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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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Training Field to Host Concert

July 28, 2018
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The Charlestown High School ensemble band will be center stage in the Training Field on Saturday afternoon, July 28, in a unique event to help bolster usage of the Field and bring students and neighbors together. Billy Kelly, president of Friends of the Training Field, said they will hold the concert in the Training...

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Encore Announces RideShare Lot to Prevent Unnecessary Congestion

July 27, 2018
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In an effort to head off a problem long before it starts, Encore Boston Harbor said late last week that it has plans to debut a special RideShare (Uber, Lyft) lot specially designed to keep such vehicles off of Lower Broadway and not waiting in the neighborhoods around Charlestown and Everett. The lot has...

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Chain Forge Petitions to Remove Trees

July 27, 2018
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The Chain Forge Hotel project has petitioned the City of Boston to remove 10 mature street trees on First Avenue in the Navy Yard. A hearing on the matter will be held by the Boston Tree Warden on Aug. 2 at 10:30 a.m. in 1010 Massachusetts Ave., Third Floor, Roxbury (ISD Building). The trees...

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Commissioner Evans Bids Farewell After 39 Years at BPD

July 27, 2018
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Police Commissioner William Evans announced at a press conference Monday morning that he would resign from his post as commissioner to spend more time with his family and to be the head of public safety at Boston College (BC). At the same time, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the historic appointment of the first African...

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Vesey Brothers to Headline Street Hockey Event at McGonagle Rink

July 27, 2018
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Two hockey stars with Charlestown ice in their veins will come back to the Town for a special pick-up game with the pros on Friday night, hosted by Bardown Strength and Conditioning. Jimmy Vesey of the New York Rangers and Nolan Vesey of the Edmonton Oilers/University of Maine are headlining the event, with both...

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Encore Boston Harbor Looks at Temporary Parking

July 27, 2018
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Encore Boston Harbor wants to develop a second, large hotel on vacant land across from its site in a few years. Until then, they are hoping to put in parking. Encore Boston Harbor is petitioning Everett City Hall to allow a zoning change for temporary parking of around 840 cars up to three years...

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