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Gov Baker, DA-Elect Rollins and ‘No on 1’ Big Winners in Charlestown

November 9, 2018
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Gov Baker, DA-Elect Rollins and ‘No on 1’ Big Winners in Charlestown

Charlestown followed the trend of the state, but bucked the Citywide trend in going all out for Gov. Charlie Baker in Tuesday’s General Election – voting for Baker in a 2-to-1 margin. Gov. Baker has been popular in Charlestown and has made several visits to the Town, including a fun trip to Charlestown Gym...
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The Bunker Hill: A Veteran’s Promise and a Mystery Solved

November 9, 2018
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In a little apartment at 26 Austin St. – an address that no longer exists, but stood where the 99 Restaurant is today – the Tiernan family gathered around the radio on Dec. 7, 1941. President Franklin Roosevelt was speaking in dire terms, telling all of America – and that little corner of Charlestown...
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BPS Likely to Phase Out Edwards Middle School

November 9, 2018
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The Edwards Middle School will likely be phased out in the coming years, according to Boston Public Schools (BPS) officials, as the district looks to simplify its school pathways, eliminate freestanding middle schools, and help solve the shortage of elementary seats in Charlestown and East Boston. The announcement came during the community’s BuildBPS meeting...
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Zoning Commission Approves Amendment to Increase Height at Hood

November 9, 2018
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In a resolute vote, the Zoning Commission on Wednesday morning, Nov. 7, voted to approve a controversial text amendment that would allow building heights at Hood Park to more than double. The Commission voted 7-1 to approve the amendment, which is very limited in scope and only affects the portion of Hood Park closest...
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Mystic Boat Tour Highlights Possibilities for the Waterfront

November 9, 2018
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The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) held a boat tour of the Mystic River waterfront recently to highlight the vulnerability of many of the properties, but also to get a view of what kinds of opportunities exist for the forgotten shorelines in Everett, Charlestown and Chelsea. The boat tour took off from the Charlestown...
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Alford Street Bridge ‘Change Order’ Costs State, Boston Millions

November 9, 2018
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The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the City of Boston have revealed this week that the unexpected, extended construction on the Alford Street Bridge this fall was the result of an approval in 2012 that allowed a less-stable bridge decking to be installed in place of more stable materials – materials that were...
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Lost Village Finds Voice Against Marijuana Store Proposal Here

November 2, 2018
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The Lost Village has been found. Scores of residents from the Charlestown neighborhood on the other side of I-93, often called the Lost Village, showed up on Tuesday night to speak strongly against a proposal to locate a marijuana dispensary on Cambridge Street. The Bloominus team, led locally by former Councilor Sal LaMattina, presented...
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Home Base Will Be a National Model for Veterans to Heal from Wounds of War

November 2, 2018
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When soldiers come home from war, for generations many have been lauded and appreciated for their service, but the injuries of war continue on inside for many of those soldiers. For many, the “invisible wounds of war” can drive them to hopelessness, or even suicide. It’s an epidemic, officials said on Friday during a...
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Encore Wrapping Up Sullivan Sq Area, Traffic Lights Ironed Out

November 2, 2018
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The Encore Boston Harbor team has been working diligently in the Sullivan Square area for months, and this week they said they should be done with the MBTA station by November. The changes are part of the casino’s commitments to off-site, short-term transportation improvements that are to be completed by the opening date of...
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Charlestown Dogs a Welcome Addition to Charlestown’s Colossal Halloween

November 2, 2018
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After 33 years of Halloween fun in Charlestown, there isn’t much that can be added to what has been a highlight night in the year for decades. One new thing that has been added over the last few years is the entry of Charlestown Dogs into the fray – an organization of responsible dog...
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