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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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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