Monthly Archives: June 2013

Several Meetings Planned Next Week on Local Projects

June 20, 2013
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Just when one thought that things were going to quiet down after the Battle of Bunker Hill Parade, next week has meetings from Monday to Thursday on a wide range of projects.  The following are the meetings that residents if interested are urged to attend. RESTAURANT HEARING At 7:00 p.m., on Monday, June 24th,...

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Annual Open Market Was a Success

June 20, 2013
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It was a sunny and grand day for the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Open Market!  Vendors were sold out, kids were thrilled with the face painter, Ginny – of GIN C. Productions, and locals walked up and down and all around the Bunker Hill Mall finding Tee Shirts, and Ghost Tour Information, Beautiful Irish...

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LaMattina Pushes Immigration Reform

June 20, 2013
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With the U.S. Senate poised to vote on immigration reform before July 4, City Councilor Sal LaMattina ensured that Boston became the fifth city in the state to pass a local resolution in support of federal immigration reform legislation. LaMattina’s resolution, which calls on the 113th Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform that addresses...

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Police Briefs 06-20-2013

June 20, 2013
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Assault and Battery 06/10/13 – A victim reported while crossing the street near 529 Main St., he “had words” with the operator of a Ford truck. The driver exited his motor vehicle and punched the victim in the mouth before fleeing the scene. Detectives, with the help of the victim and witnesses, identified the...

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Bridge Bells Will Ring Again

June 14, 2013
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Bridge Bells Will Ring Again

On Saturday, June 8th, the Charlestown Bells, the interactive musical sculpture located along the locks of the Charles River Basin were removed from their current location and transported to the workshop of the artist who originally created and installed them, Paul Matisse. The mechanisms that let passers-by play the Bells had been breaking one...

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Race for Mayor of Charlestown Returns

June 14, 2013
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Race for Mayor of Charlestown Returns

Thanks to the Townie Association, what began in 1982 by the “Charlestown to Charlestown” Committee, once again residents have the opportunity to run for “Mayor of Charlestown,” a position with no real or legal responsibilities, but an honorary title. The candidate who sells the most election ballots becomes the Mayor of Charlestown for the...

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Bunker Hill Parade Set to Start on Sunday

June 14, 2013
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The annual Charlestown Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade will be held on this Sunday June 16 starting at 12:30 p.m.  Three divisions  will take part in the parade that starts at Hayes Square (Chelsea and Vine Streets) and will end at The Training Field on Winthrop Street. Many other events will be part...

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CNC to Hold Meeting on Shipyard Park

June 14, 2013
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The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a meeting to discuss two separate BRA / City of Boston projects in the Navy Yard. The meeting will occur on June 27th at 7pm at Spaulding Hospital’s Community Room. The City of Boston has proposed redevelopment of Parcel 5 (the pier directly in front of Spaulding’s...

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Summer Fiesta at St. John’s on June 20

June 14, 2013
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There will be a Summer Fiesta in the Wolcott Woodland Garden behind St. John’s Church at 27 Devens Street on Thursday, June 20th from 5 to 7:30 pm.    The event is open to the public and there will be beverages, small plates of interesting foods and desserts. Music for the evening will be provided...

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Downtown View Let There Be Light

June 14, 2013
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It has been 135 years since Thomas Edison patented his first incandescent light bulb. Such an inventive guy would be delighted with what is taking place in urban lighting as incandescent bulbs are phased out. And phasing out incandescent lighting is not a Communist plot, as some would have it. Technology has been moving...

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