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No Surprises in Charlestown Vote

November 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Kevin and Patti Staley did their best to get out of the house early on Tuesday morning – an effort they thought might help them elude the long lines they anticipated at the Harvard Kent School polling place. Both said with a laugh on Tuesday morning, as they stood at the...

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City Hall Open House Coming November 16 at Harvard Kent

November 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Mayor Martin Walsh and his Town Liaison Chris Breen will hold the first-ever Open House in Charlestown on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Harvard Kent Gym where virtually every department from City Hall will be on hand to take questions and resolve situations. The meeting will have a development...

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The 2016 Election – What’s on the Ballot?

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Marching Around the Monument

November 4, 2016
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Marching Around the Monument

The 31st March Around the Monument went off without a hitch once again this year on Monday, Oct. 31. Candy flowed like a river into the bags of trick-or-treaters and the Training Field was outfitted with the best decorations to date. Here, the Frederick Family stood outside their Monument Avenue home, which appeared to...

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E-inc Realizes Its Goal of a Museum, Hosts Fundraiser Nov 9

November 4, 2016
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E-inc Realizes Its Goal of a Museum, Hosts Fundraiser Nov 9

By Seth Daniel The Charlestown-based after-school program e-inc has come a long way from operating an inventive program for kids out of an empty apartment in a housing development along Medford Street some 14 years ago, but now they are ready to take an even bigger step in converting most of their building in...

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Residents Upset Over Change for Parking at Edwards School

November 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Townies around the Eden Street area have been parking their cars in the Edwards Middle School parking lot since, perhaps, Mr. Edwards was still alive. No one can be quite sure how long the gentlemen’s agreement has been ongoing between the school and the community regarding the very valuable parking lot,...

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One Charlestown Comment Period Extended Through Nov 23

November 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) announced that it would be extending the community comment period for the One Charlestown redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development for several more weeks. The current comment period with its extension on the first leg of the process, known as the Project Notification...

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St John’s Turns 175: Ready to Celebrate a Milestone Around the Capstone

November 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The old St. John’s Episcopal Church doesn’t look a day over 150 years old, but its appearance belies its true age of 175 years, and this coming week, on Sunday, Nov. 6, the Parish community will come together to celebrate that major milestone. Rev. Tom Mousin told the Patriot Bridge that...

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Sullivan Sq Design Meeting Brings Out Residents

November 4, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani Last week, the Boston Transportation Department hosted a Sullivan Square Design meeting in a packed Knights of Columbus Hall. Residents came to listen to city and state officials explain a number of options still on the table to make Sullivan Square work for both pedestrians and motorists that use this passage...

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A Day in the Life of Council President Michelle Wu

November 4, 2016
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By Joseph Prezioso In spending a day with Council President Michelle Wu, one quickly sees her talk is her walk. The sun hadn’t quite made it up Thursday morning when City Council President Michelle Wu began rushing around her Roslindale home to get out the door and get on the go. A lone jogger...

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