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Boston Massacre Revisited

February 12, 2016
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Boston Massacre Revisited

Re-enactors Rob Creen (playing Samuel Adams here) and Arielle Kaplan of the Freedom Trail Foundation recreate the Boston Massacre for students at the Harvard Kent School on Tuesday, Feb. 9, just in time for the historic event’s 246th Anniversary on March 5. Students learned the intricacies of many Revolutionary War events during the presentation...

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Charlestown Gets A Wynn-Fall:Walsh Confirms Money to Stay Entirely Here

February 12, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Mayor Martin Walsh confirmed this week that the Wynn Everett money paid to the City in the form of an existing $1 million check and the upcoming annual $2 million community mitigation payments will stay entirely in Charlestown, but will be given out through a City Hall – and not a...

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LaMattina Fights to Keep MBTA Late Night Service Up and Running

February 12, 2016
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By John Lynds Many of his constituents rely on the MBTA’s late night service to go back and forth to overnight shifts in Boston so it comes as no surprise that City Councilor Sal LaMattina is fighting to keep this service intact. In a letter to MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, LaMattina said...

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‘Charlestown Dogs’ Looks to Increase Social, Responsible Owners

February 12, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Just a few weeks ago, Charlestown residents Chris Lovell, Kristen Lanni and Rob O’Brien found themselves on the receiving end of puzzled looks from dog owners up at the Monument. The trio, however, said they didn’t blame people for the strange looks. After all, they were filling holes in the Monument’s...

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Council Questions Content of BRA Urban Renewal Extension Plan

February 12, 2016
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By Jordan Frias After a year of community outreach, public meetings and public engagement, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) appeared before the City Council’s Committee on Planning and Development on Tuesday, Feb. 9, to discuss urban renewal. Urban renewal has been a contentious subject for residents, and neighborhood groups. At last week’s Charlestown Neighborhood...

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Flaherty to Introduce ‘Pot’ Shop Location Restrictions

February 12, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As the City and state continue to deal with medicinal marijuana dispensaries, and the prospect of legalized marijuana seems to be gaining headway, City Councilor Michael Flaherty re-introduced a zoning text amendment at Wednesday’s City Council meeting to bring some controls to the situation before such businesses begin the frenzy of...

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MGC Calls Boston,Wynn Agreement a Treaty Benefiting All Parties

February 12, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) unanimously approved the Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) between Boston and Wynn Everett on Thursday, Feb. 4, calling it a “treaty” that will bring forth new cooperation and new solutions for Charlestown and the region. The MGC discussed the agreement at its meeting and took action on...

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Police Briefs 02-11-2016

February 12, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug...

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Building America’s Most Age-Friendly City

February 12, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Here in Boston, we are committed to making our city a place where everyone can succeed — of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. This is our guiding principle as we plan and build the future of our city. That’s why an essential goal of our citywide plan is to...

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Townie Tidbits

February 12, 2016
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MY DAD WAS MY HERO My dad passed away in 1989 at age 76. He retired after a 34 year career as a medical worker at Boston City Hospital in January 1978. He loved his career being a caregiver.    The first six years of retirement were good to him but the last six...

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