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Week in Review: Armory Discussion, 'State of the City'

A look at some of the top stories on Charlestown Patch last week.

Life gets busy, and Patch certainly understands that. So with that in mind, here are a few stories you might have missed on Charlestown Patch this week:

  1. Residents Discuss Charlestown Armory's Future—The Boston Department of Neighborhood Development on Tuesday hosted the third in a series of meetings to gather community input for the future use of the old Charlestown Armory building.
  2. —An aggressive approach to school improvement and pay equity for Boston’s women were two pillars of Mayor Thomas Menino’s 2013 State of the City address.
  3. Boston's Food Truck Program Still on A Roll—Food trucks in 2013 also gain access to the Charlestown Navy Yard at Baxter Road, the Charlestown Freedom Trail at Adams Street and parts of East Boston and Roxbury. 
  4. 'Art for Agency' Week at Charlestown High School—All last week, students in Diploma Plus, a small learning community with Charlestown High School, took part in an interdisciplinary “Art for Agency” week.
  5. Police Reports: Door Pried Open in House Break—A home on Parker Street was broken into and a laptop computer was stolen on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
  6. Charlestown Democrats To Pick 2013 Delegates—Democrats in Charlestown will hold a caucus, to elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s 2013 Platform Convention, on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Charlestown Community Center.
  7. Menino Hosts 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns' Meeting—Boston Mayor Thomas Menino hosted the Massachusetts delegation of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition on Thursday as they continued their push on Congress to enact national legislation that will decrease gun violence.
  8. —The Boston area is seeing more than just the flu this time of year. The “winter vomiting bug,” or norovirus, is making its rounds as well.
  9. MBTA Ridership Has Slight Uptick in 2012—According to figures released by MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott on Thursday, 400 million riders took trips on the MBTA in 2012, which is good for a 2.3 percent increase over ridership in 2011.
  10. Boston EITC Offers Free Tax Help—Need help preparing your taxes, but don't have money to pay a professional? The Boston Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition offers free tax preparation for Boston residents who worked in 2012 and earned less than $50,000.

Did we miss something? Send news tips, comments and suggestions to becca.manning@patch.com.

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