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Medford St sees Boom of Proposals

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Neighbors gave tacit approval to one development on Medford Street and a firm thumb’s down to another seven-unit building on Medford and Belmont Streets Monday night at two abutter meetings the Charlestown Community Center. The backside of the Town has long been budding with promise for residential development, but in the...

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Red Cross to Hold Blood Drive in Charlestown on April 23

April 7, 2016
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The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive in Charlestown at the Charlestown Teamsteres, 544 Main St. from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 23. Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to donate blood this spring to ensure a sufficient supply for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country.  Donated...

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Nine Residents to Run Marathon for Dana-Faber

April 7, 2016
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On April 18, Emily Hodge, Keely Macmillan, Marie Caulfield, Jennifer Hayes, Lindsay Murachver, Laura Ducie, David Hayes, Caroline Doyle, and Brendan Densmore from Charlestown, Massachusetts, will run to conquer cancer as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge<http://www.RunDFMC.org> team in the 120th Boston Marathon(r). These nine residents, along with more than 550 Dana-Farber Marathon...

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McGonagle and McGoff Tournament

April 1, 2016
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McGonagle and McGoff Tournament

Barney McGonagle, Joann Castro and Lisa McGoff were thanked for their continued involvement and presented with flowers from some of the Charlestown players.

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Boston Creates Reveals Five Goals Outlined in Upcoming Cultural Plan

April 1, 2016
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Boston Creates Reveals Five Goals Outlined in Upcoming Cultural Plan

By Seth Daniel The Boston Creates team held its final Town Hall meeting at Bunker Hill Community College on Monday night, March 28, and revealed five goals that will be used to form the upcoming Boston Cultural Plan – due out on June 17. Julie Burros, chief of arts and culture, moderated the meeting,...

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Reaction to BRA Extension Favorable

April 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Charlestown’s elected officials are reacting to last week’s vote by the City Council to extend the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) 14 urban renewal districts by six years. “I supported this extension because it empowers the BRA with the tools necessary to control development and address areas of blight,” said Charlestown City...

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Pilot Street Cleaning Program is Now Permanent

April 1, 2016
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In cooperation with Charlestown residents and elected officials, the City of Boston today announced that a pilot Street Cleaning Program that has been underway in that neighborhood since July of 2015 will be implemented permanently effective immediately.  Vehicles parked in violation of the posted Street Cleaning regulations on streets in Charlestown will no longer...

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Murphy Running for Register of Deeds Post

April 1, 2016
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By John Lynds After serving 18 years in the Boston City Council, former At-Large Councilor Stephen Murphy was voted out last November. The loss shocked many supporters of the widely popular incumbent during the city’s general election last year. Murphy was the only incumbent not reelected to an At-Large seat and was beat by...

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MGC Announces Releases Diversity Goals and Grant Opportunities

April 1, 2016
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is pleased to announce the release of Diversity Goal and Business Technical Assistance Grant Opportunities with a goal of optimizing the outcomes for the diversity goals outlined in Chapter 23K related to the diversity hiring and contracting goals of the casino developers.  The Expanded Gaming Law specifically requires that...

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Taking One Step at a Time — The Charlestown Irish Way

March 25, 2016
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Taking One Step at a Time — The Charlestown Irish Way

By Seth Daniel When it comes to being Irish and being immersed in Irish culture, Hannah Campbell couldn’t be more saturated in the auld sod – coming from a Charlestown family that bleeds green. It’s why she has continued to compete in Irish Step Dance at the highest levels, advancing to the World Championships...

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