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An Olympics in Boston?

January 16, 2015
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The prospect of hosting a Summer Olympics in Boston has been bandied about for many years, but it now appears as though things might get serious in light of Boston’s selection as the top choice of American cities to contend for the designation world-wide in 2024. As far as we know, in terms of dollars and cents,...

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Townie Tidbits

January 16, 2015
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BOSTON SUES GAMING COMMISSION  OVER EVERETT CASINO SITE  Plans by Wynn Resorts’ plan to build a resort casino at the Everett -Charlestown line now is facing a new hurdle thrown by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in the form of a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for denying folks in neighboring Charlestown and all...

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Ryan Takes Oath of Office

January 8, 2015
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Ryan Takes Oath of Office

Charlestown resident Dan Ryan (far right) took his oath of office as state representative at a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday at the State House in Boston. Ryan was elected to a two-year term in November after winning a special election for the seat in March. Ryan, who represents Charlestown and Chelsea, is pictured at the...

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Walsh Refuses $1M from Wynn for Charlestown: Monies Part of Mitigation Distribution Earmarked for Local Non-Profits

January 8, 2015
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A check from Wynn Everett for $1 million to aid Charlestown non-profits and to begin planning for a traffic solution in Sullivan Square is being held in an escrow account by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) this week after the City of Boston refused to accept the check on Wednesday. The $1 million required...

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Some Looking to Create United Front for Charlestown with Wynn

January 8, 2015
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Several local community members, elected officials and Wynn officials are looking to create a new group headed by an official moderator to begin working with the Wynn Everett casino on amicable terms. Lynne Levesque, who said she is only a concerned resident, said she had read in the Wynn Licensing Agreement that the company...

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CNC to Hold Hearing on the Chain Forge Building

January 8, 2015
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) Development Committee will hear a presentation by Tom Miller of Kavanagh Advisory Group with respect to the proposed development of the Chain Forge Building located on First Avenue in the Charlestown Navy Yard. The meeting will be held on January 22 at the Constitution Inn located at 150 Second...

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O’Neill is Elected to Head Boston School Committee

January 8, 2015
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The Boston School Committee has elected its Chair and Vice-Chair for 2015. In unanimous votes Monday, the Committee selected Michael O’Neill for a third term as Chair and Dr. Hardin Coleman as Vice-Chair. “Michael O’Neill and Hardin Coleman exemplify the standard of leadership we need in order to continue a forward, positive trajectory for...

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Obituaries 01-08-2015

January 8, 2015
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Diane Gans Of Charlestown Diane T. Gans of Charlestown passed peacefully on January 3 after a long illness. She was 54 years old. Mrs. Gans was predeceased by her parents Paul and Frances Dineen and is survived by her partner, Steve Holly, daughter Jaclyn, granddaughter Grace, son Joshua and his wife, Jamie-Leigh. Diane will...

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Women Army Corps Christmas Luncheon

January 4, 2015
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Women Army Corps Christmas Luncheon

The Women Army Corps Chapter14 met on Saturday, December 5, 2014 for their annual Christmas luncheon at the Mount Vernon Restaurant in Somerville. The attendee of honor was Cheryl Lussier Poppe, the first woman Superintendent of the Chelsea Soldier’s Home. Mike, the waiter (and only male) in photo was voted Somerville’s Best Waiter 2014....

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A Look Back at the People and Events that Shaped 2014

January 4, 2015
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The year 2014 was a tumultuous year news-wise both nationwide and in Charlestown. From extreme victories to challenging defeats, the residents have ridden a roller coaster as it hasn’t done in a number of years. From  elections to  casinos to schools, the city and its residents saw it all in 2014. January 2 The...

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