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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Walsh Delivers Upbeat State of City Address

In his first State of the City address delivered before 2,500 people at Symphony Hall Tuesday night, Mayor Martin J. Walsh covered all aspects of his stewardship of city government from fixing potholes to his vision for Boston in 2030 and pointed out the partnership at Charlestown High School with SAP and Bunker Hill Community College. Walsh noted that in his first year more than 60 miles of roads have been repaved and 19,000 potholes have been filled as well as 1,061 guns have been taken off the streets and his continuing effort in making Boston government more representative of all Boston residents. He pointed with pride to the fact that more than $4 billion of construction has begun with ...
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Local Concerns are Walsh’s in Dealing with Wynn Casino

One week after Boston filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) regarding the Wynn Everett casino license, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in an interview that his administration is simply trying to protect the residents of Charlestown and that two continuing sticking points are mitigation and transportation. However, Wynn Everett officials indicated that Boston is basing its expectations to protect Charlestown on the failed bid of Mohegan Sun – citing mitigation promises made in that bid that were unreasonable. Wynn officials also dropped the bombshell that – minus property tax PILOT payments – Boston’s MGC-negotiated agreement is more lucrative than the host community of Everett. There is a far different understanding of things in Boston City Hall. “The ...
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BCC Approves New Owners of Shipyard Quarters

Boston Conservation Commission’s (BCC) Charlotte Moffat said the BCC has approved the new owner of Charlestown’s  piers at the Shipyard Quarters Marina’s request for administrative approval for his plans to redevelop the piers. Charles Lagasse, Jr., a well-respected and experienced Newburyport developer who owns and operates the Boston Yacht Haven on Commercial Wharf, bought the property in September after a lawsuit filed by the Attorney General’s office forced the previous owner to sell the property. The development will be done under Lagasse’s entity Charlestown Marina LLC. “Charlestown Marina LLC came before us with their reconfiguration plans as the new owner of the property,” said Moffat. After the lawsuit that spanned nearly two years, Charlestown Marina LLC took ownership of the ...
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