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Brewer’s Fork Celebrates Three Years

April 6, 2018
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After three years in business, Brewer’s Fork restaurant in Hayes Square has become part of the local lexicon, and they’re making a splash citywide too, recently being named one of the top 35 places to drink by Boston Magazine. That follows Best of Boston designations for brunch and neighborhood restaurants as well. Now, three...

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Adding to Community:Developer: St Catherine’s Property Has Great Potential in Retail, Other Uses

March 30, 2018
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Adding to Community:Developer: St Catherine’s Property Has Great Potential in Retail, Other Uses

The owner of the former St. Catherine’s Church property, Michael Rauseo, said this week that the Dollar Tree coming in on the ground floor will add needed activity to the area, and that he’s considering many proposals for the upper floor, but that a restaurant use probably has the strongest potential. All told, he...

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Moving Forward:After Long Process, DiDomenico Affirms ‘Strong Relationship’ with Sen President-Elect Spilka

March 30, 2018
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After a long process, Sen. Sal DiDomenico allegedly fell a few votes short of gaining the Senate Presidency, a process that completed last week when State Sen. Karen Spilka corralled the 21 votes needed to secure the presidency. It was announced publicly in a press conference on Thursday, March 22. While no one was...

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Hood Zoning Amendment on Height Moves to Zoning Commission

March 30, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has moved a zoning text amendment that deals with allowing taller buildings at Hood Park from their Board to a public hearing at the Zoning Commission – the last step before it could possibly become law. After a March 12 meeting in which the community almost unanimously...

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MGH Institute, Harvard Kent Agree to Strengthen their Partnership

March 30, 2018
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One is in the Navy Yard and one is in Hayes Square, but Chelsea Street has been no barrier to the close partnership between the Harvard Kent Elementary School and the Mass. General Institute for Health Professions (IHP). Now, Harvard Kent and the IHP have doubled down on their collaboration this week, strengthening volunteer...

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Potato Sheds Were a Vital Part of Charlestown Before Fires

March 30, 2018
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Though the highway-like Rutherford Avenue runs through it today, the old Charlestown Potato Sheds were once as much a part of the Town’s culture as the Monument is today. Nothing remains of the sheds today, after being taken by a horrendous fire in 1962, though a smart-looking monument with a sculpture of potatoes and...

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Police Commissioner says BPD Ready to Implement Drones

March 30, 2018
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is interesting and ready to try to roll out the use of drones in its police work, according to Commissioner William Evans, but Councilor Lydia Edwards said she would like to discuss new technology with the police and community before putting it on the streets. During a discussion with...

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Dollar Tree Locates in Former St Catherine’s Church

March 23, 2018
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The former St. Catherine’s Church on Vine Street will be the new home to a Dollar Tree retail store in the next few months, and according to a recent building permit taken out, perhaps much more. The Dollar Tree store has been rumored to be coming to Charlestown for a few months, but this...

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DCR to Replace Skating Rink Chiller with New $1.2 Million System

March 23, 2018
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As the Emmons Horrigan O’Neil skate rink shuts down for the season, the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced that they will be installing a brand new, energy efficient refrigeration equipment. The DCR told the Patriot Bridge that the DCR has invested $12 million in new refrigeration equipment at nine rinks in...

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Coalition Hopes Peace Park Project Will Help Community Heal

March 23, 2018
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In an effort to help the community heal, the Charlestown Coalition has successfully won a Love Your Block Grant from the City that will allow them to build a Peace Park on Mt. Vernon Street Plaza. Sarah Coughlin and Ginaya Green Murray of the Charlestown Coalition said that in the wake of divisiveness lately...

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