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Navy Yard Activation Request Gets Huge Response for BPDA

May 19, 2017
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Navy Yard Activation Request Gets Huge Response for BPDA

By Seth Daniel Some 16 outfits submitted ideas and plans – from simple light installations to full-on urban plans – to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) on Friday in response to the agency’s Request for Ideas (RFI). The requests came from as nearby as Charlestown and as far away as Spain. There...

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Council Candidates Pound the Pavement

May 19, 2017
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By John Lynds With four months to go until the City Preliminary Election, Eastie’s Lydia Edwards and Margaret Farmer and the North End’s Stephen Passacantilli have been hitting the pavement in the district’s neighborhoods of Eastie, the North End and Charlestown. Over the past few weeks the candidates have been meeting constituents, knocking doors,...

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RFP Ready for Nanny Goat Hill Properties

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One might struggle to find Nanny Goat Hill if they weren’t a grazing goat in the early 1800s, but neighbors around the seven hilly parcels on Mead and Russell Streets know of them, and could be in the running to acquire them from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) soon....

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Charlestown Resident Rights an Old Wrong for Civil War Ancestor

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There’s no telling what one might find when they begin exploring their family tree. Sometimes it can be shocking or embarrassing. Other times it can be moving. And sometimes it’s simply ordinary. When Charlestown’s Eddie Loan began his discovery of an ancestor that fought valiantly in the Civil War, what he...

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Old Schoolboys

May 13, 2017
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Old Schoolboys

Jack and Pete Tkachuk, father and grandfather of former NHL St. Louis Blue’s player, Keith Tkachuk, perform the bell ringing duties to call to order the 104th reunion of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association last Sunday, May 7, at the Knights of Columbus. Schoolboys came from as close as St. Martin Street and as...

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I Can Grow into It

May 13, 2017
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I Can Grow into It

Stephen Fabiano, 11, with his prize from his family’s highest bid at Trivia Night, a jersey from Charlestown’s own Jimmy Vesey – who now plays for the New York Rangers hockey team. The highlight came at the jam-packed Bunker Hill Associates fundraising Trivia Night on Thursday, May 4, at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

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Bunker Hill Parade Route to be Shortened; Goes Up Green Street at Thompson Square

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Parade organizers have confirmed this week that the Bunker Hill Parade route will be shortened and will make some long-overdue changes from the traditional route, cutting out the Union Street jog, the Bartlett Street detour and the time-honored pause for a beer at Old Sully’s. The Battle of Bunker Hill Parade...

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Group says ‘Surface Option’ Best for Sullivan Square

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A coalition of die-hard involved residents concerned about the Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square corridor said this week that they’ve been through years of ups and downs with the project, and in anticipation of the May 18 Boston Transportation Department (BTD) meeting, they still believe that their long-touted ‘surface option’ for...

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Council Candidate Field Keeps Getting Smaller

May 13, 2017
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By John Lynds and Seth Daniel No Charlestown candidates have emerged, nor are any expected to emerge, for the District 1 Council race, but the two established, City Hall-employed, candidates – one from Eastie and one from the North End – have been joined this week by a long-time Eastie community activist in the...

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MGH Institute Graduates Largest Class in its 40-Year History

May 13, 2017
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MGH Institute of Health Professions graduated the largest class in its 40-year history on Saturday, May 6 at Commencement 2017. Among the 557 new graduates were students in the first classes of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy and Master of Physician Assistant Studies programs. During the morning hooding and pinning events, graduating students in...

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