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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The Fourth of July 2011

June 30, 2011
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This July 4 marks the 235th year of American Independence. It is a worthy occasion noting the anniversary of one of the great days in world history in all of time. If you are the type who appreciates history the 235th anniversary of anything is a major occasion. For instance, the Harvard graduation which...

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Cherish Our History so it is not Lost Forever

June 23, 2011
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Cherish Our History so it is not Lost Forever

Speech by James L. Nelson Monument Orator, June 17, 2011 I would like to thank The American Legion’s James W. Conway Bunker Hill Post 26, the Boston National Historical Park and the Bunker Hill Monument Association for the terrific honor they do me in asking that I present the oration on this, the 236th...

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Bunker Hill Day Commemorative Exercises Held on June 17

June 23, 2011
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Bunker Hill Day Commemorative Exercises Held on June 17

Commemorating the honored dead at Bunker Hill The morning of June 17 saw modern-day patriots gather at the top of Bunker Hill to remember those patriots who fought and died in this town on Saturday, June 17, 1775.  This day marked the 236th anniversary of the first pitched battle of the Revolutionary War, as...

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The Bruins are Champions and so too is the City of Boston

June 23, 2011
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Some sports purists and civil libertarians said they felt let down by Boston’s official response to the Bruin’s Stanley Cup victory last week. They were miffed because crowds weren’t allowed to get out of hand on the night of the victory or to roam freely throughout the city burning cars and breaking windows and...

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Help Keep Me in the Loop

June 23, 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

June 23, 2011
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Congratulations to St. Anslem graduates Alexa Hingston (Sociology), Christina Marx (Nursing) and Siobhan Marx (Sociology).  Alexa and Christina were also named to the Dean’s List…Graduating from Curry College were Luiz Duque, Colleen McGillicuddy, Vanessa Zottola and William Langan.  Langan was also named to the Dean’s List, along with Venida Gray and Joseph Twomey…Mohamed Adan...

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“Townie” Sports Update

June 23, 2011
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Jackson McGonagle recently completed his baseball season at the Taft School in Watertown CT, where he was the starting catcher and led his team in stolen bases.  Jackson, a two-way starter for the football team and an Honor Roll student, was also voted captain for the 2012 baseball season…Brewster Academy sensation Aaron Titcomb helped...

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Little League News

June 23, 2011
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The Board of Directors for Charlestown Little League would like to express their sincere appreciation to the 99 Restaurant, Senator Sal DiDomenico, the Boston Police Department (K-9 Officer Sean Williams, Sergeant Tom Lema, Officer Bob Luongo and Officer Christine Vraibel), Friendly’s Restaurant, Engine 32 and Ladder 9, Representative Gene O’Flaherty, former City Councilor Mike...

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My Alabama Trip

June 23, 2011
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For the first time since 1967, I visited my mother Rosia Mae’s hometown of Russellvile, Alabama.  In total, seventeen Kellys, Dagles and Houlihans made the trip and in the neighboring town of Phil Campbell, my Uncle Roy Davis hosted a spectacular barbeque complete with all the trimmings.  Many of my relatives had gathered there...

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Decisions, Decisions…

June 23, 2011
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The stress associated with coping with life’s incessant grind can sometimes be overwhelming.  Whoever said “don’t sweat the small stuff” certainly knew what they were talking about but, unfortunately, many of us do “sweat the small stuff.”  Self-inflicted sleep deprivation, uncontrollable snack consumption, clicker paralysis and selective human engagement are defense mechanisms that, in...

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Police Briefs 06-23-2011

June 23, 2011
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06/13/11 – Disorderly As a result of a radio call to Eighth Street, an individual was taken into custody and charged with being a disorderly person. 06/15/11 – Shots Fired Officers responded to Walford  Way for a report of shots fired. As a result of the initial investigation four 9 mm shell casings were...

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Obituaries 06-23-2011

June 23, 2011
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Francis Saccardo Retired Mass. State Court House Officer Francis J. Saccardo of Hampton, N.H, formerly of Charlestown, died recently. He was 80 years old. A US Army veteran of The Korean War, he was a member of The Conway/Bunker Hill Post 26 American Legion, Bunker Hill Council 62 Knights of Columbus and a retired...

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Bunker Hill Day Commemorative Exercises to be Held June 17

June 23, 2011
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Bunker Hill Day Commemorative Exercises to be Held June 17

The public is cordially invited to attend the Bunker Hill Day Commemorative Exercises, which will be held on Thursday morning, June 17. The program will begin with an Ecumenical Service at 9 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church, 313 Bunker Hill St. Following the service, guests, militia, veterans, auxiliary, military, musical units and...

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188th Annual Meeting of the Bunker Hill Monument Association to be Held June 17

June 23, 2011
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The 188th annual meeting of the Bunker Hill Monument Association will be held on Thursday, June 17, at noon at the Battle of Bunker Hill Museum auditorium, 43 Monument Square. Enter through the Monument Avenue entrance. The agenda will include the receiving of annual reports, guest speaker J. L. Bell, author of “Behold, the...

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Bunker Hill Day

June 23, 2011
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The gray skies have gone. The sun is out again. It is a good time to reflect about Bunker Hill Day – and about our lives. As Americans, we have much to be thankful for – and we must, as Dylan Thomas wrote, begin at the beginning when we think about what has come...

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Charlestown Youth Soccer Update

June 23, 2011
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GU12-1 Charlestown 3 — Medford 3 The Charlestown Girls U12-1 team ended their amazing season with a tie against Medford at home.  The girls ended up in 3rd place for their division with 4 wins, 4 ties, and 2 losses.  The Charlestown girls U12-1 team moved up from an 8th place finish in the...

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Obituaries 06-16-2011

June 23, 2011
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Katherine Kennedy Mass. Department of Revenue retiree Katherine P. Kennedy of Charlestown died on June 10. She was 82 years old. A retired Clerk for the Commonwealth of Mass Department of Revenue, she was the beloved daughter of the late Theresa (Monagle) and James Kennedy and the devoted sister of the late John T....

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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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