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BRA Hires Continuum to Help Re-Brand Itself as a More Approachable Agency

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Looking to become a more friendly and approachable agency, and to part from its negative history, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved a contract with Boston-based Continuum design and marketing company to help rebrand the agency as more trustworthy. The approval came at the BRA’s Thursday meeting, May 12, and...

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Councilor LaMattina Calls for Ferry Service Connecting Charlestown, Eastie and North End

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It’s not hard to see East Boston or the North End from pretty much anywhere in Charlestown. Sometimes, it almost looks like one could swim right over with little effort. However, getting there by land – that’s a whole other story. That’s why Councilor Sal LaMattina has put in a Council...

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Upcoming Events Planned at the Charlestown Working Theater

May 20, 2016
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Charlestown Working Theater presents theatre KAPOW’s Raining Aluminum, an original piece based on the parallel storylines of the 1917 explosion in Halifax, Nova Scotia (and the subsequent American relief efforts) and Halifax’s involvement in Operation Yellow Ribbon (the Canadian initiative to handle the diversion of civilian airline flights on 9/11). This will be the...

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Police Briefs 05-19-2016

May 20, 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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Downtown View:Fish,Flowers and Fresh Produce

May 20, 2016
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By Karen Taylor Last year for my birthday one of my daughters gave me flowers. These were not the usual birthday flowers. They were delivered to my door for several weeks from the one-eighth acre garden of Ferriss Buck Donham of Arlington. The flowers Ferriss provided were different from those available from even the...

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Townie Tidbits

May 20, 2016
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THE “FATHER DAN” TO THE RESCUE Recently, the Boston Fire Department added a new boat to its fire fighting fleet. It was named after Rev. Dan Mahoney who has been a fire chaplain since 1964. Father Dan has been a vital part of the Boston Fire Department, St. Francis de Sales Paish and all...

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A Clean Sweep

May 13, 2016
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A Clean Sweep

Double duty: Landon and Austin Grant – twin fourth graders – were ready to pitch in for Boston Shines at the Warren Prescott School Garden on Friday, May 6. The annual neighborhood clean-up took place at several locations in the town on Friday and Saturday.

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Schoolboys Award 17 Scholarships to Local Students

May 13, 2016
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Schoolboys Award 17 Scholarships to Local Students

By Seth Daniel The Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association delivered 17 scholarships on Monday night, May 9, to students in the Town. The annual Scholarship night precedes the larger Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association Annual Reunion, which will take place on Sunday, May 16, at the Knights of Columbus. That event is one of the largest...

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Council Calls on BRA for September Meeting

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston City Council is wasting no time in bringing the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) back onto the carpet to have an earlier than expected review of Urban Renewal activities and the promised two-year action plan – issuing a letter last week calling for a September meeting. The letter was discussed...

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Ryan Questions Community Preservation Act

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As momentum begins to gain ground for the Community Preservation Act (CPA) in Boston, Charlestown State Rep. Dan Ryan is apt to hold off on the runaway enthusiasm for what is essentially a property tax increase. Ryan said he is still educating himself on Boston’s proposal, but doesn’t see it as...

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