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Police Briefs 08-18-2011

August 18, 2011
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Peter Looney Chairman of Charlestown Against Drugs Peter P. Looney of Charlestown died on Aug. 11. He was 69 years old. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 17, Bunker Hill Council 62, K. of C., the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association, Bunker Hill Associates and the Chairman of Charlestown Against...

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Sports 08-18-2011

August 18, 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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BBQ and Sailing

August 11, 2011
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BBQ and Sailing

On July 28, the Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard and co-sponsors Charlestown Against Drugs and the Boston Redevelopment Authority hosted a free BBQ at the Courageous Sailing Center. Food was provided by the Tavern on the Water, Style Café, Warren Tavern, the Navy Yard Bistro and Sorelles. Dennis Taylor delighted the crowd of...

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Street Named for Bunker Hill Community College Graduate Who Was Killed in Afghanistan

August 11, 2011
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Governor Deval L. Patrick has signed legislation to name a street in Salem, Massachusetts, in honor of a Bunker Hill Community College alumnus killed in action in Afghanistan.  James A. Ayube, a Salem resident, graduated from Bunker Hill Community College in 2007 with an associate degree in sociology. Sergeant Ayube, a U.S. Army medic,...

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Charlestown Gardeners Recognized by Mayor

August 11, 2011
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department recently announced the winners of Mayor Menino’s 2011 Garden Contest presented in partnership with sponsors Comcast and the Boston Herald. John Driscoll of Charlestown finished in second place in the Porch, Balcony or Deck Garden category, Nadine Firth and Darcy Ertle tied with an East Boston resident for...

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Bike Sharing for Boston a Novel Transportation Venture

August 11, 2011
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Going from place to place around downtown Boston and some of its neighborhoods on rented bicycles available at various locations is a novel idea whose time has arrived. Bicycling this city, or for that matter, any great city, gives one a better perspective on city life and the experience injects a bit of the...

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Police Briefs 08-11-2011

August 11, 2011
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08/02/2011 – Drug Possession Members of the District A-1 Drug Control Unit arrested a suspect on Chelsea Street on a drug offense. After a motor vehicle stop and further investigation, the suspect was arrested and charged with drug possession. 08/02/2011 – Disorderly While at the Charlestown Mall on Austin Street an officer encountered the...

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Sports 08-11-2011

August 11, 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 08-11-2011

August 11, 2011
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Thomas Stack Retired Purchasing Agent Thomas F. Stack of Quincy, formerly of Charlestown, died on Aug. 3 surrounded by his six children. He was 91 years old. Born on March 15, 1920, the son of Thomas Francis Stack and Anne (Murray) Stack, he graduated from the High School of Commerce in Boston in 1937...

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William ‘zeke’ Marsden Playlot Opening

August 5, 2011
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William ‘zeke’ Marsden Playlot Opening

Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined Charlestown residents to unveil $281,000 in improvements to Cook Street Playground. Located at the corner of Cook and Hill streets, the opening of Cook Street Playground highlights the Mayor’s commitment to the parks and open spaces in Charlestown. Improvements included two new play structures, seating, lighting and plantings.  The...

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