Peter Looney Dedication Ceremony

April 14, 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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Spring Sports “Townies”

April 14, 2011
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BASEBALL (Varsity):  Aaron Titcomb, Brewster Academy; Reardan Sweeney, Everett High School; John Posada, O’Bryant School; (Junior Varsity) Ozzie Guerrero, Latin Academy. SOFTBALL:  (Varsity) Bevin Donovan, Latin Academy; Brigid Roy, St. Clements; Kacie Kelly, Mt. St. Joseph; Kayla DeRosa, Latin Academy; Jennifer Hayes, Matignon; Kiersten Kelly, Mt. St. Joseph; Brittany McLaughlin, Latin Academy; (Junior Varsity)...

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Little League Pitching Clinics Underway

April 14, 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 6:30-7:30 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 important role...

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Jimmy Powers

April 14, 2011
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Jimmy gave me odd jobs to do around his house; there was a bathroom that needed renovating, a cellar that needed to be reframed, and chores on a things-to-do list that homeowners never seem to get around to completing.  I was recently unemployed and he was glad to keep me busy until I was...

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Police Briefs 04-14-2011

April 14, 2011
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04/04/11 – Vandalism A victim reported to officers that, while driving on Main Street, three unidentified suspects yelled at her then one of them threw a brick through the rear window of her car. No suspects were located at this time. 04/06/11 – Robbery During the late hours of April 6 and the early...

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Obituaries 04-14-2011

April 14, 2011
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Charles Fee Of Watertown, formerly of Charlestown Charles E. “Charlie” Fee of Watertown, formerly of Sudbury and Charlestown, died peacefully on April 10 after a brief illness. Born in Charlestown, he especially enjoyed working outdoors and with his hands. He was an avid walker and looked forward to meeting with friends and neighbors along...

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A View of Pier 5 in the Navy Yard Business Innovation Center Proposed for Pier

April 7, 2011
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A View of Pier 5 in the Navy Yard Business Innovation Center Proposed for Pier

-By Luke O’Neill A business innovation center is one proposal being floated for Charlestown’s long-vacant Pier 5 in the Navy Yard. Several other development proposals for the prized pier are expected to roll in as the Boston Redevelopment Authority plans to issue a request for proposals in the coming weeks.   The prime but...

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Repairs Discussed at the Bunker Hill Monument Interior Improvement Meeting

April 7, 2011
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-By Billy Galvin On Wednesday, March 30, the National Park Service (NPS), in coordination with the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) held a public hearing at the Bunker Hill Museum to discuss the up-coming interior repairs to the Bunker Hill Monument. NPS Superintendent Cassius Cash opened the meeting by emphasizing that the NPS is dedicated...

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The Olive’s Rehabilitation, Costly, Time Consuming

April 7, 2011
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Olive’s has been and will always be a Charlestown institution of the modern era of this neighborhood. The first day Todd English opened the doors to Olive’s 25 years ago everyone who eats out at finer restaurants took notice. Unlike many restaurants who open with rave reviews, run a few years and then decline,...

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Sports 04-07-2011

April 7, 2011
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“Nana’s Angels” fundraiser On Saturday, April 30, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Team “Nana’s Angels” will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  This is the fourth consecutive year Team “Nana’s Angels” will participate in the Avon Walk and, with the help of the Charlestown community, have provided over...

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Obituaries 04-07-2011

April 7, 2011
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Katherine Lincoln-Messina Charlestown resident Katherine ‘Kate’ Lincoln-Messina of Charlestown died on March 27. She was 66 years old. She was the devoted mother of Jason A. Messina and his wife, April, of Lowell; loving sister of Walter Lincoln of Connecticut, Eleanor Barbuto and Mary Lincoln, both of Winchester, Rose Lincoln-Mullane of Charlestown, the late...

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Boys & Girls Club Looks to get Families Involved

March 31, 2011
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Boys & Girls Club Looks to get Families Involved

Director reflects on his first year, looks to the future -By Luke O’Neill Greg Jackson may not look like your typical executive director – and perhaps that’s a good thing. On a recent visit to the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, Jackson sported a royal-blue, long-sleeved Polo rugby shirt, the kind with the big...

