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YMCA Campaign Kickoff

February 4, 2016
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YMCA Campaign Kickoff

The Charlestown YMCA had its kick-off party on Thursday, Jan. 28, at RSM (formerly McGladrey) in City Square. The party signified the start of the 2016 Annual Campaign. Proceeds from the event benefit kids, teens, families and military service members of the Charlestown community. Shown from left Vicki Valhouli, YMCA Board Member Jon Swanson,...

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Boston,Wynn Come to Terms on Casino

February 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In the end, it was Mayor Martin Walsh and Wynn CEO Steve Wynn who got down to the nitty gritty – successfully negotiating directly with one another all last week on a Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) for Boston that has some accommodations for Charlestown, including mitigation money for traffic and direct...

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$1m Check for Charlestown Still Remains in Escrow at MGC

February 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A little over a year ago, Wynn Everett delivered a $1 million check to the City of Boston for Charlestown non-profits – a stipulation spelled out in the licensing agreement with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). However, the City shocked more than a few people when it refused to accept the...

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Community Groups Start Presentations For CNC, Spaulding Funding Grants

February 4, 2016
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The Spaulding-Charelstown Neighborhood Council  (CNC)  Community Partnership Fund is holding a series of presentations by the 17 applicants for this year’s funding. There will be three more sets of presentations to be held at 7 pm at the American Legion Hall on 26 Adams Street on the following dates –  Tuesday Feb. 9, Wednesday...

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LaMattina to Fight Casella Trash Transfer Station

February 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City Councilor Sal LaMattina vowed this week that the Casella Trash Transfer station is a dead proposal. The trash transfer station was the subject of a raucous public meeting in Charlestown last week, where virtually no one voiced any support for the measure. A previous meeting in December drew a small...

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Long-Despised BWSC Plant on City Line Could be History

February 4, 2016
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While Boston’s decision to end its fight with Wynn was huge news in Charlestown, and money on the table was a huge part of that discussion, a surprise addition touted as a gift to Charlestown was perhaps the icing for the Town and for Everett – eliminating the long-disdained Boston Water & Sewer Commission...

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Chartering a New Beginning at the Monsanto Site

February 4, 2016
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There’s something to be said for cleaning up after others, but in the case of Bob Delhome and his company, Charter Environmental, they are cleaning up the sins of the past caused by so many others – that being some of the state’s worst environmentally polluted sites. Currently, the 19-year-old environmental remediation company is...

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Police Briefs 02-04-2016

February 4, 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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Townie Tidbits

February 4, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani JIM BRETT HONORED BY USS CONSTITUTION MUSEUM  Former state Rep. Jim Brett, D-Dorchester and president CEO of the New England Council was recently honored by the USS Constitution Museum in Charlestown for his many good works to the Boston community. Shown in  photo are (l to r) Tom Kershaw, owner of...

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Key Role for Sal

February 4, 2016
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When Councilor Sal LaMattina was named vice chair of the Boston City Council Ways and Means Committee last month, little did we realize then that maybe his appointment came just in the nick of time for Charlestown. The waste transfer station needs to have zoning changes approved by the City Council.  However, these requests...

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