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Battle of Bunker Hill Parade Kicks off at 12:30 P.M., June 10

June 12, 2018
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Battle of Bunker Hill Parade Kicks off at 12:30 P.M., June 10

The Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade will have a ribbon cutting and musket volley in Hayes Square on Sunday, June 10, and then the fun will all begin as the columns of marchers head up Bunker Hill Street at 12:30 p.m. The Parade route this year has been slightly modified again, with everything...

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Encore’s Charlestown Mitigation Fund Distributes $178,000 in Local Grants

June 12, 2018
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When Billy Kelly’s phone started ringing earlier this week, he knew it must mean more progress in getting lights on the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the Training Field. And he was right. Kelly’s Friends of the Training Field organization was one of 41 organizations that received $178,500 in grants from the Encore Boston...

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CNC has Concerns on Sullivan Sq Project

June 12, 2018
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) met on Tuesday night, June 5, and heard development plans for Sullivan Square, while also getting to the bottom of a long-standing issue about the rental of the Courageous Sailing pier. The meeting was also highlighted by a visit from Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who gave an update of her...

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A Peek into Luxury: Encore ‘Golden Rooms’ Show Off What is to Come

June 12, 2018
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Even though the outside of the Encore Boston Harbor tower isn’t completed, there is already an opportunity to get a peek at the lap of luxury that is soon coming to the shores of the Mystic River. “This is the first run where you fit out all the rooms for quality, specifications and dimensions,”...

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CNC Spaulding Partnerships Award $100,000 to 18 Organizations

June 12, 2018
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It was a celebratory atmosphere in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Tuesday evening when the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Partnership awarded $100,000 in grants to 18 small community groups. It was the third year for the Spaulding mitigation money to be distributed, with $100,000 to be given out over...

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Hood Park Files for 230-Foot Office Building on its Campus

June 1, 2018
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A little over one month after the community and some elected officials rose up to defeat a proposed text amendment regarding building height at the Boston Zoning Commission, Hood Park has filed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for a building that is twice the current height...

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Edwards says Now Is the Time to Push MassPort for Mitigation

June 1, 2018
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Even though MassPort occupies a significant amount of land on Charlestown’s waterfront, Councilor Lydia Edwards said the Authority isn’t giving Charlestown its fair share of mitigation – and many times it isn’t even inviting the Town to the mitigation table. “When we walk away from the table, we should always know we’re walking away...

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Here Comes Charlestown Pride Week: Associates Unveil Jam-Packed First Week

June 1, 2018
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The Battle of Bunker Hill Day isn’t until June 17, but in Charlestown, the party starts right about now. The Bunker Hill Associates unveiled their calendar of events for Charlestown Pride Week this week, and it showed a packed week of fun starting this Sunday, June 3, and continuing full speed until the Associates...

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MyRWA to Take a Serious Look at Mystic River Waterfront

June 1, 2018
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The Charlestown waterfront along the Mystic River remains largely hidden and inaccessible – a stark contrast to the east side which has seen significant investments in the Harborwalk and other waterfront parks. Through a robust community outreach process, which is kicking off with an Open House Event on June 14, the Mystic River Watershed...

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Encore’s Off-Site Construction on Speedy Timetable

June 1, 2018
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One can’t help but marvel at the 20-plus story casino tower and resort coming to life across the Mystic River in Everett while passing by, but it will likely be the massive amounts of road construction that will become more prominent this summer as the casino puts the pedal to the metal to get...

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