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‘Harvest for the Vine’ Rice Drive Announced

January 10, 2013
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‘Harvest for the Vine’ Rice Drive Announced

The pantry and shelves for Charlestown’s Harvest On Vine food pantry are getting low.  The following statement was issued. “We need to replenish our stock very soon.  With the economy being hit hard and Johnnies Food Master closing down, our need for your support has increased.  We are asking for your help to feed...

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Crime Down Here

January 10, 2013
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Charlestown saw the most dramatic drop in crime in 2012 than any other neighborhood in Boston. Crime was down 24% in 2012 and there were 161 less total Part One crimes when compared to 2011. The dramatic decrease in crime in 2012 makes Charlestown the safest neighborhood to live, work, do business or raise...

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Murphy Elected to Lead City Council

January 10, 2013
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At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy was unanimously elected by the council Monday to serve another two-year term as the body’s president. After being elected Murphy immediately appointed Charlestown City Councilor Sal LaMattina to serve another two-year term as his vice president. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to again lead the body,” said Murphy....

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Zelma Lacey House /Warren Prescott School Annual Christmas Card Contest Ceremony

January 4, 2013
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Zelma Lacey House /Warren Prescott School Annual Christmas Card Contest Ceremony

The lobby of Zelma Lacey House was abuzz with students from the Warren Prescott, on site to celebrate the annual award winners for the Christmas Card Contest. Each year the school partners with Zelma Lacey House for its annual Christmas Card Contest in which students of all grades submit entries of cards with themes...

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O’Neill to Be Re-appointed to School Bd.

January 4, 2013
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As the Boston School Deartment (BPS) moves forward with its overhaul of the student assignment process, parents in Charlestown can rest easy knowing the schools and students here will be well represented on the Boston School Committee. Mayor Thomas Menino announced he has re-appointed Charlestown resident Michael O’Neill to the Boston School Committee for...

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Christmas Tree Collection on Until Jan. 18

January 4, 2013
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With the holidays in the rear view mirror, Charelstown residents can kick their trees to the curb for composting during the next two weeks. Boston’s Public Works Department will collect Christmas trees for composting from January 7 to January 18. Remove all ornaments, decorations, and stands from trees and do not put trees in...

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Warren Prescott School Chorus

December 27, 2012
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Warren Prescott School Chorus

On Thursday, December 20th students in grades 3-8 from the Warren Prescott School Chorus performed a holiday medley at Copley Place as part of the Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion initiative in concert with the i Create campaign. Throughout the month of December Copley Place hosted Boston Public Schools as they presented music and...

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MGH Institute Donates to Several Local Charities

December 27, 2012
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MGH Institute Donates to Several Local Charities

The faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the MGH Institute community have come together to  generously support several charities in Charlestown and other worthy organizations during this season of giving. The organizations supported  include: • Dennis McLaughlin House, Charlestown. The Institute contributed $1,500 to help support homeless mothers who are recovering from drug or...

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Council Passes Ordinance Aimed at Improving Rental Apartments

December 27, 2012
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina was one of nine councilors voting in favor of a new ordinance that aims to make the rental housing market in Charlestown safer, cleaner and healthier by conducting regular inspections of rental apartments every five years. The City Council approved the City of Boston’s Rental Inspection Ordinance 9-4 this week...

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Residents Seek to Raise Money for Victims of Sandy Hook

December 27, 2012
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The anonymous Charlestown residents behind the Holiday display at the neighborhood’s Preservation Park are using the display of inflatable Christmas Characters to raise money for the victim’s of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. The residents behind the colorful display, who still want to remain anonymous, said all the money they...

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