Charlestown residents plan vigil for Lung Cancer Awareness Month

October 28, 2010
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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month in Massachusetts and for the third year in a row, Boston will mark this event with the Shine a Light on Lung Cancer candlelight vigil at the Prudential Center in Boston on Nov. 4. Glowsticks, rather than candles, will be lit and the Prudential Tower will be illuminated...

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Vote “No’ on question 2 – A No” saves jobs & affordable housing — and limits “snob zoning”

October 28, 2010
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There are three questions on the ballot for the voters’ consideration in Tuesday’s election. Our readers no doubt are well-familiar with Questions 1 and 3, which call for a repeal of the sales tax on liquor and for a rollback of the general sales tax to three percent respectively. However, Question 2, which seeks...

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Youth Soccer Report

October 28, 2010
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Boys U-10 Division 3C Somerville 2, Charlestown 0 — The “Townies” (5-1-1) suffered their first loss of the season in a hard-fought battle against a quality Somerville (5-2-0) team. Though the first half was a battle of field position, with Somerville capitalizing on their few offensive forays, the second half saw Charlestown post a...

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Arrest Report 10-27-2010

October 28, 2010
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10/18/10 – Attempted Breaking and Entering A victim on Corey Street reported, that while checking her daughters apartment, she noticed the cylinder lock was extremely loose as if it had been tampered with. No entry was made. 10/20/10 – Larceny A victim on Henley Street reported that unknown person(s) removed a green Bumbleride baby...

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Obituaries 10-27-2010

October 28, 2010
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Clare Kirk Of Quincy, formerly of Charlestown Clare E. (Murphy) Kirk of Quincy, formerly of Charlestown, died peacefully at home on Oct. 21. She was 75 years old. The beloved wife of the late Paul P. Kirk, she was the devoted mother of Margaret M. Kirk-Ciardelli and her husband, James, of Quincy, Kerry A....

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“Spaulding Rehab Celebrates Groundbreaking and 40th Anniversary Under Tent at Charlestown Navy Yard”

October 21, 2010
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“Spaulding Rehab Celebrates Groundbreaking and 40th Anniversary Under Tent at Charlestown Navy Yard”

Immediately following the formal groundbreaking ceremony, Governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Thomas Menino, State Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty, Congressman Michael Capuano and other officials, joined hundreds of Spaulding trustees, supporters, former patients, staff and friends under a huge tent at the Navy Yard to celebrate Spaulding’s 40th anniversary.

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Charlestown residents/community heroes to be honored at 36th Annual ABCD Community Awards Dinner

October 21, 2010
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Charlestown residents/community heroes to be honored at 36th Annual ABCD Community Awards Dinner

Two Charlestown heroes will be honored for their contributions to the community at the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) 36th Annual Community Awards Dinner on Friday, Oct. 29 at the Seaport World Trade Center. The dinner celebrates the voluntary efforts of individuals who work tirelessly to address and placate the plight of Boston’s...

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What does our clothing say about ourselves?

October 21, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick, his Republican opponent Charlie Baker and independent candidate Tim Cahill represent three different constituencies – and the clothing they wear apparently reveals that. A recent Boston Globe piece detailing the clothes the gubernatorial candidates are wearing as they make their case to the residents of Massachusetts pointed out that Governor Patrick...

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Youth Soccer Report

October 21, 2010
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Boys U-10 Division 3C Charlestown 5, Stoneham 0 — The “Townies” (5-0-1) overwhelmed Stoneham with a relentless offensive barrage (26-5 shots-on-net advantage) to maintain sole possession of second place in their division. Forwards Aidan Shea (assist, 5 shots), John Gaudian (goal, 3 shots) and Daniel Sigmund (3 shots) played their usual stellar games, with...

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Obituaries 10-21-2010

October 21, 2010
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Joseph DiFrummolo Charlestown resident Joseph H. DiFrummolo of Charlestown died on Oct. 17. A retired member of Local 615 S. E. I. U., he was the beloved husband of the late Lillian (Desmond) DiFrummolo; devoted father of Joyce A. Driscoll, Robert J. DiFrummolo and his wife, Yvette, all of Charlestown; loving grandfather of Robert,...

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Arrest Report 10-21-2010

October 21, 2010
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10/12/10 – Breaking and Entering, Residence A victim on Old Landing Way stated that his family went out for about an hour but left the kitchen sliding glass door slightly ajar. Upon returning home they saw that the door was open and their flat screen T.V. was missing. Security will check the video tapes...

