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Maura Healey Back on Campaign: Trail for Attorney General Position

September 20, 2014
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Maura Healey Back on Campaign: Trail for Attorney General Position

Charlestown’s Maura Healey was back on the campaign trail in Charlestown last week after the political newcomer won big last week over polished politician Warren Tolman. Healey’s victory last Tuesday during the Democratic Primary for Attorney General had energized her base here in Charlestown where Healey crushed Tolman. In Charlestown, Healey received 2,087 votes...

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TitleCase Sullivan Sq. Solution Was Key: for Wynn Getting Casino License

September 20, 2014
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It came down to risky versus safe, and in the end the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) chose the riskier bet in awarding the Greater Boston resort casino license to Wynn Resorts on Tuesday afternoon. Prior to the decision, oddly enough, the focal point of the entire process came down to Charlestown – specifically if...

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Local Officials React to Wynn Receiving Casino License

September 20, 2014
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Charlestown residents and elected officials are reacting to the Mass Gaming Commissioners decision to award the Boston-area gaming license to Wynn Everett on Tuesday. Since the plan was first proposed several years ago, Charlestown residents have had serious concerns regarding a casino in Everett’s impacts on traffic and the quality of life here–especially in...

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Local Company Helping Housing to Go ‘Green’

September 20, 2014
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With construction on an environmentally friendly, two-family dwelling underway at 67 Beech Glen St. now underway, the Fort Hill section of Roxbury is a rapidly growing enclave of green housing in the city. Tend Developments of Charlestown is partnering with Placetailor, a Jamaica Plain-based, cooperative design and construction firm, to build the neighborhood’s newest...

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Stroll for Hope to Help Cancer Patients

September 20, 2014
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The First Annual Charlestown Stroll for Hope will take place on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 10 am starting and finishing at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street, Charlestown. Registration starts at 8 am. The “Stroll” will raise funds for residents of Charlestown who are struggling with this terrible disease. All money...

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Rep.Ryan Cruises To Primary Win

September 11, 2014
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Rep.Ryan Cruises To Primary Win

Back in March, State Representative Dan Ryan easily toppled the competition during a special election for the  Second Suffolk District State Representative seat and Tuesday night was no different for the Charlestown native and incumbent. Ryan easily won the Democratic Nomination for the seat during Tuesday’s special election against Chelsea’s Roy Avellaneda who challenged...

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Residents Rally Against Wynn Casino

September 11, 2014
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Residents Rally Against Wynn Casino

Charlestown residents held a rally Monday night in Sullivan Square to state their opposition to the Wynn Resort hotel/casino that would be built on the site of former Monsanto site in Everett. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is set to vote Friday on the issuance of the Greater Boston casino license. Wynn Resorts is competing...

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Spaulding Is The Good Neighbour

September 11, 2014
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In recognition that the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH) construction process and its future operations have had, and will continue to have, an impact on the Charlestown community, Spaulding is pleased to continue its longstanding commitment to the Charlestown community. Spaulding, through collaboration with the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) and the Department of Public Health,...

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CPS Design Comm. To Meet On Sept.15

September 11, 2014
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The Charlestown Preservation Society Design Review Committee will hold its monthly meeting at the Mary Colbert meeting room located at 20 Devens Street on Monday, September 15th, at 7:30 p.m.  The meeting room is visible and directly accessible from the sidewalk on the left side at the rear of the building.  Our agenda includes...

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Primary Showdown

September 4, 2014
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On Tuesday, Sept. 9 incumbent State Representative Dan Ryan, of Charlestown will square off against challenger Roy Avellaneda, of Chelsea, for the Second Suffolk House District, which covers Charlestown and Chelsea. This week the Independent Newspaper Group submitted a questionnaire  to both candidates on some of the major issues facing the neighborhood. Dan Ryan: We...

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