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Local Turn It Around Youth Lead Lesson on MLK Legacy

February 3, 2017
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On Thursday, January 19, six members of The Charlestown Coalition’s Turn it Around Youth Group led a lesson in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) at the Boys and Girls Club. In it, members of the Club’s afterschool program, Friendship Club, learned about racism, segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, and MLK’s life...

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Got That Super Bowl Feeling

January 29, 2017
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Got That Super Bowl Feeling

Erin DeGenova, Rob McDonald, and Natalie McManus enjoyed tasty items from the championship menu at Pier 6 in the Navy Yard last Sunday, Jan. 22, during the Pier 6/Harpoon Brewery AFC Championship game party. Scores of guests enjoyed a lively scene to take in the New England Patriots’ victory and prepare for Super Bowl...

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Charlestown Seniors Cite Problems with Bus at Assembly

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There are no shortage of senior citizens in Charlestown who hop on the #92 bus and head over to Assembly Square to stores like the Christmas Tree Shops or K-Mart. However, that trek has gotten a little more difficult for seniors from the Town due to the bus stop being moved...

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E-Inc Getting Ready to Open Museum Space to Schools Next Week

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Between the interactive television screens and the green screen “weather man” exhibit, one will find an awful lot of learning potential in Charlestown’s e-Inc museum space – a space that is hosting its first exhibit starting next week. Dr. Ricky Stern, director of e-Inc, said this week that they are putting...

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Monument 251 Finds Its Culinary Place on Main Street

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Whether it’s the reclaimed wood, the impressive skylights, or the delicious smells coming from the open kitchen, Charlestown’s newest restaurant on Main Street is causing a very positive stir in the community as the gap in dining options in the Town is further filled with good food and drink. Monument 251,...

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BYOB Licenses Approved by License Board, Would Apply to Charlestown

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Council President Michelle Wu hailed a decision by the Boston License Board late last week in finally approving regulations that would allow small restaurants outside of the downtown neighborhoods to apply for a ‘Bring Your Own Bottle’ license. Wu proposed the measure more than a year ago, patterning it off of...

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MyCharlestown.Org Goes Live, Looks to Be Info Source for Community

January 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel More than 30 Charlestown non-profits and residents turned out last Wednesday, Jan. 18, for a meeting to launch the new MyCharlestown.org website and to talk about what will be and can be offered on the new site operated by SCI, Inc. and sponsored by Spaulding and MGH. The site is up...

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Walsh Mentions Local Projects in State of the City Address

January 20, 2017
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Walsh Mentions Local Projects in State of the City Address

By Beth Treffeisen In a packed Symphony Hall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his third State of the City Address before embarking on his re-election campaign. In his address, Walsh committed to keeping Boston accessible to all residents by investing more money in affordable housing and upgrading infrastructure and transportation options. In an effort...

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Officials Look to Add 151 New Liquor Licenses in Three Years

January 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Putting last year’s low-level feud over control of liquor licenses for Boston in the past, Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston state delegation, including Charlestown, are looking this year to cooperate in releasing more than 150 new liquor licenses in creative ways to applicants as a way of spurring economic development...

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Community Meetings on One Charlestown Scheduled for Tonight

January 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Two members of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) and others have scheduled the first in a series of public meetings starting today, Jan. 19, on the One Charlestown redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development. The meeting, announced in a letter by Amanda Reinfeld and William Galvin of the CNC, as...

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