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Charlestown High Football is Back on the Map with Williams,Cahill

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After a number of challenging seasons since the 2001 State Champion football team, Charlestown High Coach Dave Cahill (a long-time Charlestown resident) was expecting another season with promise, but just not enough skill players to get the ball moving forward. Then junior Quarterback Steven Williams came back home to Charlestown from...

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Boston EMS to Stay in Place for Another Year, Looking for New Home

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has approved the lease of land for the Charlestown ambulance station near Sullivan Square for another year, but beyond that the City and Boston EMS will likely be looking for a new home – and it might not be in Charlestown. The BPDA approved...

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The Big Comeback: Once Gone, Turkeys Are Now a Common Sight in Most Communities, Even in the City

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There aren’t too many comeback stories that begin with the phrase, ‘Gobble, Gobble,’ but the story of the once-prolific wild turkey in Massachusetts certainly begins and ends with just such an utterance. Though the wild turkey disappeared from Massachusetts for nearly 180 years, the Thanksgiving bird was once everywhere in the...

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O’Neill Selected as Finalist for 2017 Green-Garner Award

November 25, 2017
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The Council of the Great City Schools announced that it has selected Boston School Committee Chairperson Michael O’Neill, of Charlestown, as a finalist for its 2017 Green-Garner Award that recognizes outstanding leadership among urban school district superintendents and board members. O’Neill, who is among 11 finalists vying for the nation’s top award in urban...

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North Washington Street Bridge to Have Lane Closures Through Next Week

November 25, 2017
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is advising drivers that outbound delays are expected in the vicinity of the North Washington Street Bridge due to maintenance that started Monday, Nov. 20. The work will require a lane reduction on the bridge in the outbound travel lane adjacent to the curb. It is expected to be...

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Inpiring Students:SAP CEO McDermott Meets with CHS Students

November 25, 2017
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On Monday, Oct. 16, some 35 students from Charlestown High School’s (CHS) C-Town Tech Career Pathways Program got a once-in-a-lifetime visit from SAP Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott. McDermott spoke to CHS students about his life growing up in a working class family in Long Island, opening his first business as a teenager, and...

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A Rising Star:Lydia Edwards Ready to Lead as Charlestown’s City Councilor

November 16, 2017
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A Rising Star:Lydia Edwards Ready to Lead as Charlestown’s City Councilor

By Cary Shuman Even before Lydia Edwards completed her outstanding campaign with an impressive victory in the district council election for East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End, political observers were recognizing her potential, saying that she was a rising star on the Boston political scene. In 2015, Boston Globe Magazine tabbed Edwards for...

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First Church Brings Enlivened Spirit to Green St

November 16, 2017
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First Church Brings Enlivened Spirit to Green St

By Seth Daniel Whether it’s repairing the old church, hosting recovery meetings or providing a safe place for teens to hang out this fall, the First Church in Charlestown has brought a new energy to the old church on Green Street. Pastor Erik Maloy and his wife, Sarah, have presided over a busy summer...

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MGH Institute Nursing Faculty Member is Working to Avert a Looming Health Crisis

November 16, 2017
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People in the coming years who will have surgery, go through cancer treatment, or give birth may be in trouble due to the rise in bacteria that don’t respond to antibiotics. Antibiotic Awareness Weeks runs Nov. 13-20 across the globe. MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing Assistant Professor Rita Olans, RN, DNP,...

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Ironsides Commander Comes Home to Greater Boston Area

November 16, 2017
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By Seaman Tiana Coots, USS Constitution Public Affairs USS Constitution held a change of command ceremony at Pier One of the Charlestown Navy Yard Friday, November 3. Cmdr. Nathaniel R. Shick relieved Cmdr. Robert S. Gerosa, Jr. as Commanding Officer of USS Constitution. Capt. Paul M. Esposito, (Retired), gave the ceremony’s keynote address. Esposito...

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