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Friends of Doherty Park Looking for Supporters

December 8, 2011
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The Friends of Doherty Park in Charlestown are trying to boost turnout at the next upcoming meeting regarding renovations of the historic park by the City. Each year the Boston Parks Department (BPD) picks a handful of parks from across the city to revamp. This year the Olmstead-designed Doherty Park has been slated for...

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Forum Held About Making Charlestown a Healthier Place

December 8, 2011
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Last Thursday evening, Charlestown residents filled the Knights of Columbus ballroom for a community forum about making Charlestown a healthier place to live, work and play. The purpose of the forum, which was sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Community Health Improvement and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, was to get people thinking and sharing...

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Chamber Breakfast Networking Event Every Friday

December 8, 2011
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Every Friday morning, the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce hosts a breakfast networking event at the Grasshopper Café, located at 229 Bunker Hill St. The meetings begin promptly at 7:30 a.m., but guests can get there as early as 7 a.m., when the café opens. This week’s breakfast networking meeting topic is “Wellness in the...

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An American Tragedy

December 8, 2011
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Last week’s shooting death of a young man walking out of the Bunker Hill Street development was a bit of horrific news we could have done without. He was apparently shot dead by an assailant or assailants unknown, and he himself remained unknown as police found no identification on the dead man when he...

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Remembering the Past

December 8, 2011
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This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor surprise attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Most Americans alive today cannot recall that day and year. They can’t even recall what the surprise attack was about nor is there the sense that this one attack galvanized a sleeping giant – the...

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Police Briefs 12-08-2011

December 8, 2011
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11/21/11 – Larceny A victim on Old Landing Way reported that ten metal posts were stolen from his job sites. Information was received providing a plate number of the vehicle used in the crime. The suspect was identified and a warrant will be sought in Charlestown District Court. 11/21/11 – Breaking and Entering Residence...

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Obituaries 12-08-2011

December 8, 2011
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John Lynch Charlestown Resident John J. Lynch of Charlestown died on December 2. He was the beloved son of the late Joseph J. and Bridget “Bridie” (Marshall) Lynch; devoted brother of James J. Lynch and his wife, Susan of Charlestown and loving uncle of John and Ryan Lynch, both of Charlestown. Funeral arrangements were...

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This Relationship is as Solid as Iron

December 2, 2011
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This Relationship is as Solid as Iron

Charlestown residents Laura Bousquet and her fiancé Owen Corcoran are shown above sharing an intimate moment during their engagement shoot on the deck of the USS Constitution earlier this week.

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Small Businesses That Are Sure to Be a Big Hit for the Holidays

December 2, 2011
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Small Businesses That Are Sure to Be a Big Hit for the Holidays

In honor of last weekend’s Small Business Saturday, the Patriot-Bridge caught up with three local small business owners, whose shops you may or may not know. One thing the owners have in common: they love working in and serving the close-knit community of Charlestown. Here’s what they’re all about: Swell Body and Boutique. 87...

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Man Dies in Bunker Hill Project Shooting

December 2, 2011
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A man has died following a shooting in the Bunker Hill Street projects. It is the first and only homicide in this neighborhood this year. Boston Police reported finding the man who had been shot twice in the head beneath a flagpole in the Charlestown Bunker Hill Street projects at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday. The...

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