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Wynn Mitigation Money Dispersed After Vote on Tuesday Meeting

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Community Impact Fund committee voted on Tuesday to release almost $180,000 to 41 non-profits in the Town after getting barraged with 57 requests for more than $900,000 in the opening round of grant dispersals that comes from the licensing fee paid by Wynn Boston Harbor. State Rep. Dan Ryan...

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CNC Community Corner

June 3, 2017
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The monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be held on Tuesday June 6 at 7pm in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street. There will be a presentation by the Appalachian Mountain Club who will be relocating to City Square from Beacon Hill, and the Fire Dept will report on the...

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Save Harbor/Save Bay Issues Report On Water Quality at Area Beaches in ’16

June 3, 2017
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The environmental advocacy organization Save the Harbor/Save the Bay released their annual Beach Water Quality Report Card on the Metropolitan Region’s public beaches on Friday, May 26, 2017 – just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The report card is based on water quality data collected during the 2016 beach season on 15 public...

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Sail Boston Plans for Charlestown Taking Shape with Two Days of Fun Scheduled

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Plans for the Charlestown Navy Yard are taking shape for the Sail Boston 2017 extravaganza, with the bulk of activities in Charlestown taking place on Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18 – activities that include music, food, prime viewing of the tall ships and loads of family activities. Since having...

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‘The Neck’ One of Nine Hot Spots Citywide for Major Flooding Potential, Remediation Efforts

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Often times, when tides rise to new highs or storm surges inundate typically dry areas, communities learn anew about their vulnerability to flooding and, potentially, sea level rise. Through using heavy data and months of study, the City has identified that the Sullivan Square area – especially Ryan Playground, the Main...

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Parade to Include Tribute to Doherty

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Bunker Hill Day Parade Committee and the US Navy Band Northeast announced this week that they will be presenting a special tribute to fallen Ensign John J. Doherty, killed in action in 1942, at Doherty Park during the Parade on June 11 – a park named after the fallen hero....

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Police Briefs 06-01-2017

June 3, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Found Ballistic Evidence 05/23/17 – Officers responded to Walford Way for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police spoke to the victim, who stated she heard four shots being fired, and that the rounds came through her window. Officers recovered bullet fragments at the scene. No injuries were reported at this...

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Townie Tidbits

June 3, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani THANK GOD THEY CAME TO THEIR SENSES The Boston Transportation Department is to be thanked for announcing its support on the Sullivan Square traffic that includes the use of underpasses and not the surface only option. Many in the packed meeting at the Knights on May 18 were glad to hear...

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The Boston Harbor Clean-Up:An Environmental — and Economic — Success Story

June 3, 2017
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A recent report issued by the public interest group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay informs us that the beaches surrounding the Metropolitan Boston area were open for bathing 96 percent of the time during the summer of 2016 and that, barring unforeseen circumstances, the outlook should be the same for 2017. This is quite...

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Townie Sports

June 3, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly SPRING HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS The MIAA softball and baseball tourney pairings were announced Tuesday and a plethora of “Townies” will be going for the glory. Good luck to Jake Scanlan (East Boston), Mike Ward (Latin Academy), Chris Tucker (Latin Academy), Gavin Kelsey (Wilmington), Carleigh Schievink (Latin Academy), Jessica Rynne (Latin Academy),...

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