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First Annual Looney Park Day Draws Large Crowd on Saturday

May 3, 2012
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First Annual Looney Park Day Draws Large Crowd on Saturday

The promise made last year to re-dedicate the effort to keep Peter Looney Park clean from year to year was accomplished last weekend. More than 100 parents, their children and the friends of the late Peter Looney turned out to spiff-up Charlestown’s newest park and among its most pleasant open spaces. Under sunny skies,...

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Preschool at Kennedy Center?

May 3, 2012
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With the closing of the Tiny Tots program, and kindergarden wait lists being at an all-time high, The Kennedy Center is exploring the option to create a new preschool for three to five-year-olds in Charlestown to start in the fall. The changed situation was the central topic of discussion and concern at Tuesday evening’s...

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Considine to be Parade Marshall

May 3, 2012
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The Battle Of Bunker Hill Parade Committee is proud to announce that the Chief Marshall of the 2012 parade will be James “Jim” Considine. Jim grow up in Charlestown and graduated from Charlestown High School in 1965. Jim served in the Air Force during the Viet Nam War as a Air Policeman in the...

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YMCA to Hold Annual Fundraiser

May 3, 2012
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The Charlestown Y is hosting its annual Spring Fundraiser from 6 -8 p.m. at 150 Second Avenue in the Charlestown Navy Yard.  Food, Cash Bar, Live Music and Prizes are sure to make it a fun event for a great cause.  Please contact Steve Telesmanick for more information or to RSVP.  $25 in advance/$30...

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Celebrating a Neighborhood

May 3, 2012
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A small bevy of extraordinary events last weekend helped to magnify the image of Charlestown as a strong neighborhood. The rededication of Peter Looney Park was a perfect example of a community in sync with the needs of its kids, its parents and the many, many friends of a former leader who left us...

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Police Briefs 05-03-2012

May 3, 2012
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Assault with a Dangerous Weapon-Knife 04/23/12 – At about 3:30 a.m., officers responded to the post office on Austin Street, where they were informed a customer became irate after being asked to produce identification in order to pick up a package. The suspect ripped out a debit machine, threw it on the floor and...

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Obituaries 05-03-2012

May 3, 2012
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Doris Umbro Of Malden, formerly of Charlestown Doris M. (Spinney) Umbro of Malden, formerly of Charlestown, died in the Melrose – Wakefield Hospital on April 27 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer with her loving family by her side. Born on November 7, 1934 in East Boston, she was the daughter...

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Charlestown Y Celebrating Healthy Kids

April 26, 2012
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Charlestown Y Celebrating Healthy Kids

On April 28, the Charlestown YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event for kids and families from 10 am to 1:00 pm. More than 1,900 Ys across the country are taking part in the celebration, meant to kick start physical activity and learning throughout the summer – a critical out-of-school...

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King of Comedy, Steve Sweeney

April 26, 2012
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King of Comedy, Steve Sweeney

In front of a room full of people at Giggles Comedy Club inside of the Prince Pizzeria restaurant on Route One, Charlestown native Steve Sweeney did something most people fear. He took the microphone and told jokes. In his dark denim jeans, crisp white shirt, and a velvet black blazer, Sweeney paced across the...

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Kennedy Center Seeking to Start New Pre-school

April 26, 2012
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The Kennedy Center is exploring the possibility of creating a new Preschool for 2.9-5 year olds in Charlestown to start this September. The new preschool would be modeled on a Creative Curriculum which will have developmentally appropriate activities for children based in science, reading, math, art and music, etc. The goal is to be...

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