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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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Police Briefs 02-16-2017

February 17, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 02/03/17 – A victim on Eighth Street reported her blue Lexa bike was stolen from the garage of her building. The lock had cut from the bike, and video footage of the crime might be available.   Aggravated Assault 02/04/17 – Officers responded to Monument Street for a report of a...

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Townie Tidbits

February 17, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani REMEMBERING NOT SO MUCH THE BLIZZARD OF ‘78 I really did think the Blizzard of ’78 – now a 39 year old memory would never fade, but it has. I still think that snowstorm that hit on February 6-7, 1978 was one the most horrible storms in my lifetime. Nothing like it...

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Letter to the Editor

February 17, 2017
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A beautiful building Dear Editor: The old bank building in Thompson Square is indeed an architectural masterpiece in a sad state with empty storefronts.  A restaurant would be great but a Starbucks will draw business away from our local coffee shops, Zulme’s and Sorelle.  Let’s see if we can keep our neighborhood local instead...

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Residents Urged to Get Involved

February 17, 2017
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City Councilors Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu, Andrea Campbell, and Annissa Essaibi George are to be congratulated for starting a series of meetings on the issues of early childhood education and childcare in Boston. The fear that Boston is a city not welcoming to families is becoming a real possibility. Whether one looks at the...

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Townie Sports

February 17, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly KILLORAN WARRIOR LEGACY LIVES ON Congrats to Brigid Rita Killoran for her selection as a Sisters of St. Joseph Scholar. Kiloton will be attending Matignon in the fall of 2017. A multiple sport standout, Brigid hopes to continue the Warrior legacy of her Hall-of-Fame dad (Mike) and uncle (Kevin).   GOOD...

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