TitleCase Sullivan Sq. Solution Was Key: for Wynn Getting Casino License

September 20, 2014
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It came down to risky versus safe, and in the end the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) chose the riskier bet in awarding the Greater Boston resort casino license to Wynn Resorts on Tuesday afternoon. Prior to the decision, oddly enough, the focal point of the entire process came down to Charlestown – specifically if...

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Local Officials React to Wynn Receiving Casino License

September 20, 2014
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Charlestown residents and elected officials are reacting to the Mass Gaming Commissioners decision to award the Boston-area gaming license to Wynn Everett on Tuesday. Since the plan was first proposed several years ago, Charlestown residents have had serious concerns regarding a casino in Everett’s impacts on traffic and the quality of life here–especially in...

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Local Company Helping Housing to Go ‘Green’

September 20, 2014
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With construction on an environmentally friendly, two-family dwelling underway at 67 Beech Glen St. now underway, the Fort Hill section of Roxbury is a rapidly growing enclave of green housing in the city. Tend Developments of Charlestown is partnering with Placetailor, a Jamaica Plain-based, cooperative design and construction firm, to build the neighborhood’s newest...

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Stroll for Hope to Help Cancer Patients

September 20, 2014
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The First Annual Charlestown Stroll for Hope will take place on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 10 am starting and finishing at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street, Charlestown. Registration starts at 8 am. The “Stroll” will raise funds for residents of Charlestown who are struggling with this terrible disease. All money...

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Rep.Ryan Cruises To Primary Win

September 11, 2014
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Rep.Ryan Cruises To Primary Win

Back in March, State Representative Dan Ryan easily toppled the competition during a special election for the  Second Suffolk District State Representative seat and Tuesday night was no different for the Charlestown native and incumbent. Ryan easily won the Democratic Nomination for the seat during Tuesday’s special election against Chelsea’s Roy Avellaneda who challenged...

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Residents Rally Against Wynn Casino

September 11, 2014
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Residents Rally Against Wynn Casino

Charlestown residents held a rally Monday night in Sullivan Square to state their opposition to the Wynn Resort hotel/casino that would be built on the site of former Monsanto site in Everett. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is set to vote Friday on the issuance of the Greater Boston casino license. Wynn Resorts is competing...

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Spaulding Is The Good Neighbour

September 11, 2014
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In recognition that the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH) construction process and its future operations have had, and will continue to have, an impact on the Charlestown community, Spaulding is pleased to continue its longstanding commitment to the Charlestown community. Spaulding, through collaboration with the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) and the Department of Public Health,...

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CPS Design Comm. To Meet On Sept.15

September 11, 2014
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The Charlestown Preservation Society Design Review Committee will hold its monthly meeting at the Mary Colbert meeting room located at 20 Devens Street on Monday, September 15th, at 7:30 p.m.  The meeting room is visible and directly accessible from the sidewalk on the left side at the rear of the building.  Our agenda includes...

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Letters To The Editor

September 11, 2014
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Thank you Judy Dear Editor: I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Judy Cleveland and the Micah Young Scholarship committee for selecting me as this year’s recipient.  Because of the generosity of Judy and her family, I am able to continue my studies in both biology and art at Westfield St. University....

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Primary Showdown

September 4, 2014
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On Tuesday, Sept. 9 incumbent State Representative Dan Ryan, of Charlestown will square off against challenger Roy Avellaneda, of Chelsea, for the Second Suffolk House District, which covers Charlestown and Chelsea. This week the Independent Newspaper Group submitted a questionnaire  to both candidates on some of the major issues facing the neighborhood. Dan Ryan: We...

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We Need to Address Our Gateway Corridors

September 4, 2014
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We Need to Address Our Gateway Corridors

Charlestown Patriot Bridge (CPB): As you travel around Charlestown, how has the response been to your campaign? Representative Dan Ryan (DR): To be honest, the past couple of weeks have been quiet in terms of volume of voter contact. However, the response from those who were around was great. The name and face recognition...

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Casino is the Most Pressing Issue for Charlestown

September 4, 2014
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Casino is the Most Pressing Issue for Charlestown

Charlestown Patriot Bridge(CPB): As you travel around Charlestown, how has the response been to your campaign? Roy Avellaneda (RA): Unlike the Special Election, I had much more time and have found these last six months campaigning in Charlestown to have been very rewarding. As I meet and converse with Charlestown residents about issues that...

