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Candelight Lessons and Carols Service to be at St. John’s

December 23, 2014
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As part of its celebration of Advent and Christmas, Saint John’s Episcopal Church will offer a Candlelight Lessons and Carols Service on Saturday, December 20th at 5 pm.  In a church aglow with candlelight, readings of scripture will be interspersed with choral anthems and carols sung by the congregation. The service at Saint John’s...

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Townie Tidbits

December 23, 2014
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CHRISTMAS IN CHARLESTOWN Well, it is almost Christmas again. Time certainly flies by, the older we get. There is no place better to experience Christmas than in Charlestown especially on a snow covered day brightened up by the sun above. For me, it is memories of midnight Mass at St. Mary’s Church. Today we...

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Celebrating Small Business Saturday

December 4, 2014
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Celebrating Small Business Saturday

Norma Baars and her son, Wiatt, owners of Charlestown Ace Hardware were busy on small business Saturday at their local store that is located at 5 Austin Street.

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Expanded Green Line Could Make Commuting Much Easier

December 4, 2014
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Expanded Green Line Could Make Commuting Much Easier

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) plans to contribute close to $1 billion towards the $2.3 billion Green Line Extension project, which will make commuting to points north of the neighborhood to Somerville and Medford a whole lot easier.  The Green Line Extension project is an initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and...

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Holiday Festivities Set for this Weekend Here

December 4, 2014
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Charlestown has a big holiday weekend coming up, with activities for young and old to enjoy. Start on Friday evening with a visit from Mayor Marty Walsh and Santa as the Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley rolls through Thompson Square for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting.  On Saturday and Sunday visit Charlestown Open Studios on all...

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‘Small Wonders Exhibit’ planned at Charlestown Open Studio

December 4, 2014
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The Charlestown Open Studio and “Small Wonders Exhibit”, hosted by the Artists’ group of Charlestown, will be held at the StoveFactory during the first two weekend in December. Open Studios will take place on all three floors of the StoveFactory at 523 Medford Street, Charlestown on December 6th and 7th from 11am until 5...

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Christmas Market Fair set for this Sunday

December 4, 2014
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On Sunday, December 7 the Townie Association Inc. will host the Charlestown Christmas Market Fair inside the Thompson Square Building (the old Five & Ten Cents Bank) from 10am – 3pm as a stop along the Charlestown Christmas Stroll. The Christmas Market Fair will feature various vendors and small business owners from Charlestown, who...

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Downtown View: Interesting Passageways are Returning

December 4, 2014
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In 2010 in this column, I urged developers to create permeability at the ground level of big buildings. I especially wanted them to replicate the historic little lanes of downtown Boston—Spring Lane, Pi Alley, Winthrop Lane—or to create Boston versions of the Burlington or Prince’s Arcade in London and Paris’s passage couverts. These covered...

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CSAC is Always There

December 4, 2014
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Charlestown is a community of great resilience that comes together in good times and in difficult times. You will often hear residents say, “How can I help?” or “What can I do?”.   The Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition (CSAC), a program of the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement, encourages participation in coalition activities. We...

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Letter to the Editor

December 4, 2014
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Why was street cleaning  stopped? To the Editor:  I, as much as anyone, can appreciate Department of Public Works employees’ desire to take off early on the day before Thanksgiving. It makes holiday travel “over the river and through the woods” so much more convenient—particularly if snow is predicted.  However, for those of us...

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