Obituaries 12-01-2011

December 2, 2011
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Samuel Poole Formerly of Charlestown Samuel Poole of Revere, formerly Charlestown, died on Nov. 24. A US Marine Corps veteran, he was the loving father of Samuel A. Poole of Revere and Stephen Poole of Somerville; dear brother of Margaret Zarella and Joanne Fitzgerald, both of Methuen, Eleanor Foley of Charlestown, Steven Poole of...

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Evening Stroll

November 23, 2011
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Evening Stroll

Doug Wolcik and Sara Riegler out for a walk in the unusual November warmth near the Warren Tavern on Main Street.

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Charlestown Live’s Kathy Giordano is a Friendly Face Around Town

November 23, 2011
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Charlestown Live’s Kathy Giordano is a Friendly Face Around Town

Born-and-bred Charlestown resident Kathy Giordano is likely one of the nicest individuals you will ever meet. Many know Giordano as the co-host of Boston Neighborhood Network’s (BNN) Charlestown Live. Others may know her from her founding and leadership of the Charlestown Women’s Club, her former community relations work at the Boston Elderly Commission, or...

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Former Charlestown Student Honored at Steppingstone Gala

November 23, 2011
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Former Charlestown Student Honored at Steppingstone Gala

Bruna Lee, a former student at the Edwards Middle School and resident of Charlestown, was the featured speaker earlier this month at The Steppingstone Foundation’s annual gala.  Bruna was recognized for her achievements and perseverance as a Steppingstone Scholar. A free afterschool and summer academic program, The Steppingstone Academy prepares academically motivated students for...

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Fantastic Finish for Crusaders

November 23, 2011
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Fantastic Finish for Crusaders

The Charlestown Crusaders (fifth and sixth graders) of the North Shore Youth Football League, pictured above, became the first-ever “Townie” team to play in the league championship game. Despite losing to heavily-favored Peabody, the Crusadersfinished the season with a 7-3 record and were sen­sational ambassadors for the Charlestown Youth Football League program.

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Serving Up Smiles and Thanksgiving Dinner at Harvest on Vine

November 23, 2011
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This Thanksgiving, 450 Charlestown families received baskets overflowing with holiday meal staples from St. Mary – St. Catherine of Siena’s Harvest on Vine Food Pantry. Turkeys, stuffing, cranberry sauce, potatoes, pies, bakery rolls, and even tin pans were extended to families so that they could prepare their own holiday meals. “This is the biggest...

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Police Briefs 11-23-2011

November 23, 2011
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11/15/11 – Drug Possession As a result of a drug investigation on Medford Street, an individual was placed under arrest for possession of a Class B controlled substance. 11/16/11 – Breaking and Entering, Non-residence Officers responded to First Avenue for a reported breaking and entering. Upon arrival they observed the front window of the...

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Thanksgiving 2011

November 23, 2011
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The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and we begin to wonder – where has the year gone and my, isn’t it flying by? What has it brought us and do we have anything to give thanks for? For those of you reading this, you should be grateful for having been given another year of...

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Obituaries 11-23-2011

November 23, 2011
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Michael Bellino Of Lynn, formerly of Charlestown Michael Bellino of Lynn, formerly of Charlestown, died unexpectedly on Nov. 10. He was the loving son of Barbara (Nardone) Bellino of Everett and Richard Bellino of Charlestown; beloved brother of Joseph Bellino of Braintree, Richard Bellino of New Hampshire, Patricia Bellino of Maine, Karen Jacobs of...

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Night Life

November 17, 2011
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Night Life

Charlestown at night is something to behold as shown in this stunning shot by photographer Shawn Black.

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Healing Through Words

November 17, 2011
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Healing Through Words

Last Thursday, award-winning author and Vietnam War veteran Tim O’Brien addressed students, staff, veterans and other guests in a Bunker Hill Community College lecture hall in honor of Veterans Day and the college’s student veterans. In his 45-minute address, O’Brien, 65, talked about his writing and wartime experiences, and how both were invariably linked....

