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Police Briefs 02-04-2016

February 4, 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

February 4, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani JIM BRETT HONORED BY USS CONSTITUTION MUSEUM  Former state Rep. Jim Brett, D-Dorchester and president CEO of the New England Council was recently honored by the USS Constitution Museum in Charlestown for his many good works to the Boston community. Shown in  photo are (l to r) Tom Kershaw, owner of...

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Key Role for Sal

February 4, 2016
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When Councilor Sal LaMattina was named vice chair of the Boston City Council Ways and Means Committee last month, little did we realize then that maybe his appointment came just in the nick of time for Charlestown. The waste transfer station needs to have zoning changes approved by the City Council.  However, these requests...

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The Wynn and City of Boston Deal

February 4, 2016
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The announcement last Thursday that Wynn Resorts and Mayor Martin Walsh have reached a deal on mitigation should come as no surprise.  Since the Boston lawsuits were dismissed last November, the legal options available to Mayor Walsh were dwindling. We congratulate Mayor Walsh for recognizing this reality and negotiating in getting some added benefits...

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Residents are saying ‘No’ to Waste Transfer Station

January 28, 2016
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By Stephen Quigley Representatives from Casella Resources Solutions appeared Monday night before a packed room of more than 200 residents at The Charlestown Neighborhood Council’s Basic Services Committee in the Knights of Columbus Hall to explain their proposal to locate a trash transfer station at their facility off Rutherford Avenue behind the old Hood...

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Kelly Joins Linehan’s Staff

January 28, 2016
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By John Lynds Charlestown resident and former staffer for the late Mayor Thomas Menino, Jack Kelly,  will join South Boston Councilor Bill Linehan’s staff to help work on ways to fund and expand drug treatment opportunities in the city. Kelly, who also ran for At-Large City Councilor in 2013 and is the founder of...

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Police Briefs 01-28-2015

January 28, 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

January 28, 2016
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THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT THAN PEYTON MANNING Well by now the defeat has settled in with the 20-18 to Peyton Manning’s Broncos but there will always be pain. That missed extra point came home to haunt the Patriots in the final play of the game. What could have been doesn’t...

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Letter to the Editor

January 28, 2016
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Casella Waste Transfer Station To the Editor: I attended the community meeting tonight concerning the proposed waste transfer station by Casella Resource Solutions.  I did not speak as my comments would have been cumulative.  The impassioned, informed and relevant comments, supported by the entire audience of over 200 people, highlighted the negative impact of...

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Wynn Could be an Ally?

January 28, 2016
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Charlestown and Mayor Martin Walsh have fought to the bitter end to stop Wynn Resorts from building in Everett. It seems that this battle is close to being over. With all but one of Boston’s lawsuits thrown out of courts, Wynn is moving ahead with his project just recently having named Boston-based Suffolk Construction...

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