Alexa Hingston

May 5, 2011
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In what will more than likely end up as a Hall of Fame St. Anslem’s hockey career, Alexa Hingston provided her parents (Jimmy and Andrea) with plenty of lifelong memories.  However, in addition to her high school and collegiate achievements, Alexa’s academic accomplishments were just as noteworthy. I’ve been blessed to have had Andrea...

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Joan Crowley

May 5, 2011
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If there are statistics kept in Charlestown for the all-time women’s softball leader in hits, runs and (OK) errors, surely Joan Crowley’s name would appear near the top of every category.  She is not the most talented player, but without question, is one of the greatest in “Townie” women’s softball history. Much like Carl...

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Sharlene Stearns Cahill

May 5, 2011
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Pick a sport.  Swimming, track, basketball, softball, heck even rope-climbing, it doesn’t matter, Sharlene can do it all.  A natural athlete, she starred in the Charlestown Olympics, held at the Community Center facility in 1980, finishing in the “Top 5” in seven of the eight events. Sharlene currently serves as Co-President of the Little...

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Park to be Named After Townie Activist Peter Looney

April 29, 2011
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Park to be Named After Townie Activist Peter Looney

Official ceremony to be held this Saturday -By Tim Conway Although there may be a few Charlestown residents who don’t know Peter Looney by name or by face,  there are hardly any who can escape the effects of his good work, whether they know it or not. Looney’s many years of community service and...

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Boys & Girls Club Names Quinlan Locke its Youth of the Year

April 29, 2011
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Boys & Girls Club Names Quinlan Locke its Youth of the Year

“A hobby of mine is helping people out,” 18-year-old Charlestown Club member Quinlan Locke said. Whether applying his hobby at the Club, in the community, at school or with his family, Quinlan always strives to look out for the person in need. At the Club Quinlan mentors younger members in technology skills in the...

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Remembrance: Thanks, Jack

April 29, 2011
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-By Charlie McGonagle They came to the Keohane Funeral parlor in Quincy to say goodbye to a man who had been their coach and their mentor, but more importantly, he had been their friend.  He had come into their world when they were younger, so young, in fact, that many had no idea in...

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Spotlight on Peter Looney

April 29, 2011
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As most people around here already know, Peter Looney, will shortly be honored with the naming of a playground after him in this neighborhood, which has been his life. The plaque will be unveiled Saturday at ceremonies where the Union Street Playground will officially be named Peter Looney Park. The neighborhood’s newest and best...

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Sports and then Some…

April 29, 2011
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-By Kevin E. Kelly Little League Parade set for Saturday Charlestown Little League will celebrate their 53rd season with the annual parade this Saturday (April 30).  Players are asked to gather with their teammates and coaches at Hayes Square, adjacent to the Harvard-Kent School, between 8 and 8:15 a.m.  After completion of the parade...

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Youth Basketball Report

April 29, 2011
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GAME RESULTS Monday, April 4 CHAD, 22 — Jenny’s, 7 Olivia Browning, 13 — Johnnie’s, 9 Major League Semi-Final Game Results: Citizen’s, 31 – CMA, 30 Citizen’s, 33 — Sal LaMattina, 23 Wednesday, April 6 Haven by LHD, 23 — Citizen’s Bank, 21 Charlestown Youth Basketball 2011 Season Round-Up by Karen Sullivan and Ginny...

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Lemon Aid

April 21, 2011
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Lemon Aid

The Children’s Quarters preschool class celebrated the Week of the Young Child by hosting a Lemonade Stand outside the center on April 14 at the corner of First Avenue and Eighth Street in the Navy Yard.   The lemonade was given away free, but donations were gratefully accepted for the children in Japan who...

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Paul Revere Comes to Charlestown

April 21, 2011
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Paul Revere Comes to Charlestown

-By Ken Stone On the beautiful Monday morning of April 18 City Square Park was crowded with people of all ages to enjoy a short visit by an actor on a horse playing Paul Revere.  The historic ride by Paul Revere to Lexington and Concord started in Charlestown and the reenactment occurs once a...

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Area A-1 sees 24-percent Reduction in Violent and Property Crimes for ‘11

April 21, 2011
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-By Dan Murphy Area A-1, which includes Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Chinatown and downtown, has experienced a 24-percent reduction in violent and property crimes to date in 2011, compared with last year, police said. Between Jan. 1 and April 4, 569 incidents of Part One crime were reported as opposed to 745 in the same...

