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October 26, 2018
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LATEST NEWS ON NEW CHARLESTOWN BRIDGE 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...
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Townie Sports

October 26, 2018
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MEN’S SOCCER TIES ON THE ROAD Charlestown FC (the Premier Over 40 Boston soccer club) played to a tie game on Oct. 21 against the Warthogs FC in Foxborough, but still remain at the top of the table. The team needs to win at home in the last match of the season on Nov....
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Obituaries 10-25-2018

October 26, 2018
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Maureen Szymkowski Of Charlestown, formerly of Ireland Maureen (Mortell) Szymkowski of Charlestown, formerly of Ireland, died on Oct. 16. She was the loving mother of Patrick Szymkowski of Charlestown, Joseph Szymkowski and his wife, Okhwa of Texas, Kathleen Szymkowski and her beloved, John Fitzpatrick of Charlestown, Roman Seain Szymkowski and his wife,Pamela of Windham,...
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Pumpkin Painting

October 24, 2018
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Pumpkin Painting

Steph and Chris Dedels helps their son, Ewan, decorate a small pumpkin on the John Harvard Mall last Sunday, Oct. 14, during the Charlestown Pumpkin Painting Festival. Scores of families came out to enjoy the wonderful afternoon and get ready for the fall season.
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Neighborhood Round Up

October 24, 2018
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HARVEST FAIR AT ST. JOHN’S On Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal church will be holding it’s 179th annual harvest fair.  Well known for its delicious turkey dinner and homemade apple pies, the fair will have something for everyone!  Get the kids out of the house to enjoy...
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BWSC Wins Top National Honors for Water Quality and Efficiency

October 24, 2018
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Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) has earned top honors from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) for management excellence. The Sustainable Water Utility Management Award recognizes the work of water utility management leaders able to achieve a balance of innovative and successful efforts in areas of economic, social and environmental endeavors. Specifically,...
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Charlestown’s 33rd Annual Halloween Parade and Celebration Set for Oct 31

October 24, 2018
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The 33rd annual Halloween Parade around the Monument will take place on Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. this year, with a dynamite celebration of Halloween to take place afterward around Monument Square and the Training Field. The annual celebration draws thousands of children and their parents to the area for trick or treating and...
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St John School Poised for Academic Success and Growth

October 24, 2018
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Nestled in the heart of Boston’s North End, St. John School has prepared students for bright futures since 1895. The school is a Catholic value-centered learning environment focused on educating students in an atmosphere that fosters the growth of each student in spirit, mind and body.  The staff welcomes pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students and...
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Charlestown Man Arrested for Distributing Fentanyl

October 24, 2018
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A Charlestown man was arrested Oct. 5 for distributing fentanyl out of an apartment in Chelsea. Cruz Villar, 31, was charged with one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl – aiding and abetting; and one count of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl – aiding...
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Friends of the Library to Host Author Talk on the Former Combat Zone

October 24, 2018
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The Friends of the Charlestown Branch is hosting a book presentation on Inside The Combat Zone: The Stripped Down Story of Boston’s Most Notorious Neighborhood given by author and reporter Stephanie Schorow on Thursday, Nov. 1. The lecture is free and open to all and includes a book signing and reception. Upscale restaurants, majestic...
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