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Federal Funds Announced for North Washington St Bridge

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The state Department of Transportation (DOT) and the City announced Wednesday that some $50.5 million in federal transportation funds had been allocated for two projects in the state – one of them being the long-awaited and dreaded North Washington Street Bridge replacement project. Mass DOT announced the two upcoming highway infrastructure...

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Feast of Sts Cosmas and Damian This Weekend

September 8, 2017
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The 91st annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian will be a great celebration of tradition, cultural pride and fun for the whole family this weekend – September 8, 9 and 10 – on Warren and Porter Streets in East Cambridge.  The amazing entertainment lineup includes some of the biggest names in the...

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New Juicing Business Hopes to Open in Mid-September

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Cara Birritteri wanted to help her father improve his health, she turned to juice. Now, she’s bringing that same healing juice to Charlestown, hoping to open Boston Juicing on Main Street by mid-September. “I’m a small business, and this is my first store, but the first of many to come,”...

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Rep Ryan, Mayor Walsh Not Sold on Hosting Safe Injection Facility

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A major showdown over safe injection facilities (SIFs) for opiate users took place on Beacon Hill this week, with a hearing on a proposed bill that would potentially allow such facilities in Massachusetts. However, though many in the medical community are in favor – including prominent physicians in Charlestown like Dr....

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Author to Talk of Gen Putnam: Hero or Coward?

September 8, 2017
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Was General Israel Putnam a hero or coward at the Battle of Bunker Hill? Come learn about the life and role of Israel Putnam in the Revolutionary War from an author with lots of expertise on the matter. Author and historian Gene Procknow explores the story of a Bunker Hill soldier, Henry Dearborn, who...

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David Kingsley Named New Executive Director at Zelma Lacey House

September 8, 2017
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Full-service real estate and property management firm Peabody Properties (http://www.peabodyproperties.com) has named David M. Kingsley of Windham, Maine, as Executive Director of Zelma Lacey House, an assisted living community in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Kingsley joins Peabody Properties with 17 years of experience as a healthcare administrator; his background also includes the real estate and brokerage...

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Passacantilli Outlines His Environmental Platform

September 8, 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 released his Environmental Platform.  Passacantilli is running for District 1 City Councilor, which includes the neighborhoods of East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End. Passacantilli said, “Protecting our environment is a global obligation that calls for innovative and determined...

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Police Briefs 09-07-2017

September 8, 2017
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Charlestown beat Warrant Arrest 08/24/17 – Officers in the area of Old Ironsides Way placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Charlestown Court warrant charging assault and battery. Larceny from a Building 08/25/17 – A victim on Spice Street reported sometime between Aug. 25 and 28, unknown person(s) removed two Dell laptops. She...

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Townie Tidbits

September 8, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani SUMMER IS FADING FAST Well, I hope everyone had a great Labor Weekend with family and friends or at least got to say good by to the Summer of ‘17. It went by so fast and wasn’t one of our best, especially when it came to lazing out...

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Starting the School Year Together

September 8, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The start of the school year brings a lot change into our students’ lives: new classes, new teachers, new subjects to tackle. September can be an inspiring time, a season that brings students, teachers and families together as they work to accomplish a shared goal: a successful, completed school...

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