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BPDA Grants IAG Delay Request On One Charlestown

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) announced on Wednesday that it will grant the 90-day moratorium on Development Review of the One Charlestown project, a request made by the project’s Impact Advisory Group (IAG) last month and supported by a wide-swath of the Town. A spokesperson for the BPDA said...

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Transfer of Site Management in One Charlestown is Reason of Concern among Some IAG Members

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel At least one member of the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for One Charlestown is feeling a little betrayed by how the transfer of ownership is now being contemplated between the developer and the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), though the BHA said they have found success using the same model all over...

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Wynn Boston Harbor to Start Putting Up Steel

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel There’s something about steel columns and beams that make a building project much more tangible no matter how many millions of dollars one pours into removing soil and setting foundations. And that kind of cold steel reality is about to come to bear for the Wynn Boston Harbor development in only...

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Keeping Warm with Charlestown History, Blanket Proceeds Will Benefit St. John’s

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The historic sites in Charlestown are a comforting sight to those who live in the neighborhood and those who once lived here, and now there’s a gift for the holidays whereby those sites can fight off the cold weather. St. John’s Church has debuted Charlestown blanket throws this year and is...

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Police Briefs 12-15-2016

December 16, 2016
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Charlestown Beat Warrant 12/05/16 – Officers in the area of Vine Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding warrant. Larceny from Building 12/07/16 – A victim on Belmont Street reported video surveillance from her outdoor security camera showed a white male ascend the front stairs of her home and steal light bulbs...

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Townie Tidbits

December 16, 2016
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THEY BUILT A WHAT IN ELECTRICITY CLASS?  A longtime friend of mine graduated from Charlestown High School back in 1972 and he recently told me a story worth repeating. It seems like everyone knows about the old Charlestown Prison where they use to execute prisoners every once in a while but not since 1947....

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The Most Wonderful Time of Year

December 16, 2016
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As Andy Williams once crooned, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” and the festiveness of the Christmas season is something to enjoy every December. The wonderful holiday light displays that adorn homes are a sight to behold. The annual visit by Santa, accompanied by the Winthrop Fire Department, on Christmas Eve is...

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A System That Needs To be Addressed

December 16, 2016
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That was certainly an eye-opening story in the Boston Globe last week about raising the minimum wage to $15 and the effect it will have on Mass. residents and small businesses. The most startling quote to us was from a single parent who said she would be better off making $18 an hour than...

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Obituaries 12-15-2016

December 16, 2016
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Marilyn Doherty Education Advocate, wife of the  Honorable Gerard Doherty Marilyn M. (Dillon) Doherty, a longtime resident of Charlestown and Worthington, entered into eternal life on Friday, December 9 at the Curahealth/Kindred Hospital in Brighton. She was 85 years old. Marilyn was born in Allentown, PA, a daughter of the late William J. Dillon...

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Holiday Countdown

December 9, 2016
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Holiday Countdown

Santa Claus and Mayor Martin Walsh throw the switch to turn on the lights at Thompson Square during the annual Enchanted Trolley stop last Sunday, Dec. 4. Numerous families, and children especially, converged on the Square to get a chance to speak to the Jolly Elf.

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