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Marx Initiated into Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

May 17, 2018
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Siobhan Marx of Charlestown, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Marx was initiated at Salem State University. Marx is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is...

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DiDomenico’s Lift the Cap on Kids Bill Included in Budget

May 17, 2018
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Last week, Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and his colleagues on the Senate Committee on Ways & Means released their Fiscal Year 2019 budget, which includes funding and language from Senator DiDomenico’s bill to lift the Cap on Kids. The Cap on Kids – also called the “family cap” — denies benefits to children conceived...

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Berdick Elected to Big Sister Board

May 17, 2018
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Charlestown resident, Stephanie Berdick, has been elected to Big Sister Association of Greater Boston’s board of directors. Berdick’s election was announced at the organization’s annual meeting on May 7, held at the offices of Allen & Gerritsen in Boston. As a board member, Berdick will support the strategic and fiscal oversight of the premier...

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MGH Institute of Health Professions Graduates are Told: “You Can Transform Health Care”

May 17, 2018
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MGH Institute of Health Professions graduated the largest class in its 41-year history on May 14 at 2018 Commencement. A total of 583 members of the Class of 2018 received doctoral, master, bachelor degrees, or certificates, in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, speech-language pathology, rehabilitation sciences, and health professions education. President...

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All Eyes on Encore Boston Harbor with Repeal of Sports Betting Ban

May 17, 2018
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The U.S. Supreme Court issued a revolutionary decision repealing the ban on sports betting Monday morning that has far-reaching effects in the world of sport, but also has major implications right in Charlestown’s backyard at the Encore Boston Harbor casino – where most assume sports betting would likely become a large part of the...

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Reese ‘Catching’ on in Her Second Year as Little League President

May 17, 2018
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When Cathy Reese was a college catcher at Cornell University, she enjoyed quarterbacking the softball games – coordinating the strategy and keeping everyone on track in the field. Now, as the new president of Little League, the 15-year Charlestown resident is using those same skills to ‘catch on’ and growing ever-more comfortable in her...

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Townies Win First Chowda Cup

May 11, 2018
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Townies Win First Chowda Cup

The Charlestown Townies men’s team took their first-ever Chowda Cup in Marlborough last weekend, beating returning champs Framingham for the Cup. The Townies have participated in the huge hockey tournament – which boasts about 80 to 100 teams – for about 10 years without bringing home a cup. This year was different with the...

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May 12 will be ‘Celebrate Historic Charlestown Day’

May 11, 2018
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If there’s ever a day to block off for a full day of fun in the Town – aside from the day that includes a large parade – then that day would be this Saturday, May 12, when the Friends of Memorial Hall and the Charlestown Preservation Society will combine with other friends to...

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Suffolk County DA Candidates Forum Sparks Debate Among the Contenders

May 11, 2018
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A heated discussion between the candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney took place in a packed room at Suffolk University Law School on Thursday, May 3. The event was moderated by Meghan Irons the social justice reporter for The Boston Globe and was hosted by Boston Wards 3, 4, and 5 Democratic Committees, Suffolk...

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Walsh Holds Annual Coffee Hour Meeting

May 11, 2018
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After a lively welcome and a lot of happy socializing, the top item on the agenda for Mayor Martin Walsh at the Training Field on Wednesday morning was dogs…and leashes. “I want to start by taking a moment to thank the community for the great work that was done to refurbish this park, but...

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