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Discussions Start on How to Spend the Wynn Windfall

February 3, 2017
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Discussions Start on How to Spend the Wynn Windfall

By Seth Daniel With a lot of money comes the anxiety of not blowing it all due to poor planning or infighting. That’s exactly what members of the Charlestown community began trying to avoid on Tuesday night, Jan. 31, in a meeting sponsored by the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) to discuss with City Councilor...

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Regional Working Group to Meet in Charlestown, Feb 2

February 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Lower Mystic Regional Working Group is staging several small discussion groups over the next week to begin getting more input from Charlestown residents and others in the study area – including Everett, Charlestown and Somerville – about transportation improvements on Sullivan Square. While the Patriot Bridge has sought to do...

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Wynn Named Finance Director for Republican Party, Ready to Help Trump

February 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Steve Wynn of Wynn Resorts has been named the new Finance Chairman for the Republican National Committee (RNC), and said he is ready ready to help President Donald Trump make American great again. Wynn is in the process of developing a $2.1 billion resort casino in Everett, just across the line...

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Local Teams Compete in Futsal League

February 3, 2017
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The Bunker Hill Futsal Club, sponsored by Charlestown Youth Soccer, entered three teams this season in the Massachusetts Futsal Association League. It was a great turnout with over 30 boys participating, making up three teams in different age groups. The u12 team had an undefeated season, capping it with a stunning victory over Brookline’s...

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Unique Piece of Art Just One of Many for Boston Artist

February 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When one walks into Zume’s Coffee House, since July they would have been greeted with a four-foot by eight-foot mixed media piece of art by budding artist Markus Sebastiano – complete with a hand-made galvanized steel frame. It’s message is timeless, but has really picked up headlines as of late. Dressed...

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Council Undertakes Measures to Combat Climate Change

February 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen At last week’s Boston City Council meeting, held on January 25, legislation was filed for a hearing to discuss dramatically increasing the share of renewable energy used to power Boston through a program called Community Choice Aggregation. City Council President Michelle Wu and District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley filed the...

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Chloe Cochener Attends Model United Nations forum at Yale

February 3, 2017
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Charlestown resident and Brimmer student Chloe Cochener ’19, daughter of Brigit-Mary Hannula and James Cochener, attended the Yale Model United Nations at Yale University in January. Cochener worked as a representative of Uganda on the Economic and Financial (ECOFIN) Committee. Students in the Brimmer Model UN club spent the fall learning about the nations...

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Local Turn It Around Youth Lead Lesson on MLK Legacy

February 3, 2017
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On Thursday, January 19, six members of The Charlestown Coalition’s Turn it Around Youth Group led a lesson in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) at the Boys and Girls Club. In it, members of the Club’s afterschool program, Friendship Club, learned about racism, segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, and MLK’s life...

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Police Briefs 02-02-2017

February 3, 2017
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Larceny 01/24/17 – A storeowner on Bunker Hill Street reported a white male entered his place of business and stole a bottle of Remy Martin. A video of the crime is available, and detectives will investigate. Larceny 01/26/17 – A victim reported while she was walking on Medford Street, a group of five males...

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Standing Up for Our Values

February 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Looking back on this week, I am so proud to be a Bostonian — and to be your Mayor. Last Friday, President Trump made good on his divisive campaign rhetoric, and signed a series of executive orders that are designed to promote American isolation, intolerance and fear. Boston didn’t...

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