Monthly Archives: March 2011

Charlestown Girl Scout Troops Celebrate World Thinking Day

March 10, 2011
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Charlestown Girl Scout Troops Celebrate World Thinking Day

Special to the Patriot-Bridge Each year on or around Feb. 22, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world celebrate World Thinking Day (WTD). It is a day when they think about their “sisters” in all the countries of the world, the meaning of Guiding and Scouting, and its global impact Charlestown Girl...

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John Warren – The Fenian Brotherhood & “Paddy’s Lamentation”

March 10, 2011
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John Warren – The Fenian Brotherhood & “Paddy’s Lamentation”

-By Ed Callahan Charlestown Historical Society On March 9, 1864, the steamship “Nova Scotian” of the Canadian owned Allen Steamship Line docked in the harbor at Portland, Maine.  On board this particular vessel were 102 young men from Dublin who had been induced to emigrate to the United States with a promise of free...

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Martha Coakley

March 10, 2011
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The attorney general may have run a bad campaign for US Senate but she sure knows what she’s doing with Blue Cross Blue Shield. We wish to compliment her for causing the entire paid BC-BS board to give up their bloated and rather ridiculous salaries. She has also informed the health insurance giants that...

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The Flatley-O’Flaherty St. Patrick’s Day – Celebration of all Celebrations

March 10, 2011
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The annual Flatley Company and Representative Eugene O’Flaherty St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Knights of Columbus Hall is being held Friday evening. It is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. and finish up around 10:00 p.m. We urge you to attend. It is one of this neighborhood’s major events of the year and...

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“Townies” Sports Update

March 10, 2011
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The accolades just keep on coming as Malden Catholic sensational wingman Brendan Collier (6 goals, 3 assists in two games) was named MVP of the Springfield Cathedral Tournament.  In MC’s opening Super 8 hockey game, Brendan popped in two goals, including the game winner, in an exciting 4-3 victory over Central Catholic…Congratulations to Boston...

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Help Keep Me in the “Loop”

March 10, 2011
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I’m looking for scoops on “Townies” who participate in sports/recreational activities in elementary school, high school, prep school or college.  Please E-Mail me at bunkerhillbillie@aol.com with information or photographs and I will be sure to include them in a column.  I’d also love to hear about honor roll students or scholar athletes, or any...

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Honor Roll Call

March 10, 2011
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Boston Latin seniors Leisa Loan and Katie O’Neil, co-captain of the girls crew team, were inducted into the National Honor Society…Alexandra Lane, Cara Liebman and Sean Smith have been named to the Dean’s List at Boston University…Seniors Sophie Afdhal and Ashley Goldman, and fifth-grader Hannah Brogan were awarded Silver Distinction for academic achievement at...

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Girls Softball Sign-ups

March 10, 2011
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Registration for both the Spring and Summer girls softball programs will be held on March 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at Mishuwam Hall, 95 Dunstable St.  Fees include $20 per player for the Spring program and $50 per player for the Summer program and must be paid...

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46 Days ‘til Opening Day

March 10, 2011
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The Charlestown Little League program has begun indoor pre-season practice sessions every Tuesday at the Charlestown Community Center gymnasium.  However, it is required that all players participating in the sessions be members of the Charlestown Community Center.  Membership is free for children and applications are available at the gym desk.  The practice times will...

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The Boston Arena

March 10, 2011
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Back in the 1970’s, my older brother Denny and I always looked forward to attending as many high school state tournament games as we could.  Most of the early round basketball match-ups were played at area high school gyms while the hockey games usually took place at the Boston Arena.  The ultimate goal of...

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