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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

June 28, 2018
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, soon will be upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended five-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of...

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Observing 243rd Anniversary

June 21, 2018
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Observing 243rd Anniversary

Members of the  Connecticut Society Of The Sons Of The American Revolution stand guard at the Monument on Sunday, June 17, during the annual Battle of Bunker Hill Commemoration Exercises put on by the Bunker Hill Monument Association and the National Park Service. The Connecticut contingent makes a point of traveling to Charlestown each...

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Neighborhood Round Up

June 21, 2018
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ISEE PREP CLASS   AT THE CLLC This fall, the Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center (CLLC) will once again be hosting our annual ISEE Prep-Class for sixth-grade students during the 2018-2019 school year.  Any and all students are welcome to join, but space is extremely limited.  The class is held on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and will be hosted...

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Stay Away, Amazon

June 21, 2018
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As Amazon narrowed its list of city choices for its HQ2 from 238 to 20 in January, journalists, bloggers, and civic leaders were furiously trying to square up the finalists against one another to guess which city would reel in the multibillion-dollar, 50,000 job promising whale. The finalists range from the sprawling southern metropolises...

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Letters to the Editor

June 21, 2018
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JOINT STATEMENT ABOUT THE PEACE PARK FROM THE CLERGY OF CHARLESTOWN Dear Editor As members of the clergy serving both the Catholic and Protestant traditions in Charlestown, we want to express our support for the Peace Park that is being revitalized by the students affiliated with Turn it Around and in conjunction with the...

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Is This Really America?

June 21, 2018
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The national disgrace that is occurring at our Southern border is something that we never could have imagined happening in the United States of America. The images of children separated from their parents and locked behind chain link fences evokes the worst horrors of the 20th century —  the concentration camps and gulags to...

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Neighborhood Round Up

June 16, 2018
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PEACE PARK DEDICATION       JUNE 26 On Tuesday, June 26th there will bean unveiling ceremony on Charlestown’s Peace Park at the Mt. Vernon Street Plaza. The ceremony will be followed by a community-wide Walk for Peace and inspirational dinner. Meet at 4:30 pm at the Mt. Vernon Street Plaza for a blessing of the park,...

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Woof! Public Art Exhibit to Open in Navy Yard June 21

June 16, 2018
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Large dogs have begun to take up a temporary home in the Navy Yard this week, all in preparation for a large art show featuring large dogs. The Navy Yard Garden Association announced a Summer Solstice Celebration and Grand Opening of its unique dog-themed sculptural exhibit in the Navy Yard’s Shipyard Park on Thursday, June...

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A Tragedy with a Lesson for All of Us

June 16, 2018
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Most of us probably never heard of Charlotte Fox, who was the first American woman to ascend three, 26,000-foot or higher mountains, including Mt. Everest. Yet she tragically made the news recently when she was found dead at her home in Telluride, Colorado, apparently from a fall while she was descending a steep flight...

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Glenda Jackson — A True Inspiration

June 16, 2018
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Glenda Jackson, the brilliant British actress, is 82 years old. Yet despite being an octogenarian, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a play Sunday night. Performing on the stage on Broadway is grueling work — eight shows a week — for anyone, let alone a person who is well beyond...

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