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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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City to Host Meeting on New Flood Insurance Rate Maps

December 17, 2015
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By John Lynds The City of Boston Community Engagements Director for Environment, Energy and Open Space Lauren Zingarelli appeared at a recent Charlestown Neighborhood Council community meeting to announce Boston will host a citywide meeting on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps that go into effect on March 16, 2016. The Federal Emergency Management (FEMA)...

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Design Review Committee to meet

December 17, 2015
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The Charlestown Preservation Society Design Review Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, December 21, at 7:30 PM at the Mary Colbert Apartments meeting room.  The room is located at the rear corner of 20 Devens Street where it can be seen from the walkway that runs along the left side of the...

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Drug Court Graduates First Female Participant, Hits Milestone

December 17, 2015
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By Joe Prezioso Rain trickled on the windows as people from all over the Town gathered in a damp room at the Charlestown Municipal Court this past Wednesday Dec. 2. There was no hearing to be held, but rather a milestone to celebrate – the first woman to graduate from the Court’s innovative Drug...

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Christmas in Charlestown

December 10, 2015
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Christmas in Charlestown

Ashlieghn Brady had her chance to sit with Santa during the Enchanted Trolley stop in Thompson Square on Sunday, Dec. 6. It was the 20th year for the trolley tour, and hundreds came out to celebrate with St. Nick, Mrs. Claus, the Nutcracker and Mayor Martin Walsh.

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Capuano Secures $5 Billion in Federal Funds; Eyes Sullivan Sq.

December 10, 2015
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By Seth Daniel When Congressman Michael Capuano was working on a reauthorization of the Federal Transportation funding mechanism – the first such reauthorization in 10 years – he had the whole state of Massachusetts in mind, but certainly one area was a top priority – Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue. Capuano – who was...

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