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Engaged Charlestown Residents Start Working Groups next Week

March 5, 2015
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Working groups on the environment, jobs/vendors and transportation will be held next week with Wynn Resorts officials as part of the newly formed Engaged Charlestown Residents effort to work with and get answers from the casino developer. The formation of the groups were a spin off from the three-hour public meeting held on Feb....

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Chang Chosen as New School Superintendent

March 5, 2015
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Chang Chosen as New School Superintendent

The Boston School Committee chose to enter contract negotiations with a new superintendent Tuesday night after an executive session meeting that revealed the choice of Dr. Tommy Chang in a 5-2 vote – a choice that gave Mayor Martin J. Walsh the candidate he was backing. The year-long search and selection process came down...

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The Mail Must Go Through

March 5, 2015
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Anyone who thinks they’ve had their fair share of the snow and cold should try delivering the mail through the nooks and crannies of Charlestown’s streets. Whether it’s dressing for bone chilling cold, jumping over snowbanks the size of cars, watching for 10-foot long falling icicles, dodging snow plows or battling invisible sheets of...

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CWT Receives Grant from BCC

March 5, 2015
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The Charlestown Working Theater (CWT) is one of 137 organizations that support arts and culture from across the city that will share in $303,476 in grant money from the Boston Cultural Council (BCC). Mayor Martin J. Walsh made the announcement this week and said the grant represent the diversity of Boston’s arts community from...

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DiDomenico Foundation St.Patrick’s Party is March 6

March 5, 2015
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Senator Sal DiDomenico will once again be hosting the Annual DiDomenico Foundation St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 6, 2015, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus in Charlestown.  In addition to a traditional Irish dinner, the festivities will include Irish music, step dancers, comedy by Tony V, a bagpipe band, and the annual...

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North Washington St. Bridge Plans Gets a New Look:Residents Like the Look, But Concerns Over Auto Capacity

February 26, 2015
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North Washington St. Bridge Plans Gets a New Look:Residents Like the Look, But Concerns Over Auto Capacity

Charlestown residents and members of the Charlestown Preservation Society’s (CPS) Design Review Board cheered the beautiful and modern design of the proposed, $90 million North Washington Street Bridge, but jeered the fact that the proposal didn’t seem to have expanded capacity to handle newfound traffic from projects like the proposed Wynn Casino. City Engineer...

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Neighborhood Gets Passing Grade for Sidewalk Shoveling

February 26, 2015
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As compared to other neighborhoods in Boston – and given the tight quarters of the neighborhood – Charlestown residents pulled their weight when it came to grabbing a shovel and getting to work throughout the Snowmageddon of the previous month. City officials told the Patriot Bridge that from Jan. 23 through Feb. 18, there...

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BPS Superintendent Search Narrowing

February 26, 2015
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It has come down to four candidates in the Boston Public Schools superintendent search for a job that many in the City and School Department have found – after an exhaustive 12-month process – to be one of the foremost urban school opportunities in the country. Those four candidates include Dr. Dana Bedden, supt....

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Harvard/Kent to See Extended School Hours

February 26, 2015
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It’s official. After the Boston Teachers Union voted in favor of extending the school day by 40 minutes at the Harvard/Kent School in Charlestown school the Boston School Committee voted in favor of the proposal. The historic vote was the last step in the process of giving Harvard/Kent student extra learning time. “This is...

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Taxing the Host: Charlestown AirBNB Host Defends Service

February 23, 2015
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Taxing the Host: Charlestown AirBNB  Host Defends Service

A package lay on the doorstep of Joe Bianco’s Green Street home some time back. The package had come from an Australian family. It contained candy, pictures of Australia, other Aussie cultural favorites and even some Vegemite to top it all off. It’s the kind of thing guests at his unit – a first...

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