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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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Casino Opponents Working Hard on Repeal

September 29, 2014
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Casino Opponents Working Hard on Repeal

Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo said he will not support the expanded gaming repeal, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria challenged the media to get information out to the voters to prevent confusion – and at the same time – many influential Charlestown residents have jumped very vocally on the repeal effort. As the casino licensing process...

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Casino Officials: Boston and Wynn Will Be Unstoppable In Tight Market

September 29, 2014
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Wynn’s chief representative in Boston told the media and Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) members last week that – despite industry saturation concerns in the Northeast – the combination of Boston and Wynn will be unstoppable. “This is an incredible opportunity in one of the most amazing cities in the world,” said Robert DeSalvio –...

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MGH Institute of Health Professions Sponsors Annual Community Day

September 29, 2014
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To most people, say the word marshmallow and visions of s’mores and campfires come to mind. For the 350 first-year students who participated in the MGH Institute’s third annual Community Day on September 19, a marshmallow now has a new meaning: interprofessional education. More than 35 teams of 6-8 students from the MGH Institute’s...

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Maura Healey Back on Campaign: Trail for Attorney General Position

September 20, 2014
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Maura Healey Back on Campaign: Trail for Attorney General Position

Charlestown’s Maura Healey was back on the campaign trail in Charlestown last week after the political newcomer won big last week over polished politician Warren Tolman. Healey’s victory last Tuesday during the Democratic Primary for Attorney General had energized her base here in Charlestown where Healey crushed Tolman. In Charlestown, Healey received 2,087 votes...

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