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Townie Tidbits

January 30, 2015
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Sometimes you just walk  into a good thing   A good story is often hard to find, especially when you operate on a weekly deadline. There’s always plenty of bad stuff out there to comment on but good stuff not so much. I still laugh when I remember the name of a monthly newspaper...

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Walsh Delivers Upbeat State of City Address

January 16, 2015
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Walsh Delivers Upbeat State of City Address

In his first State of the City address delivered before 2,500 people at Symphony Hall Tuesday night, Mayor Martin J. Walsh covered all aspects of his stewardship of city government from fixing potholes to his vision for Boston in 2030 and pointed out the partnership at Charlestown High School with SAP and Bunker Hill...

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Local Concerns are Walsh’s in Dealing with Wynn Casino

January 16, 2015
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One week after Boston filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) regarding the Wynn Everett casino license, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in an interview that his administration is simply trying to protect the residents of Charlestown and that two continuing sticking points are mitigation and transportation. However, Wynn Everett officials indicated...

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BCC Approves New Owners of Shipyard Quarters

January 16, 2015
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Boston Conservation Commission’s (BCC) Charlotte Moffat said the BCC has approved the new owner of Charlestown’s  piers at the Shipyard Quarters Marina’s request for administrative approval for his plans to redevelop the piers. Charles Lagasse, Jr., a well-respected and experienced Newburyport developer who owns and operates the Boston Yacht Haven on Commercial Wharf, bought...

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Martin Luther King

January 16, 2015
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When one considers that it has been almost 47 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin Luther King. But...

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An Olympics in Boston?

January 16, 2015
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The prospect of hosting a Summer Olympics in Boston has been bandied about for many years, but it now appears as though things might get serious in light of Boston’s selection as the top choice of American cities to contend for the designation world-wide in 2024. As far as we know, in terms of dollars and cents,...

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Townie Tidbits

January 16, 2015
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BOSTON SUES GAMING COMMISSION  OVER EVERETT CASINO SITE  Plans by Wynn Resorts’ plan to build a resort casino at the Everett -Charlestown line now is facing a new hurdle thrown by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in the form of a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for denying folks in neighboring Charlestown and all...

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Ryan Takes Oath of Office

January 8, 2015
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Ryan Takes Oath of Office

Charlestown resident Dan Ryan (far right) took his oath of office as state representative at a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday at the State House in Boston. Ryan was elected to a two-year term in November after winning a special election for the seat in March. Ryan, who represents Charlestown and Chelsea, is pictured at the...

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Walsh Refuses $1M from Wynn for Charlestown: Monies Part of Mitigation Distribution Earmarked for Local Non-Profits

January 8, 2015
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A check from Wynn Everett for $1 million to aid Charlestown non-profits and to begin planning for a traffic solution in Sullivan Square is being held in an escrow account by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) this week after the City of Boston refused to accept the check on Wednesday. The $1 million required...

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Some Looking to Create United Front for Charlestown with Wynn

January 8, 2015
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Several local community members, elected officials and Wynn officials are looking to create a new group headed by an official moderator to begin working with the Wynn Everett casino on amicable terms. Lynne Levesque, who said she is only a concerned resident, said she had read in the Wynn Licensing Agreement that the company...

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