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John Hancock Life Purchases HarborView Building in Navy Yard

August 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Two major American corporations swapped ownership of the HarborView apartment building in the Navy Yard this week, with John Hancock Life purchasing the luxury building for $149.25 million from Prudential Financial. The sale was first reported by Bldup.com on Monday. Lois Siegelman of the Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard said...

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Council Candidate Edwards Releases ‘Waterfront for All’ Plan

August 17, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, Boston City Council candidate and East Boston resident, released a comprehensive waterfront-accessibility plan with recommendations for more open space requirements and harbor planning, climate resiliency, and water-transportation opportunities. In her full proposal, she said, “For Charlestown, the North End and East Boston, our city’s waters and waterfront are invaluable assets for recreation,...

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Adult Education Beyond Academics

August 17, 2017
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How do you measure success?  In business, success is defined by profits. In academia, success is calculated by grades.  In adult education, success is measured one student at a time, as each takes what he or she needs from the services provided. Charlestown Adult Education, in conjunction with the Kennedy Center and CharlestownWorks, has...

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Dr. Paula Milone-Nuzzo Begins Presidency of MGH Institute of Health Professions

August 17, 2017
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Paula Milone-Nuzzo, PhD, RN, FHHC, FAAN, officially has begun her term as the sixth president of MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to provide leadership to the MGH Institute,” said Dr. Milone-Nuzzo, who also will hold the position of John Hilton Knowles professor. “The IHP’s focus...

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Boston Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms Offenses

August 17, 2017
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A Boston man pleaded guilty this month in federal court in Boston to federal firearms offenses committed at the Bunker Hill Housing Development. Jeffrey Joseph, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of dealing in firearms without a license, one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, and one count of...

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Same Old Thing: Showtime to Feature Series about Charlestown Bank Robbers, Irks Some in Town

August 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Were Charlestown folks able to get the ear of hometown Hollywood stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, they might suggest the two locals find some new material after hearing of their latest show that will once again feature Charlestown’s past as a criminal hotbed. Showtime Network announced in late July that...

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Passacantilli Campaign Knocks on 8,000th Door

August 17, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli’s campaign for Boston City Council District 1 has announced a major milestone.  This past week, the campaign knocked on their 8,000th door and leads all other campaigns in social media engagement with over 1,300 Facebook followers. Passacantilli is a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal...

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Police Briefs 08-17-2017

August 17, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Larceny-Bike 08/09/17 – A victim on First Avenue reported her blue, specialized bike was stolen from a bike rack in front of Spaulding Hospital. A surveillance video of the crime is available.   Larceny-Bike 08/09/17  – A victim on First Avenue reported his white Vita specialized bike was stolen from a bike...

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How We’re Creating Affordable Housing

August 17, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels and job sectors spread out over 14 neighborhoods. Some of us were born and bred here, some with families that have been here for decades, some received a wonderful education or job here and...

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Letter to the Editor

August 17, 2017
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A true public servant Dear Editor: This letter is being written on behalf of Stephen Passacantilli, candidate for City Council in District 1, which covers Charlestown, the North End, and East Boston. Since April of this year, when Stephen asked me if I was willing to help him in his pursuit of Sal LaMattina’s...

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