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Community Sorts Through Details Of Casella Trash Transfer Proposal

December 3, 2015
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By Seth Daniel A smattering of residents and Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) members heard big plans on Monday night from Casella Resource Solutions to establish a trash transfer station at its property in the Bunker Hill Industrial Park that would bring 650 tons of trash every day into the Town to be unloaded and...

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Local Tree Lighting is set for Sunday

December 3, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the schedule for this year’s 20th Anniversary Mayor’s Trolley Tour and Enchanted Tree Lightings occurring in Charlestown on Sunday, December 6 at 3:15 p.m. in Thompson Square. “We are fortunate in the City of Boston to have a community that celebrates its cultural diversity, but also comes together to...

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Mishawum Extension Bridge Re-Opens Quietly

December 3, 2015
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Just as quickly and quietly as it closed last summer, the Mishawum Extension Bridge has re-opened to drivers on Rutherford Avenue. City officials noted that the bridge – a critical U-turn option for local drivers looking to go into Boston and avoid Sullivan Square – opened Oct. 30 after major repairs. The extension closed...

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Police Briefs 12-03-2015

December 3, 2015
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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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Downtown View:Good Books for Gift Giving

December 3, 2015
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By Karen Cord Taylor It’s December. Time for a holiday gift book roundup. Two recommendations are the works of Massachusetts authors whose books, no matter what the titles, are really about relationships. No One Ever Told Us That: Money and Life Lessons for Young Adults, published by John Wiley & Sons, is downtown Boston...

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Townie Tidbits

December 3, 2015
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CHARLESTOWN HAS A TALE OF TWO TOWNS TO SHARE WITH ONE ANOTHER Decembers are for remembering and sharing especially in Charlestown where folks rarely forget their humble roots and all their blessings. Townies also know that many struggle once again especially around the Holidays.     Once again , “Harvest on the Vine” has been...

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Table for Two

November 26, 2015
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Table for Two

Kristen and John Sullivan enjoy appetizers together during the Charlestown Mother’s Association Gala on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Knights of Columbus. The blockbuster event drew hundreds of residents and elected officials, and featured very lively and interesting auction items.

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Harvest on the Vine is A Singular Resource For Food Emergencies

November 26, 2015
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Harvest on the Vine is A Singular Resource For Food Emergencies

By Seth Daniel The people pushing two-wheeled carts and toting cloth bags began lining up just after 7 a.m. last Friday morning, Nov. 20, to get a prime position for the annual Harvest on the Vine (HOV) turkey and trimmings distribution. Not a bad idea to get in on the action early, naturally. But...

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NEW Health Center Opens in Charlestown

November 26, 2015
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Statistics show that Charlestown has some of the worst health indicators in the City – and in some cases – in the state. The diabetes rates are the highest in Boston. The rate of opiate overdose deaths is three times as high as the state average. Heart disease is high, as is low birth...

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Ryan,Didomenico Vote for Resolution To Encourage Corporate Gender Diversity

November 26, 2015
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Senator Sal DiDomenico and Representative Dan Ryan recently joined their colleagues in the Legislature to unanimously adopt a resolution to encourage equitable and diverse gender representation on boards of companies in the Commonwealth. The Senate passed the resolution in July, followed by the House of Representatives in October. “This resolution will help to ensure...

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