Charlestown’s Duane A Volunteer to be Noted During Volunteer Month

April 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel From her home on Winthrop Street, Michelle Duane has made a life out of volunteering for numerous organizations, and now she is being hailed by Rosie’s Place – a women’s homeless shelter in the South End – as an ambassador volunteer for the organization. After retiring four years ago from her...

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Marathon Daffodils Bring Big,Yellow Boston Strong Message to Racecourse

April 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel and Joe Prezioso For the fourth year, Marathon Daffodils delivered and displayed thousands of daffodils in businesses along Boylston Street, Boston’s busy Marathon Finish Line area for the 2016 BAA Boston Marathon, as well as Back Bay Streets, and Charles Street in Beacon Hill. Marathon Daffodil founder Diane Valle of Charlestown,...

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City Golf Courses Now Open for 2017 Season

April 22, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the City of Boston’s two municipal golf courses – the William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park in Dorchester and the George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park – are now open for the 2017 season. The City of Boston is excited to offer a new...

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Police Briefs 04-20-2017

April 22, 2017
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Charlestown Beat Assault – Aggravated 04/11/17 – A victim on Corey Street reported during an argument with a neighbor, the neighbor pulled out a knife and threatened to stab the victim. Officers located the suspect, who was taken into custody.   Assault-Aggravated 04/14/17 – Officers responded to McNulty Court for a report of a...

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Townie Tidbits

April 22, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani LET THE MBTA KNOW WHAT YOU THINK Hi Sal I read your article in the April 6th edition of the Charlestown Bridge concerning the 92 Main St. bus. Would you encourage people to call the MBTA comment line @ 617-222-3200 to ask that the 92 Main St Bus be reinstated back to Foley...

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Medical Services Available for All at EBNHC

April 22, 2017
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By Manuel A. Lopes It is very important for all in this community to know they should not be afraid to seek medical services at EBNHC. Since we opened our doors in 1970, our mission has been to provide easily accessible, affordable, high-quality care, for ALL who live and work in our surrounding communities,...

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A Truly Perilous Time

April 22, 2017
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When President Obama left office, he made it clear to incoming President Trump that the most important foreign policy challenge that the new administration would face would be figuring out how to prevent North Korea from developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could be equipped with a thermonuclear warhead that could reach the...

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Townie Sports

April 22, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly SOFTBALL Sophomore catcher Gabrielle Comeau and Bishop Feehan are ranked #1 in the most recent Boston Herald Top 25 poll…The Latin Academy “Townie” contingent of Carleigh Schievink, Jessica Rynne, Mackenzie Nee and Jessica Pistorino have helped the Lady Dragons post a #6 ranking in Division III North…Sophomore twins Jordan and Taylor...

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Grand Marshal is Ready to Make Bunker Hill Day Parade Great Again

April 14, 2017
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Grand Marshal is Ready to Make Bunker Hill Day Parade Great Again

By Seth Daniel When Robert Beckwith grew up on Polk Street in the Bunker Hill Development, Bunker Hill Day and the Parade – always held religiously in those days on June 17 – were the focal point of most of the year. It was what turned the wheels of the Town from February to...

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LaMattina Not to Seek Re-Election

April 14, 2017
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By John Lynds After a stellar 30-year career with the City of Boston, eleven of which was spent as the District 1 City Councilor, Sal LaMattina told the Charlestown Patriot Tuesday that he will not seek reelection during the municipal election in September. “It’s time,” said LaMattina. “It’s time to give someone else a...

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Lancers,Paul Revere Ride Celebrates 240 Years of Re-Enactment on Monday

April 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As Paul Revere rides into City Square over the North Washington Street Bridge on Patriots Day every year, a certain magic comes alive every within the crowds gathered to take in the storied Patriot’s warning about the advance of the British. This year, those crowds will be witnessing the 240th re-creation...

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BGCA Swim Team Takes Part in Florida Competition

April 14, 2017
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Charlestown Swimming put their hard work to the test this past weekend at the ‪2017 BGCA National Swim Championship in St. Petersburg, FL. Ten athletes from Charlestown were selected to compete for Team New England, a group of swimmers that represent Boys & Girls Clubs across the region. All of the Charlestown athletes were...

