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Lottery to Ride on USS Constitution for July 4th Festivities Opens March 1

March 1, 2012
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Lottery to Ride on USS Constitution for July 4th Festivities Opens March 1

USS Constitution will officially open its 2012 lottery program to the public from the ship’s berth in Charlestown on March 1. The lottery drawing selects 150 winners to ride Constitution for her annual July 4thturnaround cruise. “It is always great to show Constitution to the public, but especially during a turnaround cruise and the...

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Sinking Wind Turbine is Troubling

March 1, 2012
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The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority’s new wind turbine in Charlestown has apparently sunk about 2 inches causing significant worry that the structural integrity of the 426,000 pound turbine is at risk. The turbine, which rises 364 feet into the air at the tip of its extended blades, has a foundation 25 feet deep and...

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Health for Teens at MGH Center

March 1, 2012
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The MGH Charlestown Healthcare Center has begun a new monthly series on health for teens!  This week we talked about “mindful eating.”  A stepping stone into healthy eating, mindful eating is simply being aware of your food choice—enjoying the taste and understanding why you have chosen that particular food. There are many factors that...

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Charlestown Says: ‘Don’t Sink the Ferry’

February 23, 2012
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Charlestown Says: ‘Don’t Sink the Ferry’

Elianna Nuzum lives in the Navy Yard, and commutes to work like most Charlestown residents. But with the Masachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) planning to cut the ferry, one of the town’s convenient modes of transportation, Nuzum will have to find a new route to work—but not without a fight. Nuzum, one of the...

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Charlestown Resident Revolutionizes Soda

February 23, 2012
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Charlestown Resident Revolutionizes Soda

Dextrose, maltodextrin, aspartame, sucralose…these are some ingredients typically used in artificial sweeteners you consume on a daily basis, whether it be the sugar you put in your morning coffee, or soda. The zero calorie label seems comforting, but it’s really a mask for hidden dangers of overeating and brain cancer that result from these...

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‘Hard Work Conquers All,’ Ferrera Tells BHCC Students

February 23, 2012
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‘Hard Work Conquers All,’ Ferrera Tells BHCC Students

At Bunker Hill Community College last week, another face in a large percentage of minorities walked the stark halls. But there was something about this particular face. It was glowing, inspirational, and was able to send a powerful message to hundreds of students. This face belonged to America Ferrera, the esteemed actress who embraces...

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Training Field History Finely Detailed in Book

February 23, 2012
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Childhood memories are typically the best memories. They remind people of simpler times that signify simple joys. And when old friends get together and reminisce about common flashbacks, well, there might not be anything better. Terry Phelps, a former Charlestown resident and memory-reveler debuted his first novel, “The Traning Field,” which is not only...

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Julie Sullivan: Reflecting on a Charlestown Life

February 16, 2012
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Julie Sullivan: Reflecting on a Charlestown Life

Resident Julie Sullivan has been living in Charlestown for 30 years. She lives alone at her home in the Navy Yard, but the avid knitter, exerciser, and food bank volunteer is always busy. Sullivan, who will be 92 in July, can be seen walking all over town, smiling and stopping to chat with friends....

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Sundays with Kristin

February 16, 2012
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Sundays with Kristin

Susan Lynch, who has been running Charlestown Yoga for the past six years, decided to devote all of her time to her non-profit organization Then & Back Again, with teacher Kristin Quinn to take over.  Any longtime Charlestown resident will tell you that the area has changed quite a bit over the years. Businesses...

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If LaMattina Leaves Council; Ryan to Run

February 16, 2012
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The return of Dan Ryan to the Charlestown political scene as a candidate for the Boston City Council seat now held by Sal LaMattina is considered a fait accompli by those who are convinced that Ryan will be a candidate when and if LaMattina resigns his seat. LaMattina has already taken out papers for...

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