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Charlestown Is Top Draw During Historic Preservation Month

April 30, 2014
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Charlestown will be featured front and center during National Historic Preservation Month beginning May 1. Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the City of Boston will have a calendar of special events under the theme of “Buildings and Grounds.” The City will host a variety of tours, talks and exhibits that celebrate and promote Charlestown...

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Thank You for a Great Marathon

April 30, 2014
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We want to take the time to acknowledge all the behind the scenes work from thousands of Marathon officials, Boston and State Police and city officials who worked together to make this year’s Marathon a memorable experience. Living in Boston we were front and center in last year’s cowardly act that left hundreds injuried...

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Police Briefs 05-01-2014

April 30, 2014
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Drugs 04/22/14 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Lexington Street, two individuals were placed under arrest for possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute. Violation of the Auto Laws 04/22/14 – As a result of a traffic stop on Main Street, an individual was placed...

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Obituaries 05-01-2014

April 30, 2014
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Anne Tiernan IRS Retiree, Old Charlestown School Girls Association Member and Active Swimmer Anne T. Tiernan, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, passed away peacefully on April 28. She was 86 years old. Anne was born on June 26, 1927 to William J. Tiernan and Sarah Winifred Walsh Tiernan who emigrated from Galway, Ireland. Her...

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Heading to Charlestown

April 28, 2014
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Heading to Charlestown

Two riders from the Massachusetts National Lancers playing Paul Revere (Sgt. Christopher Tobin) and William Dawes (Major James DiCarlo) leave the North End on Sunday evening getting ready to head to Charlestown for the re-enactment of Paul Revere’s ride. The annual Paul Revere’s ride re-enactment takes place at the USS Constitution Museum in Charlestown...

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Five Vie for Coveted Title ‘Mayor of Charlestown”

April 28, 2014
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Five Vie for Coveted Title ‘Mayor of Charlestown”

In the next few weeks, campaigning will be heavy as five candidates vie to be the one called ‘Mayor of Charlestown.’  In this week’s newspaper on page 6, Patty Kelley has written profiles of the candidates. But for those Townies who seem to never forget a good political race, we reprint the 1988 race...

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Will a Future Marathon Winner Have Charlestown Roots?

April 28, 2014
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Will a Future Marathon Winner Have Charlestown Roots?

Charlestown roots run deep. Family roots even deeper. That’s why “Townie Pride” waves supreme in honor to a son and grandson of one of the town’s well known families, the McGonagles of Elm Street. Ten year old James Donahue of Reading, son of Andy and Marie McGonagle Donahue and grandson of Marie and Charlie...

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Charlestown Is a Big Winner In Mayor Walsh’s City Budget

April 28, 2014
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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh unveiled his $2.7 billion fiscal year 2015 budget to the City Council . In it is Walsh and the city’s five year $1.9 billion capital plan, “Building a Better Boston,” that the Walsh administration has dubbed an investment program for the City’s future and has several earmarks for Charlestown. The...

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Downtown View: What Do Young Bostonians Want?

April 28, 2014
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There is a lot of action on the young person’s front. City fathers and mothers are trying to attract people age 20 to 34. Mayor Menino created an initiative called ONEin3 to engage that age group and help Boston serve their needs. He championed the Seaport District’s micro-apartments to house the young employees of...

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Townie Tidbits

April 28, 2014
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CHARLESTOWN CIVIL WAR REMEMBRANCE Joe Zuffante from the Abraham Lincoln,Post 11, GAR just informed me that on this coming Sunday, April 27, there will be a Charlestown Civil War  Remembrance at 12 pm at Memorial Hall on Green Street. Guest speaker will be Paul Kenworth of the Salem Zouavesi, a civil war re-enactment ground who...

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