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Boston Landmarks Passes Changes to Five Cent Building

March 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Other than Old Glory, there is but one other kind of flag that’s allowed to fly in Charlestown, and it doesn’t bear the logo of the Starbuck’s coffee company. It’s blue and white and has a pine tree on it. However, if the coffee company had it their way, their black...

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Democrats to Elect Delegates, March 28

March 10, 2017
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Registered Democrats in Ward 2 will be holding a caucus at The Harvard Kent School (50 Bunker Hill Street) on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm to elect delegates and alternates for the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will gather to adopt a new Party Platform. The Convention will...

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Warren-Prescott to Put on ‘Hairspray’ this Weekend

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The students of the Warren-Prescott Elementary School will embark on their most ambitious drama project yet in putting on ‘Hairspray’ the musical for their 10th show since Music Director Olivia Thompson arrived 12 years ago and started the series. This time around, there will even be a special performance for the...

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Engine 50 to Close for Renovations this Month, to Move to Sullivan Square

March 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the coziest and oldest fire stations in the country is about to shut down for more than a year in order to be renovated, and some are worried that the temporary relocation plan could put the eastern side of the Town at risk. Fire officials confirmed that renovation plans...

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Police Briefs 03-09-2017

March 10, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 02/27/17 – A victim on Rutherford Avenue reported he informed the guest who had been staying with him for a while that it was time to leave. When he came back home, the victim realized his television and an Xbox gaming system were gone. Detectives are investigating   Burglary – Residential...

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Letter to the Editor

March 10, 2017
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Quinn Scholarship Dear Editor: Commencing in 1970, with Robert Irgens, as the first Quinn Scholar, and with Ann Marie Duffy Keane as the first Female scholar in 1977, we have perpetuated the mission of Michael Quinn’s Scholarship to help his fellow Townies. Michael received his United State Marine Corps commission upon graduating from The...

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Townie Tidbits

March 10, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani FORTY FLIGHTS FITNESS PROGRAM Have you seen those silly $19.99 TV advertising spots for fitness training. There are all kinds out there in between shows like Law & Order. All kinds of toys to make you lose pounds without ever sweating. Who wants a workout that tires you out. Most of...

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How We’re Investing the Impact Fund

March 10, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh As Mayor of Boston, I have one priority: to fight for what is best for the people of Boston. In Charlestown, that priority took center stage when Wynn Resorts proposed building a new casino in Everett, directly and significantly impacting the residents of Charlestown. During my first two years...

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Sports 03-09-2017

March 10, 2017
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Townie Sports By Kevin Kelly MIAA MONDAY “HOOP” ACTION In the Division 4 North semi-finals, defending State champion St. Mary’s (18-5) used a fourth-quarter surge to pull away from Pope John XXIII (16-10) at Winthrop High School and prevail by a score of 60-48. Tiger senior forward Patrick Kelly (6 points, 8 rebounds, 4...

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Swimming for a Good Cause

March 3, 2017
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Swimming for a Good Cause

Simone C., Kevin, Claire, Debbie Standeford, Charlestown Recovery House Program Director, Scott, and David Bobick jumped into the water last Friday, Feb. 24, during the Recovery House’s Swim for Recovery event. Recovery House is located next to the Police Station on Bunker Hill Street and has been in operation since 2008.

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