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ZBA Says ‘not Yet’ to 40 Warren

January 26, 2012
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It was a project that initially had widespread support from the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) but once abutters began complaining they were not involved in the process things went sour. The Boston Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) voted on Tuesday against the project at 40 Warren St. until the community process with abutters is...

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The Mayor’s Speech

January 26, 2012
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Last week’s state of the city address by Mayor Thomas Menino was vintage Menino. He spoke at length about a variety of things, including public safety, job creation, quality of life and a new vocational center at Madison Park destined to remake that entire area. The main theme of his speech, however, is the...

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The Patriots

January 26, 2012
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Charlestown is alive with talk about the coming Super Bowl. Charlestown is Patriots territory and the love for the team and for its leader Tom Brady spans from the very poor to the very rich, from athletes to those who have never tossed a ball in their lives. The prediction here is that the...

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Police Briefs 01-26-2012

January 26, 2012
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Firearm/Possession of a Dangerous Weapon 01/18/12 – As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the Bunker Hill housing development, three individuals were placed under arrest. A large quantity of drug was seized, and two firearms were also recovered. Violation of the Auto Laws 01/19/12 – As a result of a traffic stop...

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Obituaries 01-26-2012

January 26, 2012
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Robert Belyea, Jr. Charlestown Resident Robert ‘Bobby” Belyea, Jr. of Charlestown died suddenly on January 13. He was 44 years old. He was the beloved son of Phyllis M. “Chickie” (Hazelton) Belyea of Charlestown and Robert E. Belyea; devoted brother of Paula, Carol and Sharon Belyea, all of Charlestown; loving uncle of three nieces,...

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Menino’s Pledge on Schools is Positive for Charlestown

January 26, 2012
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A pledge in Mayor Thomas Menino’s annual State of the City address has Charlestown City Councilor Sal LaMattina excited over the possibilities. During Menino’s speech LaMattina was happy to hear that the Mayor plans to overhaul the Boston Public School’s school assignment process. “It is the number one issue here in Charlestown,” said LaMattina....

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Breaking Through The Clouds

January 19, 2012
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Breaking Through The Clouds

The brilliant architectural form of the the Zakim-Charlestown Bridge seem to soar on a cold day in January in this stunning Shawn Black photograph.

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MGH Institute Expands Again in Charlestown

January 19, 2012
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MGH Institute of Health Professions has expanded into a fourth building in Charlestown, a milestone celebrated during a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 11. The 21,000 square feet in 2 Constitution Center,  located a short distance away from the school’s main campus in the Charlestown Navy Yard, was acquired to accommodate the school’s sharp...

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New Street Sweeping Plan in Navy Yard Pitched

January 19, 2012
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Last week Boston Public Works officials pitched its plan to expand street sweeping to the Charlestown Navy Yard at a Charlestown Neighborhood Council meeting. According to Public Works officials. the program would begin in the spring and would be implimented on many streets in the  Navy Yard. Public works said the purpose of this...

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The Reverend Martin Luther King

January 19, 2012
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Martin Luther King would have celebrated his 83rdbirthday last Saturday had he not been cut down in the prime of his life by an assassin’s bullet in 1968. Our nation has moved forward with giant steps to bridge the racial divide since King first began his non-violent protest against man’s inhumanity to man. Judging...

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