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Mystic Boat Tour Highlights Possibilities for the Waterfront

November 9, 2018
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The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) held a boat tour of the Mystic River waterfront recently to highlight the vulnerability of many of the properties, but also to get a view of what kinds of opportunities exist for the forgotten shorelines in Everett, Charlestown and Chelsea. The boat tour took off from the Charlestown...
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Neighborhood Round Up

November 9, 2018
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HARVEST ON VINE FOOD PANTRY The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting boxes of cereal and small bags of white rice this week, but any donation on non-perishable foods that you could make would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at the Food Pantry at 49 Vine St. (Hayes Square), The...
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Alford Street Bridge ‘Change Order’ Costs State, Boston Millions

November 9, 2018
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The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the City of Boston have revealed this week that the unexpected, extended construction on the Alford Street Bridge this fall was the result of an approval in 2012 that allowed a less-stable bridge decking to be installed in place of more stable materials – materials that were...
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Harvest on Vine’s Tom MacDonald Releases New Dermot Sparhawk Novel

November 9, 2018
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Many in Charlestown know Tom MacDonald as the director of Harvest on Vine food pantry, but when he’s not handing out food to the community, he’s writing crime novels. Growing up, MacDonald was not an aspiring writer. While in an MBA program at Boston College (after 15 years as a computer programmer), McDonald discovered...
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Governor Could Be a Goalie

November 2, 2018
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Governor Could Be a Goalie

Gov. Charlie Baker received a warm reception from numerous Charlestown residents on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Charlestown Gym Hockey League in the Boys & Girls Club, then down the Warren Tavern for a pint. The governor drew a crowd and solidified his continued popularity in the Town.
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Dogs Halloween Parade

November 2, 2018
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Dogs Halloween Parade

Bea the dog gives her best (and seemingly improbable) super hero pose for the camera during Sunday’s Charlestown Dogs Halloween Parade at Paul Revere. More than 50 dogs and their happy humans enjoyed the morning pre-Halloween.
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Lost Village Finds Voice Against Marijuana Store Proposal Here

November 2, 2018
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The Lost Village has been found. Scores of residents from the Charlestown neighborhood on the other side of I-93, often called the Lost Village, showed up on Tuesday night to speak strongly against a proposal to locate a marijuana dispensary on Cambridge Street. The Bloominus team, led locally by former Councilor Sal LaMattina, presented...
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Home Base Will Be a National Model for Veterans to Heal from Wounds of War

November 2, 2018
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When soldiers come home from war, for generations many have been lauded and appreciated for their service, but the injuries of war continue on inside for many of those soldiers. For many, the “invisible wounds of war” can drive them to hopelessness, or even suicide. It’s an epidemic, officials said on Friday during a...
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Encore Wrapping Up Sullivan Sq Area, Traffic Lights Ironed Out

November 2, 2018
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The Encore Boston Harbor team has been working diligently in the Sullivan Square area for months, and this week they said they should be done with the MBTA station by November. The changes are part of the casino’s commitments to off-site, short-term transportation improvements that are to be completed by the opening date of...
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Neighborhood Round Up

November 2, 2018
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CHARLESTOWN LIONS CLUB COLLECTING FOR DISASTER RELIEF The Charlestown Lions Club is collecting donations to go to disaster relief. The donations will be used to benefit those affected by the local gas explosions and recent hurricanes in the South. ALL proceeds will be donated – there are no administrative  costs. Checks may be made...
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