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Tribute to David Whelan Brings Out Hundreds to the Navy Yard

June 17, 2016
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Tribute to David Whelan Brings Out Hundreds to the Navy Yard

By Seth Daniel Were the late David Whelan still alive today, family members last week said he’d be busy finding someone to put a daily shine on the bronze plaque dedicated to him last Friday, June 10, in the Navy Yard – a plaque that memorializes him as the anchor of the community and...

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Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue Planning Re-Start with BTD on June 30

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Sometimes going back to the drawing board can’t be avoided. It wasn’t long ago that a plan was decided upon for Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue – a plan that saw the future of the area with a surface option and the elimination of the tunnel and more of a neighborhood...

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St Florian’s Arrival:After Many Years,Fr Mahoney gets Florian Statue at St Francis de Sales

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It took some time, but St. Florian showed up for church last Saturday, June 11, at St. Francis de Sales. With hundreds looking on and Bunker Hill Street filled with spectators, Father Daniel Mahoney was all smiles as the long-sought statue of St. Florian – the protective saint of firefighters –...

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Caution Urged to Councilors in Lifting Cap on Suboxone

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds Charlestown resident and Councilor Bill Linehan’s Addiction Policy Advisor, Jack Kelly, who is charged with working on ways to fund and expand drug treatment opportunities in the city urged caution to lawmakers looking to lift the cap on Suboxone prescriptions. Suboxone, an opioid treatment medication much like methadone, is strictly regulated....

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Michael’s Mission:Family Looks to Remember Michael Cain on Anniversary

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Just last year at this time, Michael Cain II – son of the Town’s notable DJ Smokey Cain – was celebrating his 24th birthday. As he tried to maintain his sobriety, family members said he struggled – and so much so that after a brief hospital stay in late June 2015,...

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Police Briefs 06-16-2016

June 17, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Warrant Arrest 06/0916 – Officers in the area of Austin Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding U.S. district court warrant charging conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin. Larceny 06/09/16 – A victim on Old Ironsides Way reported that he was notified by UPS that a package had been delivered...

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Townie Tidbits

June 17, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani REMEMBERING A  REAL CHARLESTOWN HERO On Tuesday evening June 7, Peter Looney Park was packed to celebrate Peter Looney Night at the childrens’  park named in his honor. He passed away some four years ago now but he was there prior to his passing to see this park named in his...

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Harvard Kent Ceremony

June 10, 2016
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Harvard Kent Ceremony

He might have lost some cool points with his friends for getting a kiss from his parents, Rosie and Jose Munoz, on stage, but Harvard Kent 3rd grader Anthony Munoz was still all smiles after being named one of six new Leadership Scholars at a school ceremony on Thursday, June 2. The 11th Annual...

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Bunker Hill Parade

June 10, 2016
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Bunker Hill Parade

The Bunker Hill Parade will be the highlight of more than a week-long celebration of activities commemorating the Battle of Bunker Hill. The Parade will begin in Hayes Square at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday June 12. See the special section in todays’s Patriot-Bridge starting on page 7 for full details and a wrap-up of...

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Mayor Moves to Establish Trust Fund for Wynn Mitigation Money

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In a move on Monday that caught many in the Town off-guard – including elected officials involved in the process – Mayor Martin Walsh submitted a letter to the City Council Monday morning asking it to approve a newly-created Charlestown Impact Trust Fund – the conduit that will hold Wynn casino...

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