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The Japanese devastation

March 17, 2011
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It wasn’t just the earthquake – but the tsunami that followed the record breaking earthquake that has resulted in possibly 10,000 dead or swept away, an entire region of the nation laid bare of homes, buildings, schools infrastructure and now, radiation spewing from six damaged nuclear reactors that are in various stages of destruction....

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St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2011
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It is easy to make light of St. Patrick’s Day. For some it has become a day for parades, corned beef and cabbage – some turnip, too, and for everything green and for Leprechauns, and for others, it is also a day for a few pints or a drink or two. St. Patrick, the...

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Sports 03-17-2011

March 17, 2011
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Honor Roll Call Latin Academy freshman Peter O’Donnell placed second at the City of Boston High School Science Fair.  He was also the recipient of the Optical Society of America achievement award…Jeffrey Wang and Patrick Kelly achieved High Honors and Ronan Carrier made Honors at St. Joseph of Medford Parochial School. Fundraiser for Boys...

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Police Briefs 03-17-2011

March 17, 2011
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03/07/11 – Found Property A resident on Ninth Street stated she was concerned because she found a pry type tool resting on the ledge of her exterior window. There was no damage but she was fearful that someone may have been trying to break in. 03/08/11 – Attempted Robbery, Knife A victim reported that,...

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Obituaries 03-17-2011

March 17, 2011
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Patricia Ann Johnson Charlestown resident Patricia Ann (Morrissey) Johnson of Charlestown, died peacefully on March 12. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth F. Johnson, loving mother of Kristin Johnson and Jennifer Johnson, mother-in-law of Tony Viveiros and John Peitso, and beloved grandmother of Augustus Johnson Viveiros, Cecilia Johnson Viveiros, and Eliot Johnson Peitso. Pre-deceased...

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Millers River soon to change

March 10, 2011
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Millers River soon to change

-By Andrew Jay The Miller’s River is a tiny estuary that lies beneath the 93 overpass that lies between Charlestown and Boston Sand and Gravel. It is the remnants of an oyster filled expanse of water that extended past Bunker Hill College, the MBTA’s train storage shed, the Galleria Mall and almost to the...

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Charlestown Girl Scout Troops Celebrate World Thinking Day

March 10, 2011
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Charlestown Girl Scout Troops Celebrate World Thinking Day

Special to the Patriot-Bridge Each year on or around Feb. 22, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world celebrate World Thinking Day (WTD). It is a day when they think about their “sisters” in all the countries of the world, the meaning of Guiding and Scouting, and its global impact Charlestown Girl...

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John Warren – The Fenian Brotherhood & “Paddy’s Lamentation”

March 10, 2011
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John Warren – The Fenian Brotherhood & “Paddy’s Lamentation”

-By Ed Callahan Charlestown Historical Society On March 9, 1864, the steamship “Nova Scotian” of the Canadian owned Allen Steamship Line docked in the harbor at Portland, Maine.  On board this particular vessel were 102 young men from Dublin who had been induced to emigrate to the United States with a promise of free...

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Martha Coakley

March 10, 2011
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The attorney general may have run a bad campaign for US Senate but she sure knows what she’s doing with Blue Cross Blue Shield. We wish to compliment her for causing the entire paid BC-BS board to give up their bloated and rather ridiculous salaries. She has also informed the health insurance giants that...

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The Flatley-O’Flaherty St. Patrick’s Day – Celebration of all Celebrations

March 10, 2011
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The annual Flatley Company and Representative Eugene O’Flaherty St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Knights of Columbus Hall is being held Friday evening. It is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. and finish up around 10:00 p.m. We urge you to attend. It is one of this neighborhood’s major events of the year and...

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