Charlestown Youth Soccer News

October 6, 2011
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GU 14  Charlestown 0, Tewksbury 8 The Charlestown GU14 team suffered a tough loss to Tewksbury on Saturday at Frasca Field in Tewksbury.  Townie captains for the game were Annie Coviello and Josie Hoyt.  Isabelle Charbonnier and Caroline Collier both played great games in goal for Charlestown.  Charbonnier made a number of great saves...

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Obituaries 10-06-2011

October 6, 2011
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Florence Alexander Of Virginia, formerly of Charlestown Florence M. Alexander of Arlington, VA, formerly of Charlestown, Woburn, Nashua, N.H. and Nederland, TX, died on Sept. 25. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles F. “Fred” Alexander; devoted mother of the late Laurie and Stephen Alexander; loving grandmother of Billy Bolia of Waltham...

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Local Charlestown Boys Earn Spots on the Greater Boston Junior Bruins Pee Wee Major Team

September 29, 2011
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Local Charlestown Boys Earn Spots on the Greater Boston Junior Bruins Pee Wee Major Team

A Pair of local youth hockey players will travel to Quebec, Canada as members of the Greater Boston Junior Bruins Pee Wee All – Stars. Nolan Doherty and Cam DelValle who both played for the Charlestown Youth Hockey program are among the top 19 Pee Wee Major players from the Greater Boston League who...

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Charlestown Resident Attends MGH’s 200th Anniversary Gala

September 29, 2011
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Charlestown Resident Attends MGH’s 200th Anniversary Gala

To celebrate the 200th anni­versary of its founding, the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) hosted its Bicentennial Gala on Friday, September 16, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Hosted by MGH President Peter Slavin, MD, for over 1200 guests, the evening featured a surprise video clip from President Obama and performances by the Tanglewood...

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Barry Playground Opening

September 29, 2011
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Barry Playground Opening

Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined Charlestown residents to unveil $867,852 in improvements to Barry Playground, 41 Medford St. on Saturday Sept. 10.

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Children of the Famine Memorial Re-dedicated

September 29, 2011
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Children of the Famine Memorial Re-dedicated

Using the proceeds from the sale of the “The Green Square Mile…the Story of the Charlestown Irish” documentary DVD, the Committee developed to site, designed and ultimately constructed a spectacularly beautiful and emotionally moving “Children of the Famine Memorial” at the Archdiocesan Burial Ground (aka Saint Francis de Sales Cemetery). The Charlestown Historical Society...

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Charlestown Youth Soccer News

September 29, 2011
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 GU14-1  Charlestown 0, Reading 5 The home opener for the Townies ended in a 5-0 loss to Reading this Saturday afternoon. The score line is not reflective of the overall play of the Townies who were unlucky not to take at least a goal or two from this game. The first half opened up...

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The Red Sox

September 29, 2011
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Added to the outrage of last week’s Patriot’s loss to the Bills with three seconds to go is the dismal coming to the end of the season of the Red Sox. What have we done, we wonder, to deserve such a fate? Perhaps the Red Sox players need a salary raise to give them...

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When the Weather Sends Your Mind Wandering

September 29, 2011
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In late September when the leaves are falling, the sky is blue and you’re still in your summer wear wandering about Charlestown is a dream come true. If you’re up by the Monument or near to the Mystic River or looking out on the water from your apartment or condo in the Navy Yard,...

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Police Briefs 09-29-2011

September 29, 2011
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09/19/11 – Disorderly Person As a result of a disturbance on Main Street, two individuals were taken into custody and charged with being a disorderly person. 09/20/11 – Drug Possession As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of Medford Street a suspect was placed under arrest and charged with possession...

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Obituaries 09-29-2011

September 29, 2011
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Daniel Bradley Of Plum Island, formerly of Charlestown Daniel P. Bradley of Exeter Way, Plum Island, formerly of Charlestown, died on Sept. 22 at Mass. General Hospital in Boston. He was 73 years old. Born in Somerville on Jan. 18, 1938, son of the late Daniel P. and Mary (Gilfoyle) Bradley, he worked as...

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Tips from Tom

September 22, 2011
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Tips from Tom

What a great moment for Charlestown’s Andrew McLaughlin, 13, shown with Patriots superstar Tom Brady taken at Copley Place Tuesday.

