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Support the Slow Streets Charlestown Petition

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in News, Slider | Comments Off

Support the Slow Streets Charlestown Petition

This is an important community initiative that needs everyone’s help.  Keep our streets safe for our families and...

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OneCharlestown: CPS Takes a Position on the Current Plan: Our Letter to the Mayor

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in News, Slider | Comments Off

OneCharlestown:  CPS Takes a Position on the Current Plan:  Our Letter to the Mayor

Of course, all of us support the replacement of the old Bunker Hill Project.  But, we have some real concerns regarding the current BPDA plan submitted by the Developer. February 2, 2017   Mr. Martin Walsh Mayor, City of Boston One City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201 Re: OneCharlestown  Dear Mayor Walsh: We represent the Charlestown Preservation Society, a nonprofit organization with a nearly fifty-year history of working to protect Charlestown’s cultural and architectural history.  First, we thank you for your leadership and advocacy...

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CPS efforts support Memorial Hall’s win of the Henderson Grant

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in News, Slider | Comments Off

CPS efforts support Memorial Hall’s win of the  Henderson Grant

This week, Memorial Hall Board members Joe Zuffante and David Hennessey announced a $44,000 grant from the George B. Henderson Foundation as Phase 1 in the project to restore the old Hall. The Board has joined in the effort with the Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) and the Charlestown Historical Society to work on the project, and together are known as the Friends of Memorial Hall. Dave, who is President of CHS and  Vice President of CPS has been instrumental in helping Memorial Hall restore this wonderful Historic Charelestown...

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CPS Marker Program in Launching–Meeting December 8th

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in News, Slider | Comments Off

CPS Marker Program in Launching–Meeting December 8th

CPS Historic Market Program–Location Charlestown Library :    Workshop – December 8, 2016 6:10-7:50 pm. As you look around Charlestown you will see lots of homes with Markers from the Charlestown Preservation Society.  Over 340 of the handsome markers now grace neighborhood houses, and many more properties qualify. They denote the date of construction of hundreds of properties in our town. CPS expects to hold a Historic Marker Round in 2017.  Details such as cost of the bronze marker, application due dates, and other important...

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The Community Preservation Act–WE GOT IT–Yes on Number 5

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in News, Slider | Comments Off

The Community Preservation Act–WE GOT IT–Yes on Number 5

The Community Preservation Act.  The CPA is an important tool designed to help create affordable homes, better parks and playgrounds, preserve our historic neighborhood buildings, and create jobs. CPA funds are generated by a small surcharge on local property tax bills matched by a statewide trust fund to maximize their impact. The typical Boston homeowner whose home is assessed at $500,000 would pay approximately $24 per year towards this investment, and in turn, the City would generate $20 million or more every year for CPA projects. We are...

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Charlestown Preservation Society: Historic House Tour Coming Sat Sept 24—Come to Memorial Hall to buy or pick up your ticket tomorrow

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in News, Slider | Comments Off

Charlestown Preservation Society: Historic House Tour Coming Sat Sept 24—Come to Memorial Hall to buy or pick up your ticket tomorrow

AS OF NOW, NO MORE ON LINE SALES   PLEASE BUY YOUR TICKET  TOMORROW AT MEMORIAL HALL     Buy Tickets Here  Come tour some of Charlestown’s wonderful historic houses on Saturday, September 24 from 11am to 4pm at the 2016 CPS Historic House Tour, followed by a Lemonade Reception from 4 to 5pm. From a grand Italianate house –one of the 45 brick and stone buildings that formed the Monument Square site in the 1840s -to an industrial space redesigned as a model of a contemporary home.  The 2016 Charlestown Historic House Tour...

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We Need House Sitters!

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Slider | Comments Off

We Need House Sitters!

Please save Saturday September 24th 2016 for The Charlestown Preservation Society’s Historic House Tour. Would you be interested to house sit and greet visitors into a beautiful historic Charlestown home. You would receive a complimentary house tour ticket and plenty of time to take the tour yourself. To SAVE YOUR PLACE let us know if you can help. You can request either a morning or afternoon time to house sit for 2 1/2 hours.  Friends and couples often house-sit together and go on the tour before or after their shift.  We have...

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CPS Annual Meeting June 23 at St. Johns Church on Devens Street:

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in News, Slider | Comments Off

CPS Annual Meeting June 23 at St. Johns Church on Devens Street:

  We would like to extend a warm invitation to the 2016 Annual meeting of the Charlestown Preservation Society. The meeting will be held at St John’s Church, 27 Devens Street at 6:30 pm on June 23rd.  This invitation is being extended to all members as well as non-members who wish to learn more about the Preservation Society. Refreshments will be served. Each year we strive to fulfill our mission of protecting, advocating, educating and guiding responsible development in Charlestown.  This past year has been very exciting for the...

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Celebrate the Opening of the Training Field on June 14th 5:30 Rain date June 16th

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in News, Slider, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Celebrate the Opening of the Training Field on June 14th 5:30 Rain date June 16th

  Training Field Celebration   The Training Field renovations are being completed and the park re-opening celebration will be held on June 14th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Rain date to be held June 16th. Eight community groups are coming together to provide a neighborhood celebration.  Including Friends of the Training Field, Charlestown Preservation Society, The Waterfront Coalition, Dogs of Charlestown and number of others.  Exciting festivities are planned. Special thanks to the planning committee for all of their hard work and looking...

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Have fun – and help preserve our historic Town! May 14 and 21

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in News, Slider | Comments Off

Have fun –  and help preserve our historic Town! May 14 and 21

Last fall the Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) launched a new Task Force entitled Protect Historic Charlestown (PHC). The mission of the Task Force is to help protect the historic character and the architecture of Charlestown in partnership with the City of Boston. The team’s key goals are initially to focus on modification of zoning laws and review processes to create a more supportive environment for preserving and protecting historic properties. These may include removing shortcuts that facilitate the demolition of historic...

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