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Bunker Hill Developer,BHA Launch One Charlestown Website

July 29, 2016
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By John Lynds In order to remain as transparent as possible regarding the enormous project to replace the aging Bunker Hill Housing Development in Charlestown, the developer and Boston Housing Authority have launched a website to keep the public informed. Corcoran-SunCal, in partnership with the BHA, launched the ‘One Charlestown’ website that can be...

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Police Briefs 07-28-2016

July 29, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Larceny 07/18/16 – A victim on Third Avenue reported that unknown person(s) entered his room and stole his iPhone that was on the counter top. No signs of forced entry could be found. Aggravated Assault 07/23/16 – As a result of a radio call for a man trying to hit a woman...

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Letter to the Editor

July 29, 2016
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Thanks firefighters Dear Editor: On behalf of the Braaten family, victims of the Bunker Hill Street fire on July 21, we’d like to extend our sincere gratitude to members of the Charlestown community for rallying around our friends during their day of crisis. Firefighters, police, first responders, The Red Cross and neighbors provided immediate...

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Speaker DeLeo and the Film Industry

July 29, 2016
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Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo, who has done so many positive things for the state, is receiving praise from an area businessman for his support of the film industry in Boston. The business owner said DeLeo has been instrumental in Hollywood producers wanting to film major motion pictures in Massachusetts. The shooting...

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Clinton’s Speech Tonight

July 29, 2016
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Tonight at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia Hillary Clinton will deliver one of the most important speeches of her career. Millions of people will be watching the former First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State as she talks about why she wants to be the next President of the United States and what...

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Townie Sports

July 29, 2016
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By Kevin Kelly SMITH NO-HITS ARLINGTON Pitcher Jason Smith used the lethal combo of a dancing knuckle-ball and lights-out fastball to notch a no-hitter as the “Townies” vaporized Arlington to the tune of 18-0 in Babe Ruth action on July 24. Offensive standouts for Charlestown (3-5) included Oscar Jahn (2 hits, run 3 RBIs),...

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Local Author

July 22, 2016
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Local Author

Writer Tom MacDonald holds up a copy of his new book, The Revenge of Liam McGrew, with his wife Maribeth, at the Charlestown Library.

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A Little Night Music

July 22, 2016
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A Little Night Music

Lyndsey and Cameron Wickles sway and smile to the folk music of Honeysuckle on the Commandants’ House Lawn last Thursday, July 7, as part of the Swinging Summer Nights Concert Series, presented by the Berklee School of Music, Boston National Park, Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard and Summer on the Waterfront.

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Wynn’s Quest For Chapter 91 License Receives Big Boost

July 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The hearing officer handling the Wynn Boston Harbor Chapter 91 appeal released a recommendation late on Friday that gave Somerville standing in the case, but little else, recommending that the Wynn license to be approved. It is a decision widely seen as a victory for Wynn and casino supporters. In a...

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From the Kitchen to the Seltzer Can: Spindrift Founder Got Started in His Charlestown Home

July 22, 2016
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By Katy Rogers Beverage enthusiasts gathered at Night Shift Brewery in Everett last week to celebrate “The Summer of Real” with America’s one and only fresh squeezed carbonated beverage company, Spindrift – a Charlestown original.   Night Shift hosted Bill Creelman, founder of Spindrift, the non-alcoholic fresh fruit beverage company that humbly began in...

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