Author: Sal Giarratani

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CASTLE ISLAND BREWING TAKES BEER GARDEN TO CHARLESTOWN Castle Island Brewing Company has now opened a beer garden,  which will run through the end of the summer over at Constitution Wharf in Charlestown. It had previously planned to open the…

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THE VIEW FROM THOMPSON SQUARE On this past Monday, I met up with Julie Hall is spearheaded today’s Engine 50 Birthday Party at at the Monument.  Engine Company #50 has been in operation since July 26, 1918, at 9 a.m.…

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“YO AMO LA PAZ” Over this summer, community activists in East Boston  have been holding peace marches for a safe summer in the neighborhood. One sign carrier held up a sign in Spanish that read YO AMO LA PAZ, translated…

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MEN OF THE CLOTH IN CHARLESTOWN Growing up outside Charlestown, I remember the towering presence of Father Brock. He was the chaplain  at Boston City Hospital for decades when I was living my life in the South End and Lower Roxbury. He and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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REMEMBERING THE MEANING OF MEMORIAL DAY Memorial Day is a holiday started up by the Confederacy following the end of the Civil War and eventually became a national holiday to remember all who had fallen in defense of the American…

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CONSTITUTION TURNAROUND SALUTES VIETNAM VETERANS Last Friday, May 18, the USS Constitution took its annual short trip into the harbor, then turned around and settled back at its US Navy berth at the Navy Yard. It was cold but sunny…

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REMEMBERING #2  RYAN “DUCE” MORRISSEY The Friends of Ryan ‘Duce’ Morrissey Scholarship Fund will be holding its fourth annual Awards Presentation Night on Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus. Dining, dancing, raffles and laughs as…