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Boston Council, Mayor Outline Social Justice Agenda

January 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City government in Boston appeared to be on the same page when it came to the Council and Mayor Martin Walsh during inauguration speeches on Monday, with the mayor and new Council President Michelle Wu outlining a strong social justice agenda for the coming term. Speaking after swearing in the new...

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MGC Found to have Violated Open Meeting Law with Lunches and Staff Meetings

January 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) violated the Open Meeting Law during lunches, staff meetings and once during the casino licensing process and will have to have a training on the Open Meeting Law according to a letter sent to the MGC last week. Attorney General Maura Healy was asked by the...

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The ‘Other Side’ of Charlestown: Industrial Center or the Next Hot Address?

January 7, 2016
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Fronting Rutherford Avenue, at the corner of A Street, the new Bridgeview Center is under construction and finally taking shape. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved project on former BRA-owned land seeks to create 60 units of housing for low income, homeless and developmentally disabled folks. The long-expected project from Charlestown’s Life Focus Center...

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BHA Holds Meetings on Plans to Upgrade Local Housing Project

December 31, 2015
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BHA Holds Meetings on Plans to Upgrade Local Housing Project

The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) has held two meetings so far in December to begin including Bunker Hill Housing Development residents and the broader Charlestown community in the design process as the city prepares to revamp the aging housing developemnt.  “The process for redevelopment planning for the Charlestown public housing development will include both...

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Boston Officials Raise Age To Buy Tobacco Products

December 31, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently announced that the Boston Board of Health voted to approve amendments to the City of Boston’s tobacco regulations which raise the minimum legal age for purchasing tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21, increase the age for admission to adult-only retail tobacco stores and smoking bars to 21,...

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Charlestown is in the Middle of Boston Neighborhood Census

December 31, 2015
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By Seth Daniel The mid-decade U.S. Census numbers were released by the federal government earlier this month, and an analysis of those numbers for Boston neighborhoods, and for citywide trends, shows Charlestown is in the middle of the pack for most categories, except the numbers of foreign-born persons – which was shown to be...

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Copley Singers Appear

December 24, 2015
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Copley Singers Appear

Dale Peak, a bass in the Copley Singers, sang from the center aisle with the rest of the choir to open up the St. Mary’s Church Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 13. All three aisles in the church where lined with the singers, giving hundreds in the audience a truly immersive “surround sound.”

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David Whelan,Community Activist Succumbs to Illness at Age of 54

December 24, 2015
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David Whelan,Community Activist Succumbs to Illness at Age of 54

David M. Whelan, a lifelong resident of Charlestown and former member of teh Charlestown Neighborhood Council for many years, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a valiant and courageous seven month battle with leukemia. He was 54 years old. David was born in Somerville...

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Council Lifts BYOB Ban in Charlestown

December 24, 2015
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By John Lynds Last week, the Boston City Council voted in favor of lifting the long-standing ban on BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) in small neighborhood restaurants like those that line many of the streets in Charlestown. The bill, introduced by At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu, would allow patrons to restaurants with 30 seats...

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The Age Old Question Real Vs Artificial Tree

December 24, 2015
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Aside from where to buy things or what to buy loved ones, the most hotly debated Christmas question these days revolves around the ultimate symbol of Christmas – the Tannenbaum – and whether it will be the sweet-smelling real deal or the cleaner artificial alternative. All over the country, and in Charlestown as well,...

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