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Jenny’s Giving ‘Backpacks’ to the Charlestown Community

September 22, 2011
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Jenny’s Giving ‘Backpacks’ to the Charlestown Community

Sue, Joey and Charlotte Lacey presented Tom MacDonald of Harvest on the Vine over 30 backpacks filled with school supplies to be distributed to children in need in Charlestown.  This is the third year of the Jenny’s backpack program.   “We want all children to be able to start the school year with the...

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The Rocking Chair’s Journey

September 22, 2011
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As the reds and yellows of fall begin to replace another summer, I am reminded of a piece which appeared in the Charlestown Patriot during the summer of 1983. The story was influenced by the feelings that I hold for a small New Hampshire cottage that became part of my family’s life some forty...

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Car -free Week

September 22, 2011
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September 22nd, has become Car-Free Day in great metropolitan centers of population and business throughout the world. The intention of the car-free holiday is to inspire the use of mass transit, and forms of transportation other than those relying exclusively on the internal combustion engine. Boston and Massachusetts has taken Car-Free-Day a step further....

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The Walk Against Cancer

September 22, 2011
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More than 9,000 men, women and children – and many from Charlestown -  converged on the Back Bay on Sunday as participants in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk Against Cancer took place As usual, it was a huge success honoring friends, family, co-workers, and patients facing all forms of cancer. Over the past...

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Charlestown Youth Soccer News

September 22, 2011
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Girls U14 Medford 1, Charlestown 0 The Charlestown Girls U14 team traveled to Medford for their second game of the season this Saturday.  The team played hard and was unfortunate not to walk away from the game with at least a draw. Captains Caroline Adducci and Bryn O’Hara led the Townies onto the field...

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Obituaries 09-22-2011

September 22, 2011
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John Carney Sr. Retired Electrician John G. Carney Sr., of Winthrop and Miami, Florida, formerly of Charlestown, died at the Chelsea Soldiers Home on Sept. 17. He was 93 years old. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Old Charlestown School Boys Association, a former longtime social...

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Police Briefs 09-22-2011

September 22, 2011
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09/13/11 – Drugs As a result of an investigation by officers on Medford Street drugs were seized and an individual was issued a citation for possession of marijuana. 09/14/11 – Breaking and Entering, Non-residence Officers responded to First Avenue and observed damage to the front door of a local establishment. Further investigation revealed someone...

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Howie Long Recognized as ‘Hometown Hero’

September 16, 2011
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Howie Long Recognized as ‘Hometown Hero’

In a well-attended dedication ceremony, National Football League Hall of Famer Howie Long was recognized as the first-ever recipient of a “NFL Hometown Hero” award.  According to George Veras, director of the “Hometown Hero” program for the NFL, “This unveiling is the first of its kind as part of a national campaign to re-connect...

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A Positive Reflection 9/11 Remembrances Healthy for Our Nation

September 16, 2011
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Following the dignified nationwide slate of memorials that were held to commemorate the lives of the dead and the sacrifice they made on September 11, 2001, many of us are left with the palpable feeling that we are a good and decent nation, with a good and decent people. It was also a day...

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The Expanded Gaming Bill: Legislation Should be Passed

September 16, 2011
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The House of Representatives will be voting on the expanded gaming bill this week. It is a good bill, despite the pandering to other interests that caused the Boston Globe to write an ill-advised editorial denouncing the bill last week. The expanded gaming bill will help every city, town and neighborhood in this Commonwealth....

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Charlestown Youth Soccer News

September 16, 2011
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GU14-Girls: Charlestown 1, Malden 0 The Charlestown Girls U14 team started their fall season on the beautiful fall Saturday with a 1-0 win over Malden.  Townie captains for the game were Caroline Adduci and Jasmine Nijjar.  Isabelle Charbonnier and Lauren Sweeney each played goalie for half the game and made some great saves keeping Malden...

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Obituaries 09-15-2011

September 16, 2011
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Paul Yeramian Former Charlestown resident Paul J. Yeramian, a former resident of Charlestown, died September 7 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 64 years old. Mr. Yeramian was born Dec. 11, 1946 in Somerville, son of the late Joseph and Anna (Stewart) Yeramian. He was a disabled US Army veteran of the...

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