YMCA Campaign Kickoff

February 4, 2016
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YMCA Campaign Kickoff

The Charlestown YMCA had its kick-off party on Thursday, Jan. 28, at RSM (formerly McGladrey) in City Square. The party signified the start of the 2016 Annual Campaign. Proceeds from the event benefit kids, teens, families and military service members of the Charlestown community. Shown from left Vicki Valhouli, YMCA Board Member Jon Swanson,...

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Boston,Wynn Come to Terms on Casino

February 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In the end, it was Mayor Martin Walsh and Wynn CEO Steve Wynn who got down to the nitty gritty – successfully negotiating directly with one another all last week on a Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) for Boston that has some...

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$1m Check for Charlestown Still Remains in Escrow at MGC

February 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A little over a year ago, Wynn Everett delivered a $1 million check to the City of Boston for Charlestown non-profits – a stipulation spelled out in the licensing agreement with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). However, the City shocked more...

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Community Groups Start Presentations For CNC, Spaulding Funding Grants

February 4, 2016
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The Spaulding-Charelstown Neighborhood Council  (CNC)  Community Partnership Fund is holding a series of presentations by the 17 applicants for this year’s funding. There will be three more sets of...

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LaMattina to Fight Casella Trash Transfer Station

February 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City Councilor Sal LaMattina vowed this week that the Casella Trash Transfer station is a dead proposal. The trash transfer station was the subject of a...

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Long-Despised BWSC Plant on City Line Could be History

February 4, 2016
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While Boston’s decision to end its fight with Wynn was huge news in Charlestown, and money on the table was a huge part of that discussion, a surprise addition...

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Chartering a New Beginning at the Monsanto Site

February 4, 2016
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There’s something to be said for cleaning up after others, but in the case of Bob Delhome and his company, Charter Environmental, they are cleaning up the sins of...

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Police Briefs 02-04-2016

February 4, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m.,...

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Townie Tidbits

February 4, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani JIM BRETT HONORED BY USS CONSTITUTION MUSEUM  Former state Rep. Jim Brett, D-Dorchester and president CEO of the New England Council was recently honored by the...

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Key Role for Sal

February 4, 2016
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When Councilor Sal LaMattina was named vice chair of the Boston City Council Ways and Means Committee last month, little did we realize then that maybe his appointment came...

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The Wynn and City of Boston Deal

February 4, 2016
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The announcement last Thursday that Wynn Resorts and Mayor Martin Walsh have reached a deal on mitigation should come as no surprise.  Since the Boston lawsuits were dismissed last...

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Boston, Wynn Come to Terms on Surrounding Community Agreement

January 29, 2016
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In the end, it was Mayor Martin Walsh and Wynn CEO Steve Wynn who got down to the nitty gritty – negotiating directly with one another all week on...

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Residents are saying ‘No’ to Waste Transfer Station

January 28, 2016
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By Stephen Quigley Representatives from Casella Resources Solutions appeared Monday night before a packed room of more than 200 residents at The Charlestown Neighborhood Council’s Basic Services Committee in...

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Kelly Joins Linehan’s Staff

January 28, 2016
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By John Lynds Charlestown resident and former staffer for the late Mayor Thomas Menino, Jack Kelly,  will join South Boston Councilor Bill Linehan’s staff to help work on ways...

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BRA Won’t Expand Urban Renewal into Sullivan Sq

January 28, 2016
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After a year-long planning process to approve a new, 10-year Urban Renewal Plan for 14 areas of Boston – including Charlestown’s large Urban Renewal Area (URA) – the Boston...

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Wynn Building Permit to Come in a Few Weeks,Unlocks $5 Million in Mitigation

January 28, 2016
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Wynn Everett officials indicated last week that they will start construction on the $1.7 billion destination casino this May, and hope to take out their first building permit from...

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The ‘Bubble’ Holds Court for Many

January 28, 2016
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Charlestown has a hidden gem, and it doesn’t come in the form of a shiny rock, but rather a big white bubble. The Mel Stillman Community Tennis Center –...

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Police Briefs 01-28-2015

January 28, 2016
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Charlestown Beat POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m.,...

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Townie Tidbits

January 28, 2016
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THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT THAN PEYTON MANNING Well by now the defeat has settled in with the 20-18 to Peyton Manning’s Broncos but there will...

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Letter to the Editor

January 28, 2016
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Casella Waste Transfer Station To the Editor: I attended the community meeting tonight concerning the proposed waste transfer station by Casella Resource Solutions.  I did not speak as my...

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Wynn Could be an Ally?

January 28, 2016
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Charlestown and Mayor Martin Walsh have fought to the bitter end to stop Wynn Resorts from building in Everett. It seems that this battle is close to being over....

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Not the Right Project

January 28, 2016
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Representatives from Casella Resources Solutions wanted feedback from residents about locating a trash transfer station in their facility behind the old Hood Milk site. Well, they got that feedback,...

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Parents Protest Over Schools at Walsh’s Address

January 22, 2016
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Parents Protest Over Schools at Walsh’s Address

By John Lynds Following a letter to parents last week from Boston Public School Superintendent Tommy Chang reporting that the school department will face a $50 million deficit, a...

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Amidst Protests Walsh Stresses Education in State of City

January 22, 2016
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Amidst Protests Walsh Stresses Education in State of City

By Seth Daniel Though there wasn’t much said about Charlestown specifically, Mayor Martin Walsh delivered his second State of the City Address on Tuesday night in Symphony Hall and...

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