Downtown School is a Step Closer to Reality: Site Selected by Menino is at 585 Commercial Street in the North End

March 22, 2013
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Downtown School is a Step Closer to Reality: Site Selected by Menino is at 585 Commercial Street in the North End

Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced Friday the City of Boston’s intentions to acquire 585 Commercial St. as a site to be used for a new downtown school, expected to open in September of 2016. Design for the new downtown school will begin in the fall of 2013, with construction expected to begin in June...

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Charlestown’s Carrie Sunde Was Crowned Miss Cambridge

March 22, 2013
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Charlestown’s Carrie Sunde Was Crowned Miss Cambridge

Charlestown resident Carrie Sunde was crowned Miss Cambridge 2013 during the Miss Boston and Cambridge pageant at the Park Plaza in Boston. Sunde recently moved back to Charlestown to live with her dad and said she was excited to represent the neighborhood she calls home. Sunde, a 2010 graduate of North Quincy High School,...

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Downtown Schools Coalition Reacts to the Announcement

March 22, 2013
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Like so many parents, we’re incredibly enthusiastic about the new school announced by Mayor Menino and Councilor Ross on Friday.  Just as the Mayor has been, we’ve been searching for sites for public schools.  In our neighborhoods, it’s very difficult to find any site that is available and works well for a school.  Finding...

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BSC to Adopt New System for Assigning Students to Schools in Grades K-8

March 22, 2013
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Last Thursday, the Boston School Committee (BSC) voted to adopt the External Advisory Committee (EAC) on School Choice’s recommendation for a new system for assigning students to schools in grades K-8 in Boston. The BSC voted to approve the Home-Based A option for schools in the city. The EAC voted to adopt the same...

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Satellite Dish Companies Try to Block Local Ordinance

March 22, 2013
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As expected, the satellite dish companies are planning to file a lawsuit to block City Councilor Sal LaMattina and the City Council’s attempt to regulate how satellite dishes are installed in neighborhoods like Charlestown. LaMattina made the announcement at a recent community meeting. The proposed ordinance would have focused on the installation, maintenance, use...

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Downtown School

March 22, 2013
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The announcement on last Friday by Mayor Thomas Menino of  the pending  purchase of the building at 585 Commercial Street in the North End for a new K-8 school with an opening in 2016 certainly comes as good news to the many local families who will be able to choose a school closer to...

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Police Briefs 03-21-2013

March 22, 2013
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Drugs 03/11/13 – As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of the Bunker Hill housing development, an individual was placed under arrest for possession with intent to distribute a Class C substance (pills). Breaking and Entering – Residence – Night 03/14/13 – A victim on Main Street reported at about...

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Obituaries 03-21-2013

March 22, 2013
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Clara Mahoney Former Supervisor/Manager of Bunker Hill Health Center Clara M. (DiIanni) Mahoney, a 56 year resident of Charlestown, entered eternal life on Saturday, March 16 at her Charlestown home following an extended illness. She was 79 years old. Clara was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, on April 9, 1933, a daughter of the...

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19th Annual Bryan McGonagle Memorial Tournament

March 14, 2013
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19th Annual Bryan McGonagle Memorial Tournament

This year marked the 19th Annual Bryan McGonagle Memorial Tournament and it was held on March 1st , 2nd and 3rd at the MDC rink in Charlestown. This tournament is held in honor of a young Charlestown hockey player whose life came to a tragic end 19 years ago. His family has been such a great...

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Film Screening at Charlestown Library on March 14

March 14, 2013
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Film Screening at Charlestown Library on March 14

The Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library and Boston Organics present “Forks Over Knives” : film screening followed by a discussion moderated by Amy Levine of Boston Organics and a reception. Thursday, March 14, 7:30pm. Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main Street, Charlestown. Free and open to everyone. Wheelchair accessible. For more information: 617-242-1248,www.bpl.org/branches/charlestown.htm. Charlestown-based...

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Charlestown Live on BNN-TV is Proud to Announce the Arrival of Two New Co-hosts

March 14, 2013
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Charlestown Live on BNN-TV is Proud to Announce the Arrival of Two New Co-hosts

Charlestown Live on BNN-TV is proud to announce the arrival of two new co-hosts on it’s weekly schedule of shows. Joining our crew of Al Carrier, Diane Grant, Danny Ryan and Kathy Giordano are Abby Gray and Billy Boyle. Abby will be joining Diane to bring news from the Chamber of Commerce on local...

