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Kick off the Halloween Season at the Charlestown Branch Library

October 6, 2011
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Kick off the Halloween Season at the Charlestown Branch Library

The Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library presents Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America’s Fright Night with Lesley Bannatyne on Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St Halloween Nation is the first book to delve into the popular culture of 21st century Halloween through the eyes and...

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Charlestown Live

October 6, 2011
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Charlestown Live

This week’s Charlestown Live program on BNN-TV will begin a new era as the show moves forward after the untimely death of host Peter Looney in August. On Thursday, Oct. 6, Kathy Giordano, host/producer, will introduce three new, exciting hosts to the viewers: Al Carrier, Diane Grant and Dan Ryan.  They will continue to...

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Friendly’s Files for Bankruptcy; Charlestown Location to Close

October 6, 2011
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Charlestown’s Friendly’s is being closed, it has been revealed. The doors are now locked and everyone working there has lost their job. Friendly’s officials said it is one of 30 underperforming locations to be closed in Massachusetts. The company has filed for bankruptcy in order to reorganize itself, to streamline the operation and to...

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Local Charlestown Boys Earn Spots on the Greater Boston Junior Bruins Pee Wee Major Team

September 29, 2011
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Local Charlestown Boys Earn Spots on the Greater Boston Junior Bruins Pee Wee Major Team

A Pair of local youth hockey players will travel to Quebec, Canada as members of the Greater Boston Junior Bruins Pee Wee All – Stars. Nolan Doherty and Cam DelValle who both played for the Charlestown Youth Hockey program are among the top 19 Pee Wee Major players from the Greater Boston League who...

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Charlestown Resident Attends MGH’s 200th Anniversary Gala

September 29, 2011
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Charlestown Resident Attends MGH’s 200th Anniversary Gala

To celebrate the 200th anni­versary of its founding, the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) hosted its Bicentennial Gala on Friday, September 16, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Hosted by MGH President Peter Slavin, MD, for over 1200 guests, the evening featured a surprise video clip from President Obama and performances by the Tanglewood...

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Barry Playground Opening

September 29, 2011
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Barry Playground Opening

Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined Charlestown residents to unveil $867,852 in improvements to Barry Playground, 41 Medford St. on Saturday Sept. 10.

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Children of the Famine Memorial Re-dedicated

September 29, 2011
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Children of the Famine Memorial Re-dedicated

Using the proceeds from the sale of the “The Green Square Mile…the Story of the Charlestown Irish” documentary DVD, the Committee developed to site, designed and ultimately constructed a spectacularly beautiful and emotionally moving “Children of the Famine Memorial” at the Archdiocesan Burial Ground (aka Saint Francis de Sales Cemetery). The Charlestown Historical Society...

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Tips from Tom

September 22, 2011
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Tips from Tom

What a great moment for Charlestown’s Andrew McLaughlin, 13, shown with Patriots superstar Tom Brady taken at Copley Place Tuesday.

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Jenny’s Giving ‘Backpacks’ to the Charlestown Community

September 22, 2011
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Jenny’s Giving ‘Backpacks’ to the Charlestown Community

Sue, Joey and Charlotte Lacey presented Tom MacDonald of Harvest on the Vine over 30 backpacks filled with school supplies to be distributed to children in need in Charlestown.  This is the third year of the Jenny’s backpack program.   “We want all children to be able to start the school year with the...

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The Rocking Chair’s Journey

September 22, 2011
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As the reds and yellows of fall begin to replace another summer, I am reminded of a piece which appeared in the Charlestown Patriot during the summer of 1983. The story was influenced by the feelings that I hold for a small New Hampshire cottage that became part of my family’s life some forty...

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