The Backhouse and Other Summer Thoughts

July 21, 2011
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Each year, when the summer months of June, July, and August roll around, I am reminded of the early summers of my life.  Until I was fifteen years of age, I spent all of my summers at my Uncle Tom’s camp in Wilmington.  Although the camp was located more than a mile from the...

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The Heatwave

July 21, 2011
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It used to be in the old days that neither heat nor snow and ice had much effect on us as a people. Whatever happened happened and how we dealt with it, inevitably, was a matter of how serious the weather conditions got. Sometimes there was sufficient warning about what was heading our way...

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Sports 07-21-2011

July 21, 2011
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Help keep me in the loop If a parent has any info/photo of their child participating in a sports 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 the info/photo in a column.  I’d also love to hear about any honor...

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Obituaries 07-21-2011

July 21, 2011
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William ‘Soupy’ Campbell Member of Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association William D. “Soupy” Campbell of Charlestown died on July 15. He was 74 years old. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of The Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association and The Teamsters Union Local # 25. The beloved husband of Anne M. (Almeida-Doherty) Campbell, he...

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Police Briefs 07-21-2011

July 21, 2011
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07/12/11 – Attempted Breaking and Entering, Non-residence Officers responded to Austin Street for an attempted breaking and entering report. The manager showed officers that the glass front door had been broken in a spider web pattern but did not give way. No entry was made. Video of incident will be given to the A-1...

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Recent Events for The Harvard-kent Scholars

July 14, 2011
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Recent Events for The Harvard-kent Scholars

The Harvard-Kent Leadership and Scholarship Partnership club members were treated to special activities within the past few weeks.   The club membership is composed of six students each year who receive a $1,000 scholarship because of their work in the school including good effort, grades, citizenship and leadership in their grade level.  The scholarship funds...

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Charlestown Preservation Society Announces Two $1,500 Student Scholarship Awards in 2011

July 14, 2011
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Charlestown Preservation Society “CPS” is committed to the preservation of historic buildings and landmarks that make Charlestown a unique and important repository of our national heritage.  CPS has also sought to demonstrate that historic preservation and economic growth can harmoniously co-exist.  The Society has worked to ensure the vitality and quality of life in...

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The Dead of Summer

July 14, 2011
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It is the dead of summer, that moment in our lives and in the life of the summer when there is as much summer in front of us as behind us. For those of us who love the heat, who love the summer, who wait for it all winter and who yearn for it...

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Police Briefs 07-14-2011

July 14, 2011
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07/06/11 – Assault and Battery Victim on Cambridge Street stated to officers that, as a result of a traffic dispute, he was punched in the face by the driver of a car who felt the victim had cut him off. Officers were provided with a plate number of the suspect vehicle and will investigate....

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Obituaries 07-14-2011

July 14, 2011
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John Thomas Casey Of Quincy, formerly of Charlestown John Thomas Casey of Quincy died on July 7. Born in Newport, RI, he lived for many years in Charlestown and Brookline before moving to Quincy where he lived for the past 15 years. He worked for Boston & Maine Railroad for 35 years in the...

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State May Close Charlestown Court

July 14, 2011
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The state’s top judges have told Governor Deval Patrick they want to close the Charlestown Court and ten other courthouses across the state in order to save money. They also told the governor that he should stop hiring judges because the court system can’t afford to hire the support staff necessary to validate their...

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Traffic Advisory: North Washington Street Bridge Lane Reduction Beginning July 12

July 8, 2011
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Traffic Advisory: North Washington Street Bridge Lane Reduction Beginning July 12

The Boston Transportation Department has been informed that the Boston Public Works Department will be instituting a temporary lane reduction on the North Washington Street Bridge beginning on Tuesday, July 12. Deck repair work will necessitate the closing the west (inbound) lanes of the bridge each evening beginning at 7 p.m.  The east (outbound)...

