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HarborWalk Coming Together This Summer with a Finished Look

July 14, 2018
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HarborWalk Coming Together This Summer with a Finished Look

When most landscaping plans come into shape at a new building, it takes a few years for them to mature. It’s not the case at Encore Boston Harbor, where the new HarborWalk is about 25 percent complete, and the first views reveal trees that are already 20- and 30-feet tall. “It’s going to look...

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Commander Gillen Laid to Rest in Grand Ceremony Wednesday

July 14, 2018
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Commander Gillen Laid to Rest in Grand Ceremony Wednesday

Commander Robert L. ‘Bob’ Gillen passed away on July 6 at the age of 85, and the life-long Townie and retired U.S. Navyman was laid to rest in a grand procession and funeral Mass on Wednesday morning, July 11. Commander Gillen was remembered by many lately for his extreme service to his community, helping...

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Engine 50 to Celebrate 100 Years

July 14, 2018
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One of the most beloved fire stations and fire companies in the City of Boston will celebrate its 100th year on July 26 with a grand ceremony put on by the Charlestown Historical Society and the Boston Fire Department – among others. July 26, 1918, began the current Engine 50 Firehouse, and Julie Hall...

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Charlestown Organizations, Residents Getting on Board with CPA

July 14, 2018
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Earlier this year, some $20 million came knocking at the door of the Town, but surprisingly, no one answered the bell. That large bundle of cash came from the Community Preservation Act (CPA) that was ushered in over the past 12 months following approval on the November 2017 citywide ballot – with millions of...

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Powerful Wynn Executive Kim Sinatra to Step Down July 15

July 14, 2018
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When Kim Sinatra appeared beside Matt Maddox for Wynn Resorts’ high-stakes meeting before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in early May, many thought her to be on shaky ground with the company – though that day she appeared to be every-bit in control and ingrained in the company. It is no longer the case....

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Short-Term Rental Hosts Applaud New Ordinance from City Council

July 14, 2018
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Joe Bianco has been one of the most popular short-term (Airbnb) hosts in Charlestown for quite some time at his Green Street home. Many tourists rent a unit from him, and many from the Town put up friends and relatives in his home. He’s been doing it for years, and also for many years,...

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Former Harbor Advocate Hired by MyRWA to Address Coastal Flooding in Charlestown

July 7, 2018
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Former Harbor Advocate Hired by MyRWA to Address Coastal Flooding in Charlestown

The Mystic River Watershed Council (MyRWA) has taking another big step in addressing sea-level change in Charlestown and along the Mystic River, hiring the former director of the Boston Harbor Association/Boston Harbor NOW to lead the new focus. On the heels of record-setting flood events in January and March 2018, the Mystic River Watershed...

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New ‘Transit Team’ Will Focus First on North Washington Street Bridge, Rutherford Avenue

July 7, 2018
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The City codified a new six-person Transit Team within the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) last week when the City Budget was signed into law, and this week City officials said one of the first ‘hot spots’ for the new team will be in Charlestown. Chief of Streets Chris Osgood said this week that two...

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Spice Street Connector Work for Sullivan Square Begins This Week

July 7, 2018
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In the auditorium of Bunker Hill Community College on a cold February night about three years ago, the team from Encore (then Wynn) Boston Harbor unveiled some short-term traffic commitments to the Charlestown community. One of the key short-term traffic improvements that night was activating and re-building Spice Street and D Street as a...

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Peace Park Dedication Draws Large Crowds Seeking Community Healing

June 28, 2018
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The cobblestone streets and happy greetings amongst Charlestown residents belies the years of sadness and pain that circulates through the Town’s history – one of loose ends not tied up when it comes to murder, violence and drug overdose. That history has taken a big step towards healing after so many years of bottling...

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