Summer in Charlestown

July 30, 2015
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Summer in Charlestown

Emery Deroeve, 4 ½, Riann Greatorex, 5, Reilly Bartlett 7, and Apryl Michaels, 8, enjoy the July 10 Splash Dance Party hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at Doherty Playground in Charlestown. Future Splash Dance Parties will be held in conjunction with the ParkARTS Artists in Residence children’s workshops on Wednesday, July...

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Disabled Marine Gets Hero’s Welcome in Charlestown

July 30, 2015
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Disabled Marine Gets Hero’s Welcome in Charlestown

After traveling through such remote places as Stillwell, KS, Gunnison, CO and Damascus, VA, Toran Gaal – a double amputee Marine Corps Veteran – hand cycled into the Charlestown Navy Yard and the Charlestown Police Station on July 22 to a warm welcome that...

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Graphic Arts Project Design Gets Positive Nod from CPS

July 30, 2015
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Developers from Berkley Investments were on hand in a rare summer meeting of the Design Review Committee (DRC) of the Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) on Monday, July 20, to review early plans for a large development at the Graphic Arts Building on busy Sullivan...

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U.S. Attorney Calls Boston Casino Lawsuit ‘Vicious’ in Court Filing

July 30, 2015
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The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts struck a major setback to the Boston casino lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last week, calling the suit “vicious.” The disclosure...

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Police Briefs 07-30-2015

July 30, 2015
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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., 2nd floor,...

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Letter to the Editor

July 30, 2015
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A wonderful turnout Dear friend of the Kennedy Center, On Saturday, June 20, 2015, over 260 people attended the Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary Benefit and BBQ at the Bunker...

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Whales Ahoy

July 30, 2015
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Last week a couple of whales were spotted in Boston Harbor. For those of us growing up in Boston in the 1970’s and 80’s, when many of our rivers...

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Charlestown Residents,Casino Employees Attend Job Fair

July 24, 2015
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Charlestown Residents,Casino Employees Attend Job Fair

As plans of the casino just over the Mystic River in Everett continue to be haggled about in Charlestown and Boston, one of the more underreported aspects of the...

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Wynn Files Environmental Report:Addresses Sullivan Sq. Impasse

July 24, 2015
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Just when everyone thought there couldn’t be any more paperwork filed in association with the Wynn casino project, this week they’ve added another 1,000 pages. Wynn Everett filed its...

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Wynn Goes to Bid for Design & Construction Services for Casino

July 24, 2015
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Wynn Resorts announced Wednesday that Requests for Proposals (RFP) and solicitation of bids have been issued for the first-phase of design and construction of the $1.7 billion, five-star Wynn...

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Police Briefs 07-23-2015

July 24, 2015
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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., 2nd floor,...

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Downtown View:The Vision – Where is it?

July 24, 2015
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Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, the operator since 2011 of the city-owned Faneuil Hall Marketplace, has been in recent tussles with its merchants, pushcarts, street performers and history-loving Bostonians. After public...

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Vacationing in the Lone Star State

July 24, 2015
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 I am having a great vacation down here in Austin which many call a blue dot in a red state. The Texas heat is HEAT. So far, the temps...

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At Home on the Stage – Eleven year-old David Sullivan stars in BCT production of ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.’

July 23, 2015
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At Home on the Stage – Eleven year-old David Sullivan stars in BCT  production of ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.’

Charlestown resident David Sullivan is appearing in the lead role of Ching Ho, a comedic henchman, in the Boston Children’s Theatre’s (BCT) production of Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. this...

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Charlestown Man is A Finalist In Canon Short Movie Contest

July 22, 2015
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Charlestown Man is A Finalist In Canon Short Movie Contest

When Charlestown’s Jonathan Spencer picked up a video camera, the results were usually high-quality fun for family and friends to see. Now, though, his most recent video foray is...

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Showdown on Boston, Revere:Lawsuits Ends with a Push of the Pause Button

July 22, 2015
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If the lawsuits over the Wynn casino license were viewed as an athletic contest, then last Thursday’s hearing in Suffolk Superior Court was simply the coin toss. And the...

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Boston Receives 2015 City Livability Award

July 22, 2015
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Selected by former mayors from a pool of over 200 applicants, Boston was awarded first place in the 2015 City Livability Awards Program at the U.S. Conference of Mayors...

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Townie Tidbits

July 22, 2015
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I was caught off guard recently while reading my copy of the Weymouth News which happens to be one of five newspapers I write for on a regular basis....

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Summer is Here

July 22, 2015
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The excitement and bustle of the Fourth of July weekend has come and gone, and now we can settle into our summer rhythm — whatever that may be for...

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John Harvard Mall to Get Re-Vamped

July 9, 2015
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John Harvard Mall to Get Re-Vamped

One of the great misnomers is that John Harvard actually had something to do with Cambridge. It is true, he donated his book collection and a sum of money...

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Wynn Calls Boston To Stop ‘Campaign of Falsehoods’ or Else

July 9, 2015
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A noted attorney from California, who has represented casino developer Steve Wynn in previous successful slander suits, has called on the City of Boston to stop spreading lies about...

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Somerville/Boston Paving Rehabilitation now Underway

July 9, 2015
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Continuing through late August, the section of I-93 South between Exit 30 (Route 38) in Somerville and a point south of Exit 26 (Leverett Circle) just north of the...

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OCPF Fines Company for Contributing to Local Officials

July 9, 2015
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The trash removal company once responsible for weekly trash pick up in Charlestown before the contract was handed over to Sunrise last year was fined by the Massachusetts Office...

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Police Briefs 07-09-2015

July 9, 2015
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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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