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Neighborhood Gets Passing Grade for Sidewalk Shoveling

February 26, 2015
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As compared to other neighborhoods in Boston – and given the tight quarters of the neighborhood – Charlestown residents pulled their weight when it came to grabbing a shovel and getting to work throughout the Snowmageddon of the previous month. City officials told the Patriot Bridge that from Jan. 23 through Feb. 18, there...

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BPS Superintendent Search Narrowing

February 26, 2015
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It has come down to four candidates in the Boston Public Schools superintendent search for a job that many in the City and School Department have found – after an exhaustive 12-month process – to be one of the foremost urban school opportunities in the country. Those four candidates include Dr. Dana Bedden, supt....

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Harvard/Kent to See Extended School Hours

February 26, 2015
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It’s official. After the Boston Teachers Union voted in favor of extending the school day by 40 minutes at the Harvard/Kent School in Charlestown school the Boston School Committee voted in favor of the proposal. The historic vote was the last step in the process of giving Harvard/Kent student extra learning time. “This is...

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Taxing the Host: Charlestown AirBNB Host Defends Service

February 23, 2015
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Taxing the Host: Charlestown AirBNB  Host Defends Service

A package lay on the doorstep of Joe Bianco’s Green Street home some time back. The package had come from an Australian family. It contained candy, pictures of Australia, other Aussie cultural favorites and even some Vegemite to top it all off. It’s the kind of thing guests at his unit – a first...

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Engaged Charlestown Ready for Next Steps

February 23, 2015
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Engaged Charlestown Ready for Next Steps

After what has been termed a successful beginning last Wednesday, Feb. 11, in an initial all-Charlestown forum with some elected officials and Wynn Resorts, the effort has continued this week with the scheduling of regular office hours and ongoing meetings. John Tocco of Wynn Everett announced this week that he will begin holding monthly...

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Charlestown Community Health Assessment Online Survey Now Available

February 23, 2015
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Charlestown residents will have their say about the community’s overall health by completing a Quality of Life survey beginning this week.  The survey can be taken online or in paper form and is a continuation of the larger Community Health Needs Assessment done in 2012, which featured numerous meetings and charities and surveys. “We...

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Wynn Community Meeting With Engaged Charlestown Proves Productive, Useful

February 12, 2015
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Wynn Resorts officials revealed that the most current traffic counts for Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue showed the casino project would generate around 523 new trips during peak hours – a 15 percent increase – during an extensive meeting at Bunker Hill Community College Wednesday night with residents that covered five critical topics regarding...

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Wynn Officials, Boston Meeting to Discuss Traffic

February 12, 2015
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Despite the City of Boston’s cold reception of Wynn Everett when it comes to negotiating mitigation agreements and other such things, apparently working out traffic problems with Wynn has not been so taboo – including very detailed discussions of traffic fixes in Sullivan Square. Bob DeSalvio, vice president of development for Wynn Everett, told...

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Tax Rate Drops for Homeowners

February 12, 2015
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The City of Boston has released its 2015 tax rates and is down from $12.58 per one thousand dollars in assessed value to $12.11. However, the lower tax rates shows that the average single family property tax bill increased slightly, from $3,417 last year to $3,525, an increase of $108 due to rising real...

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Large Crowd Expected to Attend Wynn Meeting here on Feb. 11

February 9, 2015
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Residents and elected officials are gearing up for the first of what is hoped to be several face-to-face, unified meetings between all Charlestown residents and Wynn Everett officials. Though the City is not taking a lead in the meetings and discussions due to ongoing litigation over the casino license with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission...

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