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MGH Institute Students Volunteer A Day to Help People in Charlestown

September 29, 2017
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Making an IMPACT in the Community is what MGH Institute students recently did, spending a  day to help people in Charlestown and beyond. Savannah Marcelino was one of 17 MGH Institute of Health Professions graduate students who were at Harvard-Kent Elementary School on September 15 when Principal Jason Gallagher and Assistant Principal Mark Silva...

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Lower Mystic Unveils Transportation Scenarios

September 29, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Numerous ideas and “preferred suggestions” highlighted the first part of the Lower Mystic Regional Working Group’s unveiling of ideas about how to transform transportation in the region that includes Everett, Somerville and Charlestown – a region mired in traffic and ignored by transportation planners for decades. “It really is the intersection...

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Charlestown Children Tour Boston Harbor Islands

September 29, 2017
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On Sunday, September 17, more than 425 people joined Save the Harbor/Save the Bay for a free cruise to discover the Treasures of Spectacle Island, the first of two free cruises to the Boston Harbor Islands State and National Park that they have planned for the fall. 

Among the passengers aboard Bay State Cruise...

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Passacantilli Tops Ticket in District 1 City Council Election

September 29, 2017
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In Tuesday’s Preliminary Election for Boston City Council, Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader and Boston Public Schools parent, topped the ticket in District 1, consisting of Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End. Passacantilli spoke to hundreds of supporters at his election night party at the Charlestown Knights of Columbus.  He said,...

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Disco for Dave

September 22, 2017
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Disco for Dave

Cheryl McGurty, and mom Eileen Fleming dancing during the 2nd annual Disco for David event on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The event honored the life of the late David Whelan and helped to raise money for the scholarship in his name.

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BPDA Scouring the Town for Existing, Forgotten Agreements

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Urban Renewal first came to Charlestown, it was the 1960s and plans had begun to form and agreements had been made to redevelop the aging neighborhood. Many of the things one sees today are a product of Urban Renewal in the Town – things like the Newtown development and the...

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UMass Boston says Walsh Never Confirmed for Sept 12 Debate,Likely No Debate Before Tuesday’s Preliminary

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel With less than a week before the much-anticipated Sept. 26 Preliminary Election, debates – or no debates – have taken center stage in the four-person mayoral contest. At issue this week is a debate that was to occur on Sept. 12 between Mayor Martin Walsh and challenger Tito Jackson at UMass...

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AutoPort in Charlestown Celebrates $350 Million Harbor Dredging Project

September 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Since re-locating to the Mystic River waterfront 19 years ago, the AutoPort in Charlestown has grown exponentially for lessee Diversified Auto – which leases the property from MassPort for its operations. But as they have grown their business, which relies upon shipments of cars in huge transport boats on the water,...

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Lydia Edwards Releases Her Housing and Development Policy

September 22, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, candidate for Boston City Council, released a comprehensive development and housing policy platform outlining her plan to mitigate overdevelopment, protect the character of our neighborhoods, and ensure that city government fights to keep middle class families in Boston. “Our neighborhoods are at a pivotal moment that requires bold, innovative leadership,” says Edwards....

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District One Candidates Continue to Get Out and Meet Voters

September 22, 2017
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With the Primary Election for the District 1 City Council seat set for next Tuesday (September 26) the three candidates have been sprinting to the finish line. The candidates include (in alphabetic order) Lydia Edwards, Margaret Farmer and Stephen Passacantilli. In the final week of the election East Boston’s Edwards and Farmer and the...

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