Archive for April, 2018

Edwards asks BPDA for Action on Little Mystic Land

April 20, 2018
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City Councilor Lydia Edwards has called for the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) to begin a community process to discuss the reuse of the Little Mystic parcel of land it owns and current leases to MassPort. Known locally as Montego Bay, the Little Mystic is an old protected shipping port that abuts NewTown...
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Landmark Criminal Justice Reform Law Announced

April 20, 2018
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and Representative Daniel Ryan (D-Charlestown) recently announced that the landmark criminal justice reform package crafted by the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representative has been signed into law.  The Senator and Representative joined their colleagues in overwhelmingly voting to pass this sweeping piece of legislation, and last week the Gov....
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Waterfront Coalition to Host Rising Sea Level Meeting April 24

April 20, 2018
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The Charlestown Waterfront Coalition (CWC) is hosting a rising sea level/flooding forum on Tuesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. at Spaulding Rehab.  The forum will discuss strategies for preparing for the next “bomb” storm (or 100 year storm next winter). The Charlestown Waterfront Coalition has engaged three presenters who will provide concrete information about flooding,...
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Red Sox Honor One Boston Day with Visit to Spaulding

April 20, 2018
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The Boston Red Sox honored One Boston Day by doing a number of community visits around the city, including a very special stop at Spaulding Rehab in Charlestown – where many of the Boston Marathon bombing victims recovered and healed after the 2013 tragedy that gave birth to One Boston Day. Red Sox players...
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Leslie Aldrich New Executive Director at CCHI

April 20, 2018
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After many years of working closely with the communities of Revere, Chelsea and Charlestown on public health issues, Leslie Aldrich was recently announced as the new executive director for the Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI) at Mass General Hospital – the umbrella organization that includes The Charlestown Coalition. Aldrich has been working at CCHI for the...
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Pier 6, ReelHouse Water Shuttle Returns

April 20, 2018
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It may be 40 degrees out with a chance of a snow shower all week, but Navy Yard Hospitality Group’s version of Punxsutawney Phil is saying that spring is officially on its way. The Navy Yard Hospitality Group’s special, complimentary water-shuttle that ushers guests between one of Charlestown’s most sought-after seafood restaurants, Pier 6, and new...
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Stone Soup Farm CSA Sign Up

April 20, 2018
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What’s a CSA?  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s a great way for consumers to buy food directly from a farm. You sign up at the beginning of the growing season, and receive a weekly load of fresh produce for your family. The quantity and variety varies throughout the season, giving you the...
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Police Briefs 04-19-2018

April 20, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Drugs 04/09/18 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Bunker Hill Street, an individual was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a Class B substance.   Drugs 04/10/18 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Bunker Hill Street, an individual...
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Townie Tidbits

April 20, 2018
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TIME TO DO SOMETHING FOR CHARLESTOWN’s HISTORY Years ago, back in my younger days I joined the Charlestown Historical Society as a lifetime member. I love researching history, was a history major in college and consider myself a history buff, especially local history which often goes under the radar. Thanks to Seth over at...
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Letter to the Editor

April 20, 2018
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Support this bill To the Editor: Lung cancer deaths are estimated to outnumber prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer deaths in Massachusetts this year, combined. One of the major risk factors for lung cancer is tobacco use. Deaths due to tobacco use are some of the most preventable deaths, and amount to almost 1 in...
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