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CPS Marker Program in Launching–Meeting December 8th

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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!

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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

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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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Two New Talks at the Bunker Hill Museum 7:00 pm May 10 and June 22

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in News, Slider, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Two New Talks at the Bunker Hill Museum 7:00 pm May 10 and June 22

The Charlestown Preservation Society and the Charlestown Historic Society invite you to attend two new talks in May and June.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our American History. Joe Bagley, author, A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts May 10, 2016 Joe Bagley, author, will present his findings of “A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts” (April 2016) present his findings on May 10 at 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm at the Bunker Hill Museum “History is right under our feet; we just need to dig a little to find it”. Though not...

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House Search for 2016 House Tour!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in News, Slider | Comments Off

House Search for 2016 House Tour!

We are getting ready for our 2016 Charlestown Historic House Tour, one of the most visible events in Charlestown.  We are in the process of identifying homes for inclusion on the Tour.  It’s not an easy task and we could use your help.  We are looking for homes that reflect the historic character of Charlestown.  Typically, tour homes date prior to 1900 and have been restored, yet still retain many of their original design elements. In the past, houses have ranged from grand homes on Monument Square to intimate Workers Cottages. ...

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Casella Resources Solutions has proposed operating a solid waste transfer station on Rutherford Ave

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in News, Slider, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Casella Resources Solutions has proposed operating a solid waste transfer station on Rutherford Ave

The Charlestown Preservation Society has prepared a position paper on the proposed Waste Transfer Station.  Please read our statement and feel free to share with your friends and neighbors.  we have sent  this document to our City Councilors, the Mayor and the Redevelopment Authroity along with MEPA.  CPS Position Statement – Casella Proposal 2_17_2016

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