Monthly Archives: May 2018

Walsh Holds Annual Coffee Hour Meeting

May 11, 2018
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After a lively welcome and a lot of happy socializing, the top item on the agenda for Mayor Martin Walsh at the Training Field on Wednesday morning was dogs…and leashes. “I want to start by taking a moment to thank the community for the great work that was done to refurbish this park, but...

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After Five Years, Steven Jones is Not Forgotten in the Town

May 11, 2018
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In five years, many things around the Town have come and gone. Most of those things have been forgotten, or have become less important, but that is not the case with the memory of Steven Jones – who was tragically murdered off of Medford Street five years ago on Monday, May 7, while passing...

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Boston City Council Notes

May 11, 2018
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The last City Council hearing was held on Wednesday, May 2 at Boston City Hall. The following items were discussed: Grants The Boston Police Department will accept and expend $850,000 from the Boston Regional Intelligence Center Allocation. The grant will fund upgrading, expanding, and integrating technology and protocols related to anti-terrorism, anti-crime, anti-gang and...

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Mass Gaming Clears Removal of Steve Wynn from Gaming License

May 11, 2018
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A big sigh of relief lingered over One Horizon Way just over the Charlestown line on Monday afternoon, as the Encore Boston Harbor folks received word that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) would allow Steve Wynn to be removed from the gaming license – effectively signaling that the Commission believes the company is moving...

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Award-Winning Chef Matt Morello Creating Elite Edibles for Revolutionary Clinics

May 11, 2018
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He spent his entire professional career working in the country’s best restaurants and crafting innovative tastes in his own bistros. Now, Chef Matt Morello is bringing his culinary skills to Revolutionary Clinics, making unique, cannabis-infused edibles. Revolutionary Clinics is a state-of-the-art medical marijuana company with a dispensary at 67 Broadway in Somerville and two...

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Eden Street Park to Get Final Renovation Phase This Summer

May 11, 2018
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Whether it’s the Kitchen, Eden Street Park or Edwards Playground – by any name – the beloved community space is getting a $1.4 million facelift, with meetings starting this summer. While announcing his Capital Budget for the City, Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the park is getting the final phase of its improvements this...

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Sprouts Garden Club Receives Exclusive City Grant

May 11, 2018
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Not many people know that the Charlestown Sprouts garden on Terminal Street is active. In fact, gardener Gerald Robbins frequently gets comments from friends and neighbors that they thought the property was abandoned. In fact, it is alive and well – and growing – thanks to an exclusive Love Your Block grant awarded to...

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Police Briefs 05-10-2018

May 11, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 05/02/18 – A victim on High Street reported while at work, unknown person(s) removed medication from her purse.   Drugs 05/02/18 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Medford Street, an individual was issued a citation for possession of a Class D substance.   Violation of...

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Townie Tidbits

May 11, 2018
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FORGET BAKED POTATOES THINK FAKE POTATOES WITH SHED MEMORIAL More news on the recently discovered Charlestown Potato Shed public art monument that sits almost invisible to the eye by the on-ramp to the Tobin Bridge and points north. I wish to thank Seth Daniel from Independent Newspapers for bringing this story to light. I...

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Bishops Urge Support for Increase in Minimum Wage

May 11, 2018
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The following is a statement from the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts In a civilized society every hard-working individual deserves to be compensated at a rate that is fair, just, and in line with the inherent dignity that we are all God’s children regardless of economic status. A fair and just wage directly supports...

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