Monthly Archives: June 2012

Gathering Draws Hundreds on Saturday Night

June 29, 2012
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Gathering Draws Hundreds on Saturday Night

Last Saturday night, hundreds of men, women and children from all walks of life from this neighborhood and beyond gathered for an evening of dancing, music and poetry on a  basketball court at 25 Corey Street in the Bunker Hill Public Housing development. Once the sun went down, the bright stage lights came on...

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Three Charlestown Skaters Chosen by NHL and Bruins

June 29, 2012
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Charlestown’s Matt Grzelcyk was picked by the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League Draft last weekend. He was the 85th overall selection. With this early success, Grzelcyk was chosen by his dream team. “This is what I have dreamt about my entire life,” he said when chosen. “It is a dream come true...

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End of an Era: After 45 Years in Charlestown, Tiny Tots Program Closes Doors

June 29, 2012
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After 45 years of being a staple in the Charlestown community, the appreciated Tiny Tots Program at the Harvard Kent Elementary School silently shut its doors, leaving many Charlestown parents with no other options. For months, a petition circulated throughout the community with the hopes that enough money could be raised to continue the...

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The Importance of Ice-hockey Here Highlighted by NHL Draft Picks

June 29, 2012
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News last weekend that the Boston Bruins and two additional National Hockey League teams have chosen Charlestown skaters to play for them in their annual draft is an extraordinary event in every way. First of all, being chosen to play professional hockey if you are a skater is a life consuming task and one...

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Youth Link and Charlestown

June 29, 2012
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An event organized by Youth Link and held here last weekend that drew hundreds to the Corey Street basketball court in the Bunker Hill Public Housing Development could be the beginning of a much more meaningful relationship if Youth Link’s Matthew Swartz has anything to do with it. Youth Link aids at risk youth...

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Obituaries 06-28-2012

June 29, 2012
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Paul Smith Of Reading, formerly of Charlestown Paul F. Smith of Reading, formerly of Charlestown, died on June 20. He was the beloved husband of Alice G. (Swales) Smith; devoted father of Joann Smith of Charlestown, Paul F. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Wilma of Lynn, Wayne Smith and his wife, Catherine of Oregon...

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Flag Retirement Ceremony

June 22, 2012
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Flag Retirement Ceremony

Members of the American Legion James Conway Post 26 held their annual flag retirement ceremony last Thursday. Shown in the above photo Charlestown Militia Captain Tom Coots get rteady to dispose of a flag. Flag burning is the proper way to dispose of older flags that are no longer used for public display. Shown...

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Next Time You’re at the Movies, ‘Think of Me’

June 22, 2012
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Next Time You’re at the Movies, ‘Think of Me’

Romantic comedies teach us that relationships always have a happy ending. They don’t. Action movies teach us that good always beats out evil. It doesn’t. And horror movies teach us that the killer is always avenged. He isn’t. But in the new independent film Think of Me, a genuine truth is unveiled as the...

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Charlestown Bust Nets Police Drugs, Guns, Cash

June 22, 2012
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Boston Police carried out  series of well timed raids last week in the Bunker Hill Housing Development here which netted drugs, guns and cash. Police arrested a total of 20 persons, all of whom were arraigned last week in Charlestown District Court. Police reported they seized large amounts of heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana and...

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Trash Collection Still Set for July 4

June 22, 2012
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Boston Proper trash and recycling is collected on every holiday with the exception of Christmas.  On Wednesday July 4th  there will be regular trash collection in Beacon Hill, North End, Chinatown, Financial District and in Charlestown. Charlestown, is rarely impacted by holiday collection, the whole of  Charlestown is serviced weekly on a Wednesday.  There...

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