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On “The Town”

October 7, 2010
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On “The Town”

Saturday night I went and did it. It didn’t take much courage. I wasn’t too worried. I didn’t load my automatic weapons, didn’t dress in a disguise, and made no plans for an escape. I simply got in my car and drove to Revere, to the theater complex. I bought a ticket. I went...

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American icons visit american heroes

September 30, 2010
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American icons visit american heroes

Two of the world-famous Radio City Rockettes, in Boston recently to promote the holiday season engagement of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, enjoyed a tour of Boston. While here, they visited the firefighters at the Engine 50 Firehouse in Charlestown; Kristin Altfather (on left), Clyde A. Forde, and Courtney Grassia (on right). The Radio...

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The Townie in The Town

September 30, 2010
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The Townie in The Town

Frank Garvin was born on Washington Street, was raised by his grandmother and his aunts and uncles on Austin Street and spent much of his youth just being a regular Charlestown kid during the early 1960’s. As an adult, he became a police chief. While some of his childhood friends chose different paths, he...

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Filming underway in Charlestown ‘War in the Pacific’

September 30, 2010
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Pictured here is a scene from the documentary film that is being produced by the Charlestown Veterans History Project. The movie tells the story of the men from Charlestown who fought in the pacific campaign during WWII. This particular part of the movie will depict the many Charlestown sailors who served aboard ships during...

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Charlestown residents running in The Race Against Cancer

September 30, 2010
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On Oct. 10, Jenny Bryant, Sabrina Denault, Emily Hodge, Melissa Meadows, Gregory Moreau, Rebecca Norton and Bill Pryor from Charlestown will be running in the 10th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, as members of the official Dana-Farber team. Each Dana-Farber team member has committed to raise...

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Charlestown Working Theater members to perform ‘The Odyssey’ in Armenia

September 22, 2010
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Charlestown Working Theater members to perform ‘The Odyssey’ in Armenia

Members of the Charlestown Working Theater will travel to Yerevan, Armenia to perform their acclaimed adaptation of The Odyssey at the HIGH FEST International Theatre Festival Oct. 1 through. The CWT was awarded a grant from the prestigious Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU) to support the project, which includes an exchange between CWT and...

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Welcome to our new family-owned business

September 22, 2010
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Welcome to our new family-owned business

By Lynne Levesque, Ivey St. John and Paul Sullivan Earlier this summer, one of us started to install her air conditioner and found she needed a block of wood to stabilize the unit. A year ago, she would have had to jump into her car, drive to the local big box store, and be...

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Charlestown Preservation Society 2010 Historic House Tour

September 22, 2010
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Charlestown Preservation Society 2010 Historic House Tour

Cozy cottages, grand mansions, hidden gardens and a spectacular roofdeck: this year’s Charlestown Preservation Society Historic House Tour has all this and more. The 2010 house tour, coming Saturday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature eight houses representing the full range of Charlestown’s historic house styles, from a modest worker’s...

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‘The Town’ premieres

September 16, 2010
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‘The Town’ premieres

By Jennifer Smartt Special to the Patriot-Bridge It was just a year ago that Charlestown residents were abuzz about the filming of Ben Affleck’s film, “The Town” based on Boston author Chuck Hogan’s book, “Prince of Thieves.” With “The Town’s” opening date of Sept. 17, Charlestown has been in the spotlight of the media...

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DiDomenico tops Flaherty in State Senate race

September 16, 2010
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DiDomenico tops Flaherty in State Senate race

In extremely close balloting throughout the sprawling senatorial district, State Senator Sal DiDomenico beat Cambridge Attorney Tim Flaherty by 170 votes. In unofficial results from all the cities and towns, an estimated 13,000 voters cast ballots. Again, unofficial results show DiDomenico with 6,288 votes to Flaherty’s 6,118. “I am proud and pleased,” Senator DiDomenico...

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