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Mayor Returns Charlestown’s O’Neill Back to School Committee Position

January 6, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced on Monday the re-appointment of Charlestown’s Michael D. O’Neill to the Boston School Committee for a third, four-year term. O’Neill was first appointed as a member of the School Committee on July 15, 2008 and he was elected Chairman of the School Committee on January 7, 2013. O’Neill was...

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Chain Forge, Ropewalk Projects given 90-Day Extensions for Permits; Polk Street Approved

January 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) Board gave 90-day extensions to two high-profile redevelopment projects in the Navy Yard that have had numerous stops and starts over the last several years – citing that final preparations are being made to close out the elongated process on both the Chain Forge...

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LaMattina to Meet with Administration on Wynn Boston Mitigation Fund

January 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel City Councilor Sal LaMattina said he is reaching out to Mayor Martin Walsh’s administration to schedule a meeting regarding the Wynn Boston Harbor mitigation fund, and the upcoming dispersal of funds that are now sitting in the account. Currently, there is just more than $1 million in the account, and that...

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Welcome Sign Makes Dramatic Comeback Just in Time for 2017

January 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It’s time to feel “welcome” again. Perhaps it was the pangs of guilt. Maybe it was a post-Christmas New Year’s resolution to be more nice than naughty. Or maybe common sense prevailed. Whatever it was, the person or persons responsible for stealing the ‘Welcome to Charlestown’ hand-carved, wooden sign on the...

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NEW Health Charlestown Begins Substance Use Program

January 6, 2017
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As part of a grant awarded to the health center by the federal government, NEW Health Charlestown has begun a new program that looks to help those suffering from addiction. Opiate use has become a major problem all over New England; the Charlestown neighborhood in Boston has become one of the hardest hit communities....

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Police Briefs 01-05-2017

January 6, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Threats 12/27/16 – A victim on Decatur Street reported after she received threatening texts, four males showed up at her door. The victim immediately called the police, and the suspects fled. The victim stated she did not know the suspects, but they may have been involved in an altercation with her boyfriend...

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Townie Tidbits

January 6, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani HEY EVERYBODY JIMMY WALSH JUST HAD A BIRTHDAY One of Charlestown’s best political minds Jimmy Walsh just had a birthday on Christmas Eve. He just turned the Big Six-0 if you can believe it. Time flies when you’re having fun and doing politics.   SMART GROWTH HOUSING COMING TO MAIN  STREET?...

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Keeping Our Water Supply Safe

January 6, 2017
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In 2014, the American Waterworks Association declared MWRA’s water to be the best in the nation. (In fact, it won both first and second place both for the City of Boston’s and the MWRA’s own sample.) This was not a lucky coincidence, but the end result of a carefully crafted and intricate plan to...

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Schrafft’s Sign Re-Lit with More Efficient Lighting

January 4, 2017
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Schrafft’s Sign Re-Lit with More Efficient Lighting

By Seth Daniel Charlestown’s iconic pink, neon sign went missing late last month. It was to the Town as it would be to Boston if Fenway’s Citgo sign suddenly disappeared. But earlier this month, all was returned to normal as the Schrafft’s sign returned atop the office building on Sullivan Square in a newer,...

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2016 – The Top Charlestown News Stories

January 4, 2017
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2016 – The Top Charlestown News Stories

By Seth Daniel There were no shortage of issues in Charlestown to debate and celebrate in 2016. From devastating fires to development tangles, the Town was alive with activity this year. Below are the top 16 stories from 2016. New Parks Open – The Training Field opens on Sept. 12 and the John Harvard...

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