Monthly Archives: June 2018

Time to Heal:Peace Park and Walk to Take Place on Tuesday Evening

June 21, 2018
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Once-underutilized Lowney Park has been converted in the last few months into a Peace Park, and advocates from the Charlestown Coalition will open the revamped space this coming Tuesday, with an unveiling, a march and an event. “It’s all about finding light in darkness,” said Ginaya Greene-Murray, a Charlestown native and part of the...

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Stay Away, Amazon

June 21, 2018
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As Amazon narrowed its list of city choices for its HQ2 from 238 to 20 in January, journalists, bloggers, and civic leaders were furiously trying to square up the finalists against one another to guess which city would reel in the multibillion-dollar, 50,000 job promising whale. The finalists range from the sprawling southern metropolises...

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Letters to the Editor

June 21, 2018
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JOINT STATEMENT ABOUT THE PEACE PARK FROM THE CLERGY OF CHARLESTOWN Dear Editor As members of the clergy serving both the Catholic and Protestant traditions in Charlestown, we want to express our support for the Peace Park that is being revitalized by the students affiliated with Turn it Around and in conjunction with the...

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Is This Really America?

June 21, 2018
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The national disgrace that is occurring at our Southern border is something that we never could have imagined happening in the United States of America. The images of children separated from their parents and locked behind chain link fences evokes the worst horrors of the 20th century —  the concentration camps and gulags to...

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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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