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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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Make Some Noise for Charlestown’s Youth

July 19, 2012
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Make Some Noise for Charlestown’s Youth

It was a Friday afternoon and the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club was filled with teenagers enjoying their summer vacation. Some were reading, others chatted excitedly in a group, but the real spark of energy came from a small room in the downstairs level of the building. The corner room, which used to be...

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Domino’s Approved for Main St. Space

July 19, 2012
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The City of Boston Licensing Board has given the OK for Domino’s Pizza to open a location at 277 Main Street. The go ahead includes the right for the business to operate until 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and until midnight, Thursday through Saturday. The Licensing Board approval followed a contentious series of public...

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Transforming Lives by Holistic Means

July 19, 2012
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When longtime Charlestown resident Shawna Pelton was chronically ill, she looked to doctors to alleviate her ailments. But the best they could do was treat her symptoms, not eradicate the central problem. “You’ll probably have to be on medication for the rest of your life,” one doctor told Pelton, whose mouth was agape at...

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Local Teens Take Part in Career Program

July 19, 2012
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Charlestown teens from the neighborhood’s community centers will take part in an innovative career-building program thanks to a generous donation from a Charlestown tour company. Last week, Mayor Thomas Menino joined Charlestown teens from the SUPERTeens program at City Hall Plaza to kickoff the start of the new teen pre-employment program for youth ages...

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Water, Water Sttill Not Here

July 16, 2012
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Water, Water Sttill Not Here

The ongoing waterless wading pool at Shipyard Park may actually be usable soon as a cleaning is scheduled. However as of Wednesday morning the pool was still dry much to the dismay of residents.

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Domino’s Request Goes to City Hall: CNC Against Main Street Location

July 16, 2012
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In early June, the Charlestown Neighborhood Council went on record in opposition to a Domino’s Pizza for an empty store at 277 Main Street. The council voted 9-4 against supporting the proposal, which was brought before the council by Boston businessman Rob Rivard. Mr. Rivard, at the time, predicted 18-20 employees would be hired...

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Storymobile in Charlestown for July and August

July 16, 2012
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The ReadBoston Storymobile will be rolling through the streets of Boston this summer providing children with fun, interactive storytelling events and free, new books to take home. The goal of the Storymobile program is to promote regular reading and to build literacy skills outside of the classroom.  The phenomenon of Summer Slide, which puts...

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