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Zoning Commission denies hurried amendment allowing conversation on taller buildings at Hood

April 13, 2018
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In a show of force by the Charlestown community at City Hall, neighbors stood in formation with City Councilor Lydia Edwards on Wednesday morning to toss a zoning amendment that would have allowed Hood Park to propose buildings as tall as 330 feet. Currently, no such buildings are proposed and the zoning is a Planned Development...

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Tkachuk Chosen as Grand Marshal of Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade

April 13, 2018
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The Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade Committee announced this week that John Tkachuk has been named the Grand Marshal for this year’s parade and its surrounding festivities. Coordinator Arthur Hurley broke the official news on Monday, saying that Tkachuk will be a good choice and that he’s excited to kick off the parade...

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New App for Charlestown History Looks to Spread Out Tourist Experience

April 13, 2018
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Tourists are a fun part of living in Charlestown, and every summer the neighborhood gets to enjoy a healthy throng of visitors following the red brick paths through the neighborhood to the various historic sights. However, a new effort by the Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) looks to get people off the bricks and deeper...

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Mayor DeMaria: ‘I Don’t Want to Work with Another Gaming Company’

April 13, 2018
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As rumors circulate through Boston and the nation about a potential sale of the Wynn Boston Harbor project, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria said on Tuesday that he has strong reservations about working with any other gaming company that isn’t Wynn. Wynn, for its part, is not commenting on most of the rumors of a...

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Major Shore Stabilization Project to Help Flooding, Include Bike Path

April 13, 2018
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A $31.7 million shore stabilization project is about ready to get going full speed in the coming months on Alford Street at the Charlestown Bus Yard, where a new coastal resiliency project will help stabilize the shoreline and hold tight during coastal flooding storms. Andrew Brennan, senior director of Energy and the Environment for...

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Walsh to Fund Body Cameras Citywide after Successful Pilot

April 13, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh officially announced on Monday that he would fund the citywide rollout of police body cameras for the entire force – including officers in Charlestown – in his upcoming City Budget – a $2 million expenditure for the first year’s rollout. The announcement came on Monday as the mayor began to highlight...

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Chain Forge Project to Move Foward

April 6, 2018
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Chain Forge Project to Move Foward

The Chain Forge building has long held a lot of promise in the Navy Yard, but the planned hotel and restaurant space in the former red-brick Navy building has to date only held delays and complications. All of that looks to change as CV Properties, the designated developer of the City-owned parcel, has filed...

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City Square Park Looks to Get More People into and Using the Park

April 6, 2018
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City Square Park Governor Grace Bloodwell is looking to make the area even more active this spring and summer than it already is, and the trend starts this coming Saturday, April 7, with a clean-up of the area. Bloodwell took over the reins of the Friends of City Square Park last year, and is...

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Councilor Flaherty, Sen Boncore Announce are out for District Attorney

April 6, 2018
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City Councilor at-Large Michael Flaherty, and State Sen. Joe Boncore, both announced this week they would not run for Suffolk County District Attorney. Flaherty cited medical issues for his decision, while Boncore said he wanted to focus on issues that are taken up in the Senate. Flaherty, a former prosecutor and former colleague of...

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CNC Discusses Plans for Old Duffy Building, Chappie Street Gets Ok

April 6, 2018
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The Charlestown Neigh-borhood Council (CNC) met on Tuesday night for their monthly meeting and, right off the bat, discussed what looks to be a major residential development at the former James Duffy Building on Main Street. Chair Tom Cunha said he had been contacted by the potential owners of the site about the preliminary...

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