School Bells Ring

September 15, 2016
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School Bells Ring

Audrey Kelly walks her children Destiney, 5, and Jayden, 7, up the Harvard-Kent School stairs to their first day of classes last Thursday, Sept. 8. Students all over Charlestown and Boston returned last Thursday, Sept. 8.

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Colliers Proposes Residential Building within Hood Park

September 15, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A third, large residential project on the industrial side of Rutherford Avenue has become public this week, with Colliers International proposing a large residential project for the Hood Park on a site that had previously been slated for an office building. Geoffrey Lewis and Mark Rosenshein of Colliers announced this week...

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PARK(ing) Day Comes to Charlestown

September 15, 2016
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A public park will spring up on parking spaces at Bunker Hill Street this Friday afternoon, but residents must act quick, because like Cinderella, the park will be gone by nightfall. On Friday, September 16, many parking spaces throughout Boston and across the world – including some spaces in Charlestown – will be transformed...

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Festivities Planned at St John’s on Sunday

September 15, 2016
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On Sunday, September 18th, St. John’s Episcopal Church begins the program year with classes for children’s formation and a parish picnic. Classes for children ages 3 and up begin at 9:45 am in the Parish House, with children joining their families in church for the conclusion of the 10 am worship service. The Godly...

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MassDOT Unveils Latest Plans for N Washington St Bridge

September 15, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has unveiled the latest plans for the new North Washington Street Bridge. Miguel Rosales, president and founder of Boston-based Rosales + Partners Transportation Design, is the architect behind the estimated $125-million bridge, which will replace the existing structurally deficient crossing that links City Square in...

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Charlestown Voters Support the Three Winners in Primary

September 15, 2016
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By John Lynds Last Thursday’s State Primary was quiet with low voter turnout in Charlestown and across the state. With many incumbents running unopposed few ventured out to cast a ballot for incumbents and even those incumbents who had challengers. The story of the night was former At-Large Boston City Councilor and former Council...

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MGH Institute Faculty, Students and Staff to Take Part in IMPACT Day

September 15, 2016
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More than 350 students, faculty, and staff from MGH Institute of Health Professions will work with community groups and other non-profit organizations in Charlestown and around Greater Boston on Friday, September 16 as part of the graduate school’s annual Community IMPACT Day event. More than 60 teams of students in nursing, occupational therapy, physical...

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Appreciation Night for Police on Sept 21

September 15, 2016
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A Charlestown Police Appreciate Night, sponsored by a Grateful Community, will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club’s 60 High Sreet building.  Current and former officers who are/have served in Charlestown have been invited to attend. All residents of Charlestown are urged...

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MGH Institute Helps Local Children Prepare for New School Year

September 15, 2016
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A group of students and faculty from MGH Institute of Health Professions graduate school recently held a “Transitions Camp” for children to be better prepared to start the school year after summer vacation.  The week-long camp, held at Special Townies’ Clubhouse, included a variety of activities designed to address individualized goals to get the children ready...

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Police Briefs 09-15-2016

September 15, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Larceny 09/06/16 – A victim on Bunker Hill Street reported unknown person(s) stole a wheelchair from in front of their home. Threats 09/07/16 – A victim on First Avenue reported he saw a male charging his phone outside of his apartment building. When he informed the individual he was on private property...

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Marijuana Amendment Passes Zoning Bd. ,Limits Locations

September 15, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An amendment to the City’s Zoning Code that would put in place a half-mile buffer zone on medical marijuana dispensaries, long championed by Councilor Michael Flaherty, passed unanimously last week at the City’s Zoning Commission. It is now in effect and prevents medical marijuana dispensaries from locating side-by-side or at multiple...

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Preparing Boston Children to Take Exam School Entrance Test

September 15, 2016
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By Superintendent Tommy Chang As we approach the start of the 2016-2017 school year, we are setting out to increase awareness of the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) for entrance to the city’s three examination schools, Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School, and John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics & Science, and highlight that...

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Welcome Back to School

September 15, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On Thursday, September 8th, Boston Public Schools began classes for their first day of school. I hope BPS teachers, parents, and students have had a restful summer, and are excited to start another great school year. I know I’m excited — I visited Boston schools throughout the city on...

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Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2016
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...

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Navy Day at Warren Prescott

September 8, 2016
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Navy Day at Warren Prescott

Liliana Gomez, 4, hands some much-needed water to sailor Gerard Diaz during Navy Day at the Warren Prescott School on Aug. 23. Sailors from all over the world helped spruce up and get ready for classes, which begin today, Sept. 8.

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At Tide Pool Exhibit

September 8, 2016
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At Tide Pool Exhibit

Two-year-old Yu Chan of Charlestown and his mom Eleanor Ng check out the  New England  Aquarium  tide pool exhibit  at the  August 23 ParkARTS Boston Children’s Festival presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the  Boston Parks and Recreation Department in Franklin Park.

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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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Police Briefs 09-08-2016

September 8, 2016
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Charlestown Beat OUI 09/02/16 – As a result of a motor vehicle accident on High Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle under the influence. Larceny-Bike 09/03/16 – A victim reported he left two Priority bikes locked to a bike stand on Third Avenue on Sept. 2, but when...

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How Boston Public Works Helps You

September 8, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh  While we may want to think that winter is a long way away, the reality is that the season is just around the corner. In order to keep our infrastructure winter-ready, our Department of Public Works has spent the summer preparing our City for snowier days. They have been...

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Gorman Softball Tourney Makes Call for Scholarship Applicants

September 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel This coming Saturday, Sept. 10, the ladies of Charlestown and their friends and family members from near and far will take to the diamond for their annual softball tournament in memory of Mark and Michelle Gorman – but this year the organizers are rallying Charlestown parents to enter their children for...

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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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