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Kicking It Up: From Humble Beginnings, Charlestown Youth Soccer Now a Force in the Town

September 14, 2018
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The Charlestown Youth Soccer fall season kicked off last weekend, and the now-strong youth sports organization took time to remember how far it has come in just 10 years of existence – now boasting more than 400 players and 16 travel teams and several in-house teams. Founders Gerard Kennedy and Lindy Williamson looked back...

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Disco for David at the Knights Hall Friday Night with Old School DJs

September 14, 2018
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The annual Disco for David Scholarship fundraiser – a time dedicated to the memory of the late David Whelan – looks to be a huge event at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Friday night, with organizers reporting huge early ticket sales and many more expected at the door. Organizer Kim Mahoney said they’re...

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Edwards Playground/Eden Street Meeting to Take Place Sept 20

September 14, 2018
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The City has scheduled the first in a series of meetings to discuss the $1.4 million facelift for Edwards Playground and Eden Street Park on Sept. 20. A previous meeting in August was canceled, with the new meeting now serving as the kick-off in the discussion. The plan was announced in May as part...

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Mayoral Liaison Breen Oversaw Major Changes in the Town

September 14, 2018
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When Chris Breen came into his new position as mayoral liaison for Charlestown a little over two years ago, few people knew him and the Town was headed into a time of major change. With the casino fight behind it, major development, traffic and other serious issues faced the Town. In stepped lifelong Townie...

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Councilor Ayanna Pressley Defeats Congressman Capuano:Capuano Took Charlestown with 60 Percent of the Vote

September 8, 2018
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Councilor Ayanna Pressley Defeats Congressman Capuano:Capuano Took Charlestown with 60 Percent of the Vote

The world was turned on its nose Tuesday night in the Congressional District 7 race when Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley surprised everyone with a solid victory, ousting Congressman Michael Capuano from the seat he has held for 20 years. Capuano conceded the race around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday after a long day of...

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Charlestown’s Walker Griffith Has Led Eliot School to Great Achievements

September 8, 2018
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As students head back to school today in Boston Public Schools, Charlestown’s Traci Walker Griffith – the principal of the Eliot School in the North End – reflected on how far the school has come in her tenure. “I’m a proud principal; I say that all the time,” she said on Tuesday while preparing...

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BHA Announces Leggat McCall as New Partner for Bunker Hill Development

September 8, 2018
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The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) and Charlestown Resident Alliance (CRA) announced this week the addition of Leggat McCall Properties to the redevelopment team for its Bunker Hill public housing development. The unveiled development plan with Leggat McCall and Corcoran now calls for new mid-rise buildings with 2,700 mixed-income apartments – which includes the replacement...

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Hood Park to Begin Meetings Again on Its Development Plans

September 8, 2018
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Shortly after being called to submit further, detailed steps in the state environmental regulation process, the Hood Park developers will begin a new round of community planning meetings for its campus on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Last month, Executive Office of Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton issued a letter calling for a mandatory filing of...

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Walsh Says He Would Help Locked Out National Grid Workers If Asked

September 8, 2018
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State legislators and Mayor Martin Walsh said this week they would help National Grid gas workers in their 11-week lockout battle if asked by the workers to assist in any way. The lockout of two United Steelworkers unions in the gas line division of National Grid has gone on for 11 weeks, and all...

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Sullivan Sq has a New Neighbor

September 3, 2018
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Sullivan Square has another new neighbor, and developer Gray MacLetchie is proposing to merge old warehouse with modern apartment building to bring together the western corner of the circle. MacLetchie held his first official Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) meeting on Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Schrafft’s Café to discuss the plans and...

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