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Police Briefs 12-27-2012

December 27, 2012
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Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon 12/17/12 – As a result of a fight on Eighth Street, a victim was punched in the face and received a laceration from a pencil that the suspect was holding in his hand. The suspect was located at the scene and placed under arrest. Warrant Arrest 12/18/12...

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Obituaries 12-27-2012

December 27, 2012
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Henry Pat Welch Of Charlestown Henry Pat “Patsy” “Putzie” Welch of Charlestown died on December 24. Originally from Charlestown, he spent many years of his life in Somerville, Medford, Boston, Lakeville, and Battle Creek, Michigan. He was the cherished father of Mary Welch of Somerville, Patricia Welch and Patrick Welch, both of Lakeville and...

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Toys for Tots Drive

December 20, 2012
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Toys for Tots Drive

Students from the Good Shepherd School are shown making one of their many donations to Toys for Tots Drive

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Little Girl with a Big Heartsaid

December 20, 2012
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Little Girl with a Big Heartsaid

Payton Mae is 6 years old. When asked what she would like for her birthday- she said she felt she had enough toys and that she wanted to celebrate with family and friends but wanted to donate her gifts to the Pediatric Unit of the Shriners Hospital in Boston. Payton celebrated her 6th Birthday...

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Conservation Commission Vote Imposes Fine on Quarter’s Marina

December 20, 2012
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The Boston Conservation Commission voted unanimously to fine the owner and trustee of the Shipyard Quarter’s Marina $25,000 per day until repairs are made to several of the piers which have created hazardous and unsafe conditions. The capacity crowd applauded when the decision was announced to impose the maximum fine at a hearing Wednesday...

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Local Reaction to the Tragedy at Newtown

December 20, 2012
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Although it was 150 of miles away, the senseless killing of 20 first graders and six school staffers last Friday at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. hit home as if happened right here in Charlestown. On Friday we all became resident of Newtown. District A-1 Captain Thomas Lee said has put...

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The Tragedy in Newtown

December 20, 2012
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Friday’s massacre of 26 kindergarten students and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, was shocking to every American. But it was not surprising. Mass murders of innocent American citizens, young and old alike, have become routine in the United States. There is not one place where Americans gather, whether they be churches, schools, shopping malls, public...

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A Mobile City Hall

December 20, 2012
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City Hall on wheels — are you serious?  That is a question that many in our neighborhood may be asking our City Councillor.   Our need for this type of service is negligible since we live within a fifteen minute walk at the most from City Hall.  But for many other residents in neighborhoods like...

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Police Briefs 12-20-2012

December 20, 2012
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Vandalism 12/10/12 – A victim reported that unknown person(s) on Medford Street cut down four trees – two at the baseball field and two behind the tennis dome. Some type of hatchet appears to have been used. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Gun 12/12/12 – A victim reported at about 7 p.m. while...

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Obituaries 12-20-2012

December 20, 2012
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Herbert Thompson Of Medford, formerly of Charlestown Herbert E. Thompson of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, died on December 16. The beloved husband of the late Hazel (Blood) Thompson, he was the devoted father of Herbert J. Thompson and Janet T. Gannon and a loving grandfather and father-in-law. Services were private. – Mary Griffis Hospital...

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