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Gathering Draws Hundreds on Saturday Night

June 29, 2012
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Gathering Draws Hundreds on Saturday Night

Last Saturday night, hundreds of men, women and children from all walks of life from this neighborhood and beyond gathered for an evening of dancing, music and poetry on a  basketball court at 25 Corey Street in the Bunker Hill Public Housing development. Once the sun went down, the bright stage lights came on...

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Three Charlestown Skaters Chosen by NHL and Bruins

June 29, 2012
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Charlestown’s Matt Grzelcyk was picked by the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League Draft last weekend. He was the 85th overall selection. With this early success, Grzelcyk was chosen by his dream team. “This is what I have dreamt about my entire life,” he said when chosen. “It is a dream come true...

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End of an Era: After 45 Years in Charlestown, Tiny Tots Program Closes Doors

June 29, 2012
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After 45 years of being a staple in the Charlestown community, the appreciated Tiny Tots Program at the Harvard Kent Elementary School silently shut its doors, leaving many Charlestown parents with no other options. For months, a petition circulated throughout the community with the hopes that enough money could be raised to continue the...

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Flag Retirement Ceremony

June 22, 2012
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Flag Retirement Ceremony

Members of the American Legion James Conway Post 26 held their annual flag retirement ceremony last Thursday. Shown in the above photo Charlestown Militia Captain Tom Coots get rteady to dispose of a flag. Flag burning is the proper way to dispose of older flags that are no longer used for public display. Shown...

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Next Time You’re at the Movies, ‘Think of Me’

June 22, 2012
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Next Time You’re at the Movies, ‘Think of Me’

Romantic comedies teach us that relationships always have a happy ending. They don’t. Action movies teach us that good always beats out evil. It doesn’t. And horror movies teach us that the killer is always avenged. He isn’t. But in the new independent film Think of Me, a genuine truth is unveiled as the...

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Charlestown Bust Nets Police Drugs, Guns, Cash

June 22, 2012
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Boston Police carried out  series of well timed raids last week in the Bunker Hill Housing Development here which netted drugs, guns and cash. Police arrested a total of 20 persons, all of whom were arraigned last week in Charlestown District Court. Police reported they seized large amounts of heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana and...

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Trash Collection Still Set for July 4

June 22, 2012
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Boston Proper trash and recycling is collected on every holiday with the exception of Christmas.  On Wednesday July 4th  there will be regular trash collection in Beacon Hill, North End, Chinatown, Financial District and in Charlestown. Charlestown, is rarely impacted by holiday collection, the whole of  Charlestown is serviced weekly on a Wednesday.  There...

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Preservation Society Meeting June 21

June 22, 2012
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Charlestown Preservation Society invites members and people interested in CPS to its Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 21 at 6 pm at the Stove Factory Gallery, 523 Medford Street. In addition to recent accomplishments, the meeting will report on the strategic planning outcomes and give a sneak peek of a new publication aimed at...

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Bunker Hill Day Up for National Holiday Status

June 15, 2012
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Bunker Hill Day Up for National Holiday Status

Local residents, leaders, historians and everyone in the neighborhood holding Bunker Hill Day near and dear were absolutely moved and dramatically by news coming out of Washington earlier this week that our Congressman Mike Capuano will be asking that Bunker Hill Day be established as a national holiday. This came as incredible news to...

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Bunker Hill Day is More Than a Parade

June 15, 2012
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Charlestown is a tightly knit community where new and old residents alike form relationships and relish in the past, present and future of their deep-rooted home. One of the best ways in which people come together is the annual Bunker Hill Day Parade, commemorating America’s independence from the British on June 17, 1775. The...

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