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Police Body Camera Pilot Program Set to Start This Summer

April 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Members of the Boston City Council held a hearing to field concerns and comments on Tuesday night at Charlestown High School regarding the police body camera program that will begin in all neighborhoods this summer. The Boston Police Body Worn Camera Pilot program will start in the summer of 2016 with...

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Ryan,House Pass Bill on Uber and Lyft

April 28, 2016
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By John Lynds Transportation network companies (TNC) or ‘ride-share’ companies like Uber and Lyft have become popular transportation options for hundreds of residents living in Charlestown. Young professionals, workers and residents out for an evening have used the convenience and cheapness of Uber and Lyft to get to and from Charlestown because a ride...

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Wynn Clears Environmental Hurdle Again,Unlocking MBTA Land

April 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Wynn Boston Harbor received its final state environmental approvals on Monday afternoon from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) when it accepted the comprehensive Section 61 environmental report – an acceptance that looks to have freed up a crucial piece of MBTA land that will serve as an entrance to the resort...

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Police Briefs 04-28-2016

April 28, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Burglary – No Force 04/19/16 – A victim on West School Street reported unknown person(s) entered his work area and removed various tools. No further information was available at that time. Burglary- Residential – No Force 04/20/16 – Victims on Essex Street reported upon returning home from vacation, they saw that their...

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Townie Tidbits

April 28, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani REMEMBERING THE DAY THE POTATO SHEDS FRENCH FRIED ITSELF  One of my mother›s brothers worked down at the Potato Sheds for years for the F.J. Ward Produce Company. Eventually, he graduated from Bentley College and then bought the business when Mr. Ward retired. My Uncle Jim Callahan was smart. He kept...

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Letter to the Editor

April 28, 2016
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Have fun –  and help preserve our historic Town! Dear Editor: Last fall, the Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) launched a new Task Force entitled Protect Historic Charlestown (PHC). The mission of the Task Force is to help protect the historic character and the architecture of Charlestown in partnership with the City of Boston. The...

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A Clean Sweep

April 22, 2016
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A Clean Sweep

Karym Murphy with Sam and  Sarah Collins with Nora of CharlestownDogs do a clean sweep of Mt. Vernon Avenue last Saturday, April 16, as part of the new CharlestownDogs group’s first neighborhood clean up. The organization looks to promote responsible dog ownership and also to enhance the neighborhood while socializing with other dog owners.

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Paul Revere Rides Again

April 22, 2016
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Paul Revere Rides Again

The British Are Coming! Paul Revere (played by Brigadier General Leonid Kondratiuk of the Massachusetts National Lancers) made a stop with ‘Brown Beauty’ at City Square on Monday morning for his annual Patriot’s Day Ride to re-enact the storied ‘Midnight Ride’ to warn “every Middlesex village and farm.” The ride has been re-enacted by...

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Shipyard Park Gets Changes

April 22, 2016
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Shipyard Park Gets Changes

By Seth Daniel As the cold weather gives way and spring seems to finally be set upon the Town, Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) officials are touting much-needed changes to Shipyard Park in the Charlestown Navy Yard and are calling for residents to form a new friends group to advocate for the 12-acre park. A...

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Prescott Restaurant Welcomes Neighbors to Terminal Street

April 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An exciting new entry in the Charlestown dining experience for lunch and brunch can be found in the historic 50 Terminal St. building with the new Prescott Restaurant and Scratch Kitchen. After 10 months of buildout, owners Jack Hagan and and Jenny Tighe have been up and running for about a...

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