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Dr. Domenic Amara Becomes Superintendent for BPS Middle Schools

August 5, 2011
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Dr. Domenic Amara Becomes Superintendent for BPS Middle Schools

The Warren-Prescott School Community is proud and saddened that Dr. Domenic Amara has been appointed as the Boston Public Schools’ Academic Superintendent for K-8/Middle School.  Amara served as the Principal at the Warren-Prescott for 21 years. He has led the school through major transformations with his “Persist & Prevail” motto.  He leaves a legacy...

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Readboston Storymobile to Visit Bunker Hill Monument

August 5, 2011
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Readboston Storymobile to Visit Bunker Hill Monument

The ReadBoston Storymobile will make a special appearance at Charlestown’s famous Bunker Hill Monument as part of a week of special events on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m.  This inaugural visit to the Monument will feature stories read by a park guide dressed as an 18th-century Boston colonist, ever-popular and knowledgeable National Park...

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Local Kids Set Sail for Spectacle Island with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

August 5, 2011
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July 27, 2011, Boston, MA. On July 20th and 21st, Over 30 youth from The Boys and Girls Club of Charlestown set sail from Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion for a hands-on program to learn about Boston Harbor’s marine environment and Spectacle Island’s unique treasures through Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s All Access Boston...

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Gins New Chapter with 72nd Commanding Officer

Gins New Chapter with 72nd Commanding Officer

The USS Constitution changed commanding officers in a July 22 ceremony that was held on board the ship in Charlestown. Cmdr. Matt Bonner relieved Constitution’s 71st Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Tim Cooper of command in a turnover that drew more than 300 guests. “It is a distinct honor and very humbling to take command of...

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Go Fish! Mobile Food Truck Serves Tasty Treats in the Navy Yard

July 28, 2011
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Last Friday, Chef David Stein made the first of what he hopes to be many lunchtime openings of his food truck Go Fish! in the Navy Yard.  By the corner of Fifth Street and First Avenue, the brand-new and brightly colored truck raised its grate to serve delicious, mostly seafood offerings. The truck was...

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Repairing History

July 21, 2011
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Repairing History

USS Cassin Young proudly displays her colors as she sits in the drydock next to USS Constitution while repairs are made to the hull. The WWII era 2,050-ton Fletcher-Class destroyer is still open to the public while in drydock.

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Mayor to Attend Cook Street Playground Opening

July 21, 2011
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino will join Charlestown residents to unveil more than $280,000 in improvements to Cook Street Playground on Thursday, July 28, at 1:30 p.m. Located at 15 Hill Street, the opening of Cook Street Playground highlights the Mayor’s commitment to the parks and open spaces in Charlestown. Improvements included two new play...

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The Backhouse and Other Summer Thoughts

July 21, 2011
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Each year, when the summer months of June, July, and August roll around, I am reminded of the early summers of my life.  Until I was fifteen years of age, I spent all of my summers at my Uncle Tom’s camp in Wilmington.  Although the camp was located more than a mile from the...

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Recent Events for The Harvard-kent Scholars

July 14, 2011
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Recent Events for The Harvard-kent Scholars

The Harvard-Kent Leadership and Scholarship Partnership club members were treated to special activities within the past few weeks.   The club membership is composed of six students each year who receive a $1,000 scholarship because of their work in the school including good effort, grades, citizenship and leadership in their grade level.  The scholarship funds...

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Charlestown Preservation Society Announces Two $1,500 Student Scholarship Awards in 2011

July 14, 2011
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Charlestown Preservation Society “CPS” is committed to the preservation of historic buildings and landmarks that make Charlestown a unique and important repository of our national heritage.  CPS has also sought to demonstrate that historic preservation and economic growth can harmoniously co-exist.  The Society has worked to ensure the vitality and quality of life in...

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