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Residents are Urged to Get Educated on New FEMA Flood Maps

March 11, 2016
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By John Lynds With the new Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps set to go into effect next week on Wednesday, March 16, local Boston environmentalists have jumped into action to alert Charlestown homeowners of the upcoming deadline to purchase flood insurance. If a home is in the new flood zone that...

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Police Briefs 03-10-2016

March 11, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug...

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Townie Tidbits

March 11, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani BIL BRATTON SR, RIP William Bratton Sr., dad of NYPD Commissioner Billy Bratton recently passed away on March 3 at age 89. He was born in Charlestown. He met his wife June while both were living in the Bunker Hill projects in the early 40s.. Like many Townies back then when...

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Quinn Scholarship Fund Dinner is April 2

March 11, 2016
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By Ronan Fitzpatrick What’s the score? To date 24 female and 22 males have become Quinn Scholars. Since the inception in 1969 we have awarded $163,500.00, to this distinguished group, to achieve their college degrees. As we continue our mission, we will be celebrating our 47th annual dinner dance on 4/2/2016 at the Knights...

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Charlestown Working Theater Marks its 40th Year of Stage Performances

March 4, 2016
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Charlestown Working Theater Marks its 40th Year of Stage Performances

By Seth Daniel When the Charlestown Working Theatre (CWT) prepared to open up for its first show in 1975 – a short play called ‘The Lottery’ – founder Peggy Ings and those helping her form the innovative theatre didn’t know whether they were going to get greeted with eggs or roses. It turned out...

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Council Approves Detective Contract

March 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston City Council voted unanimously last week to approve an arbitration award for a 29 percent pay increase over six years for the Boston Police’s Benvolent Society of Detectives Benevolent Society. Councillors did not choose to reject the measure, which was suggested by the Boston Municipal Research Bureau – as...

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Bunker Hill Tenant Task Force Retains GBLS

March 4, 2016
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By John Lynds As the project to replace the state’s oldest public housing development progresses, tenants from the Bunker Hill Public Housing Development have secured legal counsel to help navigate the complex issues surrounding the project. Late last month, the Bunker Hill Tenant Task Force voted unanimously to retain Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS)...

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Tunnel Removal Plan to be Reassessed,Planning Process to Begin

March 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In 2013, the City and a group of some residents decided to move forward with the ‘surface option’ plan for Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square that would, among other things, remove the tunnel pass-through, but just as that plan moves further into design, this week the City said it will reassess...

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Police Briefs 03-03-2016

March 4, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug...

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Letter to the Editor

March 4, 2016
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Chapter 61 and Charlestown Dear Editor: Chapter 61 has been bandied about in the local newspapers recently regarding Somerville’s lawsuit against the proponents of the Wynn Casino. Just what is chapter 61 and why we in Charlestown should be concerned? Chapter 61 is a Mass. law that determines a project’s impact on the surrounding...

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