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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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Lease on Little Mystic Channel to Expire in 2019, Now’s the Time to Talk

March 16, 2018
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One portion of the City-owned Little Mystic Channel – lovingly referred to by many in the Town as Little Montego Bay – will have its 40-year lease expire in 2019, and more than a few residents and leaders are calling for a review of the use of that valuable, but currently underutilized, waterfront property....

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One Charlestown Hearing will be Absent BPDA Officials

March 16, 2018
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The show must go on. That’s the mantra in the circus, and it will also be how things operate at the One Charlestown City Council hearing tonight, March 15, as one major player will not be in attendance at all – that being the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). Councilor Lydia Edwards said...

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Community says ‘No’ to Increased Height Conversation at Hood, BPDA Recommends Passage

March 16, 2018
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Just a few days after several residents of the Town told the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) they would not like to see a text amendment that would allow Hood Park to present building plans for higher buildings, the BPDA has issued a recommendation for its Board to approve the same text amendment....

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Owner of 40 Warren St Seeks to Sell to New York Firm

March 16, 2018
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The owner of the two-story commercial office building and parking garage on 40 Warren St. is petitioning the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) to allow him to sell the property to a New York firm currently building up its Boston portfolio. The owner of 40 Warren St., Nova Partners, LLC, is requesting the...

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Surface Option Group Asks for Delay in Federal Funding to Review Tunnel Plan for Rutherford

March 16, 2018
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The fight for and against tunnels has gone federal. On March 13, the Rutherford Corridor Improvement Coalition (RCIC) submitted a letter to the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) – the organization that decides upon federal transportation funding requests – requesting that the designated money for Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square be delayed for one...

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Flooding Issues in Charlestown an Eye-Opener for Many Last Friday

March 10, 2018
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Flooding has always been more of an East Boston thing when it comes to neighborhoods north of downtown, but last Friday coastal flooding quickly became a major Charlestown issue as water inundated places that usually stay dry like the Schrafft’s parking lot, the Navy Yard streets, and even the NewTown development surrounding the Little...

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