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Charlestown is Ready for Bunker Hill Parade

June 11, 2015
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When Charlestown native Bob O’Toole steps to the head of the Bunker Hill Day Parade as Chief Marshal this coming Sunday, June 14 at 12:30 p.m. in Hayes Square, it won’t be his first loop around the hill. The retired Boston Police deputy superintendent has been involved with the Parade as a spectator in...

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CNC Taps Discussion on Terminal St. Brewery

June 11, 2015
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) met last Tuesday, June 2, for the last meeting before its two-month summer hiatus. The meeting kicked off with two presentations from prospective business owners. The first duo was in the early stages of planning a new brewery and taproom they hope to bring to Terminal Street. They talked...

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Hero Sq. Dedication is Saturday

June 11, 2015
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On Saturday June 13, the JW Conway American Legion Post 26 supported by the Charlestown Veterans History Project will sponsor two hero square dedications. The dedications will take place on the corner of Monument Street and Monument Square in Charlestown to William J Ryan and James M Connolly. Both men, who came from Charlestown,...

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Letters to the Editor

June 11, 2015
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Thank you to Old Charlestown Schoolboy’s Association Dear Editor: I wish to thank the Old Charlestown Schoolboy’s Association Scholarship Committee for selecting me as recipient of the 2015 Jonathan Greatorex Scholarship Award. My family and I are profoundly grateful for this generous award as I prepare to begin my studies at Sacred Heart University...

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Enjoy — Remember — Bunker Hill Day

June 11, 2015
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The celebration of the Battle of Bunker Hill is a week-long festival in our community that began this past Sunday and will be highlighted this coming Sunday with the annual parade. It is an event that has been observed for hundreds of years in Charlestown and is enjoyed by residents of all ages. Although...

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John Harvard Mall Renovation

June 4, 2015
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John Harvard Mall Renovation

The John Harvard Mall and park are about to undergo a major renovation by the City, and through an initiative by the Friends of the John Harvard Mall, the budget for that renovation has increased from $450,000 to $1.5 million. That will enable a full scale renovation of the upper and lower areas. However,...

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Not To Late To Pledge To Help Fund the Parade

June 4, 2015
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As the days wind down before the Bunker Hill Day Parade on Sunday, June 14, time is of the essence when it comes to fundraising, and despite the fact that the community has rallied around an online funding effort, Parade organizer Arthur Hurley said this week that more is needed. “Last year we were...

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John F.Kennedy Family Service Center Celebrating 50th Year of Helping Families

June 4, 2015
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This year the John F. Kennedy Family Service Center, (www.kennedycenter.org), a nonprofit organization with the mission to improve the lives of individuals and families in need, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of providing education, advocacy, and opportunity in Charlestown. To commemorate this important milestone, the Board of Directors are hosting the“Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary...

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Boston Snubs Baker Administration On Proposed Sullivan Sq. Traffic Plan

June 4, 2015
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Wynn Everett officials and a large contingent of state and municipal officials met Monday morning with state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack in Boston about long-term casino-related traffic plans in Charlestown’s Sullivan Square, but noticeably absent at the table was anyone from the City of Boston or the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). State transportation officials...

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City Officials Announces Pilot Street Cleaning Program

June 4, 2015
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The City of Boston announced this week that a new street cleaning program will be piloted in Charlestown. Starting the week of July 1, tickets issued for parking in violation of the street cleaning regulation in Charlestown will increase from $40 to $90. Throughout the time period that the pilot program is in effect,...

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