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Obituaries 07-14-2011

July 14, 2011
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John Thomas Casey Of Quincy, formerly of Charlestown John Thomas Casey of Quincy died on July 7. Born in Newport, RI, he lived for many years in Charlestown and Brookline before moving to Quincy where he lived for the past 15 years. He worked for Boston & Maine Railroad for 35 years in the...

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Traffic Advisory: North Washington Street Bridge Lane Reduction Beginning July 12

July 8, 2011
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Traffic Advisory: North Washington Street Bridge Lane Reduction Beginning July 12

The Boston Transportation Department has been informed that the Boston Public Works Department will be instituting a temporary lane reduction on the North Washington Street Bridge beginning on Tuesday, July 12. Deck repair work will necessitate the closing the west (inbound) lanes of the bridge each evening beginning at 7 p.m.  The east (outbound)...

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A Summer Day in the City

July 8, 2011
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It was a hot humid mid-July day and the five of us were going for a swim at the little Mystic; provided it was high tide – swimming was out of the question at low tide on the river. We swam most of the time on the Terminal Street side of the Mystic, we...

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City Square Park Friends Deserve Vote of Thanks

July 8, 2011
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The Friends of City Square Park, arguably one of the most treasured of Charlestown’s public spaces, is the recipient of a Department of Conservation and Recreation Matching Fund Program grant. The Friends contributed $10,000 which was matched with a $20,000 contribution which totals $30,000. The funding will be used for Park renovations and upgrades....

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Whitey Bulger

July 8, 2011
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Now that Whitey Bulger is back in town, the media is having a field day heralding his return and labeling him as the alleged leader of the Irish Mob in Boston. Now Whitey has a lawyer. We’re paying for his representation as he doesn’t have any money – at least not in a savings...

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Help Keep Me in the Loop

July 8, 2011
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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 roll students or scholar athletes, or...

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Honor Roll Call

July 8, 2011
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Sophie Afdhal, daughter of Dr. Nezam Afdhal and Dr. Clare Tempany-Afdhal, and Ashley Goldman, daughter of Howard and D’Arcy Goldman, graduated from the Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.  Sophie will matriculate at Franklin and Marshall College while Ashley will enroll at Emerson College…Chelsea Webber (Biopsychology), Meghan Lucy (Nursing), Lucy Gross (Nursing)...

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Little League News

July 8, 2011
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With the summer tournament season officially in full swing, why not come out and cheer on our Little Leaguers.  The District 9 All Star team has already begun play and on July 9 at Joseph Moakley Field in South Boston, the annual Mayor’s Cup for 9 year-old and 10 year-old teams kicks off.  There...

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The Knights of Columbus Hall

July 8, 2011
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It is a place as hallowed as any; filled with unforgettable moments that have touched the lives of so many “Townies.”  Anthony’s Dream, Daughters of Isabella, Chief Marshall Banquet, Charlestown Business Associates, Old Schoolboys, Life Focus Center, Neighborhood Council, youth sports organizations and Special Townies all call it home.  Reunions, fundraisers, wedding receptions, political...

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Obituaries 07-07-2011

July 8, 2011
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Emily Howell Charlestown resident Emily A. (Green) Howell of Charlestown died peacefully with dignity and courage on July 6 surrounded by her loving family. She was 96 years old. The daughter of the late Frank and Caroline (Doyle) Green, she was the sister of the late Francis Green and Albina O’Leary; beloved wife of...

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