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Townie Hoop Action

January 20, 2016
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Townie Hoop Action

The Charlestown-East Boston rivalry game took place on Friday night, Jan. 8, at Charlestown High and was as exciting as it was in previous years. The cross-harbor battle this year went to Charlestown, winning at home 60-53 in a hard fought contest. Here, Charlestown’s Edwin Ezedonmwen (42) goes for the rebound against Eastie’s Chris...

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Fighting the Drug Scourge

January 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When Father Jim Ronan took the microphone Monday night at the Knights of Columbus to address more than 300 people who had gathered to see a provocative new movie on drug abuse and to hear a new call to fight harder against the scourge, he was quick to point out that...

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Residents Urged to Attend Flood Map Meeting

January 20, 2016
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By John Lynds The City of Boston Community Engagements Director for Environment, Energy and Open Space Lauren Zingarelli appeared at Boston community meeting Monday to discuss the new Flood Insurance Rate Maps that go into effect on March 16, 2016 and tell residents how they can get more information. While the Federal Emergency Management...

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Hockey Trio Plays Out Final Season of Rivalries

January 20, 2016
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Hockey Trio Plays Out Final Season of Rivalries

By Seth Daniel When Jimmy Vesey sees Matt Grzelcyk, or Matt Grzelcyk sees Brendan Collier, the three young men don’t just see hockey jerseys from Harvard University, Boston University or Northeastern University – they see Charlestown. And Charlestown has enjoyed seeing them. Over the last four years, the hockey trio from the Town has...

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DiDomenico Leads Locals to New Hampshire for Clinton

January 20, 2016
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By Katy Rogers It’s been no secret that State Sen. Sal DiDomenico has been openly supporting Hillary Clinton and her campaign for president. As the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Primary Elections quickly approach, he has recently travelled to New Hampshire with many of his local supporters to put his energy behind that proclamation. Despite...

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Boston Swears in New City Council

January 7, 2016
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Boston Swears in New City Council

The new Boston City Council took the oath of office from Mayor Martin Walsh on Monday morning in Faneuil Hall. Two new councilors joined the ranks of the legislative body, including Anissa Essaibi-George and Andrea Joy Campbell. The Council began its work shortly after the ceremony, electing Councilor Michelle Wu as its new president during...

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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is Sworn in to his Fifth Term

January 7, 2016
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina is Sworn in to his Fifth Term

By John Lynds City Councilor Sal LaMattina was sworn in to his fifth term as District 1 City Councilor Monday at Faneuil Hall and said he looks forward to representing Charlestown, East Boston and the North End for another two years. “I am very excited to begin my 5th term on the Boston City...

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Boston Council, Mayor Outline Social Justice Agenda

January 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City government in Boston appeared to be on the same page when it came to the Council and Mayor Martin Walsh during inauguration speeches on Monday, with the mayor and new Council President Michelle Wu outlining a strong social justice agenda for the coming term. Speaking after swearing in the new...

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MGC Found to have Violated Open Meeting Law with Lunches and Staff Meetings

January 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) violated the Open Meeting Law during lunches, staff meetings and once during the casino licensing process and will have to have a training on the Open Meeting Law according to a letter sent to the MGC last week. Attorney General Maura Healy was asked by the...

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The ‘Other Side’ of Charlestown: Industrial Center or the Next Hot Address?

January 7, 2016
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Fronting Rutherford Avenue, at the corner of A Street, the new Bridgeview Center is under construction and finally taking shape. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved project on former BRA-owned land seeks to create 60 units of housing for low income, homeless and developmentally disabled folks. The long-expected project from Charlestown’s Life Focus Center...

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