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LaMattina Pushes Immigration Reform

June 20, 2013
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With the U.S. Senate poised to vote on immigration reform before July 4, City Councilor Sal LaMattina ensured that Boston became the fifth city in the state to pass a local resolution in support of federal immigration reform legislation. LaMattina’s resolution, which calls on the 113th Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform that addresses...

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Police Briefs 06-20-2013

June 20, 2013
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Assault and Battery 06/10/13 – A victim reported while crossing the street near 529 Main St., he “had words” with the operator of a Ford truck. The driver exited his motor vehicle and punched the victim in the mouth before fleeing the scene. Detectives, with the help of the victim and witnesses, identified the...

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Bridge Bells Will Ring Again

June 14, 2013
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Bridge Bells Will Ring Again

On Saturday, June 8th, the Charlestown Bells, the interactive musical sculpture located along the locks of the Charles River Basin were removed from their current location and transported to the workshop of the artist who originally created and installed them, Paul Matisse. The mechanisms that let passers-by play the Bells had been breaking one...

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Race for Mayor of Charlestown Returns

June 14, 2013
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Race for Mayor of Charlestown Returns

Thanks to the Townie Association, what began in 1982 by the “Charlestown to Charlestown” Committee, once again residents have the opportunity to run for “Mayor of Charlestown,” a position with no real or legal responsibilities, but an honorary title. The candidate who sells the most election ballots becomes the Mayor of Charlestown for the...

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Bunker Hill Parade Set to Start on Sunday

June 14, 2013
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The annual Charlestown Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade will be held on this Sunday June 16 starting at 12:30 p.m.  Three divisions  will take part in the parade that starts at Hayes Square (Chelsea and Vine Streets) and will end at The Training Field on Winthrop Street. Many other events will be part...

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CNC to Hold Meeting on Shipyard Park

June 14, 2013
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The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a meeting to discuss two separate BRA / City of Boston projects in the Navy Yard. The meeting will occur on June 27th at 7pm at Spaulding Hospital’s Community Room. The City of Boston has proposed redevelopment of Parcel 5 (the pier directly in front of Spaulding’s...

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Summer Fiesta at St. John’s on June 20

June 14, 2013
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There will be a Summer Fiesta in the Wolcott Woodland Garden behind St. John’s Church at 27 Devens Street on Thursday, June 20th from 5 to 7:30 pm.    The event is open to the public and there will be beverages, small plates of interesting foods and desserts. Music for the evening will be provided...

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Downtown View Let There Be Light

June 14, 2013
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It has been 135 years since Thomas Edison patented his first incandescent light bulb. Such an inventive guy would be delighted with what is taking place in urban lighting as incandescent bulbs are phased out. And phasing out incandescent lighting is not a Communist plot, as some would have it. Technology has been moving...

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Police Briefs 06-13-2013

June 14, 2013
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Drugs 06/04/13 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Decatur Street, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class B substance (cocaine). Drugs 06/04/13 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Old Landing Way, two individuals were placed under arrest for...

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A Book Signing Event

June 6, 2013
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A Book Signing Event

A Book Signing Event: for “Girl On A Leash: The Healing Power of Dogs, a memoir” by Charlestown resident Betty L. King was held at Bestsellers Cafe, High Street, Medford on May 18. There were 40 people who attended the event.. 100% proceeds of book sales benefited Kitty Connection, an all-volunteer animal rescue organization...

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