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Public Hearing Held on Liquor License Expansion; Pressley says Intent is to Amend for Charlestown

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel City Councilor Ayanna Pressley said she was encouraged by the first liquor license expansion hearing for Boston last Thursday, June 22, and stated that the Home Rule Petition language was only a “blueprint” and certainly could be amended at the State House to include places like Charlestown, which was left out...

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Status of One Charlestown Discussed

June 30, 2017
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By Lauren Bennett The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) and the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) held a public meeting on June 22 to discuss the status of the One Charlestown Article 80 Review Process, specifically addressing questions about the Request for Proposal (RFP) process that took place with the Boston Housing Authority prior...

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NASCAR Driver Patrick Receives Welcome, Tour at Warren Prescott School

June 30, 2017
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By Pat DeCola NASCAR.com Danica Patrick arrived at Charlestown’s Warren Prescott K-8 School on Wednesday morning, June 14, to a sea of students chanting her name in unison, a DJ blaring top 40 hits and New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s (NHMS) Milo the Moose leading the charge in the dance circle. The scene was electric...

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Jury Acquits in Fatal Fistfight that Killed Brian Hingston

June 30, 2017
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The Dorchester man who hit and killed Charlestown native Brian Hingston last year in Dorchester – as Hingston tried to break up a scuffle – was cleared by a Suffolk County Superior Court jury last Friday after the jury deliberated on the charges for only one hour. A jury on Friday acquitted Bryan McElhinney,...

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Charlestown High School Graduates the Class of 2017

June 30, 2017
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By Patrick O’Connor Graduation for the class of 2017 at Charlestown High School took place on Thursday afternoon, June 15, at the Clarke Athletic Center at UMass/Boston. Welcoming all and serving as mistress of ceremonies was Victoria Parker.  The exercises began with graduate Ranie Foster singing the Black National Anthem. Headmaster Will Thomas addressed...

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Fun Time for YMCA

June 23, 2017
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Fun Time for YMCA

YMCA of Greater Boston CEO James Morton, board chair Gina Koprowski, executive director of the Charlestown Y Andrea Wilk, State Rep. Dan Ryan, and Karson Tager, who not only serves as the house DJ, but also serves the board as well.

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Impossible Dream Returns to Charlestown Marina, Spaulding for Sail Boston

June 23, 2017
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Impossible Dream Returns to Charlestown Marina, Spaulding for Sail Boston

By Seth Daniel There might have been more picturesque ships with old time riggings that spoke of yesteryear in the Sail Boston contingent last weekend, but there was no boat more inspirational and packing more healing power than that of the fully-accessible Impossible Dream – which returned to the Charlestown Marina as part of...

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Make Way for Wynn:Steel Goes Up on the Tower, Gas Station to Go

June 23, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As the steel bones of the new Lower Broadway in Everett – just over the Charlestown line – begin to climb to the sky at the Wynn Boston Harbor, old stalwarts on the roadway are about to disappear. Wynn Boston Harbor announced this week that it will begin the demolition of...

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USS Constitution to go Back Afloat

June 23, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The oldest sailing warship still afloat will once again be afloat this July 23 and 24 as work crews wind down the two-year restoration project and prepare to put Old Ironsides back afloat around midnight on July 23 and into July 24. Navy officials on the USS Constitution’s Facebook page confirmed...

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Gardens of Charlestown Set for June 29

June 23, 2017
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At certain times of day, everyone notices the traffic as they travel through Charlestown toward Sullivan Square. While you’re sitting in your car, inching up to the rotary, have you ever noticed the beautiful community garden between Main and Bunker Hill Streets? Maybe you notice the daffodils in March, which give way to large...

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