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Hitting All the Right Notes at the Soldiers’ Home

January 20, 2018
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Hitting All the Right Notes at the Soldiers’ Home

Boston Bruins’ famous National Anthem singer, Rene Rancourt, has spent 41 years singing before Bruins contests, and last Thursday, Jan. 11, he spent an afternoon at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home singing and entertaining residents and staff. The time was put together by the Chelsea District Court staff, primarily Charlestown’s Carolyn Wrenn Shannon (far left)....

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One Charlestown Financier Sun-Cal Backs Out of the Project Subhead: Corcoran has Until End of January to Present BHA with New Partner

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The One Charlestown development proposal took a big hit in its current form this week when it was confirmed that the financier on the project, Sun-Cal, had backed out and will no longer be part of the team. That leaves designated  developer, Corcoran Jennison, without financing, and Boston Housing Authority (BHA)...

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Concert Venue at Hood Goes in ‘Off and On Again’ Arc

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The Hood Park parking garage – which has tentatively been slated to also contain a 4,000-person concert venue and a restaurant – has been in a roller coaster drama over the last week that has ended in pretty much the same place it started. That place is that there is a...

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CNC Corner

January 20, 2018
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The CNC is pleased to announce that 25 Charlestown non-profit organizations attended one of the tutorials required to submit an application for a 2018 Spaulding-CNC Community Partnership Grant.  For these organizations the application is due this Friday, January 19 by 5 p.m.  Additional information is available in the Guideline document on the Community Fund...

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Councilor Lydia Edwards to Serve on NHT

January 20, 2018
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Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, representing Charlestown, East Boston and the North End, was sworn in by city clerk Maureen Feeney on Wednesday to serve on the Boston’s Neighborhood Housing Trust (NHT). The trust, established in 1983 and revamped to suit the city’s growing population in 2001 and 2013, prioritizes funding for affordable and...

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Sullivan Square/Rutherford Planning to Continue Jan 24

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The Rutherford Avenue/Sullivan Square planning initiative will drive on next week with a workshop-style meeting with urban design planners – a meeting that is for residents to give input on the small details within the current hybrid plan. The meeting will take place at the Knights of Columbus from 6:30-9 p.m....

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Walsh Hopes to Create Something Special on Long Island for Recovery:Replacement of Bridge Projected to Take Several Years to Complete

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The City’s administration is currently beginning to think about what a recovery campus on Long Island would look like, as the permitting and fighting over the Long Island Bridge replacement begins to start. In the wake of the big news that Mayor Martin Walsh committed to re-build the Long Island Bridge...

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Dates Set for Boston Fire Recruitment Day

January 20, 2018
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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division in conjunction with the Boston Fire Department will be hosting a Recruitment Day for applicants interested in taking the March 24th, 2018 Civil Service Exam for Entry-Level Firefighter for Cities and Towns. The Recruitment Day will take place from 5:00PM- 7:00PM on January 18th, 2018 and February...

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Charlestown YMCA to Hold Kickoff Event on Jan 24

January 20, 2018
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For 10 years, the Charlestown YMCA has been serving our community youth development, healthy living and social responsibility is what the Charlestown YMCA has been promoting throughout the Charlestown community for a decade. In 2007, approximately 500 membership units belonged to the Charlestown YMCA. Each membership unit represents an individual, couple or family. Today,...

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Local Mother-Owned Art Tour Business Gets New Parents Out of the House During Winter

January 20, 2018
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A few years ago, Renana Kehoe was on maternity leave from her career as director of development operations at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. She loved having the time with son Nolan, but she missed being able to take advantage of the cultural offerings that brought her to Boston in the first place. Kehoe,...

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