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Too close to home

September 30, 2010
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The savage shooting deaths earlier this week of four people in Mattapan – including a two-year old – have sent shock waves throughout the city. Another victim of these executions in Mattapan in the hospital is expected to die and so that will make five dead in one horrendous act in a neighborhood of...

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Obituaries 09-30-2010

September 30, 2010
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Ruth Smith Charlestown resident Ruth E. Smith of Charlestown died on Sept. 17. She was 78 years old. The devoted mother of Maureen Stout and Jean Smith, both of Malden, Joan Smith and her fiancé, Stephen, of Pawtucket, R.I. and Cynthia Smith-Evans and her husband, Johnnie, of Everett, she was the loving Nana to...

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Charlestown Working Theater members to perform ‘The Odyssey’ in Armenia

September 22, 2010
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Charlestown Working Theater members to perform ‘The Odyssey’ in Armenia

Members of the Charlestown Working Theater will travel to Yerevan, Armenia to perform their acclaimed adaptation of The Odyssey at the HIGH FEST International Theatre Festival Oct. 1 through. The CWT was awarded a grant from the prestigious Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU) to support the project, which includes an exchange between CWT and...

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Welcome to our new family-owned business

September 22, 2010
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Welcome to our new family-owned business

By Lynne Levesque, Ivey St. John and Paul Sullivan Earlier this summer, one of us started to install her air conditioner and found she needed a block of wood to stabilize the unit. A year ago, she would have had to jump into her car, drive to the local big box store, and be...

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Charlestown Preservation Society 2010 Historic House Tour

September 22, 2010
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Charlestown Preservation Society 2010 Historic House Tour

Cozy cottages, grand mansions, hidden gardens and a spectacular roofdeck: this year’s Charlestown Preservation Society Historic House Tour has all this and more. The 2010 house tour, coming Saturday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature eight houses representing the full range of Charlestown’s historic house styles, from a modest worker’s...

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Charlestown Youth Soccer

September 22, 2010
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Boys Under-10 Division 3C Charlestown 3, Malden 3 — In a highly entertaining affair of never-ending momentum swings, Charlestown (1-0-1) utilized a second-half scoring burst to salvage a tie. Although outshooting Malden in the first half by an 11-4 margin (18-11 for the game), the “Townies” found themselves trailing by a 2-1 score. Midfielder...

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This term a Last Hurrah? Not very likely

September 22, 2010
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Mayor Menino’s future has come front and center, again, following news last week that Chicago’s longtime Mayor Richard Daley announced he will not be seeking re-election. Daley has been mayor of Chicago since 1989 -21 years. Mayor Menino is going on 17 years and will be at 20 when the next election rolls around....

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Arrest Report 09-22-2010

September 22, 2010
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09/13/10 – Receiving Stolen Property As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Main Street, a suspect was placed under arrest for receiving stolen property. Suspect also charged with possession of a Class D controlled substance (marijuana). 09/13/10 – Drugs As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area...

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Obituaries 09-22-2010

September 22, 2010
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Carol O’Neil Of Dorchester, formerly of Charlestown Carol T. (Welsh) O’Neil of Dorchester, formerly of Charlestown, died on September 14. A former nurse’s aide at Marian Manor Nursing Home and lunch mother at the William E. Russell Middle School for many years, she was the beloved wife of Joseph E. Sr. for 53 years,...

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Charlestown Youth Soccer gets underway

September 16, 2010
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Charlestown Youth Soccer gets underway

Boys Under-10 Charlestown 2, Everett 1 — In an extremely physical season opener, Charlestown utilized a pinpoint passing attack and relentless fast break offense to wear down a tough Everett squad. The “Townies,” who outshot Everett by a 14-6 margin, carried the play early with forwards John Guadian (goal, 7 shots) and Aidan Shea...

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