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Liquor Licenses Show Win, Loss for Main Street Establishments

October 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In the liquor license bingo that played out at City Hall last week, one Charlestown establishment scored a diagonal win while another went home empty handed. Paolo’s Trattoria gained a full alcohol restaurant license from the Boston Licensing Board on Thursday, Oct. 6, for it’s 251 Main St. location – allowing...

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Friends of Doherty Park Get Funding for Fountain Restoration

October 14, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced on Oct. 6 the recipients of the Edward Ingersoll Browne Trust Fund Grants. Pending the approval of the Boston City Council, a total of $856,257 will be distributed among eight projects, designed to enhance and improve public spaces through restoration and public art. The local approved proposals are as...

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CNC Next Meeting Set for Nov 1

October 14, 2016
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday November 1st at the Knights of Columbus Hall 545 Medford Street. All are welcome to attend. After presentations by different agencies, the floor will be opened for public comment.

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Adoption Made Easier:Polito Administration Highlight Progress on Regulatory Reform Efforts at the Animal Rescue League of Boston

October 14, 2016
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The Baker-Polito  Administration highlighted significant changes in the state regulations as part of the extensive regulatory review process, at the Animal Rescue League located in the South End, which resulted in improving the lives of shelter animals and increasing space and flexibility for animal shelters around the state. The change in regulations made it...

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Councilor Timothy McCarthy Seeks Working Relationship with Colleges

October 14, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen In an effort to increase collaboration, communication and partnerships between the colleges and universities, the City of Boston, and various non-profits throughout the city, Councilor Timothy McCarthy is working with the other councilors to create a College and University Engagement Office. The order that was brought forward at the September 28...

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One Charlestown Files New Project Documents with BPDA

October 7, 2016
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One Charlestown Files New Project Documents with BPDA

By Seth Daniel The largest redevelopment project in the history of the Town – a $1 billion, three-phase mixed income rebuilding of the Bunker Hill Development – has filed project documents with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA, formerly BRA) and will begin community meetings over the next two weeks. “We are excited...

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State Names Harvard Kent as Level 1 School

October 7, 2016
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By John Lynds The Harvard Kent Elementary School, a Boston Public Schools in Charlestown, was named a Level 1 schools in the state’s school accountability measure report that measures how schools narrow proficiency gaps. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s 2016 accountability results showed the Harvard/Kent demonstrated improved performance in various key assessments....

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Asbestos Removal Traffic Will Be Key As One Charlestown Files Notice State Environmental Regulators

October 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An Environmental Notification Form (ENF) filing for the redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development on Vine Street has identified amounts of asbestos in the properties, and the developer indicates it will be removed with non-asbestos materials and shipped out in trucks through the Town. “Due to the presence of Asbestos...

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Main Streets Idea Has City Hall Support, Requires Lots Of Local Work

October 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Though it’s been tried before, a number of rumblings around Charlestown now have gathered momentum for looking into the creation of a Main Streets District in the Town – something that Mayor Martin Walsh said he would support if the community were to unite in supporting the idea. After many local...

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Harvard Kent Celebrates Move To Level 1 School

October 1, 2016
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Harvard Kent Celebrates Move To Level 1 School

By Seth Daniel No matter where one drinks coffee in the Town, officials at the Harvard Kent want parents and students to know that the school near the Tobin Bridge is a great choice to stay local and get great instruction, and this week that claim was backed up by a City and state...

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