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Christopher Remmes Recognized with Coldwell Banker Diamond Award

April 14, 2017
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Christopher Remmes of Boston, a sales associate affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Charlestown, has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker® International Diamond Society award. This award is presented to the top 11 percent of approximately 88,000 Coldwell Banker®-affiliated sales associates worldwide. Remmes was honored during a special celebration and reception...

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Summer Hours to Start for USS Constitution

April 14, 2017
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USS Constitution and its crew will shift to their summer hours of operation starting on Saturday, April 15. Constitution will be open to the general public, free of charge, Tuesday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Each tour, self-paced, takes visitors through...

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Holy Week and Easter Services are Listed at St John’s Church

April 14, 2017
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Holy Week services at St. John’s Episcopal Church continue with a Maundy Thursday potluck supper and service, starting at 6 pm on on Thursday April 13th. Good Friday services will be held on April 14th, with a service for children at 4:30 pm and the traditional service at 7 pm. The Great Vigil of...

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Marathon Daffodils to Line 26.2 Mile Route

April 14, 2017
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Marathon Daffodils is pleased to announce that for the fourth year, they will be displaying thousands of daffodils in businesses along Boylston Street, Boston’s busy Marathon Finish Line area for the 2016 BAA Boston Marathon, as well as Back Bay Streets, and Charles Street. Marathon Daffodils is an annual program founded in 2014 by...

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Sen DiDomenico Joins Colleagues to Fight Federal Cuts in Legal Services

April 14, 2017
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Senate President Stan Rosenberg, Senator Sal DiDomenico and Senator Will Brownsberger have sent a letter to the Massachusetts Congressional delegation urging them to fight against the Trump Administration’s proposed elimination of funding for Legal Services. Last year, 23,000 low-income and elderly people in Massachusetts got help at Legal Services with foreclosures and evictions, domestic...

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Site of Revere’s Landing Hidden in the Charlestown Navy Yard

April 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the most famous stories in American History – that of Paul Revere’s covert trip across the Charles River from the North End to Charlestown – has its genesis right in Charlestown’s Navy Yard, and though the site of Paul Revere’s exact landing site is well marked and yards from...

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Girl Scouts Revive in the Town, Donate Cookies to Harvest on the Vine

April 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel This year, Harvest on the Vine was fortunate enough to have enough donations to put together an Easter food distribution that includes 500 hams and all the fixings, but there will be an extra surprise of Girl Scout cookies for the needy families in Charlestown this Easter courtesy of a newly...

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Townie Tidbits

April 14, 2017
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By Sal Giarratani ATTENTION MICHAEL SULLIVAN! Attention Michael Sullivan. I heard that you think you might be my cousin. Someone at the Knights told me you were looking to talk to me. Email me at sal.giarratani@gmail.com.   REMEMBERING PEGGY FLAHERTY This year over in Southie at the convention center for the annual Evacuation Day...

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Looking at the Project:One Charlestown

April 14, 2017
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By Ann Kelleher Many in Charlestown have been attending meetings regarding a proposed new development, One Charlestown. This is an exciting mixed-income development that will benefit not only the present residents but future tenants as well. The bottom line is that all of the community in Charlestown is in favor of providing, better, safer...

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Happy Easter

April 14, 2017
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin the observance of the holiest days of their religion upon which the foundation of their faith is based. However, no matter what religious beliefs one...

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Happy Passover

April 14, 2017
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We want to wish our friends in the Jewish community a Happy Passover or Happy “Pesach” as this important holiday is known in Hebrew. The holiday begins with a special Passover dinner known as a Seder when the story is retold about Passover and includes the recitation of the “Four Questions” by the youngest...

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Townie Sports

April 14, 2017
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By Kevin Kelly ONCE A TOWNIE, ALWAYS A TOWNIE Recently, I was asked about some of the athletes that are mentioned in TOWNIE SPORTS who do not live in Charlestown. It is a fair question. Let’s take, for example, senior standout Yale hockey player Michael Doherty. I remember Michael as a talented Charlestown Little...

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