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The Ones That Didn’t Get Away

August 20, 2015
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The Ones That Didn’t Get Away

Charlestown resident and former Boston Bruin, Shawn Thornton (far left) is shown here last Thursday at the Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Striper Fishing Derby on Fan Pier. He is pictured with Joe Fallon, Michael Fallon and KISS 107’s Billy Costa.

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Navy Volunteers Help at Warren-Prescott School

August 20, 2015
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Navy Volunteers Help at Warren-Prescott School

Hands from all over the world came together to lend themselves towards a major sprucing up of the Warren-Prescott School and grounds on Tuesday – officially known in the neighborhood as Navy Day. Some 72 members of the Navy volunteer crew and scores of parents, teachers, neighbors, students and former students braved the heat...

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Four Receive Scholarships from MGH and Spaulding

August 20, 2015
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Charlestown residents Mackaila Garcia, Nathaly Guerrero, Caroline Ward, and Kailey Zhu are the recipients of the 2015 Partners HealthCare Charlestown Merit Scholarship. Presented for the sixth year by Partners HealthCare System affiliates MGH Institute of Health Professions, MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, each student will receive a $1,500 scholarship as they enter their first year...

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Wynn Resorts will be Using Green Initiatives in Everett

August 20, 2015
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Wynn has announced that the $1.7 billion Wynn Resort in Everett will exceed state regulatory requirements for environmental sustainability and feature advanced green initiatives, including the use of solar power and rainwater harvesting. The Wynn Resort in Everett is being designed to achieve a Gold or higher LEED ranking. The land remediation will advance...

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Mishawaum Extension Bridge Closed for Structural Problems

August 20, 2015
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Though many might not be aware – or perhaps found out through near accidents when trying to turn – the Mishawaum Extension Bridge across Rutherford Avenue has officially closes to vehicles. Though there is no signage announcing the fact, jersey barriers have been placed across the small turning lane that is very popular with...

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Jazzing It Up

August 14, 2015
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Jazzing It Up

Bandleader Jill Altshuler on the saxophone leads the Harvard Alumni Jazz Band in a rousing number for more than 100 people who gathered last Thursday night, Aug. 6, for the free summer concert on the water at the Menino Playground adjacent to Spaulding Rehab. Sponsors for the concert were The Friends of the Navy...

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Flood Plan Adjustment Will Reduce Trucking

August 14, 2015
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After Hurricane Sandy destroyed the coast of New Jersey and wreaked havoc on New York City a few years ago, coastal development has never been the same. Before, a goal of elevations that started above the 100-year flood plains were the standard for most developments to avoid costly flooding issues and flood insurance. More...

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Poll Taxing Dispute Over Local Casino Vote Stirs Emotions:Ryan Says Time to Get Best Agreement, Not a Vote

August 14, 2015
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When it comes to Charlestown getting a vote on the Wynn casino project, strong emotions from all angles seem to have popped up lately. In a phone conversation that ended “badly,” according to comments by Steve Wynn in Tuesday’s Boston Globe, Mayor Martin Walsh hung up on him when a disagreement over a Charlestown...

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At Home on the Stage:Eleven Year-old David Sullivan Stars in BCT Production of ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.’

August 14, 2015
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At Home on the Stage:Eleven Year-old David Sullivan Stars in BCT Production of ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.’

Charlestown resident David Sullivan appeared in the lead role of Ching Ho, a comedic henchman, in the Boston Children’s Theatre’s (BCT) production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.” at the Shore Country Day School in Beverly. He performed in three shows. David, an 11-year-old sixth grader at the Advent School, was introduced to the stage...

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Market Basket Prices Rise, Still Much Lower than Competitors

August 14, 2015
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A Boston-based consumer survey group released its comprehensive annual supermarket price survey this week and found that prices are going up overall – most notably at the Market Basket chain where prices have risen by 9 percent since last year’s internal company upheaval and subsequent (and expensive) resolution. The survey by ConsumerWorld.org – a...

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