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“Townies” Sports Update

March 3, 2011
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Senior sensation Ben Speicher led his Trinity College wrestling team to the New England Conference championships.  Ben, the team’s captain, was also selected to join the “Teach for America” program in Denver, CO.  He is the son of Howie and the late Hoong Wei Speicher, a beloved teacher in the Quincy and Boston Public...

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Honor Roll Call

March 3, 2011
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Matthew Johnson, Yu (Jacky) Wang and Paul Wrenn all achieved Second Honors at Malden Catholic High School…Gus Viveiros, son of Tony “V” and Kristen Johnson Viveiros, made the Honor Roll at Boston Latin.

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Police Briefs 03-03-2011

March 3, 2011
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02/21/11 – Larceny in a Building A victim reported that, while at the YMCA on Third Avenue someone broke into her locker and took a handbag containing money, keys and personal papers   02/22/11 – Breaking and Entering, non-residence A victim reported that, while at the YMCA on Third Avenue, she observed a female...

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Obituaries 03-03-2011

March 3, 2011
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William Lowe Founder and President of William Lowe Movers of Charlestown William D. Lowe of Bourne died on Feb. 24 in the McCarthy Care Center, Sandwich. He was 82 years old. Mr. Lowe was founder and president of William Lowe & Sons Movers in Charlestown. Born in Springfield, he grew up in Somerville and...

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Timothy P. O’Connell named 2010 Lawyer of the Year

February 24, 2011
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Timothy P. O’Connell named 2010 Lawyer of the Year

-By ERIC T. BERKMAN It’s never easy to fight the government all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, especially when your clients aren’texactly innocent. It’s even harder when six out of seven federal circuits have already ruled against your position. That’s the task Timothy P. O’Connell and Leslie Feldman-Rumpler faced when federal prosecutors...

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Jack the Barber

February 24, 2011
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Jack the Barber

By 1981 Jack Luiselli, known to all in the Charlestown neighborhood as “Jack the Barber”, had become an integral part of the community.  Though a barber by trade, Jack would spend many years coaching the Charlestown Town Team, a football squad consisting mainly of local athletes. Over the years Jack’s endearing personality began to...

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Sandy King and the Code of Silence

February 24, 2011
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The death of Sandy King earlier this month marks the passing from the local scene of a person who was larger than life for what she sought following the homicides of two of her sons. The murderers of her sons were never revealed to police despite many people knowing who they were. She was...

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Honor Roll Call

February 24, 2011
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Senior Nicole Callahan was named to the Dean’s List at George Washington University…Jennifer Doherty was named to the Dean’s List at Framingham State…Freshwoman Caitlin Coleman made the Dean’s List at Fitchburg State…Latin Academy senior Michael Clough achieved Honors.

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Help Keep Me in the “loop”

February 24, 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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60 Days ‘til “Opening Day”

February 24, 2011
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Beginning on March 1, the Charlestown Little League program will begin indoor pre-season practice sessions every Tuesday at the Charlestown Community Center gymnasium.  However, it is required that all players participating in the sessions be members of the Charlestown Community Center.  Membership is free for children and applications are available at the gym desk. ...

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