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Charlestown YMCA is Much More Than Just a Good Deal on Fitness Programs

January 29, 2017
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By Julia Ludwig and Rosemarie Boucher The Charlestown YMCA is so much more than the standard fitness center. Yes, with the renovated and expanded gym facilities and outstanding selection of group classes for reasonable rates, it is known as the “best deal in town” when it comes to fitness options. This is secondary to...

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Sports 01-26-2017

January 29, 2017
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Townie Sports By Kevin Kelly OLD SULLY’S NOT CLOSING, HILLBILLIES   STILL PLAYING On Saturday, February 11, appearance at “Old Sully’s” by the Bunker Hillbillies is still on. It has all the makings of a special evening. It is also an excellent opportunity to “roast” the rumor-mongering Kevin “Alfalfa” Kelly, who reported last week that...

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Walsh Mentions Local Projects in State of the City Address

January 20, 2017
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Walsh Mentions Local Projects in State of the City Address

By Beth Treffeisen In a packed Symphony Hall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his third State of the City Address before embarking on his re-election campaign. In his address, Walsh committed to keeping Boston accessible to all residents by investing more money in affordable housing and upgrading infrastructure and transportation options. In an effort...

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Officials Look to Add 151 New Liquor Licenses in Three Years

January 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Putting last year’s low-level feud over control of liquor licenses for Boston in the past, Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston state delegation, including Charlestown, are looking this year to cooperate in releasing more than 150 new liquor licenses in creative ways to applicants as a way of spurring economic development...

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Community Meetings on One Charlestown Scheduled for Tonight

January 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Two members of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) and others have scheduled the first in a series of public meetings starting today, Jan. 19, on the One Charlestown redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development. The meeting, announced in a letter by Amanda Reinfeld and William Galvin of the CNC, as...

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Ryan Appointed to Transportation Committe

January 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel House Speaker Bob DeLeo announced late last week that State Rep. Dan Ryan has been appointed to the House Temporary Transportation Committee to focus in on additional issues that go beyond Ryan’s normal duties on the regular Transportation Committee. “In his role on the Transportation Committee this past session and his...

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Councilor Jackson Announces Bid for Mayor;Calls for a More Equitable Growth Citywide

January 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Councilor Tito Jackson took to the podium to announce his bid for mayor at the Haley House Cafe in Roxbury last Thursday, Jan. 12, he didn’t paint himself as a candidate for one particular group of people, but for all of the people of the city – in particular those...

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Gym Hockey Program Boasts Long History, Beginning Point for Many Players

January 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When it’s snowy outside and cold during the dark mornings of January and February, there’s one place for the past 30 years that folks have come alive – and that place is around the uniquely Charlestown sport of Gym Hockey. The Charlestown Gym Hockey League has deep roots in the Town,...

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Boston City Council News and Notes

January 20, 2017
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Boston City Council brings in the new year at their first meeting held last Wednesday, January 11, with a number of refiles. The Council operates on a one-year legislative cycle within a two-year term, meaning that proposals that aren’t voted on by the end of each year become inactive and need to be refilled...

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Bunker Hillbillies to Appear at Old Sullys on February 11

January 20, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly Though not official, “Old Sullys” will be closing it’s doors permanently before the end of winter. With this in mind, former members of the Bunker Hillbillies will make one last appearance at “Old Sullys” on Saturday night, February 11. Steve “Dead Eye” Coyne, Jim “Prairie Fire” Honohan, “Jesse” James Sullivan, Kevin...

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