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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Charlestown Working Theater members to perform ‘The Odyssey’ in Armenia

September 22, 2010
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Charlestown Working Theater members to perform ‘The Odyssey’ in Armenia

Members of the Charlestown Working Theater will travel to Yerevan, Armenia to perform their acclaimed adaptation of The Odyssey at the HIGH FEST International Theatre Festival Oct. 1 through. The CWT was awarded a grant from the prestigious Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU) to support the project, which includes an exchange between CWT and...

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Welcome to our new family-owned business

September 22, 2010
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Welcome to our new family-owned business

By Lynne Levesque, Ivey St. John and Paul Sullivan Earlier this summer, one of us started to install her air conditioner and found she needed a block of wood to stabilize the unit. A year ago, she would have had to jump into her car, drive to the local big box store, and be...

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Charlestown Preservation Society 2010 Historic House Tour

September 22, 2010
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Charlestown Preservation Society 2010 Historic House Tour

Cozy cottages, grand mansions, hidden gardens and a spectacular roofdeck: this year’s Charlestown Preservation Society Historic House Tour has all this and more. The 2010 house tour, coming Saturday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature eight houses representing the full range of Charlestown’s historic house styles, from a modest worker’s...

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Charlestown Youth Soccer

September 22, 2010
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Boys Under-10 Division 3C Charlestown 3, Malden 3 — In a highly entertaining affair of never-ending momentum swings, Charlestown (1-0-1) utilized a second-half scoring burst to salvage a tie. Although outshooting Malden in the first half by an 11-4 margin (18-11 for the game), the “Townies” found themselves trailing by a 2-1 score. Midfielder...

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This term a Last Hurrah? Not very likely

September 22, 2010
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Mayor Menino’s future has come front and center, again, following news last week that Chicago’s longtime Mayor Richard Daley announced he will not be seeking re-election. Daley has been mayor of Chicago since 1989 -21 years. Mayor Menino is going on 17 years and will be at 20 when the next election rolls around....

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Arrest Report 09-22-2010

September 22, 2010
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09/13/10 – Receiving Stolen Property As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Main Street, a suspect was placed under arrest for receiving stolen property. Suspect also charged with possession of a Class D controlled substance (marijuana). 09/13/10 – Drugs As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area...

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Obituaries 09-22-2010

September 22, 2010
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Carol O’Neil Of Dorchester, formerly of Charlestown Carol T. (Welsh) O’Neil of Dorchester, formerly of Charlestown, died on September 14. A former nurse’s aide at Marian Manor Nursing Home and lunch mother at the William E. Russell Middle School for many years, she was the beloved wife of Joseph E. Sr. for 53 years,...

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