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Murphy Running for Register of Deeds Post

April 1, 2016
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By John Lynds After serving 18 years in the Boston City Council, former At-Large Councilor Stephen Murphy was voted out last November. The loss shocked many supporters of the widely popular incumbent during the city’s general election last year. Murphy was the only incumbent not reelected to an At-Large seat and was beat by...

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MGC Announces Releases Diversity Goals and Grant Opportunities

April 1, 2016
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is pleased to announce the release of Diversity Goal and Business Technical Assistance Grant Opportunities with a goal of optimizing the outcomes for the diversity goals outlined in Chapter 23K related to the diversity hiring and contracting goals of the casino developers.  The Expanded Gaming Law specifically requires that...

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Police Briefs 03-31-2016

April 1, 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

April 1, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani I LOVE PLAYING GOOD GUYS, BAD GUYS AND FAKE COPS    About 10 years ago I signed up for the movies as an extra. I had a bit part in “Stiffs” starring Danny Aiello, playing a low-level hood. More recently, I was an FBI agent in “Black Mass” and a wealthy...

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The Final Report

April 1, 2016
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For more than 25 years, the Federal courts have been monitoring the quality and necessary cleanup of Boston Harbor as submitted by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority.  The final report as ordered by the courts was submitted March 18, 2016. Those of us who grew up in the Boston area and enjoyed the local...

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Obituaries 03-31-2016

April 1, 2016
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Sean Patrick Honohan Student at Perkins School for the Blind Sean Patrick Honohan died at home with his family on March 23. Sean was a student at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown. Sean’s family would like to thank all of his nurses and care givers, especially Bernadette, Auntie Tiff and Jen....

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Taking One Step at a Time — The Charlestown Irish Way

March 25, 2016
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Taking One Step at a Time — The Charlestown Irish Way

By Seth Daniel When it comes to being Irish and being immersed in Irish culture, Hannah Campbell couldn’t be more saturated in the auld sod – coming from a Charlestown family that bleeds green. It’s why she has continued to compete in Irish Step Dance at the highest levels, advancing to the World Championships...

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Housing Developer and Community Working to Make Project Successful

March 25, 2016
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Housing Developer and Community Working to Make Project Successful

By John Lynds For decades the Bunker Hill Housing Development has been an isolated section of the community with Bunker Hill Street being the dividing line between two Charlestowns. The city’s designated developer for the state’s oldest and largest public housing development, Corcoran-SunCal, hopes to change that with their plan to redevelop the entire...

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6 More Years:Council Grants BRA Extension on 10-3 Vote

March 25, 2016
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By Jordan Frias The extension of the 14 urban renewal districts was approved by the City Council for a six year period on Wednesday, March 23, as proposed by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The BRA was originally seeking a 10 year extension that would have allowed the 14 urban renewal plans to expire...

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Holy Week Services Listed at St John’s

March 25, 2016
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Holy Week services at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 27 Devens St.,  continue with a Maundy Thursday potluck supper and service, starting at 6 pm on On Thursday March 24. Good Friday services will be held on March 25, with a service for children at 4:30 pm and the traditional service at 7 pm. The...

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