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E-7 Chief McLaughlin to Return Home for Retirement

May 26, 2017
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E-7 Chief McLaughlin to Return Home for Retirement

By Seth Daniel Years ago, while climbing across the deck of the USS Constitution time after time, E-7 Navy Chief Torpedoman Neil McLaughlin developed a certain respect for the Navy – something that always stuck with him as he observed the sailors and officers staffing the ship while growing up in the Town. He...

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Transportation to Move Forward With Sullivan Square Underpasses

May 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In a standing room only meeting in the Knights of Columbus on May 18, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) announced that it intended to move forward on the long-term Sullivan Square traffic plan with the continued use of underpasses rather than pursue a surface-only option. The scene was electric last Thursday...

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Tree Removal Hearing Set for June 1

May 26, 2017
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In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 1, at 10:30 a.m. on a request to remove two public shade trees in Charlestown. The hearing will be held by the City of Boston’s Tree Warden (or designee) in the third...

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St Clement School in Medford to Close June 2017

May 26, 2017
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St. Clement School in Medford announced Friday, May 19, that it will close at the end of the school year in June 2017. Currently the school educates students in Pre-K and grades 6-12. The school had educated students in Pre-K through grade 12 through school year 2015-2016. A combination of factors has contributed to...

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‘Coffee with A Cop’ Comes to Grasshopper Café

May 26, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Commissioner William Evans of the Boston Police Department joined district officers and neighborhood residents for “Coffee with a Cop” at the Grasshopper Café on May 17. Each Wednesday, police visit a different city neighborhood in a casual setting where they can meet and hear from neighbors. Besides complimentary coffee, the department...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Pushing for Special, Limited 4 A.M. Liquor License

May 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Citing the need to be competitive in a business with narrow margins, Wynn Boston Harbor is pushing strongly for a provision in the State Budget that would allow the casino to serve liquor on the gaming floor for an extra two hours at night – until 4 a.m. A typical liquor...

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Owners of 6 Soley Street Seeking to Move-In

May 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After three years of contentious meetings, court battles, bitter discussions with some Soley Street neighbors and numerous volleys across the passageways of City Hall, the owners of the controversial property at 6 Soley St. still want to move in, still want to be neighbors to those who they are seemingly at...

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Unique BPDA Loan Program Helps Tea Bar Come to Main Street Area

May 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The former Sorelle’s location off of Main Street is about to be occupied by an exciting and innovative cold brew tea bar, and it’s in no small part due to the cooperation of a unique loan program that’s part of the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) and directed by native...

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Honoring A Civil War Soldier

May 19, 2017
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Honoring A Civil War Soldier

Members of the Sons of Union Veterans folded a flag to place alongside the newly marked grave of Civil War veteran Francis William Loan.

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Walsh Fundraiser

May 19, 2017
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Walsh Fundraiser

Mayor Martin Walsh addressed his supporters at his Charlestown Fundraiser this past Thursday night, May 11, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Hundreds of residents turned out for the mayor’s campaign fundraising event in preparation for this year’s City Election.

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