Obituaries 06-16-2011

June 23, 2011
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Katherine Kennedy Mass. Department of Revenue retiree Katherine P. Kennedy of Charlestown died on June 10. She was 82 years old. A retired Clerk for the Commonwealth of Mass Department of Revenue, she was the beloved daughter of the late Theresa (Monagle) and James Kennedy and the devoted sister of the late John T....

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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

June 16, 2011
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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

One of our photographers grabbed this historic shot Thursday morning of Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara exiting the charter plane at Logan Airport while hoisting the Stanley Cup into the air. A small group of fans were there to cheer on the team as they arrived back in Boston just after 8:30 a.m. on...

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A Look at Boston from Bunker Hill

June 9, 2011
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A Look at Boston from Bunker Hill

Bunker Hill Day 2011

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Author James L. Nelson, Monument Orator at Bunker Hill Day Commemorative Exercises

June 9, 2011
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The Bunker Hill Day Commemorative Exercises, sponsored by James W. Conway Bunker Hill Post 26, The American Legion, under the auspices of the city of Boston, will be held on Thursday morning, June 17.  These ceremonies will mark the 236th anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill. The program, according to Committee Chairman Arthur...

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Sports 06-09-2011

June 9, 2011
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Help keep me in the “loop” 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...

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Bunker Hill Day

June 9, 2011
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The Battle of Bunker Hill stands for heroism against impossible odds. It also marks a moment in history when America – not yet the United States of America – stood up against the power and might of the British Empire and shouted out to the world: “We’re not going to take subjugation anymore –...

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Police Briefs 06-09-2011

June 9, 2011
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05/30/11 – Violation of Auto Laws A victim on Carney Court reported that her car was taken without her permission. As a result of an investigation, a suspect was placed under arrest in Dorchester. 06/01/11 – Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, a Rock Officers on patrol in the area of...

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Obituaries 06-09-2011

June 9, 2011
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Rose M. Perotti Lifelong Charlestown resident Rose M. Perrotti died on June 5, she was 84 years old. She was the loving  sister-in-law of Josephine Perrotti, sister of the late Concetta Gray, Jaffrey Perrotti Sr. and Eleanor Micarone. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Cecelia Edwards, Ralph Gray, Roseann Guarino, Victor...

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‘Old Ironsides’ Commemorates Memorial Day

June 3, 2011
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‘Old Ironsides’ Commemorates Memorial Day

Visitors watch from USS Constitution’s pier as the ship fires a 21-gun salute from her saluting battery (cannon) to commemorate Memorial Day.

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The Cellular Connection Celebrates Grand Opening

June 3, 2011
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The Cellular Connection Celebrates Grand Opening

-Special to the Patriot-Bridge The Cellular Connection (TCC), the largest Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer in the United States, recently opened a new store in Charlestown, marking its second entry into the Boston-area market. The new store, located at 25 Austin St. in the Bunker Hill Mall, offers customers the ultimate experience in interactivity while...

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Warren-Prescott Begins Ecuador Sister School Project

June 3, 2011
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-Special to the Patriot-Bridge Warren-Prescott School teachers will be working with teachers in Ecuador this summer to help establish a sister school program in the country’s capital city, Quito. “By establishing a long lasting relationship with another urban school in a different culture we hope to provide all our students with an understanding of...

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Much to Look Forward To

June 3, 2011
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It was an America at peace with itself this long Memorial Day weekend. The kick-off to the Summer of 2011 went smoothly in New England and here in the Greater Boston area where the weather finally, fully, wonderfully cooperated, sending tens of thousands to our beaches and into the streets of our neighborhoods for...

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Sports 06-02-2011

June 3, 2011
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Help keep me in the “loop” 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...

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Obituaries 06-02-2011

June 3, 2011
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Joseph Plunkett Of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown Joseph T. Plunkett of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown, died on May 27. He was 80 years old. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of The Somerville American Legion Post #388, a retired Member of Teamsters Union Local 25 and a former...

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Ribbon Cutting Official Grand Opening at Grasshopper Café

June 3, 2011
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Ribbon Cutting Official Grand Opening at Grasshopper Café

-By Joshua Resnek The Grasshopper Café, the newest and best addition to the Charlestown culinary scene, began operating in January. It is, arguably, the best and the only true to life, real time breakfast place in this neighborhood (unless you want to consider Friendly’s as a breakfast place). It is also a lunch stop...

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Six Harvard-Kent Students Awarded $1,000 Scholarships

June 3, 2011
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Six Harvard-Kent Students Awarded $1,000 Scholarships

The Harvard-Kent Elementary School has a very unique program that honors scholars and leaders annually and this year’s program was extra special.  On Thursday, May 12 six students were awarded $l,000 scholarships in the sixth annual ceremony.  The total awarded since the Harvard-Kent Leadership and Scholarship Partnership was founded is $36,000.  The funds are...

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Sports 05-26-2011

June 3, 2011
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Help keep me in the “loop” 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...

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Memorial Day 2011

June 3, 2011
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For those who have lost a son or a daughter, a father or a mother, a dear friend or even a neighbor to the ravages of war, Memorial Day is a time to remember and to celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us. The battles that take the lives of...

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Police Briefs 05-26-2011

June 3, 2011
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05/20/11 – Open/Gross Lewdness A victim reported that, while walking near Rutherford Avenue and Sullivan Square, a silver sports utility vehicle pulled up next to her. Thinking the driver had a question she looked over.  The suspect then raised his hips exposing himself to her before driving off. 05/19/11 – Larceny A victim on...

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Obituaries 05-26-2011

June 3, 2011
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Helen ‘Marcy’ Gauthier Of Somerville and Charlestown Helen M. “Marcy” Gauthier of Somerville and Charlestown died on May 18. She was the daughter of the late Lester and Mary H. (MacDonald) Gauthier; granddaughter of the late Harry and Mary MacDonald; loving sister of Marie V. Murphy and the late Frank J. Gauthier; niece of...

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Charlestown Launches into its Boating Season

May 25, 2011
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Charlestown Launches into its Boating Season

-By Luke O’ Neill The hum of traffic droned on nearby on the Charlestown Bridge. The clanging and dinging of boat masts rang throughout Constitution Marina. Water gently lapped boats’ bows. On one boat, the jibber-jabber of Boston sports radio somehow seemed less abrasive than usual. On the same boat, Kevin McManus, 41, of...

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Mayor’s Aide Jack Kelley Moving On

May 25, 2011
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-By Joshua Resnek One of the mayor’s most popu­lar and hard working aides in the neighborhoods of Boston, Jack Kelley, is moving on. Kelley, who grew up in Charlestown and who has worked for the mayor in Charlestown almost 5 years as his liaison, told the Patriot-Bridge last week that he is leaving his...

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The Rain

May 25, 2011
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Two years ago, there was no sun, no warmth, no beach no nuthin as some would tend to say around here about a spring that never arrived and a summer that was absent without leave. Two years ago, it rained so much and so often that the spring was obliterated and there were no...

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