Townie Tidbits


The Charlestown bridge was built in 1898 which makes it 120 years old which is older than most bridges anywhere around these here parts.

It hasn’t turned around since the early ’50s when I was still a pre-school toddler. Oh, and the bridge goes roundand round , not up and down.

Now we have heard finally a new bridge will replace this old bridge.

I heard it may take up to five years to do so. At first we heard the repairs would happen while lanes were partially closed. However, here is the latest and it does make good traffic sense.

A new temporary bridge will go up next to the old bridge, carrying traffic back and forth between the North End and Charlestown. It will look like bare bones, but it will carry traffic until the new one is completed.

Between Sullivan Square, the Alford Street Bridge, the underpass and Charlestown Bridge, things will  be quite challenging for motorists for some time. We’ve got no choice except to make the best of progress.



Attention veterans and active military personnel from Charlestown.

The Abraham Lincoln Post 11 GAR invites you to the Annual Veterans Banquet Wednesday, Nov. 7, to be held at the Knights of Columbus. seating is limited please call Joe Zuffante at 617.477.7494. Dinner is free.



Last Thursday (Oct. 18) down at The Cooperative Bank on Main Street, the legendary Mayor of Charlestown Bobby Powers held court inside the bank for his book signing event for Bobby’s new book


“CHARLESTOWN: A CORNERSTONE OF AMERICA,” a series of poems dedicated to Townies he has known over the years. Our State Rep Danny Ryan showed up and he ended up buying a couple of books himself.

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