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Sports 08-11-2011

August 11, 2011
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Help keep me in the loop If a parent has any info/photo of their child participating in a sports or recreational activity (elementary school, high school, college, or otherwise), please E-Mail me at bunkerhillbillie@aol.com and I will be sure to include the info/photo in a column.  I’d also love to hear about any honor...

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Obituaries 08-11-2011

August 11, 2011
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Thomas Stack Retired Purchasing Agent Thomas F. Stack of Quincy, formerly of Charlestown, died on Aug. 3 surrounded by his six children. He was 91 years old. Born on March 15, 1920, the son of Thomas Francis Stack and Anne (Murray) Stack, he graduated from the High School of Commerce in Boston in 1937...

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William ‘zeke’ Marsden Playlot Opening

August 5, 2011
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William ‘zeke’ Marsden Playlot Opening

Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined Charlestown residents to unveil $281,000 in improvements to Cook Street Playground. Located at the corner of Cook and Hill streets, the opening of Cook Street Playground highlights the Mayor’s commitment to the parks and open spaces in Charlestown. Improvements included two new play structures, seating, lighting and plantings.  The...

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Dr. Domenic Amara Becomes Superintendent for BPS Middle Schools

August 5, 2011
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Dr. Domenic Amara Becomes Superintendent for BPS Middle Schools

The Warren-Prescott School Community is proud and saddened that Dr. Domenic Amara has been appointed as the Boston Public Schools’ Academic Superintendent for K-8/Middle School.  Amara served as the Principal at the Warren-Prescott for 21 years. He has led the school through major transformations with his “Persist & Prevail” motto.  He leaves a legacy...

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Readboston Storymobile to Visit Bunker Hill Monument

August 5, 2011
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Readboston Storymobile to Visit Bunker Hill Monument

The ReadBoston Storymobile will make a special appearance at Charlestown’s famous Bunker Hill Monument as part of a week of special events on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m.  This inaugural visit to the Monument will feature stories read by a park guide dressed as an 18th-century Boston colonist, ever-popular and knowledgeable National Park...

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Local Kids Set Sail for Spectacle Island with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

August 5, 2011
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July 27, 2011, Boston, MA. On July 20th and 21st, Over 30 youth from The Boys and Girls Club of Charlestown set sail from Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion for a hands-on program to learn about Boston Harbor’s marine environment and Spectacle Island’s unique treasures through Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s All Access Boston...

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Default Debate

August 5, 2011
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There are more than a few residents of this neighborhood who are facing default of one kind or another. From experience, they know how difficult it is to reach a point in their financial lives when they must consider letting go of payments they have been struggling to make. Defaulting on a mortgage or...

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Police Briefs 08-04-2011

August 5, 2011
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07/25/11 – Warrant Arrest Officers on Main Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Chelsea Court warrant. 07/26/11 – Receiving Stolen Property As a result of an investigation on McNulty Court, officers will seek a warrant charging an individual with receiving stolen property, a bicycle. 07/27/11 – Breaking and Entering, Residence A...

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Obituaries 08-04-2011

August 5, 2011
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Paul Toomey Proud to be a “Townie” Paul J. Toomey of Bridgewater, formerly of Hyde Park,  Stoughton and Charlestown, died after a brief illness. He was 82 years old. The son of the late Frank and Celia (Bowen) Toomey, he grew up in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School. He served...

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Looking at a Harsh Reality

July 28, 2011
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On September 8, Sal DiMasi will stand in a Federal Courtroom and have a sentence pronounced upon him. It will be, by a wide margin, the worst moment of his life. And for those of us who consider him a friend and a good guy, it is a horrible moment coming that is quite...

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