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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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Chain Forge Hotel Clears Environmental Regulators

June 28, 2018
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The Chain Forge hotel project in the Navy Yard has cleared the state’s environmental review process (MEPA) without a review, despite being a disposal site with high levels of PCBs present. This month, Secretary Matthew Beaton issued a letter publicly that indicated Chain Forge did not need to prepare an Environmental Impact Report and...

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Rare Battle of Bunker Hill Artifacts Found by Dealer

June 21, 2018
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Just as the sacred Battle of Bunker Hill exercises played out last Sunday, June 17, at the Monument, a dealer in Beacon Hill announced that he had located very rare military ribbons from the Battle of Bunker Hill that were owned by the family of Solomon Smith – a Colonial soldier from Acton who...

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Mystic River Builds Momentum for Access with Kick-Off Event

June 21, 2018
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Siblings Tom and Sharon Dow have looked at the Mystic River from their home for their entire lives. Three generations of their family have lived in Charlestown before them and also looked out on the River. Yet the one thing they had in common was that they could never get to the Mystic River...

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Wu,Edwards to Study Resident Parking Sticker Program

June 21, 2018
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City Councilor Michelle Wu will hold a hearing next week, June 28, to begin examining the residential parking program citywide – including the extensive program in Charlestown. Wu put in a hearing order last year, and action was slow to come on the matter, but she said the Council is ready now to take...

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Bunker Hill Florists Will Be Retiring, To Pass on Business after 37 Years

June 21, 2018
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Nearly four decades have passed since Joe Shadroui came to the Town with flowers in hand, but his reign over the petals is coming to an end this month. Through his Bunker Hill Florist business, now owned with his husband Larry Bowling, they have processed around 112,500 orders for flowers in Charlestown – and...

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Hood Park to Talk New Campus Proposal, Major Community Input Saturday

June 21, 2018
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From new office buildings, to water falls at the stack, hotels to a two-acre green space, Hood Park is coming to the community this summer – beginning on Saturday morning, June 23 – to share some ideas for their revised campus and to listen to the community’s thoughts. The summer-long exercise will happen through...

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Time to Heal:Peace Park and Walk to Take Place on Tuesday Evening

June 21, 2018
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Once-underutilized Lowney Park has been converted in the last few months into a Peace Park, and advocates from the Charlestown Coalition will open the revamped space this coming Tuesday, with an unveiling, a march and an event. “It’s all about finding light in darkness,” said Ginaya Greene-Murray, a Charlestown native and part of the...

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This Was Week to Remember Community, Heroes, Hometown

June 16, 2018
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This Was Week to Remember Community, Heroes, Hometown

The Charlestown Pride Week and Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade couldn’t have rolled out in a better way last week, with great attendance at all of the events and crowds packing the streets for the Parade – aided of course by ideal weather on every day except Monday, June 4. The Parade was...

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