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Celebrate the Opening of the Training Field on June 14th 5:30 Rain date June 16th

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Celebrate the Opening of the Training Field on June 14th 5:30 Rain date June 16th

  Training Field Celebration   The Training Field renovations are being completed and the park re-opening celebration will be held on June 14th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Rain date to be held June 16th. Eight community groups are coming together to provide a neighborhood celebration.  Including Friends of the Training Field, Charlestown Preservation Society, The Waterfront Coalition, Dogs of Charlestown and number of others.  Exciting festivities are planned. Special thanks to the planning committee for all of their hard work and looking...

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Have fun – and help preserve our historic Town! May 14 and 21

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in News, Slider | Comments Off

Have fun –  and help preserve our historic Town! May 14 and 21

Last fall the Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) launched a new Task Force entitled Protect Historic Charlestown (PHC). The mission of the Task Force is to help protect the historic character and the architecture of Charlestown in partnership with the City of Boston. The team’s key goals are initially to focus on modification of zoning laws and review processes to create a more supportive environment for preserving and protecting historic properties. These may include removing shortcuts that facilitate the demolition of historic...

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Two New Talks at the Bunker Hill Museum 7:00 pm May 10 and June 22

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in News, Slider, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Two New Talks at the Bunker Hill Museum 7:00 pm May 10 and June 22

The Charlestown Preservation Society and the Charlestown Historic Society invite you to attend two new talks in May and June.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our American History. Joe Bagley, author, A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts May 10, 2016 Joe Bagley, author, will present his findings of “A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts” (April 2016) present his findings on May 10 at 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm at the Bunker Hill Museum “History is right under our feet; we just need to dig a little to find it”. Though not...

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House Search for 2016 House Tour!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in News, Slider | Comments Off

House Search for 2016 House Tour!

We are getting ready for our 2016 Charlestown Historic House Tour, one of the most visible events in Charlestown.  We are in the process of identifying homes for inclusion on the Tour.  It’s not an easy task and we could use your help.  We are looking for homes that reflect the historic character of Charlestown.  Typically, tour homes date prior to 1900 and have been restored, yet still retain many of their original design elements. In the past, houses have ranged from grand homes on Monument Square to intimate Workers Cottages. ...

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Casella Resources Solutions has proposed operating a solid waste transfer station on Rutherford Ave

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in News, Slider, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Casella Resources Solutions has proposed operating a solid waste transfer station on Rutherford Ave

The Charlestown Preservation Society has prepared a position paper on the proposed Waste Transfer Station.  Please read our statement and feel free to share with your friends and neighbors.  we have sent  this document to our City Councilors, the Mayor and the Redevelopment Authroity along with MEPA.  CPS Position Statement – Casella Proposal 2_17_2016

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Charlestown Working Theater 40th Anniversary 50/50 Raffle

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in News, Slider, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Charlestown Working Theater 40th Anniversary 50/50 Raffle

CHARLESTOWN WORKING THEATER’S 40th Anniversary 50/50 Raffle Tickets $100 Each Maximum of 200 Tickets Sold Party and Drawing on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7pm Knights of Columbus, 545 Medford Street, Charlestown Need not be present to win For Tickets Visit Bunker Hill Florist, 211 Main Street or contact: Kristin Johnson krisjohn@earthlink.net (617) 242 3855 Julia O’Donnell odonnell4@aol.com Joe McGonigle c21joe@aol.com Tom Cunha tomcunha@aol.com Amanda Reinfeld amanda.reinfeld@gmail.com D’Arcy Goldman DarcyGoldman@humboldt.com Ellen Kitzis...

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Boston’s Changing Neighborhoods- 2/4

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in News, Slider | Comments Off

Boston’s Changing Neighborhoods- 2/4

“Boston is experiencing unprecedented levels of development and growth, and our neighborhoods are changing rapidly as a result. Join the Boston Preservation Alliance for a conversation and Q&A session about what these changes mean for Boston’s neighborhoods, and how you can preserve your community’s character while embracing the future.” This event, presented by the Boston Preservation Alliance on Thursday Feb. 4th at 6:00 pm at the Boling Building in Dudley Square, Roxbury, may be of interest to our members.  Just...

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Training Field Project is Underway

Posted by on Jan 10, 2016 in News, Slider | Comments Off

Training Field Project is Underway

The long awaited Training Field re-landscaping project is finally underway.  It began right before Halloween and will be completed this upcoming Spring.  It’s very exciting to see the efforts of the Charlestown Preservation Society, The Friends of the Training Field and the Boston Parks come together to create a new entrance into Charlestown.

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Our National Ship: The History and Preservation of USS Constitution- SOLD OUT!

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Our National Ship: The History and Preservation of USS Constitution- SOLD OUT!

This event will be held in the Commandant’s House at the Charlestown Navy Yard, on November 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm. The event is open to the public. Space is limited so you must pre-register Learn about the rich history of USS Constitution and the latest efforts to restore the oldest ship in the U.S. Navy. Launched in 1797, this 218 year old warship was built to fight against Algerian corsairs to protect American Merchant ships. She is most famous for her efforts in the War of 1812, capturing British merchant ships and 5 Royal Navy...

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Bill Lamb, Chair of the CPS Design Review Committee on the topic of 16 Oak Street

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in News, Slider | Comments Off

Bill Lamb, Chair of the CPS Design Review Committee on the topic of 16 Oak Street

15 September 2015 Patriot Bridge  To the editor re “Succumbing To The Wrecking Ball” September 10, 2015  It is shocking to see the two pictures of the beautiful 175 year old red house at 16 Oak Street being reduced to a pile of rubble in a matter of hours.  These pictures illustrate the sometimes unfortunate consequences of development pressures in our community, changes that reduce the distinctive architectural variety on each of our streets and eliminate fascinating reminders of the history of our town.  This house could have been...

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