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Residents Supporting Street Parking Changes

May 6, 2015
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Charlestown residents Erin Woods and Shannon Fabiano-McLaughlin seem to have struck a common bond of frustration amongst their neighbors as their effort to change parking restrictions in Charlestown has come out of the gate sprinting. Woods reported this week that the effort has already received 250 signatures of residents before organizers had really even...

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Papagayo Restaurant Closing City Square Location

May 6, 2015
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The popular local Mexican Food chain located in City Square will close its doors and reopen in Saugus, Mass. Papagayo Restaurant, Legendary Restaurant Group’s Mexican themed branch with four locations in the Boston area, made the announcement this week. According to the Legendary Restaurant Group the Charlestown location of Papagayo is setting up shop...

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Locals Play a Part in History

April 23, 2015
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Locals Play a Part in History

“Battalion Volley,” yelled the generals last Saturday, April 18, as hundreds of muskets fired into a grouping of British regulars. Cannon and musket fire filled the air with loud bangs, smoke rose from the field, explosions sounded and war broke out in earnest as the Battle Road reenactment in Lexington at Tower Park got underway....

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St. John’s Mousin Ready to Celebrate 175th Anniversary

April 23, 2015
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St. John’s Mousin Ready to Celebrate 175th Anniversary

It seems that 175th anniversaries don’t come too often, but for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlestown, the church’s 175th milestone couldn’t come at a better time. Rev. Thomas Mousin sat down with the Patriot-Bridge recently to talk over the excitement around the coming anniversary and how it has contributed to an energy that...

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We Are the Bunker Hillbillies……

April 21, 2015
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We Are the Bunker Hillbillies……

On Saturday, April 25 from 5:30-8:00 p.m., St. John Episcopal Church will be hosting a gala at the old “Bank Building” at One Thompson Square. There will be historical presentations, guest speakers, refreshments and activities designed to “turn back the clock” on the Charlestown way of life. Also part of the festivities will be a...

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New Marina is A Story of Innovation on Water

April 21, 2015
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New Marina is A Story of Innovation on Water

Though it might seem like it, the multi-million dollar investment in building the new marina at Pier 8 in the Navy Yard didn’t just float into place – or did it. While residents continue to meet with Charlestown Marina developers on the details of such things as the Harborwalk and other plans, a fascinating...

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Wynn’s Traffic Numbers Supported by State

April 21, 2015
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Wynn’s Traffic Numbers Supported by State

Despite complaints from Boston and surrounding cities over traffic numbers contained in the Wynn Everett environmental filing (SFEIR), the state secretary for environmental affairs and MassDOT support those numbers and indicated they were formed using the same methods as those used for other casinos, including the Mohegan Sun project in Revere. The Wynn SFEIR...

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Fire on Main Street

April 9, 2015
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Fire on Main Street

A late morning blaze broke out over the weekend on Main Street injuring one firefighter and killing several pets. The fire broke out Saturday at 11:40 a.m. at 311 Main St. Firefighters quickly responded and were able to knock down the flames rather quickly but not before the fire claimed the lives of several...

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Wynn Officials Digesting Information Following State Official’s Ruling

April 9, 2015
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Wynn officials are taking a careful read this week of a set of new requirements issued late last Friday evening by state environmental regulators that calls for more work on traffic mitigation and a remedy for what was termed to be an “illegal” land sale on Lower Broadway (Everett) between the MBTA and Wynn...

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Bunker Hill Housing Residents Receive Job Training

April 9, 2015
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Charlestown residents living at the Bunker Hill Housing Development will now have more job training opportunities thanks to a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant. HUD announced that the Boston Housing Authority was one of nine agencies chosen out of a group of 57 applicants nationwide to receive a $2 million...

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