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Council Will Hold Hearing in Charlestown on Bunker Hill Re-Development

October 4, 2018
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Councilor Lydia Edwards will get the ball rolling on the community review of the re-started Bunker Hill redevelopment plan at a hearing in the Town on Oct. 18. Edwards said this week that the meeting will be a follow-up to the hearing she held on One Charlestown – the former name of the redevelopment...
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Three Great Choices: Charlestown Public Schools Shine on MCAS, Proving Continued Revival

October 4, 2018
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The three major elementary schools in Charlestown showed tremendous achievement on the state MCAS test among all schools in the Boston Public School network, with the Harvard-Kent singled out by the district as a school continuing to be on the move. The Harvard-Kent, the Warren Prescott and the Eliot School (in the North End,...
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New Hood Park Plan Gets Rough Outing at CNC over Building Height

October 4, 2018
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The new Hood Park revised master plan didn’t get too many supporters on Tuesday night, Oct. 2, at the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC), with most councilors and audience members wary of the 200-foot-plus heights proposed. Mark Rosenshein of Trademark Partners appeared before the CNC to give his presentation of the new plan, which was...
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Police Commissioner Gross Gets Huge Turnout for Meet and Greet

September 27, 2018
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Police Commissioner Gross Gets Huge Turnout for Meet and Greet

Commissioner Willie Gross returned to Charlestown on Friday, Sept. 21 – the neighborhood where he first served as a police officer in the early 1980s, and talked about the wonder of a ‘Hee-Haw’-watching kid who came to Boston from a Maryland pig farm and rose to become the City’s top law enforcement officer. Gross...
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Post Office Facing Time Crunch, Could End up in Temporary Structure

September 27, 2018
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The Post Office in the Town is running out of time to make their delivery to a new location. As announced earlier this summer, the lease for the United States Postal Service (USPS) Post Office location at the Bunker Hill Mall has not been renewed, and that has sent the Post Office scrambling for...
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MGH Charlestown Health Center to Celebrate 50 Years on Friday

September 27, 2018
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For Dr. Michael Garrity, Charlestown was exactly what he was looking for – both personally and professionally. Garrity, who has been at the health center for 27 years, is also a Charlestown resident, and he said when he came to the Town in the 1990s, he found just the kind of work he was...
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Old Restaurant Murals Find A New Home at Engine 50

September 27, 2018
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The historic murals designed by Charlestown artist Betty McLain Smith – large murals about Massachusetts colonial history – that once graced Deni’s Restaurant downtown have now found a home at Engine 50. Julie Hall of the Charlestown Historical Society (CHS) told the Patriot-Bridge that the endangered murals found a new home at the People’s...
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Major Flooding on Rutherford Ave Caused Shutdown of Tunnels

September 27, 2018
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The Boston Police and City of Boston had to shut down the Rutherford Avenue tunnels last Wednesday morning, Sept. 19, after heavy rains flooded the roadway and rendered it impassable. There was no clear indication when the road closed, but at some point in the early morning Police had to close the underpasses at...
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New Connection at Spice Street to Make Major Differences at Hood

September 27, 2018
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A new connector road being built right now by Encore Boston Harbor on Spice Street and D Street could make a huge difference in the levels of traffic coming from Hood Park using Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square, and it’s a fact that the Hood proponents say shouldn’t be lost in the discussion about...
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Hood Park Rolls Out New Configuration of Buildings, Open Space in Filing

September 20, 2018
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Hood Park Rolls Out New Configuration of Buildings, Open Space in Filing

Hood Park filed its amended Master Plan last Friday with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), and there are several changes to what was previously discussed – including a larger village green, larger buildings moved to the back of the site and a unique retail feature fronting Rutherford Avenue with a park on...
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