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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Replacing Jack Kelley

May 25, 2011
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The mayor needs to find a solid replacement for his man in the neighborhood Jack Kelley, who is leaving his position to seek other opportunities in his life. As the mayor’s man in Charlestown – that is, as the mayor’s representative in Charlestown – he does as the mayor wishes. This means his replacement...

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Sports 05-19-2011

May 25, 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 roll students...

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Obituaries 05-19-2011

May 25, 2011
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Francis P. Keane Of Charlestown Francis P. “Brother” Keane died on May 14. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Addison) Keane. Father of Francis P. Keane, Jr. and the late Sharon Marino. Brother of Edward Keane, Peggy Melanson, Nancy Jackson and the late Bonnie Sacco and Kay Cadigan. Beloved grandfather of...

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Spring Sports State Tourney Hopefuls

May 24, 2011
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BASEBALL: The Brewster Academy Bobcats (11-1), led by slugger Aaron Titcomb, continue to steamroll and are one of the elite Prep School teams in New England…Reardan Sweeney’s Everett High School squad (10-2, ranked #14) continue to turn heads and are a strong contender in the Greater Boston League… The O’Bryant School (7-5) is in...

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Warren-Prescott Students Sing their Way to $10,000 for Music Education

May 12, 2011
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Warren-Prescott Students Sing their Way to $10,000 for Music Education

-Special to the Patriot-Bridge Similar to many schools across the country, Warren-Prescott Elementary School in Charlestown, Mass. has suffered severe budget cuts, resulting in music and arts program disruption. After learning about the opportunity to win $10,000 toward its school’s music program, the elementary school’s vocal group created, performed and videotaped an original mash-up...

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John ‘Jack’ Duffy will be the Chief Marshal of the 2011 Battle of Bunker Hill Parade

May 12, 2011
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John ‘Jack’ Duffy will be the Chief Marshal of the 2011 Battle of Bunker Hill Parade

-Special to the Patriot-Bridge The Battle of Bunker Hill Parade Committee proudly announces that the Chief Marshal of the 2011 Parade will be John R. “Jack” Duffy. Jack is a lifelong resident of Charlestown. He and his late wife, Dorothy (McCormack), raised five children, four girls and a boy. They have 10 grandchildren and...

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Mayor Seeks to Stabilize Cable Television Rates

May 12, 2011
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City of Boston residents are like hostages in captivity when it comes to rate setting for the cable companies. Comcast is the only real show in town, with something like 175,000 ratepayers in Boston and no real competition of any kind to make a difference when it comes to setting rates every year. During...

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Summer Softball Signups

May 12, 2011
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The Charlestown CYO girls softball program will hold registration on Thursday, May 12 at the Mishawum Hall (95 Dunstable Street) from 6 to 8 p.m.  Fees for the program are $50 per player.  Any questions please contact Jim Hayes at 617-869-0728, or Jack Schievink at 617-201-4507.

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Help Keep Me in the “Loop”

May 12, 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

May 12, 2011
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Eighth-grader Myer Segal achieved High Honors at the Warren Prescott School…Nolan Carrier (Headmaster’s List), Matthew Johnson (First Honors) and Yu “Jacky” Wang (Second Honors) were recognized for academic achievement at Malden Catholic…

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Little League News

May 12, 2011
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For the latest up-to-date information, as well as standings and stats, go to the Charlestown Little League website at www.leaguelineup.com/Charlestown-l-l.  There is also a photo album icon on the main menu which contains more than a hundred individual and action photos of the players. At the Major League level, emerging Teamster’s ace Anthony Bolger...

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“Townie” Sports Update

May 12, 2011
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Brewster Academy first baseman Aaron Titcomb has emerged as the team’s closer.  Noted for his blazing fastball, Titcomb is four-for-four in save opportunities and has notched 12 strikeouts in his last 6 innings of relief.  He is also among Brewster’s leaders in RBIs and batting average…St. Clement junior Joe Codair blasted a home run...

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Police Briefs 05-12-2011

May 12, 2011
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05/03/11 – Larceny in a Building A victim on Rutherford Avenue reports someone took a laptop computer from his desk. Video footage is available. Detectives will investigate. 05/03/11 – Violation of Auto Laws As a result of a motor vehicle stop on Alford Street an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor...

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Obituaries 05-12-2011

May 12, 2011
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J. Ruth Thornell Charlestown resident J. Ruth (McLaughlin) Thornell of Charlestown died on May 6. She was 86 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick J. Thornell; beloved sister of the late John L. McLaughlin Jr.; loving aunt of Jean Burg and her husband, Edward, and their children, Eric and...

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Park Dedication Attracts Throng for Peter Looney

May 5, 2011
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Park Dedication Attracts Throng for Peter Looney

By Joshua Resnek An enormous crowd packed the new Peter Looney Park on Union Street Saturday morning for the official dedication of the new children’s playground and open space hideaway next to the skating rink. People from all walks of life attended the event, which highlighted the life and times of Mr. Looney, who...

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Peter Looney Park a dedication to remember

May 5, 2011
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The dedication of Peter Looney Park Saturday morning was a moment to savor – for here was the modern neighborhood of Charlestown out in force to say thank you to one of their own. It was a fitting celebration of the opening of a small urban space dedicated to a man who personifies what...

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Osama Bin Laden

May 5, 2011
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Some people are questioning (although we not exactly sure why) whether or not Osama bin Laden was armed when he was killed by brave Navy Seals who attacked him in his Pakistani hideaway. Those asking such a question forget that this was a man who on 9/11 committed 3,000 acts of homicide – and...

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Police Briefs 05.05.2011

May 5, 2011
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04/25/11 – Drugs As a result of an investigation in the area of Old Ironsides Way an individual was issued a citation for possession of marijuana. 04/25/11 – Assault and  Battery, Knife Officers responded to a radio call for a man stabbed on Vine Street. Upon arrival they observed a male suffering from stab...

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Obituaries 05.05.2011

May 5, 2011
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Ann Silva Charlestown resident Ann M. (Carpenter) Silva of Charlestown died  peacefully at home on April 27 surrounded by her family. She was 65 years old. The beloved wife of Joseph Silva, she was the loving mother of Joey Silva and his wife, Vanessa, of Woburn, and Chris Silva of Charlestown; sister of Jackie...

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