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Jazzing It Up

August 14, 2015
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Jazzing It Up

Bandleader Jill Altshuler on the saxophone leads the Harvard Alumni Jazz Band in a rousing number for more than 100 people who gathered last Thursday night, Aug. 6, for the free summer concert on the water at the Menino Playground adjacent to Spaulding Rehab. Sponsors for the concert were The Friends of the Navy...

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Flood Plan Adjustment Will Reduce Trucking

August 14, 2015
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After Hurricane Sandy destroyed the coast of New Jersey and wreaked havoc on New York City a few years ago, coastal development has never been the same. Before, a goal of elevations that started above the 100-year flood plains were the standard for most developments to avoid costly flooding issues and flood insurance. More...

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Poll Taxing Dispute Over Local Casino Vote Stirs Emotions:Ryan Says Time to Get Best Agreement, Not a Vote

August 14, 2015
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When it comes to Charlestown getting a vote on the Wynn casino project, strong emotions from all angles seem to have popped up lately. In a phone conversation that ended “badly,” according to comments by Steve Wynn in Tuesday’s Boston Globe, Mayor Martin Walsh hung up on him when a disagreement over a Charlestown...

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At Home on the Stage:Eleven Year-old David Sullivan Stars in BCT Production of ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.’

August 14, 2015
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At Home on the Stage:Eleven Year-old David Sullivan Stars in BCT Production of ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.’

Charlestown resident David Sullivan appeared in the lead role of Ching Ho, a comedic henchman, in the Boston Children’s Theatre’s (BCT) production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.” at the Shore Country Day School in Beverly. He performed in three shows. David, an 11-year-old sixth grader at the Advent School, was introduced to the stage...

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Market Basket Prices Rise, Still Much Lower than Competitors

August 14, 2015
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A Boston-based consumer survey group released its comprehensive annual supermarket price survey this week and found that prices are going up overall – most notably at the Market Basket chain where prices have risen by 9 percent since last year’s internal company upheaval and subsequent (and expensive) resolution. The survey by ConsumerWorld.org – a...

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Local Woman Takes Part in Swim Across America Relay

August 7, 2015
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Local Woman Takes Part in Swim Across America Relay

On July 10, a cloudy Friday morning, Coleen Lynch of Charlestown and about 100 other swimmers from the Boston area – along with former Olympian swimmers – met up at the Boston Harbor Hotel to take part in the 22-mile relay Swim Across America (SAA) event in Boston. Lynch joined Olympians Carlton Bruner, Kristy...

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Street Light Conversions Saves Taxpayers Millions

August 7, 2015
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The new electric streetlights may be a brighter white, but they have saved the City some deep green in a hurry. Just one year into the LED (Light-Emitting Diode) streetlight conversion program, the City of Boston estimates that it saved $4.7 million in 2014 with just 71 percent of the City retrofitted. Also, through...

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WNV Risk Level Raises in Boston

August 7, 2015
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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)  announced that they have raised the West Nile Virus (WNV) risk level to “moderate” in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Newton, Revere, Somerville, and Watertown. This change is due to multiple WNV-positive mosquitos being found in a relatively small geographic area of the Commonwealth...

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Walsh Announces the Creation Of 175 More Youth Jobs

August 7, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced on August 3 the creation of 175 additional youth summer jobs for nine community-based organizations, according to a press release. The jobs were created through $230,000 in corporate and individuals sponsorships to the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Fund. “Jobs provide Boston youth with meaningful work experience,” said Walsh, according to the...

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Send Joe a Smile with a Sunflower

August 6, 2015
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Send Joe a Smile with a Sunflower

By Seth Daniel Every since Bunker Hill Florist owner Joe Shadroui was tragically hit by a car on Main Street July 16, a consistent stream of concerned well-wishers have filed through the door of the popular neighborhood florist asking what they could do. Until now, employees of the shop that have been scrambling to...

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