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Mayor Stresses Investments in Parks, Schools at Coffee Hour

July 8, 2016
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Mayor Stresses Investments in Parks, Schools at Coffee Hour

By Seth Daniel Mayor Martin Walsh visited Doherty Park on Bunker Hill Street Tuesday morning, June 28, for a meet and greet with neighbors, and in doing so he highlighted several budget items that he believes will help Charlestown and the City overall. “We had the largest Parks budget ever submitted to the Council...

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Residents Give Input At Meeting on Rutherford Avenue Design

July 8, 2016
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Almost 200 residents attended an informational session at the Knights of Columbus Hall last Thursday night by city officials from the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) concerning some of the design changes that could affect the Sullivan Square-Rutherford Avenue Corridor. James Gillooly, BTD Deputy Commissioner told the crowd that the objective is to try to...

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2016 Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach Planned for July 22-24

July 8, 2016
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The Revere Beach Partnership is proud to announce the dates and theme for the 2016 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival, hosted at America’s first public beach, Revere Beach, established in 1896. The annual festival draws upwards of 900,000 spectators from all over the country who come to watch master sand sculptors compete for...

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Street Closures Posted Near Longfellow Bridge

July 8, 2016
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close Memorial Drive/Land Boulevard westbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge from 11:00 PM on Saturday, July 9, to 12:00 PM on Sunday, July 10. The closure is necessary to perform track work on the Longfellow Bridge using a crane positioned on the roadway. Detour routes and...

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Ninth Graders Showcase Entrepreneurial Skills

July 8, 2016
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The 5th Annual BUILD Business Plan Competition was held at the Omni Parker Hotel in Boston on Saturday, June 4th. More than 125 Boston high school freshmen gathered in teams to pitch their business plans to a panel of volunteer judges comprised of Boston business leaders, for the chance to win up to $1000...

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Preservation Reports Successful Cataloguing of Historic Homes Here

July 1, 2016
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Preservation Reports Successful Cataloguing of Historic Homes Here

By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) reported last week at its annual meeting that a historic property cataloguing effort last month by Protect Charlestown was a tremendous success and will be the baseline for working to protect more historic properties in the Town. “The big thing we needed to do start documenting...

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Fence Issue Brings Divide between Essex Street,Mishawum Neighbors

July 1, 2016
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Fence Issue Brings Divide between Essex Street,Mishawum Neighbors

By Seth Daniel Mary Bailey has seen it all in her 90 years when it comes to Mishawum Park. She once lost her home on the now-defunct Mill Street to the affordable housing family development many years ago when it was built in the 1970s, having watched her home be taken through eminent domain...

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MBTA Red Line Weekend Diversion and Longfellow Bridge Closure, July 8-11

July 1, 2016
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close the Longfellow Bridge and implement an MBTA Red Line diversion during the weekend of July 8 through July 10. WSC will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic, except MBTA buses, from 11:00 PM on Friday, July 8, to 5:00 AM on Monday, July 11. The...

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Amendment Aims to Lower Speed Limits in City

July 1, 2016
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By Dan Murphy State legislators are proposing a bill amendment that would lower speed limits in Boston’s densely populated neighborhoods and in “designated safety zones” established by city officials. The amendment, co-sponsored by State Reps. Denise Provost, Dan Hunt, Elizabeth Malia and Jay Livingstone, would lower the speed limit from 30 to 25 mph...

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BMC HealthNet Donates Food to Harvest on Vine

July 1, 2016
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BMC HealthNet Plan donated more than 300 pounds of non-perishable food to the Harvest on the Vine Food Pantry. Harvest on Vine is dedicated to helping struggling members of the Charlestown community by providing food distribution two times a month. The pantry, established by Saint Mary – Saint Catherine of Siena Parish, serves approximately...

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