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Life in Charlestown in 1630 Talk at Library on Tuesday

March 19, 2014
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Life in Charlestown in 1630 Talk at Library on Tuesday

What was life like in Charlestown in in the early 1600’s? Just 10 years after the Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth; a group of settlers from the Old World crossed the Atlantic on the ship Arabella and landed in Charlestown, just 2 years after it was founded. The passengers included Anne Bradstreet who was 18...

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BRA Grants Approval to Changes at Hood Site

March 19, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) this week approved a project change to the proposed research and office park planned for Hood Dairy Site in Charlestown.   The $25 million project at 500 Rutherford Ave.  is part of a 20-acre development plan that will transform the existing industrial plant into a state of the art...

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High School Oratorical Contest

March 13, 2014
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High School Oratorical Contest

The Massachusetts Department of the American Legion held their high School Oratorical Contest in Charlestown on Sunday March 2 at the Constitution Inn. The JW Conway Bunker Hill Post #26 has been supporting this event for many years. Pictured are (from left) back row: Bob Johnson, Department Oratorical Chairman, Linda Neshamkin, Judge #1, Principal...

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Charlestown Loses One of Its Most Cherished Residents: Flo Johnson Passes Away after Brief Illness

March 13, 2014
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Charlestown Loses One of Its Most Cherished Residents: Flo Johnson Passes Away after Brief Illness

Florence L. (Ineson) Johnson, who was perhaps one of the most patriotic women to have walked the streets of Charlestown and dedicated her life to veterans affairs has died. Mrs. Johnson, who was a World War II  U.S. Navy Veteran and later became a Gold Star Mother after her son, Edward Johnson, was Killed...

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Ryan Talks about Challenges Ahead as New State Rep.

March 13, 2014
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Ryan Talks about Challenges Ahead as New State Rep.

On March 4, Charlestown resident Dan Ryan easily won the Democratic Nomination for the Second Suffolk District State Representative seat during a special election. With no Republican challenger Ryan will head into the General Election unopposed. District-wide Ryan trounced the opposition and topped the ticket with 2,290 votes. Finishing second to Ryan was Chelsea’s...

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Three Candidates Announce for Probate Clerk Position

March 13, 2014
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Longtime East Boston resident John Sepulveda, as well as former At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo Sr. and local attorney Martin J. Keogh will be tossing their hats into the ring for the Suffolk County’s Register of Probate and Family Court seat. The Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, September 9, and includes all...

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With Charlestown’s Help, Ryan Easily Takes Rep. Nomination

March 5, 2014
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With Charlestown’s Help, Ryan Easily Takes Rep. Nomination

Charlestown resident Dan Ryan easily won the Democratic Nomination for the Second Suffolk District State Representative seat during Tuesday’s special election. With no Republican challenger Ryan will head into the General Election unopposed as formality but after Tuesday’s victory he will be the next state rep to serve Charlestown and Chelsea at the State...

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Award Winner

March 5, 2014
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Award Winner

Sonni Fazio received the Tommy Bryson Memorial Scholarship Award at the Charleston Yoth Hockey Association annual McGonagle Tournament that was held over this past weekend..

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Proposed Changes to Blackstone Block, Constitution Rd. Aims at Accessibility

March 5, 2014
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A standing-room crowd at a public hearing at City Hall on Wednesday got a glimpse of the latest concept designs for improving pedestrian and bicycle accessibility to the Blackstone Block, located between the Haymarket MBTA station and Faneuil Hall, and Constitution Road in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Connect Historic Boston – an initiative between...

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Sen. DiDomenico to Hold St. Pat’s Party on Friday

March 5, 2014
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Senator Sal DiDomenico recently announced that he will hold his First Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 7, 2014, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown.  In addition to a traditional Irish dinner, the festivities will include Irish music, step dancers, comedy by Jimmy Tingle and...

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