Monthly Archives: June 2018

This Was Week to Remember Community, Heroes, Hometown

June 16, 2018
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This Was Week to Remember Community, Heroes, Hometown

The Charlestown Pride Week and Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade couldn’t have rolled out in a better way last week, with great attendance at all of the events and crowds packing the streets for the Parade – aided of course by ideal weather on every day except Monday, June 4. The Parade was...

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Lower Mystic Kick-Off Looks to Envision Future of a Forgotten Waterfront

June 16, 2018
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The Boston Harbor and the Charles River are uniquely associated with Charlestown both historically and visually, but the Mystic River waterfront on the backside of the Town is often neglected and forgotten – mostly because it’s highly inaccessible to the public. The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) is holding an open house to kick...

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Bunker Hill Monument Association Steeped in History, Remembrance

June 16, 2018
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Many might not know it, but the Bunker Hill Monument came down to eight guys and a hearty breakfast. Knowing that the hill in Charlestown was hallowed ground, and not content with the makeshift wooden marker that was there, they gathered at the home of Col. Perkins in Boston on May 10, 1823. They...

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Neighborhood Round Up

June 16, 2018
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PEACE PARK DEDICATION       JUNE 26 On Tuesday, June 26th there will bean unveiling ceremony on Charlestown’s Peace Park at the Mt. Vernon Street Plaza. The ceremony will be followed by a community-wide Walk for Peace and inspirational dinner. Meet at 4:30 pm at the Mt. Vernon Street Plaza for a blessing of the park,...

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Hero Square Ceremonies Steal the Show on Friday

June 16, 2018
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Growing up in Charlestown, Eugene ‘Gene’ Doe would jump off the old arm platform that swung off equipment in the Oilies park on Medford Street , a perfect precursor to his storied service as a paratrooper – where he made more than 500 jumps and carried out dangerous missions in Korea and Vietnam. And...

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Woof! Public Art Exhibit to Open in Navy Yard June 21

June 16, 2018
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Large dogs have begun to take up a temporary home in the Navy Yard this week, all in preparation for a large art show featuring large dogs. The Navy Yard Garden Association announced a Summer Solstice Celebration and Grand Opening of its unique dog-themed sculptural exhibit in the Navy Yard’s Shipyard Park on Thursday, June...

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Townie Tidbits

June 16, 2018
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ANOTHER GREAT PARADE HIGHLIGHTS  THE TOWN’S HISTORY AND ITS PEOPLE I love the Bunker Hill Day Parade. Never miss it if I can help it. Doesn›t matter the weather but I do believe it is always even  better when the weather cooperates as it did this past Sunday. A perfect day to celebrate the...

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A Tragedy with a Lesson for All of Us

June 16, 2018
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Most of us probably never heard of Charlotte Fox, who was the first American woman to ascend three, 26,000-foot or higher mountains, including Mt. Everest. Yet she tragically made the news recently when she was found dead at her home in Telluride, Colorado, apparently from a fall while she was descending a steep flight...

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Glenda Jackson — A True Inspiration

June 16, 2018
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Glenda Jackson, the brilliant British actress, is 82 years old. Yet despite being an octogenarian, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a play Sunday night. Performing on the stage on Broadway is grueling work — eight shows a week — for anyone, let alone a person who is well beyond...

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A Great Day for All Bostonians

June 16, 2018
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Saturday’s Boston Pride Parade, in which mayors from across the nation and  coast-to-coast joined with our Mayor, Marty Walsh, in showing their support for the Rainbow Resistance, was a manifestation of the depth of support for the LGBTQ community throughout the United States. This show of strength is needed more than ever because it...

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