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May 14, 2015
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DID CHARLESTOWN’S POST OFFICE MUSIC DIRECTOR   FORGET BEN E. KING? Legendary R & B artist Ben E. King passed away on April 30. He was the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose voice gave us great rhythm ‘n blues classics such as ‘Stand by Me,”  “There Goes My Baby”, and of course “Spanish Harlem.”...

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Gloss to Speak at CHS

May 7, 2015
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Gloss to Speak at CHS

Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the Brattle book Shop and a regular on Antiques Road Show will be giving a talk at the Charlestown Historical Society on Tuesday May 12 at 7:00PM, at the Bunker Hill Museum, 43 Monument Square. Gloss will talk about the history of his shop and share anecdotes related to book...

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Residents Turnout for Parking Meeting

May 7, 2015
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Some 35 Charlestown residents showed up on Monday night, May 6, for a community meeting to explore changing the resident parking program in the neighborhood. Erin Woods and Shannon Fabiano-McLaughlin have been leading the beginnings of an effort to make a major change to the Resident Only 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through...

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Charlestown Garden Tour on June 13

May 7, 2015
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Explore twelve private hidden gardens of historic Charlestown on Sat. June 13, 2015 from 10:00-3:00.  This year’s tour boasts a wide variety of horticulture and landscape features from fruit trees to cobble walkways and the garden at the PBS “This Old House” project of last year.  Described as a “work in progress” by the...

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Armstrong to Perform at St. John’s Church

May 7, 2015
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Soprano Nancy Armstrong will perform selections from the American Song Book at a celebratory concert on Saturday, May 16 at 7:30 pm at St. John’s Church. The concert will include works by Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, and others. Donations are welcome, but there is no charge for the concert, and a reception will follow in...

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Police Briefs 05-07-2015

May 7, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the  third Tuesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:30 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Opportunity Knocks on Charlestown’s Doorstep

May 7, 2015
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There has been much concern and consternation over the past year about the possibility of a Wynn Casino on Charlestown’s doorstep.  I share my neighbors’ and neighborhood’s concern about mega-development in our backyard. However, I have also consistently cautioned against having a laser focus on just the Wynn Development as our square mile is...

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Townie Tidbits

May 7, 2015
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UNCLE JIM AND HIS POTATO SHED   My Uncle Jim (James Callahan) went to work as a young man over at F.J. Ward Produce Company at the old Charlestown Potato Sheds near Boston Sand & Gravel Company. Back as a kid my mother would often visit her brother at work while my brother and...

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Letter to the Editor

May 7, 2015
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Bomber should be executed Dear Editor: The Boston Marathon Bomber should be executed and the majority of Americans favor the death penalty for Tsarnaev..  Who does self admitted “devoted pandering liberal” Karen Cordless Taylor think she is telling us that the sentence for the guilty Boston Marathon Bomber (April 16, 2015 Patriot) should be...

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Boston Landmarks Commission Celebrating 40 Years of Service

May 7, 2015
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The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) is celebrating its 40th year of serving the city and its residents effectively. Established in 1975 to identify and protect Boston’s historic buildings, structures, the area and sites, BLC is the city’s preservation planning agency. It reviews development and demolition activities affecting older properties, delivers public information and assistance...

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