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No Plans as of Now for Replacement of Tattered Turf Field

October 24, 2018
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When the Charlestown High turf field was put down in 2007, it was the highlight of the region when it came to youth sports and high school sports. But that was 2007, more than a decade ago, and now the turf field is in dire need of major repairs as holes and cracks in...
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Friends of City Square Conduct Annual Meeting, Show Major Membership Growth

October 24, 2018
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The Friends of City Square had its annual meeting on Monday, Oct. 15, and Gov. Grace Bloodwell reported that the organization has grown in membership by 33 percent. The annual meeting took place at Sorrelle’s with a good crowd of folks there to celebrate the organization, say bye to retiring board members and welcome...
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Marijuana Dispensary to have First Community Meeting Oct 30

October 24, 2018
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The Bloominus company will have its official City community outreach meeting Oct. 30 for the proposed marijuana dispensary at 116 Cambridge St. on the other side of I-93. The meeting is the first step in the process for any proposed dispensary in the City of Boston, with a stop at the Zoning Board of...
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BPDA to Initiate Capital Improvement Fund, Identified $200M in Work

October 24, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has identified some $200 million in maintenance work that needs to be done to its properties citywide, and now for the first time, the Authority’s Board has approved a new Capital Reserve Fund to help foot the costs. The new Capital Reserve Fund will be used to...
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BPDA Approves Text Amendment for Height at Hood Park, on to Zoning Commission

October 24, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) on Oct. 11 approved the text amendment that would allow building heights of up to 275 feet in the back part of Hood Park, with the measure now going to the Zoning Commission on Nov. 7 for final approvals. The approval came at the Oct. 11 Board...
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BPDA Proposes 275-Foot Height Limit in Hood Park at its Board Meeting

October 14, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will propose raising maximum heights in and around the western half of the Hood Park by 160 feet – leaving the possibility of 275-foot-tall buildings on the properties in Charlestown abutting the I-93 corridor. The document was presented for consideration on the BPDA agenda Tuesday, and will...
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Oral History Project Goes Decade by Decade on YouTube

October 14, 2018
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The tales of the Battle of Bunker Hill are thoroughly researched in the annals of Charlestown’s history. So too is the Civil War era and those that served from the Town during those terrible years. But one era that has yet to be fully chronicled is the modern era from 1920 to the present....
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Coalition of Residents, CNC Members Call for Street Direction Change

October 14, 2018
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Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) member Mary Boucher and a coalition of neighbors – particularly from the Bunker Hill Street and Medford Street areas – are calling for at least three streets between Elm and Shorts Streets be reversed in direction to help better serve all residents of the area. Boucher and members of the...
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Navy Yard Preparing for Huge Revamp Announcement

October 4, 2018
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The Navy Yard National Historic Park and several partners – including the Constitution Museum – are preparing to welcome in state, local and federal dignitaries on Friday for an announcement about completely revamping the visitor experience at the Yard – including the possibility of rehabilitating the old Hoosac Building into a new Constitution Museum....
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Coleman Found Family, a Great Workplace, at the Kennedy Center

October 4, 2018
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There aren’t many people who can say they’ve helped to teach thousands of the very youngest minds in the Town, but one person who can make such a boast is Donna (Blaikie) Coleman, who retired from the Kennedy Center Early Childhood Head Start program last July after 50 years. Coleman will be honored by...
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