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Nathan Smolensky Announces as Independent in Congressional Bid

March 30, 2018
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Nathan Smolensky, a non-profit manager from Somerville, has announced that he will be running as an Independent for Massachusetts’s 7th District Congressional seat. “We need Independent voices to speak up,” says Smolensky, “now more than ever. The parties are becoming increasingly polarized, and that means more strong-arming and undermining in our politics, and somehow...

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Greg Henning Announces for Suffolk County District Attorney

March 30, 2018
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Greg Henning, a 38-year-old Dorchester resident who has worked as a prosecutor for over ten years, is running for Suffolk County District Attorney. Henning grew up in Boston and graduated from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree in government. His father, John Henning, was a longtime Boston television reporter and anchor at Channels 2, 5,...

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Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association Announces Scholarships

March 30, 2018
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The Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association is pleased to announce that applications for this year’s round of scholarships are now available. Young men that have lived in Charlestown for the past four years, and that are seniors in high school or Freshmen, Sophomores or Juniors in college or trade school are eligible to apply. Applications...

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Potato Sheds Were a Vital Part of Charlestown Before Fires

March 30, 2018
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Though the highway-like Rutherford Avenue runs through it today, the old Charlestown Potato Sheds were once as much a part of the Town’s culture as the Monument is today. Nothing remains of the sheds today, after being taken by a horrendous fire in 1962, though a smart-looking monument with a sculpture of potatoes and...

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Police Commissioner says BPD Ready to Implement Drones

March 30, 2018
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is interesting and ready to try to roll out the use of drones in its police work, according to Commissioner William Evans, but Councilor Lydia Edwards said she would like to discuss new technology with the police and community before putting it on the streets. During a discussion with...

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Irish Step Dancing

March 23, 2018
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Irish Step Dancing

Maeve Mahoney (14) and instructor Shannon Considine (R) of the Goulding School Of Irish Dance in Medford assist junior dancers Kallie McHugh (4) and Kathleen Leahy (6) with their performance on St. Patrick’s Day.

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Rep Ryan/Flatley Luncheon

March 23, 2018
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Rep Ryan/Flatley Luncheon

State Rep. Dan Ryan and the Flatley Companies sponsored the annual St Patrick’s Day luncheon on Friday, March 16, at the Knights of ColumbusFather Mahoney Hall. Numerous Charlestown residents attended and enjoyed a traditional boiled dinner and Irish music. Pictured here (L-R)Mayor Martin Walsh, Councilor Lydia Edwards, Moe Gillen, State Rep. Dan Ryan, Elderly...

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Bunker Hill Housing Residents Sound Off at Council Hearing

March 23, 2018
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When Councilor Lydia Edwards started off the hearing on One Charlestown at the Knights of Columbus Father Mahoney Hall last Thursday, March 15, she made one thing crystal clear. The hearing wasn’t about whether or not the project was going to happen. “We are going to do this,” she said. She also clarified that...

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MassDOT Approves North Washington Street Bridge at $177 Million

March 23, 2018
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At long last, there is a contract. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) board of directors on Monday approved the awarding of a $177 million contract to J.F. White for replacement of the North Washington Street Bridge that carries traffic between the North End and Charlestown. “This bridge is an important link into the...

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Dollar Tree Locates in Former St Catherine’s Church

March 23, 2018
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The former St. Catherine’s Church on Vine Street will be the new home to a Dollar Tree retail store in the next few months, and according to a recent building permit taken out, perhaps much more. The Dollar Tree store has been rumored to be coming to Charlestown for a few months, but this...

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