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May 27, 2016
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SAD TO SEE AIR FORCE JROTC MARCHING OUT OF CHARLESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY The news last week in the Charlestown Patriot on students losing an opportunity to participate in JROTC, an activity with positive outcomes for some many graduating students. Scholarships to colleges and the potential for a military career are only a part...

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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

May 27, 2016
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We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...

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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,...

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Charlestown High to Lose Air Force JROTC

May 20, 2016
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Charlestown High to Lose Air Force JROTC

Budget cuts and declining enrollment have forced Charlestown High School to close its Air Force JROTC program at the end of this year. The program has been a fixture at Charlestown’s parades and other patriotic events since moving from the Umana Barnes HS in the 70s. JROTC is a citizenship program which teaches leadership and...

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Morrissey Scholarship Gala

May 20, 2016
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Morrissey Scholarship Gala

A huge crowd assembled on Friday night, May 13, for the 2nd Annual Ryan ‘Duce’ Morrissey Scholarship Gala at the Knights of Columbus. Two scholarships were awarded in memory of ‘Duce’ on the night. Here, Steve Morrissey, “Sis” Morrissey, Krystal Zimmerle. scholarship recipient, Michaela Morrissey, Craig Morrissey. (Front) Wallace Lang, Kellie Burke, Riley Burk and...

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Rep Ryan Secures Earmarks in House Budget to Help Charlestown

May 20, 2016
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By John Lynds Representative Dan Ryan was able to secure several line items for Charlestown and Chelsea when the House approved a $39.56 billion Fiscal Year 2017 budget. Ryan, who represents both Charlestown and Chelsea, secured $1.2 million for the Massachusetts Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs that will help both Clubs in Charlestown...

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Noonan to Serve as Parade Marshal,to Host Annual Banquet on this Friday

May 20, 2016
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Noonan to Serve as Parade Marshal,to Host Annual Banquet on this Friday

By Seth Daniel When it comes to filling a room, Danny Noonan and his wife, Kathleen (Wrenn) Noonan, have no problem bringing a crowd – mostly family members to be certain – and when it comes to leading the Bunker Hill Day Parade, there is no doubt Noonan will fill the lines out for...

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BRA Hires Continuum to Help Re-Brand Itself as a More Approachable Agency

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Looking to become a more friendly and approachable agency, and to part from its negative history, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved a contract with Boston-based Continuum design and marketing company to help rebrand the agency as more trustworthy. The approval came at the BRA’s Thursday meeting, May 12, and...

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Councilor LaMattina Calls for Ferry Service Connecting Charlestown, Eastie and North End

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It’s not hard to see East Boston or the North End from pretty much anywhere in Charlestown. Sometimes, it almost looks like one could swim right over with little effort. However, getting there by land – that’s a whole other story. That’s why Councilor Sal LaMattina has put in a Council...

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Upcoming Events Planned at the Charlestown Working Theater

May 20, 2016
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Charlestown Working Theater presents theatre KAPOW’s Raining Aluminum, an original piece based on the parallel storylines of the 1917 explosion in Halifax, Nova Scotia (and the subsequent American relief efforts) and Halifax’s involvement in Operation Yellow Ribbon (the Canadian initiative to handle the diversion of civilian airline flights on 9/11). This will be the...

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