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BCC Approves New Owners of Shipyard Quarters

January 16, 2015
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Boston Conservation Commission’s (BCC) Charlotte Moffat said the BCC has approved the new owner of Charlestown’s  piers at the Shipyard Quarters Marina’s request for administrative approval for his plans to redevelop the piers. Charles Lagasse, Jr., a well-respected and experienced Newburyport developer who owns and operates the Boston Yacht Haven on Commercial Wharf, bought...

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Ryan Takes Oath of Office

January 8, 2015
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Ryan Takes Oath of Office

Charlestown resident Dan Ryan (far right) took his oath of office as state representative at a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday at the State House in Boston. Ryan was elected to a two-year term in November after winning a special election for the seat in March. Ryan, who represents Charlestown and Chelsea, is pictured at the...

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Walsh Refuses $1M from Wynn for Charlestown: Monies Part of Mitigation Distribution Earmarked for Local Non-Profits

January 8, 2015
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A check from Wynn Everett for $1 million to aid Charlestown non-profits and to begin planning for a traffic solution in Sullivan Square is being held in an escrow account by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) this week after the City of Boston refused to accept the check on Wednesday. The $1 million required...

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Some Looking to Create United Front for Charlestown with Wynn

January 8, 2015
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Several local community members, elected officials and Wynn officials are looking to create a new group headed by an official moderator to begin working with the Wynn Everett casino on amicable terms. Lynne Levesque, who said she is only a concerned resident, said she had read in the Wynn Licensing Agreement that the company...

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CNC to Hold Hearing on the Chain Forge Building

January 8, 2015
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) Development Committee will hear a presentation by Tom Miller of Kavanagh Advisory Group with respect to the proposed development of the Chain Forge Building located on First Avenue in the Charlestown Navy Yard. The meeting will be held on January 22 at the Constitution Inn located at 150 Second...

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O’Neill is Elected to Head Boston School Committee

January 8, 2015
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The Boston School Committee has elected its Chair and Vice-Chair for 2015. In unanimous votes Monday, the Committee selected Michael O’Neill for a third term as Chair and Dr. Hardin Coleman as Vice-Chair. “Michael O’Neill and Hardin Coleman exemplify the standard of leadership we need in order to continue a forward, positive trajectory for...

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Women Army Corps Christmas Luncheon

January 4, 2015
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Women Army Corps Christmas Luncheon

The Women Army Corps Chapter14 met on Saturday, December 5, 2014 for their annual Christmas luncheon at the Mount Vernon Restaurant in Somerville. The attendee of honor was Cheryl Lussier Poppe, the first woman Superintendent of the Chelsea Soldier’s Home. Mike, the waiter (and only male) in photo was voted Somerville’s Best Waiter 2014....

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A Look Back at the People and Events that Shaped 2014

January 4, 2015
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The year 2014 was a tumultuous year news-wise both nationwide and in Charlestown. From extreme victories to challenging defeats, the residents have ridden a roller coaster as it hasn’t done in a number of years. From  elections to  casinos to schools, the city and its residents saw it all in 2014. January 2 The...

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MGH Institute Again Supports: Local Charities and Organizations

January 4, 2015
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The MGH Institute of Health Professions supported several charities in Charlestown and other worthy organizations during this season of giving.  The organizations supported were: The Welcome Home Initiative, Constitution Inn YMCA, Charlestown Navy Yard. Faculty and staff raised $2,470 to support the initiative, which includes a collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services and the...

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Boston Author Talk at Charlestown Library

January 4, 2015
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Revisit some of the vanished buildings and places of old Boston when historian Anthony Sammarco presents an illustrated lecture from his latest book Lost Boston at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main Street, on Monday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m. Lost Boston looks back at 68 losses to the Boston landscape in all their...

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