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National Development is Undertaking Major Renovation, Rebranding at Constitution Center

July 20, 2017
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The Constitution Center, three-building campus, in the Charlestown Navy Yard might have the best view of the waterfront, the Zakim/Bunker Hill Bridge and the Boston skyline, and now owners National Development are looking to bank on that view with a major renovation and re-orientation of the property. Building trends and personal preferences often go full circle, and nowhere is that more apparent than in...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Gets 4 A.M. Liquor License

July 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The push by Wynn Boston Harbor to include a 4 a.m. liquor license for casinos in the state budget paid off Monday when Gov. Charlie Baker signed off on a Budget that included the special license in an “Outside Area” of the budget. Local officials responded with some concerns, including Charlestown...

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BLO Returns to Hatch Shell with Free Concerts

July 20, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen With summer in full swing, it is time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a free night of classical music, courtesy of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Under the leadership of Music Director Christopher Wilkins and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer, the 2017 season of free concerts at the DCR’s Hatch memorial...

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Victoria Johnston Quezada Recently Attends Space Camp

July 20, 2017
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Victoria Sofia Johnston Quezada of Charlestown, recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center. The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving. Johnston...

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Friends of MGH Cancer Center Hosts Annual Luncheon

July 20, 2017
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The Friends of the Mass General Cancer Center – a group of active volunteers who raise funds to bridge exceptional medical and supportive cancer care through innovative programs that promote whole-person healing – recently hosted their annual Spring Luncheon, which drew a crowd of nearly 300 to the Four Seasons Boston Hotel. The event...

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Arts Facilities Report Addresses Longstanding Needs in Charlestown

July 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After a year of studying the longstanding crisis regarding space for the performing arts, the City unveiled a study on July 10 that codifies the problem of affordability, unmet needs and basic space for the many artists looking to enliven the city’s cultural soul – a problem that had been only...

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Passacantilli Releases Senior Platform

July 20, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina has released his Senior Platform.  Passacantilli is running for District 1 City Councilor, which includes the neighborhoods of East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End. Passacantilli, the grandson of former City Councilor Frederick C. Langone, said, “As Boston...

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CPS Hold Meeting

July 14, 2017
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CPS Hold Meeting

Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) President Ellen Kitzis presents Pat Keohane and Doug MacDonald of C-Town Ventures LLC with an award recognizing their excellent work in developing the Charlestown Armory renovation. The CPS honored the renovation and restoration of the new residential project on Bunker Hill Street at its annual meeting on June 22.

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Water Shuttle from Pier 6 to Eastie First of a Kind Here

July 14, 2017
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Water Shuttle from Pier 6 to Eastie First of a Kind Here

Having a drink in Charlestown and dinner in East Boston might make sense on paper, but up to now, to do so would include an elongated and congested drive through tunnels and City streets – not to mention a dearth of parking when arriving in the Town’s close but inaccessible neighbor. The same is...

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Zoning Board Approves 6 Soley St Plan after Two Years of Battling

July 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After more than two years of legal and neighborhood fighting over plans to build a new single-family home at 6 Soley St., owner Nicolas Skiadas cleared what is likely the final hurdle to build his home – angering dozens of residents of the old, historic street and even dabbling into mayoral...

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