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Mystic/Tobin Bridge Painting Project to Begin Next Week

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Another phase of painting the Mystic/Tobin Bridge will begin next week on the area of the bridge that elevates over Charlestown. At a meeting on Monday night in the Police Station, officials from MassDOT and the union contractor, Liberty Maintenance of Youngstown, OH, said they were ready to start the $15.61...

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Charlestown Resident Unveils Alternative One Charlestown

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Sy Mintz moved into the neighborhood, the long-time planner and architect – who had a major role in designing numerous buildings for Corcoran Jennison’s Harbor Point project – thought he was going to take it easy. That was until he casually met a few members of the community who sit...

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Wynn Excavation Nearly Complete, Very Few Complaints Logged

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Excavation on the Wynn Boston Harbor property is nearly completed, and there have been only a few complaints, yet there have been a few unearthed surprises underground. Chris Gordon, president of Wynn Design and Development, told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last month that they are in the process of removing...

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Boston Landmarks Passes Changes to Five Cent Building

March 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Other than Old Glory, there is but one other kind of flag that’s allowed to fly in Charlestown, and it doesn’t bear the logo of the Starbuck’s coffee company. It’s blue and white and has a pine tree on it. However, if the coffee company had it their way, their black...

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Democrats to Elect Delegates, March 28

March 10, 2017
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Registered Democrats in Ward 2 will be holding a caucus at The Harvard Kent School (50 Bunker Hill Street) on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm to elect delegates and alternates for the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will gather to adopt a new Party Platform. The Convention will...

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Warren-Prescott to Put on ‘Hairspray’ this Weekend

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The students of the Warren-Prescott Elementary School will embark on their most ambitious drama project yet in putting on ‘Hairspray’ the musical for their 10th show since Music Director Olivia Thompson arrived 12 years ago and started the series. This time around, there will even be a special performance for the...

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Engine 50 to Close for Renovations this Month, to Move to Sullivan Square

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the coziest and oldest fire stations in the country is about to shut down for more than a year in order to be renovated, and some are worried that the temporary relocation plan could put the eastern side of the Town at risk. Fire officials confirmed that renovation plans...

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Swimming for a Good Cause

March 3, 2017
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Swimming for a Good Cause

Simone C., Kevin, Claire, Debbie Standeford, Charlestown Recovery House Program Director, Scott, and David Bobick jumped into the water last Friday, Feb. 24, during the Recovery House’s Swim for Recovery event. Recovery House is located next to the Police Station on Bunker Hill Street and has been in operation since 2008.

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City Unveils Two Unique Plans for Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue

March 3, 2017
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City Unveils Two Unique Plans for Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue

By Seth Daniel One thing was readily apparent as the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) laid out two voluminous options for the community to digest regarding Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue redesigns Tuesday night, Feb. 28, and the realization being the Town is at a crossroads. Or rather, an intersection. Two competing proposals were on...

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BPDA to Bring Information Session on Review Process

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Accommodating a December request from State Rep. Dan Ryan, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) acted this week to schedule a special learning session for the Town regarding the standard City review process. The process, known as the Article 80 Large Project development review, has been used citywide for more...

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