Wynn Casino vs Charlestown

April 21, 2015
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Wynn Casino vs Charlestown

“The City is committed to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for all Boston residents, particularly for those who live and work in Charlestown.” With this simple, elegant and powerful opening statement to the state’s EOEEA in regards to the latest Wynn casino sugarcoating (SFEIR) the City of Boston Environment Department cut to...

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Downtown View:What is best for Us, not Tsarnaev

April 21, 2015
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We’ve had the trial even though Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers admitted he was guilty on the first day. This trial was important to endure. If we hadn’t had it, the conspiracy theorists would crawl out, accusing the police of cover-ups. The Fox-TV screamers would be concocting stories about how it was all Obama’s fault. The...

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Townie Tidbits

April 21, 2015
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STOPPING BY OLD SULLY’S LAST WEEK Last week I stopped by Old Sully’s on Thursday night for the April meeting of the Irish American Police Officers Association and applied my gift of gab quite well. Old Sully’s is at the corner of Happiness and Lynde Streets I often say. Not really, it is actually...

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Fire on Main Street

April 9, 2015
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Fire on Main Street

A late morning blaze broke out over the weekend on Main Street injuring one firefighter and killing several pets. The fire broke out Saturday at 11:40 a.m. at 311 Main St. Firefighters quickly responded and were able to knock down the flames rather quickly but not before the fire claimed the lives of several...

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Wynn Officials Digesting Information Following State Official’s Ruling

April 9, 2015
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Wynn officials are taking a careful read this week of a set of new requirements issued late last Friday evening by state environmental regulators that calls for more work on traffic mitigation and a remedy for what was termed to be an “illegal” land sale on Lower Broadway (Everett) between the MBTA and Wynn...

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Bunker Hill Housing Residents Receive Job Training

April 9, 2015
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Charlestown residents living at the Bunker Hill Housing Development will now have more job training opportunities thanks to a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant. HUD announced that the Boston Housing Authority was one of nine agencies chosen out of a group of 57 applicants nationwide to receive a $2 million...

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Partners Healthcare Scholarships Are Available to Local Students

April 9, 2015
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A consortium of Charlestown affiliates in Partners HealthCare System will award $6,000 in scholarships to high school seniors from Charlestown pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in health care. Eligible students for the Charlestown Partners Health Care Merit Scholarship must have lived in Charlestown for at least two years, be a first-year, first-degree student...

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Wynn Could Use Railroad to Ship out Contaminated Soil

April 9, 2015
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Wynn environmental consultants said Monday night that they are looking into the feasibility of shipping out some contaminated soils by rail, and are very high on the idea. Chris Gordon, a Massachusetts based environmental consultant, said at a public meeting in Charlestown on Monday night that they have been in talks with freight railroad...

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Townie Tidbits

April 9, 2015
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EASTER THOUGHT ON CHARLESTOWN  Having spent about a good dozen years calling Charlestown my home, I have good memories around Easter in Charlestown when I was still living at home with my parents on Winthrop Street. I wasn’t as lucky as a Townie to having been born and raised here but after arriving I...

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Downtown View: Young Adults Invest in City

April 9, 2015
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This is what older adults think of the newly minted adults—20 to early 30s—living on their block: They have loud parties. They drink too much. They put their trash out at any old time and don’t bag it properly. They have too many dogs, and they don’t pick up the you-know-what. They don’t care...

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Residents Are Ready To Fight for ‘Resident Only Parking Changes’

April 2, 2015
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For some folks, it can be work that takes over their lives. For others, it can be a family situation or a home repair emergency. For many in Charlestown, that outlying frustration that can take over their lives involves simply parking their car near their home. They tell stories of paying thousands of dollars...

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Holy Week Schedule at St. John’s

April 2, 2015
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The parish of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 27 Devens St., celebrating 175 years of ministry in Charlestown, invites the community to join us in moving through the most important week in the Christian year with the following services. On Thursday April 2, at 6 pm, there will be a Maundy Thursday supper, with the...

