A special edition of Charlestown & Beyond will come to South Boston this week as they get ready to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of St. Augustine’s Cemetery. When Irish immigrants came to the shores of Boston they were not welcome, even to the point of not being allowed to be buried in public cemeteries. The Catholic Archdiocese at the time answered this need by opening this cemetery at which many Irish Catholic natives are buried, including from Charlestown – thus another, of which there are many, connections between our two neighborhoods. If you’re from Irish decent, an historian or interested in checking your Irish heritage, this show will be of great interest to you. Guests will include Rev. Robert Casey, pastor of Gate of Heaven and St. Brigid parishes and St. Augustine Cemetery Chapel, Suffolk University Professor of History and member of the South Boston Historical Society Robert Allison and Ambassador Ray Flynn, former Mayor of Boston.
Charlestown & Beyond, on Boston Cable’s BNN-TV, will appear on Thursday, September 6th at 6:30 pm on BNN channel 9, RCN channel 15 and Verizon channel 1961. The program is repeated on the same stations on Thursday at 11:30 pm, Saturday at 9 am and Sunday at 5 pm. It can also be seen on Youtube at Charlestown and Beyond and Facebook at Charlestown & Beyond.