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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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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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Battle of Bunker Hill Parade Kicks off at 12:30 P.M., June 10

June 12, 2018
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Battle of Bunker Hill Parade Kicks off at 12:30 P.M., June 10

The Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade will have a ribbon cutting and musket volley in Hayes Square on Sunday, June 10, and then the fun will all begin as the columns of marchers head up Bunker Hill Street at 12:30 p.m. The Parade route this year has been slightly modified again, with everything...

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Encore’s Charlestown Mitigation Fund Distributes $178,000 in Local Grants

June 12, 2018
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When Billy Kelly’s phone started ringing earlier this week, he knew it must mean more progress in getting lights on the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the Training Field. And he was right. Kelly’s Friends of the Training Field organization was one of 41 organizations that received $178,500 in grants from the Encore Boston...

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CNC has Concerns on Sullivan Sq Project

June 12, 2018
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) met on Tuesday night, June 5, and heard development plans for Sullivan Square, while also getting to the bottom of a long-standing issue about the rental of the Courageous Sailing pier. The meeting was also highlighted by a visit from Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who gave an update of her...

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A Peek into Luxury: Encore ‘Golden Rooms’ Show Off What is to Come

June 12, 2018
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Even though the outside of the Encore Boston Harbor tower isn’t completed, there is already an opportunity to get a peek at the lap of luxury that is soon coming to the shores of the Mystic River. “This is the first run where you fit out all the rooms for quality, specifications and dimensions,”...

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CNC Spaulding Partnerships Award $100,000 to 18 Organizations

June 12, 2018
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It was a celebratory atmosphere in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Tuesday evening when the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Partnership awarded $100,000 in grants to 18 small community groups. It was the third year for the Spaulding mitigation money to be distributed, with $100,000 to be given out over...

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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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