Border wars: Boston, Everett mayors exchange volleys over Wynn casino

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh today announced the city has expanded its lawsuit against the state Gaming Commission to seek nullification of all its decisions, not just the one allowing a casino in Everett on the Charlestown line, and a court ruling that the present commissioners be disqualified from any future votes on a Boston-area casino. In a statement, Walsh said he is particularly concerned about the traffic that will flow into and out of the casino via Sullivan Square and that Wynn is not doing enough to fix the mess he says it will cause: We have spent an enormous amount of time and effort on the casino issue from day one and it has always been our belief that Boston is ...
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Runner Completes Marathon

Charlestown resident Megan McNamara ran the 119th Boston Marathon in memory of her father Leo McNamara, who passed away in June of 2014 after five courageous years as a stroke survivor. Tedy’s Team was formed 10 years ago with the American Stroke Association following Tedy Bruschi’s stroke in 2005 to support and honor survivors and loved ones affected by the No. 1 cause of long-term disability. Megan joined over 30 members of Tedy’s Team, as they took critical steps toward raising awareness of stroke and its warning signs, as well as much needed funds for local research and educational programs. This year alone, team members raised over $400,000 to total over $3.5 million for the program over the last decade. ...
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CWT to Present Award to Kelly Family

The Charlestown Working Theater will present the second annual Creative Community Impact Award to the Kelly family, who had made significant contributions to the CWT and to the Charlestown creative community for over 15 years. The award will be presented at CWT’s Annual Comedy Fundraiser on Friday, June 5th starting at 7pm. For information please write to “The Kellys have done incredible work at the CWT for so many years, we all owe them a great debt of gratitude. Melanie and Matt have organized and worked the box office for all CWT youth productions for 15 years- that’s huge! They’ve volunteered for every clean-up day. They’ve built sets. Matt also works on our website. Alexis is a graduate of our ...
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Navy Yard Ropewalk Project Receives BRA Approval

Charlestown’s Ropewalk project down at the Navy Yard will share in $39 million in federal and city funds to create more affordable housing opportunities in the neighborhood. The $34 million Ropewalk project, which received Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval in April, will create 80 units of housing with 26    units being affordable. The funding, which will create or preserve 1,194 affordable housing units citywide, is possible through $27 million in federal and local resources through the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) and $11.7 million in linkage funds through Boston’s Neighborhood Housing Trust. “It is imperative that we continue to support affordable housing in our neighborhoods, and this funding will help many of our families in need of safe housing stay ...

Taking a Constitutional

Our own SwirlyGrrl captured Old Ironsides in its new home for the next couple of years: Drydock for some restoration work.
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