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Obituaries 10-13-2016

October 14, 2016
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Charles ‘Bob’ Fuller Retired Boston School Principal who cherished his family Charles R. “Bob” Fuller of Melrose died surrounded by family on October 8 at the age of 94. Bob was born in Boston on April 28, 1922 to John Fuller and Mary (Goodwin) Fuller. He was raised in Dorchester and graduated from Boston...

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One Charlestown Files New Project Documents with BPDA

October 7, 2016
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One Charlestown Files New Project Documents with BPDA

By Seth Daniel The largest redevelopment project in the history of the Town – a $1 billion, three-phase mixed income rebuilding of the Bunker Hill Development – has filed project documents with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA, formerly BRA) and will begin community meetings over the next two weeks. “We are excited...

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State Names Harvard Kent as Level 1 School

October 7, 2016
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By John Lynds The Harvard Kent Elementary School, a Boston Public Schools in Charlestown, was named a Level 1 schools in the state’s school accountability measure report that measures how schools narrow proficiency gaps. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s 2016 accountability results showed the Harvard/Kent demonstrated improved performance in various key assessments....

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Police Briefs 10-06-2016

October 7, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Larceny 09/28/16 – A victim on Main Street reports that she left her bag unattended in her office, and when she returned, she saw that her wallet was missing. The suspect might have been caught on surveillance video.   O.U.I. 09/29/16 – As a result of a radio call to Rutherford Avenue...

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Letters to the Editor

October 7, 2016
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We Need to Address Our Traffic Issues NOW Dear Editor: Last month the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) presented the latest plans for the North Washington Bridge construction. The bridge, when completed, will be a spectacular, efficient and great addition to our roadway connecting Charlestown to the North End. Many in the audience, while appreciative...

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Townie Tidbits

October 7, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani THE NEW BUNKER HILL PROJECT MEANS WHAT? As I viewed a recent rendering of the new re-branded Bunker Hill Housing Project, I wondered if it should be viewed as something good and worthwhile or something not to be see in positive light. For many years of my youth living in lower...

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Early Voting is Coming to Boston

October 7, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Voting in Boston is about to become more convenient. For the first time, registered voters who reside in the City of Boston will be able to take part in early voting, ahead of the November 8th Presidential election. This exciting new initiative, made possible by the 2014 Elections Reforms...

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Voters Should Pay Attention to the Four Ballot Questions

October 7, 2016
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On November 8, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to elect a new President of the United States as well as other state and county officers on the ballot. However, voters need to also pay attention to the four ballot questions that will have an effect on the Commonwealth in general. Voters should...

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Obituaries 10-06-2016

October 7, 2016
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Philip ‘Phil’ Kelly Longtime Charlestown Youth Basketball Coach; Inducted into the Boston Park League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984 Philip P. “Phil” Kelly, a six year resident of Melrose. former 25-year resident of Medford and 62-year resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Thursday, September 29 at the Chelsea Soldiers Home in...

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Asbestos Removal Traffic Will Be Key As One Charlestown Files Notice State Environmental Regulators

October 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An Environmental Notification Form (ENF) filing for the redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development on Vine Street has identified amounts of asbestos in the properties, and the developer indicates it will be removed with non-asbestos materials and shipped out in trucks through the Town. “Due to the presence of Asbestos...

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