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Menino Park in Navy Yard Transferred to Parks Department

May 25, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has approved the transfer of Thomas Menino Park and the adjacent Drydock in the Navy Yard to the Boston Parks Department, along with a $37,500 activation payment. The BPDA approved the transfer of its property at Thursday’s Board meeting, with the Boston Parks Commission already voting to...

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Hood Park Sees Opportunity to Re-Imagine Campus with Town

May 17, 2018
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The Hood Park on the other side of Rutherford Avenue has been going through a very interesting transformation over the past several years – long before they began having meetings about the recently approved parking garage and the re-imagining process of the circa-2000 office park plan. Few know many of the treasures already located...

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Charlestown’s MacLetchie to Propose 22 Units on Sullivan Square Project

May 17, 2018
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Sullivan Square could be in for even more of a positive change as Charlestown developer Gray MacLetchie reported this week that he is in the very early stages of developing a 22-unit condominium building on the Square behind the old Tweed School. “I’m in the very beginning stages of going through the permitting process,”...

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Old Charlestown Schoolboys to Celebrate 105th Meeting; Distributed 23 Scholarships

May 17, 2018
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When the dean of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys picks up the old bronze hand bell and gives it a good ring on Sunday, May 20, it will mark the 105th time the organization has gathered in Charlestown to celebrate the long-time charitable organization. “In Charlestown, we are the oldest community in Boston, founded in...

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All Eyes on Encore Boston Harbor with Repeal of Sports Betting Ban

May 17, 2018
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The U.S. Supreme Court issued a revolutionary decision repealing the ban on sports betting Monday morning that has far-reaching effects in the world of sport, but also has major implications right in Charlestown’s backyard at the Encore Boston Harbor casino – where most assume sports betting would likely become a large part of the...

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Reese ‘Catching’ on in Her Second Year as Little League President

May 17, 2018
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When Cathy Reese was a college catcher at Cornell University, she enjoyed quarterbacking the softball games – coordinating the strategy and keeping everyone on track in the field. Now, as the new president of Little League, the 15-year Charlestown resident is using those same skills to ‘catch on’ and growing ever-more comfortable in her...

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May 12 will be ‘Celebrate Historic Charlestown Day’

May 11, 2018
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If there’s ever a day to block off for a full day of fun in the Town – aside from the day that includes a large parade – then that day would be this Saturday, May 12, when the Friends of Memorial Hall and the Charlestown Preservation Society will combine with other friends to...

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Walsh Holds Annual Coffee Hour Meeting

May 11, 2018
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After a lively welcome and a lot of happy socializing, the top item on the agenda for Mayor Martin Walsh at the Training Field on Wednesday morning was dogs…and leashes. “I want to start by taking a moment to thank the community for the great work that was done to refurbish this park, but...

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After Five Years, Steven Jones is Not Forgotten in the Town

May 11, 2018
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In five years, many things around the Town have come and gone. Most of those things have been forgotten, or have become less important, but that is not the case with the memory of Steven Jones – who was tragically murdered off of Medford Street five years ago on Monday, May 7, while passing...

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Mass Gaming Clears Removal of Steve Wynn from Gaming License

May 11, 2018
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A big sigh of relief lingered over One Horizon Way just over the Charlestown line on Monday afternoon, as the Encore Boston Harbor folks received word that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) would allow Steve Wynn to be removed from the gaming license – effectively signaling that the Commission believes the company is moving...

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