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Area A-1 sees 24-percent Reduction in Violent and Property Crimes for ‘11

April 21, 2011
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-By Dan Murphy Area A-1, which includes Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Chinatown and downtown, has experienced a 24-percent reduction in violent and property crimes to date in 2011, compared with last year, police said. Between Jan. 1 and April 4, 569 incidents of Part One crime were reported as opposed to 745 in the same...

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Crime Statistics tell a Story

April 21, 2011
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In this neighborhood, there are the occasional inconveniences of our automobiles being broken into, stolen or keyed by thoughtless kids. There is also the occasional burglery into our homes or condominiums or into our apartments by thieves who sometimes succeed in stealing some of our treasured possessions. And there are the occasional visits police...

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The Easter Holiday a Time for Reflection and Joy

April 21, 2011
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Just about everything has changed in our lives during the past few decades. Nothing is the way it used to be anymore. Easter, however, remains the year’s most hopeful holiday for Christians everywhere, bringing together family and friends for a great Easter dinner and the children for the search for eggs. Easter in Charlestown,...

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Peter Looney Dedication Ceremony

April 21, 2011
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On Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m., there will be a dedication ceremony at the playground on Union Street (adjacent to the hockey rink) to officially name the park in honor of Peter Looney. Peter has spent most of his adult life working tirelessly to improve the quality of life in our community, most...

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Help Keep Me in the Loop

April 21, 2011
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If you know of a “Townie” who is participating in a sports or recreational activity (elementary school, high school, college, or otherwise), please E-Mail me at bunkerhillbillie@aol.com with the information and/or photographs and I will be sure to include them in a column.  I’d also love to hear about any honor roll students or...

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“Nana’s Angels” Fundraiser

April 21, 2011
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On Saturday, April 30, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on West School Street, Team “Nana’s Angels” will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  In the four years that Team “Nana’s Angels” has participated in the Avon Walk, they have raised – with the help of the Charlestown community...

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“Townies” Sports Update

April 21, 2011
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The Charlestown Youth Soccer success story continues to amaze.  After two weeks of play, 7 of the 8 “Townie” girls and boys travel teams have already notched points…Word is that the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club swimming team performed incredibly at the National Swimming Championships held in Florida…Hats off to Gym Director Derek Gallagher...

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Play Ball!!!

April 21, 2011
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With the advent of the 53rd Charlestown Little League season, I can’t help but reminisce about my years as a Little Leaguer.  My dad spent an inordinate amount of time with me and my older brother Denny (and as many kids that could fit into his red Dodge Dart) helping us improve our hitting...

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Little League Pitching Clinics Underway

April 21, 2011
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Former Bucknell University pitcher and Patriot League All Star Scott Perry will conduct pitching clinics for players 10-12 years-old every Wednesday at the Major League diamond from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  The purpose of the clinics is to develop technique, improve game-situation strategy, and establish training/conditioning fundamentals. Last year, Perry’s pitching instruction played an...

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Police Briefs 04-20-2011

April 21, 2011
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04/12/11 – Trespassing Officers on Bunker Hill Street placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no trespass order. 04/13/11 – Warrant Arrest Officers on Dunstable Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Malden Court warrant charging drug possession and larceny. 04/13/11 – Violation of Auto Laws As a result of...

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