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Townie Tidbits

January 28, 2016
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THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT THAN PEYTON MANNING Well by now the defeat has settled in with the 20-18 to Peyton Manning’s Broncos but there will always be pain. That missed extra point came home to haunt the Patriots in the final play of the game. What could have been doesn’t...

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Letter to the Editor

January 28, 2016
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Casella Waste Transfer Station To the Editor: I attended the community meeting tonight concerning the proposed waste transfer station by Casella Resource Solutions.  I did not speak as my comments would have been cumulative.  The impassioned, informed and relevant comments, supported by the entire audience of over 200 people, highlighted the negative impact of...

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Wynn Could be an Ally?

January 28, 2016
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Charlestown and Mayor Martin Walsh have fought to the bitter end to stop Wynn Resorts from building in Everett. It seems that this battle is close to being over. With all but one of Boston’s lawsuits thrown out of courts, Wynn is moving ahead with his project just recently having named Boston-based Suffolk Construction...

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Not the Right Project

January 28, 2016
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Representatives from Casella Resources Solutions wanted feedback from residents about locating a trash transfer station in their facility behind the old Hood Milk site. Well, they got that feedback, and whether they wanted to hear it or not, they got a clear and emphatic “no way” from Charlestown. When you have more than 230...

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Parents Protest Over Schools at Walsh’s Address

January 22, 2016
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Parents Protest Over Schools at Walsh’s Address

By John Lynds Following a letter to parents last week from Boston Public School Superintendent Tommy Chang reporting that the school department will face a $50 million deficit, a group of concerned parents and students decided to protest Mayor Martin Walsh’s State of the City Tuesday night. The group, a broad-based coalition of public...

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Amidst Protests Walsh Stresses Education in State of City

January 22, 2016
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Amidst Protests Walsh Stresses Education in State of City

By Seth Daniel Though there wasn’t much said about Charlestown specifically, Mayor Martin Walsh delivered his second State of the City Address on Tuesday night in Symphony Hall and focused on several citywide issues – most importantly education. With the backdrop of a looming $50 million cut to the Boston Public Schools, Walsh led...

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Wu Seeks Tranparency,Open Transportation Discussions

January 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel If there’s anything that Council President Michelle Wu hopes that Charlestown residents get out of her year in the top City Council seat, it would be better informed of Council business. Wu told the paper in an interview last week that her top priority is to make sure Charlestown residents and...

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LaMattina Named to Key Committees

January 22, 2016
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By John Lynds Newly sworn in Boston City Council President Michelle Wu has appointed City Councilor Sal LaMattina to chair the Parks, Recreation & Transportation and vice chair the Ways and Means Committee. LaMattina, who was sworn in for a fifth term as District 1 City Councilor last week, had previously chaired the City,...

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BHA and Developer Hold another Meeting on Bunker Hill Projects Plan

January 22, 2016
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By John Lynds Working to build a consensus on design and answer questions from previous community meetings, the Boston Housing Authority and developer of the Bunker Hill Housing Development held another in a series of meeting last week concerning the project. Over 60 residents from Bunker Hill attended last weeks meeting and BHA Administrator...

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Wynn Everett Chooses Boston’s Suffolk Construction to Build $1.7B Casino

January 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When hammers start pounding nails on the new Wynn Everett casino, the hands holding those hammers will be local hands working for a local company. Wynn Resorts announced a major milestone in the development of its $1.7 billion Wynn Resort on the Charlestown line by naming Suffolk Construction Company of Boston...

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