Lafta Took Hard Lessons as Iraqi Refugee to Make Most of All Opportunities in USA

June 24, 2016
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Lafta Took Hard Lessons as Iraqi Refugee to Make Most of All Opportunities in USA

By Seth Daniel There are a lot of inspirational stories that float around at graduation time – students succeeding against all odds – but few can top Charlestown’s Bilal Lafta, who graduated as the valedictorian this month of the Boston Community Leadership Academy (BCLA) in Hyde Park. He will attend Brown University in Providence...

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‘Adams’ Cannon Returned to Bunker Hill Monument

June 24, 2016
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‘Adams’ Cannon Returned to Bunker Hill Monument

By Seth Daniel A national treasure – missing for repair from the Monument for years – has been returned to the Bunker Hill Lodge and is now preserved for many generations to take in its significance. The Adams Field Cannon has a unique history...

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Starboard Condos Register Several Sales

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Some 10 condos were recently sold in the new Starboard condo building on 1st Avenue, with eight of them going to a Back Bay real estate firm. The sale of the 10 units compiled a price of $5.19 million, with 42...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Preparing to Bid Construction Work Needed

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Wynn Boston Harbor is preparing to award construction bids in the next month worth at least $500 million and they’re spreading the word to local companies...

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Pedestrian Accidents,Near Misses Highlight Planning for Vision Zero

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An adult and a child were struck by a vehicle in the area of 640 Commonwealth Ave. on Tuesday night, June 21, near the Boston University...

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Charlestown Students Win MWRA Poster Contests

June 24, 2016
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The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is pleased to announce that three students at the Warren-Prescott School, Charlestown, have won MWRA’s annual poster and writing contests. Gabriella Guadagno Kaluski, grade...

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BHCHP Honors Gov Baker

June 24, 2016
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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) honored Governor Charlie Baker with its Dr. Jim O’Connell Award. For almost 25 years, the governor has been BHCHP’s ally and...

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BRA Approves Contract for Ferry Move,to be Done in July

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel One of the most highly anticipated events of the summer in the Navy Yard will be the move of the MBTA commuter ferry back to Pier...

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Letters to the Editor

June 24, 2016
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Meeting on traffic plans set for June 30 Dear Editor: On June 30, there will be an important meeting at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street at ...

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Townie Tidbits

June 24, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani IT WASN’T MY FAULT Last week, at the Chamber of Commerce marketplace at the Bunker Hill Mall I was told I recently was in error in...

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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 24, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The...

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Freedom Boat Club Offers Life on the Water Without All the Hassles

June 17, 2016
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Freedom Boat Club Offers Life on the Water Without All the Hassles

By Seth Daniel As warm weather sets in, the ocean often beckons to folks on the shore and the lure of owning a boat and getting out on the...

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Tribute to David Whelan Brings Out Hundreds to the Navy Yard

June 17, 2016
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Tribute to David Whelan Brings Out Hundreds to the Navy Yard

By Seth Daniel Were the late David Whelan still alive today, family members last week said he’d be busy finding someone to put a daily shine on the bronze...

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Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue Planning Re-Start with BTD on June 30

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Sometimes going back to the drawing board can’t be avoided. It wasn’t long ago that a plan was decided upon for Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue...

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St Florian’s Arrival:After Many Years,Fr Mahoney gets Florian Statue at St Francis de Sales

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It took some time, but St. Florian showed up for church last Saturday, June 11, at St. Francis de Sales. With hundreds looking on and Bunker...

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Caution Urged to Councilors in Lifting Cap on Suboxone

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds Charlestown resident and Councilor Bill Linehan’s Addiction Policy Advisor, Jack Kelly, who is charged with working on ways to fund and expand drug treatment opportunities in...

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Michael’s Mission:Family Looks to Remember Michael Cain on Anniversary

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Just last year at this time, Michael Cain II – son of the Town’s notable DJ Smokey Cain – was celebrating his 24th birthday. As he...

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Police Briefs 06-16-2016

June 17, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Warrant Arrest 06/0916 – Officers in the area of Austin Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding U.S. district court warrant charging conspiracy to distribute...

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Townie Tidbits

June 17, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani REMEMBERING A  REAL CHARLESTOWN HERO On Tuesday evening June 7, Peter Looney Park was packed to celebrate Peter Looney Night at the childrens’  park named in...

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Harvard Kent Ceremony

June 10, 2016
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Harvard Kent Ceremony

He might have lost some cool points with his friends for getting a kiss from his parents, Rosie and Jose Munoz, on stage, but Harvard Kent 3rd grader Anthony...

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Bunker Hill Parade

June 10, 2016
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Bunker Hill Parade

The Bunker Hill Parade will be the highlight of more than a week-long celebration of activities commemorating the Battle of Bunker Hill. The Parade will begin in Hayes Square...

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Mayor Moves to Establish Trust Fund for Wynn Mitigation Money

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In a move on Monday that caught many in the Town off-guard – including elected officials involved in the process – Mayor Martin Walsh submitted a...

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Two-Way Tolling Tests to Roll Out This Summer on the Tobin Bridge

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A top state transportation official apologized to drivers this week after a Boston media outlet reported that tolling in both directions on the Mystic/Tobin Bridge is...

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Leadership Scholarship Celebrates 11 Years of Dreaming Big for Harvard Kent Kids

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Calling it the best public-private partnership in the Boston Public Schools, Mayor Martin Walsh joined the 11th Annual Harvard Kent Leadership Scholarship Awards on Thursday, June...

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