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Charlestown Library is the Recipient of $10,000 Bequest

March 14, 2013
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The Cheryl A. Stafford Trust has bequeathed $10,000 to the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library. The generous gift was accepted with thanks and appreciation on March 12 during a meeting of the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees. A longtime resident of Charlestown, Cheryl A. Stafford had a passion for reading and...

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City Officials Choose Surface Option for Rutherford Ave.

March 14, 2013
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After the completion of a thorough and lengthy community process, and in cooperation with the residents of Charlestown, the City of Boston has announced its decision to select the Rutherford Avenue Surface Option Design Plan. The next step toward rebuilding Rutherford Avenue is a comprehensive community process to reach consensus on a final design. ...

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Saint Patrick’s Day

March 14, 2013
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This weekend all Charlestown residents will be able to get their fill of the traditional Irish fare  The following organizations and businesses  will be open for residents to visit and have some Irish cheer: Charlestown Women’s Club Celebration on Thursday, March 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 545 Medford...

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Student Jobs Are Important

March 14, 2013
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Thousands of Boston students will be seeking jobs this summer and it appears that there will not be enough jobs to go around. Apparently the city’s budget cannot provide all the jobs needed for the number of students expected to apply for them. The city will be heavily dependent on the private sector to...

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Police Briefs 03-14-2013

March 14, 2013
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Larceny – Over $200 03/05/13 – At about 1 a.m., officers responded to Tangierino on Main Street for a larceny in progress. Upon arrival, a manager informed police that two suspects had fled the establishment with one of the  “hookah” brass water-pipes used in the restaurant. A witness remembered the first names of the...

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Obituaries 03-14-2013

March 14, 2013
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Christopher Bradshaw Member of Boston Sparks Association and British Institute of Embalmers Christopher C. Bradshaw, a Charlestown resident for more than 20 years, formerly of Cranston RI, died suddenly on March 5. He was 45 years old. A member of the Boston Sparks Association and the British Institute of Embalmers, he was a graduate...

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BHCC Hosts Play, ‘Money Matters’

March 7, 2013
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BHCC Hosts Play, ‘Money Matters’

Cambridge Savings Bank (CSB) and Boston University’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program recently hosted a special performance of the groundbreaking play, Money Matters, at Charlestown’s Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC). The production took place before nearly 300 people, including international students from the Humphrey Fellowship Program. Money Matters engages the audience in critical conversations...

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New Director at Charlestown BGC

March 7, 2013
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New Director at Charlestown BGC

Officials at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) announces the appointment of Peter (Pete) Nash as Executive Director of the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club. Prior to accepting his position within the organization, Nash served as the Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s Shared Space Clubs. He began his new...

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Charlestown High Slated to Receive HVAC and Fire Safety Improvements

March 7, 2013
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Charlestown High School will benefit from a recent bond sale by the City of Boston. Mayor Thomas Menino announced that the city has sold $169.2 million of general obligation bonds via competitive sale. Nine different firms bid on the series. Charlestown High will receive money for a major HVAC and fire safety improvement at the...

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Scholarships Available for Local Students

March 7, 2013
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A consortium of neighborhood affiliates in Partners HealthCare will award two scholarships of $3,000 each to high school seniors from Charlestown who will be pursuing a program of study that will lead to a health career at the associate or bachelor degree level. Eligible students for the Charlestown Health Care Merit Scholarship must have...

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CNC to Hold Hearing on Nearen Row Permit

March 7, 2013
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The CNC will be hosting a meeting for review of the proposed project at 1 Nearen Row relative to the request for a Conditional Use permit to change the existing roof line. This meeting is being held for community review of the project in anticipation of a Zoning Board of Appeals hearing scheduled for...

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Federal Sequester

March 7, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  Mayor Thomas M. Menino is assessing the impact of the cuts...

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Police Briefs 03-07-2013

March 7, 2013
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Sick/Injured Person 02/26/13 – At about 3 p.m., officers responded to the Charlestown Navy Yard for a report of a building fire/explosion. Upon arrival, a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) operations supervisor informed police there was in fact no explosion or fire. Officers were informed that a graduate student was conducting an experiment in a...

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