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Charlestown Organizations, Residents Getting on Board with CPA

July 14, 2018
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Earlier this year, some $20 million came knocking at the door of the Town, but surprisingly, no one answered the bell. That large bundle of cash came from the Community Preservation Act (CPA) that was ushered in over the past 12 months following approval on the November 2017 citywide ballot – with millions of...

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Powerful Wynn Executive Kim Sinatra to Step Down July 15

July 14, 2018
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When Kim Sinatra appeared beside Matt Maddox for Wynn Resorts’ high-stakes meeting before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in early May, many thought her to be on shaky ground with the company – though that day she appeared to be every-bit in control and ingrained in the company. It is no longer the case....

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High Bail in Charlestown Armed Robberies Case

July 14, 2018
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A Dorchester man identified in a string of armed robberies was ordered held on high bail at his arraignment last week. Brandon McCallop, 29, of Dorchester, was arraigned in Charlestown Municipal Court on three counts of armed robbery while masked in connection with armed robberies of Charlestown businesses that occurred in March and June. ...

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Charlestown Officers Awarded for April Response on Walford Way

July 14, 2018
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Several Boston Police officers from the Charlestown station were awarded Commissioners Commendations for a great response in April last week during a ceremony at Police Headquarters. On Friday, April 20, Officers Wong and Henriquez responded to the area of 106 Walford Way for an emotionally disturbed person armed with a knife. The officers responded...

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra Season Begins July 11

July 14, 2018
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The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is gearing up for their 2018 season of free concerts at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. On July 11, the first ever “Season Tune-Up”  will be held at the Hatch Shell one week before the concerts begin. Landmarks Orchestra conductor and music director...

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Short-Term Rental Hosts Applaud New Ordinance from City Council

July 14, 2018
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Joe Bianco has been one of the most popular short-term (Airbnb) hosts in Charlestown for quite some time at his Green Street home. Many tourists rent a unit from him, and many from the Town put up friends and relatives in his home. He’s been doing it for years, and also for many years,...

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Fundraiser for Capuano

July 7, 2018
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Fundraiser for Capuano

Gregg Nolan,  U.S. Congressman  Mike Capuano, and Jim Walsh pause for a photo at the Navy Yard Bistro last Thursday, June 28, during the time thrown for Capuano by State Rep. Dan Ryan. Rep.Ryan welcomed the Congressman and their many friends to Charlestown for a campaign stop and fundraiser.

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Former Harbor Advocate Hired by MyRWA to Address Coastal Flooding in Charlestown

July 7, 2018
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Former Harbor Advocate Hired by MyRWA to Address Coastal Flooding in Charlestown

The Mystic River Watershed Council (MyRWA) has taking another big step in addressing sea-level change in Charlestown and along the Mystic River, hiring the former director of the Boston Harbor Association/Boston Harbor NOW to lead the new focus. On the heels of record-setting flood events in January and March 2018, the Mystic River Watershed...

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New ‘Transit Team’ Will Focus First on North Washington Street Bridge, Rutherford Avenue

July 7, 2018
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The City codified a new six-person Transit Team within the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) last week when the City Budget was signed into law, and this week City officials said one of the first ‘hot spots’ for the new team will be in Charlestown. Chief of Streets Chris Osgood said this week that two...

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Police Arrest Suspect in Home Invasion

July 7, 2018
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At about 6:52 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, officers from District A-15 (Charlestown) responded to a call for an armed robbery in the area of 400 Main St. While en route to the call, officers were notified by the BPD radio dispatcher that the suspects were still in the area and last seen fleeing...

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