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Downtown View:Jaywalking is Safest

February 18, 2016
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It gladdened my heart last week to read that state Senator Harriette Chandler, a Democrat from Worcester and the Senate Majority Leader, proposed raising the fine for jaywalking from $1 to $25 for a first offense up to $75 for third offenses and more. She thinks this will save lives. I was delighted for...

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Never Too Early to Start

February 18, 2016
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Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty has re-introduced a zoning text amendment to limit the number of marijuana shops in a certain geographic area. Flaherty is calling for no more than one shop per one mile radius. This makes sense to us. Boston is called a walkable city. For those of us who call Boston...

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Sports 02-18-2016

February 18, 2016
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TOWNIE SPORTS By Kevin Kelly COLLEGE On the hockey front, Salem State sophomore wing Danielle Kelley and freshman wing Jacqueline Sindoris each notched an assist in the Vikings 3-2 conquest of Becker. Sindoris added a goal in the Vikings 3-1 rematch victory over Becker…BU senior defenseman Matt Grzelyck tallied an assist in the Terriers...

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Boston Massacre Revisited

February 12, 2016
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Boston Massacre Revisited

Re-enactors Rob Creen (playing Samuel Adams here) and Arielle Kaplan of the Freedom Trail Foundation recreate the Boston Massacre for students at the Harvard Kent School on Tuesday, Feb. 9, just in time for the historic event’s 246th Anniversary on March 5. Students learned the intricacies of many Revolutionary War events during the presentation...

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Charlestown Gets A Wynn-Fall:Walsh Confirms Money to Stay Entirely Here

February 12, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Mayor Martin Walsh confirmed this week that the Wynn Everett money paid to the City in the form of an existing $1 million check and the upcoming annual $2 million community mitigation payments will stay entirely in Charlestown, but will be given out through a City Hall – and not a...

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LaMattina Fights to Keep MBTA Late Night Service Up and Running

February 12, 2016
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By John Lynds Many of his constituents rely on the MBTA’s late night service to go back and forth to overnight shifts in Boston so it comes as no surprise that City Councilor Sal LaMattina is fighting to keep this service intact. In a letter to MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, LaMattina said...

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‘Charlestown Dogs’ Looks to Increase Social, Responsible Owners

February 12, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Just a few weeks ago, Charlestown residents Chris Lovell, Kristen Lanni and Rob O’Brien found themselves on the receiving end of puzzled looks from dog owners up at the Monument. The trio, however, said they didn’t blame people for the strange looks. After all, they were filling holes in the Monument’s...

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Council Questions Content of BRA Urban Renewal Extension Plan

February 12, 2016
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By Jordan Frias After a year of community outreach, public meetings and public engagement, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) appeared before the City Council’s Committee on Planning and Development on Tuesday, Feb. 9, to discuss urban renewal. Urban renewal has been a contentious subject for residents, and neighborhood groups. At last week’s Charlestown Neighborhood...

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Flaherty to Introduce ‘Pot’ Shop Location Restrictions

February 12, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As the City and state continue to deal with medicinal marijuana dispensaries, and the prospect of legalized marijuana seems to be gaining headway, City Councilor Michael Flaherty re-introduced a zoning text amendment at Wednesday’s City Council meeting to bring some controls to the situation before such businesses begin the frenzy of...

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MGC Calls Boston,Wynn Agreement a Treaty Benefiting All Parties

February 12, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) unanimously approved the Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) between Boston and Wynn Everett on Thursday, Feb. 4, calling it a “treaty” that will bring forth new cooperation and new solutions for Charlestown and the region. The MGC discussed the agreement at its meeting and took action on...

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