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Tugboat ‘Luna’ On its Way to Pier 3 in the Navy Yard

July 21, 2018
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Tugboat ‘Luna’ On its Way to Pier 3 in the Navy Yard

An historic, restored tugboat will soon make its home on Pier 3 in the Navy Yard at some point later this summer, ready to tell the story of its important place in the annals of maritime history in Boston Harbor. The tugboat Luna, a national historic landmark, has been painstakingly restored over the past...

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Cookie Jar Roller Hockey Tourney Set for July 28

July 21, 2018
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When Joe Brennan’s famed Kitchen Kup roller hockey tournament takes place at Eden Street Park in August, one of the common sights to see is young kids and teens leaning on the fence – dreaming of the day they could play. Charlestown’s Jamie and Shannon Chambers noted that scene many times, and four years...

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Ryan Busy During Budget Negotiations, End of Session

July 21, 2018
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State Rep. Dan Ryan has been moving lots of legislation and negotiations through his Beacon Hill office over the past few weeks as the State Budget and end of session scramble has been in overdrive. The formal session for the Legislature ends July 31, and the State Budget compromise is expected to break later...

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Encore Boston Harbor Books First Wedding, with Local Ties

July 21, 2018
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Weddings take time. So it is that one year before opening the doors, bookings have started for weddings at the Encore Boston Harbor resort casino, and the first person to book a wedding celebration at the luxury resort has deep roots in Charlestown. Caitlin Ellis – who is originally from Everett but has Townie...

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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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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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Short-Term Rental Hosts Applaud New Ordinance from City Council

July 14, 2018
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Joe Bianco has been one of the most popular short-term (Airbnb) hosts in Charlestown for quite some time at his Green Street home. Many tourists rent a unit from him, and many from the Town put up friends and relatives in his home. He’s been doing it for years, and also for many years,...

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