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Lafta Took Hard Lessons as Iraqi Refugee to Make Most of All Opportunities in USA

June 24, 2016
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Lafta Took Hard Lessons as Iraqi Refugee to Make Most of All Opportunities in USA

By Seth Daniel There are a lot of inspirational stories that float around at graduation time – students succeeding against all odds – but few can top Charlestown’s Bilal Lafta, who graduated as the valedictorian this month of the Boston Community Leadership Academy (BCLA) in Hyde Park. He will attend Brown University in Providence...

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‘Adams’ Cannon Returned to Bunker Hill Monument

June 24, 2016
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‘Adams’ Cannon Returned to Bunker Hill Monument

By Seth Daniel A national treasure – missing for repair from the Monument for years – has been returned to the Bunker Hill Lodge and is now preserved for many generations to take in its significance. The Adams Field Cannon has a unique history that apparently started when men from Charlestown stole it from...

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Starboard Condos Register Several Sales

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Some 10 condos were recently sold in the new Starboard condo building on 1st Avenue, with eight of them going to a Back Bay real estate firm. The sale of the 10 units compiled a price of $5.19 million, with 42 North Capital of Clarendon Street in the Back Bay buying...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Preparing to Bid Construction Work Needed

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Wynn Boston Harbor is preparing to award construction bids in the next month worth at least $500 million and they’re spreading the word to local companies and vendors in order to keep the money local. Bids have already been awarded on the project to Ferguson Neurdorf Glass for the hotel curtain...

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Pedestrian Accidents,Near Misses Highlight Planning for Vision Zero

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An adult and a child were struck by a vehicle in the area of 640 Commonwealth Ave. on Tuesday night, June 21, near the Boston University campus, and though the injuries were non-life threatening, the accident this week highlighted the importance of the Vision Zero effort now underway by City planners...

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Charlestown Students Win MWRA Poster Contests

June 24, 2016
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The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is pleased to announce that three students at the Warren-Prescott School, Charlestown, have won MWRA’s annual poster and writing contests. Gabriella Guadagno Kaluski, grade 3, won Second Place in the poster contest. Hannah McKenna, grade 2, won Honorable Mention in the poster contest. Hazel Catherine Collier, grade 5, won...

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BHCHP Honors Gov Baker

June 24, 2016
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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) honored Governor Charlie Baker with its Dr. Jim O’Connell Award. For almost 25 years, the governor has been BHCHP’s ally and advocate, helping to ensure that its patients receive the top quality health care the state is known for.  BHCHP also honored Liberty Mutual Insurance with...

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BRA Approves Contract for Ferry Move,to be Done in July

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel One of the most highly anticipated events of the summer in the Navy Yard will be the move of the MBTA commuter ferry back to Pier 4, and officials said it will happen sooner rather than later. At its last Board meeting on June 9, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved...

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Letters to the Editor

June 24, 2016
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Meeting on traffic plans set for June 30 Dear Editor: On June 30, there will be an important meeting at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street at  6:30 pm. The Boston Transportation Department will be discussing traffic plans from the Washington Avenue Bridge and City Square to Austin Street. In the Fall...

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Townie Tidbits

June 24, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani IT WASN’T MY FAULT Last week, at the Chamber of Commerce marketplace at the Bunker Hill Mall I was told I recently was in error in my recent piece on the People’s Firehouse story.  I never thought I wrote the word, “Butterflies,” I thought I said “Honeybees.” however, even that apparently...

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