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BPS Backtracks on Parking Lot Plan at the Edwards School

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The controversial Boston Public Schools (BPS) plan presented to the community last month that would have dramatically reduced the parking situation for residents at the Edwards Middle School lot on Main Street has been scrapped for a new, more flexible plan that embraces residents. In a letter to residents on Monday,...

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LaMattina Holds City Council Hearing on Ferries

November 18, 2016
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By John Lynds City Councilor and Chair of the Committee on Parks, Recreation and Transportation Sal LaMattina held a hearing last Thursday at City Hall to discuss the plans to bring a ferry to Charlestown, East Boston, the North End and South Boston. The hearing, co-chaired by Council President Michelle Wu and Councilor Bill...

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Election Was No Surprise When Looking at Shrugs and Smiles

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When jaws dropped last Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as the national election returns began to favor President-elect Donald Trump, one apolitical political predictor had a very big “told you so” moment. Boston area businessman and political prognosticator Don Khoury is known for turning down the sound on political races. By...

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Schrafft’s Signs to be Replaced This Month

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Many have noted over the past week the fact that the iconic Schrafft’s illuminated sign at Sullivan Square went dark. Bill Bush of the Flatley Company told  the Patriot Bridge that the sign going dark is just temporary. He said the existing signs were getting old and needing replacing, so the...

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Vesey Does It:Harvard Star with Charlestown Roots makes Smooth Transition to NHL

November 11, 2016
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Vesey Does It:Harvard Star with Charlestown Roots makes Smooth Transition to NHL

By Cary Shuman Local hockey fans made the short trip to TD Garden Saturday night to see Jimmy Vesey, a product of a close-knit Charlestown family, play his first National Hockey League game against the team he grew up rooting for as a young boy. Vesey, a 23-year-old Harvard graduate and the reigning Hobey...

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No Surprises in Charlestown Vote

November 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Kevin and Patti Staley did their best to get out of the house early on Tuesday morning – an effort they thought might help them elude the long lines they anticipated at the Harvard Kent School polling place. Both said with a laugh on Tuesday morning, as they stood at the...

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City Hall Open House Coming November 16 at Harvard Kent

November 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Mayor Martin Walsh and his Town Liaison Chris Breen will hold the first-ever Open House in Charlestown on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Harvard Kent Gym where virtually every department from City Hall will be on hand to take questions and resolve situations. The meeting will have a development...

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The 2016 Election – What’s on the Ballot?

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Marching Around the Monument

November 4, 2016
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Marching Around the Monument

The 31st March Around the Monument went off without a hitch once again this year on Monday, Oct. 31. Candy flowed like a river into the bags of trick-or-treaters and the Training Field was outfitted with the best decorations to date. Here, the Frederick Family stood outside their Monument Avenue home, which appeared to...

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E-inc Realizes Its Goal of a Museum, Hosts Fundraiser Nov 9

November 4, 2016
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E-inc Realizes Its Goal of a Museum, Hosts Fundraiser Nov 9

By Seth Daniel The Charlestown-based after-school program e-inc has come a long way from operating an inventive program for kids out of an empty apartment in a housing development along Medford Street some 14 years ago, but now they are ready to take an even bigger step in converting most of their building in...

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