Monthly Archives: July 2018

HarborWalk Coming Together This Summer with a Finished Look

July 14, 2018
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HarborWalk Coming Together This Summer with a Finished Look

When most landscaping plans come into shape at a new building, it takes a few years for them to mature. It’s not the case at Encore Boston Harbor, where the new HarborWalk is about 25 percent complete, and the first views reveal trees that are already 20- and 30-feet tall. “It’s going to look...

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Commander Gillen Laid to Rest in Grand Ceremony Wednesday

July 14, 2018
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Commander Gillen Laid to Rest in Grand Ceremony Wednesday

Commander Robert L. ‘Bob’ Gillen passed away on July 6 at the age of 85, and the life-long Townie and retired U.S. Navyman was laid to rest in a grand procession and funeral Mass on Wednesday morning, July 11. Commander Gillen was remembered by many lately for his extreme service to his community, helping...

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Engine 50 to Celebrate 100 Years

July 14, 2018
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One of the most beloved fire stations and fire companies in the City of Boston will celebrate its 100th year on July 26 with a grand ceremony put on by the Charlestown Historical Society and the Boston Fire Department – among others. July 26, 1918, began the current Engine 50 Firehouse, and Julie Hall...

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Councilor Edwards to Hold Coffee Hours on Friday

July 14, 2018
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City Councilor Lydia Edwards will hold Charlestown neighborhood Coffee hours on Friday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Grasshopper, 229 Bunker Hill St. The Councilor or her staff will be available to answer questions and take comments. For questions, contact Gabriela at (617) 635-3200.

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Pressley for Congress Holds Endorsement Event with Wu

July 14, 2018
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Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu this week announced her endorsement of Ayanna Pressley’s campaign for Congress at an event at Vejigantes Restaurant in Boston’s South End. Councilor Wu is the first Asian-American woman to be elected to the Boston City Council, and became the first woman of color to serve as City Council President,...

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Charlestown Organizations, Residents Getting on Board with CPA

July 14, 2018
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Earlier this year, some $20 million came knocking at the door of the Town, but surprisingly, no one answered the bell. That large bundle of cash came from the Community Preservation Act (CPA) that was ushered in over the past 12 months following approval on the November 2017 citywide ballot – with millions of...

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Powerful Wynn Executive Kim Sinatra to Step Down July 15

July 14, 2018
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When Kim Sinatra appeared beside Matt Maddox for Wynn Resorts’ high-stakes meeting before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in early May, many thought her to be on shaky ground with the company – though that day she appeared to be every-bit in control and ingrained in the company. It is no longer the case....

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High Bail in Charlestown Armed Robberies Case

July 14, 2018
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A Dorchester man identified in a string of armed robberies was ordered held on high bail at his arraignment last week. Brandon McCallop, 29, of Dorchester, was arraigned in Charlestown Municipal Court on three counts of armed robbery while masked in connection with armed robberies of Charlestown businesses that occurred in March and June. ...

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Charlestown Officers Awarded for April Response on Walford Way

July 14, 2018
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Several Boston Police officers from the Charlestown station were awarded Commissioners Commendations for a great response in April last week during a ceremony at Police Headquarters. On Friday, April 20, Officers Wong and Henriquez responded to the area of 106 Walford Way for an emotionally disturbed person armed with a knife. The officers responded...

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra Season Begins July 11

July 14, 2018
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The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is gearing up for their 2018 season of free concerts at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. On July 11, the first ever “Season Tune-Up”  will be held at the Hatch Shell one week before the concerts begin. Landmarks Orchestra conductor and music director...

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