Monthly Archives: July 2011

Gins New Chapter with 72nd Commanding Officer

Gins New Chapter with 72nd Commanding Officer

The USS Constitution changed commanding officers in a July 22 ceremony that was held on board the ship in Charlestown. Cmdr. Matt Bonner relieved Constitution’s 71st Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Tim Cooper of command in a turnover that drew more than 300 guests. “It is a distinct honor and very humbling to take command of...

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Go Fish! Mobile Food Truck Serves Tasty Treats in the Navy Yard

July 28, 2011
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Last Friday, Chef David Stein made the first of what he hopes to be many lunchtime openings of his food truck Go Fish! in the Navy Yard.  By the corner of Fifth Street and First Avenue, the brand-new and brightly colored truck raised its grate to serve delicious, mostly seafood offerings. The truck was...

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Looking at a Harsh Reality

July 28, 2011
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On September 8, Sal DiMasi will stand in a Federal Courtroom and have a sentence pronounced upon him. It will be, by a wide margin, the worst moment of his life. And for those of us who consider him a friend and a good guy, it is a horrible moment coming that is quite...

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Police Briefs 07-28-2011

July 28, 2011
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07/18/11 – Larceny A victim on Dunstable Street reported that unknown person(s) stole his black Peace Sports scooter from in front of his residence. 07/19/11 – Bank Robbery Officers responded to Rutherford Avenue for a bank alarm. Bank tellers confirmed the bank had in fact been robbed. A description of the suspect was broadcast...

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Sports 07-28-2011

July 28, 2011
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Help keep me in the loop If a parent has any info/photo of their child participating in a sports or recreational activity (elementary school, high school, college, or otherwise), please E-Mail me at bunkerhillbillie@aol.com and I will be sure to include the info/photo in a column.  I’d also love to hear about any honor roll students...

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Obituaries 07-28-2011

July 28, 2011
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Donna Hartung Retired Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff Donna M. (Hennessey) Hartung of Revere, formerly of Charlestown, died on July 24. She was 63 years old. Born in Somerville on August 4, 1947 to the late Joseph and Frances (Cunha) Hennessey, she grew up in Charlestown where she attended Boston Public Schools and graduated from...

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Repairing History

July 21, 2011
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Repairing History

USS Cassin Young proudly displays her colors as she sits in the drydock next to USS Constitution while repairs are made to the hull. The WWII era 2,050-ton Fletcher-Class destroyer is still open to the public while in drydock.

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Mayor to Attend Cook Street Playground Opening

July 21, 2011
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino will join Charlestown residents to unveil more than $280,000 in improvements to Cook Street Playground on Thursday, July 28, at 1:30 p.m. Located at 15 Hill Street, the opening of Cook Street Playground highlights the Mayor’s commitment to the parks and open spaces in Charlestown. Improvements included two new play...

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The Backhouse and Other Summer Thoughts

July 21, 2011
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Each year, when the summer months of June, July, and August roll around, I am reminded of the early summers of my life.  Until I was fifteen years of age, I spent all of my summers at my Uncle Tom’s camp in Wilmington.  Although the camp was located more than a mile from the...

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The Heatwave

July 21, 2011
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It used to be in the old days that neither heat nor snow and ice had much effect on us as a people. Whatever happened happened and how we dealt with it, inevitably, was a matter of how serious the weather conditions got. Sometimes there was sufficient warning about what was heading our way...

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