Walking Tour

May 25, 2018
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Walking Tour

Brian Sullivan and Jeff Zettel look at a gravestone amongst the Phipps family in the Phipps Burial Ground, one of the stops on the new Charlestown Preservation Society’s walking tour app. The Phipps Burial Ground is one of the oldest in Boston and is typically closed to the public, but was open last Sunday,...

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Officials Seek Higher and Better Use Of Leased Land on Mystic River

May 25, 2018
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Details from a sublease between MassPort and its Charlestown tenant, Boston AutoPort, show that the Authority earned approximately $562,151 in rent on waterfront, City-owned land in Charlestown over a period of six years. It is the same City-owned land that MassPort leased from the...

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Training Field is a Place Where ‘Never Forget’ Cannot be Ignored

May 25, 2018
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As Memorial Day approaches, it becomes time for the community to remember those who perished in the act of defending the country in war. Many go to a cemetery or an official memorial – but in Charlestown there is no better place to go...

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Timing Wasn’t Right for Bunker Hill On Winthrop Square Tower Mitigation

May 25, 2018
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When the Winthrop Square tower got its final approvals at the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) Board meeting last Thursday, May 17, it unlocked millions of dollars in...

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CNC Corner

May 25, 2018
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The monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be held on Tuesday June 5 at 7 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street. At 6...

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ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops Return

May 25, 2018
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Budding artists ages nine and up are invited to join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for its popular summer series of ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops during the month...

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Hubway/Blue Bike Expansion with Locations in Charlestown

May 25, 2018
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A series of blues signs along fences and sidewalks throughout the Town – in numerous different languages – have popped up this week as the City continues to consider...

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Placement Evaluations for Charlestown Soccer Fall Season to Take Place

May 25, 2018
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Placement evaluations for Charlestown Soccer’s Fall 2018 travel soccer season will take place over the course of the first two weeks in June.  Sessions will run for roughly one...

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Zelma Lacey House Announces New Fitness Partnership Started

May 25, 2018
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Zelma Lacey House, an assisted living community located in Charlestown, and managed by full-service real estate and property management firm Peabody Properties (www.peabodyproperties.com), recently announced a new fitness partnership...

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Menino Park in Navy Yard Transferred to Parks Department

May 25, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has approved the transfer of Thomas Menino Park and the adjacent Drydock in the Navy Yard to the Boston Parks Department, along...

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Encore Soil Clean Up, Dredging Complete with $68 Million Price Tag

May 25, 2018
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After moving nearly a million tons of soil and sediment on land and water for more than 18 months – and spending in excess of $68 million in private...

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10 Years and Over $50,000 in Support for Aspiring Charlestown Students

May 25, 2018
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This marks the tenth year that a consortium of affiliates from Partners HealthCare – MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center, MGH Institute of Health Professions, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital – will award the Charlestown Community...

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Police Briefs 05-24-2018

May 25, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Robbery – Street 05/17/18 – A victim reported while walking on Green Street, she was jumped and robbed by two males and a female. At that time,...

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Memorial Day Is a Time for Reflection

May 25, 2018
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The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, a three-day weekend that for most Americans marks the start of the summer season. Many will celebrate appropriately with barbecues and outdoor...

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Townie Tidbits

May 25, 2018
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CONSTITUTION TURNAROUND SALUTES VIETNAM VETERANS Last Friday, May 18, the USS Constitution took its annual short trip into the harbor, then turned around and settled back at its US...

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Help End Distracted Driving

May 25, 2018
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Glancing at that new text message on your phone. Scrolling through satellite radio stations to find the right song. Adjusting your GPS to find a new route.  Any of...

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Townie Sports

May 25, 2018
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A PETITE BLITZ BY ALITZ  At the ACC Rowing Championships hosted by Clemson University, Miami sophomore rower Halle Alitz was part of the Second Varsity Four unit that finished...

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First Communion Class

May 17, 2018
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First Communion Class

Lilliana Telesford crowns the Blessed Mother on Sunday, May 6, during the 159th First Communicants of St. Francis de Sales Church on Bunker Hill Street. Father Dan Mahoney presided...

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Hood Park Sees Opportunity to Re-Imagine Campus with Town

May 17, 2018
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The Hood Park on the other side of Rutherford Avenue has been going through a very interesting transformation over the past several years – long before they began having...

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Charlestown’s MacLetchie to Propose 22 Units on Sullivan Square Project

May 17, 2018
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Sullivan Square could be in for even more of a positive change as Charlestown developer Gray MacLetchie reported this week that he is in the very early stages of...

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Old Charlestown Schoolboys to Celebrate 105th Meeting; Distributed 23 Scholarships

May 17, 2018
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When the dean of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys picks up the old bronze hand bell and gives it a good ring on Sunday, May 20, it will mark the...

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Mobile Historic Neighborhood Walking Application Rescheduled

May 17, 2018
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The rescheduled launch of the Mobile Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour application will start at Memorial Hall (14 Green St.) on Sunday May 20  from 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. The...

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Edwards Calls for Hearing to Ensure Taxpayers Remain in Their Homes

May 17, 2018
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Councilor Lydia Edwards has called a hearing to ensure the City of Boston uses every tool at its disposal to ensure taxpayers can stay in their home during times...

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The Graphic Stacks Up Quickly With Large Modular Construction

May 17, 2018
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Things are stacking up at The Graphic on Sullivan Square as 129 modular boxes arrived at the site last week and are being craned into place to construct the new contemporary apartment building. Gathering in...

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