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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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House Passes Transportion Financing Bill for MBTA

July 16, 2012
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State Representative Eugene L. O’Flaherty, joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives recently in passing legislation that closes the MBTA’s gap for the upcoming fiscal year and provides vital assistance to the regional transit authorities. “I’m pleased that the House is aiding the MBTA through this legislation in order to offset debt...

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Gathering Draws Hundreds on Saturday Night

June 29, 2012
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Gathering Draws Hundreds on Saturday Night

Last Saturday night, hundreds of men, women and children from all walks of life from this neighborhood and beyond gathered for an evening of dancing, music and poetry on a  basketball court at 25 Corey Street in the Bunker Hill Public Housing development. Once the sun went down, the bright stage lights came on...

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Three Charlestown Skaters Chosen by NHL and Bruins

June 29, 2012
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Charlestown’s Matt Grzelcyk was picked by the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League Draft last weekend. He was the 85th overall selection. With this early success, Grzelcyk was chosen by his dream team. “This is what I have dreamt about my entire life,” he said when chosen. “It is a dream come true...

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End of an Era: After 45 Years in Charlestown, Tiny Tots Program Closes Doors

June 29, 2012
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After 45 years of being a staple in the Charlestown community, the appreciated Tiny Tots Program at the Harvard Kent Elementary School silently shut its doors, leaving many Charlestown parents with no other options. For months, a petition circulated throughout the community with the hopes that enough money could be raised to continue the...

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Flag Retirement Ceremony

June 22, 2012
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Flag Retirement Ceremony

Members of the American Legion James Conway Post 26 held their annual flag retirement ceremony last Thursday. Shown in the above photo Charlestown Militia Captain Tom Coots get rteady to dispose of a flag. Flag burning is the proper way to dispose of older flags that are no longer used for public display. Shown...

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