Monthly Archives: June 2017

Townie Tidbits

June 23, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani GALS AT NAVY YARD, 1942-1945 Historian Polly Kienle, a ranger from the Boston National Historical Park gave a riveting story about how women changed the Boston Navy Yard during World War II AND what it all means for us today. My mom always recalled with pride her time working at the...

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Chief Marshall Grateful for Community Excitement of Bunker Hill

June 23, 2017
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By Chief Marshal Robert Beckwith I would like to thank the Charlestown community for a fantastic and memorable experience serving as Grand Marshal for this year’s Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade. With the help of John Taglilatela, Kim Mahoney, Noreen Manning and Lisa McGoff-Collins, along with my good friends from the 520 Club,...

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Housing Boston, One Person at a Time

June 23, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Last Thursday morning, I walked down West Broadway in Southie, into a bustling Labouré Center. Although it was 7:30 a.m., the energy was high — the room filled was with city and state officials, caseworkers, advocates and volunteers who had arrived at 5 a.m. that day. Together, they were...

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Townie Sports

June 23, 2017
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TOWNIES IN BABE RUTH TOURNEY Charlestown hosts Somerville at Ryan Playground (the “Neck”) in the opening round of the District 3 Babe Ruth Tournament on Friday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. The game features some of Charlestown’s best 13-15 year-old baseball players in what is their inaugural season in Babe Ruth. The double-elimination tourney...

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Bunker Hill Parade

June 17, 2017
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Bunker Hill Parade

Terry Cornellier of the Lincoln Minutemen loads his musket at the annual Bunker Hill Day Parade in re-enacting one of the Colonial militias present at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

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Graduation Day

June 17, 2017
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Graduation Day

Little Charlotte Sutton contemplates her future in kindergarten last Thursday morning as she and her classmates graduated from the Good Shepherd School at St. Mary’s Church. Scores of students, family members, teachers and Father Jim Ronan joined in the celebration – with some grandparents coming from as far away as Florida to mark the...

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Navy Yard,National Parks Ready for Sail Boston 2017

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In 2014, when the Sail Boston return was announced for 2017, the National Park Service stood side by side with the organizers and have been “all-in” every since. This weekend, the Navy Yard will be a featured location for the Parade of Sail on Saturday morning and the overall Family Festival...

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Wynn Money Part of Larger Plan at Kennedy Center Relocation

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When the recipients of the new Charlestown Community Mitigation Fund – money from the Wynn Boston Harbor development – became public last week, one of the top recipients was The Kennedy Center in Hayes Square, but the $10,000 received from that was just one piece of a larger story that involves...

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Renovations to Start at Engine 50

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After a few delays in starting the historic renovation of the Engine 50 Fire House off the Training Field, this time the Boston Fire Department is ready to get things moving on the project – saying that on Aug. 1 they would move everyone out and get started. “It’s going to...

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Michael’s Mission: Cain Remembers His Son Through Dedication to Recovery

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Michael Cain never touched a drug in his life, but pain medications after breaking his back while playing football introduced him to a life of drugs that would eventually take his life. The statistics are plain, said his father, well-known Town DJ Michael ‘Smokey’ Cain, in that his son, Michael, was...

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