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Edwards Offers Transportation Plan

August 31, 2017
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Candidate for Boston City Council Lydia Edwards released a transportation infrastructure policy proposal this week with recommendations to mitigate traffic congestion, parking issues, and public-transportation deficiencies. “I have a vested interest in increasing the quality of life of my district neighbors who deal with the same traffic congestion and parking issues as I do...

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Some Wondering If State Gaming Law is Too Strict on Hiring Rules

August 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A host of state officials and criminal justice reform organizations have locked hands on the issue of hiring casino workers, targeting the “automatic disqualifier” provision in the Gaming Law as something that puts an unfair burden on residents with small-time criminal records and could even prevent someone from even getting a...

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Flashlight Walk

August 17, 2017
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Flashlight Walk

Officer Tammi Espinola lights the way with Melvin Jones during the annual Boston Police Flashlight Walk on Bunker Hill Street Monday night, Aug. 14. The walk proceeded up Bunker Hill Street from Hayes Square to Doherty Park. Afterwards, families and friends enjoyed a movie night from the Boston Parks Department.

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Jazz Combo

August 17, 2017
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Jazz Combo

James Finke, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, and Federal Court Judge Rya Zobel, both of Charlestown, took in the smooth sounds of the U.S. Navy Band Northeast Jazz Combo at the Training Field on Tuesday night, Aug. 8. Numerous neighbors and friends joined one another on a perfect night for jazz in the...

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New Tea Bar Opens at Old Sorelle’s Location

August 17, 2017
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New Tea Bar Opens at Old Sorelle’s Location

By Seth Daniel The new Tea Bar by Evy location held a soft opening on Thursday at the Monument Avenue location off of Main Street, with its signature cold-brewed tea products and loose teas becoming a quick hit in the Town during several, hot summer days. “We’re really excited to be open and really...

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Sullivan Square Improvements Out to Bid, Contract Coming

August 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Bids have gone out for the short-term off-site traffic improvements that Wynn Boston Harbor is required to complete before it opens its doors in 2019, with contracts on the project likely to be awarded in the next few weeks. Wynn officials told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission that they are working towards...

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John Hancock Life Purchases HarborView Building in Navy Yard

August 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Two major American corporations swapped ownership of the HarborView apartment building in the Navy Yard this week, with John Hancock Life purchasing the luxury building for $149.25 million from Prudential Financial. The sale was first reported by Bldup.com on Monday. Lois Siegelman of the Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard said...

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Council Candidate Edwards Releases ‘Waterfront for All’ Plan

August 17, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, Boston City Council candidate and East Boston resident, released a comprehensive waterfront-accessibility plan with recommendations for more open space requirements and harbor planning, climate resiliency, and water-transportation opportunities. In her full proposal, she said, “For Charlestown, the North End and East Boston, our city’s waters and waterfront are invaluable assets for recreation,...

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Adult Education Beyond Academics

August 17, 2017
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How do you measure success?  In business, success is defined by profits. In academia, success is calculated by grades.  In adult education, success is measured one student at a time, as each takes what he or she needs from the services provided. Charlestown Adult Education, in conjunction with the Kennedy Center and CharlestownWorks, has...

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Dr. Paula Milone-Nuzzo Begins Presidency of MGH Institute of Health Professions

August 17, 2017
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Paula Milone-Nuzzo, PhD, RN, FHHC, FAAN, officially has begun her term as the sixth president of MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to provide leadership to the MGH Institute,” said Dr. Milone-Nuzzo, who also will hold the position of John Hilton Knowles professor. “The IHP’s focus...

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