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Good Shepherd School Goes Apple

August 15, 2013
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Good Shepherd School Goes Apple

Students at the Good Shepherd School are learning to use new Apple Computers thanks to a donation by a generous benefactor. Good Shepherd School is aCatholic preschool, which serves children between the ages of 2.9 and 5, for more information on GSS, visit gsscharlestown.org or call 617-242-8800.

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A Little Privacy Restored

August 15, 2013
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A Little Privacy Restored

Mark Manley wrote to tell the Patriot Bridge that the door and surrounding area to the pay toilet near the Courageous Wharf has been fixed and cleaned. In last week’s issue, Manley sent in a picture that showed just a plywood door had been in use for several weeks for those seeking to use...

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Searching for the Past: Winthrop Sq. to Be Site of Archeological Dig in September

August 15, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino is pleased to announce that the City of Boston will be undertaking an archaeological dig of Training Field Park in Winthrop Square, Charlestown, to explore historical artifacts as part of a cultural landscape report being undertaken to guide officials in how best to preserve the property and manage the site...

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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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