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Residents to Hold Public Meeting with Wynn Officials on February 11 at BHCC

A newly formed group looking to explore the idea of working collaboratively with Wynn Everett on mitigation and community involvement will hold its first meeting on Feb. 11 at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown. Engaged Charlestown Residents, the new official name, will host the meeting from 6-9 p.m. The meeting – spearheaded by Lynne Levesque and a group of other Charlestown residents – began the effort to work proactively with Wynn as a unified Charlestown front more than a month ago. Levesque said she and a few others got the idea when reading through the stipulations attached to the gaming license. One stipulation is that Wynn engages with the Charlestown community proactively. When Levesque began exploring what that might ...
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Bunker Hill Housing Development Could be in Line for Private Rehab

The City of Boston has sent out Requests for Proposals regarding the redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development. The city and the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) are trying to get some ideas of what a developer can do to transform the aging public housing development into a better place to live and raise a family for Charlestown residents. As the oldest public housing development in the state, the Bunker Hill Development is in need of millions of dollars for renovations–money the cash strapped BHA does not have. “Due to ongoing federal budget cuts and encouragement from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Boston Housing Authority and other housing authorities across the country, are exploring new ways ...
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Head of Inspectional Services to be CNC Meeting on Tuesday

On Tuesday February 3, 2014 William Christopher, Director of the City of Boston Inspectional Services Department will attend the Charlestown Neighborhood Council monthly meeting. The Inspectional Services Department is comprised of five regulatory divisions whose aim is to protect and improve the quality of life for all Boston residents by effectively administering and enforcing building, housing, health, sanitation and safety regulations mandated by City and State governments.

Village in the snow

Zcasavant watched sledding at twilight in Charlestown.

At the Bunker Hill Monument, graffiti never dies - it just comes out in the rain

Andy shows us what he saw this morning on one side of the Bunker Hill Monument. UPDATE: As you'll see in the comments, the graffiti has actually been there since the 1970s, when anti-British sentiment ran high in Boston. And as I heard from somebody who Knows These Things, the National Park Service did its best to remove the graffiti, but there are limits to what it can do with risking damage to a national monument AND the graffiti seems to become especially prominent in the cold and/or rain.
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