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Liquor License Proposal Leaves Out Charlestown

March 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel and Beth Treffeisen City Council legislation filed last week that could unlock more than 150 new liquor licenses in Boston once again leaves Charlestown in the dark, with the proposal passing up the Town for neighborhood-specific licenses, potentially continuing to make opening a restaurant in the Town a difficult proposition. In...

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Tradition Tops Reasons Why Boston,Charlestown Rank High for St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

March 17, 2017
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When Kim Mahoney thinks about St. Patrick’s day, part of her goes to work planning a great celebration for the Warren Tavern – one of the go-to locations for St. Patrick’s Day in Boston – but another part beams with pride for the celebration of a culture brought to Charlestown from Donegal by her...

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Harvest on Vine to Distribute Easter Baskets to Local Families

March 17, 2017
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The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry in Hayes Square is preparing to provide more than 500 Charlestown families a delicious ham dinner, with all the fixings, to be enjoyed on Easter Sunday.  The event will take place on Wednesday, April 12, at noon in the Food Pantry, 49 Vine St. Some 500 hams have...

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Monument Ave Neighbors Hope to Establish Slow Street District

March 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Residents of the Monument Avenue area are in the midst of putting together an application for the newly-established Slow Streets competitive application from the City. Amy Carlson said several neighbors from the area are looking to hopefully gain the designation from the Training Field to Green Street though their application, which...

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Sen DiDomenico Appointed to Ways and Means

March 17, 2017
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Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) was recently appointed by Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) to once again serve as Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. The Senator has also been newly tapped to serve as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs.  In addition to his Chairmanship and Vice Chairmanship,...

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Residents to Run Boston Marathon for Mass General Hospital Team

March 17, 2017
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Two Charlestown residents will run in the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17th as part of the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Pediatric Oncology Team, Fighting Kids’ Cancer … One Step at a Time, and the Emergency Response Marathon Team. The two teams, which include former patients and family members, Mass General employees and longtime hospital...

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St Patrick’s Day Dinner

March 10, 2017
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St Patrick’s Day Dinner

Senator Sal DiDomenico and his wife, Trish, honor Charlestown’s Billy Boyle with the Golden Shamrock Award. The honor came at DiDomenico’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Roast, held each year at the Knights of Columbus. This year’s event attracted a record crowd from around the state and raised $50,000.

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Local Resident Starts Newbury St Med Spa

March 10, 2017
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Local Resident Starts Newbury St Med Spa

By Marianne Salza There are plenty of med-spas in Boston that offer an array of services from Botox and fillers to laser treatments and body contouring; but friends, Alexa Nicholls Costa of Charlestown and Alexandra L. Rogers aspired to go further and become specialists. The 28-year-old entrepreneurs founded LexRx, an exclusive boutique that focuses...

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Mystic/Tobin Bridge Painting Project to Begin Next Week

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Another phase of painting the Mystic/Tobin Bridge will begin next week on the area of the bridge that elevates over Charlestown. At a meeting on Monday night in the Police Station, officials from MassDOT and the union contractor, Liberty Maintenance of Youngstown, OH, said they were ready to start the $15.61...

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Charlestown Resident Unveils Alternative One Charlestown

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Sy Mintz moved into the neighborhood, the long-time planner and architect – who had a major role in designing numerous buildings for Corcoran Jennison’s Harbor Point project – thought he was going to take it easy. That was until he casually met a few members of the community who sit...

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