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Townie Tidbits

December 24, 2015
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TAKE A BREATHER AND ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS     Once again we have come up to the Christmas season and the arrival of yet another New Years. Looking back one year ago, The last 12 months have had their share of ups and downs. Nice things happened like the news my daughter will be getting...

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Enjoy the Holidays Safely

December 24, 2015
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Holiday get-togethers with family, friends, and co-workers are wonderful things, but all too many of such gatherings will result in tragic consequences that will be in the headlines the next day. All of us should be sure not only to limit our own holiday partying, but also be the caretaker of those whom we...

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Don’t Forget Those in Need

December 24, 2015
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While the vast majority of us are able to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, and take for granted holiday traditions such as the sharing of gifts, the warm embrace at holiday gatherings of friends and family, and a nice Christmas dinner, the reality for too many among us is far different. So...

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015
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Another Christmas is at hand and families will gather, as they have done for generations, to celebrate the holiday season with our friends and loved ones. Peace on earth, joy to the world, and the like may be platitudinous phrases when spoken at any other time of the year, but during the Christmas season...

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Townie Tidbits

December 17, 2015
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CHRISTMAS TIME IN CHARLESTOWN    This past Sunday, December 6, it was looking a lot like Christmas in Charlestown’s Thompson Square  with unseasonably mild weather. Around 4pm, the environment was very Ho! Ho! Ho! Kids were all over the place in anticipation of Santa’s arrival.   Seemed like the kids and parents were also...

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December 10, 2015
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HOLIDAY CONCERT AT ST. MARY’S CHURCH, DECEMBER 13 Once again, Christmas is approaching Charlestown  and thanks to St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish, the Friends of the Charlestown Library and the folks at Hammond Residential Real Estate, This year’s holiday concert will take place on Sunday, December 13 at 3:30 PM inside beautiful St....

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Downtown View:Good Books for Gift Giving

December 3, 2015
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By Karen Cord Taylor It’s December. Time for a holiday gift book roundup. Two recommendations are the works of Massachusetts authors whose books, no matter what the titles, are really about relationships. No One Ever Told Us That: Money and Life Lessons for Young Adults, published by John Wiley & Sons, is downtown Boston...

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Townie Tidbits

December 3, 2015
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CHARLESTOWN HAS A TALE OF TWO TOWNS TO SHARE WITH ONE ANOTHER Decembers are for remembering and sharing especially in Charlestown where folks rarely forget their humble roots and all their blessings. Townies also know that many struggle once again especially around the Holidays.     Once again , “Harvest on the Vine” has been...

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November 26, 2015
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WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE OLD BANK BUILDING?    The street level shops get closed and are staying empty. This beautiful building  is as much a part of Charlestown as is the Bunker Hill Monument. You know, I think the old Bunker Hill Florist space might be perfect for a nice family style restaurant....

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November 19, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI MY GRANDMA HARRINGTON WAS CALLED MA HARRINGTON IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD    Over the years, I enjoy searching my roots on both sides of my family, the Harringtons from Charlestown and the Giarratanis from the North End. I actually know more about my Sicilian roots with far more oral history passed on...

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