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Townie Tidbits

July 25, 2014
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AUSTIN AND CHARLESTOWN SHARING AMERICA TOGETHER Austin, Texas over 1,500 miles away from Boston and Charlestown shares the same pride in American history. As I turned the State Capitol in Austin, I saw countless monuments to those who fought and died for their families, homes and nation. Eighty-five miles away in San Antonio, you...

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Letter to the Editor

July 25, 2014
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Action needed on splash pad Dear Editor: I am writing this message to request some action regarding the splash pad that was installed recently in Ship Yard Park. This is the 1st season the Splash Pad is in operation. It was designed for children to enjoy in the warmer months. I attended a few...

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USS Constitution Underway on July 4th for Last Turnaround Before Dry Dock

July 11, 2014
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USS Constitution Underway on July 4th for Last Turnaround Before Dry Dock

At 216 years old, the USS Constitution was still as majestic as ever during her July 4th turnaround in Boston Harbor. This is the last time Old Ironsides will be underway until 2018 as she goes into drydock later this year for restorations. The drizzly weather from the approaching Tropical Storm Arthur did not...

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Walsh to Host ‘Mondays With the Mayor’ July 14 At Bunker Hill CC

July 11, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh will host the third “Mondays with the Mayor” on Monday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Bunker Hill Community College, 250 Rutherford Ave.,  Charlestown. The event is part of a series of community town hall meetings designed to engage with residents and maintain accessibility and transparency in the Walsh administration....

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Walsh Close to Signing Deal with Mohegan Sun

July 11, 2014
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After losing his bid to get the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to delay awarding a Boston-area casino license until after the November ballot question aimed at repealing the state’s gaming law last week, Mayor Martin Walsh avoided arbitration and is close to inking a surrounding community agreement with Mohegan Sun in  Revere. While Walsh’s press...

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Tour of ‘Inside Haymarket’ Offered

July 11, 2014
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Each Friday and Saturday from dawn to dusk, Haymarket, Boston’s centuries-old open-air market adjacent to Government Center, the North End, and Faneuil Hall, offers a unique shopping experience. Sellers of fresh produce have clustered in Haymarket since around 1830, although vendors started congregating here at least 100 years earlier. Haymarket vendors sell huge varieties...

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Downtown View: The Welcome Mat Is Yanked for Banks

July 11, 2014
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What’s so bad about a bank? They seem pretty benign. Then why do ten Boston neighborhood shopping districts, including those in the North End and Charlestown, make them or any professional office a conditional or forbidden use on the first or basement floors? Why did the Boston City Council recently vote to make banks...

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Obituaries 07-10-2014

July 11, 2014
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Carl Zellner Retired Boston City Planner; helped design Big Dig and Boston roads and parks;avid Boston historian Carl A. Zellner, a former longtime resident of Boston and Charlestown, passed away June 29 at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis with his family at his side. He was 78 years old.
Carl was born October 4, 1935 to...

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Zen and Now

July 3, 2014
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Zen and Now

Members of Gardner’s Regiment, Charlestown Militia strike a pose outside of Charlestown Yoga. Pictured (l-r) Tom Coots, Ed Roche (black coat) and Joe Brown (green coat)

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Despite Boston’s Pleas, MGC Will Issue License

July 3, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) voted unanimously – 4-0 – to move ahead with the issuing of gaming licenses despite a November ballot question that could wipe out casino gaming altogether. Commissioner Jim McHugh led the charge saying it only makes sense to stay the course. “Proceeding now makes good sense and is good...

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