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A Summer Day in the City

July 8, 2011
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It was a hot humid mid-July day and the five of us were going for a swim at the little Mystic; provided it was high tide – swimming was out of the question at low tide on the river. We swam most of the time on the Terminal Street side of the Mystic, we...

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City Square Park Friends Deserve Vote of Thanks

July 8, 2011
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The Friends of City Square Park, arguably one of the most treasured of Charlestown’s public spaces, is the recipient of a Department of Conservation and Recreation Matching Fund Program grant. The Friends contributed $10,000 which was matched with a $20,000 contribution which totals $30,000. The funding will be used for Park renovations and upgrades....

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Whitey Bulger

July 8, 2011
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Now that Whitey Bulger is back in town, the media is having a field day heralding his return and labeling him as the alleged leader of the Irish Mob in Boston. Now Whitey has a lawyer. We’re paying for his representation as he doesn’t have any money – at least not in a savings...

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Help Keep Me in the Loop

July 8, 2011
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If a parent has any info/photo of their child participating in a sports 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 the info/photo in a column.  I’d also love to hear about any honor roll students or scholar athletes, or...

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Honor Roll Call

July 8, 2011
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Sophie Afdhal, daughter of Dr. Nezam Afdhal and Dr. Clare Tempany-Afdhal, and Ashley Goldman, daughter of Howard and D’Arcy Goldman, graduated from the Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.  Sophie will matriculate at Franklin and Marshall College while Ashley will enroll at Emerson College…Chelsea Webber (Biopsychology), Meghan Lucy (Nursing), Lucy Gross (Nursing)...

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Little League News

July 8, 2011
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With the summer tournament season officially in full swing, why not come out and cheer on our Little Leaguers.  The District 9 All Star team has already begun play and on July 9 at Joseph Moakley Field in South Boston, the annual Mayor’s Cup for 9 year-old and 10 year-old teams kicks off.  There...

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The Knights of Columbus Hall

July 8, 2011
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It is a place as hallowed as any; filled with unforgettable moments that have touched the lives of so many “Townies.”  Anthony’s Dream, Daughters of Isabella, Chief Marshall Banquet, Charlestown Business Associates, Old Schoolboys, Life Focus Center, Neighborhood Council, youth sports organizations and Special Townies all call it home.  Reunions, fundraisers, wedding receptions, political...

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Obituaries 07-07-2011

July 8, 2011
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Emily Howell Charlestown resident Emily A. (Green) Howell of Charlestown died peacefully with dignity and courage on July 6 surrounded by her loving family. She was 96 years old. The daughter of the late Frank and Caroline (Doyle) Green, she was the sister of the late Francis Green and Albina O’Leary; beloved wife of...

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City Square Park Recipient of DCR Matching Funds

June 30, 2011
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City Square Park Recipient of DCR Matching Funds

The Friends of City Square Park partnered with the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Partnerships Matching Funds Program. The matching grant program allowed the Friends to contribute $10,000, which was matched by $20,000 from DCR for a total of $30,000 to be used towards the Park renovation and upgrades.  The project, which will clean...

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CMA gives $6,000 in Scholarships to Charlestown Residents

June 30, 2011
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CMA gives $6,000 in Scholarships to Charlestown Residents

The Charlestown Mother’s Association (CMA) is pleased to announce this year’s CMA scholarship winners.  This year, the applicant pool was our strongest ever, and the scholarship committee found it challenging to select from so many talented applicants.  In the end, we decided this year to award a total of five college scholarships to Charlestown...

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Sports 06-30-2011

June 30, 2011
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If a parent has any info/photo of their child participating in a sports 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 the info/photo in a column.  I’d also love to hear about any honor roll students or scholar athletes, or...

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Obituaries 06-30-2011

June 30, 2011
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Kathleen Adams Of Revere, formerly of Charlestown Kathleen A. Adams of Revere, formerly of Charlestown and Chelsea, died on May 24. She was the beloved daughter of the late Earl and Christine (Harower) Adams; sister of Marion Hart of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, and the late Beatrice McNelley, Irene Ricupero and James and Charles...

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