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Guest Opinion

February 12, 2015
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Boston faces some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, and in January, rates increased by 29 percent. This puts many Boston residents in a very tough spot, in particular, those residents who heat with electricity. While the City does not have control over these prices, we are using every lever we can...

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Large Crowd Expected to Attend Wynn Meeting here on Feb. 11

February 9, 2015
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Residents and elected officials are gearing up for the first of what is hoped to be several face-to-face, unified meetings between all Charlestown residents and Wynn Everett officials. Though the City is not taking a lead in the meetings and discussions due to ongoing litigation over the casino license with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission...

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LaMattina Assigned to Key Committee Posts

February 9, 2015
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Charlestown City Councilor Sal LaMattina will continue to chair the committee on Economic Development, Planning and Labor and will serve as vice chair of Neighborhood Services & Veterans Affairs as well as Environment and Parks. “I honored to be able to continue my work on development not only here in East Boston but across...

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Wynn to File Environmental Report Soon

February 9, 2015
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A deadline for a final environmental report addressing traffic solutions has come and gone for Wynn Everett, but the casino developer has said it is working diligently with state agencies, that there will be no delays in the project and they will file very soon. One of the next rungs on the ladder for...

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HarborWalk Tour Scheduled for February 14

February 9, 2015
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The Friends of the Boston HarborWalk are delighted that Lois Spiegelman of the Friends of Charlestown Navy Yard will lead us on a guided tour of the Navy Yard section of HarborWalk on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM  All are welcome, but please only RSVP if you plan to...

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Short-Term Rental Bill Should be Passed

February 9, 2015
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Representative Aaron Michlewitz, who represents the North End and parts of Beacon Hill, has co-sponsored legislation that would put in place state regulations for short-term residential rentals that would empower cities and towns to inspect these units for safety code violations and mandate that short-term renters pay an excise tax, similar to the state’s...

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More Water and Sewer Savings for Seniors and Disabled People

February 9, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s announcement that Boston Water and Sewer Commission will increase water service discounts for all senior citizens and disabled homeowners to 30 percent has been praised by many.                 It was an important decision that results in savings for low-income elderly and persons with disabilities who certainly can use the money...

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Residents to Hold Public Meeting with Wynn Officials on February 11 at BHCC

January 30, 2015
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A newly formed group looking to explore the idea of working collaboratively with Wynn Everett on mitigation and community involvement will hold its first meeting on Feb. 11 at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown. Engaged Charlestown Residents, the new official name, will host the meeting from 6-9 p.m. The meeting – spearheaded by...

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Bunker Hill Housing Development Could be in Line for Private Rehab

January 30, 2015
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The City of Boston has sent out Requests for Proposals regarding the redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development. The city and the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) are trying to get some ideas of what a developer can do to transform the aging public housing development into a better place to live and raise...

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Head of Inspectional Services to be CNC Meeting on Tuesday

January 30, 2015
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On Tuesday February 3, 2014 William Christopher, Director of the City of Boston Inspectional Services Department will attend the Charlestown Neighborhood Council monthly meeting. The Inspectional Services Department is comprised of five regulatory divisions whose aim is to protect and improve the quality of life for all Boston residents by effectively administering and enforcing...

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