Monthly Archives: December 2010

An Eye on Charlestown Development

December 30, 2010
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-By Andrew Crocker Parcel 3 The land once covered by the old Route 1 on ramp which the turnpike authority fenced off after its removal is now slated for development.  At one time the site was open to the public and a favorite spot for the dogs of Charlestown to roam unleashed.  Many were...

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Police Briefs 12-30-2010

December 30, 2010
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12/20/10 – Drugs Officers on Medford Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Charlestown District Court default warrant. During a booking search, Class B drugs were also found on his person. He will be charged accordingly. 12/21/10 – Drugs As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Monument Square,...

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Sports

December 30, 2010
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-By Kevin E. Kelly “Townies” drafted by the Pros 1962  Boston Celtics (NBA) – Chuck Chevalier, Boston College;  1971  Dallas Cowboys (NFL) – John Brennan, Boston College;  1973  Vancouver Canucks (NHL) – Paul O’Neil, Boston University;  1976  California Golden Seals (NHL) – Mike Fidler, Boston University;  1977  Chicago Black Hawks (NHL) – Jack O’Callahan,...

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Obituaries 12-30-2010

December 30, 2010
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Mary Virginia McMakin Of  Burlington, formerly of Charlestown Mary Virginia (Rock) McMakin of Burlington, formerly of Charlestown, died on December 21. She was the beloved wife of William B.; loving mother of Mary “Ginger” Franchitto and her husband, Larry, of Hudson, NH, AnnMarie McMakin of Burlington, and Theresa Ann “Terry” Tremblay and her husband,...

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The Clock

December 23, 2010
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Charlie McGonagle He clearly remembered that October day of nearly thirty years ago when he first saw the clock.  It sat in the window of a cut-rate jewelry store on a street whose shops drew the boundary of the downtown shopping district. He was sixteen years old, and for the first time during the...

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A Story Twice Told

December 23, 2010
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By Danny O’Neil Last week while swapping traveling stories with a few friends of mine, we were talking about hitchhiking in the south and what an experience it was. Our conversation reminded me of a story my father told me about a journey that he made during the depression. After my son Brendan finished...

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Help keep me in the “loop”

December 23, 2010
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If anyone knows of a Charlestown youngster who is participating in a sport or recreational activity (elementary school, high school, college, or otherwise), please E-Mail me at bunkerhillbillie@aol.com with the information and/or photographs and I will be sure to include them in a column.  I’d also love to hear about any honor roll students...

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Some of this, some of that

December 23, 2010
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Former Providence college hockey star and erstwhile “Townie” Jim Tibbetts has been chosen as the tour director for European Select Teams.  Also helping with the development of ice hockey in Ireland, as well as coaching the Irish National Team at the World Championships, Tibbetts has established deep contacts with coaches throughout Europe.  For the...

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Winter Sports “Townie” Roll Call

December 23, 2010
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HOCKEY:  Harvard University – John Caldwell; University of Connecticut – Brittany Murphy; St. Anslem College – Alexa Hingston; Tufts University – Tom DeRosa; Under-17 National Team – Matthew Gryzleck; St. Clements High School – Keith Wallace (coach), Michael Upton (coach), Joe Codair, Conor Sullivan, Brennis Scales, Daniel Settipani, Nick Codair, Sean Wrenn, Kevin Flanagan,...

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Community Center youth basketball

December 23, 2010
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Community Center activist Ginny Mansfield reports that a youth basketball program will begin after the New Year.  The player fee is $25 and tryouts will be held on Monday, January 3, 2011 at the gym.  If you need assistance with the program fee, please contact Mimi Wrenn at the gym office.  All players must...

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