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Runaway Oil Prices

March 3, 2011
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If you heat with oil, then this winter has been a disaster and the disaster is continuing. Luckily, the sun during March shines longer and hotter and the serious cold we have endured during this long winter of our discontent is coming to an end and we can begin to feel it. Nut our...

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Girls Softball Sign-ups

March 3, 2011
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Registration for both the Spring and Summer girls softball programs will be held on March 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at Mishuwam Hall, 95 Dunstable Street.  Fees include $20 per player for the Spring program and $50 per player for the Summer program and must be paid...

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Help Keep Me in the “loop”

March 3, 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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Charlie on the MTA

March 3, 2011
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The MBTA Orange Line used to run smack dab through the middle of Charlestown.  It was a monstrous, elevated eye-sore which ran the entire length of Main Street and the unnerving metal-on-metal squeal of the turning trains could be heard until the early morning hours.  The rail line’s eventual demise was met with great...

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53 Days ‘til Opening Day

March 3, 2011
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The Charlestown Little League program has begun 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.  The practice times will...

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“Townies” Sports Update

March 3, 2011
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Senior sensation Ben Speicher led his Trinity College wrestling team to the New England Conference championships.  Ben, the team’s captain, was also selected to join the “Teach for America” program in Denver, CO.  He is the son of Howie and the late Hoong Wei Speicher, a beloved teacher in the Quincy and Boston Public...

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Honor Roll Call

March 3, 2011
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Matthew Johnson, Yu (Jacky) Wang and Paul Wrenn all achieved Second Honors at Malden Catholic High School…Gus Viveiros, son of Tony “V” and Kristen Johnson Viveiros, made the Honor Roll at Boston Latin.

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Police Briefs 03-03-2011

March 3, 2011
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02/21/11 – Larceny in a Building A victim reported that, while at the YMCA on Third Avenue someone broke into her locker and took a handbag containing money, keys and personal papers   02/22/11 – Breaking and Entering, non-residence A victim reported that, while at the YMCA on Third Avenue, she observed a female...

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Obituaries 03-03-2011

March 3, 2011
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William Lowe Founder and President of William Lowe Movers of Charlestown William D. Lowe of Bourne died on Feb. 24 in the McCarthy Care Center, Sandwich. He was 82 years old. Mr. Lowe was founder and president of William Lowe & Sons Movers in Charlestown. Born in Springfield, he grew up in Somerville and...

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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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