Monthly Archives: August 2017

Among Friends

August 31, 2017
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Among Friends

Giovanni O’Shaughnessey (11) brought his friend Oscar (3), a bearded dragon lizard, out to enjoy some music and fascinate the folks attending the City Square concert on Wednesday, Aug. 11.

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Cambridge College Moves Campus to Charlestown’s Hood Park

August 31, 2017
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Cambridge College Moves Campus to Charlestown’s Hood Park

Cambridge College, long considered a pioneer in adult learning, opens their new campus in Boston’s historic Hood Park (Charlestown), having moved from its former location on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. The new, state-of-the-art campus consolidates the four schools into a single campus in Boston. “We are delighted to welcome new, returning, and future students...

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Organization is Looking for Input on Water Transportation

August 31, 2017
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A Boston Harbor-based organization is looking for input on how Charlestown residents use water transportation and how they hope it can change in the future. The study is part of an effort on behalf of federal and state agencies. Boston Harbor Now is conducting the online survey and anyone can participate by visiting bostonharborsurvey.com...

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Second Round of Mitigation Funds Ready for Applications

August 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It hardly seems like the first round of Wynn money from the Charlestown Community Impact Fund has settled in the bank accounts of local organizations, and already it’s time for round two. City officials, Mayor Martin Walsh and fund participants announced this week that application are available for the fund and...

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Passacantilli Releases Parks and Open Space Platform

August 31, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina has released his Parks & Open Space Platform.  Passacantilli is running for District 1 City Councilor, which includes the neighborhoods of East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End. Passacantilli said, “Welcoming parks and open spaces...

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Winning Garden Focuses on Native Plants and Unique Open Spaces

August 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The mailbox at 2 Auburn Sq. isn’t the typical mailbox. In fact, it’s more of a flower garden, but yet a functional one. Then again, the front yard also isn’t the typical yard, having bird cages with foliage, native plants and plenty of nice things to enjoy in the out of...

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Saving Memorial Hall Continues

August 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel While work on the inside of the old Memorial Hall on Green Street has continued on the inside for the past year, and several milestones have been met, now work is getting ready to start outside – and an exciting new partner has come forward to help. Joe Zuffante of the...

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Silence is Golden – and Melodic – in BPL’s Courtyard Concerts

August 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As the sun shone brightly last Friday afternoon on the shrubbery of the Copley Library’s celebrated Courtyard, string music from the Boston Philharmonic permeated the air as shadows danced off of the columns and statuary. It was like a scene right out the Victorian television series ‘Downton Abbey,’ except there were...

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Edwards Offers Transportation Plan

August 31, 2017
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Candidate for Boston City Council Lydia Edwards released a transportation infrastructure policy proposal this week with recommendations to mitigate traffic congestion, parking issues, and public-transportation deficiencies. “I have a vested interest in increasing the quality of life of my district neighbors who deal with the same traffic congestion and parking issues as I do...

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Some Wondering If State Gaming Law is Too Strict on Hiring Rules

August 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A host of state officials and criminal justice reform organizations have locked hands on the issue of hiring casino workers, targeting the “automatic disqualifier” provision in the Gaming Law as something that puts an unfair burden on residents with small-time criminal records and could even prevent someone from even getting a...

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