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Barry Playground Opening Set for September 10

September 1, 2011
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino will join Charlestown residents to unveil more than $860,000 in improvements to Barry Playground on Saturday, September 10, at 9 a.m. Located at 41 Medford Street, the opening of Barry Playground highlights the Mayor’s commitment to the parks and open spaces in Charlestown.  The total design and construction cost for...

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The End

September 1, 2011
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Summer was almost over, the five of us walked down Pearl Street towards the big Mystic River, we had our towels over our shoulders and we decided to go for a swim at Dewey Beach. It was the fifties and Dewey beach had seen a lot of better days; the beach was littered with...

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Read Boston Storymobile Makes a Stop at Bunker Hill

August 25, 2011
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Read Boston Storymobile Makes a Stop at Bunker Hill

The Navy Yard Children’s Quarter Day Care children and staff including (left to right) Kristine Smith, Dixie Stanislaus, and Paulina Vaca were engaged by Boston National Historical Park Ranger Merrill Kohlhofer at ReadBoston’s Storymobile special appearance at the Bunker Hill Lodge.

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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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