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BPDA Unanimously Approves Residential Use at Hood Park

November 24, 2016
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BPDA Unanimously Approves Residential Use at Hood Park

By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) unanimously approved a 177-unit building for 480 Rutherford Avenue in the Hood Park – the first residential use allowed in the office-oriented area and only the third residential use permitted on the “other side” of Charlestown. “Most of the community has been excited to...

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Charlestown High Program Emerges from Budget Cuts to Become a Regional Leader

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It was just one year ago that Charlestown High’s Sunny Pai was considering his employment options as he came to grips with the fact that highly-publicized funding issues in the Boston Public Schools were going to force his innovative Diploma Plus program to shut down. It didn’t look hopeful through the...

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Charlestown Open House Deemed A Major Success for City

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Close to 900 Charlestown residents turned out on Wednesday, Nov. 16, for the first-ever traveling City Hall in Charlestown – a pilot event that went so well the City will look to replicate it across the neighborhoods. “The City Hall Open House in Charlestown was a great opportunity for myself and...

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Hamersley Speaks on the ‘Beast’ That Is A Thanksgiving Turkey and Closing His Restaurant

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Popular writer and former restaurateur Gordon Hamersley made a name for himself in the South End with a Red Sox cap always on his head and a wonderful recipe for chicken. This week, however, he talked turkey. In his first talk since he and his wife, Fiona, closed their destination eatery...

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Police Briefs 11-24-2016

November 24, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Violation of Auto Law 11/08/16 – As a result of a motor-vehicle stop on Alford Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle after suspension/revocation. Robbery – Bank 11/10/16 – Officers responded to the Citizens Bank on Austin Street for a bank robbery call. They were informed that...

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Letter to the Editor

November 24, 2016
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The Charlestown Lions Club Is Collecting Coats! Dear Editor: The Charlestown Lions Club is collecting coats for children, babies and adults during the months of November, December and into early January. Our Charlestown  Co-operative Bank and its manager, Tom Coots, have  generously offered to be the collection site for the coats again this year/  ...

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Townie Tidbits

November 24, 2016
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL AND DON’T LOOK NOW BUT CHRISTMAS IS SNEAKING UP TOO   Last week while walking down Main Street I stopped at Zume’s for my usual, a vanilla latte with skim milk and whipped cream. Next I stopped by Bunker Hill Florist already decked out for Christmas both inside and out. It...

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Remember Those in Need

November 24, 2016
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. Thanksgiving has no religious connotations, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It asks nothing more from each of us than just showing up (other than for the person who is doing all the cooking) and enjoying the company of our family and friends and then having a...

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Flip Those Pancakes

November 18, 2016
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Flip Those Pancakes

THE CRANKY COOKS: Showing a little Townie consideration for one another in the kitchen are volunteer cooks Lisa Collins, Bob McLean, and Bob McGoff. The three worked hard all morning long to keep pancakes cooking on the griddle for the annual Charlestown Lion’s Club Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 13.

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