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New School Times Have Mixed Reviews

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For students and staff at Charlestown High School, last week’s Boston Public Schools (BPS) announcement about a new, later start time for the Medford Street school was a cause for celebration. Because many students come from far-away neighborhoods like Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park, getting to the Town for what is...

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CNC Corner

December 14, 2017
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The Spaulding-Charlestown Neighborhood Council Community Partnership Fund announces the third year of funding. There will be a second tutorial on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 7 p.m. also at the American Legion Hall. Please note that attending one of these tutorials is required for submission. Applications will be due on Friday, January 19, 2018,...

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Mattapan Councilor Announces Full Support in Council President Bid

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Mattapan Councilor Andrea Campbell – in just the beginning of her second term in office – announced on Saturday night that she had secured the votes to become the next City Council president, and the first African-American woman to hold that role. She will replace – if the commitments from her...

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Historical Talks Planned for Dec 16

December 14, 2017
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The Massachusetts Lafayette Society will sponsor two historical talks on Dec. 16 at the Bunker Hill Museum in Charlestown from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Dr. Robert Selig, the National Park Service Historian for the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, will summarize his Massachusetts report on W3R trails in the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts routes include Lafayette landing...

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Drug Court at Charlestown Celebrates Recent Graduation

December 14, 2017
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Three new graduates of the Charlestown Drug Court program celebrated a graduation with friends, family, court officials and recovery coaches recently in a ceremony at the courthouse. The Charlestown Division of the Boston Municipal Court and its Probation Department, which established the Charlestown Addiction Recovery Team (CHART) in partnership with the Charlestown Coalition, held...

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Post Office Not Moving — Right Now

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the hottest rumors around the Town this week is stamped and ready for the delivery. That rumor is that the Charlestown Post Office in the Bunker Hill Mall is planning to move to make way for a larger CVS pharmacy store. Numerous residents had passed the information around last...

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Pearl Harbor Survivors Honored at Local Ceremony

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Emery Arsenault was just 18 when he was stationed with the Army as a radioman at Pearl Harbor. On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941 – the day that would live in infamy – he was just coming off a 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. shift. As they were wrapping up...

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Holiday Cheer

December 11, 2017
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Holiday Cheer

The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce held its 2nd annual Winter Wonderland and Holiday Stroll on Saturday, Dec. 2, to ring in the fun of the Christmas season. The Training Field was transformed into a Winter Wonderland with Santa holding court on the steps of the park courtesy of the Gorman Scholarship. Turn it Around...

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New Venue:4,000-Seat Concert/Entertainment Center at Hood Park

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When people in Charlestown think about seeing a show or a concert, they typically look to the south towards the TD Garden, but if a plan by Hood Park holds, a new 4,000-seat concert and entertainment venue could occupy the first floor of a newly proposed five-story parking garage on the...

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens on Somerville Line

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A little-touted medical marijuana clinic has opened on Broadway in Somerville just over the Charlestown line in the Sullivan Square area. Revolutionary Clinics, a state-of-the-art medical marijuana company, made the announcement this week that its dispensary at 67 Broadway has now opened. Revolutionary Clinics has spent several years working with state...

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