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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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“Townies” Sports Update

February 24, 2011
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Once again, the Latin Academy swim team captured the City of Boston championship.  Congratulations go out to team members Gerard Rooney Jr., Keighan McGoff, Colby Cahill, Matteo Grando and Teaghan McLaughlin…Sophomore Tyrese Hoxter scored 27 points and junior sensation Akosa Maduegbunam added 18 more as Charlestown outlasted Madison Park in overtime by a score...

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High School March Madness

February 24, 2011
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BOYS BASKETBALL: Hats off to Charlestown (18-2, ranked #4) who are primed to make a run at the State title and have gone about their basketball business with style and determination…East Boston (11-3) served notice that they have returned to form and are also a tourney favorite with an impressive win over Charlestown…Boston Latin...

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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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