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Bunker Hill Day

June 9, 2017
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Charlestown Pride Week finds new entry with an old idea – a block party By Seth Daniel Charlestown Pride Week is well underway by now with a host of cherished events already having been held and others about ready to go off. No Parade week would be complete without the Family Feud, which was...

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May Sees Two Robberies, Two Aggravated Assaults and A Breaking-and-Entering

June 9, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Two robberies, two aggravated assaults and one breaking-and-entering were among the incidents of Part One crime reported in Charlestown in May, according to Community Service Officer Robert Luongo of District A-1. During one robbery, the suspect entered the Speedway gas station at 123 Cambridge St. at night and motioned that he...

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Stephen Passacantilli to Launch Campaign for District 1 Councilor on June 13

June 9, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina will formally launch his campaign for Boston City Council (District 1) in Charlestown next week. Passacantilli’s Charlestown Kickoff is next Tuesday, June 13 from 6-8pm at the Warren Tavern. Passacantilli said, “I’m excited to officially launch my...

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Police Briefs 06-08-2017

June 9, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Violation of Auto Law 05/31/17 – As a result of a traffic stop on Medford Street, an individual was taken in to custody for operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license. Robbery 05/31/17 – Officers responded to Decatur Street for a reported armed robbery. The victim told police two male suspects...

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Townie Tidbits

June 9, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani THANK YOU CHARLESTOWN Thank you for your hard work and your generous donations. The spring fundraiser was a huge success, raising roughly $25,000 to buy food for the neediest families in our community. And the distributions went without a hitch, thanks to your efforts.   TOWNETTES RUNNING BUNKER HILL ASSOCIATES TODAY...

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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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Townie Sports

June 9, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly A HIDDEN TREASURE While attending the jam-packed 3rd annual Ryan “Duce” Morrissey Scholarship banquet, in which $12,000 was awarded to deserving “Townie” high school and college students, I came across this gem courtesy of Jack Morrissey. It is a poem written in 1956 by Joe Morrissey (class of ’42) as a...

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Mayor’s Coffee Hour

June 3, 2017
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Mayor’s Coffee Hour

Hundreds of residents turned out at the John Harvard Mall on Thursday morning, May 25, to join Mayor Martin Walsh for the annual Coffee Hour in Charlestown. Mayor Walsh visited with residents for an hour or so and then joined several young people, along with Liaison Chris Breen, State Rep. Dan Ryan and Councilor...

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Bunker Hill Associates Celebrates 32 Years of Week’s Worth of Events

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For more than three decades, the Bunker Hill Associates have planned and helped to plan exciting events for the Charlestown Pride Week – everything from the Family Feud to the Associates Breakfast and about 15 other singular events in between. It has turned out to be a 12-day spectacle that no...

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Antiphonal Brass Band to Play Concert on the Monument

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A new tradition is forming for the annual Bunker Hill Concert on the Monument, and its forming around trumpets and trombones rather that tubas and crazy outfits. The Bridgewater Antiphonal Brass Society will bring its 22-piece orchestra back to the Monument this year for the Saturday evening concert, June 10, on...

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