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Obituaries 09-01-2011

September 1, 2011
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William Coyman Charlestown resident William P. “Billy” Coyman of Charlestown died suddenly on Aug. 23. A retired member of Teamsters Union Local 25, he was a member of the Halligan Club and the Cronin Club. He was the beloved father of William G. Coyman of California and Johanna Coyman of Lowell; cherished grandfather of...

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Read Boston Storymobile Makes a Stop at Bunker Hill

August 25, 2011
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Read Boston Storymobile Makes a Stop at Bunker Hill

The Navy Yard Children’s Quarter Day Care children and staff including (left to right) Kristine Smith, Dixie Stanislaus, and Paulina Vaca were engaged by Boston National Historical Park Ranger Merrill Kohlhofer at ReadBoston’s Storymobile special appearance at the Bunker Hill Lodge.

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USS Constitution to Set Sail on 2012 Forever Stamp

August 25, 2011
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USS Constitution to Set Sail on 2012 Forever Stamp

In 2012, the U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp featuring USS Constitution, the most famous ship of the War of 1812. With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812, a two-and-a-half year conflict with Great Britain that many Americans later came to view as the nation’s...

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The Neighborhood Loses One of its Great People

August 25, 2011
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Charlestown and this neighborhood is more than the sum of its long history and its Federalist architecture. Charlestown, above all, is about people. Always has been. Always will be. The death of Peter Looney takes from this neighborhood one of its significant people, who had a great effect at everything he did here –...

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Father Mahoney and Father DiPerri

August 25, 2011
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We wish to inform our readers that we do know that there is a difference between Father DiPerri, who presided and who spoke at Peter’s funeral Mass, and Father Daniel Mahoney who was unable to attend because of illness. The names were transposed during editing. Please believe us when we inform you that we...

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Sports 08-28-2011

August 25, 2011
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Help keep me in the loop If a parent has any info/photo of their child participating in a sports or recreational activity (elementary school, high school, college, or otherwise), please E-Mail me at bunkerhillbillie@aol.com and I will be sure to include the info/photo in a column.  I’d also love to hear about any honor...

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Obituaries 08-25-2011

August 25, 2011
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Werner Bunschuh Documentary Filmaker, Developer of Historic Properties  Werner M. Bundschuh, documentary filmmaker and developer of historic properties, died accidently at The Maples, his home on The Common in Royalston, on Aug. 19 when he was removing a gutter and accidentally fell from the porch roof. He was 70 years old. A resident of...

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Charlestown Residents Receive Scholarships from Partners HealthCare

August 18, 2011
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Charlestown Residents Receive Scholarships from Partners HealthCare

Two Charlestown residents have been named as recipients of the 2011 Partners Health Care Merit Scholarship. Catherine Taglilatela, a life-long resident who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire, was awarded a $3,500 scholarship. Derek Bieringer, is working towards his Associate Degree...

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Peter Looney Dead at 69

August 18, 2011
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Peter Looney Dead at 69

In the end, Peter Looney left this world with much more than when he came into it. When he died last Thursday at the age of 69 following a long and heroic battle with lung cancer, his legacy added up to having become one of this neighborhood’s most well respected, best known and most...

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The Summer of Our Discontent

August 18, 2011
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Where did the summer go ? What has happened to the economic recovery ? How did the easy and seemingly pleasant and uneventful spring devolve into the plunging stock market and volatile mix of  bad economic news from around the globe ? At the beginning of summer everything about our lives in Boston appeared...

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