Monthly Archives: June 2018

Townie Tidbits

June 28, 2018
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HARVEST ON VINE BBQ CELEBRATION The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry held a super celebration on Tuesday, June 12. It was a big hit. The parking areas was standing rom only. The food line looked like a ticket gate at Fenway Park on game day. Of course it wasn’t just part of the Charlestown...

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Promises to Make to Yourself

June 28, 2018
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You make promises to others but what promises do you make to yourself?  Making appropriate commitments to yourself is essential for guiding your life in the direction you desire.  If you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will. Start with a belief in yourself along with recognizing that you have inside you...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

June 28, 2018
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, soon will be upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended five-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of...

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Observing 243rd Anniversary

June 21, 2018
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Observing 243rd Anniversary

Members of the  Connecticut Society Of The Sons Of The American Revolution stand guard at the Monument on Sunday, June 17, during the annual Battle of Bunker Hill Commemoration Exercises put on by the Bunker Hill Monument Association and the National Park Service. The Connecticut contingent makes a point of traveling to Charlestown each...

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Rare Battle of Bunker Hill Artifacts Found by Dealer

June 21, 2018
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Just as the sacred Battle of Bunker Hill exercises played out last Sunday, June 17, at the Monument, a dealer in Beacon Hill announced that he had located very rare military ribbons from the Battle of Bunker Hill that were owned by the family of Solomon Smith – a Colonial soldier from Acton who...

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Mystic River Builds Momentum for Access with Kick-Off Event

June 21, 2018
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Siblings Tom and Sharon Dow have looked at the Mystic River from their home for their entire lives. Three generations of their family have lived in Charlestown before them and also looked out on the River. Yet the one thing they had in common was that they could never get to the Mystic River...

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Wu,Edwards to Study Resident Parking Sticker Program

June 21, 2018
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City Councilor Michelle Wu will hold a hearing next week, June 28, to begin examining the residential parking program citywide – including the extensive program in Charlestown. Wu put in a hearing order last year, and action was slow to come on the matter, but she said the Council is ready now to take...

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Neighborhood Round Up

June 21, 2018
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ISEE PREP CLASS   AT THE CLLC This fall, the Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center (CLLC) will once again be hosting our annual ISEE Prep-Class for sixth-grade students during the 2018-2019 school year.  Any and all students are welcome to join, but space is extremely limited.  The class is held on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and will be hosted...

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Bunker Hill Florists Will Be Retiring, To Pass on Business after 37 Years

June 21, 2018
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Nearly four decades have passed since Joe Shadroui came to the Town with flowers in hand, but his reign over the petals is coming to an end this month. Through his Bunker Hill Florist business, now owned with his husband Larry Bowling, they have processed around 112,500 orders for flowers in Charlestown – and...

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Hood Park to Talk New Campus Proposal, Major Community Input Saturday

June 21, 2018
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From new office buildings, to water falls at the stack, hotels to a two-acre green space, Hood Park is coming to the community this summer – beginning on Saturday morning, June 23 – to share some ideas for their revised campus and to listen to the community’s thoughts. The summer-long exercise will happen through...

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