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Charlestown’s 33rd Annual Halloween Parade and Celebration Set for Oct 31

October 24, 2018
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The 33rd annual Halloween Parade around the Monument will take place on Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. this year, with a dynamite celebration of Halloween to take place afterward around Monument Square and the Training Field. The annual celebration draws thousands of children and their parents to the area for trick or treating and...
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St John School Poised for Academic Success and Growth

October 24, 2018
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Nestled in the heart of Boston’s North End, St. John School has prepared students for bright futures since 1895. The school is a Catholic value-centered learning environment focused on educating students in an atmosphere that fosters the growth of each student in spirit, mind and body.  The staff welcomes pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students and...
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Charlestown Man Arrested for Distributing Fentanyl

October 24, 2018
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A Charlestown man was arrested Oct. 5 for distributing fentanyl out of an apartment in Chelsea. Cruz Villar, 31, was charged with one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl – aiding and abetting; and one count of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl – aiding...
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Friends of the Library to Host Author Talk on the Former Combat Zone

October 24, 2018
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The Friends of the Charlestown Branch is hosting a book presentation on Inside The Combat Zone: The Stripped Down Story of Boston’s Most Notorious Neighborhood given by author and reporter Stephanie Schorow on Thursday, Nov. 1. The lecture is free and open to all and includes a book signing and reception. Upscale restaurants, majestic...
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The Charlestown Lions Club is Collecting Coats

October 24, 2018
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The Charlestown Lions Club will be collecting coats for children, babies and adults during the months of October,  November,  December and until January 7, 2019. Our Charlestown Cooperative Bank has generously offered to be the collection site for the coats and they may be dropped off at the bank during regular banking hours. All...
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BPDA Approves Text Amendment for Height at Hood Park, on to Zoning Commission

October 24, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) on Oct. 11 approved the text amendment that would allow building heights of up to 275 feet in the back part of Hood Park, with the measure now going to the Zoning Commission on Nov. 7 for final approvals. The approval came at the Oct. 11 Board...
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Morrissey Cornhole Tournament

October 14, 2018
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Morrissey Cornhole Tournament

Ryan “Duce” Morrissey’s family: parents Stephen and Carol Morrissey with brother, Craig Powers, gathered for the third annual Duce Morrissey Cornhole Tournament last Sunday, Oct. 7. All of the proceeds go towards the scholarship fund that continues in Morrissey’s name.
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Navy Yard Federal Grant

October 14, 2018
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Navy Yard Federal Grant

Anne Grimes Rand (R), president of the USS Constitution Museum, shook hands with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, as Navy Secretary Richard Spencer looks on. As part of Friday’s events, the three organizations signed a memorandum of understanding regarding how they will closely partner for the “new” Navy Yard in the future. Zinke...
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BPDA Proposes 275-Foot Height Limit in Hood Park at its Board Meeting

October 14, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will propose raising maximum heights in and around the western half of the Hood Park by 160 feet – leaving the possibility of 275-foot-tall buildings on the properties in Charlestown abutting the I-93 corridor. The document was presented for consideration on the BPDA agenda Tuesday, and will...
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One Charlestown Meeting on Oct 18

October 14, 2018
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The first public meeting on the revamped One Charlestown project at the Bunker Hill Development has officially been set, and will be led as an off-site City Council Hearing by Councilor Lydia Edwards. The meeting will bring residents, the Charlestown Residents Alliance, Boston Housing Authority, Corcoran Development and new development partner Leggat McCall all...
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