Residents Love a Parade and the Bruins

June 20, 2013
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Residents Love a Parade and the Bruins

The annual Battle of Bunker Hill Parade was held on Sunday and thousands lined the streets to see the annual event. The Parade capped off a week-long series of activities that had thousdands of residents taking part in. Congratulations go out to all those that helped make this Parade “awesome.” In the photo Bruins Art...

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Several Meetings Planned Next Week on Local Projects

June 20, 2013
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Just when one thought that things were going to quiet down after the Battle of Bunker Hill Parade, next week has meetings from Monday to Thursday on a wide range of projects.  The following are the meetings that residents if interested are urged to attend. RESTAURANT HEARING At 7:00 p.m., on Monday, June 24th,...

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Annual Open Market Was a Success

June 20, 2013
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It was a sunny and grand day for the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Open Market!  Vendors were sold out, kids were thrilled with the face painter, Ginny – of GIN C. Productions, and locals walked up and down and all around the Bunker Hill Mall finding Tee Shirts, and Ghost Tour Information, Beautiful Irish...

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LaMattina Pushes Immigration Reform

June 20, 2013
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With the U.S. Senate poised to vote on immigration reform before July 4, City Councilor Sal LaMattina ensured that Boston became the fifth city in the state to pass a local resolution in support of federal immigration reform legislation. LaMattina’s resolution, which calls on the 113th Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform that addresses...

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Police Briefs 06-20-2013

June 20, 2013
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Assault and Battery 06/10/13 – A victim reported while crossing the street near 529 Main St., he “had words” with the operator of a Ford truck. The driver exited his motor vehicle and punched the victim in the mouth before fleeing the scene. Detectives, with the help of the victim and witnesses, identified the...

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Bridge Bells Will Ring Again

June 14, 2013
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Bridge Bells Will Ring Again

On Saturday, June 8th, the Charlestown Bells, the interactive musical sculpture located along the locks of the Charles River Basin were removed from their current location and transported to the workshop of the artist who originally created and installed them, Paul Matisse. The mechanisms that let passers-by play the Bells had been breaking one...

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Race for Mayor of Charlestown Returns

June 14, 2013
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Race for Mayor of Charlestown Returns

Thanks to the Townie Association, what began in 1982 by the “Charlestown to Charlestown” Committee, once again residents have the opportunity to run for “Mayor of Charlestown,” a position with no real or legal responsibilities, but an honorary title. The candidate who sells the most election ballots becomes the Mayor of Charlestown for the...

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Bunker Hill Parade Set to Start on Sunday

June 14, 2013
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The annual Charlestown Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade will be held on this Sunday June 16 starting at 12:30 p.m.  Three divisions  will take part in the parade that starts at Hayes Square (Chelsea and Vine Streets) and will end at The Training Field on Winthrop Street. Many other events will be part...

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CNC to Hold Meeting on Shipyard Park

June 14, 2013
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The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a meeting to discuss two separate BRA / City of Boston projects in the Navy Yard. The meeting will occur on June 27th at 7pm at Spaulding Hospital’s Community Room. The City of Boston has proposed redevelopment of Parcel 5 (the pier directly in front of Spaulding’s...

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Summer Fiesta at St. John’s on June 20

June 14, 2013
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There will be a Summer Fiesta in the Wolcott Woodland Garden behind St. John’s Church at 27 Devens Street on Thursday, June 20th from 5 to 7:30 pm.    The event is open to the public and there will be beverages, small plates of interesting foods and desserts. Music for the evening will be provided...

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Downtown View Let There Be Light

June 14, 2013
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It has been 135 years since Thomas Edison patented his first incandescent light bulb. Such an inventive guy would be delighted with what is taking place in urban lighting as incandescent bulbs are phased out. And phasing out incandescent lighting is not a Communist plot, as some would have it. Technology has been moving...

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Police Briefs 06-13-2013

June 14, 2013
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Drugs 06/04/13 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Decatur Street, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class B substance (cocaine). Drugs 06/04/13 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Old Landing Way, two individuals were placed under arrest for...

