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June 27, 2014
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ANOTHER PARADE IS HISTORY Well, I had a great time at the Bunker Hill Day Parade on Father’s Day. It seems like a great twofer. One time the parade was almost never held on Father’s Day when it actually took p;lace only on the Seventeenth of June but since moving to the Sunday before...

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Bunker Hill Day

June 19, 2014
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Bunker Hill Day

Thousands of people lined the streets of Charlestown to celebrate Bunker Hill Day on Sunday, June 15. Here, Color Guard Eric Morin of the Westbrook Fife and Drum Corps unfurls his flag in preparation for marching through the parade route.

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Freedom Trail Gets A Makeover

June 19, 2014
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Freedom Trail Gets A Makeover

While Charlestown celebrated the Bunker Hill Day and all the history that goes along with it, the city of Boston scheduled a much needed upgrade for the Freedom Trail. Mayor Martin Walsh announced that $50,000 will be spent to replace 2,000 feet of the painted sections of the historic Freedom Trail in Charlestown, Downtown...

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Deadline Extended: Additional 14 Days Available For Surrounding Community Agreement

June 19, 2014
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The City of Boston and Wynn Everett will have another week to sort out a surrounding community agreement or face arbitration. On Monday the Massachusetts Gaming Commission granted the city one more week after the deadline to come to a mitigation agreement with Wynn came and went. Mass Gaming Commission spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said...

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Sullivan Square Gets Improvements

June 19, 2014
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The Mayor of Boston is thanking Charlestown residents for their patience as the city completes an extensive roadwork in Sullivan Square for the first time in 25 years. Mayor Martin Walsh said the Public Works Department (PWD) have worked for two weeks to pave heavily trafficked roads in the square to improve safety and...

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MGH Institute Takes Bunker Hill Race Team Prize

June 19, 2014
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Team IHP repeated as team champion, and third-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student Anna Haring won the women’s division, at the 2014 Battle of Bunker Hill Road Race on June 15. A total of 37 students, staff, and faculty were part of Team IHP, which won the team category for the second consecutive year....

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Obituaries 06-19-2014

June 19, 2014
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Sidney ‘Sid’ McComiskey Electrician Sidney J. “Sid” McComiskey, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Monday, June 16 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a valiant and courageous battle with cancer. He was 60 years old. Sid was born in Boston on December 10, 1953, a son of the late...

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To Serve and to Protect

June 12, 2014
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To Serve and to Protect

Officer Rene Sanchez, K-9 Unit, and his dog, Rico, were an exciting part of the District A-15 Open House on Saturday morning that was part of the kick-off for Charlestown Pride Week. The exciting week of activities will conclude with the Bunker Hill Day Parade on Sunday.

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Bunker Hill Parade Steps off on Sunday

June 12, 2014
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Bunker Hill Parade Steps off on Sunday

It’s the 239th Anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill and all week long  Charlestown residents have been showing off their Townie Pride. From comedy fundraisers to dinners to special events Bunker Hill Pride Week will culminate in the annual Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. with Joe Zuffante...

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LaMattina Gets Ferry Service Here

June 12, 2014
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LaMattina Gets Ferry Service Here

Uber, the widely popular mobile application taxi service, is launching a new ferry service in Charlestown and the Boston Harbor and City Councilor Sal LaMattina is elated. LaMattina welcomed Uber General Manager Meghan Joyce to Boston last week for the launch of UberBOAT and discussed the new ferry service coming to the neighborhood. On...

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