BPDA Proposes 275-Foot Height Limit in Hood Park at its Board Meeting

October 14, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will propose raising maximum heights in and around the western half of the Hood Park by 160 feet – leaving the possibility of 275-foot-tall buildings on the properties in Charlestown abutting the I-93 corridor. The document was presented for consideration on the BPDA agenda Tuesday, and will...
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One Charlestown Meeting on Oct 18

October 14, 2018
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The first public meeting on the revamped One Charlestown project at the Bunker Hill Development has officially been set, and will be led as an off-site City Council Hearing by Councilor Lydia Edwards. The meeting will bring residents, the Charlestown Residents Alliance, Boston Housing Authority, Corcoran Development and new development partner Leggat McCall all...
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CNC Community Corner

October 14, 2018
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council wishes to announce that it will be holding an election for its seven at-large council seats on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, for a two year term beginning in January, 2019. Candidates are required to collect 25 signatures from Charlestown residents to secure a spot on the ballot. Candidates must be...
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Neighborhood Round Up

October 14, 2018
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TOM MACDONALD BOOK LAUNCHING CELEBRATION Tom MacDonald will be on hand at The Navy Yard Bistro on Sunday, October 28 to launch his latest book, Murder in the Charlestown Bricks, A Dermot Sparkhawk Crime Novel. Join the celebration from 12 – 3pm. There will be books available for $15. Please RSVP to [email protected] If...
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Navy Yard Gets $3M Federal Grant

October 14, 2018
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How fitting it was that the sun burst through the clouds as the ceremony began for the announcement of the 2018 Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Experience Plan and a $3 million federal grant to the National Park Service in Boston. For this project – which will redevelop the Hoosac Warehouse into a gateway center...
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Women of Charlestown, Many Forgotten Lecture on Oct 16

October 14, 2018
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The Charlestown Historical Society will Host the Women of Charlestown presented by Maria D’Itria on Oct. 16. Everyone has heard the story of Rosie the Riveter, who represented the 8,000 women who worked in the Charlestown Navy Yard during WWII. Maybe you heard of Sarah Josepha Hale who helped raise $30,000 to complete the...
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CMA and The Lions Club Team Up for a More Inclusive Halloween

October 14, 2018
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For many families Halloween is a fun time of year, to trick or treat and meet with friends. Yet, for children who manage complex medical conditions, Halloween can be a challenging time, when they are unsafe or excluded. This is the reality for children with life-threatening food allergies, childhood diabetes, food intolerances, as well...
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St John School Poised for Academic Success and Growth

October 14, 2018
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Nestled in the heart of Boston’s North End, St. John School has prepared students for bright futures since 1895. The school is a Catholic value-centered learning environment focused on educating students in an atmosphere that fosters the growth of each student in spirit, mind and body.  The staff welcomes pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students and...
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Oral History Project Goes Decade by Decade on YouTube

October 14, 2018
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The tales of the Battle of Bunker Hill are thoroughly researched in the annals of Charlestown’s history. So too is the Civil War era and those that served from the Town during those terrible years. But one era that has yet to be fully chronicled is the modern era from 1920 to the present....
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Lt Gov Polito Visits Early College Program at Charlestown High

October 14, 2018
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Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito met with students at Charlestown High School Tuesday that are taking early college courses in order to be better prepared for college, while earning college credits at no cost before they graduate high school. The Baker-Polito administration is committed to expanding the number of early college programs at school districts...
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McMullan Named as Concert and Event Producer

October 14, 2018
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Berklee has named Maureen McMullan, a resident of Charlestown, as concert and event producer for external affairs. A Scottish soprano, songwriter, arranger, and bandleader trained in both classical and contemporary music, McMullan is widely recognized for her versatility. She has sung professionally in diverse genres including jazz, pop, folk, musical theater, R&B, and oratorio,...
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Coalition of Residents, CNC Members Call for Street Direction Change

October 14, 2018
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Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) member Mary Boucher and a coalition of neighbors – particularly from the Bunker Hill Street and Medford Street areas – are calling for at least three streets between Elm and Shorts Streets be reversed in direction to help better serve all residents of the area. Boucher and members of the...
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Encore Boston Harbor Signs Agreement with Local Entertainment Group

