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July 22, 2016
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Writer Tom MacDonald holds up a copy of his new book, The Revenge of Liam McGrew, with his wife Maribeth, at the Charlestown Library.

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A Little Night Music

July 22, 2016
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A Little Night Music

Lyndsey and Cameron Wickles sway and smile to the folk music of Honeysuckle on the Commandants’ House Lawn last Thursday, July 7, as part of the Swinging Summer Nights Concert Series, presented by the Berklee School of Music, Boston National Park, Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard and Summer on the Waterfront.

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Wynn’s Quest For Chapter 91 License Receives Big Boost

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The hearing officer handling the Wynn Boston Harbor Chapter 91 appeal released a recommendation late on Friday that gave Somerville standing in the case, but little else, recommending that the Wynn license to be approved. It is a decision widely seen as a victory for Wynn and casino supporters. In a...

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From the Kitchen to the Seltzer Can: Spindrift Founder Got Started in His Charlestown Home

July 22, 2016
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By Katy Rogers Beverage enthusiasts gathered at Night Shift Brewery in Everett last week to celebrate “The Summer of Real” with America’s one and only fresh squeezed carbonated beverage company, Spindrift – a Charlestown original.   Night Shift hosted Bill Creelman, founder of Spindrift, the non-alcoholic fresh fruit beverage company that humbly began in...

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Casella Waste Begins Outreach into Charlestown Community After Transfer Station Opposition

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Though the folks at Casella Waste spent decades in Charlestown on the industrial side of Rutherford Avenue, they are now the first to admit they didn’t often step foot into the Town – and it’s something they said they now fully regret. Since striking out with the community last fall and...

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Rhalimi Takes His Message to Voters in Suffolk County Sheriff’s Contest

July 22, 2016
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Alex Rhalimi has been talking to voters across Suffolk County since he turned in nomination papers for the September 8 Democratic Primary. “I’m running for Sheriff because I can do the job and do it for all the people of Boston, Revere, Chelsea, and Winthrop,” said Rhalimi. “As a founder and CEO of my...

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Free Cycling Clinics for Women Being Offered

July 22, 2016
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The Boston Transportation Department will be offering free cycling clinics for adult women this summer at locations around the city.  Women who never learned to ride a bike, as well as those who would like to refresh their skills, are all encouraged to attend.  With the New Balance Hubway bike-share program expanding to Roxbury,...

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Local Crime Novelist Gathering Awards, Kudos On Novel

July 22, 2016
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By Joe Prezioso When you meet Tom MacDonald around the Town, be careful what you say and how you say it, or you might become the next great characters in one of his novels. Taking inspiration from real life as he works and traverses the streets of Charlestown, MacDonald has cobbled together a marvelous...

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Letters to the Editor

July 22, 2016
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Boston Public Market now open daily Dear Editor: Since the Boston Public Market opened last summer, you’ve welcomed us with open arms, and helped us succeed in our mission to provide fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels, nourish our community and educate the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation. In...

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Townie Tidbits

July 22, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani STATE SENATE FIGHTING BACK AGAINST OPIOID ABUSE  I read the recent commentary in the Quincy Sun by state Senator Bill Keenan about the progress being made during the current opioid crisis reeling around society, I want to give kudos to Sen. Keenan for working to fix things rather than just make political soundbites...

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