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General Dr Joseph Warren: A Hero Who Could Have Been President?

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Gen. Dr. Joseph Warren is remembered for one simple fact on Bunker Hill Day, and that unfortunate fact is that it was the day he died – with the namesake of the famous Tavern in the Town having been killed as he summoned the retreating Americans to fire one last time...

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Doll Carriage Parade Continues Long Tradition in Delighting Kids

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When one looks for the origins of the Edna Kelly Doll Carriage Parade as part of Charlestown Pride Week, they have to look pretty far back – and even then answers aren’t easy to come by. “I know it’s at least 80 years in existence,” said Maureen Collier, chair of the...

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Last Call to Arms for Charlestown High JROTC in Bunker Hill Parade

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A combination of citywide school budget cuts and waning participation has forced the closure of one of the Town’s points of pride in the Bunker Hill Day Parade – that being the Charlestown High Air Force JROTC program, which will lead off the contingents of JROTC members for the last time...

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Police Briefs 06-09-2016

June 10, 2016
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 05/31/16 – A victim on Rutherford Avenue reported that 26 steel brackets were stolen from his job site. A video is available, and detectives are investigating. Burglary 06/05/16 – As a result of a radio call to Brighton Street for a breaking and entering in progress. A suspect was placed under...

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Letters to the Editor

June 10, 2016
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Thank you Dear Editor We cannot express fully the gratitude that we have towards the humble and gracious men of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association. From the May 12th edition of the paper, Mr. Gillen, President of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association, stated the following “This is a very important service for us and...

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Townie Tidbits

June 10, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series – FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston’s neighborhoods. ​​BUNKER...

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Enjoy — Remember — Bunker Hill Day

June 10, 2016
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The celebration of the Battle of Bunker Hill is a week-long festival in our community that began this past Sunday and will be highlighted this coming Sunday with the annual parade. It is an event that has been observed for hundreds of years in Charlestown and is enjoyed by residents of all ages. Although...

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Obituaries 06-09-2016

June 10, 2016
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Richard Burke Volunteer sailing instructor with long career in Boston commerical real estate Richard J. Burke of Charlestown died on June 2.. The son of Martin and Mary Burke of Medford by way of Galway and Sneem, Ireland, he was a 1960 graduate of Boston College and proudly served in the US Marine Corps. He went...

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Touch A Truck is Sunday

June 4, 2016
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Touch A Truck is Sunday

Touch a Truck event Sunday has become an annual Charlestown Pride week tradition. Eddie Matteo sitting in a Cat skid steer from  Cassidy Landscaping at the Annual event in 2015. This year’s event will take place on June 5th at 10 a.m. at the Bunker Hill Community College Parking Lot.

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21 Gun Salute

June 4, 2016
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21 Gun Salute

Navy crewmembers from the USS Constitution in the Navy Yard conducted a 21-Gun Salute on Monday, Memorial Day, at noon. The Salute drew several people from the neighborhood despite the rain and loud noise of the canon fire. Every minute for 21 minutes, crewmembers shot off one blast in commemoration of those who gave...

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