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BCYF Pools to Open June 17

June 17, 2017
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The City of Boston’s two outdoor pools, the BCYF Clougherty Pool in Charlestown and the BCYF Mirabella Pool in the North End, are opening for the season on Saturday, June 17. These pools, along with 16 others that are open year-round, are operated by Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) the City of...

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Bunker Hill Monument Association Announces Annual Meeting New Schedule

June 17, 2017
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The Bunker Hill Monument Association (BHMA) will be 194 years old this year. The Association oversaw fund raising, construction, operations, finances and maintenance of the monument for 96 years, when it was turned over to Massachusetts. This exclusive organization included 11 Presidents, 20 Governors, 30 Generals and over 500 clergy, physicians, and lawyers distinguished...

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BPDA Officials Schedule Meeting for June 22 on One Charlestown to clarify BHA Process

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has scheduled an informational meeting for June 22 to discuss the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) request for proposal (RFP) process that took place several years ago. “The Boston Planning & Development Agency and the Boston Housing Authority will be providing an overview of the...

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Developmental Delay: Chain Forge and Rope Walk Projects Ask for Another Delay in Projects

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Two major redevelopment projects of old Navy buildings in the Navy Yard will likely have additional extension granted at the June 15 meeting of the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) – adding another 90 days to what already has been several years of planning and delays. The Chain Forge Hotel...

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Police Briefs 06-15-2017

June 17, 2017
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Charlestown beat Robbery 06/07/17 – Officers responded to City Square for a report of a robbery. The victim said when he met with two men to sell his phone, one of them took it and stated the phone was his before motioning to his waist as if he had a weapon. The suspects then...

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Townie Tidbits

June 17, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani CHARLESTOWN TRYS TO CHILL DURING PARADE I stopped by Steve Passacantilli’s Main Street headquarters to find Dougie MacDonald passing out free slurpie-like ice cones to cool down everyone during one of most hot and humid Bunker Hill Day parades in a long time. Dougie looked like the most...

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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences. The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on...

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Bunker Hill Parade Starts On Sunday at 12:30

June 9, 2017
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Bunker Hill Parade Starts On Sunday at 12:30

Kim Johnson of the 5th Massachusetts Battery Right Artillery holds her regiment’s Union flag high in the air as she prepared to march in the 2016 Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade. This year’s historic and fun festivities begin in Hayes Square at 12:30 p.m. and will proceed up Bunker Hill Street and throughout...

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First Round of Wynn Community Money sees 41 Projects Funded in Charlestown

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Community Impact Fund made the first-ever disbursal of funds late last week to 41 non-profits in the community, having to turn away 15 applications, and giving out $179,000 of the $1 million chunk of money now sitting in the Fund. The money comes from a portion of the licensing...

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BPDA Issues Scoping Document on One Charlestown, to Take Summer Off

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) announced to the Patriot Bridge this week, after issuing a detailed Scoping Document to the One Charlestown developer, that they plan to take the summer off and come back full speed, having the developer unveil a revised plan after Labor Day. “Our big goal...

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