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Wynn Files Environmental Report:Addresses Sullivan Sq. Impasse

July 24, 2015
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Just when everyone thought there couldn’t be any more paperwork filed in association with the Wynn casino project, this week they’ve added another 1,000 pages. Wynn Everett filed its much-anticipated supplemental environmental report late last week (also known as the Second Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Report or SSFEIR) to address five key concerns raised...

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Wynn Goes to Bid for Design & Construction Services for Casino

July 24, 2015
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Wynn Resorts announced Wednesday that Requests for Proposals (RFP) and solicitation of bids have been issued for the first-phase of design and construction of the $1.7 billion, five-star Wynn Resort in Everett. Requests were issued to qualified local firms for off-site roadway improvement design, environmental cleanup, building demolition design and site preparation and fencing....

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Police Briefs 07-23-2015

July 24, 2015
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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 Line at...

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Downtown View:The Vision – Where is it?

July 24, 2015
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Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, the operator since 2011 of the city-owned Faneuil Hall Marketplace, has been in recent tussles with its merchants, pushcarts, street performers and history-loving Bostonians. After public outcry and several meetings, some matters may be worked out. The latest round occurred last week when the BRA board, showing little knowledge and only...

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Vacationing in the Lone Star State

July 24, 2015
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 I am having a great vacation down here in Austin which many call a blue dot in a red state. The Texas heat is HEAT. So far, the temps are way up there with the promise of higher temps tomorrow and beyond. I enjoy pools where the water temps are slightly below the air...

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Charlestown Man is A Finalist In Canon Short Movie Contest

July 22, 2015
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Charlestown Man is A Finalist In Canon Short Movie Contest

When Charlestown’s Jonathan Spencer picked up a video camera, the results were usually high-quality fun for family and friends to see. Now, though, his most recent video foray is currently being viewed and judged by renowned Hollywood Director Ron Howard and Hunger Games actor Josh Hutcherson as part of an exclusive nationwide contest for...

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Showdown on Boston, Revere:Lawsuits Ends with a Push of the Pause Button

July 22, 2015
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If the lawsuits over the Wynn casino license were viewed as an athletic contest, then last Thursday’s hearing in Suffolk Superior Court was simply the coin toss. And the coin seemed to have landed on its side. The only action that came out of the highly-anticipated hearing was that Judge Janet Sanders allowed all...

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Boston Receives 2015 City Livability Award

July 22, 2015
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Selected by former mayors from a pool of over 200 applicants, Boston was awarded first place in the 2015 City Livability Awards Program at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 83rd annual meeting in San Francisco. The award recognized mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in American cities,...

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Townie Tidbits

July 22, 2015
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I was caught off guard recently while reading my copy of the Weymouth News which happens to be one of five newspapers I write for on a regular basis. I started writing in the Weymouth weekly paper back 30 years ago after moving to the South Shore from Charlestown. A colored photo taken at...

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Summer is Here

July 22, 2015
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The excitement and bustle of the Fourth of July weekend has come and gone, and now we can settle into our summer rhythm — whatever that may be for each of us and our families — for the remaining nine weeks before the Labor Day weekend. Mother Nature has cooperated by bringing us the...

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