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Charlestown Resident Rights an Old Wrong for Civil War Ancestor

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There’s no telling what one might find when they begin exploring their family tree. Sometimes it can be shocking or embarrassing. Other times it can be moving. And sometimes it’s simply ordinary. When Charlestown’s Eddie Loan began his discovery of an ancestor that fought valiantly in the Civil War, what he...

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Police Briefs 05-18-2017

May 19, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Trespassing 05/08/17 – Officers on Third Avenue placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no-trespass order.   Larceny from a Building 05/12/17 – A victim on Spice Street reported unknown person(s) entered his office and stole his wallet and laptop. A surveillance video is available, and will be reviewed by...

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Letters to the Editor

May 19, 2017
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I enjoyed the article Dear Editor: I very much enjoyed reading the May 4 article about the Preservation Month event at the old State House. I would like to clarify, and add to, a part of my interview with the Patriot-Bridge. The neighbor from whom I learned of the Charlestown architectural survey is Virginia...

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Townie Tidbits

May 19, 2017
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Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT … Just when you thought that all we had to worry about was the «One Charlestown» project was all we had to worry about, along comes  «We Want to Bury the Underpass» option. I completely forgot about the crew trying to bury the  two underpasses,...

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An End to the Drought — for Now

May 19, 2017
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Last week, state officials announced that the entire state of Massachusetts was no longer in a drought emergency. This certainly comes as good news to residents. Over the last six months, every time it rained or snowed and there were a lot of days of rain and snow, all one could say was that...

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Sports 05-18-2017

May 19, 2017
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Townie Sports By Kevin Kelly BISONS BACK TO WINNING WAYS Nichols (10-8) wrapped up their 2017 lacrosse season with a heart-breaking 13-10 loss to the University of New England in the CCC League quarterfinals. Freshman standout midfielder Hugh O’Donnell finished the campaign with a goal and an assist and led the Bisons with 22...

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Obituaries 05-18-2017

May 19, 2017
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William Boyle, Jr. Of Tennessee, formerly of Charlestown Willam F. Boyle, Jr., of Greenville, TN, formerly of Charlestown, died on April 29  at the Vanderbilt Hospital in Tennessee.   Known to many as Bill and Dollar Bill, he passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer. He was 61 years old. William loved life,...

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Old Schoolboys

May 13, 2017
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Old Schoolboys

Jack and Pete Tkachuk, father and grandfather of former NHL St. Louis Blue’s player, Keith Tkachuk, perform the bell ringing duties to call to order the 104th reunion of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association last Sunday, May 7, at the Knights of Columbus. Schoolboys came from as close as St. Martin Street and as...

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I Can Grow into It

May 13, 2017
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I Can Grow into It

Stephen Fabiano, 11, with his prize from his family’s highest bid at Trivia Night, a jersey from Charlestown’s own Jimmy Vesey – who now plays for the New York Rangers hockey team. The highlight came at the jam-packed Bunker Hill Associates fundraising Trivia Night on Thursday, May 4, at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

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Bunker Hill Parade Route to be Shortened; Goes Up Green Street at Thompson Square

May 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Parade organizers have confirmed this week that the Bunker Hill Parade route will be shortened and will make some long-overdue changes from the traditional route, cutting out the Union Street jog, the Bartlett Street detour and the time-honored pause for a beer at Old Sully’s. The Battle of Bunker Hill Parade...

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