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Taking One Step at a Time — The Charlestown Irish Way

March 25, 2016
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Taking One Step at a Time — The Charlestown Irish Way

By Seth Daniel When it comes to being Irish and being immersed in Irish culture, Hannah Campbell couldn’t be more saturated in the auld sod – coming from a Charlestown family that bleeds green. It’s why she has continued to compete in Irish Step Dance at the highest levels, advancing to the World Championships...

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Housing Developer and Community Working to Make Project Successful

March 25, 2016
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Housing Developer and Community Working to Make Project Successful

By John Lynds For decades the Bunker Hill Housing Development has been an isolated section of the community with Bunker Hill Street being the dividing line between two Charlestowns. The city’s designated developer for the state’s oldest and largest public housing development, Corcoran-SunCal, hopes to change that with their plan to redevelop the entire...

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6 More Years:Council Grants BRA Extension on 10-3 Vote

March 25, 2016
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By Jordan Frias The extension of the 14 urban renewal districts was approved by the City Council for a six year period on Wednesday, March 23, as proposed by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The BRA was originally seeking a 10 year extension that would have allowed the 14 urban renewal plans to expire...

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Holy Week Services Listed at St John’s

March 25, 2016
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Holy Week services at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 27 Devens St.,  continue with a Maundy Thursday potluck supper and service, starting at 6 pm on On Thursday March 24. Good Friday services will be held on March 25, with a service for children at 4:30 pm and the traditional service at 7 pm. The...

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Community Help Sought to Find a New Name for CSAC

March 25, 2016
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The Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition was formed in 2004 to address the drug-related hospitalizations and deaths in Charlestown at that time. For the past 12 years, this community coalition has used existing community resources, has organized programs to respond to identified needs, and has harnessed the community’s energy and commitment to create a safe,...

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Wynn Non-Profit Money Will Not be Held up by Somerville Appeal

March 25, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City officials said this week that the original $1 million check delivered by Wynn Boston Harbor to Charlestown non-profits more than a year ago is not hindered by the continued litigation with Somerville. Samantha Ormsby of the Mayor’s Press Office confirmed this week that the $1 million will become available to...

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Dearth of Small Space:Theatre Groups are Getting Squeezed Out of Boston

March 25, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It’s never easy on the cutting edge, or else it wouldn’t be the cutting edge. But at the same time, when it comes to the cutting edge and fringe small theatre companies in Boston, it also shouldn’t be impossible – say theatre company participants and advocates. Yet such is the case,...

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Police Briefs 03-24-2016

March 25, 2016
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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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Townie Tidbits

March 25, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani  I always try and make it to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Southie. When I was a kid growing up in Roxbury, my family would board the City Point bus at Dudley Station to Andrew Square where the parade once kicked off from before the parade was turned inside out.Back...

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Obama in Cuba

March 25, 2016
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The decision by President Obama to open the diplomatic doors to Cuba and begin the process of bringing that nation into the modern world acknowledges something that has been a reality for decades: the Cold War is over. Yes, the dictatorial regime of the Castro brothers is antithetical to the democratic values we espouse....

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