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CPS Hold Meeting

July 14, 2017
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CPS Hold Meeting

Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) President Ellen Kitzis presents Pat Keohane and Doug MacDonald of C-Town Ventures LLC with an award recognizing their excellent work in developing the Charlestown Armory renovation. The CPS honored the renovation and restoration of the new residential project on Bunker Hill Street at its annual meeting on June 22.

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Zoning Board Approves 6 Soley St Plan after Two Years of Battling

July 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After more than two years of legal and neighborhood fighting over plans to build a new single-family home at 6 Soley St., owner Nicolas Skiadas cleared what is likely the final hurdle to build his home – angering dozens of residents of the old, historic street and even dabbling into mayoral...

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Kitchen Kup Rolls Back to Eden Park in August

July 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the summer highlights is about to unroll itself on Eden Street Park during the first week of August as the annual Kitchen Kup roller hockey tournament heats up the the beloved rink known as the “kitchen” with the most intense competition in the city and the region. Kup Founder...

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Haley Renda to Run Passacantilli Campaign

July 14, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina has hired lifelong North End resident Haley Renda to run his campaign for Boston City Council.  Passacantilli is running for District 1 City Councilor, which includes East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End. Haley Renda grew up in the North...

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Wynn Begins Work on Living Shoreline

July 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When residents journey over the Alford Street bridge to the waterfront along the new Wynn Boston Harbor walkway, it won’t be like a lot of the HarborWalk areas in Boston where bulkhead walls provide a sharp cutoff between the land and the water. Instead, residents will see what was there before...

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Police Briefs 07-13-2017

July 14, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 07/04/17 – A victim on First Avenue reported a group of males approached him, and one asked to use his cellphone. The victim gave him the phone, and the suspect then ran away. The group fled toward the Bunker Hill housing development. The matter is under investigation.   Larceny 07/06/17 –...

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Townie Tidbits

July 14, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratania THOMPSON SQUARE FARMERS MARKET The Farmers Market sponsored by the JFK Family Service Center is back and running again this summer every Wednesday afternoon starting at 2 pm. Check it out, plenty of great stuff for sale. While I was there I met Kenny Hall, Mr. Charlestown History,...

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Letter to the Editor

July 14, 2017
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THOUGHTS ON ONE CHARLESTOWN PROJECT Dear Editor: “No community wants density: It means more pedestrians, more crowded buses. But as for my story: I was commuting 60 miles every day to work in Charlestown because I couldn’t afford to live here. I’ve finally become able to afford a low-rent apartment in Charlestown, and I...

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An Investment in Our Future

July 14, 2017
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Governor Charlie Baker’s recent announcement that his administration will ask the legislature for a five-year, $500 million life sciences initiative that will extend the state’s decade-long commitment to the biotech and medical technology industry demonstrates the governor’s focus on maintaining Massachusetts’ lead in this important area. The proposal, which Gov. Baker unveiled recently at...

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Residents Keep Charlestown Green:Gardens for Charlestown an Oasis in a Tight Neighborhood for 40 Years

July 7, 2017
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Residents Keep Charlestown Green:Gardens for Charlestown an Oasis in a Tight Neighborhood for 40 Years

By Seth Daniel When Nina Danforth recalls the towering Birch tree on the edge of the Sullivan Square Garden, she remembers it being a small, little tree fighting to grow amidst a lot strewn with bricks, trash and hopeful urban gardeners. Last Thursday night, June 29, when she set her eyes on that same...

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