Monthly Archives: February 2018

MGH Institute Supports YMCA

February 15, 2018
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MGH Institute Supports YMCA

MGH Institute of Health Professions President Paula Milone-Nuzzo (center)recently presented a check for $2,680 to Charlestown YMCA Executive Director Andrea Wilk (left) and YMCA Board Chair Alex Robinson (right). Faculty and staff at the Charlestown Navy Yard graduate school raised the funds at its annual holiday party.

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Stroke of Genius:Charlestown Swim Team Surging Amidst Long History

February 15, 2018
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Stroke of Genius:Charlestown Swim Team Surging Amidst Long History

Aside from hockey, there aren’t too many youth sports in Charlestown that can trace their roots back to the 1930s, but that is the case for the Charlestown Swim Team, which is once again collecting trophies and accolades on its way to the national meet this spring. Based in the Charlestown Boys & Girls...

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Hood Park Pulls Concert Venue Proposal, Wants to Talk Higher Buildings Later

February 15, 2018
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Tuesday was the day the music died at Hood Park, as the developer surprised everyone at a public meeting by announcing that they have cancelled plans for the controversial concert venue proposed there. The news came at the outset of the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s (BPDA) Hood Park Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting...

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One Charlestown Hopes to Bring in New, Local Partner

February 15, 2018
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The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) announced this week that the Corcoran/Sun Cal development team for One Charlestown has proposed to bring in Boston-based Leggat McCall as a new partner. BHA Director Bill McGonagle told the Patriot-Bridge this week that the development team has proposed that Leggat McCall join in on the project, that coming...

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Surface Option Group Derails Grant Funding for Sullivan Square Design

February 15, 2018
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City Councilors have agreed to hold up a vote to release $250,000 in grant funding to the Boston Transportation Department for use in advancing the hybrid tunnel option for Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square. At a hearing before Councilor Michelle Wu’s Transportation Committee on Feb. 5, the anti-tunnel Rutherford Corridor Improvement Coalition (RCIC) testified...

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DiDomenico Votes to Pass Bill Funding Capital Facility Repairs and Improvements

February 15, 2018
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Senator Sal DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate recently voted to authorize up to $3.65 billion in bonds for repairs and improvements of capital facilities across the Commonwealth. Spending authorizations in the bill include bonds for state university and community college campus improvements, public safety and security facilities and clean energy and...

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DCR Pedestrian Bridge Gets Rave Reviews, but Includes $22.6M Price Tag

February 15, 2018
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The Department of Con-servation and Recreation (DCR), along with partners such as Wynn Boston Harbor, unveiled the design for the much-heralded Mystic Crossing pedestrian/bicycle bridge – a critical connection between Charlestown, Everett, Somerville and a host of other communities connected by bike paths. DCR Project Manager Dan Driscoll introduced the project at a meeting...

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Councilor Edwards Calls for Hearing on One Charlestown in Charlestown

February 15, 2018
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During Wednesday’s City Council meeting, Councilor Lydia Edwards, chair of the Housing and Community Development Committee, filed an order calling for a public hearing on the redevelopment of the One Charlestown project in an effort to bring City Hall and developer transparency to the community. The hearing is planned for mid-to late-March and will,...

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Police Briefs 02-15-2018

February 15, 2018
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Charlestown Beat Drugs 02/05/18 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Bunker Hill Street, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class B substance (cocaine). Larceny 02/05/18 – A victim on Chestnut Street reported he had three packages stolen from the foyer of his building. Larceny...

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Townie Tidbits

February 15, 2018
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THE VALUE OF YOUTH MENTORING After recently attending the 125th anniversary of the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, and the impact it has had and continues to have with Charlestown›s young people, I thought about the value of these  intergenerational service organizations. I grew up in the ’50s and ’60s in Boston›s South End...

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