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August 11, 2018
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CASTLE ISLAND BREWING TAKES BEER GARDEN TO CHARLESTOWN Castle Island Brewing Company has now opened a beer garden,  which will run through the end of the summer over at Constitution Wharf in Charlestown. It had previously planned to open the garden at Ink Block in the South End until that deal fell through.  This...

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July 27, 2018
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THE VIEW FROM THOMPSON SQUARE On this past Monday, I met up with Julie Hall is spearheaded today’s Engine 50 Birthday Party at at the Monument.  Engine Company #50 has been in operation since July 26, 1918, at 9 a.m. sharp.  The firehouse at Winthrop Street now being remodeled is the oldest firehouse in...

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July 21, 2018
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“YO AMO LA PAZ” Over this summer, community activists in East Boston  have been holding peace marches for a safe summer in the neighborhood. One sign carrier held up a sign in Spanish that read YO AMO LA PAZ, translated I LOVE PEACE. We all love peace no matter where we live. We all...

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July 7, 2018
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MEN OF THE CLOTH IN CHARLESTOWN Growing up outside Charlestown, I remember the towering presence of Father Brock. He was the chaplain  at Boston City Hospital for decades when I was living my life in the South End and Lower Roxbury. He and my mother grew up at the same time in Charlestown. I think they were about...

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June 28, 2018
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HARVEST ON VINE BBQ CELEBRATION The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry held a super celebration on Tuesday, June 12. It was a big hit. The parking areas was standing rom only. The food line looked like a ticket gate at Fenway Park on game day. Of course it wasn’t just part of the Charlestown...

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June 16, 2018
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ANOTHER GREAT PARADE HIGHLIGHTS  THE TOWN’S HISTORY AND ITS PEOPLE I love the Bunker Hill Day Parade. Never miss it if I can help it. Doesn›t matter the weather but I do believe it is always even  better when the weather cooperates as it did this past Sunday. A perfect day to celebrate the...

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June 12, 2018
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SUMMER IS STILL HARVEST TIME IN TOWN Our pantry membership is growing, thus we need your support more than ever. Along with the 160 registered families that came for food last Tuesday, 17 new families signed up. We have five volunteer opportunities in June. Distribution 1 Set-up, Friday, June 8, 4:00 p.m. Distribution, Saturday,...

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June 1, 2018
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REMEMBERING THE MEANING OF MEMORIAL DAY Memorial Day is a holiday started up by the Confederacy following the end of the Civil War and eventually became a national holiday to remember all who had fallen in defense of the American way of life. It is a day to pay respects to those who have...

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May 25, 2018
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CONSTITUTION TURNAROUND SALUTES VIETNAM VETERANS Last Friday, May 18, the USS Constitution took its annual short trip into the harbor, then turned around and settled back at its US Navy berth at the Navy Yard. It was cold but sunny and the crowds came not just to see Old Ironsides, but also to honor...

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May 17, 2018
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REMEMBERING #2  RYAN “DUCE” MORRISSEY The Friends of Ryan ‘Duce’ Morrissey Scholarship Fund will be holding its fourth annual Awards Presentation Night on Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus. Dining, dancing, raffles and laughs as scholarships get awarded. For more information, go to ryanmorrisseyscholarship.com or call PattyAnn at 617-201-4784...

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