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Local Pastors Preside Over TV Mass

January 7, 2011
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Local Pastors Preside Over TV Mass

Special to the Patriot-Bridge Altar Servers Caitlin Walsh (Hofstra University), Diana Kelly   (PurdueUniversity) and Kieran Kelly (The Catholic University of America),of Charlestown, recently participated in the nationally televised Catholic TV Daily Mass.  Presided over by Father Daniel Mahoney, pastor of St. Francis De Sales Parish, the Mass aired live at 9:30 a.m., and was...

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Charlestown Resident Named a ‘Massachusetts Super Lawyer’

January 7, 2011
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Charlestown Resident Named a ‘Massachusetts Super Lawyer’

Special to the Patriot-Bridge Helen C. Lockhart, Ph.D., of Charlestown, a shareholder with Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C., the largest law firm in New England devoted exclusively to intellectual property law, was named a 2010 “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” by Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine and to its elite list of top 50 women Massachusetts Super...

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Bunker Hill Rehabilitation Work Winds Down for the Season

January 7, 2011
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Special to the Patriot-Bridge Boston National Historical Park Superintendent Cassius Cash thanks all of the residents of Charlestown for their patience during the 2010 rehabilitation projects at the Bunker Hill Monument.  American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants totaling $988,000 were used to complete projects to stabilize all four sets of stairs that lead to...

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An Eye on Charlestown Development

December 30, 2010
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-By Andrew Crocker Parcel 3 The land once covered by the old Route 1 on ramp which the turnpike authority fenced off after its removal is now slated for development.  At one time the site was open to the public and a favorite spot for the dogs of Charlestown to roam unleashed.  Many were...

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The Clock

December 23, 2010
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Charlie McGonagle He clearly remembered that October day of nearly thirty years ago when he first saw the clock.  It sat in the window of a cut-rate jewelry store on a street whose shops drew the boundary of the downtown shopping district. He was sixteen years old, and for the first time during the...

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A Story Twice Told

December 23, 2010
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By Danny O’Neil Last week while swapping traveling stories with a few friends of mine, we were talking about hitchhiking in the south and what an experience it was. Our conversation reminded me of a story my father told me about a journey that he made during the depression. After my son Brendan finished...

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Pearl Harbor commemoration at Boston National Historical Park

December 16, 2010
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Pearl Harbor commemoration at Boston National Historical Park

The National Park Service held a memorial service adjacent to the dry-docked World War II destroyer USS Cassin Young in the Charlestown Navy Yard on Dec. 7, 2010 to commemorate the 1941 surprise attack by the Japanese on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. USS Cassin Young is named for U.S. Navy...

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Townie Santa needs elves

December 16, 2010
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“Townie Santa” will be visiting many of Charlestown’s elderly, needy shut-ins on Christmas morning, Saturday, Dec. 25, to deliver Christmas gifts and a hot turkey dinner. Santa may be any one of several dozen neighbors who will devote this morning to sharing the spirit of Christmas with those who are unable to or have...

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Boston Police Advisory: Packages stolen from Charlestown doorsteps

December 16, 2010
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District A-1 has received recent information that UPS, FedEx, and U.S. Mail packages that have been left unattended at the door steps of residences in Charlestown have been stolen without the intended recipient of the mail packages having any knowledge of their arrivals. There is also a report of an anonymous person signing for...

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Parent University at The Warren-Prescott School

December 10, 2010
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Parent University at The Warren-Prescott School

The Warren-Prescott School, in collaboration with the Family and Community Engagement Department of the Boston Public Schools, began its satellite Parent University program last Thursday.  Over 70 participants chose from six classes, each addressing a particular parental interest. Organizing the program was the Warren-Prescott School’s FCOC coordinator, Margaret “Alle” Hernandez who worked with the...

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