Five Things: Reclaiming Charlestown and School Choice Meetings

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Today is Monday, May 14. Here are five things you should know:

1.) : Two nationally prominent authorities on the topic of freeway removal and traffic calming are speaking at the , 73 High St. Tuesday, May 15 at 6 p.m. Peter Park and Ian Lockwood will illustrate how cities across the country are envisioning and reclaiming neighborhoods for all users, including cyclists, pedestrians, transit users and motorists. Proponents and skeptics welcome.

2.) : At-large City Councilor John Connolly wants to hear from Charlestown residents about their thoughts and experiences regarding the Boston Public School registration process and lottery systems. You can have coffee and breakfast with him on Thursday, May 17 at 9 a.m. at the , 10 City Square.

3.) MORE KUDOS TO CHARLESTOWN TEACHER: Charlestown Patch reader   offered her congratulations to Charlestown High history teacher Amy Piacitelli after . McCarron wrote: "Congratulations to Ms Piacitelli. It is so nice to hear such good things about our schools and especially the teachers that work with our children."

4.) WRITERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, ARTISTS WANTED: Charlestown Patch is your website so please consider sharing your thoughts and talents with others in the community by using our blogging platform. Blogs are great for sharing opinions but you can share much more too. Consider a visual blog with artwork or photography. Find out more here.

5.) : If you haven't voted in our Video Battle of the Bands concert yet, you have until Friday to cast your vote. So and help decide what band will be the grand prize winner.



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