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Boston Police, Coalition Working Together on Outreach after Overdoses

August 11, 2018
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As overdoses have increased around the City over the past three years, the Boston Police at the same time have taken on a new approach to addressing those who have overdosed – and in Charlestown they have developed a great partnership with The Charlestown Coalition to help get a foot in the door during...

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Community Preservation Act Staff to Hold Charlestown Meeting

August 11, 2018
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The Community Preservation Act (CPA) staff members will return to Charlestown for a second meeting aimed at generating more applications for the millions of dollars in funding available from the new community chest. The first round of funding came out a few months ago, and in the first round, Charlestown was one of the...

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Stay Away! Beacham, Robin, and Dexter in Everett to Basically Shut Down Through October

August 11, 2018
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Facing a do-or-die situation for the completion of major off-site roadwork this summer, and a slower-than-expected work schedule on an Eversource project, Encore Boston Harbor and the City of Everett have announced that the areas of Beacham, Dexter and Robin Streets will basically be closed off from Aug. 8 through October. The change –...

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Ultimate Frisbee Hits Charlestown in One-Day Clinic for Superteens

August 11, 2018
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Few know that Boston is a mecca for Ultimate Frisbee, but those in the city who ascribe to the values of the sport and the fun of its competition have long been trying to grow the past time with kids in the neighborhoods. It’s been a long journey, but this year one advocacy organization...

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Rep Ryan:State Did Not Retreat on Opiate Legislation, Passes Unanimously

August 3, 2018
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The long-discussed, wide-ranging opiate treatment bill passed the state legislature late Tuesday night just in the nick of time, after a conference committee on Tuesday agreed to a compromise form of the bill that went through many twists and turns over the past month. State Rep. Dan Ryan, who is vice chair of the...

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Kitchen Kup Tourney Drops this Weekend

August 3, 2018
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The vaunted Kitchen Kup is back for another summer of fun at Eden Street Park this weekend, and founder Joe Brennan said there will be some great teams competing in a relaxed atmosphere only found in the Town. So far, Brennan said about 16 teams have formed squads and will compete in the double-elimination,...

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AG Healey Endorses Pressley in Congressional Race

August 3, 2018
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More than a few people were surprised locally when Attorney General Maura Healey, of Charlestown, endorsed Congressional Candidate Ayanna Pressley for the 7th District over her own congressman, Michael Capuano. Healey spoke mostly of loyalty in her letter of endorsement on Monday, noting that Pressley backed her in the 2014 Primary election. “For me,...

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The People’s Lawyer:Campaign Headquarters On Main Street Right at Home for AG Healey

July 28, 2018
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The People’s Lawyer:Campaign Headquarters On Main Street Right at Home for AG Healey

In the off-hours from work, when Attorney General Maura Healey needs to spend some time in her campaign headquarters, she doesn’t need to drive long distances across the state. She simply puts on her sneakers and takes a light jog from her home on the Training Field down to Main Street – where she...

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Spare Bedrooms in Boston Homes Critical to Solving Housing Crisis

July 28, 2018
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Spare Bedrooms in Boston Homes Critical to Solving Housing Crisis

When Nesterly founder Noelle Marcus was at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) studying housing issues and living in the throes of the affordable housing crisis here, she had a shocking moment when she saw some numbers. One in three households, she learned, in Boston would be headed by a single person over the age...

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Edwards Playground/Eden St Meeting to Begin on Aug 6

July 28, 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. The plan was announced in May as part of Mayor Martin Walsh’s Capital Budget plan. The meeting will be for the purpose of sharing what residents would like to see...

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