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The Cellular Connection Celebrates Grand Opening

June 3, 2011
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The Cellular Connection Celebrates Grand Opening

-Special to the Patriot-Bridge The Cellular Connection (TCC), the largest Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer in the United States, recently opened a new store in Charlestown, marking its second entry into the Boston-area market. The new store, located at 25 Austin St. in the Bunker Hill Mall, offers customers the ultimate experience in interactivity while...

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Warren-Prescott Begins Ecuador Sister School Project

June 3, 2011
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-Special to the Patriot-Bridge Warren-Prescott School teachers will be working with teachers in Ecuador this summer to help establish a sister school program in the country’s capital city, Quito. “By establishing a long lasting relationship with another urban school in a different culture we hope to provide all our students with an understanding of...

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Ribbon Cutting Official Grand Opening at Grasshopper Café

June 3, 2011
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Ribbon Cutting Official Grand Opening at Grasshopper Café

-By Joshua Resnek The Grasshopper Café, the newest and best addition to the Charlestown culinary scene, began operating in January. It is, arguably, the best and the only true to life, real time breakfast place in this neighborhood (unless you want to consider Friendly’s as a breakfast place). It is also a lunch stop...

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Six Harvard-Kent Students Awarded $1,000 Scholarships

June 3, 2011
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Six Harvard-Kent Students Awarded $1,000 Scholarships

The Harvard-Kent Elementary School has a very unique program that honors scholars and leaders annually and this year’s program was extra special.  On Thursday, May 12 six students were awarded $l,000 scholarships in the sixth annual ceremony.  The total awarded since the Harvard-Kent Leadership and Scholarship Partnership was founded is $36,000.  The funds are...

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Sports 05-26-2011

June 3, 2011
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Help keep me in the “loop” If a parent has any info/photo of their child participating in a sports or recreational activity (elementary school, high school, college, or otherwise), please E-Mail me at bunkerhillbillie@aol.com and I will be sure to include the info/photo in a column.  I’d also love to hear about any honor...

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Charlestown Launches into its Boating Season

May 25, 2011
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Charlestown Launches into its Boating Season

-By Luke O’ Neill The hum of traffic droned on nearby on the Charlestown Bridge. The clanging and dinging of boat masts rang throughout Constitution Marina. Water gently lapped boats’ bows. On one boat, the jibber-jabber of Boston sports radio somehow seemed less abrasive than usual. On the same boat, Kevin McManus, 41, of...

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Mayor’s Aide Jack Kelley Moving On

May 25, 2011
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-By Joshua Resnek One of the mayor’s most popu­lar and hard working aides in the neighborhoods of Boston, Jack Kelley, is moving on. Kelley, who grew up in Charlestown and who has worked for the mayor in Charlestown almost 5 years as his liaison, told the Patriot-Bridge last week that he is leaving his...

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Warren-Prescott Students Sing their Way to $10,000 for Music Education

May 12, 2011
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Warren-Prescott Students Sing their Way to $10,000 for Music Education

-Special to the Patriot-Bridge Similar to many schools across the country, Warren-Prescott Elementary School in Charlestown, Mass. has suffered severe budget cuts, resulting in music and arts program disruption. After learning about the opportunity to win $10,000 toward its school’s music program, the elementary school’s vocal group created, performed and videotaped an original mash-up...

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John ‘Jack’ Duffy will be the Chief Marshal of the 2011 Battle of Bunker Hill Parade

May 12, 2011
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John ‘Jack’ Duffy will be the Chief Marshal of the 2011 Battle of Bunker Hill Parade

-Special to the Patriot-Bridge The Battle of Bunker Hill Parade Committee proudly announces that the Chief Marshal of the 2011 Parade will be John R. “Jack” Duffy. Jack is a lifelong resident of Charlestown. He and his late wife, Dorothy (McCormack), raised five children, four girls and a boy. They have 10 grandchildren and...

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Park Dedication Attracts Throng for Peter Looney

May 5, 2011
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Park Dedication Attracts Throng for Peter Looney

By Joshua Resnek An enormous crowd packed the new Peter Looney Park on Union Street Saturday morning for the official dedication of the new children’s playground and open space hideaway next to the skating rink. People from all walks of life attended the event, which highlighted the life and times of Mr. Looney, who...

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