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Crime Statistics tell a Story

April 21, 2011
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In this neighborhood, there are the occasional inconveniences of our automobiles being broken into, stolen or keyed by thoughtless kids. There is also the occasional burglery into our homes or condominiums or into our apartments by thieves who sometimes succeed in stealing some of our treasured possessions. And there are the occasional visits police...

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The Easter Holiday a Time for Reflection and Joy

April 21, 2011
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Just about everything has changed in our lives during the past few decades. Nothing is the way it used to be anymore. Easter, however, remains the year’s most hopeful holiday for Christians everywhere, bringing together family and friends for a great Easter dinner and the children for the search for eggs. Easter in Charlestown,...

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Peter Looney Dedication Ceremony

April 21, 2011
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On Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m., there will be a dedication ceremony at the playground on Union Street (adjacent to the hockey rink) to officially name the park in honor of Peter Looney. Peter has spent most of his adult life working tirelessly to improve the quality of life in our community, most...

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Help Keep Me in the Loop

April 21, 2011
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If you know of a “Townie” who is participating in a sports or recreational activity (elementary school, high school, college, or otherwise), please E-Mail me at bunkerhillbillie@aol.com with the information and/or photographs and I will be sure to include them in a column.  I’d also love to hear about any honor roll students or...

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“Nana’s Angels” Fundraiser

April 21, 2011
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On Saturday, April 30, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on West School Street, Team “Nana’s Angels” will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  In the four years that Team “Nana’s Angels” has participated in the Avon Walk, they have raised – with the help of the Charlestown community...

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“Townies” Sports Update

April 21, 2011
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The Charlestown Youth Soccer success story continues to amaze.  After two weeks of play, 7 of the 8 “Townie” girls and boys travel teams have already notched points…Word is that the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club swimming team performed incredibly at the National Swimming Championships held in Florida…Hats off to Gym Director Derek Gallagher...

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Play Ball!!!

April 21, 2011
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With the advent of the 53rd Charlestown Little League season, I can’t help but reminisce about my years as a Little Leaguer.  My dad spent an inordinate amount of time with me and my older brother Denny (and as many kids that could fit into his red Dodge Dart) helping us improve our hitting...

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Little League Pitching Clinics Underway

April 21, 2011
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Former Bucknell University pitcher and Patriot League All Star Scott Perry will conduct pitching clinics for players 10-12 years-old every Wednesday at the Major League diamond from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  The purpose of the clinics is to develop technique, improve game-situation strategy, and establish training/conditioning fundamentals. Last year, Perry’s pitching instruction played an...

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Police Briefs 04-20-2011

April 21, 2011
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04/12/11 – Trespassing Officers on Bunker Hill Street placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no trespass order. 04/13/11 – Warrant Arrest Officers on Dunstable Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Malden Court warrant charging drug possession and larceny. 04/13/11 – Violation of Auto Laws As a result of...

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Obituaries 04-20-2011

April 21, 2011
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Mario R. Tognarelli Lifelong Charlestown resident Mario  R. Tognarelli, lifelong Charlestown Townie died on April 19, after a long illness. He was son of the late Romano and Flavia (Matelli) Tognarelli, beloved Husband of 46 years to Florence E. (Dunbar) Tognarelli. Loving Father of Michael R.”Toggy” Tognarelli of Charlestown and the late Joseph A. Tognarelli....

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Opening Day for Charlestown Youth Soccer

April 14, 2011
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Opening Day for Charlestown Youth Soccer

Girls Under-12 (Division 4B) Charlestown 3, Billerica 0 By Jen Ruhle, Dave Jacoby and Karen Gentis The “Townies” showed great spirit as well as enthusiasm on opening day and it sure didn’t look as if it was the first game of the season.  While the game started off pretty even, Charlestown continually improved their...

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Remembrance: Judge Mary M. Brennan, 91

April 14, 2011
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Remembrance: Judge Mary M. Brennan, 91

The Honorable Mary M. (Murphy) Brennan, Esq., First Justice of Charlestown District Court, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, died on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Woburn Nursing Center in Woburn following an extended illness. She was 91 years old. Mary was born in Boston on December 13, 1919 to Irish immigrant parents Cornelius and...

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