Bunker Hill Day Parade Roster – June 12

June 10, 2016
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This information is printed as an informational guide only. The parade lineup is subject to change by the parade committee.   BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL PARADE June 12, 2016 12:30 P.M. Sponsored by Battle of Bunker Hill Parade Committee   The 2016 Battle Of Bunker Hill Parade is dedicated to the memory of Ron...

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General Dr Joseph Warren: A Hero Who Could Have Been President?

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Gen. Dr. Joseph Warren is remembered for one simple fact on Bunker Hill Day, and that unfortunate fact is that it was the day he died – with the namesake of the famous Tavern in the Town having been killed as he summoned the retreating Americans to fire one last time...

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Doll Carriage Parade Continues Long Tradition in Delighting Kids

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When one looks for the origins of the Edna Kelly Doll Carriage Parade as part of Charlestown Pride Week, they have to look pretty far back – and even then answers aren’t easy to come by. “I know it’s at least 80 years in existence,” said Maureen Collier, chair of the...

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Last Call to Arms for Charlestown High JROTC in Bunker Hill Parade

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A combination of citywide school budget cuts and waning participation has forced the closure of one of the Town’s points of pride in the Bunker Hill Day Parade – that being the Charlestown High Air Force JROTC program, which will lead off the contingents of JROTC members for the last time...

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Police Briefs 06-09-2016

June 10, 2016
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Charlestown Beat Larceny 05/31/16 – A victim on Rutherford Avenue reported that 26 steel brackets were stolen from his job site. A video is available, and detectives are investigating. Burglary 06/05/16 – As a result of a radio call to Brighton Street for a breaking and entering in progress. A suspect was placed under...

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Letters to the Editor

June 10, 2016
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Thank you Dear Editor We cannot express fully the gratitude that we have towards the humble and gracious men of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association. From the May 12th edition of the paper, Mr. Gillen, President of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association, stated the following “This is a very important service for us and...

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Townie Tidbits

June 10, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series – FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston’s neighborhoods. ​​BUNKER...

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Enjoy — Remember — Bunker Hill Day

June 10, 2016
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The celebration of the Battle of Bunker Hill is a week-long festival in our community that began this past Sunday and will be highlighted this coming Sunday with the annual parade. It is an event that has been observed for hundreds of years in Charlestown and is enjoyed by residents of all ages. Although...

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Obituaries 06-09-2016

June 10, 2016
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Richard Burke Volunteer sailing instructor with long career in Boston commerical real estate Richard J. Burke of Charlestown died on June 2.. The son of Martin and Mary Burke of Medford by way of Galway and Sneem, Ireland, he was a 1960 graduate of Boston College and proudly served in the US Marine Corps. He went...

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Touch A Truck is Sunday

June 4, 2016
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Touch A Truck is Sunday

Touch a Truck event Sunday has become an annual Charlestown Pride week tradition. Eddie Matteo sitting in a Cat skid steer from  Cassidy Landscaping at the Annual event in 2015. This year’s event will take place on June 5th at 10 a.m. at the Bunker Hill Community College Parking Lot.

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21 Gun Salute

June 4, 2016
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21 Gun Salute

Navy crewmembers from the USS Constitution in the Navy Yard conducted a 21-Gun Salute on Monday, Memorial Day, at noon. The Salute drew several people from the neighborhood despite the rain and loud noise of the canon fire. Every minute for 21 minutes, crewmembers shot off one blast in commemoration of those who gave...

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A Tribute:Dave Whalen Bridged both Charlestowns

June 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Some say the Mystic/Tobin Bridge is the most important bridge in the Town. They might be right if they’re talking about a physical structure, but they would be wrong if they’re talking about something or someone that brings people together. In that sense, towering above the Tobin is the late David...

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Somerville Lawsuit Against Wynn to be heard June 2

June 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A flurry of motions and decisions have been issued in the last week regarding the administrative hearing on June 2 between Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone and the Wynn Boston Harbor casino – including one motion by Curtatone to delay the Thursday hearing that the state denied. “The hearing includes a lot...

