Obituaries 05-03-2012

May 3, 2012
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Doris Umbro Of Malden, formerly of Charlestown Doris M. (Spinney) Umbro of Malden, formerly of Charlestown, died in the Melrose – Wakefield Hospital on April 27 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer with her loving family by her side. Born on November 7, 1934 in East Boston, she was the daughter...

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Frank Celeste Broker Supreme Says the Best is Yet to Come”

April 26, 2012
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Frank Celeste Broker Supreme Says the Best is Yet to Come”

Frank Celeste is Charlestown’s leading real estate broker bar none. He’s been at it here for more than 20 years and he knows the territory, Charlestown housing and the entire field the way a heart surgeon understands cardio-vascular medicine. Interviewed inside his office in One Thompson Square, Celeste said that 2012 is going to...

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Charlestown Y Celebrating Healthy Kids

April 26, 2012
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Charlestown Y Celebrating Healthy Kids

On April 28, the Charlestown YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event for kids and families from 10 am to 1:00 pm. More than 1,900 Ys across the country are taking part in the celebration, meant to kick start physical activity and learning throughout the summer – a critical out-of-school...

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King of Comedy, Steve Sweeney

April 26, 2012
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King of Comedy, Steve Sweeney

In front of a room full of people at Giggles Comedy Club inside of the Prince Pizzeria restaurant on Route One, Charlestown native Steve Sweeney did something most people fear. He took the microphone and told jokes. In his dark denim jeans, crisp white shirt, and a velvet black blazer, Sweeney paced across the...

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Kennedy Center Seeking to Start New Pre-school

April 26, 2012
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The Kennedy Center is exploring the possibility of creating a new Preschool for 2.9-5 year olds in Charlestown to start this September. The new preschool would be modeled on a Creative Curriculum which will have developmentally appropriate activities for children based in science, reading, math, art and music, etc. The goal is to be...

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Celebration at Peter Looney Park Saturday Morning, 10:30 A.m.

April 26, 2012
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Peter Looney Park is the place to be for Charlestown residents, parents and their children Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. Mayor Thomas Menino, City Councillor Sal LaMattina, Senator Sal DiDomenico, Representative Eugene O’Flaherty, and the membership of Charlestown Against Drugs, have invited all those men, women and children who take an interest in the...

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Police Briefs 04-26-2012

April 26, 2012
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Investigate Property  04/16/12 – At about 6:30 p.m., officers responded to Bartlett Street for a report of vandalism to a bay window, which was possibly a bullet hole. Upon inspection, officers found the damage to have been caused by a copper-colored BB. The victim stated she heard no noise in regards to the damage...

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Obituaries 04-26-2012

April 26, 2012
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Phuoc Huu Tu Owned Bunker Hill Laundromat Phuoc Huu Tu of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, died on April 21. The late owner of Bunker Hill Laundromat, Charlestown and Zen Nail & Beauty Bar, Woburn, he was the husband of Huong Tran Tu and is also survived by six children, seven brothers and sisters and...

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Senator in Dunkin Donuts

April 20, 2012
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Senator in Dunkin Donuts

Senator Scott Brown shown shaking hands with a Dunkin Donuts employee while buying coffee during a visit Friday morning. Notice the senator holding his own money and ready to pay for his coffee with it – and he even asked oth­ers if he could get them a coffee.

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Peter Looney Park Rededication

April 20, 2012
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Peter Looney Park Rededication

Mayor Thomas Menino, City Councillor Sal LaMattina, Senator Sal DiDomenico, Representative Gene O’Flaherty, and the membership of Charlestown Against Drugs invite all those men, women and children who take in interest in the well-being of Peter Lonney Park to gather for fun and entertainment, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. on May 28. According to the wishes...

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Life Focus Loses State Funding

April 20, 2012
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The pressure on embattled Life Focus Center founder and president Jack Millerick to resign has been turned up a notch with word that the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has decided to terminate its contract with the troubled Charlestown non-profit. That notice of termination, to take effect June 16, will severely impact the LFC’s...

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Carnival Plans Halted

April 20, 2012
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After a Charlestown Neighborhood Council meeting where young townie, Sean Boyle roused members and the audience by proposing to bring back the Charlestown Carnival, the town was abuzz with nostalgia. But just a couple of months later, the merry-go-round of plans has stopped spinning. In a public letter, Boyle wrote: “I am sad to...

