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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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Local Town Track Registration for Spring/Summer Now Open

March 13, 2014
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Registration for Town Track Club’s 2014 Spring/Summer Track is now open-  On time registration deadline until march 30 $55 ($85 late registration after March 30) Register at www.towntrackclub.org There are some changes this year.  Note: there will be two seasons in which participants are welcome to join either one or both. * Stay Tuned...

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Obituaries 03-13-2014

March 13, 2014
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Florence Johnson Gold Star Mother, Active in Many Organizations, ‘Mayor’ of Charlestown; First Woman Chief Marshall of the Bunker Hill Day Parade Florence L. (Ineson) Johnson, (Gold Star Mother and United States Navy Veteran of World War II), a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Monday, March 10 at her home...

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With Charlestown’s Help, Ryan Easily Takes Rep. Nomination

March 5, 2014
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With Charlestown’s Help, Ryan Easily Takes Rep. Nomination

Charlestown resident Dan Ryan easily won the Democratic Nomination for the Second Suffolk District State Representative seat during Tuesday’s special election. With no Republican challenger Ryan will head into the General Election unopposed as formality but after Tuesday’s victory he will be the next state rep to serve Charlestown and Chelsea at the State...

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