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Adoption Made Easier:Polito Administration Highlight Progress on Regulatory Reform Efforts at the Animal Rescue League of Boston

October 14, 2016
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The Baker-Polito  Administration highlighted significant changes in the state regulations as part of the extensive regulatory review process, at the Animal Rescue League located in the South End, which resulted in improving the lives of shelter animals and increasing space and flexibility for animal shelters around the state. The change in regulations made it...

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Councilor Timothy McCarthy Seeks Working Relationship with Colleges

October 14, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen In an effort to increase collaboration, communication and partnerships between the colleges and universities, the City of Boston, and various non-profits throughout the city, Councilor Timothy McCarthy is working with the other councilors to create a College and University Engagement Office. The order that was brought forward at the September 28...

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One Charlestown Files New Project Documents with BPDA

October 7, 2016
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One Charlestown Files New Project Documents with BPDA

By Seth Daniel The largest redevelopment project in the history of the Town – a $1 billion, three-phase mixed income rebuilding of the Bunker Hill Development – has filed project documents with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA, formerly BRA) and will begin community meetings over the next two weeks. “We are excited...

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State Names Harvard Kent as Level 1 School

October 7, 2016
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By John Lynds The Harvard Kent Elementary School, a Boston Public Schools in Charlestown, was named a Level 1 schools in the state’s school accountability measure report that measures how schools narrow proficiency gaps. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s 2016 accountability results showed the Harvard/Kent demonstrated improved performance in various key assessments....

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Asbestos Removal Traffic Will Be Key As One Charlestown Files Notice State Environmental Regulators

October 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An Environmental Notification Form (ENF) filing for the redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development on Vine Street has identified amounts of asbestos in the properties, and the developer indicates it will be removed with non-asbestos materials and shipped out in trucks through the Town. “Due to the presence of Asbestos...

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Main Streets Idea Has City Hall Support, Requires Lots Of Local Work

October 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Though it’s been tried before, a number of rumblings around Charlestown now have gathered momentum for looking into the creation of a Main Streets District in the Town – something that Mayor Martin Walsh said he would support if the community were to unite in supporting the idea. After many local...

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Harvard Kent Celebrates Move To Level 1 School

October 1, 2016
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Harvard Kent Celebrates Move To Level 1 School

By Seth Daniel No matter where one drinks coffee in the Town, officials at the Harvard Kent want parents and students to know that the school near the Tobin Bridge is a great choice to stay local and get great instruction, and this week that claim was backed up by a City and state...

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Knights Of Columbus Hosts An Evening With Jim Plunkett Oct. 8

October 1, 2016
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The Boston Chapter of the Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring “An Evening With Jim Plunkett” on Oct. 8, 2016, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, at 545 Medford St. in Charlestown. The fundraiser will allow the Boston Chapter to continue bringing children to “Day in the Country,” at Canobie Lake. Since 1902, the Boston...

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CNC Meeting October 4 – 7pm At The Knights Of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street

October 1, 2016
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Chair correspondence          Presentations          Open floor for community members          Committee Reports – Public Safety, Basic Services, Development, Transportation, Elections                      Report on Paolo’s/Monument LLC restaurant meeting held 9/17, changes in liquor license and hours of operation                      Report on the North Washington Street Bridge meeting held 9/14                      Report on the 7...

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Castle Group Celebrates 20 Years, Nine In Navy Yard

October 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Last Thursday, the Castle Group in the Navy Yard celebrated 20 years as a business, a woman-owned business at that, and to celebrate the achievement, Mayor Martin Walsh proclaimed it ‘Castle Group Day’ in Boston. “That means they can do whatever they want until midnight, which gives them a little bit...

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