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Waiting Game Begins on Wynn’s Environmental Report

April 2, 2015
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As meetings with Engaged Charlestown Residents and Wynn officials continue in the neighborhood this month, those involved in the process have circled Friday, April 3, with a big red pen – as it is what many believe could be the day when Wynn’s traffic plans are either accepted or rejected by state regulators. The...

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Boston Opposes Wynn Traffic Plan ‘In Its Entirety’

April 2, 2015
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The City of Boston has issued a comment letter indicating it is absolutely against the entire Wynn traffic plan outlined in the Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Report (SFEIR) filed in February – despite the fact that the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) officials worked very closely with Wynn to help put together the plan all...

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Easter Sunday

April 2, 2015
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On Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a few years back and...

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Sports 04-02-2015

April 2, 2015
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Spring/summer track and field registration is open 2015 Spring/Summer Track and Field Registration is now open. Track is open to all youth 5-18 years old Join Town Track Club for an exciting season of jumps,hurdles,sprints,long distance runs,relays,discus and hurdles. Mini meets at our own track, mini meets at MIT and bigger events in-between! *** New...

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Donut Lovers Unite: Charlestown Resident Greg John Brings Kane’s Donuts to Boston

March 25, 2015
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Donut Lovers Unite: Charlestown Resident Greg John Brings Kane’s Donuts to Boston

Kane’s Donuts has been packing customers in to its store in Saugus for decades. The Delios family is well known on the North Shore and beyond for creating sumptuous, uniquely flavored donuts. Paul and Maria Delios have brought their award-winning donuts to Boston’s downtown financial district, International Place, opening the region’s first handcrafted donut...

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Ryan Ready to Facilitate Long-Term Discussion on Sullivan Sq. Traffic

March 25, 2015
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State Rep. Dan Ryan has reaffirmed his longstanding pledge this week to lead discussions around a long-term traffic and transportation fix to Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue – discussions that he said might have been precipitated by the Wynn casino but have been ongoing for years. “The fact that the conversation is back on...

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Palm Sunday Concert/Meditation: To Be At St. Mary-St. Catherine

March 25, 2015
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To mark the last concert on its historic Woodberry and Harris organ before it is silenced for a multi-month restoration, its first in 123 years of supporting worship, St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish has arranged to showcase the instrument in an unusual concert themed to the spirit of Holy Week. Three distinguished organists,...

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Winter Might Be Waning?

March 25, 2015
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This past winter has been one for many longtime New Englanders not to forget.  We are not talking about the record snowfall. We are referring to the ceaseless cold that just keeps us bundled up in layers of clothes on a daily basis. Last Friday, was the official first day of spring and of...

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Do we Have Any Privacy?

March 25, 2015
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The notion of privacy has received much attention recently. I’m still waiting for someone to draw a reasonable line about how far to go in collecting information on the world’s population. The new handringing about privacy began when Edward Snowden, the contractor working for the National Security Agency, leaked classified documents to the press...

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A New Bike Lane?

March 18, 2015
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A New Bike Lane?

The strong winds on Tuesday actually picked this bicycle up from a porch on Salem St. and then it became entangled in the power line. Boston Firefighters were needed at the scene.

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BRA Approves Hotel Project in Navy Yard

March 18, 2015
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The developer planning to bring a 230 room hotel to Charlestown Navy Yard received Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval this week. The $85 million project will transform a historic maritime building into a new hotel and restaurant. Chain Forge Hotel LLC will develop the Chain Forge Hotel, located on a BRA owned parcel at...

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CPS to Hold Monthly Meeting on March 23

March 18, 2015
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The Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) Design Review Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March 23, at 7:30 PM in the Community Room on the 2nd floor of the Boston Police Department Building at 20 Vine Street.  Our agenda includes review of a roof deck replacement at 30 Chestnut Street and a rear...

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