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Pearl Harbor commemoration at Boston National Historical Park

December 16, 2010
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Pearl Harbor commemoration at Boston National Historical Park

The National Park Service held a memorial service adjacent to the dry-docked World War II destroyer USS Cassin Young in the Charlestown Navy Yard on Dec. 7, 2010 to commemorate the 1941 surprise attack by the Japanese on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. USS Cassin Young is named for U.S. Navy...

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Boston Police Advisory: Packages stolen from Charlestown doorsteps

December 16, 2010
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District A-1 has received recent information that UPS, FedEx, and U.S. Mail packages that have been left unattended at the door steps of residences in Charlestown have been stolen without the intended recipient of the mail packages having any knowledge of their arrivals. There is also a report of an anonymous person signing for...

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Townie Santa needs elves

December 16, 2010
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“Townie Santa” will be visiting many of Charlestown’s elderly, needy shut-ins on Christmas morning, Saturday, Dec. 25, to deliver Christmas gifts and a hot turkey dinner. Santa may be any one of several dozen neighbors who will devote this morning to sharing the spirit of Christmas with those who are unable to or have...

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Police Briefs

December 16, 2010
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12/06/10 – Drugs As a result of a motor vehicle stop on Salem Street, a suspect was issued a citation for possession of marijuana. 12/08/10 – Vandalism Officers responded to City Square for a commercial alarm and found that someone had thrown a brick through the front glass door of the store. At this...

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And for the record

December 16, 2010
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In last week’s edition, we recalled Pearl Harbor Day. We wrote that President Franklin Roosevelt told the nation it would be remembered as a day of infamy. The exact wording Roosevelt used in his address to the Congress the day after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor was: “December 7, 1941, a date which will live...

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Closing down schools

December 16, 2010
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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carol Johnson is doing the right thing by suggesting to close or to combine at least 18 public schools in the Boston Public School system. The estimated savings, according to Johnson, would be about $10 million and would go part of the way to reducing an expected $60 million budget...

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Sports

December 16, 2010
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By  Kevin E. Kelly Help keep me in the “loop”…If anyone knows of a Charlestown youngster who is competing in a sport (elementary school, high school, college, or otherwise), please e-mail me at bunkerhillbillie@aol.com with the information, or photographs, and I will be sure to include them in a column.  I’d also love to...

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Obituaries 12-16-2010

December 16, 2010
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Bobby ‘Fitta’ Fitzgerald Of Winthrop, formerly of Charlestown Bobby “Fitta” Fitzgerald of Winthrop, formerly of Charlestown, died suddenly on Dec. 11. He was the husband of the late Grace A. (Mahoney). His Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 10 a.m. Arrangements are by: Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown, 617-242-1509. - Francis X. Maher...

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Parent University at The Warren-Prescott School

December 10, 2010
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Parent University at The Warren-Prescott School

The Warren-Prescott School, in collaboration with the Family and Community Engagement Department of the Boston Public Schools, began its satellite Parent University program last Thursday.  Over 70 participants chose from six classes, each addressing a particular parental interest. Organizing the program was the Warren-Prescott School’s FCOC coordinator, Margaret “Alle” Hernandez who worked with the...

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Sports

December 10, 2010
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-By Kevin E. Kelly Who’s next?…As the third generation of Charlestown athletes make their mark in the various sports arenas, history has proven that anything is possible where “Townies” are concerned.  NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long, with his Charlestown roots, is a classic example of “dreams do come true.”  Who do you think...

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