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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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Charlestown Working Theater 40th Anniversary 50/50 Raffle

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

Charlestown Working Theater 40th Anniversary 50/50 Raffle

CHARLESTOWN WORKING THEATER’S 40th Anniversary 50/50 Raffle Tickets $100 Each Maximum of 200 Tickets Sold Party and Drawing on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7pm Knights of Columbus, 545 Medford Street, Charlestown Need not be present to win For Tickets Visit Bunker Hill Florist, 211 Main Street or contact: Kristin Johnson krisjohn@earthlink.net (617) 242 3855 Julia O’Donnell odonnell4@aol.com Joe McGonigle c21joe@aol.com Tom Cunha tomcunha@aol.com Amanda Reinfeld amanda.reinfeld@gmail.com D’Arcy Goldman DarcyGoldman@humboldt.com Ellen Kitzis...

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Boston’s Changing Neighborhoods- 2/4

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in News, Slider | Comments Off

Boston’s Changing Neighborhoods- 2/4

“Boston is experiencing unprecedented levels of development and growth, and our neighborhoods are changing rapidly as a result. Join the Boston Preservation Alliance for a conversation and Q&A session about what these changes mean for Boston’s neighborhoods, and how you can preserve your community’s character while embracing the future.” This event, presented by the Boston Preservation Alliance on Thursday Feb. 4th at 6:00 pm at the Boling Building in Dudley Square, Roxbury, may be of interest to our members.  Just...

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Training Field Project is Underway

Posted by on Jan 10, 2016 in News, Slider | Comments Off

Training Field Project is Underway

The long awaited Training Field re-landscaping project is finally underway.  It began right before Halloween and will be completed this upcoming Spring.  It’s very exciting to see the efforts of the Charlestown Preservation Society, The Friends of the Training Field and the Boston Parks come together to create a new entrance into Charlestown.

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Our National Ship: The History and Preservation of USS Constitution- SOLD OUT!

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Our National Ship: The History and Preservation of USS Constitution- SOLD OUT!

This event will be held in the Commandant’s House at the Charlestown Navy Yard, on November 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm. The event is open to the public. Space is limited so you must pre-register Learn about the rich history of USS Constitution and the latest efforts to restore the oldest ship in the U.S. Navy. Launched in 1797, this 218 year old warship was built to fight against Algerian corsairs to protect American Merchant ships. She is most famous for her efforts in the War of 1812, capturing British merchant ships and 5 Royal Navy...

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Bill Lamb, Chair of the CPS Design Review Committee on the topic of 16 Oak Street

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in News, Slider | Comments Off

Bill Lamb, Chair of the CPS Design Review Committee on the topic of 16 Oak Street

15 September 2015 Patriot Bridge  To the editor re “Succumbing To The Wrecking Ball” September 10, 2015  It is shocking to see the two pictures of the beautiful 175 year old red house at 16 Oak Street being reduced to a pile of rubble in a matter of hours.  These pictures illustrate the sometimes unfortunate consequences of development pressures in our community, changes that reduce the distinctive architectural variety on each of our streets and eliminate fascinating reminders of the history of our town.  This house could have been...

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Charlestown Working Theater Open House 9/26

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in News, Slider | Comments Off

Charlestown Working Theater Open House 9/26

Join Charlestown Working Theater on Saturday, September 26th for a community Open House to kick off their 40th Season!CWT_OpenHouse

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Annual Meeting Update

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in News, Slider | Comments Off

Annual Meeting Update

We had a great meeting last Thursday night.  For those of you unable to attend we are providing a copy of the presentation for your review.  Have a good Fourth of July.CPS_Annual Meeting 2015 final

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CPS Annual Meeting

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Slider | Comments Off

CPS Annual Meeting

We would like to extend a warm invitation to the 2015 Annual meeting of the Charlestown Preservation Society. The meeting will be held at the Stove Factory in Charlestown at 523 Medford Street on Thursday evening June 25, 2015 at 6:30 pm.  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...

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