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Q and A with Congressman Mike Capuano

September 1, 2011
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Q and A with Congressman Mike Capuano

Congressman Mike Capuano represents Charlestown. He remains, after all these years, outspoken, independent and avowedly wed to the needs of the voters of this district. The following is a Q&A with Congressman Capuano conducted earlier this week with Josh Resnek of the Patriot-Bridge. Question: Your feeling about the economy today. Are we in a...

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Barry Playground Opening Set for September 10

September 1, 2011
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino will join Charlestown residents to unveil more than $860,000 in improvements to Barry Playground on Saturday, September 10, at 9 a.m. Located at 41 Medford Street, the opening of Barry Playground highlights the Mayor’s commitment to the parks and open spaces in Charlestown.  The total design and construction cost for...

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The End

September 1, 2011
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Summer was almost over, the five of us walked down Pearl Street towards the big Mystic River, we had our towels over our shoulders and we decided to go for a swim at Dewey Beach. It was the fifties and Dewey beach had seen a lot of better days; the beach was littered with...

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Hurricane Irene

September 1, 2011
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Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show. She never came to dinner nor stay around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, diminished by half of what she was...

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Sports 09-01-2011

September 1, 2011
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Help keep me in the loop With the Fall high school sports season fast approaching, if a parent has any info/photo of their child participating in a sport (soccer, volleyball, football etc.) or recreational activity (elementary school, high school, college, or otherwise), please E-Mail me at bunkerhillbillie@aol.com and I will be sure to include...

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Obituaries 09-01-2011

September 1, 2011
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William Coyman Charlestown resident William P. “Billy” Coyman of Charlestown died suddenly on Aug. 23. A retired member of Teamsters Union Local 25, he was a member of the Halligan Club and the Cronin Club. He was the beloved father of William G. Coyman of California and Johanna Coyman of Lowell; cherished grandfather of...

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Read Boston Storymobile Makes a Stop at Bunker Hill

August 25, 2011
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Read Boston Storymobile Makes a Stop at Bunker Hill

The Navy Yard Children’s Quarter Day Care children and staff including (left to right) Kristine Smith, Dixie Stanislaus, and Paulina Vaca were engaged by Boston National Historical Park Ranger Merrill Kohlhofer at ReadBoston’s Storymobile special appearance at the Bunker Hill Lodge.

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USS Constitution to Set Sail on 2012 Forever Stamp

August 25, 2011
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USS Constitution to Set Sail on 2012 Forever Stamp

In 2012, the U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp featuring USS Constitution, the most famous ship of the War of 1812. With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812, a two-and-a-half year conflict with Great Britain that many Americans later came to view as the nation’s...

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The Neighborhood Loses One of its Great People

August 25, 2011
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Charlestown and this neighborhood is more than the sum of its long history and its Federalist architecture. Charlestown, above all, is about people. Always has been. Always will be. The death of Peter Looney takes from this neighborhood one of its significant people, who had a great effect at everything he did here –...

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Father Mahoney and Father DiPerri

August 25, 2011
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We wish to inform our readers that we do know that there is a difference between Father DiPerri, who presided and who spoke at Peter’s funeral Mass, and Father Daniel Mahoney who was unable to attend because of illness. The names were transposed during editing. Please believe us when we inform you that we...

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