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Council Calls on BRA for September Meeting

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston City Council is wasting no time in bringing the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) back onto the carpet to have an earlier than expected review of Urban Renewal activities and the promised two-year action plan – issuing a letter last week calling for a September meeting. The letter was discussed...

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Ryan Questions Community Preservation Act

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As momentum begins to gain ground for the Community Preservation Act (CPA) in Boston, Charlestown State Rep. Dan Ryan is apt to hold off on the runaway enthusiasm for what is essentially a property tax increase. Ryan said he is still educating himself on Boston’s proposal, but doesn’t see it as...

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Did I Touch Home Plate?

May 7, 2016
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Did I Touch Home Plate?

Joseph Brienze, CHAD Athletics, scores after hitting a home run in his first game of the season. The Charlestown Little League kicked off its season last Saturday, April 30, at Ryan Field.

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In the Top Five:Charlestown One of Most Important Archaeological Sites in the United States

May 7, 2016
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In the Top Five:Charlestown One of Most Important Archaeological Sites in the United States

By Seth Daniel A few years ago when Boston City Archaeologist Joe Bagley was preparing to move the City’s voluminous collection of Colonial artifacts from the North End to a new office in West Roxbury – he got a good look at the boxes and boxes of artifacts from Charlestown. It was an eye-opener....

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Bridgewater Center Now Accepting Applications

May 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The new Bridgeview Center is accepting applications for its 61 units of affordable housing on the other side of Rutherford Avenue, the first residential project on that side of the Town. Applications became available for the building on Monday, April 25, and the first information session took place on May 2....

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Boston Licensing Board Approves Lift on BYOB Ban

May 7, 2016
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By John Lynds Following the Boston City Council’s lead, the Boston Licensing Board (BLB) voted unanimously last Thursday lifting the long-standing ban on BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) in small neighborhood restaurants like those that line many of the streets in Charlestown. According to a statement from the BLB, the board will work on...

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Charlestown Fleet Feet

April 28, 2016
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Charlestown Fleet Feet

Town Track Club opened the track season with great success over Boston Marathon weekend. The BAA Youth Relay on Saturday 4/16 was a great experience for the programs’ middle school athletes. Fifty kids participated in a 4 week training that culminated with the event that saw Charlestown fielding full squads in all 7 races. The...

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Park Boston App Surges In Use;Revenues Increase

April 28, 2016
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Park Boston App Surges In Use;Revenues Increase

By Seth Daniel Drivers looking to avoid a parking ticket would do well to pick up their smart phones and retire the rolls of quarters for good. City officials, and most especially thousands of drivers, are hailing the new ParkBoston smart phone application this spring, just as the convenient piece of technology looks to...

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Saving Our History:Preservation Society Looks to Save Old Houses

April 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Charlestown is the oldest neighborhood in Boston, and with that comes some of the finest, old homes in the city as well, but over the last few years preservationists and residents have shuddered to see many old homes taken down to make way for new homes – sometimes simply in order...

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Former Resident Dies Trying to Break up a Fight:Friend and Colleague Sets up Website to Raise Money for Wife and Kids

April 28, 2016
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By John Lynds A former longtime Charlestown resident who rushed to break up a fight in Boston died after suffering a head injury during the melee Brian Hingston, 45, who grew up in Charlestown died Sunday, April 17  when he tried to stop a fight inside a parking lot on Adams Street and Gallivan...

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