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Police Briefs 01-06-2011

January 7, 2011
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12/27/10 – Assault and Battery on a Police Officer As a result of an investigation into numerous assaults in the area of Main Street, officers placed three suspects under arrest. 12/28/10 – Larceny A property manager on Caldwell Street reported that someone entered the building and removed a Sony television from a wall. Cameras...

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Resolutions

January 7, 2011
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During this, the first week of the New Year, many of us will attempt to keep resolutions made in the heat of the moment shortly before the clock struck midnight over the weekend. Resolutions, as we have come to understand them in practice and reality, are much harder to keep than to make. New...

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Watching The Town, Again

January 7, 2011
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We had a chance to watch over the holidays, once again, Benn Affleck’s masterpiece, The Town. Having already seen The Fight, some comparisons can be made. The Town excels where The fight sometimes leaves us flat – that is – Affleck is better as an actor than Mark Wahlberg. Mind you, he doesn’t have...

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Sports

January 7, 2011
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-by Kevin Kelly Honor Roll Call The following students have achieved Honor Roll status:  St. Sebastian School of Needham – Christopher Sullivan; Mt. St. Joseph Academy – Aislinn Carrier;  Arlington Catholic – Danielle Kelley;  Malden Catholic – Yu (Jacky) Wang, Brendan Collier; St. Joseph Elementary School of Medford – Nolan Arbuckle, Ryan Arbuckle, Ronan...

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Obituaries 01-06-2011

January 7, 2011
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James Driscoll Of Reading, formerly of Charlestown James F. Driscoll of Reading, formerly of Everett, Somerville and Charlestown, died on Dec. 30. A US Coast Guard veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Anne (O’Driscoll) Driscoll; devoted father of Kevin J. Driscoll and his wife, Kim, of Lowell...

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An Eye on Charlestown Development

December 30, 2010
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-By Andrew Crocker Parcel 3 The land once covered by the old Route 1 on ramp which the turnpike authority fenced off after its removal is now slated for development.  At one time the site was open to the public and a favorite spot for the dogs of Charlestown to roam unleashed.  Many were...

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Police Briefs 12-30-2010

December 30, 2010
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12/20/10 – Drugs Officers on Medford Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Charlestown District Court default warrant. During a booking search, Class B drugs were also found on his person. He will be charged accordingly. 12/21/10 – Drugs As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Monument Square,...

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Sports

December 30, 2010
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-By Kevin E. Kelly “Townies” drafted by the Pros 1962  Boston Celtics (NBA) – Chuck Chevalier, Boston College;  1971  Dallas Cowboys (NFL) – John Brennan, Boston College;  1973  Vancouver Canucks (NHL) – Paul O’Neil, Boston University;  1976  California Golden Seals (NHL) – Mike Fidler, Boston University;  1977  Chicago Black Hawks (NHL) – Jack O’Callahan,...

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Obituaries 12-30-2010

December 30, 2010
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Mary Virginia McMakin Of  Burlington, formerly of Charlestown Mary Virginia (Rock) McMakin of Burlington, formerly of Charlestown, died on December 21. She was the beloved wife of William B.; loving mother of Mary “Ginger” Franchitto and her husband, Larry, of Hudson, NH, AnnMarie McMakin of Burlington, and Theresa Ann “Terry” Tremblay and her husband,...

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The Clock

December 23, 2010
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Charlie McGonagle He clearly remembered that October day of nearly thirty years ago when he first saw the clock.  It sat in the window of a cut-rate jewelry store on a street whose shops drew the boundary of the downtown shopping district. He was sixteen years old, and for the first time during the...

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