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A Peek into Luxury: Encore ‘Golden Rooms’ Show Off What is to Come

June 12, 2018
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Even though the outside of the Encore Boston Harbor tower isn’t completed, there is already an opportunity to get a peek at the lap of luxury that is soon coming to the shores of the Mystic River. “This is the first run where you fit out all the rooms for quality, specifications and dimensions,”...

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Two North End Restauranteurs Partner to Bring Flavor of the North End to Encore Boston Harbor

June 12, 2018
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Encore Boston Harbor has picked two North End restaurant legends—Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano—to operate a 135-seat, 5,200-square-foot Italian restaurant at the Five-Star, $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor Resort. ‘Fratelli’ (which means brothers in Italian) is the first local restaurant partnership between DePasquale and Varano and the first locally-operated restaurant at the 3 million-square-foot...

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Indigo Ag in Hood Park Gets Major State Job Creation Grant

June 12, 2018
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Indigo Agriculture – headquartered in the Hood Park campus – has received a major life sciences job creation grant this week in excess of $1 million. The Gov. Charlie Baker Administration announced $20 million in tax incentive awards to 23 life sciences companies this week, including $1.125 million to Indigo. The awards were approved...

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Hood Park Kicks off Community Discussion, Trading Open Space for Height

June 12, 2018
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The first in a series of three planning and design charrettes regarding the future of Hood Park was held on May 30, just a week after the company proposed a 230-foot office building on its campus – double the height of the current allowable limits. Mark Rosenshein, of Trademark Partners, LLC, began the meeting...

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CNC Spaulding Partnerships Award $100,000 to 18 Organizations

June 12, 2018
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It was a celebratory atmosphere in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Tuesday evening when the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Partnership awarded $100,000 in grants to 18 small community groups. It was the third year for the Spaulding mitigation money to be distributed, with $100,000 to be given out over...

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Ryan Endorses Carvalho for District Attorney

June 12, 2018
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On Monday during Charlestown Pride Week, State Rep. Dan Ryan of Charlestown announced he is endorsing his State House colleague, Evandro Carvalho of Dorchester, for District Attorney in the race to fill the seat being vacated by Dan Conley. “Evandro and I were sworn-in within weeks of each other,” Ryan said. “We hit it...

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Bunker Hill Day Special

June 12, 2018
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Thomas Knowlton:  Bunker Hill hero, father of Special Forces   The rag-tag precursor to the Continental Army that fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill for the Colonists can hardly be thought of as an elite Special Forces unit, but the father of today’s modern Army Special Forces cut his teeth right on Bunker...

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Schoolboys Dinner

June 1, 2018
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Schoolboys Dinner

JUST LIKE OLD TIMES: Dan Smith, Keith Lordan, John Scheiffern, Bill Smith, and Bill Lordan enjoyed the 105th Old Charlestown Schoolboy’s Association dinner last Sunday, May 20, in the Knights of Columbus Father Mahoney Hall. President Bob Flynn presided over the affair, which saw a packed house once again for the oldest organization in...

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Hood Park Files for 230-Foot Office Building on its Campus

June 1, 2018
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A little over one month after the community and some elected officials rose up to defeat a proposed text amendment regarding building height at the Boston Zoning Commission, Hood Park has filed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for a building that is twice the current height...

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Edwards says Now Is the Time to Push MassPort for Mitigation

June 1, 2018
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Even though MassPort occupies a significant amount of land on Charlestown’s waterfront, Councilor Lydia Edwards said the Authority isn’t giving Charlestown its fair share of mitigation – and many times it isn’t even inviting the Town to the mitigation table. “When we walk away from the table, we should always know we’re walking away...

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