Police Briefs 10-20-2011

October 20, 2011
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10/10/11 – Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerouse Weapon A victim on Walford Way reported that, while dropping of a fare, a group of teens approached his cab at which time one of them produced a paint ball gun and fired several projectiles at his taxi. Suspects fled prior to police arrival....

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Obituaries 10-20-2011

October 20, 2011
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Agnes O’Neil Lived a life of courage, sweetness and nobility Agnes (Furlong) O’Neil of Charlestown died peacefully Oct. 16. She was 92 years old. She lived a life of courage, sweetness and nobility. She was a loving mother who gave everything she had to those she loved. Born April 17, 1919 on Ferrin Street...

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USS Stephen W. Groves in Charlestown

October 13, 2011
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USS Stephen W. Groves in Charlestown

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Cathedral Shuts out Charlestown

October 13, 2011
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Cathedral Shuts out Charlestown

The Cathedral High Panthers came to town last Friday evening and left with a 32-0 shutout win over Charlestown. The Townies are 3-2 and take on Dorchester High at White Stadium this Friday after­noon. Cathedral is rolling at 5-0.

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Ready to Hit The Ice

October 13, 2011
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Ready to Hit The Ice

Four new Charlestown Youth Hockey players are ready for the season. Shown from left are members of the CYHA Mite B team: Eamon and Colm Vraibel, Brayden Fitzpatrick and Cole Mansfield. CYHA Mite B. The Charlestown rink is due to open on Oct. 22.

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Great Friends and Teammates

October 13, 2011
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Great Friends and Teammates

Members of the Charlestown Youth Soccer Association GU10-1 team Alta Godfrey, Lucie King and Katie Evans.

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Ashley Goldman to Appear on Dancing with the Stars

October 13, 2011
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Ashley Goldman to Appear on Dancing with the Stars

Ashley Goldman of Charlestown and her partner Ron Garber will be competing in a special competition Oct 17 on the television show Dancing with the Stars. Six couples ages 17 to 21 were chosen from national auditions held this summer to compete in the Battle of the Ballroom.  After Monday night’s competition, three couples...

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Charlestown Neighborhood Council to Hold Elections

October 13, 2011
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is conducting the election for its 7 Precinct seats on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, West School St., Charlestown. Nomination papers are currently available at the Charlestown Public Library or electronically from any current member of the CNC. Candidates for these seats must be residents of Charlestown, must...

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Stopping the Protesters at the Gates to Town

October 13, 2011
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Last weekend, the Dewey Square protesters occupying Boston’s business district packed up their possessions and moved en masse toward the entrance to the Charlestown Bridge but were stopped at the gates to Charlestown on the North End side of the bridge by Boston Police. This time, it was a close call. But what happens...

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Police Briefs 10-13-2011

October 13, 2011
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09/20/2011 – Drug Arrest As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area of Medford Street a search warrant was executed that resulted in the arrest of three individuals, drugs were seized and a 45. Cal. Handgun recovered. 10/04/2011 – Breaking and Entering, Residence Victim on Chelsea Street reported that when she...

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Sports 10-13-2011

October 13, 2011
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GU14  Charlestown 0, Melrose 2 The Charlestown GU14 team played an excellent game Saturday against Melrose at home in Charlestown.  The Townies outplayed Melrose with their quick short passes back and forth and carried the ball up the field taking many shots on the Melrose net.  Townie captains for the game were Maeve Shea...

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Obituaries 10-13-2011

October 13, 2011
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Robert ‘Boston Bob’ Alix Longtime employee of Howes Leather Robert F. “Boston Bob” Alix of Ridgway, PA, formerly of Boston’s West End, died suddenly on Oct. 3. A U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, he was a longtime employee of Howes Leather Co. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Theresa...

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BFD Dedicates New Fire Boat in Charlestown

October 6, 2011
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BFD Dedicates New Fire Boat in Charlestown

The Boston Fire Department dedicated their new 70’ high speed aluminum fire boat on Sept. 29 by the Residence Inn, Charlestown. This boat was built over the past year in Kingston, Ontario Canada by MetalCraft Marine at a cost of $4,211,019.00. It replaced a 39 year old fire boat now in use. This boat...

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Kick off the Halloween Season at the Charlestown Branch Library

October 6, 2011
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Kick off the Halloween Season at the Charlestown Branch Library

The Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library presents Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America’s Fright Night with Lesley Bannatyne on Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St Halloween Nation is the first book to delve into the popular culture of 21st century Halloween through the eyes and...

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Charlestown Live

October 6, 2011
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Charlestown Live

This week’s Charlestown Live program on BNN-TV will begin a new era as the show moves forward after the untimely death of host Peter Looney in August. On Thursday, Oct. 6, Kathy Giordano, host/producer, will introduce three new, exciting hosts to the viewers: Al Carrier, Diane Grant and Dan Ryan.  They will continue to...

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Friendly’s Files for Bankruptcy; Charlestown Location to Close

October 6, 2011
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Charlestown’s Friendly’s is being closed, it has been revealed. The doors are now locked and everyone working there has lost their job. Friendly’s officials said it is one of 30 underperforming locations to be closed in Massachusetts. The company has filed for bankruptcy in order to reorganize itself, to streamline the operation and to...

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The Demise of Friendly’s

October 6, 2011
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The Charlestown Friendly’s will be one of 63 being shut down by the company which has filed for bankruptcy. This comes as very troubling news to many in this neighborhood, and to us, as Friendly’s has been a part of the local scene for decades. It would be almost impossible to find a kid...

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Walmart in Boston

October 6, 2011
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Mayor Menino does not want Walmart operating in Boston. He believes the retailing giant is just that, a giant whose ability to wipe out smaller store owners far outdoes any good that it does as a provider of jobs and cheaper prices for working people. He has a point. The point is well taken....

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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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