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Aggressive Spring Cleanup Program Enacted as Severe Winter Comes to an End

March 24, 2011
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Special to the Patriot-Bridge Mayor Thomas M. Menino recently launched an early start to an aggressive spring cleanup effort, dispatching Clean Teams to city neighborhoods after a winter in which Boston experienced severe weather and unprecedented snowfall.   The Mayor has directed city agencies and departments to work together and engage residents to implement a...

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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

March 17, 2011
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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

Sally Klessins of Charlestown is shown celebrating the holiday at the 25th annual Flatley Company/Gene O’Flaherty sponsored St. Patrick’s Day party at Knights of Columbus Hall last Friday.

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New Signs for St. Mary’s

March 17, 2011
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New Signs for St. Mary’s

Fr.  James Ronan All of us who are privileged to live in this wonderful community spend a lot of time walking. This is a “walkin’ town” and I, for one, love it. Of course, my dog, Daisy, does as well. One of the consequences of walking everywhere is the pleasure of meeting and greeting...

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Charlestown Chamber of Commerce is Looking for Volunteers and Members

March 17, 2011
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By Abby Gray, owner of Olivia Browning. Trying to be all things to all businesses is hard. However, the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce or “CCC” is certainly going to try in 2011 Since I took a position on the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce Board (formally the Charlestown Business Association that merged with the Charlestown...

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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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