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Charlestown Youth Turns to Google to Combat Storm

February 10, 2011
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On Groundhog Day, as Charlestown received yet another snowstorm, although this one mixed with sleet and rain, a local kid turned to Google technology to solve a major problem for his neighbors.   As the rain poured down, melting the piles of snow, a blocked storm drain created a small lake of water and slush...

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Boston Police Arrest Three Suspects for Arson

February 10, 2011
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On Feb. 7, at 12:41 a.m., officers responded to a report of a fire at 74 Medford St. Upon arrival, officers noticed heavy fire conditions extending out from the first floor. Trapped second floor residents required immediate rescue by the Boston Fire Department Ladder 9. Officers were assisting with evacuations when they received information...

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Arson in the Projects

February 10, 2011
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It is a very sorry thing when three individuals, two from Charlestown and one from Roxbury, set a nine family building on fire in the Bunker Hill housing development. Nine families were dislocated from their apartments by the arson. Police said it was apparently an argument over a drug debt that led to the...

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More Ice and Snow and Now Pot-holes

February 10, 2011
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It has been quite some time according to old-timers since ice and snow falling from rooftops have destroyed automobiles in this neighborhood. A number of automobiles were actually destroyed in the neighborhood earlier this week with the warmer temperature which caused melting and then the snow falling from roof tops way up high and...

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Sports 02-10-2011

February 10, 2011
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Honor Roll Call Christopher Sullivan, son of Joseph and Sandy Sullivan, was named to the Honor Roll at the St. Sebastian School in Needham…Sophomore Catherine Taglilatela, daughter of John and Beth Taglilatela, has a 3.45 GPA at Colby-Sawyer College and has received her major accepted letter in Sports Medicine/Training…Jackson McGonagle, son of John “Jack”...

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Obituaries 02-10-2011

February 10, 2011
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Marianna McGurty Charlestown resident Marianna (Lombardo) McGurty of Charlestown died on Feb. 2. She was 91 years old. The beloved wife of the late Thomas J. McGurty, she was the devoted mother of Mary McGraw and her husband, Kenny, of Connecticut, Nancy Mugford and her husband, Peter, of Hamilton, Marian Summers and her husband,...

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Police Briefs 02-10-2011

February 10, 2011
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01/31/11 – Drugs Officers on Medford Street issued a citation to a suspect for possession of marijuana under an ounce. 01/31/11 – Breaking and Entering, Residence A victim on Bunker Hill Street reported that unknown suspect(s) entered her home by prying open the front door. Various items of electronics and jewelry were stolen from...

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Grasshopper Café opens

February 4, 2011
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Grasshopper Café opens

The new Grasshopper Café, 229-231 Bunker Hill St. opened on Saturday to massive crowds and rave reviews. Shown from left: owners and Charlestown residents Lynne and Kevin Smith and Chef Chris Galbraith take a moment out of a busy lunch service on Sunday to pose for a photo. Without any fanfare or publicity the...

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Girl Scout Cookie Time

February 4, 2011
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Girl Scout Cookie Time

Girl Scout Troop 71320 were out Sunday morning in front of Zume’s on Main Street. From left: Chloe Cochener, JolienDoherty and Brigit-Mary Hannula.

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USS Constitution Ready for the Lottery Again

February 4, 2011
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USS Constitution officially opened its lottery program to the public for the first time in three years in Charlestown, Mass., on Feb. 1. The lottery, which selects 150 winners to ride Constitution for her annual July 4th turnaround cruise, closed in 2008 due to the ship undergoing a restoration period that wrapped up in...

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