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Wynn Casino vs Charlestown

April 21, 2015
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Wynn Casino vs Charlestown

“The City is committed to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for all Boston residents, particularly for those who live and work in Charlestown.” With this simple, elegant and powerful opening statement to the state’s EOEEA in regards to the latest Wynn casino sugarcoating (SFEIR) the City of Boston Environment Department cut to...

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Downtown View:What is best for Us, not Tsarnaev

April 21, 2015
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We’ve had the trial even though Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers admitted he was guilty on the first day. This trial was important to endure. If we hadn’t had it, the conspiracy theorists would crawl out, accusing the police of cover-ups. The Fox-TV screamers would be concocting stories about how it was all Obama’s fault. The...

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Townie Tidbits

April 21, 2015
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STOPPING BY OLD SULLY’S LAST WEEK Last week I stopped by Old Sully’s on Thursday night for the April meeting of the Irish American Police Officers Association and applied my gift of gab quite well. Old Sully’s is at the corner of Happiness and Lynde Streets I often say. Not really, it is actually...

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Fire on Main Street

April 9, 2015
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Fire on Main Street

A late morning blaze broke out over the weekend on Main Street injuring one firefighter and killing several pets. The fire broke out Saturday at 11:40 a.m. at 311 Main St. Firefighters quickly responded and were able to knock down the flames rather quickly but not before the fire claimed the lives of several...

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Wynn Officials Digesting Information Following State Official’s Ruling

April 9, 2015
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Wynn officials are taking a careful read this week of a set of new requirements issued late last Friday evening by state environmental regulators that calls for more work on traffic mitigation and a remedy for what was termed to be an “illegal” land sale on Lower Broadway (Everett) between the MBTA and Wynn...

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Bunker Hill Housing Residents Receive Job Training

April 9, 2015
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Charlestown residents living at the Bunker Hill Housing Development will now have more job training opportunities thanks to a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant. HUD announced that the Boston Housing Authority was one of nine agencies chosen out of a group of 57 applicants nationwide to receive a $2 million...

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Partners Healthcare Scholarships Are Available to Local Students

April 9, 2015
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A consortium of Charlestown affiliates in Partners HealthCare System will award $6,000 in scholarships to high school seniors from Charlestown pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in health care. Eligible students for the Charlestown Partners Health Care Merit Scholarship must have lived in Charlestown for at least two years, be a first-year, first-degree student...

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Wynn Could Use Railroad to Ship out Contaminated Soil

April 9, 2015
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Wynn environmental consultants said Monday night that they are looking into the feasibility of shipping out some contaminated soils by rail, and are very high on the idea. Chris Gordon, a Massachusetts based environmental consultant, said at a public meeting in Charlestown on Monday night that they have been in talks with freight railroad...

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Townie Tidbits

April 9, 2015
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EASTER THOUGHT ON CHARLESTOWN  Having spent about a good dozen years calling Charlestown my home, I have good memories around Easter in Charlestown when I was still living at home with my parents on Winthrop Street. I wasn’t as lucky as a Townie to having been born and raised here but after arriving I...

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Downtown View: Young Adults Invest in City

April 9, 2015
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This is what older adults think of the newly minted adults—20 to early 30s—living on their block: They have loud parties. They drink too much. They put their trash out at any old time and don’t bag it properly. They have too many dogs, and they don’t pick up the you-know-what. They don’t care...

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