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BuildBPS Community Forum for School Renovations June 4

June 4, 2016
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Boston Public Schools Superintendent Chang will host a community forum as part of BuildBPS, the school district’s 10-year educational and facilities master planning process. The forum will take place on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington St., Roxbury (MBTA: Dudley Square). Translation...

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Boston Parks Ranked Ninth in the Nation

June 4, 2016
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By John Lynds It’s parks like the Monument Square, Doherty Playground, Edwards Playground and all the other city parks that dot Charlestown that helped put Boston in the top ten of the nation’s best park systems according to the Trust for Public Land’s Fifth Annual ParkScore index. According to the Trust for Public Land’s...

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Partners Building in Assembly Row Scheduled to Open June 13

June 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It’s been going up in the distance for some time. Floor by floor, the glass exterior has risen up to its 13-story height, and the promise of nearly 4,000 workers coming into the area has also been on the horizon. Gradually, it’s changed the skyline in the distance, and on June...

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Training Field Planning Opening Celebration on June 14

June 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It’s been a long go of it, but the Friends of the Training Field have applied for permits and intend to celebrate the opening of the refurbished, historic park on Tuesday, June 14, with a community celebration. The gathering will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. “We are applying for permits and our...

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Town Democratic Ward Committe Elects New Officers

June 4, 2016
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The Charlestown Democratic Ward Committee is comprised of elected members representing Boston’s Ward 2, Charlestown’s local wing of the Democratic party, and is responsible for organizing political activities for the Charlestown community and supporting Democratic candidates.  Congratulations to our newly elected Charlestown officers: Alexis Finneran-Tkachuk, Chair; Jay O’Brien, Vice Chair; Missy Sikorski, Secretary; and...

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Residents Enjoy Seeing Marionette Theatre

May 27, 2016
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Residents Enjoy Seeing Marionette Theatre

Story and photo by Marianne Salza Like most children growing up in Czechoslovakia, Vít Hořejš developed a love and appreciation for the tradition of marionette puppetry. Now as the Artistic Director of the Czechoslovak- American Marionette Theatre (CAMT), Hořejš shares these special stories with families, performing large productions each year – including an exclusive...

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Could Charlestown High become Boston’s New Downtown High School?

May 27, 2016
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By John Lynds During his speech last week at his annual Charlestown fundraiser, City Councilor Sal LaMattina said he is working towards making Charlestown High School Boston’s downtown high school. “We will spend $110 million next year in school transportation costs,” said LaMattina. “A portion of that money is spent every year to bus...

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Mummers Won’t Return This Year for Bunker Hill Concert,Parade

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A sad tuba has blown its last note. After nearly three decades of making the trek from Philadelphia to the Town, the Mummers will not be coming to the Bunker Hill Day festivities and Parade this year. It’s a nod to the Parade Committee introducing something new with more energy and...

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Old Ironsides to Feature 21-Gun Salute on Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Monday, May 30, USS Constitution in Charlestown will conduct a 21-Gun Salute from the pier side saluting battery, once a minute for 21 minutes starting at noon, in commemoration of Memorial Day and those who gave their lives in defense of freedom and the United States of America. Public are welcome to observe the...

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Charlestown High to Lose Air Force JROTC

May 20, 2016
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Charlestown High to Lose Air Force JROTC

Budget cuts and declining enrollment have forced Charlestown High School to close its Air Force JROTC program at the end of this year. The program has been a fixture at Charlestown’s parades and other patriotic events since moving from the Umana Barnes HS in the 70s. JROTC is a citizenship program which teaches leadership and...

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