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We Have Wynn(ers):Impact Fund Gives Nearly $200,000 to Local Organizations

October 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Just when everyone was settled in to spend the first round of Charlestown Community Impact Funds from the Wynn Boston Harbor, now a second round has been delivered by Mayor Martin Walsh and the Impact Fund Committee. Mayor Walsh, in collaboration with the Charlestown Community Impact Fund, announced Monday the approval...

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Annual Halloween Parade Kicks Off on Oct 31

October 21, 2017
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Halloween at Monument Square and the Training Field provides lifelong memories for Charlestown’s children, families, and friends, and this year will bring the 32nd year of a special day in the Town. The 32nd annual Halloween Parade on Tuesday, October 31, at 5 p.m. at the base of The Bunker Hill Monument/Monument Avenue Steps,...

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USS Constitution to Celebrate 220th Birthday

October 21, 2017
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USS Constitution will be getting underway for her first turnaround demonstration since October 2014 from Charlestown Navy Yard on Friday Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. in commemoration of the Navy and Constitution’s 220th Birthday. The ship will be travelling to Fort Independence on Castle Island where she will be firing a 21-gun salute at...

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House,Senate Pass Legislation to Help Open Up Casino Jobs

October 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The State Legislature has approved a major change aimed at helping those with minor criminal records from the past not be barred from getting casino jobs statewide, and particularly at the Wynn Boston Harbor resort. Earlier this year, it became apparent that the Expanding Gaming Law was very stringent, and was...

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Edwards Releases Education Platform, Advocating Good Schools are to Everyone’s Benefit



October 21, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, candidate for Boston city council, released a comprehensive education platform pushing for better neighborhood schools and promised to be a champion for public education across the district. “We need to approach education in Boston with a firm understanding that quality, local schools is in the best interest of not just parents but...

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Tangierino Owner Ventures into Spanish Tapas with ‘Madera 83’

October 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It was about two years ago that Tangierino owner Samad Naamad began to notice that tastes were changing – people didn’t want the big meals and large multi-course productions when they were coming out to his longtime Main Street Moroccan eatery. He noticed it also at other restaurants he went to....

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Appalachian Mountain Club Makes Move to Charlestown

October 21, 2017
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The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) has officially moved into its new organizational headquarters at 10 City Square, positioning the outdoor recreation and conservation nonprofit to better support its staff, cultivate expanded community connections, and achieve its long-term growth and mission objectives. The company has also secured a space on Spice Street in Sullivan Square...

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MGH Institute of Health Professions to Receive the 2017 Excellence in Diversity Award

October 21, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions is the only health professions school in New England to receive the 2017 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The MGH Institute is one of just 23 schools in the country to receive the Health Professions HEED Award, which recognizes medical,...

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Passacantilli:One Charlestown Proposal is Too Big for the Neighborhood

October 21, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a local civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent running for Boston City Council District 1 has announced he will oppose the current One Charlestown proposal due to its unreasonable size and density.  Passacantilli also advocated for a more transparent community process that would give residents greater input on the proposal. Passacantilli said,...

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Bruins Academy Bursting at the Seams in Second Year of Providing Introduction to Ice Hockey

October 13, 2017
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Bruins Academy Bursting at the Seams in Second Year of Providing Introduction to Ice Hockey

By Seth Daniel It was nearing 70 degrees last Saturday morning, Oct. 7, but the lobby benches inside the Emmons-Horrigan-O’Neil Rink in Charlestown were brimming with young boys and girls looking curiously at hockey shin guards, trying to figure out how to tie their skates and wondering which side was the front of their...

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