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We Must Prepare for Rising Sea Levels

August 15, 2013
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Benjamin Franklin coined the expression 200 years ago, “You should buy land because they are not making it anymore.”  Well, that may not be exactly true for the last 100 years,  as all the communities on the water have been reclaiming low-lying marsh land.  One just has to look at the the Back Bay...

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Thank You, Massport

August 15, 2013
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Today’s Massport officials are far different from those whom  our parents who lived in our community during the 1960’s had to contend with.  Back in the 1960’s, Massport was an agency that just took what it wanted, regardless of the impact on the community.  One only has to look back  at the neighborhood of...

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Police Briefs 08-15-2013

August 15, 2013
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Larceny – Bicycle 08/08/13 – A victim on Brighton Street reported someone stole his blue Diamond mountain bike from the garage in his building. It appears bolt cutters were used to snap the lock, police said. Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon  08/10/13 – A victim on Bunker Hill Street reported at about...

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Charlestown Youth Soccer Continues Impressive Growth

August 15, 2013
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As the summer winds down, parents and children begin to turn their attention toward the upcoming fall youth sports programs offered in schools and local towns. While football dominates the professional sports landscape in the fall, families continue to choose youth soccer programs as a great way to get their children to exercise and...

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Whole Foods Opens Store

August 8, 2013
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Whole Foods Opens Store

City Councilor Sal LaMattina (right) and Tom Cunha (behind LaMattina) Chairman of the Charlestown Neighborhood Association helps Whole Foods officials break the bread to officially open the new store in the Bunker Hill Mall Charlestown.

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Health Center Eyed at Bunker Hill Development

August 8, 2013
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North End Waterfront Health (NEW Health), a federally funded health center and MGH affiliate, is seeking to open a satellite practice in the Bunker Hill Housing Development that will provide primary care, dental, and vision services. NEW Health is hoping to open the Teammates Center at 13 Tufts St. this winter. The facility’s name...

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Massport Helps Support Youth Summer Job Fund

August 8, 2013
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Massport has contributed $31,000 to support summer job programs in Charlestown. The money is part of $450,000 in funds for summer employment for more than 300 students as part of Massport’s Community Summer Jobs Program. The money will give 20 Charlestown students summer employment at places like the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club; Charlestown...

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Rental Property Registration Deadline is August 31

August 8, 2013
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Last week the city’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) announced it is pushing back the deadline for Charlestown landlords to register their rental properties. Under the city’s Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance, landlords had until August 1 to register their properties but that deadline has been pushed back to August 31. The new ordinance that...

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There is a Boston City Council Race

August 8, 2013
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While all the attention has been given to the Mayor of Boston race, let’s not forget there are Boston City Council at Large and District races as well. Surely, the race to become the City’s top politician deserves top billing but it is important to recognize there are many candidates seeking to serve on...

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August is Here

August 8, 2013
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Yes, the days have become noticeably shorter and there has been a chill in the air at night. And when the calendar turns to August, as it has, it’s sort of a signal that the new school year is not that far away and soon another summer will be in the books. But the...

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