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Stroke of Genius:Charlestown Swim Team Surging Amidst Long History

February 15, 2018
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Stroke of Genius:Charlestown Swim Team Surging Amidst Long History

Aside from hockey, there aren’t too many youth sports in Charlestown that can trace their roots back to the 1930s, but that is the case for the Charlestown Swim Team, which is once again collecting trophies and accolades on its way to the national meet this spring. Based in the Charlestown Boys & Girls...

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Hood Park Pulls Concert Venue Proposal, Wants to Talk Higher Buildings Later

February 15, 2018
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Tuesday was the day the music died at Hood Park, as the developer surprised everyone at a public meeting by announcing that they have cancelled plans for the controversial concert venue proposed there. The news came at the outset of the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s (BPDA) Hood Park Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting...

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One Charlestown Hopes to Bring in New, Local Partner

February 15, 2018
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The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) announced this week that the Corcoran/Sun Cal development team for One Charlestown has proposed to bring in Boston-based Leggat McCall as a new partner. BHA Director Bill McGonagle told the Patriot-Bridge this week that the development team has proposed that Leggat McCall join in on the project, that coming...

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Surface Option Group Derails Grant Funding for Sullivan Square Design

February 15, 2018
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City Councilors have agreed to hold up a vote to release $250,000 in grant funding to the Boston Transportation Department for use in advancing the hybrid tunnel option for Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square. At a hearing before Councilor Michelle Wu’s Transportation Committee on Feb. 5, the anti-tunnel Rutherford Corridor Improvement Coalition (RCIC) testified...

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DCR Pedestrian Bridge Gets Rave Reviews, but Includes $22.6M Price Tag

February 15, 2018
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The Department of Con-servation and Recreation (DCR), along with partners such as Wynn Boston Harbor, unveiled the design for the much-heralded Mystic Crossing pedestrian/bicycle bridge – a critical connection between Charlestown, Everett, Somerville and a host of other communities connected by bike paths. DCR Project Manager Dan Driscoll introduced the project at a meeting...

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Councilor Edwards Calls for Hearing on One Charlestown in Charlestown

February 15, 2018
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During Wednesday’s City Council meeting, Councilor Lydia Edwards, chair of the Housing and Community Development Committee, filed an order calling for a public hearing on the redevelopment of the One Charlestown project in an effort to bring City Hall and developer transparency to the community. The hearing is planned for mid-to late-March and will,...

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Relationships,Opportunities Help Keep Boys & Girls Club Running

February 9, 2018
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Relationships,Opportunities Help Keep Boys & Girls Club Running

If there’s one aspect that stands out throughout the past 125 years for the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, it’s the positive relationships between the young people and staff members at the Club that have helped propel positive lives, and chances to try new and different things. The historic Club – the flagship club...

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Cambridge Savings Bank Finds a New Home in Old Bank Building

February 9, 2018
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Cambridge Savings Bank Finds a New Home in Old Bank Building

Within an old historic building, Cambridge Savings Bank has combined the best of traditional charm with the comfort of innovation in their newest branch, their first branch in Boston, located in the old Five Cent Bank Building in Thompson Square. The new branch has been under construction for several months on the first floor...

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Major Recycler Cheering Plastic Bag Ban in Boston

February 9, 2018
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One of the largest recycling plants in the nation, Casella Waste in Charlestown, is hailing the recent spate of plastic bag bans in the area, including the ban voted in by Boston late last year. That ban will go into effect on or around Dec. 15 this year, according to Councilor Michelle Wu –...

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Ryan Praised for Commitment to Veterans

February 9, 2018
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State Rep. Dan Ryan is being lauded after having received the Legislator of the Year award from the state’s Veterans’ Services Officer organization. Ryan received the award on Jan. 24 at a luncheon in the State House attended by family, friend, Gov. Charlie Baker and House Speaker Bob DeLeo. In particular, DeLeo told the...

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