Monthly Archives: April 2018

Barbara Bush

April 20, 2018
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Barbara Bush, who passed away this week at the age of 92, was both a throwback to a time when a woman was expected to sacrifice her career for her husband and family and a trailblazer for the manner in which she led the life she chose. Mrs. Bush, who was the only woman,...

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Is April the New January?

April 20, 2018
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When the meteorologists had compiled their weather statistics for the months of February and March, they informed us that for the second straight year, February actually was warmer than March. This pronouncement led the pundits to ponder whether, “March is the new February and February is the new March.” As long-time Eastern New Englanders,...

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Sports 04-19-2018

April 20, 2018
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Townie Sports DOHERTY DELIVERS FOR MONARCHS In what is turning into a fantastic best-of-seven ECHL playoffs matchup, Manchester outlasted the Reading Royals in the first two games posting a pair of 3-2 double-overtime victories to take a commanding 2-0 series lead. Monarchs rugged rookie wing Mike Doherty has already made his presence felt notching...

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Quinn Scholarship Dinner

April 13, 2018
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Quinn Scholarship Dinner

Quinn Scholarship Treasurer Ronan FitzPatrick presents Brigadier General Stephen M. Neary with a plaque commemorating his contribution to the Lt. Michael P. Quinn Scholarship Award Ceremony. The gala celebration took place last Saturday night, April 7, and honored several guests.

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Charlestown’s Jack Kelly Climbs to Mount Everest

April 13, 2018
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Charlestown’s Jack Kelly Climbs to Mount Everest

There was a time in Jack Kelly’s life where he was stripped of everything. There were no creature comforts, no bed to sleep in and only a crippling heroin addiction that left him homeless. “When I first got sober back when I was 22 years old, I was living in a homeless shelter for...

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Zoning Commission denies hurried amendment allowing conversation on taller buildings at Hood

April 13, 2018
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In a show of force by the Charlestown community at City Hall, neighbors stood in formation with City Councilor Lydia Edwards on Wednesday morning to toss a zoning amendment that would have allowed Hood Park to propose buildings as tall as 330 feet. Currently, no such buildings are proposed and the zoning is a Planned Development...

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Tkachuk Chosen as Grand Marshal of Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade

April 13, 2018
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The Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade Committee announced this week that John Tkachuk has been named the Grand Marshal for this year’s parade and its surrounding festivities. Coordinator Arthur Hurley broke the official news on Monday, saying that Tkachuk will be a good choice and that he’s excited to kick off the parade...

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Red Cross to Sponsor Blood Drive on April 15

April 13, 2018
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The American Red Cross will join community leaders to mark the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and to pay tribute to the strength and resilience shown by so many with a blood drive on April 15. In April 2013, the Red Cross sent 600 blood products to Boston area hospitals in response...

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Molly Sowles Running Boston Marathon Playworks

April 13, 2018
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On April 16, Molly Sowles, 29, of Charlestown, will run in her first Boston Marathon. The former collegiate athlete and experienced marathon runner will lace up to support Playworks New England. Playworks New England, a regional branch of a national nonprofit, leverages the power of play to transform children’s social and emotional health. Through...

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Strategic Scholarship Bootcamp Seminar Planned

April 13, 2018
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Last summer two friends were chatting about how expensive college tuition is these days and the impending mounds of debt their collective six kids were most likely going to be faced with. The conversation continued and one of the moms shared that she happened to be in the audience when Major Nippy Betz gave...

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