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Santa,Enchanted Trolley Returns to Thompson Sq on December 4

December 2, 2016
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By Seth Daniel For those little ones hoping to skip the middleman and get their Christmas list directly into Santa Claus’s hands, Sunday is the golden opportunity to speak directly with the big guy. Mayor Martin Walsh and Liaison Chris Breen announced this week that the Enchanted Trolley with the mayor and Santa Claus...

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Citywide Plan Looks to the Edges of Boston for Continued Growth

December 2, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen In order to accommodate the continued growth in both jobs and population, the citywide draft plan under Imagine Boston 2030 has pointed out potential places of growth on the outer edges of the city. “We have to identify different places in the city where Boston can grow and expand,” said Mayor...

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Sharing the Harvest

November 24, 2016
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Sharing the Harvest

BAG THAT BIRD:   David Hennessey loads a Thanksgiving turkey into a bag as Jasline Torres helps out during the annual Harvest on the Vine Thanksgiving meal distribution on Friday afternoon, Nov. 18. Charlestown’s only food pantry, which is part of St. Catherine’s-St. Mary’s Church, once again served hundreds of families in the Town...

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BPDA Unanimously Approves Residential Use at Hood Park

November 24, 2016
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BPDA Unanimously Approves Residential Use at Hood Park

By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) unanimously approved a 177-unit building for 480 Rutherford Avenue in the Hood Park – the first residential use allowed in the office-oriented area and only the third residential use permitted on the “other side” of Charlestown. “Most of the community has been excited to...

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Charlestown High Program Emerges from Budget Cuts to Become a Regional Leader

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It was just one year ago that Charlestown High’s Sunny Pai was considering his employment options as he came to grips with the fact that highly-publicized funding issues in the Boston Public Schools were going to force his innovative Diploma Plus program to shut down. It didn’t look hopeful through the...

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Charlestown Open House Deemed A Major Success for City

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Close to 900 Charlestown residents turned out on Wednesday, Nov. 16, for the first-ever traveling City Hall in Charlestown – a pilot event that went so well the City will look to replicate it across the neighborhoods. “The City Hall Open House in Charlestown was a great opportunity for myself and...

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Hamersley Speaks on the ‘Beast’ That Is A Thanksgiving Turkey and Closing His Restaurant

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Popular writer and former restaurateur Gordon Hamersley made a name for himself in the South End with a Red Sox cap always on his head and a wonderful recipe for chicken. This week, however, he talked turkey. In his first talk since he and his wife, Fiona, closed their destination eatery...

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Flip Those Pancakes

November 18, 2016
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Flip Those Pancakes

THE CRANKY COOKS: Showing a little Townie consideration for one another in the kitchen are volunteer cooks Lisa Collins, Bob McLean, and Bob McGoff. The three worked hard all morning long to keep pancakes cooking on the griddle for the annual Charlestown Lion’s Club Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 13.

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Capuano,Ryan Counsel Democratic Voters after Trump,Republican Wins

November 18, 2016
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Capuano,Ryan Counsel Democratic Voters after Trump,Republican Wins

By Seth Daniel After a shocking Election Day result that included not only a win by President Elect Donald Trump, but also a Republican sweep through the U.S. Congress and many state legislatures, federal and state leaders for Charlestown have been out on the trail consoling Democratic voters. In many cases, while some are...

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One Charlestown Meets Organized Opposition at Community Meeting

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A group of neighbors – from the furthest reaches of Medford Street to the abutting Newtown apartments – have seemingly begun to unite against the current proposal for the One Charlestown redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development – one of the largest proposed building projects in the history of the...

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