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Proposals on School Choice Released by BPS

September 27, 2012
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The Boston Public School Department has released several propsals for redistricting the city’s school choice zones in an effort to return to community schools. BPS will present its findings and share the proposal at a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10 (6pm-8:30pm) at Charlestown High School 240 Medford St., Charlestown. Under the new school choice...

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CNC Accepting Applications for Board Seats

September 27, 2012
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is currently accepting nominations for the 7 At-Large community seats on the council. In order to qualify: 1. Candidates for the At-Large seats on the CNC MUST be residents of Charlestown and must be at least 18 years of age. 2. A minimum of twenty-five (25) signatures is required to...

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Council Back to Drawing Board on Redistricting – Again

September 27, 2012
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The City Council’s amended redistricting plan that passed 7-6 last week was vetoed again by Mayor Thomas Menino as he did the last plan offered by the Council. The compromise offered by Councilors Tito Jackson and Matt O’Malley would have left City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s district largely intact with Charlestown remaining in the district....

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St. Catherine’s Site Drawing Developer Interest

September 20, 2012
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St. Catherine’s Site Drawing Developer Interest

One of Charlestown’s most recognizable landmarks and formerly one of the neighborhood’s largest churches is up for sale. St. Catherine of Siena Church is being retailed for sale by Cushman and Wakefield, the noted Massachusetts brokerage house. The church building is 22,000 square feet on a plot of 17,000 square feet. It was built...

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CHAD to Hold Candlelight Vigil on Saturday Night

September 20, 2012
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Families touched by substance abuse will gather together in strength in Hayes Square on Saturday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. for the fourth annual Charlestown Candlelight Vigil. The purpose of the Vigil is to remember those who lost their battle with drugs and alcohol and to give hope to those still struggling with addiction....

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Charlestown District Status May Change Following Menino’s Veto of Council Plan

September 20, 2012
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While the City Council passed efforts to redistrict the voting precincts in Boston by a vote of 7-6 back on August 22, Mayor Thomas Menino, feeling pressure from activists who felt the plan didn’t reflect the changing demographics of some city neighborhood, vetoed the plan on September 6. The veto may force Charlestown out...

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Family Gathering

September 13, 2012
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Family Gathering

Lois and John “Skinhead” O’Connell (center) are surrounded by their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, while enjoying a recent trip to the beautiful shores of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Lois and John live on Bartlett Street, and are both lifelong “Townies”, who’ll mark their 60th Wedding Anniversary in October. Note: On their...

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Green Thumbs

September 13, 2012
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Green Thumbs

Boston’s first lady, Angela Menino is joined at the August 28 Garden Contest Awards Ceremony in the Public Garden by Mayor Menino’s Garden Contest Porch, Balcony, Deck or Window Box Garden first place winner Kimberly Roberts of East Boston (left) and third place winner Jamie Day of Charlestown. The annual citywide amateur gardening contest...

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Whole Foods Charlestown Gambit on Hold or Are They Moving Forward?

September 13, 2012
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Whether or not the Charlestown Foodmaster will be sold as part of a package deal to Whole Foods, and converted to a Whole Foods market, remains a question. One week after reports surfaced that Johnnie’s Foodmaster was apparently negotiating with Whole Foods for the sale and purchase of seven Foodmaster locations in Massachusetts the...

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Campatelli Wins Primary; Hennigan, Too

September 13, 2012
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Patti Campatelli of East Boston won election to the Register of Probate position defeating Charlestown’s Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina. LaMattina carried Charlestown. However, in the other neighborhoods of Boston, Campatelli scored very well and ended up with a 500 vote margin of victory out of nearly 30,000 votes cast. The vote was 13,779...

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