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RCIC wants Consideration of Surface Option Ahead of Nov 15 Meeting

November 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Long-time proponents of the Surface Option for the Rutherford Avenue/Sullivan Square corridor – an option that eliminates underpasses and relies on surface streets and intersections – are asking that the City update their existing plan and give it serious consideration. To date, they say the City has not given it a...

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CNC Community Corner

November 3, 2017
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PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE – The monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be held on Thursday Nov 9 at 7pm in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street. The public is invited to attend and bring up issues during the open floor. CNC precinct elections will be held on Saturday Nov 18,...

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Wynn,Mayor Walsh Bring Community Together to Celebrate First Year of Grants

November 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For so long, Wynn Boston Harbor and the City of Boston were at odds with one another, and Charlestown was somewhere in the middle. The tension for the Town was apparent as concerns mounted and residents came down on either side of the casino issue. On Monday night, in a grand...

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AG Healey Endorses Lydia Edwards for Council

November 3, 2017
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Maura Healey, the State’s Attorney General and a Charlestown resident, is throwing her support behind Lydia Edwards in the City Council election on November 7. “I’ve seen first-hand that Lydia can and has made a significant difference in people’s lives, standing up for workers, for women and for the most vulnerable people throughout the...

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Hood Park Owners Breaks Ground on First Residential Development

November 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Hood Park hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning, Oct. 17, at 480 Rutherford Ave., where its 177-unit residential project will soon be underway. It will be the first residential project at Hood Park, a 20-acre development permitted for over 1.1 million square feet located at the former H.P. Hood Plant on...

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O’Leary Ends Distingusihed, 43-Year Career in Court System

November 3, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Robert O’Leary of Charlestown, retired first assistant clerk magistrate of Chelsea District Court, was honored at a celebration at the Knights of Columbus in Charlestown. The room was filled with tremendous love and respect for a man who served with distinction in the Massachusetts court system for 43 years. Professional court...

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Russell Street couple to premiere on HGTV renovation show Saturday

November 3, 2017
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Russell Street couple to premiere on HGTV renovation show Saturday

There’s nothing like a complete home renovation in Charlestown’s historic housing stock to drive one out of their mind. Such intensity usually happens behind closed doors, but for one Charlestown couple, the ups and downs of totally renovating their Russell Street home will be available for the world  to view this coming Saturday night, Nov. 4, on...

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Historical Society Hopes to Restore Iconic Paintinings

November 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Since the 1990s, various historians and those who celebrate Charlestown’s past had their sights set on getting the three iconic American history paintings restored and moved of the Charlestown District Courthouse to a museum – and no voice was greater on that than the late Carl Zellner. That battle has raged...

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Passacantilli:On Tuesday I humbly Ask for Your Vote

November 3, 2017
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Election Day is less than one week away.  These past seven months have been exciting, exhausting, and inspiring.  I grew up in Boston, in District 1, and to this day, I live in the same building where I grew up.  To have earned the friendship and support of so many of my neighbors across...

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USS Constitution

October 27, 2017
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USS Constitution

In the top photo, AM3 Sailor Amaury Gollier climbs the riggings of Old Ironsides with the towering Boston skyline in the background last Friday, Oct. 20, as the ship celebrated its 220th birthday with an excursion to Castle Island and back. In the bottom photo, Hundreds of sailors, officers and honored guests were included...

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