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March 3, 2017
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SAYING GOOD BYE TO JEANNIE I’ve known Jean McLaughlin for over 40 years through her husband Dennis. Often, I would walk into Boston over the High Bridge and join up with Denis on his way to work at Ray Flynn’s City Council office where he worked part-time. He walked all the time as a...

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One Charlestown? Yes, Please

March 3, 2017
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My name is Mimi Tovar and for 27 years I have lived in the Bunker Hill Apartments (BHA) or “projects” as it is also referred to. I, along with many other residents of the BHA have been negatively impacted by the crumbling infrastructure of the projects and for many of us, living here has...

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Sports 03-02-2017

March 3, 2017
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Townie Sports By Kevin Kelly MONDAY’S MIAA “HOOP” ACTION Pope John XXIII (15-9) and senior forward Patrick Kelly advanced to the Division 4 North quarterfinal round with a solid 77-64 triumph over Mystic Valley. The Tigers will play at #2 seed Hamilton-Wenham (17-3) this Friday at 7 p.m. Such was not the case for...

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Obituaries 03-02-2017

March 3, 2017
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Shay Padric Kiely Charlestown resident Shay Padric Kiely, of Charlestown, formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Jan. 31, 2017 at the age of 37. Shay was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1998. Shay was a member and umpire for the Melrose men’s softball league...

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Walsh, Harvard Kent Students Set to Debut New Childhood Savings Accounts

February 28, 2017
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Walsh, Harvard Kent Students Set to Debut New Childhood Savings Accounts

By Seth Daniel With a room full of parents, teachers and City officials, Harvard Kent School kindergartners marched proudly across the stage last Thursday night, Feb. 16, chanting, “We’re going to College! We’re going to College!,” which was followed up by a major announcement about a new savings program being piloted at the Harvard...

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One Charlestown Unveils New Ways to Stay Updated, Possible Revised Plan in Spring

February 28, 2017
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The developers of One Charlestown are hitting the streets of the Town to have an established presence to talk about their development of the Bunker Hill Housing development – a project that is currently in a 90-day review delay with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The new initiative includes weekly office hours,...

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Ryan:Charlestown Needs to Stop the Infighting on One Charlestown

February 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel State Rep. Dan Ryan has come out this week with a strong call to the community to unite behind the official process involved in the review of One Charlestown rather than having individual organizations start leading the process – perhaps allowing the development to slip through without proper vetting while the...

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CNC Joins Preservation Society in Dissent on One Charlestown Plan

February 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) issued a letter to Mayor Martin Walsh on Saturday, Feb. 18, indicating the body had formally endorsed an earlier letter sent from the Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) dictating serious concerns and opposition to the One Charlestown plan as proposed – a nod to the fact that...

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Wynn to Unveil ‘Mystic Mile’ Branding for Upcoming on Road Construction

February 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Wynn Boston Harbor has announced it will unveil a new website and campaign called the ‘Mystic Mile’ ahead of planned, major road construction projects in Everett, Charlestown and Medford this summer. President Bob DeSalvio told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Thursday, Feb. 16, at a regular meeting of the board...

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Sen DiDomenico to Host Annual St Patrick’s Celebration on March 3

February 28, 2017
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Sen. Sal DiDomenico will once again be hosting the Annual DiDomenico Foundation St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Friday, March 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown. This event has become the official kick-off to the St. Patrick’s Day season. In addition to a traditional Irish dinner, the...

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