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The ‘Other Side’ of Charlestown: Industrial Center or the Next Hot Address?

January 7, 2016
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Fronting Rutherford Avenue, at the corner of A Street, the new Bridgeview Center is under construction and finally taking shape. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved project on former BRA-owned land seeks to create 60 units of housing for low income, homeless and developmentally disabled folks. The long-expected project from Charlestown’s Life Focus Center...

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Police Briefs 01-07-2016

January 7, 2016
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Charlestrown 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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Dare U Resolute

January 7, 2016
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A new year and a new you! Sound familiar? There is so much pressure to make New Year’s resolutions and big changes in our lives, and most of the time we set ourselves up for failure. Maybe you want to quit smoking or learn a new language this year. Odds are, like most people,...

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Townie Tidbits

January 7, 2016
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QUOTE TO NOTE “We will open the book Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”   -Edith Lovejoy Pierce TOM MACDONALD RELEASES NEW CRIME NOVEL   The above quote seemed so appropriate when talking about...

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Letter to the Editor

January 7, 2016
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Caring and committed community To the Editor, On behalf of the Charlestown Tenants Task Force, it is with deep gratitude that I acknowledge all those that made this the best and merriest Christmas ever in the Bunker Hill housing development.  With the help and generosity of our friends and neighbors we distributed almost 1600...

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BHA Holds Meetings on Plans to Upgrade Local Housing Project

December 31, 2015
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BHA Holds Meetings on Plans to Upgrade Local Housing Project

The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) has held two meetings so far in December to begin including Bunker Hill Housing Development residents and the broader Charlestown community in the design process as the city prepares to revamp the aging housing developemnt.  “The process for redevelopment planning for the Charlestown public housing development will include both...

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Boston Officials Raise Age To Buy Tobacco Products

December 31, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently announced that the Boston Board of Health voted to approve amendments to the City of Boston’s tobacco regulations which raise the minimum legal age for purchasing tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21, increase the age for admission to adult-only retail tobacco stores and smoking bars to 21,...

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Charlestown is in the Middle of Boston Neighborhood Census

December 31, 2015
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By Seth Daniel The mid-decade U.S. Census numbers were released by the federal government earlier this month, and an analysis of those numbers for Boston neighborhoods, and for citywide trends, shows Charlestown is in the middle of the pack for most categories, except the numbers of foreign-born persons – which was shown to be...

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A New Year’s Resolution: Let Go of Our Anxiety

December 31, 2015
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The intersection of the coming of a New Year and the passing of the previous one offers all of us the opportunity to pause and reflect upon both what has transpired and what awaits us. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at...

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Townie Tidbits

December 31, 2015
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WELCOME TO 2016, THE LATEST SEASON IN OUR GAME OF LIVE “We all must make changes today…Tomorrow may not come.”      -Anon  Independent Newspapers publish many community newspapers and among two of its newest are the Mission Hill Gazette and the Jamaica Plain Gazette. These two publications were founded by Sandy Storey over...

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