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Captain Francis E. Powers, Jr. Pool to be rededicated

October 7, 2010
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Captain Francis E. Powers, Jr. Pool to be rededicated

The Charlestown Community Center Council will be hosting a rededication ceremony at the Charlestown Community Center Pool on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 5:30 p.m. The Charlestown Community Center Pool was dedicated to the memory of Captain Francis E. “Red” Powers, Jr., in honor of his service to this country during the Vietnam War. The...

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On “The Town”

October 7, 2010
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On “The Town”

Saturday night I went and did it. It didn’t take much courage. I wasn’t too worried. I didn’t load my automatic weapons, didn’t dress in a disguise, and made no plans for an escape. I simply got in my car and drove to Revere, to the theater complex. I bought a ticket. I went...

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Charlestown Youth Soccer

October 7, 2010
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Boys Under-10 Division 3C Charlestown 1, Melrose 0 — The “Townies” (3-0-1) continue to steamroll, notching their second straight shutout victory and moving into sole possession of second place. This one would not come easy however as Melrose gave Charlestown everything they could handle, and then some. Goalie Matthew Coviello kept the game scoreless...

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When the heats goes on; energy alternatives

October 7, 2010
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Whether you heat with oil, as so many do or with gas, the time is nearly here to turn it on. Gas is marginally cheaper than oil and it is in greater abundance in the Northeast. Oil, as all of us who use it to heat our homes know, has become extremely expensive. A...

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Police Beat 10-06-2010

October 7, 2010
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09/29/10 – Trespassing Officers on Carney Court placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no trespass order. 09/30/10 – Open and Gross Lewdness A victim on Medford Street informed officers, that while walking home with her 14-year-old daughter, she observed a heavy-set black male wearing a black t-shirt and green shorts masturbating...

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Obituaries 10-06-2010

October 7, 2010
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William Moore Peabody resident William J. Moore of Peabody, formerly of Lynn, died recently. He was 90 years old. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret (Duggan) Moore; dear father of Daniel W. Moore of Peabody, Ellen and her husband, William McLaughlin, of Swampscott and Janet and her husband, John Williams, of...

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American icons visit american heroes

September 30, 2010
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American icons visit american heroes

Two of the world-famous Radio City Rockettes, in Boston recently to promote the holiday season engagement of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, enjoyed a tour of Boston. While here, they visited the firefighters at the Engine 50 Firehouse in Charlestown; Kristin Altfather (on left), Clyde A. Forde, and Courtney Grassia (on right). The Radio...

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The Townie in The Town

September 30, 2010
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The Townie in The Town

Frank Garvin was born on Washington Street, was raised by his grandmother and his aunts and uncles on Austin Street and spent much of his youth just being a regular Charlestown kid during the early 1960’s. As an adult, he became a police chief. While some of his childhood friends chose different paths, he...

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Filming underway in Charlestown ‘War in the Pacific’

September 30, 2010
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Pictured here is a scene from the documentary film that is being produced by the Charlestown Veterans History Project. The movie tells the story of the men from Charlestown who fought in the pacific campaign during WWII. This particular part of the movie will depict the many Charlestown sailors who served aboard ships during...

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Charlestown residents running in The Race Against Cancer

September 30, 2010
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On Oct. 10, Jenny Bryant, Sabrina Denault, Emily Hodge, Melissa Meadows, Gregory Moreau, Rebecca Norton and Bill Pryor from Charlestown will be running in the 10th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, as members of the official Dana-Farber team. Each Dana-Farber team member has committed to raise...

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Charlestown Youth Soccer

September 30, 2010
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Boys Under-10 Division 3C Charlestown 4, Medford 0 —  The “Townies” (2-0-1) showcased their sensational team depth with an offensive barrage that produced a 22-4 shots-on-net advantage.  Striker John Guadian (goal, assist, 3 shots) broke the ice early in the game with one of his patented “Johnny on the spot” quick kicks after a...

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Too close to home

September 30, 2010
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The savage shooting deaths earlier this week of four people in Mattapan – including a two-year old – have sent shock waves throughout the city. Another victim of these executions in Mattapan in the hospital is expected to die and so that will make five dead in one horrendous act in a neighborhood of...

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Obituaries 09-30-2010

September 30, 2010
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Ruth Smith Charlestown resident Ruth E. Smith of Charlestown died on Sept. 17. She was 78 years old. The devoted mother of Maureen Stout and Jean Smith, both of Malden, Joan Smith and her fiancé, Stephen, of Pawtucket, R.I. and Cynthia Smith-Evans and her husband, Johnnie, of Everett, she was the loving Nana to...

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