Monthly Archives: May 2017

Letters to the Editor

May 26, 2017
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Quite A Year  Dear Editor: It’s Been Quite a year for my good friend,Grand Marshall Robert Beckwith. Bob had two children Tom and Valerie each walk down the aisle. A third child,Carolyn, gave birth to Grandson Robbie. He and his wife Carol and another Daughter Lauren welcomed their first Grandchild and Nephew home! Becky...

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Townie Tidbits

May 26, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani BUNKER HILL ASSOCIATES  TRIVIA NIGHT Members of the Bunker Hill Associates recently hosted its Trivia Night down at the Knights on May 4. Place was packed and lots of great fun for all. This fundraiser was held to raise funds for nonprofits that benefit kids in Charlestown. Beside being a great...

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Happy Memorial Day

May 26, 2017
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The calendar tells us that the Memorial Day weekend is upon is, although with the exception of a few days this spring, the cool and wet weather has not been a harbinger of warmth and sunshine. But for Americans of all ages, the holiday weekend, despite the temperature reading, symbolizes the start of the...

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Sports 05-25-2017

May 26, 2017
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Townie Sports By Kevin Kelly A NEW LACROSSE LEGEND Revere senior attacker Ed Sullivan scored five goals to go along with four assists to help the Patriots defeat Winthrop by a score of 16-11 and clinch the NEC championship. Ed also surpassed the 100 point mark (65 goals, 39 assists) for the second straight...

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Obituaries 05-25-2017

May 26, 2017
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Charles ‘Charlie’ Cochran Longtime Charlestown resident It is with great sadness that the family of Charles “Charlie” Walter Cochran announces his passing after a long illness at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was 73 years old. Charlie, who was born March 22, 1943 died on February 15. He resided in Charlestown for many...

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Honoring A Civil War Soldier

May 19, 2017
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Honoring A Civil War Soldier

Members of the Sons of Union Veterans folded a flag to place alongside the newly marked grave of Civil War veteran Francis William Loan.

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Walsh Fundraiser

May 19, 2017
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Walsh Fundraiser

Mayor Martin Walsh addressed his supporters at his Charlestown Fundraiser this past Thursday night, May 11, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Hundreds of residents turned out for the mayor’s campaign fundraising event in preparation for this year’s City Election.

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Navy Yard Activation Request Gets Huge Response for BPDA

May 19, 2017
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Navy Yard Activation Request Gets Huge Response for BPDA

By Seth Daniel Some 16 outfits submitted ideas and plans – from simple light installations to full-on urban plans – to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) on Friday in response to the agency’s Request for Ideas (RFI). The requests came from as nearby as Charlestown and as far away as Spain. There...

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Council Candidates Pound the Pavement

May 19, 2017
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By John Lynds With four months to go until the City Preliminary Election, Eastie’s Lydia Edwards and Margaret Farmer and the North End’s Stephen Passacantilli have been hitting the pavement in the district’s neighborhoods of Eastie, the North End and Charlestown. Over the past few weeks the candidates have been meeting constituents, knocking doors,...

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RFP Ready for Nanny Goat Hill Properties

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One might struggle to find Nanny Goat Hill if they weren’t a grazing goat in the early 1800s, but neighbors around the seven hilly parcels on Mead and Russell Streets know of them, and could be in the running to acquire them from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) soon....

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