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Boston Officials Give Up Claim as Host Community Status to Wynn’s Project

September 12, 2013
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Following a Massachusetts Gaming Commission hearing last Wednesday, at which the city of Boston was directed by the Gaming Commission to “work out” its issues with Steve Wynn’s casino proposal for Everett, or face the likelihood that the Gaming Commission would rule in Wynn’s favor, the city of Boston announced on Friday that it...

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Educational Survey Shows Mayoral Candidates Similarities, Differences

September 12, 2013
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Like most issues in this crowded mayoral race, seven candidates who responded to a survey on educational priorities conducted last month by the nonprofit Downtown Schools for Boston share the same basic position on education: All school-age children must have equal access to quality schools and the new school Superintendent must make that happen....

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Laceys Present Backpacks to Harvest on the Vine

September 5, 2013
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Laceys Present Backpacks to Harvest on the Vine

Joey and Charlotte Lacey presented Tom MacDonald, Director of Charlestown’s Harvest on the Vine, along with team members Judy Burton and Mary Walsh over 30 backpacks filled with school supplies to be distributed to children in need in Charlestown. This is the fifth year of the Jenny’s backpack program.  “We want all children to...

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MGC: “Settle This Dispute” to Boston and Wynn Officials

September 5, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is giving the proponents of the Wynn Everett Casino proposal and the City of Boston until the end of the week to resolve an ongoing dispute over whether or not Boston should be considered a host community. Former Mass Governor William Weld, testifying on behalf of Wynn at a...

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Harvard Alumni Jazz Band on Sept. 8

September 5, 2013
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The Friends of the John Harvard Mall Initiative are hosting the Harvard Alumni Jazz Band on Sunday, September 8 at 5 p.m.   The event is free to the public. The event is being held to raise awareness about the park’s history and the Friends group that is raising money to assist with the upcoming...

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Residents Seeking Host Community Status for Wynn Casino Project in Everett

September 5, 2013
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Charlestown residents have started an online petition urging officials to declare the neighborhood a host communities for the proposed Wynn Everett Casino. The petition, which can be found at http://www.change.org/petitions/petition-to-declare-host-community-status-for-charlestown?utm_campaign=petition_created&utm_medium=email&utm_source=guides, had 430 signatures as of Wednesday. The residents are joining a growing chorus of Boston elected officials like City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Representative...

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Tight Hike

August 29, 2013
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Tight Hike

A group of children from the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club went to Sutton’s MA Purgatory Chasm State Reservation. The Children Prepared all summer with hikes learning safety and getting outdoor hiking experience. This led them to their final trip of the summer at Purgatory Chasm State Reservation. Courtney Tipping took the lead on...

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Boston Signs Casino Agreement with Suffolk Downs

August 29, 2013
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Boston Signs Casino Agreement with Suffolk Downs

With a Steve Wynn resort casino being proposed next door in Everett and a Suffolk Down/Caesars Entertainment resort casino being proposed for East Boston, Charlestown residents have found themselves in the middle and, thusly, have been watching closely all the developments in the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s (MGC) licensing application process. To that end, there...

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The Forgotten Poet of Charlestown

August 29, 2013
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The Forgotten Poet of Charlestown

Charlestown was home to many famous people.  John Harvard’s deathbed donation to the new university authorized by the Massachusetts Bay Colony, resulted in Harvard University being named after Harvard. Warren Tavern helps keep alive the memory of General Joseph Warren, who did not live in Charlestown, but did die at The Battle of Bunker...

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Old Ironsides on the Move

August 29, 2013
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Old Ironsides on the Move

The USS Constitution gets underway in Boston Harbor in commemoration of her battle with HMS Guerriere in the War of 1812.

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