Monthly Archives: December 2011

Second Annual Holiday Fair at the Knights of Columbus Sunday, December 18

December 29, 2011
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Second Annual Holiday Fair at the Knights of Columbus Sunday, December 18

  Sponsored by The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce and the Charlestown Women’s Club. Proceeds from the event went to the CHAD Christmas For Kids Program. The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce and the Charlestown Women’s Club held their Second Annual Holiday Fair on December 18. at the Knights of Columbus. With many vendors, residents had...

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Gloria Conway Passes Away: Remembering Patriot Publisher Gloria Conway

December 29, 2011
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Gloria Conway Passes Away: Remembering Patriot Publisher Gloria Conway

Gloria Jean (Scott) Conway, the longtime publisher and managing editor of the Charlestown Patriot, died Dec. 23. She was 71 years old. Born on July 17, 1940, in Westerly, R.I., Mrs. Conway was the daughter of Peter and Dorothy Scott. She graduated from Boston’s Simmons College in 1962 with a bachelor of science in...

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Joe McGonagle Remembers Gloria Conway

December 29, 2011
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Where do I start. Gloria had a quiet strength about her. She loved this town as much, if not more, than anyone I know. She did all the right things for all the right reasons. No bows, no praise – pride in her town was her reward. I was walking on Bunker Hill Street...

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Gloria Conway: A Friend Forever

December 29, 2011
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Several years ago I had the good fortune to discover an old, cardboard shoebox tucked away rather discretely into a corner of the top shelf in my father’s clothes closet. I had been looking for something else, I can’t remember what, when I came upon the very old, but very full shoebox. I suppose,...

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Taking from Our Heroes: Veterans Services Official Admits to Stealing Money Meant for Homebound Vets

December 29, 2011
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A former high-ranking official in the City’s Veterans Service Department admitted on Tuesday to pocketing some $13,000 in City funds that were meant to serve sick, homebound veterans. Joseph Miller, 57, of Beverly, stood in Suffolk Superior Court on Tuesday morning and admitted to a scheme run in 2009 and 2010 where he got...

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CNC Development Committee Hosts Meeting to Review Medford Street Plans

December 29, 2011
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The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a meeting for review of the proposed redevelopment plans for 267 – 281 Medford Street (Nancy Sales Building). This project was previously reviewed and approved by the CNC in 1995. As part of the revised proposal being submitted for review, the developer is seeking additional Zoning variances....

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Out with the Old; In with the New

December 29, 2011
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It was a turbulent and tumultuous year in some parts of the world. In this nation, it was, above all, a year when we got more of the same rather than the dramatic change needed to alter our course. The economy improved just a bit but millions remain unemployed, businesses refuse to hire new...

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Obituaries 12-29-2011

December 29, 2011
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Irene Smith Charlestown Resident Irene V. (Hughes) Smith of Charlestown, formerly of the West End, died on December 19. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas F. Smith; devoted mother of Irene Mahan and her husband, Edward of Charlestown, Thomas F. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Constance of Burlington, William R. Smith...

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Santa Claus

December 23, 2011
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Santa Claus

On Friday, December 16th The Cooperative Bank once again hosted Santa Claus in the Charlestown Branch. Santa andhis elves worked very hard to prepare for the over 100 kids that came through the branch to have their free picture taken with Santa. Each child received a goodie basket and toy provided by All and...

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Townie Mites Take 2011 Mcgoff Trophy

December 23, 2011
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Townie Mites Take 2011 Mcgoff Trophy

This year marked the 11th Annual Dan McGoff Memorial Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament  hosted by Charlestown Youth Hockey and there were plenty on hand to watch some very talented teams compete all weekend long in over 20 games. The tournament  was held on December 9th through the 11th at the Emmons, O’Neill, Horrigan Rink...

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