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Saving Our History:Preservation Society Looks to Save Old Houses

April 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Charlestown is the oldest neighborhood in Boston, and with that comes some of the finest, old homes in the city as well, but over the last few years preservationists and residents have shuddered to see many old homes taken down to make way for new homes – sometimes simply in order...

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Former Resident Dies Trying to Break up a Fight:Friend and Colleague Sets up Website to Raise Money for Wife and Kids

April 28, 2016
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By John Lynds A former longtime Charlestown resident who rushed to break up a fight in Boston died after suffering a head injury during the melee Brian Hingston, 45, who grew up in Charlestown died Sunday, April 17  when he tried to stop a fight inside a parking lot on Adams Street and Gallivan...

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Mayor Walsh to Hold Neighborhood Coffee Hour on May 4

April 28, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department today announced that the 18th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series will run in local parks citywide from May 4 to June 22. “We’ve increased our Neighborhood Coffee Hours this year to give even more residents the opportunity to learn about and discuss city...

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Police Body Camera Pilot Program Set to Start This Summer

April 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Members of the Boston City Council held a hearing to field concerns and comments on Tuesday night at Charlestown High School regarding the police body camera program that will begin in all neighborhoods this summer. The Boston Police Body Worn Camera Pilot program will start in the summer of 2016 with...

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Ryan,House Pass Bill on Uber and Lyft

April 28, 2016
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By John Lynds Transportation network companies (TNC) or ‘ride-share’ companies like Uber and Lyft have become popular transportation options for hundreds of residents living in Charlestown. Young professionals, workers and residents out for an evening have used the convenience and cheapness of Uber and Lyft to get to and from Charlestown because a ride...

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Wynn Clears Environmental Hurdle Again,Unlocking MBTA Land

April 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Wynn Boston Harbor received its final state environmental approvals on Monday afternoon from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) when it accepted the comprehensive Section 61 environmental report – an acceptance that looks to have freed up a crucial piece of MBTA land that will serve as an entrance to the resort...

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Police Briefs 04-28-2016

April 28, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Burglary – No Force 04/19/16 – A victim on West School Street reported unknown person(s) entered his work area and removed various tools. No further information was available at that time. Burglary- Residential – No Force 04/20/16 – Victims on Essex Street reported upon returning home from vacation, they saw that their...

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Townie Tidbits

April 28, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani REMEMBERING THE DAY THE POTATO SHEDS FRENCH FRIED ITSELF  One of my mother›s brothers worked down at the Potato Sheds for years for the F.J. Ward Produce Company. Eventually, he graduated from Bentley College and then bought the business when Mr. Ward retired. My Uncle Jim Callahan was smart. He kept...

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Letter to the Editor

April 28, 2016
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Have fun –  and help preserve our historic Town! Dear Editor: Last fall, the Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) launched a new Task Force entitled Protect Historic Charlestown (PHC). The mission of the Task Force is to help protect the historic character and the architecture of Charlestown in partnership with the City of Boston. The...

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A Clean Sweep

April 22, 2016
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A Clean Sweep

Karym Murphy with Sam and  Sarah Collins with Nora of CharlestownDogs do a clean sweep of Mt. Vernon Avenue last Saturday, April 16, as part of the new CharlestownDogs group’s first neighborhood clean up. The organization looks to promote responsible dog ownership and also to enhance the neighborhood while socializing with other dog owners.

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