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Enjoy A Happy — and Safe — Holiday Weekend

December 23, 2016
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By a coincidence of the calendar, both Chanukah and Christmas arrive this weekend, and we wish to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers of the Jewish and Christian faiths (and those of no faith at all) a happy and joyous holiday weekend. The eight-day Festival of Lights gets underway after sundown...

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Warren Tavern Toy Drive

December 16, 2016
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Warren Tavern Toy Drive

Governor Charlie Baker joined hundreds of Charlestown residents for the annual Warren Tavern Holiday donation party to Toys for Tots last Sunday, Dec. 4. The event benefits the statewide drive sponsored by the Marines.

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Santa at Pier 6 by Boat — of Course

December 16, 2016
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Santa at Pier 6 by Boat — of Course

Santa Claus gave his reindeer a break and travelled to Charlestown by boat on Saturday, Dec. 10, landing at the Navy Yard and greeting children and festive revelers at Pier 6 Bistro. Santa was greeted heartily by everyone and all had a good time.

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BPDA Grants IAG Delay Request On One Charlestown

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) announced on Wednesday that it will grant the 90-day moratorium on Development Review of the One Charlestown project, a request made by the project’s Impact Advisory Group (IAG) last month and supported by a wide-swath of the Town. A spokesperson for the BPDA said...

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Transfer of Site Management in One Charlestown is Reason of Concern among Some IAG Members

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel At least one member of the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for One Charlestown is feeling a little betrayed by how the transfer of ownership is now being contemplated between the developer and the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), though the BHA said they have found success using the same model all over...

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Wynn Boston Harbor to Start Putting Up Steel

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel There’s something about steel columns and beams that make a building project much more tangible no matter how many millions of dollars one pours into removing soil and setting foundations. And that kind of cold steel reality is about to come to bear for the Wynn Boston Harbor development in only...

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Keeping Warm with Charlestown History, Blanket Proceeds Will Benefit St. John’s

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The historic sites in Charlestown are a comforting sight to those who live in the neighborhood and those who once lived here, and now there’s a gift for the holidays whereby those sites can fight off the cold weather. St. John’s Church has debuted Charlestown blanket throws this year and is...

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Police Briefs 12-15-2016

December 16, 2016
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Charlestown Beat Warrant 12/05/16 – Officers in the area of Vine Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding warrant. Larceny from Building 12/07/16 – A victim on Belmont Street reported video surveillance from her outdoor security camera showed a white male ascend the front stairs of her home and steal light bulbs...

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Townie Tidbits

December 16, 2016
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THEY BUILT A WHAT IN ELECTRICITY CLASS?  A longtime friend of mine graduated from Charlestown High School back in 1972 and he recently told me a story worth repeating. It seems like everyone knows about the old Charlestown Prison where they use to execute prisoners every once in a while but not since 1947....

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The Most Wonderful Time of Year

December 16, 2016
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As Andy Williams once crooned, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” and the festiveness of the Christmas season is something to enjoy every December. The wonderful holiday light displays that adorn homes are a sight to behold. The annual visit by Santa, accompanied by the Winthrop Fire Department, on Christmas Eve is...

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