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"Compass" Strategic Planning session at Charlestown Branch Library

November 11, 2010
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"Compass" Strategic Planning session at Charlestown Branch Library

A Strategic Planning session was held at the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 4. The session was led by Michael R. Colford, the BPL’s Director of Resource Services/Information Technology. Also in attendance was James Carroll, a member of the BPL’s Board of Trustees. At the meeting, the draft principles...

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Councilors Arroyo and LaMattina advocate for veteran services

November 11, 2010
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With Veterans Day around the corner, Boston City Councilors Felix G. Arroyo and Salvatore LaMattina recently held a hearing to ensure Boston veterans have all the necessary tools to facilitate their reintegration into civilian life and that they are provided with a safe and healthy environment upon returning home. “Veterans risked their own lives...

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‘Townie Santa’ tradition continues

November 11, 2010
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As the weather starts to cool and the last leaves fall from the trees, a group of residents have begun planning for a Christmas program for Charlestown’s elderly. Christmas can be a very sad and lonely time of year for the needy, elderly shut-in. While the rest of us may be gift giving, card...

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Boys U-10 Division 3C

November 11, 2010
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Woburn 2, Charlestown 0 — In a tremendously entertaining contest of non-stop back-and-forth action, the “Townies” (6-2-1) fell to undefeated Woburn (9-0-0) to finish the season in third place. Although outshooting their opponent by a 12-10 margin, Charlestown’s terrific trio of forwards Aidan Shea (2 shots), John Gaudian (3 shots) and Daniel “DS” Sigmund...

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Girls U-12 Division 3B

November 11, 2010
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By Shana Sylvester Charlestown 3, Waltham 0 — Despite the chilly fall afternoon in Charlestown, the “Townies” (3-5-0) celebrated another victory, their third of the season, over Waltham Saturday. Townie captains for the game were Lauren Sweeney and Caitlyn McDermott. McDermott played goalie for most of the game making some excellent saves and Isabelle...

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Girls U-12 Division 3C

November 11, 2010
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By Jen Ruhle, Megan Harvey, Dave Jacoby & Karen Gentis Charlestown 1, Wilmington 1 — Kaley Kyle and Julia Jacoby were co-captains for the last game. This game proved to be the most spirited and contested game of the season with both teams playing excellent soccer. The girls made many excellent passes and were...

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Girls U-10 Division 2

November 11, 2010
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By Allison Godfrey Medford 5, Charlestown 3 — The GU10-2 final match on Saturday Nov. 6 against Medford proved to be one of our most exciting matches of the season.  It seemed as if everything the girls learned over the course of the season came to fruition.  The team, led by captains Clara Reed...

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Boys U10-2 Division 4D

November 11, 2010
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Charlestown 6, Melrose 1 — The BU10-2 Townies finished their season with a convincing 6 to 1 win over visiting Melrose. The win brought the Townes final record to 4-6, which is impressive when you consider that the team lost its first four games and that for all but two of the boys this...

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On to Thanksgiving

November 11, 2010
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The year is hurtling to its end as we near Thanksgiving. The Halloween weekend was something to behold. And then we turned back our clocks. After the Fourth of July and Bunker Hill Day, Halloween has become perhaps the third most important holiday of the year in this neighborhood, proving that the neighborhood is...

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Nightmare on Craigie Bridge

November 11, 2010
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For those of you leaving Charlestown and heading West, everything about driving has become slightly more complex with the closure of the lanes heading into Boston over the Craigie Bridge by the Museum of Science. Traffic has indeed intensified, with the overflow backing into Charlestown. Just what we needed, isn’t it? Not really. One...

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