CNC to Meet on Parcel 39A

October 13, 2014
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) Development Committee will hold a monthly coordination meeting for the Parcel 39A development (Starboard Place) on October 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Institute of Health Professions, Building 36, Room 322. Representatives from Consigli and Kavanagh Development will be on hand to give updated information with respect to the...

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Harvard/Kent Parents Plan Fundraiser

October 13, 2014
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Join the parents of Harvard Kent School  at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus on Medford St. for Paintnite to support the Harvard Kent School, on Thursday October 16 from 6-9. Tickets must be purchased online at www.paintnite.com/pages/events/view/boston/839295 for $45. For additional question please contact Colleen Collings at ccollings@bostonpublicschools.org

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Townie Tidbits

October 13, 2014
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MA This year would have been my mother’s 105th birthday and it brings back those great old memories growing up when my family celebrated with lots of cake and ice cream. The good thing for all of us was the fact that each of us had a birthday in each of...

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Wynn Resorts Backing ‘No on Question 3′ Effort

October 13, 2014
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After mostly staying out of the casino repeal vote discussion – otherwise known as Question 3 – Wynn Resorts announced last weekend that they would become involved in the ‘No on 3’ campaign over the next month. When the casino company won their license on Sept. 16, officials from Wynn said they hadn’t made...

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Sullivan Sq. Redesign to Be Discussed on Oct. 26

October 13, 2014
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With the estimated addition of 25,000 more cars traveling through Sullivan Square because of the Wynn Casino and with Wynn paying for re-building the square, the opportunity to hear and ask questions of the architect of a plan for re-building the square is very timely. Sunday, Oct ober 26,  Skip Smallridge will be the speaker...

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Letters to the Editor

October 13, 2014
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Thank you Dear Editor: Thank you to the Charlestown Schoolgirls Association and the Somerville City Club for selecting me for the 2014 scholarship. This generous scholarship will help me as I pursue a career in Nursing.  I am currently a sophomore at Plymouth State University. I was unable to attend this year’s luncheon to...

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Local Facility to Start Turning Food Waste into Fuel

October 6, 2014
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The state’s commercial food waste disposal ban kicked in this week and by year’s end the Charlestown Maritime Center will begin producing fuel from compost for the Massachusetts Water Resources Agency’s (MWRA) wastewater treatment plant at Deer Island in Winthrop. The ban will divert food waste to energy-generating and composting facilities and reduce the...

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Archaeology Walking Tour: From Bunker Hill through the Big Dig

October 6, 2014
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On October 7, from 12 noon to 1:00 pm. The Tour will be led by Joe Bagley, City of Boston Archaeologist. The Tour will begin on the Steps of the Lodge located at the base of the Bunker Hill Monument. The event will end at City Square and cover over 3,000 years of Charlestown history..  Highlights...

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Ryan Seeks to have MGC Meet Residents

October 6, 2014
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Representative Dan Ryan has invited members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to a meeting for Charlestown residents on Wednesday, October 15th to provide information on their recent decision to designate Wynn MA, LLC as the licensee in Region A and the conditions attached to that license.  The meeting will be held at The...

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50 Years Later: Remembering The Trumbull Street Fire Tragedy

October 6, 2014
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Boston has certainly had its share of losing firefighters in the line of duty and only last March, the city mourned the loss of two firemen battling a blaze in an abandoned apartment building in the Back Bay.  The Vendome disaster in June, 1972 claimed the lives of 9 firemen.  Fifty years ago this...

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Police Briefs 10-02-2014

October 6, 2014
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Possession of a Firearm 09/23/14 – Officers in the area of Starr King Court were attempting to speak to several individuals, when two of them ran from the scene. Both suspects were apprehended, at which time one of them was found to be in possession of a loaded black .380 caliber handgun. They were...

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Letters to the Editor

October 6, 2014
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Clergy urge residents to vote Yes on Question 3 Dear Editor: The Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts have taken a definitive position urging citizens to vote YES on Ballot Question # 3 and stop the expansion of gambling. One of their statements put it this way: “There is too much at stake for Massachusetts to...

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Casino Opponents Working Hard on Repeal

September 29, 2014
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Casino Opponents Working Hard on Repeal

Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo said he will not support the expanded gaming repeal, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria challenged the media to get information out to the voters to prevent confusion – and at the same time – many influential Charlestown residents have jumped very vocally on the repeal effort. As the casino licensing process...

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Casino Officials: Boston and Wynn Will Be Unstoppable In Tight Market

September 29, 2014
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Wynn’s chief representative in Boston told the media and Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) members last week that – despite industry saturation concerns in the Northeast – the combination of Boston and Wynn will be unstoppable. “This is an incredible opportunity in one of the most amazing cities in the world,” said Robert DeSalvio –...

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MGH Institute of Health Professions Sponsors Annual Community Day

September 29, 2014
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To most people, say the word marshmallow and visions of s’mores and campfires come to mind. For the 350 first-year students who participated in the MGH Institute’s third annual Community Day on September 19, a marshmallow now has a new meaning: interprofessional education. More than 35 teams of 6-8 students from the MGH Institute’s...

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Maura Healey Back on Campaign: Trail for Attorney General Position

September 20, 2014
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Maura Healey Back on Campaign: Trail for Attorney General Position

Charlestown’s Maura Healey was back on the campaign trail in Charlestown last week after the political newcomer won big last week over polished politician Warren Tolman. Healey’s victory last Tuesday during the Democratic Primary for Attorney General had energized her base here in Charlestown where Healey crushed Tolman. In Charlestown, Healey received 2,087 votes...

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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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