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Obituaries 01-21-2016

January 22, 2016
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Karen Gentis Managed fiber optic accounts across the globe Karen A. Gentis of Charlestown, formerly of Decatur, Indiana passed away on December 24 after a brave battle with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. She was 56 years old. Karen, who was born April 22, 1959 to Roger and Norma (Johnson) Gentis, was a member of...

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Townie Hoop Action

January 20, 2016
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Townie Hoop Action

The Charlestown-East Boston rivalry game took place on Friday night, Jan. 8, at Charlestown High and was as exciting as it was in previous years. The cross-harbor battle this year went to Charlestown, winning at home 60-53 in a hard fought contest. Here, Charlestown’s Edwin Ezedonmwen (42) goes for the rebound against Eastie’s Chris...

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Fighting the Drug Scourge

January 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When Father Jim Ronan took the microphone Monday night at the Knights of Columbus to address more than 300 people who had gathered to see a provocative new movie on drug abuse and to hear a new call to fight harder against the scourge, he was quick to point out that...

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Residents Urged to Attend Flood Map Meeting

January 20, 2016
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By John Lynds The City of Boston Community Engagements Director for Environment, Energy and Open Space Lauren Zingarelli appeared at Boston community meeting Monday to discuss the new Flood Insurance Rate Maps that go into effect on March 16, 2016 and tell residents how they can get more information. While the Federal Emergency Management...

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Hockey Trio Plays Out Final Season of Rivalries

January 20, 2016
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Hockey Trio Plays Out Final Season of Rivalries

By Seth Daniel When Jimmy Vesey sees Matt Grzelcyk, or Matt Grzelcyk sees Brendan Collier, the three young men don’t just see hockey jerseys from Harvard University, Boston University or Northeastern University – they see Charlestown. And Charlestown has enjoyed seeing them. Over the last four years, the hockey trio from the Town has...

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DiDomenico Leads Locals to New Hampshire for Clinton

January 20, 2016
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By Katy Rogers It’s been no secret that State Sen. Sal DiDomenico has been openly supporting Hillary Clinton and her campaign for president. As the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Primary Elections quickly approach, he has recently travelled to New Hampshire with many of his local supporters to put his energy behind that proclamation. Despite...

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Police Briefs 01-14-2016

January 20, 2016
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Charlestown beat POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug...

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Townie Tidbits

January 20, 2016
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IF ONE SUFFERS, WE ALL SUFFER”  Quote to Note “Quincy’s drug problem has now reached the very serious stage. Drug use in high schools is sharply increasing. A tremendous amount of heroin is present in the city and is being used by teenagers. We have a serious problem here.”    -former Norfolk County District...

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Remembering Dr Martin Luther King Jr

January 20, 2016
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The nation will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday on the annual holiday that pays tribute to this great civil rights leader and humanitarian. Dr. King would have been 87 years old Friday and we can only imagine how proud he would be of the America we live in today. Many Americans remember...

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Sports 01-14-2016

January 20, 2016
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Townie students start winter sports By Kevin Kelly COLLEGE HOCKEY BU senior captain Matt Grzelcyk and Harvard senior wing Jim Vesey had a goal and an assist each in the Terriers exciting 6-5 conquest of the Crimson on Jan. 7…Grzelcyk also notched his first career hat trick in a 7-2 BU thumping of UMass…Northeastern...

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