October 14, 2018
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Encore Boston Harbor added a local flavor to its five-star, $2.5 billion global resort this week, announcing that it has signed a lease with New England-based Big Night Entertainment Group to operate a 16,400-square-foot restaurant and lounge and an 8,000-square-foot luxury nightclub at the resort. Named for both its alluring design and waterfront location...
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Police Briefs 10-11-2018

October 14, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 10/02/18 – A victim on Ludlow Street reported unknown person(s) stole his scooter. The Stolen Car Unit has been notified of the incident.   Robbery – Bank 10/05/18 – Officers responded to Austin Street for a report of a bank robbery. A witness stated a male suspect wearing sunglasses and a...
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Letter to the Editor

October 14, 2018
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MORE GREEN SPACE FOR HEIGHT IS A FAIR – EVEN VERY BENEFICIAL – TRADE-OFF  Dear Editor: I’d like to respond to better balance some of the resident views expressed in “New Hood Park Plan Gets Rough Outing at CNC over Building Height” (Oct. 4). As someone who sees Hood Park every day from my...
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How We’re Creating More Affordable Housing

October 14, 2018
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Boston is going through a period of historic growth— the kind our city hasn’t seen in decades. More people are choosing to put down roots and start families here. More businesses are choosing to open their doors here. Students from all over the world come to attend our universities and colleges each year. As...
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Massachusetts Must Move Forward on Our Own

October 14, 2018
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With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, coming on the heels of the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, it is clear that the America as we have known it for the past 70 years, a time in which the United States attained and maintained its supremacy in the world and achieved...
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Sports 10-11-2018

October 14, 2018
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NHL SEASON BEGINS WITH TOWNIE FLAIR The NHL hockey season kicked off this week, and more than a few Townies or those with Townie roots were on rosters this year. The list includes: Matt Tkachuk, Calgary Flames Jimmy Vesey, New York Rangers Kevin Hayes, New York Rangers Matt Grzelcyk, Boston Bruins Brady Tkachuk, Ottawa...
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Blessing of the Animals

October 4, 2018
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Blessing of the Animals

`EY DOG: Ernesto Reyes and Javi the dachshound were ready to celebrate the Blessing of the Animals in Thompson Square on Sunday, Sept. 30. The event brought clergy and parishioners – and their pets – together from St. Mary-St. Catherine of Sienna Parish, St. John’s Episcopal Church, and St. Anthony Shrine. The annual event...
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MGH Charlestown Celebrates 50 Years

October 4, 2018
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MGH Charlestown Celebrates 50 Years

Special speaker Roger Sweet, MD, and his wife, Ann, during the 50th anniversary celebration of the MGH Charlestown Health Center last Friday, Sept. 28. Dr. Roger Sweet was present at the clinic’s beginning 50 years ago, started the adult medicine program, and retired in 1993.
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Navy Yard Preparing for Huge Revamp Announcement

October 4, 2018
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The Navy Yard National Historic Park and several partners – including the Constitution Museum – are preparing to welcome in state, local and federal dignitaries on Friday for an announcement about completely revamping the visitor experience at the Yard – including the possibility of rehabilitating the old Hoosac Building into a new Constitution Museum....
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Coleman Found Family, a Great Workplace, at the Kennedy Center

October 4, 2018
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There aren’t many people who can say they’ve helped to teach thousands of the very youngest minds in the Town, but one person who can make such a boast is Donna (Blaikie) Coleman, who retired from the Kennedy Center Early Childhood Head Start program last July after 50 years. Coleman will be honored by...
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Council Will Hold Hearing in Charlestown on Bunker Hill Re-Development

October 4, 2018
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Councilor Lydia Edwards will get the ball rolling on the community review of the re-started Bunker Hill redevelopment plan at a hearing in the Town on Oct. 18. Edwards said this week that the meeting will be a follow-up to the hearing she held on One Charlestown – the former name of the redevelopment...
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Three Great Choices: Charlestown Public Schools Shine on MCAS, Proving Continued Revival

October 4, 2018
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The three major elementary schools in Charlestown showed tremendous achievement on the state MCAS test among all schools in the Boston Public School network, with the Harvard-Kent singled out by the district as a school continuing to be on the move. The Harvard-Kent, the Warren Prescott and the Eliot School (in the North End,...
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