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Alford St.Bridge Problems Continue to Plague Commuters

November 19, 2015
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By Seth Daniel It appears $57 million and three years of inconvenience weren’t enough to have a shipshape Alford Street Bridge that works seamlessly – as it was announced this month that there are numerous problems with the bridge more than a year after it opened. The Boston Herald first reported the story. “Following...

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Assessments are up;Taxes are Down in Boston ’16 Residential Properties

November 19, 2015
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By John Lynds This week the City of Boston mailed the assessed values and property tax rates to homeowners in Charlestown. The 2016 tax rate is lower than 2015’s rate of $12.58 per one thousand dollars in assessed value. The city lowered the 2016 rate to $11 per one thousand dollars in assessed value....

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CNC Holds Election for Seven Precinct Seats

November 19, 2015
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council Precinct election of its seven precinct seats was held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Area 15-A Police Station in Hayes Square. The following candidates elected from each precinct are as follows: Precinct 1:   Judy Brennan,  28 Washington Street Precinct 2:   Dave Whelan,   23 Ferrin Street Precinct 3:   William...

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City Agrees to Move Charlestown Zip Car Spaces after Local Backlash

November 19, 2015
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By John Lynds The City of Boston couldn’t have picked a worse location in Charlestown to place Zip Car parking spaces. About three weeks ago, the City’s Transportation Department quitely installed two Zip Car parking spaces on Bunker Hill Street across from the Grasshopper Restaurant. The installation was met with immediate backlash from business...

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Soldiers’ Home Annual Veterans Day Services

November 12, 2015
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Soldiers’ Home Annual Veterans Day Services

The Chelsea Soldiers’ Home held its annual Veterans’ Day services on Thursday, Nov. 5, in the St. Michael’s Chapel on the campus. Honored on the day were Charlestown’s Cmdr. Robert Gillen (retired Navy) and Charlestown native Father Patrick Healy.

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Turning the Trend: More Parents Looking to Stay in Charlestown

November 12, 2015
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Turning the Trend: More Parents Looking to Stay in Charlestown

Over the last 15 years, as new people moved into the Town with kids and young natives began raising a new generation of Townies, it was always sort of assumed that the little tykes being wheeled down Main Street in carriages would one day flee along with their parents to the suburbs. Charlestown had...

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Beacon Hill Athletic Club Eyes Space in City Square

November 12, 2015
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The well-known Beacon Hill Athletic Club (BHAC) is looking to add its eighth location in City Square if neighbors and the community reach an agreement on the move. A meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) Basic Services Committee will examine the issue at a public meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Marriott...

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Wynn Everett Awards More than $3m in Contracts to Certified Veteran-Owned Businesses

November 12, 2015
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Wynn Resorts has announced that it has awarded more than $3 million in contracts to certified veteran-owned businesses in the design phase of the five-star Wynn Everett resort. The recent Wynn contracts to veteran-business enterprises total $3,165 million, or 6.2 percent of the entire design-phase expense. The amount is more than six times the...

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Halloween 2015

November 5, 2015
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Halloween 2015

Thousands of Halloween revelers marched around the Monument and the Training Field last Saturday evening during the 30th Annual March Around the Monument celebration. The safe and family-friendly event was bigger than ever. Here, Lauren Lizewski the Mummy could be seen wandering around the Monument in search of her tomb.

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Boston Reaches Out to Wynn for Meeting on Traffic, Planning

November 5, 2015
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By Seth Daniel When the phone rang at the Wynn Everett headquarters last week, it was an unfamiliar voice – it being the voice of a person at Boston City Hall. Wynn Everett and officials from the City of Boston – excluding Boston Mayor Martin Walsh – met last Thursday, Oct. 29, in a...

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