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Annual Decorating on Soley Street

December 17, 2015
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Annual Decorating on Soley Street

Soley St. neighbors gathered once again on Saturday December 5 for their annual street decorating.

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Residential Trash Volumes Waydown, Recycling Is Up:City Welcomes Competition of a New Transfer Station

December 17, 2015
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By Seth Daniel The amounts of residential trash volumes have plummeted since 2005 citywide, while recycling volumes have more than doubled, but City waste reduction officials said they would still support a new trash transfer station in Charlestown to help increase efficiency and competition. “Residential volumes all have been trending downward,” said Robert DeRosa,...

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City to Host Meeting on New Flood Insurance Rate Maps

December 17, 2015
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By John Lynds The City of Boston Community Engagements Director for Environment, Energy and Open Space Lauren Zingarelli appeared at a recent Charlestown Neighborhood Council community meeting to announce Boston will host a citywide meeting on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps that go into effect on March 16, 2016. The Federal Emergency Management (FEMA)...

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Design Review Committee to meet

December 17, 2015
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The Charlestown Preservation Society Design Review Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, December 21, at 7:30 PM at the Mary Colbert Apartments meeting room.  The room is located at the rear corner of 20 Devens Street where it can be seen from the walkway that runs along the left side of the...

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Drug Court Graduates First Female Participant, Hits Milestone

December 17, 2015
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By Joe Prezioso Rain trickled on the windows as people from all over the Town gathered in a damp room at the Charlestown Municipal Court this past Wednesday Dec. 2. There was no hearing to be held, but rather a milestone to celebrate – the first woman to graduate from the Court’s innovative Drug...

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Christmas in Charlestown

December 10, 2015
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Christmas in Charlestown

Ashlieghn Brady had her chance to sit with Santa during the Enchanted Trolley stop in Thompson Square on Sunday, Dec. 6. It was the 20th year for the trolley tour, and hundreds came out to celebrate with St. Nick, Mrs. Claus, the Nutcracker and Mayor Martin Walsh.

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Capuano Secures $5 Billion in Federal Funds; Eyes Sullivan Sq.

December 10, 2015
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By Seth Daniel When Congressman Michael Capuano was working on a reauthorization of the Federal Transportation funding mechanism – the first such reauthorization in 10 years – he had the whole state of Massachusetts in mind, but certainly one area was a top priority – Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue. Capuano – who was...

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NHL,Walsh to Unveil Tribute to Mcgonagle Family Here on December 17 as Part of Winterfest Game

December 10, 2015
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By Seth Daniel When the late Bryan McGongle’s mother, Barbara, reports to work every day at the Schrafft’s Building on Sullivan Square, she can look out the office window and, down below, see the rink that carries the name of her son Bryan, who died tragically in 1991. Over the years, it’s been something...

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Wynn, Walsh Met Tuesday To Discuss Casino Issues

December 10, 2015
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By Seth Daniel Several sources confirmed Tuesday that Boston Mayor Martin Walsh had met with casino developer Steve Wynn Tuesday morning in Boston City Hall for the first time since Boston filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in January. “This was a longstanding meeting between the Mayor and Mr. Wynn,” said...

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Charlestown Author Releases New Crime Novel

December 10, 2015
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Charlestown novelist Tom MacDonald is preparing to launch his latest crime novel, The Revenge of Liam McGrew, at the Navy Yard Bistro on Dec. 13. MacDonald is the director of social ministries at St. Mary’s-St. Catherine’s Church and a long-time resident of Charlestown. He has previously written ‘The Charlestown Connection’ and ‘Beyond the Bridge,’...

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