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Hundreds Pay Final Respects to Flo Johnson

March 19, 2014
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Hundreds Pay Final Respects to Flo Johnson

Florence Johnson was laid to rest this past Saturday morning at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlestown.  More than 200 people attended her funeral, including members of the Rolling Thunder veterans motorcycle group and many veterans from Charlestown. Johnson was a Gold Star Mother, having lost her son Edward (Teddy) in the Vietnam War....

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Life in Charlestown in 1630 Talk at Library on Tuesday

March 19, 2014
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Life in Charlestown in 1630 Talk at Library on Tuesday

What was life like in Charlestown in in the early 1600’s? Just 10 years after the Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth; a group of settlers from the Old World crossed the Atlantic on the ship Arabella and landed in Charlestown, just 2 years after it was founded. The passengers included Anne Bradstreet who was 18...

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BRA Grants Approval to Changes at Hood Site

March 19, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) this week approved a project change to the proposed research and office park planned for Hood Dairy Site in Charlestown.   The $25 million project at 500 Rutherford Ave.  is part of a 20-acre development plan that will transform the existing industrial plant into a state of the art...

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Attend the Casino Meeting on March 26

March 19, 2014
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Growing up in the 1960s, a popular show on television was Dragnet, where the main character Sergeant Joe Friday would always say, “Just the facts, ma’am.” For many Charlestown residents and organizations, the facts are what are missing from the Wynn Resort proposal in Everett.  There seems to be a huge chasm between the...

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Police Briefs 03-20-2014

March 19, 2014
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Breaking and Entering 03/10/14 – A victim on Pleasant Street reported while at home, she heard a male swearing in a loud voice and her lawn patio furniture being moved. Upon investigating, she found a male suspect had made his way through a rear door into the common hallway. The suspect, who was unsteady...

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High School Oratorical Contest

March 13, 2014
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High School Oratorical Contest

The Massachusetts Department of the American Legion held their high School Oratorical Contest in Charlestown on Sunday March 2 at the Constitution Inn. The JW Conway Bunker Hill Post #26 has been supporting this event for many years. Pictured are (from left) back row: Bob Johnson, Department Oratorical Chairman, Linda Neshamkin, Judge #1, Principal...

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Charlestown Loses One of Its Most Cherished Residents: Flo Johnson Passes Away after Brief Illness

March 13, 2014
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Charlestown Loses One of Its Most Cherished Residents: Flo Johnson Passes Away after Brief Illness

Florence L. (Ineson) Johnson, who was perhaps one of the most patriotic women to have walked the streets of Charlestown and dedicated her life to veterans affairs has died. Mrs. Johnson, who was a World War II  U.S. Navy Veteran and later became a Gold Star Mother after her son, Edward Johnson, was Killed...

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Ryan Talks about Challenges Ahead as New State Rep.

March 13, 2014
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Ryan Talks about Challenges Ahead as New State Rep.

On March 4, Charlestown resident Dan Ryan easily won the Democratic Nomination for the Second Suffolk District State Representative seat during a special election. With no Republican challenger Ryan will head into the General Election unopposed. District-wide Ryan trounced the opposition and topped the ticket with 2,290 votes. Finishing second to Ryan was Chelsea’s...

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Three Candidates Announce for Probate Clerk Position

March 13, 2014
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Longtime East Boston resident John Sepulveda, as well as former At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo Sr. and local attorney Martin J. Keogh will be tossing their hats into the ring for the Suffolk County’s Register of Probate and Family Court seat. The Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, September 9, and includes all...

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Police Briefs 03-13-2014

March 13, 2014
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Drugs 03/07/14 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Bunker Hill Street, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class A substance (heroin). Robbery – Attempt 03/07/14 – A victim on Winthrop Street reported while he was exiting his motor vehicle, an Asian male approached him,...

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