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Enjoy the Holiday Season

December 22, 2017
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This is a wonderful time of the year, to paraphrase the song, with holiday music playing in the malls and on our car radios, resurrecting our earliest childhood memories — even for the younger set — of Christmases-past. We choose just the right tree, decorate it carefully with our family-heirloom ornaments, and when we...

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Townie Sports

December 22, 2017
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2017 HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS ALL STARS FOOTBALL Steven Williams, Charlestown (Boston Globe Div. 8 First Team) Malik Fields, Charlestown Dionix Villilo, Charlestown SOCCER Jacqueline Gentis, Latin Academy Haley McLaughlin, Latin Academy Carly Heffernan, Boston Latin Samuel Chavez, Charlestown Khorey James, Charlestown Marlon Maldonado, Charlestown Zedeizka Berlinge, Charlestown Mercy Lopez, Charlestown Chantelle Okornoe, Charlestown...

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Santa Style

December 14, 2017
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Santa Style

KEEPING COOL! The First Church in Charlestown was the place to catch Santa Claus last Saturday morning, Dec. 9, as the snow began to fall. The church sponsored a visit with Santa and a pancake breakfast free to all in the Town. Many families came out to enjoy the morning and Santa was aided...

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 14, 2017
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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Charlestown’s Bob Gillen – retired commander of the USS Constitution – stands at attention as he calls in the Color Guard during last Thursday’s (Dec. 7) Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on the decks of the Cassin Young in the Navy Yard. A large crowd turned out for the annual ceremony, along with two survivors...

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Donation for Babe Ruth

December 14, 2017
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Donation for Babe Ruth

Bunker Hill Associates gave more than $2,500 to local organizations. Shown above are Charlestown Babe Ruth President Kevin Kelly with Associates President Carolyn Wrenn Shannon.

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Graphic Arts Building Construction Progressing

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Ground broke quietly last September on the Graphic Arts building project, a pioneering project of 171 residential units in two buildings fronting Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue. It wasn’t a place that many would have wanted to live when Eric Ekman and Berkeley Investments started looking at the site for what...

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New School Times Have Mixed Reviews

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For students and staff at Charlestown High School, last week’s Boston Public Schools (BPS) announcement about a new, later start time for the Medford Street school was a cause for celebration. Because many students come from far-away neighborhoods like Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park, getting to the Town for what is...

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CNC Corner

December 14, 2017
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The Spaulding-Charlestown Neighborhood Council Community Partnership Fund announces the third year of funding. There will be a second tutorial on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 7 p.m. also at the American Legion Hall. Please note that attending one of these tutorials is required for submission. Applications will be due on Friday, January 19, 2018,...

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Mattapan Councilor Announces Full Support in Council President Bid

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Mattapan Councilor Andrea Campbell – in just the beginning of her second term in office – announced on Saturday night that she had secured the votes to become the next City Council president, and the first African-American woman to hold that role. She will replace – if the commitments from her...

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Historical Talks Planned for Dec 16

December 14, 2017
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The Massachusetts Lafayette Society will sponsor two historical talks on Dec. 16 at the Bunker Hill Museum in Charlestown from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Dr. Robert Selig, the National Park Service Historian for the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, will summarize his Massachusetts report on W3R trails in the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts routes include Lafayette landing...

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