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Harvard Business School Allies with Constitution Museum on Hoosac Bldg

November 17, 2018
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The USS Constitution Museum has been selected from a competitive pool of 34 applicants to receive a pro bono consulting engagement by Harvard Business School Association of Boston’s Community Action Partners (CAP). The study is scheduled to begin this fall. For the past 18 months the USS Constitution Museum has been working with the...
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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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Community Mitigation Fund from Wynn Resorts

November 17, 2018
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Those receiving grants this fall cycle: Battle of Bunker Hill Parade Committee, $5,000. Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus #62, $5,000. Bunker Hill Monument Association, $2,500. Bunker Hill Post 26 The American Legion, $2,500. Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, $10,000. Charlestown Branch Library (Older Adult Programs), $1,000. Charlestown Coalition (Turn It Around), $5,000. Charlestown Girls...
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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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Halloween Celebration

November 9, 2018
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Halloween Celebration

This invisible person chose to remain anonymous…Who could it be? And can we even see him? Plenty of wild antics and spooky behavior took place at the 33rd annual Halloween celebration this year around Monument Square and the Training Field. Thousands came out to enjoy a magical night in the Town, with plenty 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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CNC Community Corner

November 9, 2018
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Due to Election Day, the monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be held tonight, Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7p.m .in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford St. The public is encouraged to attend.   The Charlestown Neighborhood Council wishes to announce that it will be holding an election for its 7 at-Large Council...
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Zoning Commission Approves Amendment to Increase Height at Hood

November 9, 2018
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In a resolute vote, the Zoning Commission on Wednesday morning, Nov. 7, voted to approve a controversial text amendment that would allow building heights at Hood Park to more than double. The Commission voted 7-1 to approve the amendment, which is very limited in scope and only affects the portion of Hood Park closest...
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