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Bunker Hill Parade

June 10, 2016
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Bunker Hill Parade

The Bunker Hill Parade will be the highlight of more than a week-long celebration of activities commemorating the Battle of Bunker Hill. The Parade will begin in Hayes Square at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday June 12. See the special section in todays’s Patriot-Bridge starting on page 7 for full details and a wrap-up of...

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Mayor Moves to Establish Trust Fund for Wynn Mitigation Money

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In a move on Monday that caught many in the Town off-guard – including elected officials involved in the process – Mayor Martin Walsh submitted a letter to the City Council Monday morning asking it to approve a newly-created Charlestown Impact Trust Fund – the conduit that will hold Wynn casino...

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Two-Way Tolling Tests to Roll Out This Summer on the Tobin Bridge

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A top state transportation official apologized to drivers this week after a Boston media outlet reported that tolling in both directions on the Mystic/Tobin Bridge is set to roll out this year – a plan that has been reported in the Patriot Bridge since 2013. Tom Tinlin of the state Department...

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Leadership Scholarship Celebrates 11 Years of Dreaming Big for Harvard Kent Kids

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Calling it the best public-private partnership in the Boston Public Schools, Mayor Martin Walsh joined the 11th Annual Harvard Kent Leadership Scholarship Awards on Thursday, June 2, and told the group of youngsters that he had wanted to be mayor since eighth grade – and though he went off track for...

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Bunker Hill Day Parade Roster – June 12

June 10, 2016
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This information is printed as an informational guide only. The parade lineup is subject to change by the parade committee.   BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL PARADE June 12, 2016 12:30 P.M. Sponsored by Battle of Bunker Hill Parade Committee   The 2016 Battle Of Bunker Hill Parade is dedicated to the memory of Ron...

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General Dr Joseph Warren: A Hero Who Could Have Been President?

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Gen. Dr. Joseph Warren is remembered for one simple fact on Bunker Hill Day, and that unfortunate fact is that it was the day he died – with the namesake of the famous Tavern in the Town having been killed as he summoned the retreating Americans to fire one last time...

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Doll Carriage Parade Continues Long Tradition in Delighting Kids

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When one looks for the origins of the Edna Kelly Doll Carriage Parade as part of Charlestown Pride Week, they have to look pretty far back – and even then answers aren’t easy to come by. “I know it’s at least 80 years in existence,” said Maureen Collier, chair of the...

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Last Call to Arms for Charlestown High JROTC in Bunker Hill Parade

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A combination of citywide school budget cuts and waning participation has forced the closure of one of the Town’s points of pride in the Bunker Hill Day Parade – that being the Charlestown High Air Force JROTC program, which will lead off the contingents of JROTC members for the last time...

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Touch A Truck is Sunday

June 4, 2016
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Touch A Truck is Sunday

Touch a Truck event Sunday has become an annual Charlestown Pride week tradition. Eddie Matteo sitting in a Cat skid steer from  Cassidy Landscaping at the Annual event in 2015. This year’s event will take place on June 5th at 10 a.m. at the Bunker Hill Community College Parking Lot.

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21 Gun Salute

June 4, 2016
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21 Gun Salute

Navy crewmembers from the USS Constitution in the Navy Yard conducted a 21-Gun Salute on Monday, Memorial Day, at noon. The Salute drew several people from the neighborhood despite the rain and loud noise of the canon fire. Every minute for 21 minutes, crewmembers shot off one blast in commemoration of those who gave...

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