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18th Annual Bryan Mcgonagle Memorial Hockey Tournament

March 23, 2012
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This year marked the 18th Annual Bryan McGonagle Memorial Tournament and it was held on March 2nd , 3rd and 4th at the MDC rink in Charlestown. This tournament is held in honor of a young Charlestown hockey player whose life came to a tragic end 18 years ago. His family has been such...

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Police Briefs 03-22-2012

March 23, 2012
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Warrant Arrest 03/12/12 – Officers on Carney Court placed an individual under arrest for outstanding Malden Court and Salem Court warrants charging assault and battery and various motor vehicle violations. Drugs 03/12/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Parker Street, three suspects were placed under arrest and charged...

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Obituaries 03-22-2012

March 23, 2012
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Dana Kelly Retired Pipefitters Union Official Dana J. Kelly of North Billerica, formerly of Charlestown, died on March 17. He was 65 years old. He was a retired 42 year member and Business Manager/Financial Secretary-Treasurer of the Pipefitters Association Local Union # 537, The beloved husband of 41 years of the late Linda M....

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Colonel William Prescott Statue

March 16, 2012
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Colonel William Prescott Statue

Colonel William Prescott looks down the hill in a pose reminiscent of that which he took on the day of the Battle of Bunker Hill. His frozen image, caught wonderfully by the famous bronze done by sculptor William Story in 1881, shows a far different landscape than what he looked out upon on that...

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Boys and Girls Club Gives a Healthy Talk

March 16, 2012
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Boys and Girls Club Gives a Healthy Talk

Let’s talk about health, Charlestown. Every Tuesday from 12 to 6 p.m., nursing students from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals program orchestrate health clinics at the Boys and Girls Club for Charlestown’s youth. Jen Spina is the Nurse Health Coordinator at Mass General, and the Health Coordinator for ten of Boston’s...

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The Life Focus Center Must Remain Open

March 16, 2012
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The news about the investigation into the alleged mismanagement of funds at Charlestown’s Life Focus Center has cast a rather negative light on the overseers of the institution. We want to make it clear that no one associated with the Life Focus Center has been arrested, indicted or convicted of any crime and so...

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The MBTA, Again

March 16, 2012
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It is rather pathetic to come to the understanding that if the MBTA solves its 2012 deficit problem in the $160 million range with a fare increase and service decrease, the MBTA will be facing a more than $40 million deficit next year requiring another purge of service and fair increase unless a miracle...

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Charlestown Falls Short to Brockton in Hoop Play

March 16, 2012
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Playing on the hallowed floor of the TD Banknorth Garden on Monday evening, March 12, the Charlestown High boys basketball season came to an end as Brockton prevailed with an overtime 67-64 win in the Division 1 semi-final game.  Brockton now advances to the Div. 1 state final at the DCU Center in Worcester...

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Police Briefs 03-15-2012

March 16, 2012
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Drugs 03/05/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the Bunker Hill housing development, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class C substance with intent to distribute. Warrant Arrest  03/07/12 – Officers on Main Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Portland, Maine, warrant charging him...

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Obituaries 03-15-2012

March 16, 2012
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Mary Cushman Lifelong Charlestown Resident Mary L. (Carr) Cushman, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, died on March 6 surrounded by her family. She was 94 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis A. Cushman; loving mother of Ellen L. and her husband, Patrick E. Burke of Woburn, William J. Cushman...

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