Monthly Archives: January 2016

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 a Surrounding Community Agreement for Boston that has some accommodations for Charlestown, including mitigation money for traffic and the prospect of removing the Boston Water...

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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 the Knights of Columbus Hall to explain their proposal to locate a trash transfer station at their facility off Rutherford Avenue behind the old Hood...

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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 to fund and expand drug treatment opportunities in the city. Kelly, who also ran for At-Large City Councilor in 2013 and is the founder of...

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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 Redevelopment Authority (BRA) indicated it will not expand Charlestown’s URA into Sullivan Square. The Charlestown URA has existed for many decades, and includes almost all...

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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 Everett in the next two weeks – a milestone that triggers major mitigation money for Everett. “We’re shooting for May to start construction,” said Chris...

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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 – tucked away behind Charlestown High School (CHS) and next to the soccer fields – is run by the popular CHAD organization and serves hundreds of...

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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., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug...

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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 always be pain. That missed extra point came home to haunt the Patriots in the final play of the game. What could have been doesn’t...

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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 comments would have been cumulative.  The impassioned, informed and relevant comments, supported by the entire audience of over 200 people, highlighted the negative impact of...

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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. With all but one of Boston’s lawsuits thrown out of courts, Wynn is moving ahead with his project just recently having named Boston-based Suffolk Construction...

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