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Charlestown Gets a History Lesson from Constitution Museum

April 20, 2012
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In the USS Constitution Museum Theater last week, Ph.D. Sidney Hart, Senior Historian at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, presented an illuminating lecture about the bicentennial exhibition on the War of 1812, which will open at the National Portrait Gallery this June. Dr. Hart shared important portraits with interested Charlestown history buffs, highlighting their...

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Food Truck Festival Set for June 16

April 20, 2012
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The New England food festival scene is heating up just like the weather! Food Truck Festivals of New England present the Charlestown Food Truck Festival at the Pier 4 (1 First Avenue) on Saturday, June 16, with a portion of the net proceeds to benefit the Courageous Sailing Program. There are 11 festivals in...

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The American Revolution is What Began Here in 1775

April 20, 2012
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This year marks the 237thyear of American Independence. The noble American experience with freedom and justice for all began here and everything that took shape and form since, had its beginnings in this place. We are called the Cradle of Liberty as a result. It is altogether an appropriate appellation. Patriot’s Day 2012 marks...

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Police Briefs 04-19-2012

April 20, 2012
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Warrant Arrest 04/10/12 – Officers on Park Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Charlestown Court warrant charging operating under the influence of drugs. Trespassing 04/10/12 – At about 9 p.m., officers in Thompson Square placed a suspect under arrest for violating a no trespass order. Warrant Arrest 04/10/12 – Officers on...

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Obituaries 04-19-2012

April 20, 2012
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Carmen  Magnotta Of Everett, formerly of the North End Carmen E. “Shorty McDuff” Magnotta of Everett, formerly of the North and West End, died on April 10. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis (Damato) Magnotta; loving father of Katherine P. Magnotta, Angelina Miele and her husband, Paul and Carmen E. Magnotta, Jr. He...

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Easter Egg

April 12, 2012
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Easter Egg

The Charlestown Mothers’ Association Easter Egg Hunt was held last Saturday at the Charlestown Community Center. In the phototographs children race to put as many Easter Eggs as possible in their baskets.

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Father Mahoney Resigns Chair of Life Focus Center; Millerick Refuses to Resign

April 12, 2012
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The Reverend Daniel Mahoney resigned from the Life Focus Center Tuesday following a request to the Board of Directors that they ask for LFC Director Jack Millerick’s resignation. When the LFC board refused to vote Millerick out of his job, Father Mahoney decided to step down. In his letter of resignation, Father Mahoney wrote...

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When You Know, You Know

April 12, 2012
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After a heavy meal of MSG-laden noodles and spare ribs, helped down by a dozen gulps of sweetened green tea comes the best part of the Chinese dining experience- your fortune. But after tearing open the crinkly plastic wrapping and cracking the factory-produced cookie at its middle to reveal the small white paper, you...

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BHCC Magazine Recognized by National Organization

April 12, 2012
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BHCC Magazine, a publication of Bunker Hill Community College, received a Silver award from the National Council for Marketing and Publications (NCMPR) at the organization’s national conference in San Francisco, BHCC President Mary L. Fifield announced.  NCMPR sets the standards for professionals working in the areas of communications, marketing, fundraising and alumni relations at...

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Father Mahoney

April 12, 2012
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Father Daniel Mahoney, the former chair of the Life Focus Center (LFC) felt he had to make the very tough decision this week of asking the LFC board  for the resignation of Jack Millerick as director of the LFC. When the board he headed refused to do so, Father Mahoney resigned. Knowing what it...

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Police Briefs 04-12-2012

April 12, 2012
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Attempted Robbery 04/03/12 – A victim reported at about 9 p.m., he was walking on First Avenue, where a group of males and females approached him. Two of the males came up behind him and demanded his possessions while punching him. The victim fled to a nearby store. Officers were able to locate several...

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Obituaries 04-12-2012

April 12, 2012
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Joseph Noonan Charlestown Resident Joseph F. Noonan of Charlestown died on April 6. He was 75 years old. A retired 40 year Dock Worker for the Charlestown and So. Boston Longshoreman’s Unions, he was the beloved son of the late Joseph M. and Mary (Harrington) Noonan, the devoted brother of Patricia A. “Patti” Noonan...

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