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October 13, 2014
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MA This year would have been my mother’s 105th birthday and it brings back those great old memories growing up when my family celebrated with lots of cake and ice cream. The good thing for all of us was the fact that each of us had a birthday in each of...

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Wynn Resorts Backing ‘No on Question 3′ Effort

October 13, 2014
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After mostly staying out of the casino repeal vote discussion – otherwise known as Question 3 – Wynn Resorts announced last weekend that they would become involved in the ‘No on 3’ campaign over the next month. When the casino company won their license on Sept. 16, officials from Wynn said they hadn’t made...

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Sullivan Sq. Redesign to Be Discussed on Oct. 26

October 13, 2014
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With the estimated addition of 25,000 more cars traveling through Sullivan Square because of the Wynn Casino and with Wynn paying for re-building the square, the opportunity to hear and ask questions of the architect of a plan for re-building the square is very timely. Sunday, Oct ober 26,  Skip Smallridge will be the speaker...

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Letters to the Editor

October 13, 2014
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Thank you Dear Editor: Thank you to the Charlestown Schoolgirls Association and the Somerville City Club for selecting me for the 2014 scholarship. This generous scholarship will help me as I pursue a career in Nursing.  I am currently a sophomore at Plymouth State University. I was unable to attend this year’s luncheon to...

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Local Facility to Start Turning Food Waste into Fuel

October 6, 2014
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The state’s commercial food waste disposal ban kicked in this week and by year’s end the Charlestown Maritime Center will begin producing fuel from compost for the Massachusetts Water Resources Agency’s (MWRA) wastewater treatment plant at Deer Island in Winthrop. The ban will divert food waste to energy-generating and composting facilities and reduce the...

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Archaeology Walking Tour: From Bunker Hill through the Big Dig

October 6, 2014
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On October 7, from 12 noon to 1:00 pm. The Tour will be led by Joe Bagley, City of Boston Archaeologist. The Tour will begin on the Steps of the Lodge located at the base of the Bunker Hill Monument. The event will end at City Square and cover over 3,000 years of Charlestown history..  Highlights...

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Ryan Seeks to have MGC Meet Residents

October 6, 2014
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Representative Dan Ryan has invited members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to a meeting for Charlestown residents on Wednesday, October 15th to provide information on their recent decision to designate Wynn MA, LLC as the licensee in Region A and the conditions attached to that license.  The meeting will be held at The...

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50 Years Later: Remembering The Trumbull Street Fire Tragedy

October 6, 2014
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Boston has certainly had its share of losing firefighters in the line of duty and only last March, the city mourned the loss of two firemen battling a blaze in an abandoned apartment building in the Back Bay.  The Vendome disaster in June, 1972 claimed the lives of 9 firemen.  Fifty years ago this...

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Police Briefs 10-02-2014

October 6, 2014
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Possession of a Firearm 09/23/14 – Officers in the area of Starr King Court were attempting to speak to several individuals, when two of them ran from the scene. Both suspects were apprehended, at which time one of them was found to be in possession of a loaded black .380 caliber handgun. They were...

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Letters to the Editor

October 6, 2014
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Clergy urge residents to vote Yes on Question 3 Dear Editor: The Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts have taken a definitive position urging citizens to vote YES on Ballot Question # 3 and stop the expansion of gambling. One of their statements put it this way: “There is too much at stake for Massachusetts to...

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