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Menino’s Pledge on Schools is Positive for Charlestown

January 26, 2012
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A pledge in Mayor Thomas Menino’s annual State of the City address has Charlestown City Councilor Sal LaMattina excited over the possibilities. During Menino’s speech LaMattina was happy to hear that the Mayor plans to overhaul the Boston Public School’s school assignment process. “It is the number one issue here in Charlestown,” said LaMattina....

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Boston Neighborhood Network Media Education Guide 2012

January 26, 2012
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Breaking Through The Clouds

January 19, 2012
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Breaking Through The Clouds

The brilliant architectural form of the the Zakim-Charlestown Bridge seem to soar on a cold day in January in this stunning Shawn Black photograph.

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Cuts to ‘T’ Service a Possibility: Any Changes Not to Take Effect Until 2013

January 19, 2012
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Charlestown residents are worried that the MBTA’s effort to clean up its operating deficit could have a profound effect on bus service in Charlestown. The MBTA announced last week that it was considering major changes in bus routes throughout Suffolk County, and this would include Charlestown. In fact, the MBTA is considering eliminating bus...

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Menino Stresses Schools in State of City Speech

January 19, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino’s 19th annual State of the City speech at Faneuil Hall Tuesday night was vintage Menino. Governor Deval Patrick and nearly everyone important in Suffolk County politics and Boston city government were present as the mayor delivered an address that was very well received by the loud and boisterous crowd that filled...

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MGH Institute Expands Again in Charlestown

January 19, 2012
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MGH Institute of Health Professions has expanded into a fourth building in Charlestown, a milestone celebrated during a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 11. The 21,000 square feet in 2 Constitution Center,  located a short distance away from the school’s main campus in the Charlestown Navy Yard, was acquired to accommodate the school’s sharp...

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New Street Sweeping Plan in Navy Yard Pitched

January 19, 2012
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Last week Boston Public Works officials pitched its plan to expand street sweeping to the Charlestown Navy Yard at a Charlestown Neighborhood Council meeting. According to Public Works officials. the program would begin in the spring and would be implimented on many streets in the  Navy Yard. Public works said the purpose of this...

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On the Dannce Floor

January 12, 2012
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On the Dannce Floor

Dance instructors Micki Balder and Alex Abdoulaev teaches beginner Lindy Hop at the Crosby Whistle Stop (24 Roland St.) Classes are held every Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Making a Difference with the Charlestown Lions Club

January 12, 2012
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Making a Difference with the Charlestown Lions Club

With 45,000 clubs in over 200 countries, The Lions Club is a humanitarian organization that provides support to people in need worldwide. The motto that the 1.36 million members adhere to is, “we serve.” The Lions Club in Charlestown does exactly that. “The best thing about the club is that we help people,” said...

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MGH Health Assessment of Community Now Going On

January 12, 2012
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A new health assessment being led by the neighborhood and conducted by Mass General Hospital (MGH) has attracted a lot of interest in the community and is generating a great deal of discussion. “It’s been exciting so far in Charlestown,” said Leslie Aldrich, associate director for the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement. “We’ve...

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