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Councilor Edwards Calls for Hearing on One Charlestown in Charlestown

February 15, 2018
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During Wednesday’s City Council meeting, Councilor Lydia Edwards, chair of the Housing and Community Development Committee, filed an order calling for a public hearing on the redevelopment of the One Charlestown project in an effort to bring City Hall and developer transparency to the community. The hearing is planned for mid-to late-March and will,...

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Relationships,Opportunities Help Keep Boys & Girls Club Running

February 9, 2018
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Relationships,Opportunities Help Keep Boys & Girls Club Running

If there’s one aspect that stands out throughout the past 125 years for the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, it’s the positive relationships between the young people and staff members at the Club that have helped propel positive lives, and chances to try new and different things. The historic Club – the flagship club...

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Cambridge Savings Bank Finds a New Home in Old Bank Building

February 9, 2018
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Cambridge Savings Bank Finds a New Home in Old Bank Building

Within an old historic building, Cambridge Savings Bank has combined the best of traditional charm with the comfort of innovation in their newest branch, their first branch in Boston, located in the old Five Cent Bank Building in Thompson Square. The new branch has been under construction for several months on the first floor...

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Major Recycler Cheering Plastic Bag Ban in Boston

February 9, 2018
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One of the largest recycling plants in the nation, Casella Waste in Charlestown, is hailing the recent spate of plastic bag bans in the area, including the ban voted in by Boston late last year. That ban will go into effect on or around Dec. 15 this year, according to Councilor Michelle Wu –...

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Ryan Praised for Commitment to Veterans

February 9, 2018
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State Rep. Dan Ryan is being lauded after having received the Legislator of the Year award from the state’s Veterans’ Services Officer organization. Ryan received the award on Jan. 24 at a luncheon in the State House attended by family, friend, Gov. Charlie Baker and House Speaker Bob DeLeo. In particular, DeLeo told the...

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MGC says Wynn Organization Did Not Inform them of Settlement

February 9, 2018
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) held a special hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 31, into the allegations against Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn – a Massachusetts gaming licensee – and said they were not told of the 2005 private settlement, while at the same time urging fairness and speed in the investigation. The one-hour hearing...

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Old Sully’s Project Shaping up as Residential Development

February 9, 2018
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Longtime Charlestown developer George Georges was no stranger to Old Sully’s pub on the corner of Lynde and Union streets – having been introduced to the neighborhood institution shortly after coming to the Town decades ago. So it was very fitting when he assumed ownership of the old pub after it closed down last...

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North Washington Street Bridge Bids Coming In, Start As Soon As Late April

February 2, 2018
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Community meetings are on the docket in relation to the five-year, $150 million North Washington Street Bridge replacement project – with bids ready to be open this month and construction ready for April or May. A meeting in the Navy Yard at the MGH Institute (36 First Ave.) will take place on Feb. 1...

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Morrissey Trial Continues With Testimony

February 2, 2018
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The murder trial for the three men accused of killing Ryan ‘Duce’ Morrissey and shooting James Lawton in 2014 continues this week with testimony from experts, police and neighborhood witnesses. The case is being tried by Judge Janet Sanders in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court, and with opening statement given last week, the heart of...

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Hood says It Had Nothing to Do with Mystery Phone Poll, Contained Misinformation

February 2, 2018
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The developers of the Hood Park garage and retail/entertainment venue said this week that they had nothing to do with a telephone poll that circulated through the Town last weekend, a poll that the developers said had very misleading information within it about the project. The phone poll quickly drew a stir in the...

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