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Ultimate Frisbee Hits Charlestown in One-Day Clinic for Superteens

August 11, 2018
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Few know that Boston is a mecca for Ultimate Frisbee, but those in the city who ascribe to the values of the sport and the fun of its competition have long been trying to grow the past time with kids in the neighborhoods. It’s been a long journey, but this year one advocacy organization...

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Fresh from the Sea

August 3, 2018
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Fresh from the Sea

THE FRUITS OF THE SEA: Alexa Schmitt and Eleanor Allen show off the beautiful red lobsters about to become someone’s dinner during the annual Lobstah in the Garden party last Weds., July 18, at the Gardens for Charlestown location on Main Street. The sold-out event drew more participants than last year.

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Playing with the Pros

August 3, 2018
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Playing with the Pros

EVERY CHARLESTOWN KID’S DREAM…Quinn Rockhill goes on the attack against Boston Bruin and Charlestown resident Matt Grzelcyk during last Friday’s Pick Up with a Pro event at McGonagle Rink in Ryan Field. Kids from all over the neighborhood were able to play street hockey with Grzelcyk, New York Ranger Jimmy Vesey and Edmonton Oiler...

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Rep Ryan:State Did Not Retreat on Opiate Legislation, Passes Unanimously

August 3, 2018
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The long-discussed, wide-ranging opiate treatment bill passed the state legislature late Tuesday night just in the nick of time, after a conference committee on Tuesday agreed to a compromise form of the bill that went through many twists and turns over the past month. State Rep. Dan Ryan, who is vice chair of the...

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Councilors Edwards, Wu File Chain Store Zoning Legislation

August 3, 2018
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Acting on the controversy regarding a second Starbucks location in the North End, and the ever-creeping chain store presence on Main Street in Charlestown, Councilor Lydia Edwards said she has aligned with Councilors Michelle Wu and Kim Janey to try to bring protections to local business districts. Recently, Edwards said she was alerted to...

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Kitchen Kup Tourney Drops this Weekend

August 3, 2018
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The vaunted Kitchen Kup is back for another summer of fun at Eden Street Park this weekend, and founder Joe Brennan said there will be some great teams competing in a relaxed atmosphere only found in the Town. So far, Brennan said about 16 teams have formed squads and will compete in the double-elimination,...

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AG Healey Endorses Pressley in Congressional Race

August 3, 2018
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More than a few people were surprised locally when Attorney General Maura Healey, of Charlestown, endorsed Congressional Candidate Ayanna Pressley for the 7th District over her own congressman, Michael Capuano. Healey spoke mostly of loyalty in her letter of endorsement on Monday, noting that Pressley backed her in the 2014 Primary election. “For me,...

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Charlestown Students Achieve Academic Honors

August 3, 2018
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COLLIER ON DEAN’S LIST AT UNIV. OF MAINE The University of Maine recognized 2,214 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the spring 2018 semester including Caroline Collier. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 1,634 are from Maine, 533 are from 31 other states and 47 are from 21 countries other than the U.S. TWO ON DEAN’S LIST AT UNH The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for...

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The People’s Lawyer:Campaign Headquarters On Main Street Right at Home for AG Healey

July 28, 2018
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The People’s Lawyer:Campaign Headquarters On Main Street Right at Home for AG Healey

In the off-hours from work, when Attorney General Maura Healey needs to spend some time in her campaign headquarters, she doesn’t need to drive long distances across the state. She simply puts on her sneakers and takes a light jog from her home on the Training Field down to Main Street – where she...

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Spare Bedrooms in Boston Homes Critical to Solving Housing Crisis

July 28, 2018
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Spare Bedrooms in Boston Homes Critical to Solving Housing Crisis

When Nesterly founder Noelle Marcus was at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) studying housing issues and living in the throes of the affordable housing crisis here, she had a shocking moment when she saw some numbers. One in three households, she learned, in Boston would be headed by a single person over the age...

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