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Charlestown Live

October 6, 2011
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Charlestown Live

This week’s Charlestown Live program on BNN-TV will begin a new era as the show moves forward after the untimely death of host Peter Looney in August. On Thursday, Oct. 6, Kathy Giordano, host/producer, will introduce three new, exciting hosts to the viewers: Al Carrier, Diane Grant and Dan Ryan.  They will continue to...

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The Demise of Friendly’s

October 6, 2011
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The Charlestown Friendly’s will be one of 63 being shut down by the company which has filed for bankruptcy. This comes as very troubling news to many in this neighborhood, and to us, as Friendly’s has been a part of the local scene for decades. It would be almost impossible to find a kid...

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Walmart in Boston

October 6, 2011
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Mayor Menino does not want Walmart operating in Boston. He believes the retailing giant is just that, a giant whose ability to wipe out smaller store owners far outdoes any good that it does as a provider of jobs and cheaper prices for working people. He has a point. The point is well taken....

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Charlestown Youth Soccer News

October 6, 2011
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GU 14  Charlestown 0, Tewksbury 8 The Charlestown GU14 team suffered a tough loss to Tewksbury on Saturday at Frasca Field in Tewksbury.  Townie captains for the game were Annie Coviello and Josie Hoyt.  Isabelle Charbonnier and Caroline Collier both played great games in goal for Charlestown.  Charbonnier made a number of great saves...

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Obituaries 10-06-2011

October 6, 2011
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Florence Alexander Of Virginia, formerly of Charlestown Florence M. Alexander of Arlington, VA, formerly of Charlestown, Woburn, Nashua, N.H. and Nederland, TX, died on Sept. 25. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles F. “Fred” Alexander; devoted mother of the late Laurie and Stephen Alexander; loving grandmother of Billy Bolia of Waltham...

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Local Charlestown Boys Earn Spots on the Greater Boston Junior Bruins Pee Wee Major Team

September 29, 2011
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Local Charlestown Boys Earn Spots on the Greater Boston Junior Bruins Pee Wee Major Team

A Pair of local youth hockey players will travel to Quebec, Canada as members of the Greater Boston Junior Bruins Pee Wee All – Stars. Nolan Doherty and Cam DelValle who both played for the Charlestown Youth Hockey program are among the top 19 Pee Wee Major players from the Greater Boston League who...

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Charlestown Resident Attends MGH’s 200th Anniversary Gala

September 29, 2011
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Charlestown Resident Attends MGH’s 200th Anniversary Gala

To celebrate the 200th anni­versary of its founding, the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) hosted its Bicentennial Gala on Friday, September 16, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Hosted by MGH President Peter Slavin, MD, for over 1200 guests, the evening featured a surprise video clip from President Obama and performances by the Tanglewood...

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Barry Playground Opening

September 29, 2011
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Barry Playground Opening

Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined Charlestown residents to unveil $867,852 in improvements to Barry Playground, 41 Medford St. on Saturday Sept. 10.

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Children of the Famine Memorial Re-dedicated

September 29, 2011
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Children of the Famine Memorial Re-dedicated

Using the proceeds from the sale of the “The Green Square Mile…the Story of the Charlestown Irish” documentary DVD, the Committee developed to site, designed and ultimately constructed a spectacularly beautiful and emotionally moving “Children of the Famine Memorial” at the Archdiocesan Burial Ground (aka Saint Francis de Sales Cemetery). The Charlestown Historical Society...

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Charlestown Youth Soccer News

September 29, 2011
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 GU14-1  Charlestown 0, Reading 5 The home opener for the Townies ended in a 5-0 loss to Reading this Saturday afternoon. The score line is not reflective of the overall play of the Townies who were unlucky not to take at least a goal or two from this game. The first half opened up...

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