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Preservation Society Meeting June 21

June 22, 2012
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Charlestown Preservation Society invites members and people interested in CPS to its Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 21 at 6 pm at the Stove Factory Gallery, 523 Medford Street. In addition to recent accomplishments, the meeting will report on the strategic planning outcomes and give a sneak peek of a new publication aimed at...

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After the Parade…

June 22, 2012
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Last week’s festivities went off like clockwork and attracted a huge crowd. Everything went off without incident and the neighborhood once again shined for this year’s celebration of Bunker Hill Day. Parades have become a thing of the past nearly everywhere at this point in time. The times have changed. We have changed with...

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The Heat

June 22, 2012
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The summer appears to finally be upon us with a bit of scorching heat set to run its course for a few days. The weather forecasters have whipped nearly everyone into a near frenzy about the heat, depicting it as a blizzard, a hurricane or a tornado but not mentioning those names. The heat...

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Police Briefs 06-21-2012

June 22, 2012
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Breaking and Entering – Residence – Day 06/11/12       – A victim on Cambridge Street reported that between 9:30 a.m. and noon, unknown person(s) broke the front stairwell door and entered her home. Money, jewelry and various electronics were taken. Detectives are investigating the incident. Search Warrant 06/12/12 – As a result of an ongoing...

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Obituaries 06-21-2012

June 22, 2012
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Dr. Robert Harney, Jr. Award Winning Sports Physician  Dr. Robert A. Harney Jr., of Winthrop, died peacefully on June 13 after a courageous battle with cancer. A graduate of the University of Guadalajara and Boston University Schools of Medicine, Dr. Harney was a well respected orthopedic surgeon in the Boston area for over 25...

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Bunker Hill Day Up for National Holiday Status

June 15, 2012
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Bunker Hill Day Up for National Holiday Status

Local residents, leaders, historians and everyone in the neighborhood holding Bunker Hill Day near and dear were absolutely moved and dramatically by news coming out of Washington earlier this week that our Congressman Mike Capuano will be asking that Bunker Hill Day be established as a national holiday. This came as incredible news to...

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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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