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NEW Health Charlestown Begins Substance Use Program

January 6, 2017
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As part of a grant awarded to the health center by the federal government, NEW Health Charlestown has begun a new program that looks to help those suffering from addiction. Opiate use has become a major problem all over New England; the Charlestown neighborhood in Boston has become one of the hardest hit communities....

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Schrafft’s Sign Re-Lit with More Efficient Lighting

January 4, 2017
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Schrafft’s Sign Re-Lit with More Efficient Lighting

By Seth Daniel Charlestown’s iconic pink, neon sign went missing late last month. It was to the Town as it would be to Boston if Fenway’s Citgo sign suddenly disappeared. But earlier this month, all was returned to normal as the Schrafft’s sign returned atop the office building on Sullivan Square in a newer,...

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2016 – The Top Charlestown News Stories

January 4, 2017
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2016 – The Top Charlestown News Stories

By Seth Daniel There were no shortage of issues in Charlestown to debate and celebrate in 2016. From devastating fires to development tangles, the Town was alive with activity this year. Below are the top 16 stories from 2016. New Parks Open – The Training Field opens on Sept. 12 and the John Harvard...

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Ten Most Borrowed Book at BPL Listed

January 4, 2017
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The ten most frequently borrowed books from Boston Public Library locations in 2016 took patrons from a modern day train in England to early twentieth-century Boston and to many places in between. It’s not too late to read one or more of these great titles before the end of the year. Stop by and...

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MGH Institute Helps Charlestown Charities During Holidays

January 4, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions supported several charities in Charlestown and throughout Greater Boston during this season of giving. The organizations supported were: The Welcome Home Initiative, Constitution Inn YMCA, Charlestown Navy Yard. Faculty and staff raised $3,175 to support the initiative, which includes collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services and the US Veterans Administration....

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Firefighters Battle Six-Alarm Blaze;23 Residents Left Homeless

December 23, 2016
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Firefighters Battle Six-Alarm Blaze;23 Residents Left Homeless

By Seth Daniel The sun was just rising around 6:40 a.m. when Gretchen Anjomi of Lexington Avenue smelled smoke – and not the kind of cozy, smoky smell that comes from a chimney. Soon, she also heard smoke alarms start to blare as flames and heavy smoke began to pour out of the three-story...

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Grass Roots Group Now Opposing One Charlestown; Seeks Answers

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Most worthwhile things have their beginnings over a cup of coffee. And so it is the case that four Charlestown women sharing a cup of coffee three months ago began their passionate opposition and quest for answers regarding the One Charlestown redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development – a project...

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Monument Laundry Owner Grateful to Firefighters for Response

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Everyone appreciates the work of firefighters, but that appreciation isn’t really felt in one’s gut until they’ve experienced a major fire. That gratitude is certainly felt this week by Monument Laundromat owner George J. Georges, who owns the building where the fire occurred, as well as many other properties in the...

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Ryan Calls for a More Structured Moratorium on One Charlestown

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When City officials informed State Rep. Dan Ryan about the 90-day delay on review of the One Charlestown development, his said he took it all in slowly, and ended up with more caveats to that course of action than comments on the actual delay. This week, Ryan said he is most...

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Welcome Sign Makes A Mysterious Disappearance in Thompson Square

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel All signs are now pointing at mischief and thievery in the disappearance of the custom-made wooden ‘Welcome to Charlestown’ sign that recently vanished from the median strip on Thompson Square. Many residents who paid for and maintained the sign now fear it could be hanging in a dorm room somewhere in...

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