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Where to Volunteer This Week: Leadership and Scholarship Partnership

February 2, 2012
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Antioch College, a private liberal arts college in Yellow Spring, Ohio, is waiving the tuition for all students who enroll in the next three years. And students who qualify for financial aid are eligible to either skip the cost for room and board, or pay a reduced fee. Although a financial risk for the...

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The Nogueira Family Has a ‘Family Feud’

January 26, 2012
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The Nogueira Family Has a ‘Family Feud’

Family Feud host Steve Harvey and his no-holds-barred brand of comedy are back for an all-new season of America’s favorite family competition.  Filmed before a live studio audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Charlestown’s own Nogueira Family faced  off with the Gallegos Family from Torrance, CA for their chance to take home prizes that could have...

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Restoring a Piece of Charlestown’s History

January 26, 2012
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Restoring a Piece of Charlestown’s History

When passersby glance at the Abraham Lincoln Post #11 Memorial Hall on their way down Green Street, they see chipped paint, deteriorating windowpanes, and an unkempt yard. But to some Charlestown residents, it is worth a second look. A historic landmark that grounds the city of Charlestown, Memorial Hall was originally built as a...

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ZBA Says ‘not Yet’ to 40 Warren

January 26, 2012
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It was a project that initially had widespread support from the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) but once abutters began complaining they were not involved in the process things went sour. The Boston Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) voted on Tuesday against the project at 40 Warren St. until the community process with abutters is...

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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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