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USS Constitution Ready for the Lottery Again

February 4, 2011
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USS Constitution officially opened its lottery program to the public for the first time in three years in Charlestown, Mass., on Feb. 1. The lottery, which selects 150 winners to ride Constitution for her annual July 4th turnaround cruise, closed in 2008 due to the ship undergoing a restoration period that wrapped up in...

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CBA and CRO Merge to form Charlestown Chamber of Commerce

February 4, 2011
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The Charlestown Business Association (CBA) and the Charlestown Retail Organization (CRO) have decided to merge and become “The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce.” The Chamber will proceed with the current CBA Board and over the course of the next month, the newly formed Chamber will invite former CRO Members to join the Board so that...

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Former City Councillor Chuck Turner Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

January 27, 2011
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Former City Councillor Chuck Turner Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

-By Joshua Resnek Former Boston City Councillor Chuck Turner was sentenced to 3 years in prison Tuesday in Federal District Court. US District Court Judge Doulgas Woodlock said that Turner had betrayed the public trust and he ridiculed Turner’s blatant perjury, labeling it as surreal and ludicrous. Turner, who has repeatedly made the claim...

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BRA gives Go Ahead to Major Development

January 27, 2011
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BRA gives Go Ahead to Major Development

-By Joshua Resnek The Boston Redevelopment Authority has okayed a mixed use project for a major development on Rutherford Avenue and A Street. The Bridgeview Apartment Development is expected to be an $18 million, mixed-use housing and community center all wrapped into one. It will comprise of 60 apartments, a daycare center and an...

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The Boys & Girls Club to Send a Group of Swimmers to the National Championships

January 20, 2011
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The Boys & Girls Club to Send a Group of Swimmers to the National Championships

Special to the Patriot-Bridge Congratulations to the swimmers and coaches of the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club Swim Team. The club has been invited to compete in the Speedo Boys & Girls Club National Swimming Championships. Charlestown will merge with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Blue Hill, South Boston, Woburn, and Nashua NH...

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LaMattina Named City Council VP

January 20, 2011
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LaMattina Named City Council VP

By John Lynds City Councilor Sal LaMattina was chosen by Council President Stephen Murphy to serve as the Council’s Vice President Monday, possibly setting up a future presidency run for LaMattina at the end of Murphy’s two year term. LaMattina is the popular city councilor representing the district – and doing it well. LaMattina...

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Another Successful Dan McGoff Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament

January 13, 2011
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Another Successful  Dan McGoff Christmas  Classic Hockey Tournament

By CYHA Board This year marked the tenth Annual Dan McGoff Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament hosted by Charlestown Youth Hockey and there were plenty on hand to watch some very talented teams compete all weekend long in over 20 games. The tournament was held in December at the Emmons, O’Neill, Horrigan Rink the home...

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Amanda Wynn wins USTA Tourney

January 13, 2011
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Amanda Wynn wins USTA Tourney

Amanda Wynn of Charlestown won a USTA Tennis Tournament recently held in Manchester Massachusetts at the Manchester Athletic Club.  Wynn prevailed be defeating Aarti H. Bhagwandas of Marietta Georgia 6-3, 6-1 and Sara M. Lee of Winchester Massachusetts 6-3, 6-4. Wynn is a member of the CHAD (Charlestown Against Drugs) Tennis Club and a...

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City Hit with Another Heavy Snowstorm

January 13, 2011
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City Hit with Another Heavy Snowstorm

By Joshua Resnek Charlestown awakened Wednesday morning to more than a foot of snow, which buried the neighborhood and pretty much closed it down for the day. Charlestown looked quintessentially New England, Boston gorgeous – Monument Square and the Bunker Hill Monument itself – with red brick and lighter granite highlighted against the pure...

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Local Pastors Preside Over TV Mass

January 7, 2011
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Local Pastors Preside Over TV Mass

Special to the Patriot-Bridge Altar Servers Caitlin Walsh (Hofstra University), Diana Kelly   (PurdueUniversity) and Kieran Kelly (The Catholic University of America),of Charlestown, recently participated in the nationally televised Catholic TV Daily Mass.  Presided over by Father Daniel Mahoney, pastor of St. Francis De Sales Parish, the Mass aired live at 9:30 a.m., and was...

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