Observing 243rd Anniversary

June 21, 2018
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Observing 243rd Anniversary

Members of the  Connecticut Society Of The Sons Of The American Revolution stand guard at the Monument on Sunday, June 17, during the annual Battle of Bunker Hill Commemoration Exercises put on by the Bunker Hill Monument Association and the National Park Service. The Connecticut contingent makes a point of traveling to Charlestown each...

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Rare Battle of Bunker Hill Artifacts Found by Dealer

June 21, 2018
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Just as the sacred Battle of Bunker Hill exercises played out last Sunday, June 17, at the Monument, a dealer in Beacon Hill announced that he had located very rare military ribbons from the Battle of Bunker Hill that were owned by the family...

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Mystic River Builds Momentum for Access with Kick-Off Event

June 21, 2018
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Siblings Tom and Sharon Dow have looked at the Mystic River from their home for their entire lives. Three generations of their family have lived in Charlestown before them and also looked out on the River. Yet the one thing they had in common...

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Wu,Edwards to Study Resident Parking Sticker Program

June 21, 2018
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City Councilor Michelle Wu will hold a hearing next week, June 28, to begin examining the residential parking program citywide – including the extensive program in Charlestown. Wu put...

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Neighborhood Round Up

June 21, 2018
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ISEE PREP CLASS   AT THE CLLC This fall, the Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center (CLLC) will once again be hosting our annual ISEE Prep-Class for sixth-grade students during the 2018-2019 school year.  Any...

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Bunker Hill Florists Will Be Retiring, To Pass on Business after 37 Years

June 21, 2018
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Nearly four decades have passed since Joe Shadroui came to the Town with flowers in hand, but his reign over the petals is coming to an end this month....

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Hood Park to Talk New Campus Proposal, Major Community Input Saturday

June 21, 2018
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From new office buildings, to water falls at the stack, hotels to a two-acre green space, Hood Park is coming to the community this summer – beginning on Saturday...

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Time to Heal:Peace Park and Walk to Take Place on Tuesday Evening

June 21, 2018
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Once-underutilized Lowney Park has been converted in the last few months into a Peace Park, and advocates from the Charlestown Coalition will open the revamped space this coming Tuesday,...

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Stay Away, Amazon

June 21, 2018
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As Amazon narrowed its list of city choices for its HQ2 from 238 to 20 in January, journalists, bloggers, and civic leaders were furiously trying to square up the...

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Letters to the Editor

June 21, 2018
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JOINT STATEMENT ABOUT THE PEACE PARK FROM THE CLERGY OF CHARLESTOWN Dear Editor As members of the clergy serving both the Catholic and Protestant traditions in Charlestown, we want...

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Is This Really America?

June 21, 2018
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The national disgrace that is occurring at our Southern border is something that we never could have imagined happening in the United States of America. The images of children...

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This Was Week to Remember Community, Heroes, Hometown

June 16, 2018
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This Was Week to Remember Community, Heroes, Hometown

The Charlestown Pride Week and Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade couldn’t have rolled out in a better way last week, with great attendance at all of the events...

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Lower Mystic Kick-Off Looks to Envision Future of a Forgotten Waterfront

June 16, 2018
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The Boston Harbor and the Charles River are uniquely associated with Charlestown both historically and visually, but the Mystic River waterfront on the backside of the Town is often...

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Bunker Hill Monument Association Steeped in History, Remembrance

June 16, 2018
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Many might not know it, but the Bunker Hill Monument came down to eight guys and a hearty breakfast. Knowing that the hill in Charlestown was hallowed ground, and...

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Neighborhood Round Up

June 16, 2018
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PEACE PARK DEDICATION       JUNE 26 On Tuesday, June 26th there will bean unveiling ceremony on Charlestown’s Peace Park at the Mt. Vernon Street Plaza. The ceremony will be followed...

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Hero Square Ceremonies Steal the Show on Friday

June 16, 2018
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Growing up in Charlestown, Eugene ‘Gene’ Doe would jump off the old arm platform that swung off equipment in the Oilies park on Medford Street , a perfect precursor...

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Woof! Public Art Exhibit to Open in Navy Yard June 21

June 16, 2018
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Large dogs have begun to take up a temporary home in the Navy Yard this week, all in preparation for a large art show featuring large dogs. The Navy...

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Townie Tidbits

June 16, 2018
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ANOTHER GREAT PARADE HIGHLIGHTS  THE TOWN’S HISTORY AND ITS PEOPLE I love the Bunker Hill Day Parade. Never miss it if I can help it. Doesn›t matter the weather...

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A Tragedy with a Lesson for All of Us

June 16, 2018
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Most of us probably never heard of Charlotte Fox, who was the first American woman to ascend three, 26,000-foot or higher mountains, including Mt. Everest. Yet she tragically made...

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Glenda Jackson — A True Inspiration

June 16, 2018
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Glenda Jackson, the brilliant British actress, is 82 years old. Yet despite being an octogenarian, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a play Sunday night....

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A Great Day for All Bostonians

June 16, 2018
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Saturday’s Boston Pride Parade, in which mayors from across the nation and  coast-to-coast joined with our Mayor, Marty Walsh, in showing their support for the Rainbow Resistance, was a...

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Touch-A-Truck

June 12, 2018
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Touch-A-Truck

Tripp Nugent enjoying his time on a pay-loader last Sunday, June 3, during the kick-off event for Charlestown Pride Week – the Touch-a-Truck event by the Charlestown Mothers Association...

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Battle of Bunker Hill Parade Kicks off at 12:30 P.M., June 10

June 12, 2018
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Battle of Bunker Hill Parade Kicks off at 12:30 P.M., June 10

The Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade will have a ribbon cutting and musket volley in Hayes Square on Sunday, June 10, and then the fun will all begin...

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Encore’s Charlestown Mitigation Fund Distributes $178,000 in Local Grants

June 12, 2018
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When Billy Kelly’s phone started ringing earlier this week, he knew it must mean more progress in getting lights on the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the Training Field....

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