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Honoring A Civil War Soldier

May 19, 2017
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Honoring A Civil War Soldier

Members of the Sons of Union Veterans folded a flag to place alongside the newly marked grave of Civil War veteran Francis William Loan.

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Walsh Fundraiser

May 19, 2017
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Walsh Fundraiser

Mayor Martin Walsh addressed his supporters at his Charlestown Fundraiser this past Thursday night, May 11, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Hundreds of residents turned out for the mayor’s campaign fundraising event in preparation for this year’s City Election.

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Navy Yard Activation Request Gets Huge Response for BPDA

May 19, 2017
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Navy Yard Activation Request Gets Huge Response for BPDA

By Seth Daniel Some 16 outfits submitted ideas and plans – from simple light installations to full-on urban plans – to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) on Friday in response to the agency’s Request for Ideas (RFI). The requests came from as nearby as Charlestown and as far away as Spain. There...

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Council Candidates Pound the Pavement

May 19, 2017
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By John Lynds With four months to go until the City Preliminary Election, Eastie’s Lydia Edwards and Margaret Farmer and the North End’s Stephen Passacantilli have been hitting the pavement in the district’s neighborhoods of Eastie, the North End and Charlestown. Over the past few weeks the candidates have been meeting constituents, knocking doors,...

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RFP Ready for Nanny Goat Hill Properties

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One might struggle to find Nanny Goat Hill if they weren’t a grazing goat in the early 1800s, but neighbors around the seven hilly parcels on Mead and Russell Streets know of them, and could be in the running to acquire them from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) soon....

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Charlestown Resident Rights an Old Wrong for Civil War Ancestor

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There’s no telling what one might find when they begin exploring their family tree. Sometimes it can be shocking or embarrassing. Other times it can be moving. And sometimes it’s simply ordinary. When Charlestown’s Eddie Loan began his discovery of an ancestor that fought valiantly in the Civil War, what he...

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Police Briefs 05-18-2017

May 19, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Trespassing 05/08/17 – Officers on Third Avenue placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no-trespass order.   Larceny from a Building 05/12/17 – A victim on Spice Street reported unknown person(s) entered his office and stole his wallet and laptop. A surveillance video is available, and will be reviewed by...

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Letters to the Editor

May 19, 2017
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I enjoyed the article Dear Editor: I very much enjoyed reading the May 4 article about the Preservation Month event at the old State House. I would like to clarify, and add to, a part of my interview with the Patriot-Bridge. The neighbor from whom I learned of the Charlestown architectural survey is Virginia...

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Townie Tidbits

May 19, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT … Just when you thought that all we had to worry about was the «One Charlestown» project was all we had to worry about, along comes  «We Want to Bury the Underpass» option. I completely forgot about the crew trying to bury the  two underpasses,...

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An End to the Drought — for Now

May 19, 2017
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Last week, state officials announced that the entire state of Massachusetts was no longer in a drought emergency. This certainly comes as good news to residents. Over the last six months, every time it rained or snowed and there were a lot of days of rain and snow, all one could say was that...

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