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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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Townie Tidbits

July 3, 2014
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“Who’s on first?” -Lou Costello Sometimes it is hard enough to know what time it is or how to shop when you forget the shopping. list on the kitchen table. Right? However, over the past year or two something has bugged me. Doesn’t anyone know when Charlestown was founded? I thought I knew until...

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Letters to the Editor

July 3, 2014
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Thank you Sal  LaMattina Dear Editor: The members of the Abraham Lincoln Post want to take this opportunity to thank our city of Boston district councilor Sal La Mattina for his generous donation of a new flag on June 14 to celebrate Flag Day at Memorial Hall. Also a special thanks to Judy Evers...

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Obituaries 07-03-2014

July 3, 2014
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Carl Zellner Carl Zellner passed away Sunday June 29th at Cape Cod Hospital. As a local historian Carl was a dedicated and great friend of Charlestown. His obituary will be published next week in The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge.  A memorial service is planned for the future at the Bunker Hill Museum and rather than flowers,...

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Battle of Bunker Hill Commemorative Exercises

June 27, 2014
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Battle of Bunker Hill Commemorative Exercises

Mayor Martin Walsh and Veterans Affairs Commissioner Francisco Urena attend the Battle of Bunker Hill Commemorative Exercises in Charlestown on Tuesday, June 17. Children from the Warren Prescott School are seen here performing a musical medley.

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Harrington Elected ‘Mayor of Charlestown’

June 27, 2014
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Harrington Elected ‘Mayor of Charlestown’

The Townie Association had a very busy Bunker Hill Day weekend. On Friday, June 13th, Charlestown elected the 2014 Mayor of Charlestown, Kelliegh Harrington and said thank you to 17th Mayor of Charlestown, Shannon Lundin at the annual Night Before Banquet. The race lasted two months as each candidate sold votes in their name....

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SJC Allows Casino Question on State Ballot in November

June 27, 2014
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The statewide group that is trying to repeal the Massachusetts expanded gaming legislation scored a major victory Tuesday when the Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of allowing a casino repeal referendum question on November’s statewide ballot. The ruling will allow people in Massachusetts the right to vote on repealing the casino law and...

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BRA Approves Ropewalk Project

June 27, 2014
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Last Thursday, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board voted to approve the $34 million Ropewalk project at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The board also voted to extend the designation of Frontier Enterprises, Inc. as the project developer. Frontier Enterprises, Inc., plans to rehab the existing historical buildings and build 90 residential units (20-30 percent...

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CNC to Meet on 463 Rutherford Ave.

June 27, 2014
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council Development Committee will hear a presentation by Bruce Daniels of 463 Rutherford LLC with respect to the proposed development at 463 Rutherford Avenue (corner of Rutherford Avenue and Baldwin Street).  The meeting will be held on July 1 at the Schrafft’s Center located at 529 Main Street at 7:00 p.m....

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The SJC Ruling

June 27, 2014
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Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling must be placed before the voters for a referendum in November is one of seismic proportions, with the epicenter situated right here in the Everett-Chelsea-East Boston-Revere-Winthrop area and its reverberations extending throughout the state....

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