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Local Youths Give Ideas for Programs in City Budget

July 3, 2014
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Over the past few months Charlestown youth had their say on how the city’s budget could help programs near and dear to them or what they would like to see improved in the neighborhood. Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the winning projects of the ‘Youth Lead the Change’, participatory budget initiative with Charlestown...

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BCYF Block Party Is on July 17

July 3, 2014
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Mark your calendar and bring your friends and family to a fun and free BCYF Neighborhood Block Party!  Every Thursday night in July and August from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the BCYF Neighborhood Block Party will offer a variety of activities which, depending on the location, will include an inflatable obstacle course, a DJ,...

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Battle of Bunker Hill Commemorative Exercises

June 27, 2014
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Battle of Bunker Hill Commemorative Exercises

Mayor Martin Walsh and Veterans Affairs Commissioner Francisco Urena attend the Battle of Bunker Hill Commemorative Exercises in Charlestown on Tuesday, June 17. Children from the Warren Prescott School are seen here performing a musical medley.

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Harrington Elected ‘Mayor of Charlestown’

June 27, 2014
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Harrington Elected ‘Mayor of Charlestown’

The Townie Association had a very busy Bunker Hill Day weekend. On Friday, June 13th, Charlestown elected the 2014 Mayor of Charlestown, Kelliegh Harrington and said thank you to 17th Mayor of Charlestown, Shannon Lundin at the annual Night Before Banquet. The race lasted two months as each candidate sold votes in their name....

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SJC Allows Casino Question on State Ballot in November

June 27, 2014
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The statewide group that is trying to repeal the Massachusetts expanded gaming legislation scored a major victory Tuesday when the Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of allowing a casino repeal referendum question on November’s statewide ballot. The ruling will allow people in Massachusetts the right to vote on repealing the casino law and...

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BRA Approves Ropewalk Project

June 27, 2014
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Last Thursday, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board voted to approve the $34 million Ropewalk project at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The board also voted to extend the designation of Frontier Enterprises, Inc. as the project developer. Frontier Enterprises, Inc., plans to rehab the existing historical buildings and build 90 residential units (20-30 percent...

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CNC to Meet on 463 Rutherford Ave.

June 27, 2014
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council Development Committee will hear a presentation by Bruce Daniels of 463 Rutherford LLC with respect to the proposed development at 463 Rutherford Avenue (corner of Rutherford Avenue and Baldwin Street).  The meeting will be held on July 1 at the Schrafft’s Center located at 529 Main Street at 7:00 p.m....

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Bunker Hill Day

June 19, 2014
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Bunker Hill Day

Thousands of people lined the streets of Charlestown to celebrate Bunker Hill Day on Sunday, June 15. Here, Color Guard Eric Morin of the Westbrook Fife and Drum Corps unfurls his flag in preparation for marching through the parade route.

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Freedom Trail Gets A Makeover

June 19, 2014
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Freedom Trail Gets A Makeover

While Charlestown celebrated the Bunker Hill Day and all the history that goes along with it, the city of Boston scheduled a much needed upgrade for the Freedom Trail. Mayor Martin Walsh announced that $50,000 will be spent to replace 2,000 feet of the painted sections of the historic Freedom Trail in Charlestown, Downtown...

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Deadline Extended: Additional 14 Days Available For Surrounding Community Agreement

June 19, 2014
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The City of Boston and Wynn Everett will have another week to sort out a surrounding community agreement or face arbitration. On Monday the Massachusetts Gaming Commission granted the city one more week after the deadline to come to a mitigation agreement with Wynn came and went. Mass Gaming Commission spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said...

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