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Six-alarm fire tears through Monument Laundromat building Friday

December 16, 2016
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Six-alarm fire tears through Monument Laundromat building Friday

The sun was just rising around 6:40 a.m. when Gretchen Anjomi of Lexington Avenue smelled smoke – and not the kind of smoky smell that comes from a chimney. Soon, she also heard smoke alarms start to blare as flames and heavy smoke began to pour out of the three-story Laundromat building across the...

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Warren Tavern Toy Drive

December 16, 2016
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Warren Tavern Toy Drive

Governor Charlie Baker joined hundreds of Charlestown residents for the annual Warren Tavern Holiday donation party to Toys for Tots last Sunday, Dec. 4. The event benefits the statewide drive sponsored by the Marines.

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Santa at Pier 6 by Boat — of Course

December 16, 2016
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Santa at Pier 6 by Boat — of Course

Santa Claus gave his reindeer a break and travelled to Charlestown by boat on Saturday, Dec. 10, landing at the Navy Yard and greeting children and festive revelers at Pier 6 Bistro. Santa was greeted heartily by everyone and all had a good time.

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BPDA Grants IAG Delay Request On One Charlestown

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) announced on Wednesday that it will grant the 90-day moratorium on Development Review of the One Charlestown project, a request made by the project’s Impact Advisory Group (IAG) last month and supported by a wide-swath of the Town. A spokesperson for the BPDA said...

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Transfer of Site Management in One Charlestown is Reason of Concern among Some IAG Members

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel At least one member of the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for One Charlestown is feeling a little betrayed by how the transfer of ownership is now being contemplated between the developer and the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), though the BHA said they have found success using the same model all over...

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Wynn Boston Harbor to Start Putting Up Steel

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel There’s something about steel columns and beams that make a building project much more tangible no matter how many millions of dollars one pours into removing soil and setting foundations. And that kind of cold steel reality is about to come to bear for the Wynn Boston Harbor development in only...

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Keeping Warm with Charlestown History, Blanket Proceeds Will Benefit St. John’s

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The historic sites in Charlestown are a comforting sight to those who live in the neighborhood and those who once lived here, and now there’s a gift for the holidays whereby those sites can fight off the cold weather. St. John’s Church has debuted Charlestown blanket throws this year and is...

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Holiday Countdown

December 9, 2016
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Holiday Countdown

Santa Claus and Mayor Martin Walsh throw the switch to turn on the lights at Thompson Square during the annual Enchanted Trolley stop last Sunday, Dec. 4. Numerous families, and children especially, converged on the Square to get a chance to speak to the Jolly Elf.

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IAG Members ask for 90-Day Breather on One Charlestown

December 9, 2016
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IAG Members ask for 90-Day Breather on One Charlestown

By Seth Daniel Members of the One Charlestown Impact Advisory Group (IAG) have requested in writing a 90-day moratorium on Development Review of the One Charlestown project given all of the information that has come into their hands as a result of the massive redevelopment project, but this week some City officials deny having...

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Coming to the Neighborhood:AMC Chooses Charlestown, buys City Square Building for $13.1M

December 9, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) announced this week the purchase of its future organizational headquarters located at 10 City Square in Charlestown following the September sale of its long-time Beacon Hill headquarters on Joy Street. “We’re thrilled,” said AMC President John Judge. “It’s an exciting time for organization. We’re the country’s...

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