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Russell Street couple to premiere on HGTV renovation show Saturday

November 3, 2017
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Russell Street couple to premiere on HGTV renovation show Saturday

There’s nothing like a complete home renovation in Charlestown’s historic housing stock to drive one out of their mind. Such intensity usually happens behind closed doors, but for one Charlestown couple, the ups and downs of totally renovating their Russell Street home will be available for the world  to view this coming Saturday night, Nov. 4, on...

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National Development is Undertaking Major Renovation, Rebranding at Constitution Center

July 20, 2017
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The Constitution Center, three-building campus, in the Charlestown Navy Yard might have the best view of the waterfront, the Zakim/Bunker Hill Bridge and the Boston skyline, and now owners National Development are looking to bank on that view with a major renovation and re-orientation of the property. Building trends and personal preferences often go full circle, and nowhere is that more apparent than in...

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Water Shuttle from Pier 6 to Eastie First of a Kind Here

July 14, 2017
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Water Shuttle from Pier 6 to Eastie First of a Kind Here

Having a drink in Charlestown and dinner in East Boston might make sense on paper, but up to now, to do so would include an elongated and congested drive through tunnels and City streets – not to mention a dearth of parking when arriving in the Town’s close but inaccessible neighbor. The same is...

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Six-alarm fire tears through Monument Laundromat building Friday

December 16, 2016
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Six-alarm fire tears through Monument Laundromat building Friday

The sun was just rising around 6:40 a.m. when Gretchen Anjomi of Lexington Avenue smelled smoke – and not the kind of smoky smell that comes from a chimney. Soon, she also heard smoke alarms start to blare as flames and heavy smoke began to pour out of the three-story Laundromat building across the...

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Kitchen Kup Tournament Finds Success Due to Great Talent, Safe Environment

August 4, 2016
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Kitchen Kup Tournament Finds Success Due to Great Talent, Safe Environment

There’s no doubt that hockey rules the scene in Charlestown for young and old, but in the summer, one would think that ice rinks, hockey skates and sticks are put up in storage for the warmer months. Think again. It’s Charlestown. One of the most highly anticipated hockey events in the Town and beyond...

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Boston, Wynn Come to Terms on Surrounding Community Agreement

January 29, 2016
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In the end, it was Mayor Martin Walsh and Wynn CEO Steve Wynn who got down to the nitty gritty – negotiating directly with one another all week on a Surrounding Community Agreement for Boston that has some accommodations for Charlestown, including mitigation money for traffic and the prospect of removing the Boston Water...

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BRA Won’t Expand Urban Renewal into Sullivan Sq

January 28, 2016
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After a year-long planning process to approve a new, 10-year Urban Renewal Plan for 14 areas of Boston – including Charlestown’s large Urban Renewal Area (URA) – the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) indicated it will not expand Charlestown’s URA into Sullivan Square. The Charlestown URA has existed for many decades, and includes almost all...

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Wynn Building Permit to Come in a Few Weeks,Unlocks $5 Million in Mitigation

January 28, 2016
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Wynn Everett officials indicated last week that they will start construction on the $1.7 billion destination casino this May, and hope to take out their first building permit from Everett in the next two weeks – a milestone that triggers major mitigation money for Everett. “We’re shooting for May to start construction,” said Chris...

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The ‘Bubble’ Holds Court for Many

January 28, 2016
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Charlestown has a hidden gem, and it doesn’t come in the form of a shiny rock, but rather a big white bubble. The Mel Stillman Community Tennis Center – tucked away behind Charlestown High School (CHS) and next to the soccer fields – is run by the popular CHAD organization and serves hundreds of...

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