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Charlestown Preservation Society Announces Two $1,500 Student Scholarship Awards in 2011

July 14, 2011
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Charlestown Preservation Society “CPS” is committed to the preservation of historic buildings and landmarks that make Charlestown a unique and important repository of our national heritage.  CPS has also sought to demonstrate that historic preservation and economic growth can harmoniously co-exist.  The Society has worked to ensure the vitality and quality of life in...

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State May Close Charlestown Court

July 14, 2011
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The state’s top judges have told Governor Deval Patrick they want to close the Charlestown Court and ten other courthouses across the state in order to save money. They also told the governor that he should stop hiring judges because the court system can’t afford to hire the support staff necessary to validate their...

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Traffic Advisory: North Washington Street Bridge Lane Reduction Beginning July 12

July 8, 2011
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Traffic Advisory: North Washington Street Bridge Lane Reduction Beginning July 12

The Boston Transportation Department has been informed that the Boston Public Works Department will be instituting a temporary lane reduction on the North Washington Street Bridge beginning on Tuesday, July 12. Deck repair work will necessitate the closing the west (inbound) lanes of the bridge each evening beginning at 7 p.m.  The east (outbound)...

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A Summer Day in the City

July 8, 2011
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It was a hot humid mid-July day and the five of us were going for a swim at the little Mystic; provided it was high tide – swimming was out of the question at low tide on the river. We swam most of the time on the Terminal Street side of the Mystic, we...

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City Square Park Recipient of DCR Matching Funds

June 30, 2011
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City Square Park Recipient of DCR Matching Funds

The Friends of City Square Park partnered with the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Partnerships Matching Funds Program. The matching grant program allowed the Friends to contribute $10,000, which was matched by $20,000 from DCR for a total of $30,000 to be used towards the Park renovation and upgrades.  The project, which will clean...

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CMA gives $6,000 in Scholarships to Charlestown Residents

June 30, 2011
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CMA gives $6,000 in Scholarships to Charlestown Residents

The Charlestown Mother’s Association (CMA) is pleased to announce this year’s CMA scholarship winners.  This year, the applicant pool was our strongest ever, and the scholarship committee found it challenging to select from so many talented applicants.  In the end, we decided this year to award a total of five college scholarships to Charlestown...

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Cherish Our History so it is not Lost Forever

June 23, 2011
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Cherish Our History so it is not Lost Forever

Speech by James L. Nelson Monument Orator, June 17, 2011 I would like to thank The American Legion’s James W. Conway Bunker Hill Post 26, the Boston National Historical Park and the Bunker Hill Monument Association for the terrific honor they do me in asking that I present the oration on this, the 236th...

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Bunker Hill Day Commemorative Exercises Held on June 17

June 23, 2011
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Bunker Hill Day Commemorative Exercises Held on June 17

Commemorating the honored dead at Bunker Hill The morning of June 17 saw modern-day patriots gather at the top of Bunker Hill to remember those patriots who fought and died in this town on Saturday, June 17, 1775.  This day marked the 236th anniversary of the first pitched battle of the Revolutionary War, as...

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Bunker Hill Day Commemorative Exercises to be Held June 17

June 23, 2011
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Bunker Hill Day Commemorative Exercises to be Held June 17

The public is cordially invited to attend the Bunker Hill Day Commemorative Exercises, which will be held on Thursday morning, June 17. The program will begin with an Ecumenical Service at 9 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church, 313 Bunker Hill St. Following the service, guests, militia, veterans, auxiliary, military, musical units and...

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188th Annual Meeting of the Bunker Hill Monument Association to be Held June 17

June 23, 2011
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The 188th annual meeting of the Bunker Hill Monument Association will be held on Thursday, June 17, at noon at the Battle of Bunker Hill Museum auditorium, 43 Monument Square. Enter through the Monument Avenue entrance. The agenda will include the receiving of annual reports, guest speaker J. L. Bell, author of “Behold, the...

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