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State Approves Six-Year Urban Renewal Plan for BRA,City

August 19, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has approved the six-year extension of 14 urban renewal districts in the City of Boston – per request of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) – and the state agency has an eye to the future of those areas. While the public debate...

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Liquor Licenses to be Released Sept 1,But Charlestown Loses Out On Most

August 19, 2016
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By Seth Daniel On Sept. 1, the last 25 liquor licenses from the 2014 neighborhood-friendly license initiative spearheaded by Councilor Ayanna Pressley will be released, but Charlestown restaurants will lose out on getting a shot on at least 20 of those licenses – having to compete with downtown, Back Bay, Fenway and other high-profile...

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Council President,Mayor See Through Different Lenses On Pot Question

August 19, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Council President Michelle Wu has admittedly never tried marijuana. And, while at Harvard University, she recalls her and her roommates being very disturbed by some of the other students who filled the hallways with marijuana smoke from time to time. That said, she has come out in favor of the ballot...

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Police Briefs 08-11-2016

August 19, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT’ Larceny 08/02/16 – A victim reported while visiting the Bunker Hill Monument, she placed her gold Fossil pocketbook down next to her, and a short time later, she observed the bag was gone. Larceny 08/04/16 – A victim on Prospect Street reported that unknown person(s) stole the four Michelin tires from his...

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Townie Tidbits

August 19, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani MICHAEL’S MISSION TURNS INTO MISSION POSSIBLE  Everyday four people die in Massachusetts from heroin overdoses. On July 2, 2015, Michael Cain was one of those four a day. Young Michael had just celebrated his 24th birthday on June 18. Michael was one of 1,526 people who lost their lives to heroin...

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The Olympic Spirit Still Exists

August 19, 2016
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For almost all of us, the Olympics have provided memories that have lasted a lifetime. We can all measure how old we were, or where we were, when we recall Olympic moments both from our youth and through adulthood. For example, who among us (of a certain age) does not remember, as if it...

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Sports 08-11-2016

August 19, 2016
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Townies make comeback to defeat Somerville, 6-4 By Kevin Kelly Charlestown (9-6) rode the arms of starting pitcher Jared Burhoe (3-2, 3.50 ERA) and Jason Smith (5-1, 1.90 ERA, 2 saves) to keep the potent Somerville Reds (11-3) offense in check and advance to the Summer League Babe Ruth championship game against top-seeded Watertown...

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Cookie Jar Tourney

August 8, 2016
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Cookie Jar Tourney

Nathan Mainey tries to steal the ball from Camden Greatorex during the Second Annual Cookie Jar Roller Hockey Tournament at Eden Street last Saturday, July 30. The annual tournament is the youngster’s version of the larger Kitchen Kup, which takes place this coming weekend at Eden Street. The Cookie Jar is put on by...

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Ferry Service Scheduled to Begin on Pier 4 This Week

August 8, 2016
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Ferry Service Scheduled to Begin on Pier 4 This Week

By Seth Daniel Many would have said that walking from Pier 4 to Pier 3 to pick up the Ferry Shuttle shouldn’t be such a big deal. Residents of the Navy Yard heard that argument for years from planners, community members and City officials. Those residents always pointed out that such journeys when it’s...

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New Web Site Lets People Talk About BPS Master Plan

August 8, 2016
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The Boston Public Schools (BPS) in partnership with Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s City Hall to Go, announced “BuildBPS Kitchen Table Talks,” which are “pop-up” spaces for Boston residents to engage with one another, as well as BPS staff, about the district’s 10-year educational and facilities master plan. One of those meetings will be held...

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