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Park to be Named After Townie Activist Peter Looney

April 29, 2011
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Park to be Named After Townie Activist Peter Looney

Official ceremony to be held this Saturday -By Tim Conway Although there may be a few Charlestown residents who don’t know Peter Looney by name or by face,  there are hardly any who can escape the effects of his good work, whether they know it or not. Looney’s many years of community service and...

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Boys & Girls Club Names Quinlan Locke its Youth of the Year

April 29, 2011
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Boys & Girls Club Names Quinlan Locke its Youth of the Year

“A hobby of mine is helping people out,” 18-year-old Charlestown Club member Quinlan Locke said. Whether applying his hobby at the Club, in the community, at school or with his family, Quinlan always strives to look out for the person in need. At the Club Quinlan mentors younger members in technology skills in the...

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Remembrance: Thanks, Jack

April 29, 2011
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-By Charlie McGonagle They came to the Keohane Funeral parlor in Quincy to say goodbye to a man who had been their coach and their mentor, but more importantly, he had been their friend.  He had come into their world when they were younger, so young, in fact, that many had no idea in...

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Spotlight on Peter Looney

April 29, 2011
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As most people around here already know, Peter Looney, will shortly be honored with the naming of a playground after him in this neighborhood, which has been his life. The plaque will be unveiled Saturday at ceremonies where the Union Street Playground will officially be named Peter Looney Park. The neighborhood’s newest and best...

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Lemon Aid

April 21, 2011
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Lemon Aid

The Children’s Quarters preschool class celebrated the Week of the Young Child by hosting a Lemonade Stand outside the center on April 14 at the corner of First Avenue and Eighth Street in the Navy Yard.   The lemonade was given away free, but donations were gratefully accepted for the children in Japan who...

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Paul Revere Comes to Charlestown

April 21, 2011
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Paul Revere Comes to Charlestown

-By Ken Stone On the beautiful Monday morning of April 18 City Square Park was crowded with people of all ages to enjoy a short visit by an actor on a horse playing Paul Revere.  The historic ride by Paul Revere to Lexington and Concord started in Charlestown and the reenactment occurs once a...

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Area A-1 sees 24-percent Reduction in Violent and Property Crimes for ‘11

April 21, 2011
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-By Dan Murphy Area A-1, which includes Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Chinatown and downtown, has experienced a 24-percent reduction in violent and property crimes to date in 2011, compared with last year, police said. Between Jan. 1 and April 4, 569 incidents of Part One crime were reported as opposed to 745 in the same...

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Police Briefs 04-20-2011

April 21, 2011
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04/12/11 – Trespassing Officers on Bunker Hill Street placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no trespass order. 04/13/11 – Warrant Arrest Officers on Dunstable Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Malden Court warrant charging drug possession and larceny. 04/13/11 – Violation of Auto Laws As a result of...

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Opening Day for Charlestown Youth Soccer

April 14, 2011
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Opening Day for Charlestown Youth Soccer

Girls Under-12 (Division 4B) Charlestown 3, Billerica 0 By Jen Ruhle, Dave Jacoby and Karen Gentis The “Townies” showed great spirit as well as enthusiasm on opening day and it sure didn’t look as if it was the first game of the season.  While the game started off pretty even, Charlestown continually improved their...

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Remembrance: Judge Mary M. Brennan, 91

April 14, 2011
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Remembrance: Judge Mary M. Brennan, 91

The Honorable Mary M. (Murphy) Brennan, Esq., First Justice of Charlestown District Court, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, died on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Woburn Nursing Center in Woburn following an extended illness. She was 91 years old. Mary was born in Boston on December 13, 1919 to Irish immigrant parents Cornelius and...

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