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Flaherty to Introduce ‘Pot’ Shop Location Restrictions

February 12, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As the City and state continue to deal with medicinal marijuana dispensaries, and the prospect of legalized marijuana seems to be gaining headway, City Councilor Michael Flaherty re-introduced a zoning text amendment at Wednesday’s City Council meeting to bring some controls to the situation before such businesses begin the frenzy of...

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MGC Calls Boston,Wynn Agreement a Treaty Benefiting All Parties

February 12, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) unanimously approved the Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) between Boston and Wynn Everett on Thursday, Feb. 4, calling it a “treaty” that will bring forth new cooperation and new solutions for Charlestown and the region. The MGC discussed the agreement at its meeting and took action on...

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YMCA Campaign Kickoff

February 4, 2016
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YMCA Campaign Kickoff

The Charlestown YMCA had its kick-off party on Thursday, Jan. 28, at RSM (formerly McGladrey) in City Square. The party signified the start of the 2016 Annual Campaign. Proceeds from the event benefit kids, teens, families and military service members of the Charlestown community. Shown from left Vicki Valhouli, YMCA Board Member Jon Swanson,...

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Boston,Wynn Come to Terms on Casino

February 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In the end, it was Mayor Martin Walsh and Wynn CEO Steve Wynn who got down to the nitty gritty – successfully negotiating directly with one another all last week on a Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) for Boston that has some accommodations for Charlestown, including mitigation money for traffic and direct...

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$1m Check for Charlestown Still Remains in Escrow at MGC

February 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A little over a year ago, Wynn Everett delivered a $1 million check to the City of Boston for Charlestown non-profits – a stipulation spelled out in the licensing agreement with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). However, the City shocked more than a few people when it refused to accept the...

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Community Groups Start Presentations For CNC, Spaulding Funding Grants

February 4, 2016
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The Spaulding-Charelstown Neighborhood Council  (CNC)  Community Partnership Fund is holding a series of presentations by the 17 applicants for this year’s funding. There will be three more sets of presentations to be held at 7 pm at the American Legion Hall on 26 Adams Street on the following dates –  Tuesday Feb. 9, Wednesday...

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LaMattina to Fight Casella Trash Transfer Station

February 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City Councilor Sal LaMattina vowed this week that the Casella Trash Transfer station is a dead proposal. The trash transfer station was the subject of a raucous public meeting in Charlestown last week, where virtually no one voiced any support for the measure. A previous meeting in December drew a small...

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Long-Despised BWSC Plant on City Line Could be History

February 4, 2016
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While Boston’s decision to end its fight with Wynn was huge news in Charlestown, and money on the table was a huge part of that discussion, a surprise addition touted as a gift to Charlestown was perhaps the icing for the Town and for Everett – eliminating the long-disdained Boston Water & Sewer Commission...

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Chartering a New Beginning at the Monsanto Site

February 4, 2016
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There’s something to be said for cleaning up after others, but in the case of Bob Delhome and his company, Charter Environmental, they are cleaning up the sins of the past caused by so many others – that being some of the state’s worst environmentally polluted sites. Currently, the 19-year-old environmental remediation company is...

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Boston, Wynn Come to Terms on Surrounding Community Agreement

January 29, 2016
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In the end, it was Mayor Martin Walsh and Wynn CEO Steve Wynn who got down to the nitty gritty – negotiating directly with one another all week on a Surrounding Community Agreement for Boston that has some accommodations for Charlestown, including mitigation money for traffic and the prospect of removing the Boston Water...

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