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Townie Tidbits

February 28, 2017
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ON THE BOOK SHELF NEAR YOU I am a book reader and have been since a little kid growing up on the gritty streets of Roxbury and the South End. As I grew out of childhood, my love for reading morphed into a love for writing. I was first published in the old Boston...

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How We’re Making Boston’s Street Safer

February 28, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30...

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Townie Sports

February 28, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly The basketball and hockey high school State Tournament pairings come out later this week, and several Townies are primed for post-season action. Here is a list of “Townie” hoopsters who, incredibly, will all be participating in the MIAA tournament: Leo Boucher, St. Clement (head coach) Patrick Kelly, Pope John XXIII (SR/forward)...

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YMCA Fundraiser

February 17, 2017
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YMCA Fundraiser

Jimmy Lister, Rosemarie Boucher, chair of Public Relations, and James Morton, CEO/President of the Greater Boston YMCA chat on Feb. 2, during the Charlestown YMCA fundraiser.

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Sledding is Not Just for Kids

February 17, 2017
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Sledding is Not Just for Kids

Anabell Moody and her grandmother, Linda Moody, prepare to sled down the Bunker Hill last Friday during a break in the snowstorms. Scores of residents headed to the Hill for a day of sledding and snowball fights on an official snow day. With Sunday’s additional snow, the National Weather Service reported about 15 inches...

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Charlestown Preservation Society Opposes One Charlestown Plan

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) has issued and submitted a three-page letter of concerns to the City and the Mayor’s Office regarding the One Charlestown project in its current form. The three-page letter is signed by CPS President Ellen Kitzis and Design Review Chair Bill Lamb, and was a true collaborative...

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Wynn Mitigation Fund to Accept Applications

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Wynn-funded Charlestown Community Trust Fund will soon be releasing applications for its first round of dispersals to community non-profits – with a target date for the first dispersal on May 31 of this year. Councilor Sal LaMattina said within the next few weeks they would begin accepting applications from Charlestown...

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Female Councilors Embark on Study,Meeting Series on Early Ed,Childcare

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel While there is frequently a lot of emphasis on public schools and private schools, and where parents will send their school-age children, not much attention has been paid to policies surrounding and even more critical time in a child’s life – the years before school. Four female City Councilors look to...

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Acoustic on Main Ready to Rock (Quietly) in Charlestown,Citywide

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel If a local restaurateur were wanting to have an acoustic live music show, in the past that would mean taking a trip to City Hall and sifting through red tape, yellow tape and Scotch tape to get a permit for a two-hour set with a musician or poet. It was hardly...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Holds Update Meeting on Construction

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Wynn Boston Harbor team visited Charlestown on Wednesday evening and was expected to brief residents on construction progress, upcoming roadwork this summer and job opportunities in one of the first project updates to the community in many months. The meeting came too late for Patriot Bridge deadlines, but Wynn was...

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