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Joanne Massaro, First Female Public Works Commissioner

November 17, 2011
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Joanne Massaro, First Female Public Works Commissioner

Joanne Massaro never expected to become the commissioner of Boston’s Public Works Department. But not only did she assume the role after serving as Public Works’ interim commissioner from January to July of 2010, she became the first woman to do so. “It wasn’t on my radar,” Massaro said of the position. “I didn’t...

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Proposed Changes for Rutherford Ave, Sullivan Square

November 17, 2011
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There is no disagreement about the need for improvement to the area of Charlestown along New Rutherford Avenue. The 1950’s style highway includes an underpass – part of which has been closed for over a year, and a large traffic circle in Sullivan Square, that has been deemed the cause of many accidents. The...

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Don’t Be Alone on Thanksgiving

November 17, 2011
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Come on down to the Legion Hall. A special day of sharing begins Wednesday evening, Nov. 23, along about 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 23 Adams St. It is then that the preparations begin for Thanksgiving dinner as the stuffing is made, potatoes and vegetables are peeled, turkeys are readied and tables...

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Joanne Massaro

November 17, 2011
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Charlestown resident Joanne Massaro isn’t just the first women to lead the city of Boston Department of Public Works. She is the first leader of the DPW to bring it more fully into the 21st Century. And she has done this with hard work, intelligence and with the full support of Mayor Thomas Menino...

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The Expanded Gambling Bill

November 17, 2011
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The House and the Senate have passed the expanded gambling bill and it will likely be signed into law by the governor later this week. This is the good news. The bad news is that government experts are predicting it could take 3-5 years before we have an operating casino generating tax dollars and...

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Obituaries 11-17-2011

November 17, 2011
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Walter Gordon Owned Jenny’s Pizza Walter ‘Butch’ Gordon of Charlestown died on Nov. 6. A US Navy veteran of the Korean War and the late owner of Jenny’s Pizza, he was the beloved husband and best friend for 49 years of Geraldine (Francis) Gordon; devoted father of Cheryl Lynn Gordon of South Carolina, Shannon...

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Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

November 14, 2011
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Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

As Veterans Day arrives this year there is no doubt that many events will take place to honor all the men and women who have served our country. Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day which commemorated the end of the First World War but eventually became a day to pay tribute to...

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St. John’s Episcopal Begins New Chapter

November 14, 2011
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St. John’s Episcopal Begins New Chapter

Late last month, Reverend Tom Mousin was welcomed into the St. John’s Episcopal Church community with a service of institution and a celebration of new ministry. Inside the stately dark granite church, built in 1840 and nestled in the crook of Devens Street and Old Rutherford Ave, parishioners, clergy, community members, and the new...

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Election 2011: Murphy Returned; Flaherty Denied

November 14, 2011
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The big surprise of Tuesday’s election was former city councilor and mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty. He was not returned to office. Voters throughout the city, and in Charlestown, voted more for Council President Steven Murphy than for former councilor Flaherty. “I am pleased and humbled with the results. I am grateful to all my...

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The Election

November 14, 2011
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The Patriot-Bridge does not endorse candidates for public office. However, that does not stop us from feeling pleased about election results. We are pleased that Council President Steven Murphy kept his seat and that former city councilor and candidate for mayor Michael Flaherty is not going to return. This isn’t about disliking Flaherty who...

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Charlestown Youth Soccer News

November 14, 2011
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GU10-1 Charlestown 3, Wilmington 2 The GU10-1, the Shamrock Shooters, ended their extraordinary season by beating the first place Wilmington team with a score of 3-2.  The entire season was filled with tenacity and heart, allowing for the team to finish strongly in second place. Throughout the season the level of play significantly improved,...

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Obituaries 11-10-2011

November 14, 2011
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Sue “Sammie’ Montgomery Charlestown resident Sue A. “Sammie” Montgomery of Charlestown died on November 7. She was 63 years old. She was the beloved daughter of the late Rose (Murphy) and George “Monty” Montgomery; sister of the late Robert Montgomery; sister-in-law of Rita Kountz of Wellesley; niece of the late Marion Murphy, James, Edward,...

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A Haunting in Charlestown

November 3, 2011
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A Haunting in Charlestown

The 26th Annual Charlestown Children’s Halloween Parade that was sponsored by the Charlestown Mothers Association was a huge success that brought out many in costume including tCharlestown residents Diane Valle and Bruce Garr.

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