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Mass Gaming Clears Removal of Steve Wynn from Gaming License

May 11, 2018
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A big sigh of relief lingered over One Horizon Way just over the Charlestown line on Monday afternoon, as the Encore Boston Harbor folks received word that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) would allow Steve Wynn to be removed from the gaming license – effectively signaling that the Commission believes the company is moving...

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Award-Winning Chef Matt Morello Creating Elite Edibles for Revolutionary Clinics

May 11, 2018
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He spent his entire professional career working in the country’s best restaurants and crafting innovative tastes in his own bistros. Now, Chef Matt Morello is bringing his culinary skills to Revolutionary Clinics, making unique, cannabis-infused edibles. Revolutionary Clinics is a state-of-the-art medical marijuana company with a dispensary at 67 Broadway in Somerville and two...

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Eden Street Park to Get Final Renovation Phase This Summer

May 11, 2018
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Whether it’s the Kitchen, Eden Street Park or Edwards Playground – by any name – the beloved community space is getting a $1.4 million facelift, with meetings starting this summer. While announcing his Capital Budget for the City, Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the park is getting the final phase of its improvements this...

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Sprouts Garden Club Receives Exclusive City Grant

May 11, 2018
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Not many people know that the Charlestown Sprouts garden on Terminal Street is active. In fact, gardener Gerald Robbins frequently gets comments from friends and neighbors that they thought the property was abandoned. In fact, it is alive and well – and growing – thanks to an exclusive Love Your Block grant awarded to...

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Little League Opens

May 4, 2018
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Little League Opens

Pirates player, Luke Nolan, running to first base during the Opening Day ceremonies of Charlestown Little League on Saturday, April 28. The annual parade and opening day games went off on a sunny morning, with Mayor Martin Walsh throwing out the first pitch.

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Parade Chief Marshal’s $10,000 Raffle

May 4, 2018
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Parade Chief Marshal’s $10,000 Raffle

Parade Chief Marshal  John Tkachuk stands by the bin from where he drew the winners of the $10,000 raffle. The first Chief Marshal’s time took place last Saturday night, April 28, in the Knights of Columbus Father Mahoney Hall.

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Maddox Forges Firm, Decisive Path at Mass Gaming Commission Hearing

May 4, 2018
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New Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox wasn’t whimsical or comical as his predecessor, Steve Wynn, often was at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last Friday, April 27, during an intense Adjudicatory Hearing. Instead, in what seemed like a high-stakes job interview, Maddox set a path as “a small-town kid from Arkansas” who is trying...

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Chain Forge Hotel Files Documents With State Environmental Regulators

May 4, 2018
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Imagine two ballrooms with 25-foot ceilings and exposed industrial trusses, a 6,000 sq. ft. luxury restaurant, 220 new hotel rooms, a brand new historic museum and all just yards away from the Navy Yard’s historic park. That’s the picture painted in new submissions to the state by the Chain Forge hotel project in the...

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Neighborhood Round Up

May 4, 2018
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CHARLESTOWN GIRLS’ SOFTBALL STILL NEEDS PLAYERS Charlestown girls softball is still looking for players for our spring league ages 4 through 12. We are down at the high school turf field on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Or contact Jack Schievink at 617-201-4507 or   Charlestowngirlssoftball@gmail.com. HARVARD-KENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ANNUAL SPRING FUNDRAISER...

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Tea Shop Opens up under New, Local Ownership

May 4, 2018
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After a life in the corporate fast lane, Charlestown’s Tracy Zimmerman has decided to slow down for a cup of tea. The Charlestown resident has recently taken over ownership of Charlestown Tea & Treats, which was briefly Evy’s Tea Bar and before that Sorrelle’s, and opened up the doors last week. “We took over...

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