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BRA Approves Contract for Ferry Move,to be Done in July

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel One of the most highly anticipated events of the summer in the Navy Yard will be the move of the MBTA commuter ferry back to Pier 4, and officials said it will happen sooner rather than later. At its last Board meeting on June 9, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved...

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Letters to the Editor

June 24, 2016
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Meeting on traffic plans set for June 30 Dear Editor: On June 30, there will be an important meeting at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street at  6:30 pm. The Boston Transportation Department will be discussing traffic plans from the Washington Avenue Bridge and City Square to Austin Street. In the Fall...

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Townie Tidbits

June 24, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani IT WASN’T MY FAULT Last week, at the Chamber of Commerce marketplace at the Bunker Hill Mall I was told I recently was in error in my recent piece on the People’s Firehouse story.  I never thought I wrote the word, “Butterflies,” I thought I said “Honeybees.” however, even that apparently...

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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 24, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is...

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Freedom Boat Club Offers Life on the Water Without All the Hassles

June 17, 2016
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Freedom Boat Club Offers Life on the Water Without All the Hassles

By Seth Daniel As warm weather sets in, the ocean often beckons to folks on the shore and the lure of owning a boat and getting out on the water offers a strong siren from the deep waters. However, then winter comes, and one has to figure out how to repair and store that...

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Tribute to David Whelan Brings Out Hundreds to the Navy Yard

June 17, 2016
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Tribute to David Whelan Brings Out Hundreds to the Navy Yard

By Seth Daniel Were the late David Whelan still alive today, family members last week said he’d be busy finding someone to put a daily shine on the bronze plaque dedicated to him last Friday, June 10, in the Navy Yard – a plaque that memorializes him as the anchor of the community and...

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Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue Planning Re-Start with BTD on June 30

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Sometimes going back to the drawing board can’t be avoided. It wasn’t long ago that a plan was decided upon for Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue – a plan that saw the future of the area with a surface option and the elimination of the tunnel and more of a neighborhood...

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St Florian’s Arrival:After Many Years,Fr Mahoney gets Florian Statue at St Francis de Sales

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It took some time, but St. Florian showed up for church last Saturday, June 11, at St. Francis de Sales. With hundreds looking on and Bunker Hill Street filled with spectators, Father Daniel Mahoney was all smiles as the long-sought statue of St. Florian – the protective saint of firefighters –...

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Caution Urged to Councilors in Lifting Cap on Suboxone

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds Charlestown resident and Councilor Bill Linehan’s Addiction Policy Advisor, Jack Kelly, who is charged with working on ways to fund and expand drug treatment opportunities in the city urged caution to lawmakers looking to lift the cap on Suboxone prescriptions. Suboxone, an opioid treatment medication much like methadone, is strictly regulated....

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Michael’s Mission:Family Looks to Remember Michael Cain on Anniversary

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Just last year at this time, Michael Cain II – son of the Town’s notable DJ Smokey Cain – was celebrating his 24th birthday. As he tried to maintain his sobriety, family members said he struggled – and so much so that after a brief hospital stay in late June 2015,...

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