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Pier 5 Project Main Focus of CNC Meeting

April 14, 2011
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With the Pier 5 RFP about to be put out to potential developers by the city – and at $10,000 for the RFP packet – which means only real players need apply, this development project will be the one to watch closely. A lot is at stake for the potential developer, for the neighborhood...

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A View of Pier 5 in the Navy Yard Business Innovation Center Proposed for Pier

April 7, 2011
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A View of Pier 5 in the Navy Yard Business Innovation Center Proposed for Pier

-By Luke O’Neill A business innovation center is one proposal being floated for Charlestown’s long-vacant Pier 5 in the Navy Yard. Several other development proposals for the prized pier are expected to roll in as the Boston Redevelopment Authority plans to issue a request for proposals in the coming weeks.   The prime but...

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Repairs Discussed at the Bunker Hill Monument Interior Improvement Meeting

April 7, 2011
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-By Billy Galvin On Wednesday, March 30, the National Park Service (NPS), in coordination with the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) held a public hearing at the Bunker Hill Museum to discuss the up-coming interior repairs to the Bunker Hill Monument. NPS Superintendent Cassius Cash opened the meeting by emphasizing that the NPS is dedicated...

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Boys & Girls Club Looks to get Families Involved

March 31, 2011
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Boys & Girls Club Looks to get Families Involved

Director reflects on his first year, looks to the future -By Luke O’Neill Greg Jackson may not look like your typical executive director – and perhaps that’s a good thing. On a recent visit to the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, Jackson sported a royal-blue, long-sleeved Polo rugby shirt, the kind with the big...

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Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard Hold Winter Warm Up

March 31, 2011
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Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard Hold Winter Warm Up

Special to the Patriot-Bridge The Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard (Friends) held its annual Winter Warm Up on March 10 at Parris Landing in the Navy Yard.  The event was attended by more than 150 people from all over Charlestown.  Members and guests enjoyed the festive environment and food catered by the Navy...

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CNC Seeks to fill Non-profit Seats

March 31, 2011
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is seeking to fill two vacant non-profit organization seats on its 21 member advisory board. Non-profit organizations are individually selected by the elected members of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council for a term of two years, taking office in the odd year. The selected organizations will appoint Charlestown residents as their representatives to...

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Census Show Charlestown has been Growing Steadily

March 31, 2011
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-By John Lynds Charlestown’s population has been growing steadily for the past two decades according to new figures released by the U.S. Census Department with the Asian and African American population growing while the white and Latino population remains steady. As of 2010 Charlestown’s population is 16,439 an increase of 1,244 people when only...

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Sen. DiDomenico Visits Golden Age Center

March 24, 2011
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Sen. DiDomenico Visits Golden Age Center

Senator Sal DiDomenico visited the senior centers of Charlestown last Thursday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.    Senator DiDomenico is picturedwith his son Sal and members of the Golden Age Center.

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Charlestown HS Air Force JROTC

March 24, 2011
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Charlestown HS Air Force JROTC

On Tuesday Charlestown HS Air Force JROTC hosted a contingent of five RAF cadets visiting from England. The day began with the visitors joining Major Chaisson, the ROTC commander,to experience an American classroom. It was a fun activity where all the students learned about ROTC, school, and culture in England and both sides got...

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CNC Seeks Meeting with Capuano on Rutherford Avenue Project

March 24, 2011
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CNC Seeks Meeting with Capuano on Rutherford Avenue Project

By Luke O’Neill Much like rush-hour traffic around Sullivan Square, the proposed reconstruction of the rotary and Rutherford Avenue appears snarled. After a couple years, several public meetings and a community consensus to remove the Rutherford Avenue underpasses and make a surface road, U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano recently expressed his concerns about the...

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