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USS Constitution Celebrated Her 222nd Birthday, Navy’s 244th Birthday During Special Underway

USS Constitution went underway from Charlestown Navy Yard on Friday morning to celebrate her 222nd birthday and the Navy’s 244th birthday. The US Navy was formed October 13, 1775 and USS Constitution, or “Old Ironsides”, successfully launched on October 21, 1797. With decks bustling with friends and family members of the crew, the ship sailed Read More…

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USS Constitution Honors Vietnam War Vets Underway

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey S Scoular USS Constitution and her crew took more than 200 Vietnam War-era Veterans underway from the ship’s berth in Charlestown, Massachusetts, May 17, in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The event is in concert with the National Vietnam War Commemoration, and demonstrates our commitment to Read More…

Daily Briefs

Monday’s Briefing: Zakim Bridge Closures, Pumpkin Unveiling, Passacantilli Endorsement

Things to know for Monday Events for Monday, October 16th: 12:00AM Overnight Closures of Zakim Bridge. For the entire week there will be nightly off-peak hour closures of the Zakim Bridge beginning on the evening of Monday, October 16th through Friday, October 21st, view full details here. 12:00PM Pumpkin Unveiling at Boston Public Market. Join Read More…

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Wednesday’s Brief: Christmas in July, North End Garden, Crosswalk Buttons, Ironsides in September!

Wednesday’s things to know! Events for Wednesday, July 26th! 5:30pm Croquet on the West Lawn of Christopher Columbus Park. Croquet on the West Lawn of Christopher Columbus Park. The fun starts at 5:30 – 7:30pm. Free and open to all! 6:30pm Next Level Fitness Bootcamp. Located at Hanover Street and Cross Street, get fit and stay healthy every Read More…

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USS Constitution to Float Again

Huzzah! The USS Constitution will float again on July 23rd after two years in dry dock for restoration. The National Parks of Boston in the Charlestown Navy Yard will celebrate Constitution’s much-anticipated return to the water on Sunday, 7/23 from 9AM to midnight. There will be free family-friendly activities throughout the Navy Yard from 4PM to 8PM as Dry Dock 1 begins to flood. Read More…

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Thursday’s Brief: NBSS Reception, Seussical Kids, USS Constitution Vandalized

What you should know for Thursday! Events for Thursday, May 18th: 4:00pm Tour of the Towns NEMPAC Instrument Petting Zoo – Charlestown Public Library. NEMPAC and the Eureka Musician’s Ensemble will team up in an exciting “Tour of the Towns” this summer, bringing their fun and interactive Instrument Petting Zoos to Charlestown and Beacon Hill. Located at 179 Read More…

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Thursday’s Brief: North End Garden, Ironsides Restoration, Public Safety Meeting Tonight

Things to know for Thursday! North End Gardening (sunshine to be determined): View this post on Instagram praying for some sunshine for these to drink up & grow 🌱 A post shared by live with number FIVE (@livewithnumberfive) on Apr 5, 2017 at 6:59am PDT News articles that may interest you: All the drowning victims the press and Read More…

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Dry Dock Preparations for USS Constitution [Photos]

A barge bearing a heavy-lift crane appeared on the Charlestown waterfront this past weekend. It appears that a new watertight gate/door/caisson is being installed in the dry dock that will be used for the restoration of the U.S.S Constitution. These images show the caisson being put into place. The caisson was fabricated in Norfolk, VA and Read More…

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“Old Ironsides” in Icy Waters

As the icy waters attest, it was a chilly evening at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The USS Constitution will only be in the water for a short time longer as “Old Ironsides” awaits her upcoming move into drydock for a major overhaul. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Did you take an interesting photo in or Read More…

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USS Constitution to Get Underway on Friday Morning for Final Time Until 2018

Friday, October 17th will be the last time that the USS Constitution will be underway in Boston Harbor before she goes into drydock in March 2015 for restoration work through 2018. The ship is scheduled to get underway at 10 a.m. EST. There will be a 21-gun salute off Fort Independence on Castle Island in South Boston Read More…

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USS Constitution Sails in Boston Harbor for the Last Time Until 2018 [Photos]

USS Constitution went underway for a sailing demonstration in Boston Harbor on Friday morning. Old Ironsides fired her traditional 21-gun salute off Fort Independence at Castle Island with the ship’s topsails set as she traversed through the harbor. The demonstration is part of Chief Petty Officer Heritage Week and the last time Constitution will show Read More…

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USS Constitution Goes Underway on July 4th for Last Turnaround Before Dry Dock [Photos]

At 216 years old, the USS Constitution was as majestic as ever during her July 4th turnaround in Boston Harbor. This is the last time Old Ironsides will be underway on Independence Day until 2018 as she goes into drydock later this year for restorations. The drizzly weather from the approaching Tropical Storm Arthur did Read More…