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Archaeology Walking Tour: From Bunker Hill through the Big Dig

October 6, 2014
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On October 7, from 12 noon to 1:00 pm. The Tour will be led by Joe Bagley, City of Boston Archaeologist. The Tour will begin on the Steps of the Lodge located at the base of the Bunker Hill Monument. The event will end at City Square and cover over 3,000 years of Charlestown history..  Highlights...

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Ryan Seeks to have MGC Meet Residents

October 6, 2014
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Representative Dan Ryan has invited members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to a meeting for Charlestown residents on Wednesday, October 15th to provide information on their recent decision to designate Wynn MA, LLC as the licensee in Region A and the conditions attached to that license.  The meeting will be held at The...

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50 Years Later: Remembering The Trumbull Street Fire Tragedy

October 6, 2014
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Boston has certainly had its share of losing firefighters in the line of duty and only last March, the city mourned the loss of two firemen battling a blaze in an abandoned apartment building in the Back Bay.  The Vendome disaster in June, 1972 claimed the lives of 9 firemen.  Fifty years ago this...

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Casino Opponents Working Hard on Repeal

September 29, 2014
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Casino Opponents Working Hard on Repeal

Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo said he will not support the expanded gaming repeal, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria challenged the media to get information out to the voters to prevent confusion – and at the same time – many influential Charlestown residents have jumped very vocally on the repeal effort. As the casino licensing process...

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Casino Officials: Boston and Wynn Will Be Unstoppable In Tight Market

September 29, 2014
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Wynn’s chief representative in Boston told the media and Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) members last week that – despite industry saturation concerns in the Northeast – the combination of Boston and Wynn will be unstoppable. “This is an incredible opportunity in one of the most amazing cities in the world,” said Robert DeSalvio –...

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MGH Institute of Health Professions Sponsors Annual Community Day

September 29, 2014
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To most people, say the word marshmallow and visions of s’mores and campfires come to mind. For the 350 first-year students who participated in the MGH Institute’s third annual Community Day on September 19, a marshmallow now has a new meaning: interprofessional education. More than 35 teams of 6-8 students from the MGH Institute’s...

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Maura Healey Back on Campaign: Trail for Attorney General Position

September 20, 2014
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Maura Healey Back on Campaign: Trail for Attorney General Position

Charlestown’s Maura Healey was back on the campaign trail in Charlestown last week after the political newcomer won big last week over polished politician Warren Tolman. Healey’s victory last Tuesday during the Democratic Primary for Attorney General had energized her base here in Charlestown where Healey crushed Tolman. In Charlestown, Healey received 2,087 votes...

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TitleCase Sullivan Sq. Solution Was Key: for Wynn Getting Casino License

September 20, 2014
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It came down to risky versus safe, and in the end the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) chose the riskier bet in awarding the Greater Boston resort casino license to Wynn Resorts on Tuesday afternoon. Prior to the decision, oddly enough, the focal point of the entire process came down to Charlestown – specifically if...

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Local Officials React to Wynn Receiving Casino License

September 20, 2014
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Charlestown residents and elected officials are reacting to the Mass Gaming Commissioners decision to award the Boston-area gaming license to Wynn Everett on Tuesday. Since the plan was first proposed several years ago, Charlestown residents have had serious concerns regarding a casino in Everett’s impacts on traffic and the quality of life here–especially in...

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Local Company Helping Housing to Go ‘Green’

September 20, 2014
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With construction on an environmentally friendly, two-family dwelling underway at 67 Beech Glen St. now underway, the Fort Hill section of Roxbury is a rapidly growing enclave of green housing in the city. Tend Developments of Charlestown is partnering with Placetailor, a Jamaica Plain-based, cooperative design and construction firm, to build the neighborhood’s newest...

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