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O’Flaherty Looks at House Session

August 9, 2012
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State Representative Eugene L. O’Flaherty joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in celebrating recent session accomplishments as the Legislature ended its Formal Session. As of Tuesday, July 31st, the House passed major legislation pertaining to economic development, health care cost containment, the MBTA, criminal justice, and aid for citizens and municipalities...

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Specialty Petco Store to Open Here on August 24

August 9, 2012
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Pet parents looking for a fresh, unique and interactive shopping experience with their pet can now do so at the Charlestown Unleashed by Petco™, at 5 Austin St. the seventh store to open in the Boston area. The specialty pet store provides the neighborhood with the same knowledge and know-how offered by Petco, but...

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Expanded Ferry Service on Way

August 9, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino has announced the city has received a $1.28M grant from the Federal government to fund ferry service between East Boston and Charlestown and South Boston. The grant, the mayor said, is intended to aid East Boston in becoming more accessible to neighborhoods on the other side of the Mystic River in...

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Carrier Interviews Local Hockey Stars

August 2, 2012
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Carrier Interviews Local Hockey Stars

Al Carrier, co-host of the Charlestown Live TV program that airs on BNNTV Thursday evenings, interviewed three up and coming hockey stars from Charlestown whom were drafted to hockey teams in the National Hockey League. Carrier sat down with Charlestown’s “Big Three” of Brendan Collier, who just finished his hockey career at Malden Catholic,...

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Shaheen, Carrier Named Partners Healthcare Scholars

August 2, 2012
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Shaheen, Carrier Named Partners Healthcare Scholars

Two Charlestown residents have been named as recipients of the 2012 Partners HealthCare Charlestown Merit Scholarship. Caitlee Carrier, a life-long resident of Charlestown, is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in health care management at Elms College in Chicopee, where she will be entering her junior year in September. Carrier received a $3,500 scholarship. Sarah Shaheen,...

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Neighborhood Council Deadlocked on Hubway Bicycle Location

August 2, 2012
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Hubway’s plans to place two new bicycle rental locations in Charlestown was the cause for a bit of discussion earlier this week before the Charlestown Neighborhood Council. The Council questioned the efficacy of the second planned location and in the end, refused to OK it. The planned location at the corner of Warren and...

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Ready to Start Grillin’

July 27, 2012
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Ready to Start Grillin’

The Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard donated a new grille to the Courageous Sailing Center recently. In the photo from left are: Dave DiLorenzo, Interim Executive Director and Director of Adult Programs, Lois Siegelman, President, Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard, Daniel Keenan, Fleet Manager, Courageous Sailing Center, Kate Henderson, Director of Youth...

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BPS Officials Meet with Local Parents on Family Involvement

July 27, 2012
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BPS Officials Meet with Local Parents on Family Involvement

In an effort to better improve family involvement in local schools, the Boston Public Schools Office of Community Engagement and Circle of Promise spent the past several months speaking with parents, families, students and community members. The organization received valuable input about how to improve school choice and student assignment, how to make schools...

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Rental Bikes Coming to the Neighborhood

July 27, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino announced earlier this week that the total number of rental bicycles available throughout the city will increase by 400 to 1000 before the fall and that at least two new stations holding the bicycles will be placed in Charlestown. The newly introduced bike system run by Hubway, is a pay-per-ride with...

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Living History

July 19, 2012
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Living History

As part of the expansion of Boston Public Schools summer programming, a group of students from two Charlestown schools is spending July and August developing a prototype smartphone app. The app will be used to help young visitors conduct scavenger hunts within the Charlestown Navy Yard featuring the USS Constitution and the USS Constitution Museum. USS Constitution is the...

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