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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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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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A Tribute:Dave Whalen Bridged both Charlestowns

June 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Some say the Mystic/Tobin Bridge is the most important bridge in the Town. They might be right if they’re talking about a physical structure, but they would be wrong if they’re talking about something or someone that brings people together. In that sense, towering above the Tobin is the late David...

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Somerville Lawsuit Against Wynn to be heard June 2

June 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A flurry of motions and decisions have been issued in the last week regarding the administrative hearing on June 2 between Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone and the Wynn Boston Harbor casino – including one motion by Curtatone to delay the Thursday hearing that the state denied. “The hearing includes a lot...

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BuildBPS Community Forum for School Renovations June 4

June 4, 2016
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Boston Public Schools Superintendent Chang will host a community forum as part of BuildBPS, the school district’s 10-year educational and facilities master planning process. The forum will take place on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington St., Roxbury (MBTA: Dudley Square). Translation...

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Boston Parks Ranked Ninth in the Nation

June 4, 2016
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By John Lynds It’s parks like the Monument Square, Doherty Playground, Edwards Playground and all the other city parks that dot Charlestown that helped put Boston in the top ten of the nation’s best park systems according to the Trust for Public Land’s Fifth Annual ParkScore index. According to the Trust for Public Land’s...

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Partners Building in Assembly Row Scheduled to Open June 13

June 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It’s been going up in the distance for some time. Floor by floor, the glass exterior has risen up to its 13-story height, and the promise of nearly 4,000 workers coming into the area has also been on the horizon. Gradually, it’s changed the skyline in the distance, and on June...

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