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Top Boston Park Ranger Takes the Reins,Settles in Charletown

September 4, 2015
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Top Boston Park Ranger Takes the Reins,Settles in Charletown

When Michael Creasey landed the job of general superintendent of the National Parks of Boston, he hadn’t even applied for the coveted position that contains so many of America’s earliest Revolutionary War treasures. As one of the top planners for the future of the National Park Service (NPS), and in charge of a site...

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Lamattina Says Wynn Casino Forces a Plan Boston Has Previously Rejected

September 4, 2015
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While some elected officials gave the go-ahead to the Wynn environmental certificate last week, Charlestown’s City Councilor was not one of them. Despite several pertinent concerns raised by City Councilor Sal LaMattina about the certificate for Wynn, those concerns were not enough to derail the ultimate granting of the critical MEPA certificate last Friday,...

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Wynn Clears Big Hurdle with State Certificate,Concluding Two-Year Environmental Review

September 4, 2015
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After nearly two years of reviews and 10,000-plus pages of analysis, Wynn Everett received the go-ahead from state environmental regulators late Friday evening – gaining a critical approval that had stood in the way of construction on the casino since February. After having sent Wynn back to the drawing board regarding traffic plans last...

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Lions Club Awards Red Sox Tickets

September 4, 2015
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The Charlestown Lions Club would like to thank the many residents and friends who participated in the annual drawing for two tickets to the recent Red Sox-Yankee game. Whole Foods, Dunkin Donuts, the Patriot Bridge and the Charlestown Co-operative Bank were instrumental in aiding with the sale of the tickets and their help is...

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Letters to the Editor

September 4, 2015
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Belated thank you Dear Editor: The Friends of Charlestown High School would like to thank (rather belatedly) all of those who supported Charlestown High’s participation in Pride Week this past June (June 9-14).  With the support of State Senator Sal DiDomenico, State Rep Dan Ryan, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Attorney Pat Sweeney, and members...

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Can the Drug Epidemic Be Stopped?

September 4, 2015
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A heroin epidemic is running rampant throughout every neighborhood in the City of Boston. It’s cheap enough and readily available at the drop of a hat. While police are faced with the monumental task of taking drugs off the streets their efforts continue because most of the time the usual suspects are released by...

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DCF Needs a Complete Overhaul

September 4, 2015
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Governor Charlie Baker has publicly stated that the embattled Department of Children and Families (DCF) still needs to improve but he feels DCF is heading in the right direction. What direction? North, South, East, West or the usual merry-go-round circling approach. In fairness, his administration has inherited the problems facing DCF. That certainly does...

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St. John School Summer Camp

August 28, 2015
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St. John School Summer Camp

St. John School held it’s 3rd year of summer camp which ran from July 6th through August 7th. The campers enjoyed many fun activities during their five weeks. This summer, Michele DeMarco of the SJS afterschool program directed the camp along with counselors: Ms. Jessica Nagle, K3B Teacher, Ms. Julie Fiore, K5A Aide and...

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Flip Flop Regatta

August 28, 2015
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Flip Flop Regatta

With the Nantucket Lightship in the background, Adrian Ionescu and his ship, the Migration, sail back to their homeport of Charlestown during last Saturday’s (Aug. 15) Flip Flop Regatta. The Regatta was held out of Courageous Sailing in Charlestown and raised funds for the Ally Foundation to end sexual violence.

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Capuano Hopes Casino Will Spur Regional Discussion

August 28, 2015
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Congressman Michael Capuano weighed in this week – as he has in the past – on the traffic discussions that have once again come up in Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue – saying he hoped that the latest rounds of discussion spurred by the Wynn casino proposal could result in careful thought and a...

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