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Poll Taxing Dispute Over Local Casino Vote Stirs Emotions:Ryan Says Time to Get Best Agreement, Not a Vote

August 14, 2015
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When it comes to Charlestown getting a vote on the Wynn casino project, strong emotions from all angles seem to have popped up lately. In a phone conversation that ended “badly,” according to comments by Steve Wynn in Tuesday’s Boston Globe, Mayor Martin Walsh hung up on him when a disagreement over a Charlestown...

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Market Basket Prices Rise, Still Much Lower than Competitors

August 14, 2015
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A Boston-based consumer survey group released its comprehensive annual supermarket price survey this week and found that prices are going up overall – most notably at the Market Basket chain where prices have risen by 9 percent since last year’s internal company upheaval and subsequent (and expensive) resolution. The survey by ConsumerWorld.org – a...

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Letter to the Editor

August 14, 2015
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The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reserves the right to edit letters for space and clarity. We regret that we cannot publish unsigned letters. Please include your street and telephone number with your submission. The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge publishes columns, viewpoints and letters to the editor as a forum for readers to express their opinions and to encourage...

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Predicting the Future

August 14, 2015
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Karen is taking a break. In 2009, she asked several Bostonians to predict the future. How did they do? Last June, I bet you didn’t think we’d be here now: Obama as president, Hillary as secretary of state, the economy gone bust, General Motors in bankruptcy, Lehman Brothers no more, Sal DiMasi under indictment....

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Saving Millions

August 14, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Department of Public Works are to be congratulated for seizing the opportunity to convert about 70% of the city’s street lighting into LED lights. The initial cost for this project was estimated to be just north of $15 million.  However, between the special federal grant program and savings,...

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Stay Safe

August 14, 2015
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After the long and cold winter that we experienced, all of us are taking every opportunity to get outdoors this summer.  However, everyone (including our children) needs to take a moment before dashing outside in view of the warning recently issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that raises the West Nile Virus...

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Obituaries 08-13-2015

August 14, 2015
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Laurence E. Dewey Formerly of Charlestown Laurence E. “Larry” Dewey, a longtime resident of Somerville and formerly of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at the Parkland Medical Center in Derry, New Hampshire following a brief illness. He was 69 years old. Larry was born in Somerville on November 29,...

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Local Woman Takes Part in Swim Across America Relay

August 7, 2015
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Local Woman Takes Part in Swim Across America Relay

On July 10, a cloudy Friday morning, Coleen Lynch of Charlestown and about 100 other swimmers from the Boston area – along with former Olympian swimmers – met up at the Boston Harbor Hotel to take part in the 22-mile relay Swim Across America (SAA) event in Boston. Lynch joined Olympians Carlton Bruner, Kristy...

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Street Light Conversions Saves Taxpayers Millions

August 7, 2015
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The new electric streetlights may be a brighter white, but they have saved the City some deep green in a hurry. Just one year into the LED (Light-Emitting Diode) streetlight conversion program, the City of Boston estimates that it saved $4.7 million in 2014 with just 71 percent of the City retrofitted. Also, through...

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WNV Risk Level Raises in Boston

August 7, 2015
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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)  announced that they have raised the West Nile Virus (WNV) risk level to “moderate” in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Newton, Revere, Somerville, and Watertown. This change is due to multiple WNV-positive mosquitos being found in a relatively small geographic area of the Commonwealth...

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