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King of Comedy, Steve Sweeney

April 26, 2012
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King of Comedy, Steve Sweeney

In front of a room full of people at Giggles Comedy Club inside of the Prince Pizzeria restaurant on Route One, Charlestown native Steve Sweeney did something most people fear. He took the microphone and told jokes. In his dark denim jeans, crisp white shirt, and a velvet black blazer, Sweeney paced across the...

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Kennedy Center Seeking to Start New Pre-school

April 26, 2012
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The Kennedy Center is exploring the possibility of creating a new Preschool for 2.9-5 year olds in Charlestown to start this September. The new preschool would be modeled on a Creative Curriculum which will have developmentally appropriate activities for children based in science, reading, math, art and music, etc. The goal is to be...

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Celebration at Peter Looney Park Saturday Morning, 10:30 A.m.

April 26, 2012
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Peter Looney Park is the place to be for Charlestown residents, parents and their children Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. Mayor Thomas Menino, City Councillor Sal LaMattina, Senator Sal DiDomenico, Representative Eugene O’Flaherty, and the membership of Charlestown Against Drugs, have invited all those men, women and children who take an interest in the...

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Police Briefs 04-26-2012

April 26, 2012
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Investigate Property  04/16/12 – At about 6:30 p.m., officers responded to Bartlett Street for a report of vandalism to a bay window, which was possibly a bullet hole. Upon inspection, officers found the damage to have been caused by a copper-colored BB. The victim stated she heard no noise in regards to the damage...

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Obituaries 04-26-2012

April 26, 2012
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Phuoc Huu Tu Owned Bunker Hill Laundromat Phuoc Huu Tu of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, died on April 21. The late owner of Bunker Hill Laundromat, Charlestown and Zen Nail & Beauty Bar, Woburn, he was the husband of Huong Tran Tu and is also survived by six children, seven brothers and sisters and...

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Peter Looney Park Rededication

April 20, 2012
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Peter Looney Park Rededication

Mayor Thomas Menino, City Councillor Sal LaMattina, Senator Sal DiDomenico, Representative Gene O’Flaherty, and the membership of Charlestown Against Drugs invite all those men, women and children who take in interest in the well-being of Peter Lonney Park to gather for fun and entertainment, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. on May 28. According to the wishes...

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Carnival Plans Halted

April 20, 2012
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After a Charlestown Neighborhood Council meeting where young townie, Sean Boyle roused members and the audience by proposing to bring back the Charlestown Carnival, the town was abuzz with nostalgia. But just a couple of months later, the merry-go-round of plans has stopped spinning. In a public letter, Boyle wrote: “I am sad to...

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Charlestown Gets a History Lesson from Constitution Museum

April 20, 2012
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In the USS Constitution Museum Theater last week, Ph.D. Sidney Hart, Senior Historian at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, presented an illuminating lecture about the bicentennial exhibition on the War of 1812, which will open at the National Portrait Gallery this June. Dr. Hart shared important portraits with interested Charlestown history buffs, highlighting their...

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Food Truck Festival Set for June 16

April 20, 2012
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The New England food festival scene is heating up just like the weather! Food Truck Festivals of New England present the Charlestown Food Truck Festival at the Pier 4 (1 First Avenue) on Saturday, June 16, with a portion of the net proceeds to benefit the Courageous Sailing Program. There are 11 festivals in...

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The American Revolution is What Began Here in 1775

April 20, 2012
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This year marks the 237thyear of American Independence. The noble American experience with freedom and justice for all began here and everything that took shape and form since, had its beginnings in this place. We are called the Cradle of Liberty as a result. It is altogether an appropriate appellation. Patriot’s Day 2012 marks...

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