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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 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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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 p.m., we will be giving out the awards from the Spaulding-CNC Community Partnership Fund. All are invited to attend, to celebrate, and to thank our...

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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 of June at six Boston locations.  The series of free workshops is just one of the many offerings of the annual ParkARTS program sponsored by...

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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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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 hour and 15 minutes, following the check in period. Placements are field evaluations of all our potential players conducted by independent contractors, and are used...

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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 with J. Fish Senior Fitness, a company specializing in physical fitness for seniors. As a result of this partnership, residents of Zelma Lacey House are...

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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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