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Edwards May Appeal Zoning Commission Decision on Height at Hood Park Project

November 17, 2018
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After a 7-1 vote by the Zoning Commission last Wednesday, Nov. 7, to approve a text amendment allowing taller buildings on a portion of Hood Park, this week City Councilor Lydia Edwards said she might appeal the decision. Edwards, allying with more than 600 people that signed a petition against the zoning change, said...
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Six Firms vie for Activation of Navy Yard

November 17, 2018
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Six firms have emerged as the leaders in the quest to make the Navy Yard a little more of a happening place. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) announced at a meeting last Wednesday, Nov. 7, that six firms have submitted updated plans as part of the Agency’s Request for Information (RFI) process...
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Charlestown NEW Health Center Brings on a New SUDS Director

November 17, 2018
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The Charlestown NEW Health Center has brought on a new Substance Abuse Disorder Services (SUDS) specialist and is looking to help address the crisis in tandem with several other service agencies in the Town. Norma Repucci, a veteran of SUDS programming, has been hired as the new Charlestown director and is already off the...
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Say Bye-Bye to Pier 5: BPDA says it Cannot be Saved, Could Fall in Soon

November 17, 2018
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Any hopes of importing a South Boston ‘Lawn On D’ style park on Pier 5 in the Navy Yard have been dashed this week after Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) officials told neighbors that the pier is not salvageable and, also, very expensive to demolish. The BPDA and the community now sit at...
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Wynn Sues MGC, Wynn Resorts Over Public Investigation Rollout

November 17, 2018
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Former Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn has filed a six-count action in Clark County, Nevada, court calling on the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to be barred from publicly rolling out its eight-month investigation into sexual misconduct allegations at Wynn Resorts – a highly anticipated investigation that was supposed to be made public in early...
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Chain Forge Could Break Ground This Spring, Other Buildings in the Development Mix

November 17, 2018
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The Chain Forge building hotel could break ground by the Spring of 2019 if all goes according to plan, according to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) staffer Devin Quirk. “They will be in construction as soon as this spring,” said Quirk. The 230-room hotel has been in the works for some time,...
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Impact Funds Awards 38 Projects More than $200,000 in Grants

November 17, 2018
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The Charlestown Community Impact Fund and Mayor Martin Walsh announced it had awarded 38 grants in Charlestown totaling $200,750 in the fall round of awards, but one award that didn’t get funded was very conspicuous. The awards saw one of the largest payouts in the life of the program, that likely being because of...
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Gov Baker, DA-Elect Rollins and ‘No on 1’ Big Winners in Charlestown

November 9, 2018
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Gov Baker, DA-Elect Rollins and ‘No on 1’ Big Winners in Charlestown

Charlestown followed the trend of the state, but bucked the Citywide trend in going all out for Gov. Charlie Baker in Tuesday’s General Election – voting for Baker in a 2-to-1 margin. Gov. Baker has been popular in Charlestown and has made several visits to the Town, including a fun trip to Charlestown Gym...
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The Bunker Hill: A Veteran’s Promise and a Mystery Solved

November 9, 2018
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In a little apartment at 26 Austin St. – an address that no longer exists, but stood where the 99 Restaurant is today – the Tiernan family gathered around the radio on Dec. 7, 1941. President Franklin Roosevelt was speaking in dire terms, telling all of America – and that little corner of Charlestown...
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BPS Likely to Phase Out Edwards Middle School

November 9, 2018
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The Edwards Middle School will likely be phased out in the coming years, according to Boston Public Schools (BPS) officials, as the district looks to simplify its school pathways, eliminate freestanding middle schools, and help solve the shortage of elementary seats in Charlestown and East Boston. The announcement came during the community’s BuildBPS meeting...
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