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BRA Approves Hotel Project in Navy Yard

March 18, 2015
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The developer planning to bring a 230 room hotel to Charlestown Navy Yard received Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval this week. The $85 million project will transform a historic maritime building into a new hotel and restaurant. Chain Forge Hotel LLC will develop the Chain Forge Hotel, located on a BRA owned parcel at...

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CPS to Hold Monthly Meeting on March 23

March 18, 2015
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The Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) Design Review Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March 23, at 7:30 PM in the Community Room on the 2nd floor of the Boston Police Department Building at 20 Vine Street.  Our agenda includes review of a roof deck replacement at 30 Chestnut Street and a rear...

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Quinn Scholarship Has Become a Community Staple

March 18, 2015
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When Ronan FitzPatrick, Stephen Driscoll and the late Edward Johnson began canvassing the pubs and businesses and organizations throughout Charlestown in 1969 for donations to a new local scholarship for their friend, Michael Quinn, who had died in Vietnam, they were asking for a dollar here or a dollar there. They were happy to...

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Arrests Made in Morrissey Shooting

March 12, 2015
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Boston Police made huge breaks in the murder case of 17-year-old Ryan Morrissey Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon in arresting Julio Baez, 24, of Charlestown; Danilo Soto, 21, of Dorchester; and Alexander Soto, 17, of Charlestown – charging all three with the crime of murder. “A little over four months ago, a young man...

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Wynn Resorts Buys More Everett Land

March 12, 2015
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Strong sources have revealed this week that several parcels of land on the west side of Lower Broadway have come under the control of Wynn Resorts, though the company is likely not interested in doing any further shopping. “Wynn has control of the properties needed to build a Wynn Everett Resort that will meet...

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Boston’s AAA Rating Affirmed

March 12, 2015
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The City announced that both Standard and Poor’s Rating Service and Moody’s Investor’s Services have affirmed Boston’s AAA bond rating, the highest possible credit rating a City can receive. Both agencies cited the City’s sound fiscal management under Mayor Walsh’s leadership and the strong and growing local economy. “These top credit ratings are a...

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Engaged Charlestown Residents Start Working Groups next Week

March 5, 2015
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Working groups on the environment, jobs/vendors and transportation will be held next week with Wynn Resorts officials as part of the newly formed Engaged Charlestown Residents effort to work with and get answers from the casino developer. The formation of the groups were a spin off from the three-hour public meeting held on Feb....

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Chang Chosen as New School Superintendent

March 5, 2015
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Chang Chosen as New School Superintendent

The Boston School Committee chose to enter contract negotiations with a new superintendent Tuesday night after an executive session meeting that revealed the choice of Dr. Tommy Chang in a 5-2 vote – a choice that gave Mayor Martin J. Walsh the candidate he was backing. The year-long search and selection process came down...

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The Mail Must Go Through

March 5, 2015
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Anyone who thinks they’ve had their fair share of the snow and cold should try delivering the mail through the nooks and crannies of Charlestown’s streets. Whether it’s dressing for bone chilling cold, jumping over snowbanks the size of cars, watching for 10-foot long falling icicles, dodging snow plows or battling invisible sheets of...

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CWT Receives Grant from BCC

March 5, 2015
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The Charlestown Working Theater (CWT) is one of 137 organizations that support arts and culture from across the city that will share in $303,476 in grant money from the Boston Cultural Council (BCC). Mayor Martin J. Walsh made the announcement this week and said the grant represent the diversity of Boston’s arts community from...

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