self defense techniques. Sgt. Eblan will offer valuable survival tools that can be used for everyday life.

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Mayoral Candidate Forum on Small Business

August 15, 2013
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Small businesses form the backbone of each unique neighborhood of Boston, investing in the City through taxes, local purchasing and local hiring.  In addition, small businesses add vitality to the neighborhoods by attracting customers, beautifying their storefronts and improving the public safety and well-being of residents. The My Main Street, My Boston Coalition, representing...

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Whole Foods Opens Store

August 8, 2013
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Whole Foods Opens Store

City Councilor Sal LaMattina (right) and Tom Cunha (behind LaMattina) Chairman of the Charlestown Neighborhood Association helps Whole Foods officials break the bread to officially open the new store in the Bunker Hill Mall Charlestown.

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Health Center Eyed at Bunker Hill Development

August 8, 2013
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North End Waterfront Health (NEW Health), a federally funded health center and MGH affiliate, is seeking to open a satellite practice in the Bunker Hill Housing Development that will provide primary care, dental, and vision services. NEW Health is hoping to open the Teammates Center at 13 Tufts St. this winter. The facility’s name...

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Massport Helps Support Youth Summer Job Fund

August 8, 2013
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Massport has contributed $31,000 to support summer job programs in Charlestown. The money is part of $450,000 in funds for summer employment for more than 300 students as part of Massport’s Community Summer Jobs Program. The money will give 20 Charlestown students summer employment at places like the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club; Charlestown...

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Rental Property Registration Deadline is August 31

August 8, 2013
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Last week the city’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) announced it is pushing back the deadline for Charlestown landlords to register their rental properties. Under the city’s Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance, landlords had until August 1 to register their properties but that deadline has been pushed back to August 31. The new ordinance that...

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HCAV Maintains Charlestown Residents Should Vote on Wynn Casino Project

August 1, 2013
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HCAV Maintains Charlestown Residents Should Vote on Wynn Casino Project

After Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina and State Representative Eugene O’Flaherty sent letters to the state’s secretary on environmental affairs that spotlighted the potential impacts a Wynn Casino in Everett would have on Charlestown, the Boston’s Host Community Advisory Committee (HCAC)  is speaking up as well. At a meeting hosted recently by the Massachusetts...

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New Commander

August 1, 2013
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New Commander

USS Constitution held a change of command ceremony in Charlestown Navy Yard on July 26 at which Cmdr. Sean Kearns (right) relieved Cmdr. Matt Bonner as the 73rd commanding officer of ‘Old Ironsides’.

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MGH Institute of Health Receives Top Marks

August 1, 2013
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MGH Institute of Health Professions in Charlestown is the only school in Metro Boston named as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results of the prestigious education magazine’s sixth annual report on the Academic Workplace, the 2013...

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