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BHA said Off-Site is a Consideration

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) said this week that they are considering splitting up the sites for the One Charlestown development, and they also are excited to speak with the community about their original Request For Proposals (RFP), as they believe there are some major misunderstandings about numbers in that document....

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New Name,New Leadership for Tenants of Bunker Hill Development

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Major changes have come quickly for the leadership, and even the name, of the tenants organization representing thousands of residents in the Bunker Hill Housing Development, with long-time president Betty Carrington stepping aside and a new board and new president leading under a new name. New President Tiara Murphy said they...

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Owners ‘Ready to Rebuild’ at Site of December Six-Alarm Fire

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The owners of the building that burnt down on Bunker Hill Street last December, on likely the coldest day of the winter, has demolished the damaged building and said he is ready to rebuild. George Georges owned the apartment units and the laundromat that occupied the space until a terrible, six...

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Welcome to the Weather and Climate Museum

May 5, 2017
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Welcome to the Weather and Climate Museum

Braving pouring rain and horrible driving conditions, local community members gathered to celebrate “e” Inc.’s new Weather and Climate museum last month. The museum serves mostly elementary school classes in underserved areas, where the classes come for four hours during the day to take part in hands-on learning and teaching. The Grand Opening on...

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Play Ball

May 5, 2017
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Play Ball

Owen, Phillies second baseman, was ready for any action that may come out in right field on opening day at the Charlestow Little League.

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New Design:BTD to be Back in the Town to Unveil Preferred Concept for Sullivan/Rutherford

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) announced that it will be back in Charlestown on May 18 for the big unveil of the Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue preferred design. The BTD has been holding re-design meetings since last fall with the community, after having announced it would re-start the process and take a...

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Two Strong Charlestown Candidates Drop Out of City Council Race

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel More than a few people believed that the time for a Charlestown city councilor might come in this year’s race when Councilor Sal LaMattina announced he wasn’t running for re-election last month, but this week two strong candidates vying to be that Charlestown candidate, and go up against candidates from Eastie...

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Charlestown High Corner: Lots to Offer at One of the Few Open Enrollment High Schools

May 5, 2017
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By Adam Calus One of the few open-enrollment high schools remaining in the district, Charlestown High School serves 925 students from across the city of Boston, with about 120 students who live in the Charlestown neighborhood. Under the leadership of Principal William Thomas, the school has come a long way in the last five...

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Boston Foundation to Match Donations to Harvest on Vine

May 5, 2017
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Did you know that 17 percent of Charlestown’s 7,931 households, or 1,355 homes, experience food insecurity? Half of these household have children under 18. One out of four Charlestown children depends on your generosity. (Data collected from U.S. Census Bureau, Feeding America, Department of Health and Human Services) Harvest on Vine was established in...

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Local Children Get Out on the Water Thanks to Efforts of Save the Harbor

May 5, 2017
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A group of kids and families from The Charlestown Residents Alliance were among the more than 650 people who joined Save the Harbor/Save the Bay on Mass Bay Lines MV Freedom for 3 free Marine Mammal Safaris on Boston Harbor on Saturday, April 22. Participants came from across the city, around the region and...

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