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‘The Fourth Grade Project’ Premieres in City Square

October 4, 2018
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Fourth graders are curious, young observers of society, aware of the struggles and complexities that impact their families and communities. Internationally-renowned artist Judy Gelles has documented the stories of more than 300 fourth-grade students from around the world in her photography series, The Fourth Grade Project, on display now through Jan. 3, 2019, at...
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Townie Sports

October 4, 2018
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CHS names former star Hugh Coleman as hoop coach   Charlestown High School has hired one of the state’s most successful high school basketball coaches, a man whose family name is already synonymous with basketball excellence at the school. Hugh Coleman, who graduated from Charlestown High in 1997 and went on to excel at...
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Annual Charlestown Vigil

September 27, 2018
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Annual Charlestown Vigil

Anaya Cain with Lisa Fournier are moved to tears in remembering young Michael Cain, who passed away in 2015. The 10th annual Charlestown vigil took place on Saturday, Sept. 22, with scores of residents attending to remember those lost in the Town to drugs or alcohol. More than 130 names were read and included...
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Community Gives Suggestions for Eden Street Playground Project

September 27, 2018
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The first of three community meetings regarding the Eden Street playground was held on Sept. 20, and tensions are running high in the community on certain parts of the re-design. Members of the community of all ages gathered inside the Golden Age Center to learn about the history and existing conditions of the site,...
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CNC Community Corner

September 27, 2018
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The monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford St. There will be a presentation by Mark Rosenshein with regard to the Hood Park development plans. The public is encouraged to attend. If you are interested in participating...
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Edwards,BPS Face Showdown on Stillman Tennis Center Inaction

September 27, 2018
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Councilor Lydia Edwards drafted a letter Wednesday morning and planned to address the Boston School Committee Wednesday night regarding the inaction of the Boston Public Schools (BPS) on the Mel Stillman Tennis Center in Charlestown, otherwise known as the Bubble. In the letter, Edwards called for BPS – who now owns the site –...
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Baker,Walsh Join 250 Supporters to Celebrate the Launch of Spaulding Research Institute

September 27, 2018
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Thursday night, Sept. 20, marked a banner night at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown as more than 250 guests and supporters gathered to celebrate the launch of Spaulding Research Institute. Spaulding Research Institute is a new commitment from Spaulding to focus resources and energy on issues related to improving the lives of those impacted...
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Alford Street Bridge to Close Oct 1 to April 30, Major Tie-Ups Expected

September 27, 2018
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In the early 2000s, the popular term ‘Don’t Go There’ was all about avoidance, and now it can be applied to avoiding the roads around Charlestown. With traffic already at a standstill most of the day and night in the Alford Street and Sullivan Square areas due to construction, the state and City of...
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Recovery is Personal to Me – and to All of Us

September 27, 2018
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Early on in my first campaign for mayor, I realized I had to be open about my recovery from alcoholism. I had been working on addiction prevention and recovery issues for my entire 16 years in the State Legislature, and I knew I wanted to make it a priority for the city if I...
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Disco for David

September 20, 2018
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Disco for David

WHEELS OF STEEL: With a photo of the late David Whelan hanging above them, superstar Charlestown DJs: Kevin McGoff, Smoky Cain, Dan Campbell, Dennis Taylor, and Eddie D pause for a picture during the Flashback Friday portion of Disco for David last Friday night, Sept. 14, at the Knights of Columbus Father Daniel Mahoney...
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