Monthly Archives: September 2011

Jenny’s Giving ‘Backpacks’ to the Charlestown Community

September 22, 2011
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Jenny’s Giving ‘Backpacks’ to the Charlestown Community

Sue, Joey and Charlotte Lacey presented Tom MacDonald of Harvest on the Vine over 30 backpacks filled with school supplies to be distributed to children in need in Charlestown.  This is the third year of the Jenny’s backpack program.   “We want all children to be able to start the school year with the...

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The Rocking Chair’s Journey

September 22, 2011
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As the reds and yellows of fall begin to replace another summer, I am reminded of a piece which appeared in the Charlestown Patriot during the summer of 1983. The story was influenced by the feelings that I hold for a small New Hampshire cottage that became part of my family’s life some forty...

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Car -free Week

September 22, 2011
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September 22nd, has become Car-Free Day in great metropolitan centers of population and business throughout the world. The intention of the car-free holiday is to inspire the use of mass transit, and forms of transportation other than those relying exclusively on the internal combustion engine. Boston and Massachusetts has taken Car-Free-Day a step further....

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The Walk Against Cancer

September 22, 2011
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More than 9,000 men, women and children – and many from Charlestown –  converged on the Back Bay on Sunday as participants in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk Against Cancer took place As usual, it was a huge success honoring friends, family, co-workers, and patients facing all forms of cancer. Over the past...

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Charlestown Youth Soccer News

September 22, 2011
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Girls U14 Medford 1, Charlestown 0 The Charlestown Girls U14 team traveled to Medford for their second game of the season this Saturday.  The team played hard and was unfortunate not to walk away from the game with at least a draw. Captains Caroline Adducci and Bryn O’Hara led the Townies onto the field...

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Obituaries 09-22-2011

September 22, 2011
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John Carney Sr. Retired Electrician John G. Carney Sr., of Winthrop and Miami, Florida, formerly of Charlestown, died at the Chelsea Soldiers Home on Sept. 17. He was 93 years old. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Old Charlestown School Boys Association, a former longtime social...

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Police Briefs 09-22-2011

September 22, 2011
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09/13/11 – Drugs As a result of an investigation by officers on Medford Street drugs were seized and an individual was issued a citation for possession of marijuana. 09/14/11 – Breaking and Entering, Non-residence Officers responded to First Avenue and observed damage to the front door of a local establishment. Further investigation revealed someone...

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Howie Long Recognized as ‘Hometown Hero’

September 16, 2011
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Howie Long Recognized as ‘Hometown Hero’

In a well-attended dedication ceremony, National Football League Hall of Famer Howie Long was recognized as the first-ever recipient of a “NFL Hometown Hero” award.  According to George Veras, director of the “Hometown Hero” program for the NFL, “This unveiling is the first of its kind as part of a national campaign to re-connect...

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A Positive Reflection 9/11 Remembrances Healthy for Our Nation

September 16, 2011
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Following the dignified nationwide slate of memorials that were held to commemorate the lives of the dead and the sacrifice they made on September 11, 2001, many of us are left with the palpable feeling that we are a good and decent nation, with a good and decent people. It was also a day...

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The Expanded Gaming Bill: Legislation Should be Passed

September 16, 2011
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The House of Representatives will be voting on the expanded gaming bill this week. It is a good bill, despite the pandering to other interests that caused the Boston Globe to write an ill-advised editorial denouncing the bill last week. The expanded gaming bill will help every city, town and neighborhood in this Commonwealth....

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