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Sharlene Stearns Cahill

May 5, 2011
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Pick a sport.  Swimming, track, basketball, softball, heck even rope-climbing, it doesn’t matter, Sharlene can do it all.  A natural athlete, she starred in the Charlestown Olympics, held at the Community Center facility in 1980, finishing in the “Top 5” in seven of the eight events. Sharlene currently serves as Co-President of the Little...

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Park to be Named After Townie Activist Peter Looney

April 29, 2011
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Park to be Named After Townie Activist Peter Looney

Official ceremony to be held this Saturday -By Tim Conway Although there may be a few Charlestown residents who don’t know Peter Looney by name or by face,  there are hardly any who can escape the effects of his good work, whether they know it or not. Looney’s many years of community service and...

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Boys & Girls Club Names Quinlan Locke its Youth of the Year

April 29, 2011
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Boys & Girls Club Names Quinlan Locke its Youth of the Year

“A hobby of mine is helping people out,” 18-year-old Charlestown Club member Quinlan Locke said. Whether applying his hobby at the Club, in the community, at school or with his family, Quinlan always strives to look out for the person in need. At the Club Quinlan mentors younger members in technology skills in the...

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Remembrance: Thanks, Jack

April 29, 2011
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-By Charlie McGonagle They came to the Keohane Funeral parlor in Quincy to say goodbye to a man who had been their coach and their mentor, but more importantly, he had been their friend.  He had come into their world when they were younger, so young, in fact, that many had no idea in...

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Spotlight on Peter Looney

April 29, 2011
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As most people around here already know, Peter Looney, will shortly be honored with the naming of a playground after him in this neighborhood, which has been his life. The plaque will be unveiled Saturday at ceremonies where the Union Street Playground will officially be named Peter Looney Park. The neighborhood’s newest and best...

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Sports and then Some…

April 29, 2011
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-By Kevin E. Kelly Little League Parade set for Saturday Charlestown Little League will celebrate their 53rd season with the annual parade this Saturday (April 30).  Players are asked to gather with their teammates and coaches at Hayes Square, adjacent to the Harvard-Kent School, between 8 and 8:15 a.m.  After completion of the parade...

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Youth Basketball Report

April 29, 2011
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GAME RESULTS Monday, April 4 CHAD, 22 — Jenny’s, 7 Olivia Browning, 13 — Johnnie’s, 9 Major League Semi-Final Game Results: Citizen’s, 31 – CMA, 30 Citizen’s, 33 — Sal LaMattina, 23 Wednesday, April 6 Haven by LHD, 23 — Citizen’s Bank, 21 Charlestown Youth Basketball 2011 Season Round-Up by Karen Sullivan and Ginny...

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Lemon Aid

April 21, 2011
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Lemon Aid

The Children’s Quarters preschool class celebrated the Week of the Young Child by hosting a Lemonade Stand outside the center on April 14 at the corner of First Avenue and Eighth Street in the Navy Yard.   The lemonade was given away free, but donations were gratefully accepted for the children in Japan who...

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Paul Revere Comes to Charlestown

April 21, 2011
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Paul Revere Comes to Charlestown

-By Ken Stone On the beautiful Monday morning of April 18 City Square Park was crowded with people of all ages to enjoy a short visit by an actor on a horse playing Paul Revere.  The historic ride by Paul Revere to Lexington and Concord started in Charlestown and the reenactment occurs once a...

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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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