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BRA Hires Continuum to Help Re-Brand Itself as a More Approachable Agency

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Looking to become a more friendly and approachable agency, and to part from its negative history, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved a contract with Boston-based Continuum design and marketing company to help rebrand the agency as more trustworthy. The approval came at the BRA’s Thursday meeting, May 12, and...

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Councilor LaMattina Calls for Ferry Service Connecting Charlestown, Eastie and North End

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It’s not hard to see East Boston or the North End from pretty much anywhere in Charlestown. Sometimes, it almost looks like one could swim right over with little effort. However, getting there by land – that’s a whole other story. That’s why Councilor Sal LaMattina has put in a Council...

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Upcoming Events Planned at the Charlestown Working Theater

May 20, 2016
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Charlestown Working Theater presents theatre KAPOW’s Raining Aluminum, an original piece based on the parallel storylines of the 1917 explosion in Halifax, Nova Scotia (and the subsequent American relief efforts) and Halifax’s involvement in Operation Yellow Ribbon (the Canadian initiative to handle the diversion of civilian airline flights on 9/11). This will be the...

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A Clean Sweep

May 13, 2016
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A Clean Sweep

Double duty: Landon and Austin Grant – twin fourth graders – were ready to pitch in for Boston Shines at the Warren Prescott School Garden on Friday, May 6. The annual neighborhood clean-up took place at several locations in the town on Friday and Saturday.

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Schoolboys Award 17 Scholarships to Local Students

May 13, 2016
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Schoolboys Award 17 Scholarships to Local Students

By Seth Daniel The Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association delivered 17 scholarships on Monday night, May 9, to students in the Town. The annual Scholarship night precedes the larger Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association Annual Reunion, which will take place on Sunday, May 16, at the Knights of Columbus. That event is one of the largest...

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Council Calls on BRA for September Meeting

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston City Council is wasting no time in bringing the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) back onto the carpet to have an earlier than expected review of Urban Renewal activities and the promised two-year action plan – issuing a letter last week calling for a September meeting. The letter was discussed...

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Ryan Questions Community Preservation Act

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As momentum begins to gain ground for the Community Preservation Act (CPA) in Boston, Charlestown State Rep. Dan Ryan is apt to hold off on the runaway enthusiasm for what is essentially a property tax increase. Ryan said he is still educating himself on Boston’s proposal, but doesn’t see it as...

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Did I Touch Home Plate?

May 7, 2016
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Did I Touch Home Plate?

Joseph Brienze, CHAD Athletics, scores after hitting a home run in his first game of the season. The Charlestown Little League kicked off its season last Saturday, April 30, at Ryan Field.

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In the Top Five:Charlestown One of Most Important Archaeological Sites in the United States

May 7, 2016
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In the Top Five:Charlestown One of Most Important Archaeological Sites in the United States

By Seth Daniel A few years ago when Boston City Archaeologist Joe Bagley was preparing to move the City’s voluminous collection of Colonial artifacts from the North End to a new office in West Roxbury – he got a good look at the boxes and boxes of artifacts from Charlestown. It was an eye-opener....

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Bridgewater Center Now Accepting Applications

May 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The new Bridgeview Center is accepting applications for its 61 units of affordable housing on the other side of Rutherford Avenue, the first residential project on that side of the Town. Applications became available for the building on Monday, April 25, and the first information session took place on May 2....

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