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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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Lafta Took Hard Lessons as Iraqi Refugee to Make Most of All Opportunities in USA

June 24, 2016
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Lafta Took Hard Lessons as Iraqi Refugee to Make Most of All Opportunities in USA

By Seth Daniel There are a lot of inspirational stories that float around at graduation time – students succeeding against all odds – but few can top Charlestown’s Bilal Lafta, who graduated as the valedictorian this month of the Boston Community Leadership Academy (BCLA) in Hyde Park. He will attend Brown University in Providence...

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‘Adams’ Cannon Returned to Bunker Hill Monument

June 24, 2016
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‘Adams’ Cannon Returned to Bunker Hill Monument

By Seth Daniel A national treasure – missing for repair from the Monument for years – has been returned to the Bunker Hill Lodge and is now preserved for many generations to take in its significance. The Adams Field Cannon has a unique history that apparently started when men from Charlestown stole it from...

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Starboard Condos Register Several Sales

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Some 10 condos were recently sold in the new Starboard condo building on 1st Avenue, with eight of them going to a Back Bay real estate firm. The sale of the 10 units compiled a price of $5.19 million, with 42 North Capital of Clarendon Street in the Back Bay buying...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Preparing to Bid Construction Work Needed

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Wynn Boston Harbor is preparing to award construction bids in the next month worth at least $500 million and they’re spreading the word to local companies and vendors in order to keep the money local. Bids have already been awarded on the project to Ferguson Neurdorf Glass for the hotel curtain...

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Pedestrian Accidents,Near Misses Highlight Planning for Vision Zero

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An adult and a child were struck by a vehicle in the area of 640 Commonwealth Ave. on Tuesday night, June 21, near the Boston University campus, and though the injuries were non-life threatening, the accident this week highlighted the importance of the Vision Zero effort now underway by City planners...

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