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Public Education is a Passion for School Comm. Chair O’Neill

September 8, 2016
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Public Education is a Passion for School Comm. Chair O’Neill

By Seth Daniel It’s a rare holiday that School Committee Chair Michael O’Neill’s cell phone doesn’t ring while he’s at the beach or on vacation, or even relaxing around his Charlestown home. Duty constantly calls the chair of the Boston School Committee, now in his fourth year of leading the body and just starting...

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School Committee Chair says Charter Question Might be Addressed at Meeting

September 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston School Committee might vote to oppose the charter school expansion question (Question 2) at one of its September meetings, according to Chair Michael O’Neill. The Committee was slated to meet last night, Sept. 7, but results of that meeting came too late for publication. A Sept. 21 meeting is...

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Community Groups Ready to Highlight Recovery Month

September 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition (CSAC) recently announced an exciting Recovery Month schedule of events that will be packed with fun social activities and solemn remembrances throughout September. “September is National Recovery Month,” said Sarah Coughlin of CSAC. “Recovery Month is to celebrate the victories of those who struggle with substance...

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The Big Band Sound

September 1, 2016
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The Big Band Sound

Elise Roth and Matt Alderman danced on Pier 1 in the Navy Yard on Saturday night, Aug. 27, to the swinging music of the Tin Pan Band with the USS Cason Young as their backdrop. The public swing dance was part of a two-day celebration in the Navy Yard last weekend to commemorate the...

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First Female Welder in Navy Yard, Was Not Ordinary

September 1, 2016
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First Female Welder in Navy Yard, Was Not Ordinary

By Seth Daniel When Peggy (Merigo) Citarella took out the classified advertisements shortly after graduating from Somerville High School in the late 1930s and while working in a candy factory in Charlestown, she noticed that the jobs for men paid a lot better than the women’s jobs – and she especially noticed that welders...

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Casino Mitigation Fund Passed by Council, First Meeting This Month

September 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday, Aug. 24, to accept Mayor Martin Walsh’s proposal to create the Charlestown Casino Impact Fund and begin meetings on how to move forward with distributing $1 million currently in the account and monies expected to come in years ahead. The matter came up...

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BTD Schedules Another Sullivan Square Meeting

September 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) has scheduled a second meeting on Sullivan Square for October to discuss the design results that were crafted following input from the first meeting with he community in June. The meeting will take place on Weds., Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus,...

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Performing At City Square Park

August 29, 2016
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Performing At City Square Park

Howie Newman (right) and Jackie Damsky (left) performed at City Square park on August 11 to a large crowed of families on the lawn. The concert was sponsored by the Friends of City Square Park and the Charlestown Mothers’ Association.

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Bunker Hill Housing Development Moves Closer to Being Re-Done

August 29, 2016
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By John Lynds Developers responsible for the project to replace the aging Bunker Hill Housing Development in Charlestown officially filed their ‘Letter of Intent’ with the Boston Redevelopment Authority this week. In its letter to the BRA, Corcoran-SunCal wrote that they plan to demolish the existing 1,100 units of public housing; construct 1,100 brand...

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Sweet Rice Gets Neigborhood Nod on Liquor License, Sidewalk Dining

August 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The new Sweet Rice Restaurant got positive reviews at a small abutters meeting on Monday night, clearing the path to an appointment with the Boston License Board in pursuit of an All Alcohol Restaurant license and permission for sidewalk dining. Sweet Rice, on Main Street, opened earlier this year after the...

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