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MGH Institute Faculty, Students and Staff to Take Part in IMPACT Day

September 15, 2016
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More than 350 students, faculty, and staff from MGH Institute of Health Professions will work with community groups and other non-profit organizations in Charlestown and around Greater Boston on Friday, September 16 as part of the graduate school’s annual Community IMPACT Day event. More than 60 teams of students in nursing, occupational therapy, physical...

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Appreciation Night for Police on Sept 21

September 15, 2016
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A Charlestown Police Appreciate Night, sponsored by a Grateful Community, will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club’s 60 High Sreet building.  Current and former officers who are/have served in Charlestown have been invited to attend. All residents of Charlestown are urged...

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MGH Institute Helps Local Children Prepare for New School Year

September 15, 2016
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A group of students and faculty from MGH Institute of Health Professions graduate school recently held a “Transitions Camp” for children to be better prepared to start the school year after summer vacation.  The week-long camp, held at Special Townies’ Clubhouse, included a variety of activities designed to address individualized goals to get the children ready...

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Navy Day at Warren Prescott

September 8, 2016
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Navy Day at Warren Prescott

Liliana Gomez, 4, hands some much-needed water to sailor Gerard Diaz during Navy Day at the Warren Prescott School on Aug. 23. Sailors from all over the world helped spruce up and get ready for classes, which begin today, Sept. 8.

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At Tide Pool Exhibit

September 8, 2016
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At Tide Pool Exhibit

Two-year-old Yu Chan of Charlestown and his mom Eleanor Ng check out the  New England  Aquarium  tide pool exhibit  at the  August 23 ParkARTS Boston Children’s Festival presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the  Boston Parks and Recreation Department in Franklin Park.

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Public Education is a Passion for School Comm. Chair O’Neill

September 8, 2016
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Public Education is a Passion for School Comm. Chair O’Neill

By Seth Daniel It’s a rare holiday that School Committee Chair Michael O’Neill’s cell phone doesn’t ring while he’s at the beach or on vacation, or even relaxing around his Charlestown home. Duty constantly calls the chair of the Boston School Committee, now in his fourth year of leading the body and just starting...

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School Committee Chair says Charter Question Might be Addressed at Meeting

September 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston School Committee might vote to oppose the charter school expansion question (Question 2) at one of its September meetings, according to Chair Michael O’Neill. The Committee was slated to meet last night, Sept. 7, but results of that meeting came too late for publication. A Sept. 21 meeting is...

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Community Groups Ready to Highlight Recovery Month

September 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition (CSAC) recently announced an exciting Recovery Month schedule of events that will be packed with fun social activities and solemn remembrances throughout September. “September is National Recovery Month,” said Sarah Coughlin of CSAC. “Recovery Month is to celebrate the victories of those who struggle with substance...

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The Big Band Sound

September 1, 2016
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The Big Band Sound

Elise Roth and Matt Alderman danced on Pier 1 in the Navy Yard on Saturday night, Aug. 27, to the swinging music of the Tin Pan Band with the USS Cason Young as their backdrop. The public swing dance was part of a two-day celebration in the Navy Yard last weekend to commemorate the...

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First Female Welder in Navy Yard, Was Not Ordinary

September 1, 2016
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First Female Welder in Navy Yard, Was Not Ordinary

By Seth Daniel When Peggy (Merigo) Citarella took out the classified advertisements shortly after graduating from Somerville High School in the late 1930s and while working in a candy factory in Charlestown, she noticed that the jobs for men paid a lot better than the women’s jobs – and she especially noticed that welders...

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