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USS Constitution to Set Sail on 2012 Forever Stamp

August 25, 2011
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USS Constitution to Set Sail on 2012 Forever Stamp

In 2012, the U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp featuring USS Constitution, the most famous ship of the War of 1812. With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812, a two-and-a-half year conflict with Great Britain that many Americans later came to view as the nation’s...

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Triple Play? House and Senate Report Out on Gambling Bill; Gov. Patrick Offers his Conditional Approval

August 25, 2011
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As expected, the House and the Senate have agreed on legislation for expanded gambling and have reported it out from committee and have made it available to the public in an action taken Tuesday by House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray. Governor Deval Patrick said he approved of the legislation and...

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Charlestown Residents Receive Scholarships from Partners HealthCare

August 18, 2011
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Charlestown Residents Receive Scholarships from Partners HealthCare

Two Charlestown residents have been named as recipients of the 2011 Partners Health Care Merit Scholarship. Catherine Taglilatela, a life-long resident who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire, was awarded a $3,500 scholarship. Derek Bieringer, is working towards his Associate Degree...

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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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