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Enjoy a Safe Holiday Weekend

May 21, 2015
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Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of the summer season, bringing with it the anticipation of sunshine and warmth, of vacations, and of time spent with family and friends. So we ask our readers to stop right now — and think for a moment — about all of the good things that we...

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Let Us Never Forget Their Sacrifice

May 21, 2015
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Of all of our national holidays, Memorial Day is the most solemn. Memorial Day reminds us of the Supreme Sacrifice that has been made by so many of our fellow citizens to keep us a free people and provides us with an opportunity to honor their sacrifice. Memorial Day has its roots in what...

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Leadership Scholarship Awards Six Seniors, Brings in New Crop

May 14, 2015
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Leadership Scholarship Awards Six Seniors, Brings in New Crop

They had been so small, but they returned all grown up. Six high school seniors that once walked the halls of the Harvard-Kent School and received the Leadership Scholarship Award when they were much younger, much smaller students, at the school. Now, in their senior year of high school, all six students are headed...

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Armstrong is Ready to Entertain This Saturday for St. John’s

May 14, 2015
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Armstrong is Ready to Entertain This Saturday for St. John’s

When accomplished Soprano Nancy Armstrong moved to Charlestown, it was because of how easy it was to park. That should give a hint to just how long the talented early music singer has called the neighborhood home. “I lived in the Back Bay for 12 years, but as my private vocal student lessons began...

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Engine 50 Firehouse Rehab Set

May 14, 2015
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The country’s oldest public firehouse will get major overhaul over the next five years with money that has been earmarked in the city budget. The Engine 50 Firehouse at 34 Winthrop St. in Charlestown will receive a $3.5 million investment according to Mayor Martin Walsh. “Engine 50 in Charlestown is the oldest public firehouse...

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Police Briefs 05-14-2015

May 14, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Letter to the Editor

May 14, 2015
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The D.O.I. #1 “Thank You” Dear Editor: The members of the D.O.I. #1 would like to thank the families and Dear Editor: friends of Claire Lynch, Mary “Sis” Farrell and Patricia “Patti” Harty for their support and generous contributions to the Daughters of Isabella #1 Claire Lynch Memorial Scholarship. These women were dedicated, hard...

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New Bridges to Hope in the Wake of Long Island

May 14, 2015
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On October 8th of last year, I had to make a painful but necessary decision. The Long Island Bridge, after years of neglect, had to be shut down. The decaying 63-year-old structure posed imminent danger to the clients and staff of the shelter, transition, detox, and treatment programs housed on Long Island in Boston...

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Townie Tidbits

May 14, 2015
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DID CHARLESTOWN’S POST OFFICE MUSIC DIRECTOR   FORGET BEN E. KING? Legendary R & B artist Ben E. King passed away on April 30. He was the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose voice gave us great rhythm ‘n blues classics such as ‘Stand by Me,”  “There Goes My Baby”, and of course “Spanish Harlem.”...

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Gloss to Speak at CHS

May 7, 2015
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Gloss to Speak at CHS

Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the Brattle book Shop and a regular on Antiques Road Show will be giving a talk at the Charlestown Historical Society on Tuesday May 12 at 7:00PM, at the Bunker Hill Museum, 43 Monument Square. Gloss will talk about the history of his shop and share anecdotes related to book...

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