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Bunker Hill Day is More Than a Parade

June 15, 2012
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Charlestown is a tightly knit community where new and old residents alike form relationships and relish in the past, present and future of their deep-rooted home. One of the best ways in which people come together is the annual Bunker Hill Day Parade, commemorating America’s independence from the British on June 17, 1775. The...

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Bunker Hill Day a National Holiday?

June 15, 2012
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History tells us about the battle of Bunker Hill as it unfolded in June 1775. Residents clambered to the top of Winter Hill to watch it. On Beacon Hill, residents there made it up to the top of the hill to witness the battle. Even in Chelsea, residents went to their rooftops to watch...

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Police Briefs 06-14-2012

June 15, 2012
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Drugs 06/04/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Old Ironsides Way, two individuals will be summonsed to court charged with possession of a Class B substance. Receiving Stolen Property 06/05/12 – At about 1a.m., officers in the area of Lowney Way observed a white male dragging two 10-speed...

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Obituaries – 06-14-2012

June 15, 2012
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Janet McNelley Of Chelsea, formerly of Charlestown Janet McNelley of Chelsea, formerly of Charlestown, died on June 8. She was the devoted and loving companion for 30 years to Peter J. McEachern; dear sister of Carol, George, Warren “Mac” and Edward and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service in...

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Ready to March: Annual Bunker Hill Parade Scheduled to Start on Sunday

June 7, 2012
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Ready to March: Annual Bunker Hill Parade Scheduled to Start on Sunday

The annual Bunker Hill Day celebration in this neighborhood brings Charlestown out and together at the same time for one of the biggest celebrations of the year. At more than 50 years, this is one of Boston’s most enduring celebrations in a place that is so closely wed forever to the beginnings of the...

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‘Take Back’ Drug Disposal Day Set for June 9

June 7, 2012
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“Take Back” prescription drug disposal day, an event to help Charlestown safely dispose of its unused prescription drugs, takes place this Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bunker Hill Mall. The Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition (CSAC), a program of the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement, partners with the...

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Bunker Hill Day 2012

June 7, 2012
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If we contemporize Bunker Hill Day, this is to say, if we bring that day of valor and sacrifice up to the present moment and try to describe it properly, well, several possibilities abound. First, when we look back on a day when a brave few stood up to a great many better armed...

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District Crime Shows Increase

June 7, 2012
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The pre-summer months have seen a 7–percent spike in violent and property crimes in Area A-1, compared with last year, according to Boston Police. Between Jan. 1 and May 28 of this year, 1,104 incidents of Part One crime were reported in Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and downtown, as opposed...

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Charlestown LaCrosse

June 7, 2012
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The U9 Boys played 3 games this week and finished the regular season with an impressive 8-2-1 record. The first game was a 5-3 win vs. Winthrop. Charlie Reitz broke through with his first 2 goals of the year. Tanner Creelman and Nico Berger (2) also contributed with scores. Daniel Bittner led the defense...

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Police Briefs 06-07-2012

June 7, 2012
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Drugs 05/29/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Walford Way, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class B substance. Drugs 05/30/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Terminal Street, a suspect was placed under arrest for possession of...

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