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CPS Tour to Be On Sept. 20

September 4, 2014
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From a Richardsonian Romanesque townhouse — the only one in Charlestown — to an elegant brick Federal that dates from the early 1800s, the 2014 Charlestown Historic House Tour is a rare chance to explore private houses and public spaces in Boston’s oldest neighborhood. The tour, sponsored by the Charlestown Preservation Society, is on...

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Charlestown Stroll for Hope To Raise Funds for Cancer Patients

September 4, 2014
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The First Annual Charlestown Stroll for Hope will take place on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 10 am starting and finishing at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street, Charlestown. Registration starts at 8 am. Charlestown has the highest cancer rate in all of Boston. The “Stroll” will raise funds for residents of...

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Charles River No Longer Known for Dirty Water

September 4, 2014
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EPA has given a grade of “A-” for water quality in the Charles River during 2013. It is the highest grade EPA has issued since the 1995 inception of the Clean Charles River Initiative. Reflecting nearly twenty years of focused efforts by EPA, state and local officials, private environmental advocacy groups and concerned citizens,...

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Historic Election for Charlestown on Tuesday

September 4, 2014
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We have all heard the stories of a young Jack Kennedy running for Congress in 1946 and marching in the Bunker Hill Parade with friends like Dave Powers and future state representative Gerry Doherty or meeting workers at the docks between shifts. Charlestown has always been proud of its political history. This past spring...

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Healey Builds Momentum in Her Campaign for Ag

August 29, 2014
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Healey Builds Momentum in Her Campaign for Ag

Charlestown resident Maura Healey had another strong week in her campaign for the Democratic nomination for attorney general. Healey turned in an impressive performance in a candidates’ debate with Warren Tolman on the Channel 5 show, “On The Record” Sunday morning. The debate came on the heels of a feature story in Friday’s Boston...

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Charlestown Gop Committee to Meet on Sept. 15

August 29, 2014
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The Charlestown (Ward 2) Republican Ward Committee announced that its next meeting will take place on Monday, September 15 from 7:00-8:00 pm at the Papa Gino’s located at Bunker Hill Mall. “It’ll be November before we know it, so we’re using this meeting as a springboard for our campaign efforts on behalf of Republicans...

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Gorman Scholarship Tourney, Sept. 6

August 29, 2014
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The annual  softball tournament to benefit the The Mark and Michelle Gorman Scholarship Fund will be held on Sptemeber 6. The Gorman Scholarship Committee are pleased to announce that they will be awarding $4500 in scholarships to eligible Charlestown students for the 2014 – 2015 school year. This year six scholarships will be awarded,...

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Letter to the Editor

August 29, 2014
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Thank you for support Dear Editor: As we start the 2014-2015 school year at the Harvard Kent School, the members of the Harvard Kent Parents Association would like to formally thank all those that participated in our events last year. To the parents for whom volunteered an hour to man a station, or time...

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Enjoy The Weekend

August 29, 2014
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Labor Day weekend is here — and that means that another summer has come and gone. Children in many communities already have begun the new school year, though ironically, the best weather of the summer has been happening this week. Labor Day weekend always provides a good time to reflect as we look back...

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Five Generations

August 25, 2014
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Five Generations

Emanuel Strano age 96 of Charlestown enjoys spending the day with Five Generation of his family.

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Garden Contest Winners

August 25, 2014
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Garden Contest Winners

Mayor Martin J. Walsh congratulates the winners of the Porch, Balcony, or Window Box Garden category in the citywide Mayor’s Garden Contest during a reception held August 12 in the Public Garden. Left to right: First Place winner Debbie Lingos of Back Bay, Second Place winner Darcy Ertl of Charlestown, and Third Place winner Arielle Young of...

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Crime Down in Charlestown

August 25, 2014
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Half way through the year and overall Part One crime is down 10 percent in Charlestown with homicides, robbery or attempted robbery, burglary or attempted burglary, and larceny are all down when compared to same time period last year. From January 1 to July 27 2014 there have been 27 less incidents of Part One crime...

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