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Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard Hold Winter Warm Up

March 31, 2011
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Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard Hold Winter Warm Up

Special to the Patriot-Bridge The Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard (Friends) held its annual Winter Warm Up on March 10 at Parris Landing in the Navy Yard.  The event was attended by more than 150 people from all over Charlestown.  Members and guests enjoyed the festive environment and food catered by the Navy...

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CNC Seeks to fill Non-profit Seats

March 31, 2011
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is seeking to fill two vacant non-profit organization seats on its 21 member advisory board. Non-profit organizations are individually selected by the elected members of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council for a term of two years, taking office in the odd year. The selected organizations will appoint Charlestown residents as their representatives to...

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Census Show Charlestown has been Growing Steadily

March 31, 2011
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-By John Lynds Charlestown’s population has been growing steadily for the past two decades according to new figures released by the U.S. Census Department with the Asian and African American population growing while the white and Latino population remains steady. As of 2010 Charlestown’s population is 16,439 an increase of 1,244 people when only...

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Library Closing Sunday not Befitting a Great City

March 31, 2011
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The trustees of the Boston Public Library have submitted a budget for the coming year which includes closing the Boston Public Library in Copley Square on Sundays as a money saver. According to the library trustees, it costs $243,000 annually to keep the library open on Sundays. Although the trustees released no statistics, it...

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Radiation from Japan

March 31, 2011
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Forgive us if we are less than buoyed with good feeling by hearing from our public officials who check such things that radiation from the badly damaged Japanese nuclear reactors has been found in rain that has recently fallen in New England. We hear our public officials telling us not to worry, the radiation...

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Spring Cleaning

March 31, 2011
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The city begins its annual weekly street cleaning extravaganza this week. Everyone is reminded to pay close attention to postings and to signage indicating where street cleaning is to occur and at what time. To do any less is to put your automobile and state of mind at risk.

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Sports 03-31-2011

March 31, 2011
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Bobby D. anniversary Mass Debbie DeCristoforo, Bobby’s sister, would like to pass the word in Charlestown that the first Anniversary Mass for Bobby D. will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m. at St. Stephen Church on Hanover Street in the North End. Peter Looney Playground On Saturday, April 30 at 10...

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Obituaries 03-31-2011

March 31, 2011
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John Reveliotis Assistant Clerk Magistrate of Suffolk Superior Court John F. Reveliotis of Charlestown died on March 25. He was 66 years old. The Assistant Clerk Magistrate of Suffolk Superior Court, he was a member of Bunker Hill Associates and the Superior Court Clerks Association. He was the devoted and loving husband of 16...

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Sen. DiDomenico Visits Golden Age Center

March 24, 2011
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Sen. DiDomenico Visits Golden Age Center

Senator Sal DiDomenico visited the senior centers of Charlestown last Thursday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.    Senator DiDomenico is picturedwith his son Sal and members of the Golden Age Center.

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Charlestown HS Air Force JROTC

March 24, 2011
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Charlestown HS Air Force JROTC

On Tuesday Charlestown HS Air Force JROTC hosted a contingent of five RAF cadets visiting from England. The day began with the visitors joining Major Chaisson, the ROTC commander,to experience an American classroom. It was a fun activity where all the students learned about ROTC, school, and culture in England and both sides got...

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CNC Seeks Meeting with Capuano on Rutherford Avenue Project

March 24, 2011
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CNC Seeks Meeting with Capuano on Rutherford Avenue Project

By Luke O’Neill Much like rush-hour traffic around Sullivan Square, the proposed reconstruction of the rotary and Rutherford Avenue appears snarled. After a couple years, several public meetings and a community consensus to remove the Rutherford Avenue underpasses and make a surface road, U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano recently expressed his concerns about the...

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Aggressive Spring Cleanup Program Enacted as Severe Winter Comes to an End

March 24, 2011
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Special to the Patriot-Bridge Mayor Thomas M. Menino recently launched an early start to an aggressive spring cleanup effort, dispatching Clean Teams to city neighborhoods after a winter in which Boston experienced severe weather and unprecedented snowfall.   The Mayor has directed city agencies and departments to work together and engage residents to implement a...

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