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Tight Hike

August 29, 2013
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Tight Hike

A group of children from the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club went to Sutton’s MA Purgatory Chasm State Reservation. The Children Prepared all summer with hikes learning safety and getting outdoor hiking experience. This led them to their final trip of the summer at Purgatory Chasm State Reservation. Courtney Tipping took the lead on...

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Boston Signs Casino Agreement with Suffolk Downs

August 29, 2013
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Boston Signs Casino Agreement with Suffolk Downs

With a Steve Wynn resort casino being proposed next door in Everett and a Suffolk Down/Caesars Entertainment resort casino being proposed for East Boston, Charlestown residents have found themselves in the middle and, thusly, have been watching closely all the developments in the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s (MGC) licensing application process. To that end, there...

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The Forgotten Poet of Charlestown

August 29, 2013
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The Forgotten Poet of Charlestown

Charlestown was home to many famous people.  John Harvard’s deathbed donation to the new university authorized by the Massachusetts Bay Colony, resulted in Harvard University being named after Harvard. Warren Tavern helps keep alive the memory of General Joseph Warren, who did not live in Charlestown, but did die at The Battle of Bunker...

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Old Ironsides on the Move

August 29, 2013
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Old Ironsides on the Move

The USS Constitution gets underway in Boston Harbor in commemoration of her battle with HMS Guerriere in the War of 1812.

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Environmental Study on Logan Airport Impact Soon to Be Released

August 29, 2013
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Charlestown residents have been long awaiting the results of a Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) study of the environmental impacts of Logan Airports on the health of residents here. The study was to be released in the spring but as the spring came and went environmental activists began scratching their heads wondering what...

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Women’s Self Defense Course Well Attended

August 22, 2013
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Women’s Self Defense Course Well Attended

The Boston Police Department District A-1 Downtown/A-15 Charlestown hosted a women’s self-defense course on August 20. Sergeant Gary J. Eblan, Registrar of the Boston Police Academy, presented an engaging and informative class, Street Smarts: Reducing Your Odds, to about 40 people. Street Smarts emphasizes trusting one’s instincts, recognizing dangers, and knowing one’s options. “This...

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Award Winners

August 22, 2013
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Award Winners

William J. Kemeza, President of Boston College High School, is pleased to announce that the following Charlestown students received special awards  at an end of the year assembly to honor BC High undergraduates. Christian F. Whalen Labeck ‘16 (left) won an Exelauno Oratory award in Latin I. Matthew Gray Perkins ‘14 won an Excellence...

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Mayoral Candidates Discuss Priorities for Greenspace

August 22, 2013
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More than 300 citizens turned out to the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse on Thursday night for the Park and Open Space Mayoral Forum to hear 10 Boston mayoral hopefuls discuss their future plans for the city’s greenspace if elected. Boston Architectural College President Ted Landsmark and Boston Globe journalist Derrick Jackson moderated the forum,...

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Boat Owners Get More Time at Shipyard Quarters

August 22, 2013
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The owner of the Shipyard Quarters Marina in Charlestown who has spent the last year allegedly ignoring orders from city and state agencies to clean up his marina received an order from a judge this week. A judge has ordered that the shipyard’s owner, Martin Oliner, to halt any attempt to evict boats. Judge...

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CNC to Hold Hearing on 45 Vine St.

August 22, 2013
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The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a meeting on a proposed redevelopment at 45 Vine Street (the former St. Catherine’s Church) on September 5, 2013, at 8:30 pm at the former St. Catherine’s Auditorium space. The developer is seeking zoning variances for: Insufficient off-Street Parking, a Change of Use to Concert Hall, a...

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