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July 1, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani CHARLESTOWN IS ROOTED INSIDE ME I did not move to Charlestown until I was 20 years old going to Boston State College. It took years but my mother finally got my dad to move here. I grew up in both the South End and lower Roxbury in St. Philip’s Parish which...

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Enjoy A “Safe and Sane” Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2016
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When Americans celebrated the Fourth of July at the turn of the 20th century, they did so in such rowdy fashion that vandalism and destruction of both public and private property were commonplace. This rampant hooliganism was suppressed only when public officials and the public-at-large decided that the holiday should be observed in a...

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The Words That Shook the World

July 1, 2016
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. When the members of the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia in June, 1776, it was not at all...

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Lafta Took Hard Lessons as Iraqi Refugee to Make Most of All Opportunities in USA

June 24, 2016
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Lafta Took Hard Lessons as Iraqi Refugee to Make Most of All Opportunities in USA

By Seth Daniel There are a lot of inspirational stories that float around at graduation time – students succeeding against all odds – but few can top Charlestown’s Bilal Lafta, who graduated as the valedictorian this month of the Boston Community Leadership Academy (BCLA) in Hyde Park. He will attend Brown University in Providence...

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‘Adams’ Cannon Returned to Bunker Hill Monument

June 24, 2016
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‘Adams’ Cannon Returned to Bunker Hill Monument

By Seth Daniel A national treasure – missing for repair from the Monument for years – has been returned to the Bunker Hill Lodge and is now preserved for many generations to take in its significance. The Adams Field Cannon has a unique history that apparently started when men from Charlestown stole it from...

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Starboard Condos Register Several Sales

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Some 10 condos were recently sold in the new Starboard condo building on 1st Avenue, with eight of them going to a Back Bay real estate firm. The sale of the 10 units compiled a price of $5.19 million, with 42 North Capital of Clarendon Street in the Back Bay buying...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Preparing to Bid Construction Work Needed

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Wynn Boston Harbor is preparing to award construction bids in the next month worth at least $500 million and they’re spreading the word to local companies and vendors in order to keep the money local. Bids have already been awarded on the project to Ferguson Neurdorf Glass for the hotel curtain...

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Pedestrian Accidents,Near Misses Highlight Planning for Vision Zero

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An adult and a child were struck by a vehicle in the area of 640 Commonwealth Ave. on Tuesday night, June 21, near the Boston University campus, and though the injuries were non-life threatening, the accident this week highlighted the importance of the Vision Zero effort now underway by City planners...

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Charlestown Students Win MWRA Poster Contests

June 24, 2016
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The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is pleased to announce that three students at the Warren-Prescott School, Charlestown, have won MWRA’s annual poster and writing contests. Gabriella Guadagno Kaluski, grade 3, won Second Place in the poster contest. Hannah McKenna, grade 2, won Honorable Mention in the poster contest. Hazel Catherine Collier, grade 5, won...

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BHCHP Honors Gov Baker

June 24, 2016
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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) honored Governor Charlie Baker with its Dr. Jim O’Connell Award. For almost 25 years, the governor has been BHCHP’s ally and advocate, helping to ensure that its patients receive the top quality health care the state is known for.  BHCHP also honored Liberty Mutual Insurance with...

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