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What Else Should People Know About Charlestown?

We want to hear what you think is most important to know about the town.

Boston.com recently published an article called "Nine Things to Know About Charlestown."

Here's the bullets of their list (see the full article for more):

  1. Organized crime
  2. Charlestown used to be the state's capitol
  3. It used to be much larger
  4. Busing movie
  5. Harvard builder and founder lived in the town
  6. Morse code's creator was born here
  7. Paul Revere's ride and Battle of Bunker Hill
  8. Maritime history
  9. The Warren Tavern

Overall, it's not a bad list. But I think we can do better. What do YOU think people should know about Charlestown?

Matt M. Casey August 17, 2012 at 02:35 PM
As is clearly listed in my bio on the site, I grew up in Chelmsford.
Rob O'Brien August 17, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Its always funny to see what people (the dreaded "outsiders") think of Charlestown. As with any list of this type, there are a lot of caricatures. Matt, thanks for posting Charlestown-related stuff -- it's always interesting to read and it beats having to find it myself.
DOTTIE NARDONE August 17, 2012 at 04:18 PM
MATT MAYBE YOU SHOULD LOOK AT CHARLESTOWN TOWNIES PAGE YOU WILL LEARN A LOT. BOSTON GLOBE SHOULD ALSO GO THERE TO LEARN ABOUT ALL THE FANTASTIC PEOPLE WHO WERE BORN AND RAISED THERE. THEY ARE THE ONES WHO MADE THAT TOWN WHAT IT IS TODAY. WE ARE ALL CLOSE AND VERY PROUD OF OUR HOMETOWN.
Keola August 17, 2012 at 05:53 PM
"THEY ARE THE ONES WHO MADE THAT TOWN WHAT IT IS TODAY...." Can you provide some clarity on this statement? What exactly is the current state of Charlestown right now? From my understanding, the "yuppies/Toonies" have changed the landscape in Charlestown from the culture past, no?
dtwx August 17, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Well Matt, you could start by reading what you post. The first line of this is article: "With the debut of the new film, "The Town," Charlestown gets national attention." Then there is the discussion thread. The last post there was in October of 2010: http://www.boston.com/community/forums.html?plckForumPage=ForumDiscussion&plckDiscussionId=Cat%3a6c01a490-c7ba-4966-9f40-dee114ec90afForum%3a1d8e9f96-7f6f-4e00-bd79-bfc8aff15cf1Discussion%3a4e2f2bfe-24dd-4d7e-a34b-1b3c0197fb0b I offer Journalism 101 and introduction to Google classes for a nominal fee.

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