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BuildBPS Community Forum for School Renovations June 4

June 4, 2016
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Boston Public Schools Superintendent Chang will host a community forum as part of BuildBPS, the school district’s 10-year educational and facilities master planning process. The forum will take place on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington St., Roxbury (MBTA: Dudley Square). Translation...

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Boston Parks Ranked Ninth in the Nation

June 4, 2016
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By John Lynds It’s parks like the Monument Square, Doherty Playground, Edwards Playground and all the other city parks that dot Charlestown that helped put Boston in the top ten of the nation’s best park systems according to the Trust for Public Land’s Fifth Annual ParkScore index. According to the Trust for Public Land’s...

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Partners Building in Assembly Row Scheduled to Open June 13

June 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It’s been going up in the distance for some time. Floor by floor, the glass exterior has risen up to its 13-story height, and the promise of nearly 4,000 workers coming into the area has also been on the horizon. Gradually, it’s changed the skyline in the distance, and on June...

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Training Field Planning Opening Celebration on June 14

June 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It’s been a long go of it, but the Friends of the Training Field have applied for permits and intend to celebrate the opening of the refurbished, historic park on Tuesday, June 14, with a community celebration. The gathering will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. “We are applying for permits and our...

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Town Democratic Ward Committe Elects New Officers

June 4, 2016
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The Charlestown Democratic Ward Committee is comprised of elected members representing Boston’s Ward 2, Charlestown’s local wing of the Democratic party, and is responsible for organizing political activities for the Charlestown community and supporting Democratic candidates.  Congratulations to our newly elected Charlestown officers: Alexis Finneran-Tkachuk, Chair; Jay O’Brien, Vice Chair; Missy Sikorski, Secretary; and...

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Police Briefs 06-02-2016

June 4, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Warrant 05/23/16 – Officers on Austin Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Boston Municipal Court warrant charging shoplifting. Larceny 05/25/16 – A victim walked into the District 15 station and reported that on May 23 sometime between 4 and 8 a.m., unknown person(s) entered his worksite at Bunker Hill...

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Townie Tidbits

June 4, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani CAN YOU HEAR THE PARADE COMING UP BUNKER HILL STREET? This year›s Bunker Hill Day parade will be held on Sunday, June 12 . Let us all hope it is a sunny day because it should always shine on Charlestown’s holiday. It is also nice that parade organizers try to keep...

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Letters to the Editor

June 4, 2016
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Thank you Morrissey Family  Dear Editor: On behalf of our children Patrick and Conor, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Morrissey family and members of the Ryan “Duce” Morrissey Scholarship committee.  To be the recipient of such generosity from those whom we hold in such high regard is truly special....

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Residents Enjoy Seeing Marionette Theatre

May 27, 2016
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Residents Enjoy Seeing Marionette Theatre

Story and photo by Marianne Salza Like most children growing up in Czechoslovakia, Vít Hořejš developed a love and appreciation for the tradition of marionette puppetry. Now as the Artistic Director of the Czechoslovak- American Marionette Theatre (CAMT), Hořejš shares these special stories with families, performing large productions each year – including an exclusive...

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Could Charlestown High become Boston’s New Downtown High School?

May 27, 2016
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By John Lynds During his speech last week at his annual Charlestown fundraiser, City Councilor Sal LaMattina said he is working towards making Charlestown High School Boston’s downtown high school. “We will spend $110 million next year in school transportation costs,” said LaMattina. “A portion of that money is spent every year to bus...

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Mummers Won’t Return This Year for Bunker Hill Concert,Parade

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A sad tuba has blown its last note. After nearly three decades of making the trek from Philadelphia to the Town, the Mummers will not be coming to the Bunker Hill Day festivities and Parade this year. It’s a nod to the Parade Committee introducing something new with more energy and...

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