Townie Tidbits

Civil War Memorial Band

 If you are a Civil War buff, you might want to take note of the following: On April 28, at 1 p.m., at St. Mary’s Church, you can listen to some great music from the Civil War Memorial Band. Admission is free to all. Check it out.

Office Tower Okayed for Hood Milk Site

According to a recent Boston Globe story, the site of the former

Hood Milk plant site could be the site of much new commerce and a major step towards redevelopment of the entrance area between Rutherford Avenue and the elevated highway.

The Boston Planning and Development Agency has approved a 232-foot-tall office tower on the site. Indigo Ag, a plant-science company, intends to move from its present nearby locale into the tower. Seems they could be breaking ground later this year. It will be the latest step in a complete makeover of the former Hood site, after then company left Charlestown some 20 years ago. Eventually, planners see a 20-acre campus of housing, office buildings, open space and a hotel.

Tucked between North Station and Assembly Row with both highway access and the MBTA Orange line, you can bet before we all notice, it will start turning into what has developed down by TD Garden, North Station and Causeway Street. Rapid growth will come, and this is why it is important for community activists to stay atop this developing story because it isn’t going away.

Will Warren Become a Fake Townie Now?

“Elizabeth Warren has opened her presidential campaign headquarters in Charlestown,” by Victoria McGrane, Boston Globe: “Elizabeth Warren has moved her presidential campaign operation to Charlestown, settling into a largely residential neighborhood steeped in Revolutionary War history and more recently made famous by Ben Affleck. Warren’s team declined to provide an exact address for their new digs, but there’s not a lot of office space in the neighborhood. About 60 people moved into the new headquarters earlier this month, the spokeswoman said.”

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