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City Unveils Two Unique Plans for Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue

March 3, 2017
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City Unveils Two Unique Plans for Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue

By Seth Daniel One thing was readily apparent as the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) laid out two voluminous options for the community to digest regarding Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue redesigns Tuesday night, Feb. 28, and the realization being the Town is at a crossroads. Or rather, an intersection. Two competing proposals were on...

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BPDA to Bring Information Session on Review Process

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Accommodating a December request from State Rep. Dan Ryan, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) acted this week to schedule a special learning session for the Town regarding the standard City review process. The process, known as the Article 80 Large Project development review, has been used citywide for more...

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‘Loonie Noonie’ Meeting Finds Home at First Church

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After decades of finding support in the noon-time hour, members of the 30-year-old Alcoholics Anonymous meeting found themselves without a home at St. Catherine’s a few years ago. The popular local meeting – which has saved many a life over the years – got temporary space over the last two years...

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Online Tool for Summer Jobs Now Available

March 3, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh  announced the opening of SuccessLink, an online tool that enables Boston youth to register for summer jobs. The SuccessLink application will be available from Saturday, February 25th until 11:59 pm on Friday, March 31st. Teens can apply 24 hours a day on the BCYF Youth Engagement & Employment Division website...

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Compromise Seemingly Reached in Development of 40 Warren

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After nearly five years of conflict and several different designs, it appears that the office building an parking garage at 40 Warren St. will get a facelift and and third story. Developer Dennis Morgan said that after a well-attended community meeting Thursday night, Feb. 23, it appears that the new plan...

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Applications for First Round of Wynn Money Available,Deadline Scheduled for April 15

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The waiting game for Wynn money is over as Mayor Martin Walsh announced this week that applications for the mitigation fund money are now available for the first-ever distribution to come this spring. Walsh said in an op-ed (see inside) that there will be two rounds per year of mini-grants given...

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Jean Mclaughlin,Served as Special Assistant for Three Boston Mayors,Dead at 75

March 3, 2017
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By John Lynds Jean M. (Smith) McLaughlin, who served as special assistant for three Boston mayoral administrations, has died. Mrs. McLaughlin, a lifelong Charlestown resident and forty-year employee of the City of Boston that included serving Mayor Raymond Flynn, Mayor Thomas Menino and more recently Mayor Martin Walsh, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February...

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Walsh, Harvard Kent Students Set to Debut New Childhood Savings Accounts

February 28, 2017
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Walsh, Harvard Kent Students Set to Debut New Childhood Savings Accounts

By Seth Daniel With a room full of parents, teachers and City officials, Harvard Kent School kindergartners marched proudly across the stage last Thursday night, Feb. 16, chanting, “We’re going to College! We’re going to College!,” which was followed up by a major announcement about a new savings program being piloted at the Harvard...

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One Charlestown Unveils New Ways to Stay Updated, Possible Revised Plan in Spring

February 28, 2017
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The developers of One Charlestown are hitting the streets of the Town to have an established presence to talk about their development of the Bunker Hill Housing development – a project that is currently in a 90-day review delay with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The new initiative includes weekly office hours,...

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Ryan:Charlestown Needs to Stop the Infighting on One Charlestown

February 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel State Rep. Dan Ryan has come out this week with a strong call to the community to unite behind the official process involved in the review of One Charlestown rather than having individual organizations start leading the process – perhaps allowing the development to slip through without proper vetting while the...

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