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A Book Signing Event

June 6, 2013
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A Book Signing Event

A Book Signing Event: for “Girl On A Leash: The Healing Power of Dogs, a memoir” by Charlestown resident Betty L. King was held at Bestsellers Cafe, High Street, Medford on May 18. There were 40 people who attended the event.. 100% proceeds of book sales benefited Kitty Connection, an all-volunteer animal rescue organization...

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Massart Benefit Art Auction

June 6, 2013
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Massart Benefit Art Auction

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), the nation’s only independent public college of art and design, presented its 24th Annual Benefit Art Auction on recently, at the Bakalar & Paine Galleries on MassArt’s Huntington Avenue campus. Each spring, the auction draws a crowd of over 700 collectors and art enthusiasts seeking to view...

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Charlestown Little League Receives $5,000 from MCCA

June 6, 2013
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Charlestown Little League will benefit from a $5,000 grant from a Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) grant. MCCA Executive Director James E. Rooney, said the grant to Little League is part of $120,000 in community grants and $10,000 in academic scholarships to 24  Boston nonprofits and four Massachusetts hospitality students at the Authority’s annual...

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City Releases Names on Advisory Committee

June 6, 2013
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Mayor Thomas Menino’s office released the names of the Advisory Committee, on Wednesday morning, following a discussion at the Charlestown Neighborhood Council on Tuesday night. The following is the statement from the Mayor’s office: “The City created an Advisory Group to ensure broad community input during the Sullivan Square Land Disposition Study and the...

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The Chief Marshall’s Banquet – Battle of Bunker Hill Day

June 6, 2013
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The James W. Conway Post #26 of the American Legion will host the annual banquet to honor 2013 Chief Marshall Eileen Locke on Friday, June 14th at 6:30PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street. A buffet dinner will be served. Tickets are $30 per person,  tables of 8 can be reserved...

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CNC Has a Right to Be Concerned

June 6, 2013
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On Tuesday night, the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) unanimously voted to send a letter to the Department of Neighborhood Services as well as Mayor Menino’s office expressing concern over bypassing the CNC in the decision making process for Sullivan Square.  This is the first time that this has happened in recent memory. We share...

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Congratulations, Charles River Swimming Club

June 6, 2013
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Perhaps it is growing up in the 70s and hearing the song by Standells, “Love That Dirty Water,” referring to the Charles River, so when David Jaye of the Back Bay mentioned that he was going to take part in a swim five years ago in the Charles River, we were incredulous, remembering the...

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Police Briefs 06-06-2013

June 6, 2013
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Larceny in a Building 05/28/13 – A victim reported a flat-screen television was stolen from his place of business on Bunker Hill Street. The victim said he believes it may have been an ex-employee, since the day before the theft was his last day of work. Footage from surveillance cameras is being reviewed by...

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Track Teams Runs in First Meet

June 6, 2013
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Congratulations to Town Track Club Youth!  53 athletes from the club competed in their first Track meet held at MIT in Cambridge.  There were several outstanding performances in the sprints, distance, and jump events. Its not too late too join!  Registration for the 2013 Town Track Club Junior Olympics Track&Field program will remain open...

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Bake Sale for the One Fund

May 30, 2013
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Bake Sale for the One Fund

Good Shepherd School teacher Brittany Wehler with students Emma and Joe Hendessi during a Thursday, May 23 bake sale for the One Fund.

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Running for a Good Cause

May 30, 2013
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Running for a Good Cause

Charlestown Resident and member of Horizons for Homeless Children’s Young Professionals Committee, Meg Shea (left)co-chaired and ran the 2013 “Route for Kids” 5k hosted by Horizons for Homeless Children. This year’s 5k took place in Jamaica Plain, and drew a large crowd of runners all sharing the same goal as Shea – to help...

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Charlestown Garden Tour Scheduled for June 15

May 30, 2013
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Explore the hidden gardens and public green spaces of Charlestown at the Gardens for Charlestown Garden Tour. On Sat., June 15th from 10:00-3:00 meet the gardeners of this historic neighborhood and view twelve delightful and varied private gardens. Also, learn about three of our premiere public open spaces as the Friends of Harvard Mall...

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