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The $600 Million Lottery Wager and Its Lesson

April 5, 2012
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Even those who are aloof about casino gambling coming to Massachusetts had to look with more than just a bit of awe upon the hoopla and the result of last week’s Mega Million Lottery game which took in $39 million in Massachusetts. The take in all the participating states came to more than $600...

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Police Briefs 04-05-2012

April 5, 2012
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Drugs 03/26/12 – As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of Austin Street, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute. Possession of Alcohol 03/27/12 – As a result of an incident on Medford Street, school police officers placed two individuals...

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Obituaries 04-05-2012

April 5, 2012
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Cheryl Stafford Former Member of Friends of Charlestown Library Cheryl A. Stafford of Charlestown died peacefully on March 29 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice Center in Haverhill after a long struggle with lung cancer. She was 63 years old. Born on April 29, 1948 in Jersey City, NJ, to Madeline and Charles Stafford, she...

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Harlem Globetrotters

March 30, 2012
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Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters were in town this week. Shown above is a Globetrotter beginning his dribbling run from the monument to the TD Garden.

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Charlestown Appreciation Award Winners Announced; Dinner Scheduled for April 21

March 30, 2012
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Charlestown Appreciation Award Winners Announced; Dinner Scheduled for April 21

The Charlestown Appreciation Awards Committee has announced the 2012 recipients: ORGANIZATION: YMCA BUSINESS: Olivia Browning, 20 Chelsea Street PUBLIC SERVANT: Marybeth Kelly NEW RESIDENT: Karen Sullivan SENIOR: Eileen Locke YOUTH: Billy Evers, Jr and Katie McGoff ALUMNUS: Comedian Steve Sweeney UNSUNG HERO: Jim “Jimbo” Tucker. The purpose of the Awards’ Ceremony is to recognize...

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Local Court Hosts Top Judges at Meeting

March 30, 2012
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Many, many efforts have been made in recent years to close down the Charlestown District Court. There is a perception in government and among some working inside the judiciary that something good or even better might be gained by shutting down the court here. “Nothing will be gained by doing so,” said Representative Gene...

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Lt. Governor Murray to Attend Event on Charlestown Rink Improvements

March 30, 2012
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Lt. Governor Tim Murray will be heading up a press conference on April 4 at 10 a.m. at the Charlestown Hockey Rink to announce further funding being directed to its full rehabilitation and updating. Rep. Gene O’Flaherty will be co-hosting the event with the Lt. Governor. To be announced, is the nearly $700,000 in...

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Rep. Gene O’Flaherty

March 30, 2012
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News that our representative Gene O’Flaherty may be stepping down from his chairmanship of the House Judiciary Committee caught many by surprise. After all, O’Flaherty tends to be a steady Eddy, so to speak. But when his feathers are ruffled as they were last week by a Boston Globe columnist, he threw a bit...

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Police Briefs 03-29-2012

March 30, 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 03-29-2012

March 30, 2012
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Michael ‘Bolo’ Donahue Charlestown resident Michael P. “Bolo” Donahue of Charlestown died on March 19. He was 63 years old. He was the beloved husband of 31 years to Shauna R. (Toomey) Donahue; devoted father of Kerrin, Courtney and Michael P. Donahue, all of Charlestown and Timothy Donahue and his wife, Shauna of Derry,...

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