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Enjoy — Remember — Bunker Hill Day

June 11, 2015
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The celebration of the Battle of Bunker Hill is a week-long festival in our community that began this past Sunday and will be highlighted this coming Sunday with the annual parade. It is an event that has been observed for hundreds of years in Charlestown and is enjoyed by residents of all ages. Although...

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John Harvard Mall Renovation

June 4, 2015
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John Harvard Mall Renovation

The John Harvard Mall and park are about to undergo a major renovation by the City, and through an initiative by the Friends of the John Harvard Mall, the budget for that renovation has increased from $450,000 to $1.5 million. That will enable a full scale renovation of the upper and lower areas. However,...

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Not To Late To Pledge To Help Fund the Parade

June 4, 2015
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As the days wind down before the Bunker Hill Day Parade on Sunday, June 14, time is of the essence when it comes to fundraising, and despite the fact that the community has rallied around an online funding effort, Parade organizer Arthur Hurley said this week that more is needed. “Last year we were...

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John F.Kennedy Family Service Center Celebrating 50th Year of Helping Families

June 4, 2015
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This year the John F. Kennedy Family Service Center, (www.kennedycenter.org), a nonprofit organization with the mission to improve the lives of individuals and families in need, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of providing education, advocacy, and opportunity in Charlestown. To commemorate this important milestone, the Board of Directors are hosting the“Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary...

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Boston Snubs Baker Administration On Proposed Sullivan Sq. Traffic Plan

June 4, 2015
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Wynn Everett officials and a large contingent of state and municipal officials met Monday morning with state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack in Boston about long-term casino-related traffic plans in Charlestown’s Sullivan Square, but noticeably absent at the table was anyone from the City of Boston or the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). State transportation officials...

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City Officials Announces Pilot Street Cleaning Program

June 4, 2015
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The City of Boston announced this week that a new street cleaning program will be piloted in Charlestown. Starting the week of July 1, tickets issued for parking in violation of the street cleaning regulation in Charlestown will increase from $40 to $90. Throughout the time period that the pilot program is in effect,...

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MGC Fires Back Against Boston Lawsuit, Calls for Dismissal July 9

June 4, 2015
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is striking back with strong language aimed at the City of Boston in a motion to dismiss its amended lawsuit, which was announced at a press conference in Charlestown May 21. The Boston amended lawsuit, among many other things, called for all five MGC members to be replaced and...

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Police Briefs 06-04-2015

June 4, 2015
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Charlestown Beat POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug...

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I Can Catch Him

May 28, 2015
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I Can Catch Him

Charlestown runner #927 Max Gomez gives it his all for the Town Track Club last Thursday, May 21, during the organization’s first home meet at Charlestown High School track. The all-ages track club boasts around 300 participants and has existed for about three years.

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Walsh Administration Amend Lawsuit:Prepare for a Fight on Wynn Casino

May 28, 2015
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Surrounded by highway traffic and the freshly cut grass in the rarely-travelled center of Sullivan Square and Alford Street, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and his administration held a major press conference last Thursday afternoon, May 21, to announce a significant amendment to their lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), and ultimately, the Wynn...

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