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John Harvard Mall to Get Re-Vamped

July 9, 2015
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John Harvard Mall to Get Re-Vamped

One of the great misnomers is that John Harvard actually had something to do with Cambridge. It is true, he donated his book collection and a sum of money to the Cambridge institution of higher learning that now bears his name, but that’s about as far as his history goes in Cambridge. In fact,...

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Wynn Calls Boston To Stop ‘Campaign of Falsehoods’ or Else

July 9, 2015
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A noted attorney from California, who has represented casino developer Steve Wynn in previous successful slander suits, has called on the City of Boston to stop spreading lies about Wynn’s actions in Boston and to apologize for the conduct. If they don’t, the attorney indicated that a slander suit is not out of the...

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Somerville/Boston Paving Rehabilitation now Underway

July 9, 2015
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Continuing through late August, the section of I-93 South between Exit 30 (Route 38) in Somerville and a point south of Exit 26 (Leverett Circle) just north of the Zakim Bridge in Boston will undergo pavement milling and resurfacing improvements. The work will take place nightly between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. The end...

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OCPF Fines Company for Contributing to Local Officials

July 9, 2015
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The trash removal company once responsible for weekly trash pick up in Charlestown before the contract was handed over to Sunrise last year was fined by the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) last week. Capitol Waste Services, of East Boston, was found to be funneling money from scrap metal sales into...

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Police Briefs 07-09-2015

July 9, 2015
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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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Townie Tidbits

July 9, 2015
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REDEVELOPING THE  BUNKER HILL PROJECTS INTO SOMETHING BETTER I read recently where the Boston Housing Authority is trying to get some market-rate housing added to a plan to interest developers into rehabbing the 41 three-story buildings. The BHA is facing shrinking federal funding and has a $10 million operating deficit and really wants someone...

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Letter to the Editor

July 9, 2015
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Thank you Dear President FitzPatrick, I would like to thank you and the Charlestown Schoolboys Committee on allowing me to be fortunate enough to receive a Schoolboy Scholarship. This money is going to be extremely helpful as I go into my sophomore year at Merrimack College. Aaron Titcomb

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Partners Health Helping Summer Food Programs

July 9, 2015
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Just as Matt Fishman, vice president for Community Health at Partners Health Care, stated in this week’s Patriot Bridge, “The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps keep thousands of children and families well nourished during the busy summer months,” including hundreds of residents of Revere. And while Partners HealthCare indicated is grateful to be...

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Training Field Renovations Looking For Partners, Donations for Project

July 3, 2015
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Just any old fence won’t do at the historic Training Field in Winthrop Square. The small, City-owned urban park marks a great moment in American history where the Colonials stood up to their British oppressors. It’s likely where they trained, fought and died in the Battle of Bunker Hill. To wit, large memorials remember...

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Approval, Opposition Meet At Resident Parking Meeting

July 3, 2015
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Nearly 50 Charlestown residents gathered at Charlestown High School last Thursday, June 18, for the second public meeting regarding proposed changes to the neighborhood’s parking regulations. Attorney Erin Woods and Boston Police Officer Shannon Fabiano-McLaughlin began circulating a petition in May in hopes of changing the resident-only hours from 8am-8pm to 6pm-10am. They hope...

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