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Save Harbor/Save Bay Issues Report On Water Quality at Area Beaches in ’16

June 3, 2017
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The environmental advocacy organization Save the Harbor/Save the Bay released their annual Beach Water Quality Report Card on the Metropolitan Region’s public beaches on Friday, May 26, 2017 – just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The report card is based on water quality data collected during the 2016 beach season on 15 public...

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Sail Boston Plans for Charlestown Taking Shape with Two Days of Fun Scheduled

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Plans for the Charlestown Navy Yard are taking shape for the Sail Boston 2017 extravaganza, with the bulk of activities in Charlestown taking place on Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18 – activities that include music, food, prime viewing of the tall ships and loads of family activities. Since having...

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‘The Neck’ One of Nine Hot Spots Citywide for Major Flooding Potential, Remediation Efforts

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Often times, when tides rise to new highs or storm surges inundate typically dry areas, communities learn anew about their vulnerability to flooding and, potentially, sea level rise. Through using heavy data and months of study, the City has identified that the Sullivan Square area – especially Ryan Playground, the Main...

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Parade to Include Tribute to Doherty

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Bunker Hill Day Parade Committee and the US Navy Band Northeast announced this week that they will be presenting a special tribute to fallen Ensign John J. Doherty, killed in action in 1942, at Doherty Park during the Parade on June 11 – a park named after the fallen hero....

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Daughters of Isabella #1 Banquet

May 26, 2017
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Daughters of Isabella #1 Banquet

The annual Daughters of Isabella# 1 May Banquet took place on Friday, May 19, and continued the May tradition that has been ongoing since 1903. Organizers had a good turnout and a good dinner. Pictured here are (Standing): Chris Rizzo, Leo Breen, Tommy White, Jack Pierce, and Rich Lyman. Seated: Diana White, Father Dan...

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E-7 Chief McLaughlin to Return Home for Retirement

May 26, 2017
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E-7 Chief McLaughlin to Return Home for Retirement

By Seth Daniel Years ago, while climbing across the deck of the USS Constitution time after time, E-7 Navy Chief Torpedoman Neil McLaughlin developed a certain respect for the Navy – something that always stuck with him as he observed the sailors and officers staffing the ship while growing up in the Town. He...

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Transportation to Move Forward With Sullivan Square Underpasses

May 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In a standing room only meeting in the Knights of Columbus on May 18, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) announced that it intended to move forward on the long-term Sullivan Square traffic plan with the continued use of underpasses rather than pursue a surface-only option. The scene was electric last Thursday...

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Tree Removal Hearing Set for June 1

May 26, 2017
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In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 1, at 10:30 a.m. on a request to remove two public shade trees in Charlestown. The hearing will be held by the City of Boston’s Tree Warden (or designee) in the third...

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St Clement School in Medford to Close June 2017

May 26, 2017
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St. Clement School in Medford announced Friday, May 19, that it will close at the end of the school year in June 2017. Currently the school educates students in Pre-K and grades 6-12. The school had educated students in Pre-K through grade 12 through school year 2015-2016. A combination of factors has contributed to...

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‘Coffee with A Cop’ Comes to Grasshopper Café

May 26, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Commissioner William Evans of the Boston Police Department joined district officers and neighborhood residents for “Coffee with a Cop” at the Grasshopper Café on May 17. Each Wednesday, police visit a different city neighborhood in a casual setting where they can meet and hear from neighbors. Besides complimentary coffee, the department...

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