Graphic Arts Project Design Gets Positive Nod from CPS

July 30, 2015
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Developers from Berkley Investments were on hand in a rare summer meeting of the Design Review Committee (DRC) of the Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) on Monday, July 20, to review early plans for a large development at the Graphic Arts Building on busy Sullivan Square. The 90-minute detailed presentation got nearly all positive reviews...

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U.S. Attorney Calls Boston Casino Lawsuit ‘Vicious’ in Court Filing

July 30, 2015
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The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts struck a major setback to the Boston casino lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last week, calling the suit “vicious.” The disclosure by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz came in a filing at Federal Court on the casino land deal case involving Charles Lightbody, Dustin DeNunzio and Anthony...

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Police Briefs 07-30-2015

July 30, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Letter to the Editor

July 30, 2015
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A wonderful turnout Dear friend of the Kennedy Center, On Saturday, June 20, 2015, over 260 people attended the Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary Benefit and BBQ at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus. Their attendance affirmed the community’s support of the Center’s mission to provide individuals and families in need services, opportunities, and the...

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Whales Ahoy

July 30, 2015
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Last week a couple of whales were spotted in Boston Harbor. For those of us growing up in Boston in the 1970’s and 80’s, when many of our rivers and the harbor served as a toxic chemical and sewage dump, the appearance of seals and now whales in the harbor is a sure sign...

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Charlestown Residents,Casino Employees Attend Job Fair

July 24, 2015
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Charlestown Residents,Casino Employees Attend Job Fair

As plans of the casino just over the Mystic River in Everett continue to be haggled about in Charlestown and Boston, one of the more underreported aspects of the casino are the thousands of permanent jobs that the project would bring to residents of Charlestown – and that was on display July 11. Traffic...

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Wynn Files Environmental Report:Addresses Sullivan Sq. Impasse

July 24, 2015
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Just when everyone thought there couldn’t be any more paperwork filed in association with the Wynn casino project, this week they’ve added another 1,000 pages. Wynn Everett filed its much-anticipated supplemental environmental report late last week (also known as the Second Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Report or SSFEIR) to address five key concerns raised...

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Wynn Goes to Bid for Design & Construction Services for Casino

July 24, 2015
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Wynn Resorts announced Wednesday that Requests for Proposals (RFP) and solicitation of bids have been issued for the first-phase of design and construction of the $1.7 billion, five-star Wynn Resort in Everett. Requests were issued to qualified local firms for off-site roadway improvement design, environmental cleanup, building demolition design and site preparation and fencing....

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Police Briefs 07-23-2015

July 24, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Downtown View:The Vision – Where is it?

July 24, 2015
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Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, the operator since 2011 of the city-owned Faneuil Hall Marketplace, has been in recent tussles with its merchants, pushcarts, street performers and history-loving Bostonians. After public outcry and several meetings, some matters may be worked out. The latest round occurred last week when the BRA board, showing little knowledge and only...

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Vacationing in the Lone Star State

July 24, 2015
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 I am having a great vacation down here in Austin which many call a blue dot in a red state. The Texas heat is HEAT. So far, the temps are way up there with the promise of higher temps tomorrow and beyond. I enjoy pools where the water temps are slightly below the air...

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At Home on the Stage – Eleven year-old David Sullivan stars in BCT production of ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.’

July 23, 2015
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At Home on the Stage – Eleven year-old David Sullivan stars in BCT  production of ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.’

Charlestown resident David Sullivan is appearing in the lead role of Ching Ho, a comedic henchman, in the Boston Children’s Theatre’s (BCT) production of Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. this weekend at the Shore Country Day School in Beverly. David, an 11-year-old sixth grader at the Advent School, was introduced to the stage at the...

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Charlestown Man is A Finalist In Canon Short Movie Contest

July 22, 2015
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Charlestown Man is A Finalist In Canon Short Movie Contest

When Charlestown’s Jonathan Spencer picked up a video camera, the results were usually high-quality fun for family and friends to see. Now, though, his most recent video foray is currently being viewed and judged by renowned Hollywood Director Ron Howard and Hunger Games actor Josh Hutcherson as part of an exclusive nationwide contest for...

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Showdown on Boston, Revere:Lawsuits Ends with a Push of the Pause Button

July 22, 2015
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If the lawsuits over the Wynn casino license were viewed as an athletic contest, then last Thursday’s hearing in Suffolk Superior Court was simply the coin toss. And the coin seemed to have landed on its side. The only action that came out of the highly-anticipated hearing was that Judge Janet Sanders allowed all...

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Boston Receives 2015 City Livability Award

July 22, 2015
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Selected by former mayors from a pool of over 200 applicants, Boston was awarded first place in the 2015 City Livability Awards Program at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 83rd annual meeting in San Francisco. The award recognized mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in American cities,...

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Townie Tidbits

July 22, 2015
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I was caught off guard recently while reading my copy of the Weymouth News which happens to be one of five newspapers I write for on a regular basis. I started writing in the Weymouth weekly paper back 30 years ago after moving to the South Shore from Charlestown. A colored photo taken at...

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Summer is Here

July 22, 2015
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The excitement and bustle of the Fourth of July weekend has come and gone, and now we can settle into our summer rhythm — whatever that may be for each of us and our families — for the remaining nine weeks before the Labor Day weekend. Mother Nature has cooperated by bringing us the...

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John Harvard Mall to Get Re-Vamped

July 9, 2015
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John Harvard Mall to Get Re-Vamped

One of the great misnomers is that John Harvard actually had something to do with Cambridge. It is true, he donated his book collection and a sum of money to the Cambridge institution of higher learning that now bears his name, but that’s about as far as his history goes in Cambridge. In fact,...

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Wynn Calls Boston To Stop ‘Campaign of Falsehoods’ or Else

July 9, 2015
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A noted attorney from California, who has represented casino developer Steve Wynn in previous successful slander suits, has called on the City of Boston to stop spreading lies about Wynn’s actions in Boston and to apologize for the conduct. If they don’t, the attorney indicated that a slander suit is not out of the...

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Somerville/Boston Paving Rehabilitation now Underway

July 9, 2015
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Continuing through late August, the section of I-93 South between Exit 30 (Route 38) in Somerville and a point south of Exit 26 (Leverett Circle) just north of the Zakim Bridge in Boston will undergo pavement milling and resurfacing improvements. The work will take place nightly between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. The end...

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OCPF Fines Company for Contributing to Local Officials

July 9, 2015
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The trash removal company once responsible for weekly trash pick up in Charlestown before the contract was handed over to Sunrise last year was fined by the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) last week. Capitol Waste Services, of East Boston, was found to be funneling money from scrap metal sales into...

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Police Briefs 07-09-2015

July 9, 2015
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Charlestown Beat POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug...

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Townie Tidbits

July 9, 2015
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REDEVELOPING THE  BUNKER HILL PROJECTS INTO SOMETHING BETTER I read recently where the Boston Housing Authority is trying to get some market-rate housing added to a plan to interest developers into rehabbing the 41 three-story buildings. The BHA is facing shrinking federal funding and has a $10 million operating deficit and really wants someone...

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Letter to the Editor

July 9, 2015
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Thank you Dear President FitzPatrick, I would like to thank you and the Charlestown Schoolboys Committee on allowing me to be fortunate enough to receive a Schoolboy Scholarship. This money is going to be extremely helpful as I go into my sophomore year at Merrimack College. Aaron Titcomb

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