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Boston, Wynn Come to Terms on Surrounding Community Agreement

January 29, 2016
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In the end, it was Mayor Martin Walsh and Wynn CEO Steve Wynn who got down to the nitty gritty – negotiating directly with one another all week on a Surrounding Community Agreement for Boston that has some accommodations for Charlestown, including mitigation money for traffic and the prospect of removing the Boston Water...

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Residents are saying ‘No’ to Waste Transfer Station

January 28, 2016
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By Stephen Quigley Representatives from Casella Resources Solutions appeared Monday night before a packed room of more than 200 residents at The Charlestown Neighborhood Council’s Basic Services Committee in the Knights of Columbus Hall to explain their proposal to locate a trash transfer station at their facility off Rutherford Avenue behind the old Hood...

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Kelly Joins Linehan’s Staff

January 28, 2016
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By John Lynds Charlestown resident and former staffer for the late Mayor Thomas Menino, Jack Kelly,  will join South Boston Councilor Bill Linehan’s staff to help work on ways to fund and expand drug treatment opportunities in the city. Kelly, who also ran for At-Large City Councilor in 2013 and is the founder of...

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BRA Won’t Expand Urban Renewal into Sullivan Sq

January 28, 2016
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After a year-long planning process to approve a new, 10-year Urban Renewal Plan for 14 areas of Boston – including Charlestown’s large Urban Renewal Area (URA) – the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) indicated it will not expand Charlestown’s URA into Sullivan Square. The Charlestown URA has existed for many decades, and includes almost all...

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Wynn Building Permit to Come in a Few Weeks,Unlocks $5 Million in Mitigation

January 28, 2016
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Wynn Everett officials indicated last week that they will start construction on the $1.7 billion destination casino this May, and hope to take out their first building permit from Everett in the next two weeks – a milestone that triggers major mitigation money for Everett. “We’re shooting for May to start construction,” said Chris...

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The ‘Bubble’ Holds Court for Many

January 28, 2016
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Charlestown has a hidden gem, and it doesn’t come in the form of a shiny rock, but rather a big white bubble. The Mel Stillman Community Tennis Center – tucked away behind Charlestown High School (CHS) and next to the soccer fields – is run by the popular CHAD organization and serves hundreds of...

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Parents Protest Over Schools at Walsh’s Address

January 22, 2016
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Parents Protest Over Schools at Walsh’s Address

By John Lynds Following a letter to parents last week from Boston Public School Superintendent Tommy Chang reporting that the school department will face a $50 million deficit, a group of concerned parents and students decided to protest Mayor Martin Walsh’s State of the City Tuesday night. The group, a broad-based coalition of public...

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Amidst Protests Walsh Stresses Education in State of City

January 22, 2016
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Amidst Protests Walsh Stresses Education in State of City

By Seth Daniel Though there wasn’t much said about Charlestown specifically, Mayor Martin Walsh delivered his second State of the City Address on Tuesday night in Symphony Hall and focused on several citywide issues – most importantly education. With the backdrop of a looming $50 million cut to the Boston Public Schools, Walsh led...

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Wu Seeks Tranparency,Open Transportation Discussions

January 22, 2016
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By Seth Daniel If there’s anything that Council President Michelle Wu hopes that Charlestown residents get out of her year in the top City Council seat, it would be better informed of Council business. Wu told the paper in an interview last week that her top priority is to make sure Charlestown residents and...

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LaMattina Named to Key Committees

January 22, 2016
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By John Lynds Newly sworn in Boston City Council President Michelle Wu has appointed City Councilor Sal LaMattina to chair the Parks, Recreation & Transportation and vice chair the Ways and Means Committee. LaMattina, who was sworn in for a fifth term as District 1 City Councilor last week, had previously chaired the City,...

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