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Letter to the Editor

November 18, 2016
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Takes issue with column Dear Editor: I am a resident of Charlestown and a regular reader of the Patriot Bridge. I’d like to respond to Sal Giarratani’s Townie Tidbits column of 10/7/16. It bothered me when I read it, and has not left my mind since. With the events of the past week post-election...

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Moving Forward

November 18, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh There’s no way around it: this has been a divisive national election. For many months, we have been following the presidential race, and in the early morning hours of November 9th, that race was finally decided. As many of you know, I supported Secretary Clinton. Waking up on Wednesday...

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Sports 11-17-2016

November 18, 2016
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Townie Sports Roundup By Kevin Kelly Congratulations to my friend and fellow Townie George “Jecka” McCabe for being inducted into the Xaverian High School Hall of Fame this month. George coached the Hawks for 24 seasons, 17 as the head coach. Coach McCabe won two Super Bowls, nine conference titles and coached pro legends...

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Obituaries 11-17-2016

November 18, 2016
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Gregory Belliveau Lifelong resident of Charlestown Gregory L. “Greg” Belliveau, a lifelong Charlestown resident, entered into eternal life suddenly while at work on Tuesday, November 8. He was 53 years old. Greg was born in Boston on July 12, 1963, a son of the late Joseph Belliveau and Virginia (Mello) Polk. He grew up...

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Vesey Does It:Harvard Star with Charlestown Roots makes Smooth Transition to NHL

November 11, 2016
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Vesey Does It:Harvard Star with Charlestown Roots makes Smooth Transition to NHL

By Cary Shuman Local hockey fans made the short trip to TD Garden Saturday night to see Jimmy Vesey, a product of a close-knit Charlestown family, play his first National Hockey League game against the team he grew up rooting for as a young boy. Vesey, a 23-year-old Harvard graduate and the reigning Hobey...

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No Surprises in Charlestown Vote

November 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Kevin and Patti Staley did their best to get out of the house early on Tuesday morning – an effort they thought might help them elude the long lines they anticipated at the Harvard Kent School polling place. Both said with a laugh on Tuesday morning, as they stood at the...

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City Hall Open House Coming November 16 at Harvard Kent

November 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Mayor Martin Walsh and his Town Liaison Chris Breen will hold the first-ever Open House in Charlestown on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Harvard Kent Gym where virtually every department from City Hall will be on hand to take questions and resolve situations. The meeting will have a development...

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Townie Tidbits

November 11, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani JOHN’S ANNUAL HARVEST FAIR  Once again St. John’s Episcopal Church will be holding its annual Harvest Fair in the Parish House from 10 am until 2 pm on Saturday, November 12 with a turkey dinner served from noon until 2 pm. For more details, go to www.stjohns02129.org or call 617.242.1272.  ...

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Let’s Remember — And Thank — Our Veterans

November 11, 2016
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This Friday, November 11, marks the annual observance of Veterans Day. The holiday originated as Armistice Day in 1919 to mark the first anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally was concluded on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918. The first world war was...

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Little Bruins Program Premieres to Huge Young Hockey Audience Here

November 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel  One of the best deals in youth hockey hit Charlestown this fall with the Little Bruins program expanding to the Town and finding huge success in its inaugural year – spurring hope for organizers than more young boys and girls will continue through the Charlestown Youth Hockey (CYH) program. The program...

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