Monthly Archives: May 2017

Group says ‘Surface Option’ Best for Sullivan Square

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A coalition of die-hard involved residents concerned about the Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square corridor said this week that they’ve been through years of ups and downs with the project, and in anticipation of the May 18 Boston Transportation Department (BTD) meeting, they still believe that their long-touted ‘surface option’ for...

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Council Candidate Field Keeps Getting Smaller

May 13, 2017
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By John Lynds and Seth Daniel No Charlestown candidates have emerged, nor are any expected to emerge, for the District 1 Council race, but the two established, City Hall-employed, candidates – one from Eastie and one from the North End – have been joined this week by a long-time Eastie community activist in the...

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MGH Institute Graduates Largest Class in its 40-Year History

May 13, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions graduated the largest class in its 40-year history on Saturday, May 6 at Commencement 2017. Among the 557 new graduates were students in the first classes of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy and Master of Physician Assistant Studies programs. During the morning hooding and pinning events, graduating students in...

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BHA said Off-Site is a Consideration

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) said this week that they are considering splitting up the sites for the One Charlestown development, and they also are excited to speak with the community about their original Request For Proposals (RFP), as they believe there are some major misunderstandings about numbers in that document....

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New Name,New Leadership for Tenants of Bunker Hill Development

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Major changes have come quickly for the leadership, and even the name, of the tenants organization representing thousands of residents in the Bunker Hill Housing Development, with long-time president Betty Carrington stepping aside and a new board and new president leading under a new name. New President Tiara Murphy said they...

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Owners ‘Ready to Rebuild’ at Site of December Six-Alarm Fire

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The owners of the building that burnt down on Bunker Hill Street last December, on likely the coldest day of the winter, has demolished the damaged building and said he is ready to rebuild. George Georges owned the apartment units and the laundromat that occupied the space until a terrible, six...

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Police Briefs 05-11-2017

May 13, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Robbery 05/03/17 – A victim on Austin Street reported while walking home a black male, approached him, brandished a knife and demand money. The victim complied before the suspect fled the area. The matter is under investigation. Larceny 05/03/17 – A victim on Chelsea Street reported a package delivered to her home...

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Townie Tidbits

May 13, 2017
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KATHRYN WHITE, 82, ALWAYS FIRST LADY OF BOSTON The word ‹gracious› is always the first word that comes to my mind when I reflect on Kathryn White, the widow of Boston›s Mayor Kevin H. White. Hers was always as many have said a calm and steadying presence. Kathryn White, 82, and her husband were...

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Letter to the Editor

May 13, 2017
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PARADE ROUTE LISTED Dear Editor: The Battle Of Bunker Hill Parade Committee has changed the route of the parade The parade will start, as usual, in Hays Square and proceed over Bunker Hill Street and turn left onto Main Street. It will then turn left onto Green Street and then turn right onto High...

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Townie Sports

May 13, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly BISONS BACK TO WINNING WAYS Nichols (10-8) wrapped up their 2017 lacrosse season with a heart-breaking 13-10 loss to the University of New England in the CCC League quarterfinals. Freshman standout midfielder Hugh O’Donnell finished the campaign with a goal and an assist and led the Bisons with 22 caused turnovers....

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