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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Police Briefs 09-15-2011

September 16, 2011
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09/05/11 – Breaking and Entering, Residence A victim on Winthrop Street stated that someone broke into his home and stole a laptop computer.it appears the suspect(s) gained entry by pushing in a screen on the kitchen window. Detectives are investigating. 09/08/11 – Investigate Property Officers responded to Old Ironsides Way for a breaking and...

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14th Annual Art in the Park Set for This Saturday, Sept.10

September 9, 2011
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14th Annual Art in the Park Set for This Saturday, Sept.10

Art in the Park, sponsored by the Artists Group of Charlestown, is considered one of New England’s finest “out door” art events with artists from Boston and beyond. The Artists’ Group of Charlestown is proud to announce the 14th Annual ART in the PARK 2011 to be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10...

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Boston National Historical Park Will Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11

September 9, 2011
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Boston National Historical Park Will Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11

To honor the memory of the men and women who were killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, National Park Service Rangers will place 3000 flags on the grounds of the Bunker Hill Monument and offer historical talks every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept, 11,...

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CHAD Tennis Wraps Up a Successful Summer Season

September 9, 2011
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CHAD Tennis Wraps Up a Successful Summer Season

CHAD Tennis Club hosted its first summer program since CHAD took over the management of the Stillman Tennis Center this past December. The CHAD Tennis Program is one of those rare gems located within our neighborhood yet many of us fail to realize the extent of this treasure found within the humble facility –namely...

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September 11th Memorial Event

September 9, 2011
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Please join the Friends of City Square Park, the Charlestown Mothers Association and the Gardens for Charlestown along with elected officials, local clergy and representatives of the Boston Fire Department on Sunday Sept. 11, at noon in City Square Park.  We will be remembering those lost on this, the tenth anniversary of that tragic...

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Obituaries 09-08-2011

September 9, 2011
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Grace Daley Retired Medical Secretary Grace B. (Brennan) Daley of South Boston, formerly of Somerville and Everett, died at the Marion Manor Nursing Home, South Boston on September 3.  She was 94 years old. She was born in Worcester and was a longtime resident of Everett before moving to Somerville and later to the...

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Ten Years After

September 9, 2011
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For those of us living in Massachusetts, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has a special significance because they began here early on the morning of a beautiful day. All of us awakening that day in September ten years ago believed it was just another day. The terrorists began at Logan Airport....

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September 11th Memorial Event

September 1, 2011
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September 11th Memorial Event

Please join the Friends of City Square Park, the Charlestown Mothers Association and the Gardens for Charlestown along with elected officials, local clergy and representatives of the Boston Fire Department on Sunday Sept. 11, at noon in City Square Park.  We will be remembering those lost on this, the tenth anniversary of that tragic...

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Q and A with Congressman Mike Capuano

September 1, 2011
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Q and A with Congressman Mike Capuano

Congressman Mike Capuano represents Charlestown. He remains, after all these years, outspoken, independent and avowedly wed to the needs of the voters of this district. The following is a Q&A with Congressman Capuano conducted earlier this week with Josh Resnek of the Patriot-Bridge. Question: Your feeling about the economy today. Are we in a...

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Barry Playground Opening Set for September 10

September 1, 2011
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino will join Charlestown residents to unveil more than $860,000 in improvements to Barry Playground on Saturday, September 10, at 9 a.m. Located at 41 Medford Street, the opening of Barry Playground highlights the Mayor’s commitment to the parks and open spaces in Charlestown.  The total design and construction cost for...

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The End

September 1, 2011
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Summer was almost over, the five of us walked down Pearl Street towards the big Mystic River, we had our towels over our shoulders and we decided to go for a swim at Dewey Beach. It was the fifties and Dewey beach had seen a lot of better days; the beach was littered with...

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Hurricane Irene

September 1, 2011
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Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show. She never came to dinner nor stay around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, diminished by half of what she was...

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Sports 09-01-2011

September 1, 2011
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Help keep me in the loop With the Fall high school sports season fast approaching, if a parent has any info/photo of their child participating in a sport (soccer, volleyball, football etc.) or recreational activity (elementary school, high school, college, or otherwise), please E-Mail me at bunkerhillbillie@aol.com and I will be sure to include...

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Obituaries 09-01-2011

September 1, 2011
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William Coyman Charlestown resident William P. “Billy” Coyman of Charlestown died suddenly on Aug. 23. A retired member of Teamsters Union Local 25, he was a member of the Halligan Club and the Cronin Club. He was the beloved father of William G. Coyman of California and Johanna Coyman of Lowell; cherished grandfather of...

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Read Boston Storymobile Makes a Stop at Bunker Hill

August 25, 2011
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Read Boston Storymobile Makes a Stop at Bunker Hill

The Navy Yard Children’s Quarter Day Care children and staff including (left to right) Kristine Smith, Dixie Stanislaus, and Paulina Vaca were engaged by Boston National Historical Park Ranger Merrill Kohlhofer at ReadBoston’s Storymobile special appearance at the Bunker Hill Lodge.

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USS Constitution to Set Sail on 2012 Forever Stamp

August 25, 2011
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USS Constitution to Set Sail on 2012 Forever Stamp

In 2012, the U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp featuring USS Constitution, the most famous ship of the War of 1812. With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812, a two-and-a-half year conflict with Great Britain that many Americans later came to view as the nation’s...

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Triple Play? House and Senate Report Out on Gambling Bill; Gov. Patrick Offers his Conditional Approval

August 25, 2011
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As expected, the House and the Senate have agreed on legislation for expanded gambling and have reported it out from committee and have made it available to the public in an action taken Tuesday by House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray. Governor Deval Patrick said he approved of the legislation and...

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The Neighborhood Loses One of its Great People

August 25, 2011
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Charlestown and this neighborhood is more than the sum of its long history and its Federalist architecture. Charlestown, above all, is about people. Always has been. Always will be. The death of Peter Looney takes from this neighborhood one of its significant people, who had a great effect at everything he did here –...

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