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Shoe Shine

February 24, 2011
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As a young boy, I always enjoyed watching my father shine his shoes.  The ritual fascinated me and many men of his “greatest generation” served in the military and shined their shoes on a daily basis. Getting a “shine” was as American as apple pie and although the shoe shine boy has gone the...

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Obituaries 02-24-2011

February 24, 2011
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Russell H. Murray Formerly of Charlestown Russell H. “Raz” Murray of Saugus, formerly of Charlestown died on February 21, 2011. Beloved husband of 54 years of Evelyn (McNamara) Murray. Devoted father of Brian M. Murray of Boston, Shawn Murray of Saugus, Russell Murray & his wife Kathryn of Baltimore, Md., Timothy Murray & his...

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Bus 92 Detours vex Confused Commuters

February 17, 2011
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Bus 92 Detours vex  Confused Commuters

Andrew Spahr missed his Tuesday morning meeting last week. He stood at his usual inbound bus stop at the corner of Main and Harvard streets and waited for Bus 92. He saw one bus turn right at Austin Street, deviating from its regular route down Main Street. “I thought I was going a little...

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Nolan Rossi Receives Tommy Bryson Award

February 17, 2011
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Nolan Rossi Receives Tommy Bryson Award

-By The Charlestown Youth                Hockey Alumni For over two decades at the Charlestown Rink on Sunday at noon during the hockey season, there is a fraternity of former Charlestown youth hockey players huffing and puffing up and down the ice, reliving their youth for that one special hour each week. This fraternity of players known...

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Sports 02-17-2011

February 17, 2011
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Honor Roll Call Catherine Murphy, daughter of Frank and Kari Murphy, has been named to the Dean’s List at the Newman School in Boston…Sean O’Halloran made the Honor Roll at East Boston High School…Kathleen Spies received her Master of Education degree from Eastern Nazarene College. Help keep me in the “loop” If you know...

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Banning Smoking in Public Places

February 17, 2011
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Society has come to a place where many of us who might be inclined to light up a cigarette or a cigar in our own homes would be ordered instantly and without regard for protocol, in most instances, to put out the cigarette or the cigar or be asked to leave the house immediately....

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Police Briefs 02-17-2011

February 17, 2011
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02/07/11 – Arson Officers responded to a report of a fire on Medford Street. Residents were evacuated out of the building and as a result of an investigation at the scene, three individuals were placed under arrest and charged with arson. 02/07/11 – Trespassing As a result of a radio call to Eighth Street...

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Obituaries 02-17-2011

February 17, 2011
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Thomas D’Ambrosio Member of D.A.T. Club of Charlestown Thomas D’Ambrosio of Medford, formerly of Boston’s North End, died following a sudden illness. He was 67 years old. Mr. D’Ambrosio was born in Boston, the son of the late Angelo and Angelina (Taglieri) D’Ambrosio and as a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School, Class of...

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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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