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BHA Holds Meetings on Plans to Upgrade Local Housing Project

December 31, 2015
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BHA Holds Meetings on Plans to Upgrade Local Housing Project

The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) has held two meetings so far in December to begin including Bunker Hill Housing Development residents and the broader Charlestown community in the design process as the city prepares to revamp the aging housing developemnt.  “The process for redevelopment planning for the Charlestown public housing development will include both...

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Boston Officials Raise Age To Buy Tobacco Products

December 31, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently announced that the Boston Board of Health voted to approve amendments to the City of Boston’s tobacco regulations which raise the minimum legal age for purchasing tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21, increase the age for admission to adult-only retail tobacco stores and smoking bars to 21,...

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Charlestown is in the Middle of Boston Neighborhood Census

December 31, 2015
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By Seth Daniel The mid-decade U.S. Census numbers were released by the federal government earlier this month, and an analysis of those numbers for Boston neighborhoods, and for citywide trends, shows Charlestown is in the middle of the pack for most categories, except the numbers of foreign-born persons – which was shown to be...

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Copley Singers Appear

December 24, 2015
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Copley Singers Appear

Dale Peak, a bass in the Copley Singers, sang from the center aisle with the rest of the choir to open up the St. Mary’s Church Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 13. All three aisles in the church where lined with the singers, giving hundreds in the audience a truly immersive “surround sound.”

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David Whelan,Community Activist Succumbs to Illness at Age of 54

December 24, 2015
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David Whelan,Community Activist Succumbs to Illness at Age of 54

David M. Whelan, a lifelong resident of Charlestown and former member of teh Charlestown Neighborhood Council for many years, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a valiant and courageous seven month battle with leukemia. He was 54 years old. David was born in Somerville...

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Council Lifts BYOB Ban in Charlestown

December 24, 2015
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By John Lynds Last week, the Boston City Council voted in favor of 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. The bill, introduced by At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu, would allow patrons to restaurants with 30 seats...

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The Age Old Question Real Vs Artificial Tree

December 24, 2015
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Aside from where to buy things or what to buy loved ones, the most hotly debated Christmas question these days revolves around the ultimate symbol of Christmas – the Tannenbaum – and whether it will be the sweet-smelling real deal or the cleaner artificial alternative. All over the country, and in Charlestown as well,...

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Drug Court Graduation

December 17, 2015
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Drug Court Graduation

On the stand to thank everyone who helped her on her journey through the ups and downs of her recovery, Candice Centola teared up, but continued on thanking everyone during her graduation from Drug Court on Dec. 2. Centola was the first female to graduate from the voluntary court program.

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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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