Police Briefs 06-21-2012

June 22, 2012
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Breaking and Entering – Residence – Day 06/11/12       – A victim on Cambridge Street reported that between 9:30 a.m. and noon, unknown person(s) broke the front stairwell door and entered her home. Money, jewelry and various electronics were taken. Detectives are investigating the incident. Search Warrant 06/12/12 – As a result of an ongoing...

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Obituaries 06-21-2012

June 22, 2012
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Dr. Robert Harney, Jr. Award Winning Sports Physician  Dr. Robert A. Harney Jr., of Winthrop, died peacefully on June 13 after a courageous battle with cancer. A graduate of the University of Guadalajara and Boston University Schools of Medicine, Dr. Harney was a well respected orthopedic surgeon in the Boston area for over 25...

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Bunker Hill Day Up for National Holiday Status

June 15, 2012
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Bunker Hill Day Up for National Holiday Status

Local residents, leaders, historians and everyone in the neighborhood holding Bunker Hill Day near and dear were absolutely moved and dramatically by news coming out of Washington earlier this week that our Congressman Mike Capuano will be asking that Bunker Hill Day be established as a national holiday. This came as incredible news to...

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Bunker Hill Day is More Than a Parade

June 15, 2012
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Charlestown is a tightly knit community where new and old residents alike form relationships and relish in the past, present and future of their deep-rooted home. One of the best ways in which people come together is the annual Bunker Hill Day Parade, commemorating America’s independence from the British on June 17, 1775. The...

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Bunker Hill Day a National Holiday?

June 15, 2012
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History tells us about the battle of Bunker Hill as it unfolded in June 1775. Residents clambered to the top of Winter Hill to watch it. On Beacon Hill, residents there made it up to the top of the hill to witness the battle. Even in Chelsea, residents went to their rooftops to watch...

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Police Briefs 06-14-2012

June 15, 2012
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Drugs 06/04/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Old Ironsides Way, two individuals will be summonsed to court charged with possession of a Class B substance. Receiving Stolen Property 06/05/12 – At about 1a.m., officers in the area of Lowney Way observed a white male dragging two 10-speed...

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Obituaries – 06-14-2012

June 15, 2012
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Janet McNelley Of Chelsea, formerly of Charlestown Janet McNelley of Chelsea, formerly of Charlestown, died on June 8. She was the devoted and loving companion for 30 years to Peter J. McEachern; dear sister of Carol, George, Warren “Mac” and Edward and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service in...

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Ready to March: Annual Bunker Hill Parade Scheduled to Start on Sunday

June 7, 2012
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Ready to March: Annual Bunker Hill Parade Scheduled to Start on Sunday

The annual Bunker Hill Day celebration in this neighborhood brings Charlestown out and together at the same time for one of the biggest celebrations of the year. At more than 50 years, this is one of Boston’s most enduring celebrations in a place that is so closely wed forever to the beginnings of the...

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‘Take Back’ Drug Disposal Day Set for June 9

June 7, 2012
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“Take Back” prescription drug disposal day, an event to help Charlestown safely dispose of its unused prescription drugs, takes place this Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bunker Hill Mall. The Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition (CSAC), a program of the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement, partners with the...

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Bunker Hill Day 2012

June 7, 2012
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If we contemporize Bunker Hill Day, this is to say, if we bring that day of valor and sacrifice up to the present moment and try to describe it properly, well, several possibilities abound. First, when we look back on a day when a brave few stood up to a great many better armed...

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District Crime Shows Increase

June 7, 2012
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The pre-summer months have seen a 7–percent spike in violent and property crimes in Area A-1, compared with last year, according to Boston Police. Between Jan. 1 and May 28 of this year, 1,104 incidents of Part One crime were reported in Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and downtown, as opposed...

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Charlestown LaCrosse

June 7, 2012
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The U9 Boys played 3 games this week and finished the regular season with an impressive 8-2-1 record. The first game was a 5-3 win vs. Winthrop. Charlie Reitz broke through with his first 2 goals of the year. Tanner Creelman and Nico Berger (2) also contributed with scores. Daniel Bittner led the defense...

