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Peter Looney Dead at 69

August 18, 2011
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Peter Looney Dead at 69

In the end, Peter Looney left this world with much more than when he came into it. When he died last Thursday at the age of 69 following a long and heroic battle with lung cancer, his legacy added up to having become one of this neighborhood’s most well respected, best known and most...

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BBQ and Sailing

August 11, 2011
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BBQ and Sailing

On July 28, the Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard and co-sponsors Charlestown Against Drugs and the Boston Redevelopment Authority hosted a free BBQ at the Courageous Sailing Center. Food was provided by the Tavern on the Water, Style Café, Warren Tavern, the Navy Yard Bistro and Sorelles. Dennis Taylor delighted the crowd of...

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Street Named for Bunker Hill Community College Graduate Who Was Killed in Afghanistan

August 11, 2011
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Governor Deval L. Patrick has signed legislation to name a street in Salem, Massachusetts, in honor of a Bunker Hill Community College alumnus killed in action in Afghanistan.  James A. Ayube, a Salem resident, graduated from Bunker Hill Community College in 2007 with an associate degree in sociology. Sergeant Ayube, a U.S. Army medic,...

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Charlestown Gardeners Recognized by Mayor

August 11, 2011
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department recently announced the winners of Mayor Menino’s 2011 Garden Contest presented in partnership with sponsors Comcast and the Boston Herald. John Driscoll of Charlestown finished in second place in the Porch, Balcony or Deck Garden category, Nadine Firth and Darcy Ertle tied with an East Boston resident for...

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William ‘zeke’ Marsden Playlot Opening

August 5, 2011
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William ‘zeke’ Marsden Playlot Opening

Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined Charlestown residents to unveil $281,000 in improvements to Cook Street Playground. Located at the corner of Cook and Hill streets, the opening of Cook Street Playground highlights the Mayor’s commitment to the parks and open spaces in Charlestown. Improvements included two new play structures, seating, lighting and plantings.  The...

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Dr. Domenic Amara Becomes Superintendent for BPS Middle Schools

August 5, 2011
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Dr. Domenic Amara Becomes Superintendent for BPS Middle Schools

The Warren-Prescott School Community is proud and saddened that Dr. Domenic Amara has been appointed as the Boston Public Schools’ Academic Superintendent for K-8/Middle School.  Amara served as the Principal at the Warren-Prescott for 21 years. He has led the school through major transformations with his “Persist & Prevail” motto.  He leaves a legacy...

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Readboston Storymobile to Visit Bunker Hill Monument

August 5, 2011
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Readboston Storymobile to Visit Bunker Hill Monument

The ReadBoston Storymobile will make a special appearance at Charlestown’s famous Bunker Hill Monument as part of a week of special events on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m.  This inaugural visit to the Monument will feature stories read by a park guide dressed as an 18th-century Boston colonist, ever-popular and knowledgeable National Park...

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Local Kids Set Sail for Spectacle Island with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

August 5, 2011
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July 27, 2011, Boston, MA. On July 20th and 21st, Over 30 youth from The Boys and Girls Club of Charlestown set sail from Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion for a hands-on program to learn about Boston Harbor’s marine environment and Spectacle Island’s unique treasures through Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s All Access Boston...

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Gins New Chapter with 72nd Commanding Officer

Gins New Chapter with 72nd Commanding Officer

The USS Constitution changed commanding officers in a July 22 ceremony that was held on board the ship in Charlestown. Cmdr. Matt Bonner relieved Constitution’s 71st Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Tim Cooper of command in a turnover that drew more than 300 guests. “It is a distinct honor and very humbling to take command of...

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Go Fish! Mobile Food Truck Serves Tasty Treats in the Navy Yard

July 28, 2011
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Last Friday, Chef David Stein made the first of what he hopes to be many lunchtime openings of his food truck Go Fish! in the Navy Yard.  By the corner of Fifth Street and First Avenue, the brand-new and brightly colored truck raised its grate to serve delicious, mostly seafood offerings. The truck was...

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