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Breen Appointed New Liason to Charlestown by Walsh

March 17, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced this week the appointment of Chris Breen as the Charlestown Neighborhood Services Liaison within the Mayor’s Civic Engagement Cabinet. In this role, Breen – who is a Charlestown resident – will work as an advocate to the Charlestown community. He replaces Tom McKay, who served in the role for...

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MBTA Hikes Fares 9.3 Percent Overall

March 17, 2016
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By John Lynds The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board approved several fare changes that translate into a system-wide average increase is approximately 9.3 percent. Following a series of community meetings MBTA Director of Operations Charles Plank heard from residents on how the now approved fare increase would affect working people. The fare increase...

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Ferris Wheel and Winter Skating Proposed for New City Hall Plaza

March 17, 2016
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By Matt Conti The remake of City Hall Plaza took another step forward with a bid awarded to the owners of TD Garden, Delaware North / Boston Garden Development Corporation. Working with city officials, the private group will look to add new programming elements and amenities to the brick plaza. The winning proposal includes...

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Wynn comes to Boston to Showcase Casino in Everett

March 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Steve Wynn visited Boston on Tuesday afternoon to unveil the full-scale model of his Everett resort casino, and in true Wynn form, debuted the newly-named Wynn Boston Harbor and kicked around other subjects as well, from the U.S. presidential election to the environmental appeal of Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone to the...

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Spring into Fitness

March 17, 2016
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Written by Tim Khanoyan,Dare U Fitness | Charlestown Throw a ball around on Bunker Hill Monument, shoot some hoops at Doherty or Edwards playground, go hike Blue Hills reservation in Milton, have a walk during your lunch break, or simply join like-minded community members at our outdoor bootcamp on Bunker Hill (indoors until May)....

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Police Briefs 03-17-2016

March 17, 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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My First Visit to Ireland

March 17, 2016
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By John F. Mahoney I was in the army stationed at Bad Kreuznach Germany in 1966 when a letter from home informed me that my Godmother Agnes Daly was on a visit in Ireland. She was born and raised in West Cork. But she and two sisters had immigrated to America many years ago....

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Townie Tidbits

March 17, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani QUOTE TO NOTE “We should all, as citizens of this great nation, be frightened by the latest drug statistics. We should all question what that means to our futures and those of our children. We should all resolve not to be silent any longer. By the latest drug statistics and the...

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Letter to the Editor

March 17, 2016
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My farewell to Charlestown Recovery House. Dear Editor: In July 2008 Bay Cove Human Services celebrated the opening of the Charlestown Recovery House, located at 15 Bunker Hill Street. This was their first half way house to open and a first for the Charlestown Community.  It was a wonderful opportunity for me to return...

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Worth A Try

March 17, 2016
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For years, plans to change the brick wasteland that is City Hall Plaza into a more vibrant part of the city life has been bandied about by city officials. Officials have even tried to move events from the over used Boston Common to City Hall Plaza in recent years. The underuse of this open...

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