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Police Briefs 06-07-2012

June 7, 2012
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Drugs 05/29/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Walford Way, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class B substance. Drugs 05/30/12 – As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Terminal Street, a suspect was placed under arrest for possession of...

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Obituaries 06-07-2012

June 7, 2012
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Hyman ‘Hy’ Osvar A Giving Man with Gifted Intelligence Hyman J. “Hy” Osvar died on May 31. He was 92 years old. The husband of Charlotte Berger Osvar, the couple would have celebrated their 59th anniversary on October 25, 2012. “Hy” was born April 23, 1920 in Winthrop to the late Aaron and Rose...

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Finalizing Plans

May 31, 2012
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Finalizing Plans

The officers of the Charlestown Asssociates met with Rep. Gene O’Flaherty at the State House last week to discuss particulars about the Bunker Hill Day breakfast that they sponsor from year to year which is expected to attract 300 people to the new Knights of Columbus Hall on Medford Street in the hours before...

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Raid on Charlestown House Nets Narcotics, Cash and Surprises

May 31, 2012
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Six people were arrested in a Charlestown 2-family located on 87 Cambridge Street by the Somerville line outside of the central neighborhood nexus last Thursday, police reported. By the Somerville line and just to the south and west of Sullivan Station, Charlestown spreads almost to the Holiday Inn and on the hill on the...

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Third Annual Flag Disposal Ceremony on June 14

May 31, 2012
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The James W. Conway Bunker Hill Post #26 American Legion, The Abraham Lincoln Post #11 and The Charlestown Militia Company, Gardner’s Regiment, along with the Charlestown High School ROTC Cadets and Bugler John Collins, (Ret) United States Air force will host the 3rd Annual Flag disposal ceremony at the Charlestown Training Field. The ceremony...

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Menino Reiterates Doherty Pk. Improvements

May 31, 2012
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During an interview at city hall last Thursday, Mayor Thomas Menino reiterated the announcement that was made in April that the city will be making 95 parks improvement projects, accounting for over ¼ of all capital projects with an expected cost of $90 million. Included in that number is  Doherty Park. The mayor said...

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Charlestown Sprouts Again Victimized by Devastating Theft

May 31, 2012
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For the second time this spring, the Charlestown Sprouts Community Garden, located between Terminal Street and the Little Mystic Channel (“the Oilies”), has experienced a devastating theft.  In April, gardeners reported that copper pipes and the systems control valves had been stolen, cutting off water to the garden.  Now, overnight on Friday May 25th,...

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Public’s Assistance Sought to Solve Crime

May 31, 2012
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State Police detectives assigned to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office are seeking the assistance of dog walkers and fishermen as they investigate an apparent assault this week on a man in Charlestown. State troopers assigned to the Boston Barracks discovered the 45-year-old male victim, who is believed to be homeless, on...

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Memorial Day, Again

May 31, 2012
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Memorial Day has again come and gone and with it, the growing sense, we believe, that the holiday is experiencing a significant rebirth as Americans come to understand more clearly and in deeply personal ways, the sacrifices being made by our sons and daughters in uniform around the world and especially in Iraq and...

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Police Briefs 05-31-2012

May 31, 2012
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Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Gun  05/22/12 – At about 11:30 p.m., officers responded to O’Brien Court for a report of shots fired. A witness informed officers that a black male ran from behind a dumpster with a gun and fired shots at four or five other males. Officers recovered a shell casing...

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Obituaries 05-31-2012

May 31, 2012
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Maria Kelley  Of Charlestown, formerly of Germany Maria M. (Sigl) Kelley of Charlestown, formerly of Germany, died on May 25. She was 53 years old. She was the loving wife of 18 years to Michael G. Kelley; beloved daughter of Maria (Rest) Sigl and the late Joseph Sigl of Germany; devoted sister of Michael...

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Narratives: Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

May 25, 2012
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Every Monday night from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous holds an open meeting for those fighting food dependency and addiction at Spaulding Hospital on the 8th floor. It is the preferred meeting place for many Charlestown residents fighting food addiction. Meetings are open and free to anyone...

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