Monthly Archives: June 2018

Touch-A-Truck

June 12, 2018
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Touch-A-Truck

Tripp Nugent enjoying his time on a pay-loader last Sunday, June 3, during the kick-off event for Charlestown Pride Week – the Touch-a-Truck event by the Charlestown Mothers Association (CMA). The event brought many kids, their parents, elected officials and some real big trucks.

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Battle of Bunker Hill Parade Kicks off at 12:30 P.M., June 10

June 12, 2018
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Battle of Bunker Hill Parade Kicks off at 12:30 P.M., June 10

The Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade will have a ribbon cutting and musket volley in Hayes Square on Sunday, June 10, and then the fun will all begin as the columns of marchers head up Bunker Hill Street at 12:30 p.m. The Parade route this year has been slightly modified again, with everything...

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Encore’s Charlestown Mitigation Fund Distributes $178,000 in Local Grants

June 12, 2018
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When Billy Kelly’s phone started ringing earlier this week, he knew it must mean more progress in getting lights on the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the Training Field. And he was right. Kelly’s Friends of the Training Field organization was one of 41 organizations that received $178,500 in grants from the Encore Boston...

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CNC has Concerns on Sullivan Sq Project

June 12, 2018
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) met on Tuesday night, June 5, and heard development plans for Sullivan Square, while also getting to the bottom of a long-standing issue about the rental of the Courageous Sailing pier. The meeting was also highlighted by a visit from Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who gave an update of her...

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A Peek into Luxury: Encore ‘Golden Rooms’ Show Off What is to Come

June 12, 2018
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Even though the outside of the Encore Boston Harbor tower isn’t completed, there is already an opportunity to get a peek at the lap of luxury that is soon coming to the shores of the Mystic River. “This is the first run where you fit out all the rooms for quality, specifications and dimensions,”...

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Two North End Restauranteurs Partner to Bring Flavor of the North End to Encore Boston Harbor

June 12, 2018
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Encore Boston Harbor has picked two North End restaurant legends—Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano—to operate a 135-seat, 5,200-square-foot Italian restaurant at the Five-Star, $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor Resort. ‘Fratelli’ (which means brothers in Italian) is the first local restaurant partnership between DePasquale and Varano and the first locally-operated restaurant at the 3 million-square-foot...

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Indigo Ag in Hood Park Gets Major State Job Creation Grant

June 12, 2018
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Indigo Agriculture – headquartered in the Hood Park campus – has received a major life sciences job creation grant this week in excess of $1 million. The Gov. Charlie Baker Administration announced $20 million in tax incentive awards to 23 life sciences companies this week, including $1.125 million to Indigo. The awards were approved...

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Hood Park Kicks off Community Discussion, Trading Open Space for Height

June 12, 2018
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The first in a series of three planning and design charrettes regarding the future of Hood Park was held on May 30, just a week after the company proposed a 230-foot office building on its campus – double the height of the current allowable limits. Mark Rosenshein, of Trademark Partners, LLC, began the meeting...

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CNC Spaulding Partnerships Award $100,000 to 18 Organizations

June 12, 2018
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It was a celebratory atmosphere in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Tuesday evening when the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Partnership awarded $100,000 in grants to 18 small community groups. It was the third year for the Spaulding mitigation money to be distributed, with $100,000 to be given out over...

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Ryan Endorses Carvalho for District Attorney

June 12, 2018
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On Monday during Charlestown Pride Week, State Rep. Dan Ryan of Charlestown announced he is endorsing his State House colleague, Evandro Carvalho of Dorchester, for District Attorney in the race to fill the seat being vacated by Dan Conley. “Evandro and I were sworn-in within weeks of each other,” Ryan said. “We hit it...

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