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Townie Tidbits

August 7, 2015
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SAY A PRAYER FOR JOE SHADROUI      I just returned from my annual vacation to America in Austin, Texas and picked up a copy of the July 24 Patriot-Bridge and was shocked to read the story on Joe Shadroui and the teri8ble accident he had on Main Street getting whacked by a car. ...

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No Olympics in 2024

August 7, 2015
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It’s now official that there will be no Summer Olympics in 2004 in the City of Boston. Perhaps things could have been different with a better strategy of rolling out the plan, but the proposal never garnered a clear-cut majority, either of residents or the politicians, who wanted to see the Olympics held in...

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Send Joe a Smile with a Sunflower

August 6, 2015
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Send Joe a Smile with a Sunflower

By Seth Daniel Every since Bunker Hill Florist owner Joe Shadroui was tragically hit by a car on Main Street July 16, a consistent stream of concerned well-wishers have filed through the door of the popular neighborhood florist asking what they could do. Until now, employees of the shop that have been scrambling to...

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Summer in Charlestown

July 30, 2015
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Summer in Charlestown

Emery Deroeve, 4 ½, Riann Greatorex, 5, Reilly Bartlett 7, and Apryl Michaels, 8, enjoy the July 10 Splash Dance Party hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at Doherty Playground in Charlestown. Future Splash Dance Parties will be held in conjunction with the ParkARTS Artists in Residence children’s workshops on Wednesday, July...

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Disabled Marine Gets Hero’s Welcome in Charlestown

July 30, 2015
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Disabled Marine Gets Hero’s Welcome in Charlestown

After traveling through such remote places as Stillwell, KS, Gunnison, CO and Damascus, VA, Toran Gaal – a double amputee Marine Corps Veteran – hand cycled into the Charlestown Navy Yard and the Charlestown Police Station on July 22 to a warm welcome that was well deserved.  There to meet him was a host...

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Graphic Arts Project Design Gets Positive Nod from CPS

July 30, 2015
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Developers from Berkley Investments were on hand in a rare summer meeting of the Design Review Committee (DRC) of the Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) on Monday, July 20, to review early plans for a large development at the Graphic Arts Building on busy Sullivan Square. The 90-minute detailed presentation got nearly all positive reviews...

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U.S. Attorney Calls Boston Casino Lawsuit ‘Vicious’ in Court Filing

July 30, 2015
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The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts struck a major setback to the Boston casino lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last week, calling the suit “vicious.” The disclosure by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz came in a filing at Federal Court on the casino land deal case involving Charles Lightbody, Dustin DeNunzio and Anthony...

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Police Briefs 07-30-2015

July 30, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Letter to the Editor

July 30, 2015
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A wonderful turnout Dear friend of the Kennedy Center, On Saturday, June 20, 2015, over 260 people attended the Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary Benefit and BBQ at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus. Their attendance affirmed the community’s support of the Center’s mission to provide individuals and families in need services, opportunities, and the...

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Whales Ahoy

July 30, 2015
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Last week a couple of whales were spotted in Boston Harbor. For those of us growing up in Boston in the 1970’s and 80’s, when many of our rivers and the harbor served as a toxic chemical and sewage dump, the appearance of seals and now whales in the harbor is a sure sign...

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