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Millers River soon to change

March 10, 2011
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Millers River soon to change

-By Andrew Jay The Miller’s River is a tiny estuary that lies beneath the 93 overpass that lies between Charlestown and Boston Sand and Gravel. It is the remnants of an oyster filled expanse of water that extended past Bunker Hill College, the MBTA’s train storage shed, the Galleria Mall and almost to the...

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Charlestown Girl Scout Troops Celebrate World Thinking Day

March 10, 2011
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Charlestown Girl Scout Troops Celebrate World Thinking Day

Special to the Patriot-Bridge Each year on or around Feb. 22, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world celebrate World Thinking Day (WTD). It is a day when they think about their “sisters” in all the countries of the world, the meaning of Guiding and Scouting, and its global impact Charlestown Girl...

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John Warren – The Fenian Brotherhood & “Paddy’s Lamentation”

March 10, 2011
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John Warren – The Fenian Brotherhood & “Paddy’s Lamentation”

-By Ed Callahan Charlestown Historical Society On March 9, 1864, the steamship “Nova Scotian” of the Canadian owned Allen Steamship Line docked in the harbor at Portland, Maine.  On board this particular vessel were 102 young men from Dublin who had been induced to emigrate to the United States with a promise of free...

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CNC Considers Hiring Fundraisers to Help Nonprofits

March 3, 2011
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CNC Considers Hiring Fundraisers to Help Nonprofits

By Luke O’Neill As a local nonprofit, the Charlestown Working Theater has long relied on the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) Mitigation Fund to help run its programs. Now, with the fund in its twilight years, the theater and other Charlestown nonprofits are bracing for the financial fallout. But, at the same time, the CNC...

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Quinlan Locke Awarded Scholarship from Intel

March 3, 2011
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Quinlan Locke Awarded Scholarship from Intel

The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club is pleased to announce that Quinlan Locke has been chosen to receive a 2011 Clubhouse to College (C2C) Scholarship from the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network. C2C Scholarships amounts range from $2,500 – $10,000 (US) for post-high school students. The scholarships, funded by the Intel Foundation, are intended to...

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An Expensive Attempt to Save Money

March 3, 2011
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By Seth Daniel and Joshua Resnek A move to save money on the so-called “hack holidays” of Bunker Hill and Evacuation Day is actually ending up costing every city and town in Suffolk County more money. In Boston alone, where Mayor Menino is offering employees a floater day to replace the lost holiday, the...

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Timothy P. O’Connell named 2010 Lawyer of the Year

February 24, 2011
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Timothy P. O’Connell named 2010 Lawyer of the Year

-By ERIC T. BERKMAN It’s never easy to fight the government all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, especially when your clients aren’texactly innocent. It’s even harder when six out of seven federal circuits have already ruled against your position. That’s the task Timothy P. O’Connell and Leslie Feldman-Rumpler faced when federal prosecutors...

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Jack the Barber

February 24, 2011
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Jack the Barber

By 1981 Jack Luiselli, known to all in the Charlestown neighborhood as “Jack the Barber”, had become an integral part of the community.  Though a barber by trade, Jack would spend many years coaching the Charlestown Town Team, a football squad consisting mainly of local athletes. Over the years Jack’s endearing personality began to...

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Bus 92 Detours vex Confused Commuters

February 17, 2011
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Bus 92 Detours vex  Confused Commuters

Andrew Spahr missed his Tuesday morning meeting last week. He stood at his usual inbound bus stop at the corner of Main and Harvard streets and waited for Bus 92. He saw one bus turn right at Austin Street, deviating from its regular route down Main Street. “I thought I was going a little...

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Nolan Rossi Receives Tommy Bryson Award

February 17, 2011
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Nolan Rossi Receives Tommy Bryson Award

-By The Charlestown Youth                Hockey Alumni For over two decades at the Charlestown Rink on Sunday at noon during the hockey season, there is a fraternity of former Charlestown youth hockey players huffing and puffing up and down the ice, reliving their youth for that one special hour each week. This fraternity of players known...

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