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Bunker Hill Day Commemorative Exercises Held on June 17

June 23, 2011
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Bunker Hill Day Commemorative Exercises Held on June 17

Commemorating the honored dead at Bunker Hill The morning of June 17 saw modern-day patriots gather at the top of Bunker Hill to remember those patriots who fought and died in this town on Saturday, June 17, 1775.  This day marked the 236th anniversary of the first pitched battle of the Revolutionary War, as...

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The Bruins are Champions and so too is the City of Boston

June 23, 2011
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Some sports purists and civil libertarians said they felt let down by Boston’s official response to the Bruin’s Stanley Cup victory last week. They were miffed because crowds weren’t allowed to get out of hand on the night of the victory or to roam freely throughout the city burning cars and breaking windows and...

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Help Keep Me in the Loop

June 23, 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

June 23, 2011
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Congratulations to St. Anslem graduates Alexa Hingston (Sociology), Christina Marx (Nursing) and Siobhan Marx (Sociology).  Alexa and Christina were also named to the Dean’s List…Graduating from Curry College were Luiz Duque, Colleen McGillicuddy, Vanessa Zottola and William Langan.  Langan was also named to the Dean’s List, along with Venida Gray and Joseph Twomey…Mohamed Adan...

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“Townie” Sports Update

June 23, 2011
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Jackson McGonagle recently completed his baseball season at the Taft School in Watertown CT, where he was the starting catcher and led his team in stolen bases.  Jackson, a two-way starter for the football team and an Honor Roll student, was also voted captain for the 2012 baseball season…Brewster Academy sensation Aaron Titcomb helped...

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Little League News

June 23, 2011
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The Board of Directors for Charlestown Little League would like to express their sincere appreciation to the 99 Restaurant, Senator Sal DiDomenico, the Boston Police Department (K-9 Officer Sean Williams, Sergeant Tom Lema, Officer Bob Luongo and Officer Christine Vraibel), Friendly’s Restaurant, Engine 32 and Ladder 9, Representative Gene O’Flaherty, former City Councilor Mike...

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My Alabama Trip

June 23, 2011
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For the first time since 1967, I visited my mother Rosia Mae’s hometown of Russellvile, Alabama.  In total, seventeen Kellys, Dagles and Houlihans made the trip and in the neighboring town of Phil Campbell, my Uncle Roy Davis hosted a spectacular barbeque complete with all the trimmings.  Many of my relatives had gathered there...

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Decisions, Decisions…

June 23, 2011
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The stress associated with coping with life’s incessant grind can sometimes be overwhelming.  Whoever said “don’t sweat the small stuff” certainly knew what they were talking about but, unfortunately, many of us do “sweat the small stuff.”  Self-inflicted sleep deprivation, uncontrollable snack consumption, clicker paralysis and selective human engagement are defense mechanisms that, in...

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Police Briefs 06-23-2011

June 23, 2011
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06/13/11 – Disorderly As a result of a radio call to Eighth Street, an individual was taken into custody and charged with being a disorderly person. 06/15/11 – Shots Fired Officers responded to Walford  Way for a report of shots fired. As a result of the initial investigation four 9 mm shell casings were...

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Obituaries 06-23-2011

June 23, 2011
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Francis Saccardo Retired Mass. State Court House Officer Francis J. Saccardo of Hampton, N.H, formerly of Charlestown, died recently. He was 80 years old. A US Army veteran of The Korean War, he was a member of The Conway/Bunker Hill Post 26 American Legion, Bunker Hill Council 62 Knights of Columbus and a retired...

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