Monthly Archives: June 2018

Bunker Hill Day Special

June 12, 2018
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Thomas Knowlton:  Bunker Hill hero, father of Special Forces   The rag-tag precursor to the Continental Army that fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill for the Colonists can hardly be thought of as an elite Special Forces unit, but the father of today’s modern Army Special Forces cut his teeth right on Bunker...

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Letters to the Editor

June 12, 2018
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THANK YOU Dear Editor: To the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association. I would like to Thank You for selecting me for one of the Schoolboy Scholarships. This Award will be put to good use as I continue my education at Stonehill College. Christopher Page THANK YOU Dear Editor: To the Old  Charlestown Schoolboys Association. I would...

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Townie Tidbits

June 12, 2018
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SUMMER IS STILL HARVEST TIME IN TOWN Our pantry membership is growing, thus we need your support more than ever. Along with the 160 registered families that came for food last Tuesday, 17 new families signed up. We have five volunteer opportunities in June. Distribution 1 Set-up, Friday, June 8, 4:00 p.m. Distribution, Saturday,...

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Schoolboys Dinner

June 1, 2018
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Schoolboys Dinner

JUST LIKE OLD TIMES: Dan Smith, Keith Lordan, John Scheiffern, Bill Smith, and Bill Lordan enjoyed the 105th Old Charlestown Schoolboy’s Association dinner last Sunday, May 20, in the Knights of Columbus Father Mahoney Hall. President Bob Flynn presided over the affair, which saw a packed house once again for the oldest organization in...

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Hood Park Files for 230-Foot Office Building on its Campus

June 1, 2018
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A little over one month after the community and some elected officials rose up to defeat a proposed text amendment regarding building height at the Boston Zoning Commission, Hood Park has filed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for a building that is twice the current height...

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Edwards says Now Is the Time to Push MassPort for Mitigation

June 1, 2018
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Even though MassPort occupies a significant amount of land on Charlestown’s waterfront, Councilor Lydia Edwards said the Authority isn’t giving Charlestown its fair share of mitigation – and many times it isn’t even inviting the Town to the mitigation table. “When we walk away from the table, we should always know we’re walking away...

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Here Comes Charlestown Pride Week: Associates Unveil Jam-Packed First Week

June 1, 2018
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The Battle of Bunker Hill Day isn’t until June 17, but in Charlestown, the party starts right about now. The Bunker Hill Associates unveiled their calendar of events for Charlestown Pride Week this week, and it showed a packed week of fun starting this Sunday, June 3, and continuing full speed until the Associates...

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CNC Corner

June 1, 2018
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The monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council will be held on Tuesday June 5, at 7 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford St. At 6 p.m., we will be giving out the awards from the Spaulding-CNC Community Partnership Fund.  All are invited to attend, to celebrate, and to thank our...

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MyRWA to Take a Serious Look at Mystic River Waterfront

June 1, 2018
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The Charlestown waterfront along the Mystic River remains largely hidden and inaccessible – a stark contrast to the east side which has seen significant investments in the Harborwalk and other waterfront parks. Through a robust community outreach process, which is kicking off with an Open House Event on June 14, the Mystic River Watershed...

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Encore’s Off-Site Construction on Speedy Timetable

June 1, 2018
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One can’t help but marvel at the 20-plus story casino tower and resort coming to life across the Mystic River in Everett while passing by, but it will likely be the massive amounts of road construction that will become more prominent this summer as the casino puts the pedal to the metal to get...

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