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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 Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for $1 over a...

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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 than the Training Field, which was founded for military purposes...

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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 mitigation payments – some of which went to housing developments being redeveloped. At first glance, many in the Town wondered why it was that Bunker...

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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 new locations for the former HubWay, now Blue Bike, expansion. In Charlestown, the City has identified 11 potential locations throughout Charlestown, and will eventually locate...

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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 with a $37,500 activation payment. The BPDA approved the transfer of its property at Thursday’s Board meeting, with the Boston Parks Commission already voting to...

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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 meetings about the recently approved parking garage and the re-imagining process of the circa-2000 office park plan. Few know many of the treasures already located...

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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 developing a 22-unit condominium building on the Square behind the old Tweed School. “I’m in the very beginning stages of going through the permitting process,”...

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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 105th time the organization has gathered in Charlestown to celebrate the long-time charitable organization. “In Charlestown, we are the oldest community in Boston, founded in...

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All Eyes on Encore Boston Harbor with Repeal of Sports Betting Ban

May 17, 2018
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The U.S. Supreme Court issued a revolutionary decision repealing the ban on sports betting Monday morning that has far-reaching effects in the world of sport, but also has major implications right in Charlestown’s backyard at the Encore Boston Harbor casino – where most assume sports betting would likely become a large part of the...

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Reese ‘Catching’ on in Her Second Year as Little League President

May 17, 2018
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When Cathy Reese was a college catcher at Cornell University, she enjoyed quarterbacking the softball games – coordinating the strategy and keeping everyone on track in the field. Now, as the new president of Little League, the 15-year Charlestown resident is using those same skills to ‘catch on’ and growing ever-more comfortable in her...

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