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Compromise Seemingly Reached in Development of 40 Warren

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After nearly five years of conflict and several different designs, it appears that the office building an parking garage at 40 Warren St. will get a facelift and and third story. Developer Dennis Morgan said that after a well-attended community meeting Thursday night, Feb. 23, it appears that the new plan...

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Applications for First Round of Wynn Money Available,Deadline Scheduled for April 15

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The waiting game for Wynn money is over as Mayor Martin Walsh announced this week that applications for the mitigation fund money are now available for the first-ever distribution to come this spring. Walsh said in an op-ed (see inside) that there will be two rounds per year of mini-grants given...

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Jean Mclaughlin,Served as Special Assistant for Three Boston Mayors,Dead at 75

March 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Jean M. (Smith) McLaughlin, who served as special assistant for three Boston mayoral administrations, has died. Mrs. McLaughlin, a lifelong Charlestown resident and forty-year employee of the City of Boston that included serving Mayor Raymond Flynn, Mayor Thomas Menino and more recently Mayor Martin Walsh, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February...

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Police Briefs 03-02-2017

March 3, 2017
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Assault 02/22/17 – A victim on Bunker Hill Street reported he heard a knock on his door, and when he opened it, a man demanded money to pay a debt. The suspect then swung at the victim and motioned to his waist as if he had a gun, although no weapon was shown. The...

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Townie Tidbits

March 3, 2017
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SAYING GOOD BYE TO JEANNIE I’ve known Jean McLaughlin for over 40 years through her husband Dennis. Often, I would walk into Boston over the High Bridge and join up with Denis on his way to work at Ray Flynn’s City Council office where he worked part-time. He walked all the time as a...

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One Charlestown? Yes, Please

March 3, 2017
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My name is Mimi Tovar and for 27 years I have lived in the Bunker Hill Apartments (BHA) or “projects” as it is also referred to. I, along with many other residents of the BHA have been negatively impacted by the crumbling infrastructure of the projects and for many of us, living here has...

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Sports 03-02-2017

March 3, 2017
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Townie Sports By Kevin Kelly MONDAY’S MIAA “HOOP” ACTION Pope John XXIII (15-9) and senior forward Patrick Kelly advanced to the Division 4 North quarterfinal round with a solid 77-64 triumph over Mystic Valley. The Tigers will play at #2 seed Hamilton-Wenham (17-3) this Friday at 7 p.m. Such was not the case for...

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Obituaries 03-02-2017

March 3, 2017
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Shay Padric Kiely Charlestown resident Shay Padric Kiely, of Charlestown, formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Jan. 31, 2017 at the age of 37. Shay was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1998. Shay was a member and umpire for the Melrose men’s softball league...

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Walsh, Harvard Kent Students Set to Debut New Childhood Savings Accounts

February 28, 2017
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Walsh, Harvard Kent Students Set to Debut New Childhood Savings Accounts

By Seth Daniel With a room full of parents, teachers and City officials, Harvard Kent School kindergartners marched proudly across the stage last Thursday night, Feb. 16, chanting, “We’re going to College! We’re going to College!,” which was followed up by a major announcement about a new savings program being piloted at the Harvard...

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One Charlestown Unveils New Ways to Stay Updated, Possible Revised Plan in Spring

February 28, 2017
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The developers of One Charlestown are hitting the streets of the Town to have an established presence to talk about their development of the Bunker Hill Housing development – a project that is currently in a 90-day review delay with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The new initiative includes weekly office hours,...

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