Monthly Archives: July 2013

Beating the Heat

July 25, 2013
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Beating the Heat

Neighbors Ethan Greatorex, 4, and Reilley Bartlett, 5, of Charlestown found a fun way last week to beat the heat. They were happy for giveaways, fun activities, and a cool water spray feature to play in at Doherty Park in Charlestown during the Mayor’s free Splash Dance Party on July 18. The Boston Parks...

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Poll Shows Mayor’s Race is Still Up for Grabs

July 25, 2013
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Poll Shows Mayor’s Race is Still Up for Grabs

A recent Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll suggests that the Boston Mayoral race is still very much up for grabs with City Councilor At Large John Connolly and Representative Marty Walsh leading the pack. Twelve candidates are vying for the top two spots during the city’s primary scheduled for September 24. Those two candidates that...

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Menino Looks to Stop Wynn’s Casino

July 25, 2013
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The City of Boston last week raised the possibility that it could be considered a host community, along with the City of Everett, on the $1.2 billion Wynn Casino Resort being proposed for the former Monsanto property on Everett’s waterfront. As was reported in the Boston Globe last week city officials, in letters to...

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Suffolk County Owners Saved Money on Their Car Insurance

July 25, 2013
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A recent study shows that car insurance policyholders in Suffolk County have saved more than $379 million dollars over the past 10 years, in part as a result of investigations and prosecutions targeting fraudulent claims, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. “When scammers file fraudulent claims, honest policyholders are left holding the bag,” Conley...

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Menino’s Threat on Wynn’s Casino

July 25, 2013
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For those of us who know Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, his threat to scuttle the Wynn casino development in Everett (since it is being built on a sliver of Boston land) should be a reason for concern for officials in Everett. Mayor Menino is a politician from the old school who knows how to...

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Police Briefs 07-25-2013

July 25, 2013
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Unarmed Robbery 07/17/2013 – The victim reported while he was delivering food to an address on Starr King Court at around 9 p.m., he was approached by four unknown white males, one of whom punched him in the mouth and took some money from him. The suspects then fled on foot. District detectives were...

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Developers for 30 Polk St. Appear at CPS Committee

July 18, 2013
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Developers for 30 Polk St. Appear at CPS Committee

Neshamkin French Architects, Inc. presented a site plan for a proposed multi-family dwelling to the Design Review Committee of the Charlestown Preservation Society. During the July 15 hearing, members of the committee were particularly focused on maintaining the architectural character of the area and building a more unified, safe community. Architect John French and...

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Come on over to Our House: Spaulding Rehab to Hold Open House on Saturday; Fun Family Activities Planned

July 18, 2013
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Spaulding is proud to announce the rescheduled date for the Spaulding Open House and Family Fun Day for the Charlestown Community is Saturday July 20th from 1-5pm at the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital at 300 First Avenue.  This will be a chance for attendees to tour the new facility and learn about the community...

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Whole Foods to Open on August 7

July 18, 2013
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Whole Foods announced it has planned a grand opening of its Charlestown location that will replace Johnnie’s Foodmaster on Wednesday, August 7. In Ocotober Whole Foods announced an agreement to purchase six leases from Johnnie’s Foodmaster, a family-owned grocery chain based in Chelsea. The six leases include buildings  in Charlestown, South Weymouth, Arlington, Brookline,...

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Mayor Menino’s Final Backyard BBQ A Testament to His True Legacy

July 18, 2013
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Way down at the furthest tip of Boston on Hyde Park’s Chesterfield Street last Friday, Mayor Tom Menino and 2,000 of his closest friends gathered for the 21st and final backyard BBQ at his home – a backyard BBQ that over the years has become a block party featuring a unique cross between family-friendly...

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