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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Obituaries 06-23-2011

June 23, 2011
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Francis Saccardo Retired Mass. State Court House Officer Francis J. Saccardo of Hampton, N.H, formerly of Charlestown, died recently. He was 80 years old. A US Army veteran of The Korean War, he was a member of The Conway/Bunker Hill Post 26 American Legion, Bunker Hill Council 62 Knights of Columbus and a retired...

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Bunker Hill Day Commemorative Exercises to be Held June 17

June 23, 2011
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Bunker Hill Day Commemorative Exercises to be Held June 17

The public is cordially invited to attend the Bunker Hill Day Commemorative Exercises, which will be held on Thursday morning, June 17. The program will begin with an Ecumenical Service at 9 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church, 313 Bunker Hill St. Following the service, guests, militia, veterans, auxiliary, military, musical units and...

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188th Annual Meeting of the Bunker Hill Monument Association to be Held June 17

June 23, 2011
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The 188th annual meeting of the Bunker Hill Monument Association will be held on Thursday, June 17, at noon at the Battle of Bunker Hill Museum auditorium, 43 Monument Square. Enter through the Monument Avenue entrance. The agenda will include the receiving of annual reports, guest speaker J. L. Bell, author of “Behold, the...

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Bunker Hill Day

June 23, 2011
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The gray skies have gone. The sun is out again. It is a good time to reflect about Bunker Hill Day – and about our lives. As Americans, we have much to be thankful for – and we must, as Dylan Thomas wrote, begin at the beginning when we think about what has come...

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Charlestown Youth Soccer Update

June 23, 2011
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GU12-1 Charlestown 3 — Medford 3 The Charlestown Girls U12-1 team ended their amazing season with a tie against Medford at home.  The girls ended up in 3rd place for their division with 4 wins, 4 ties, and 2 losses.  The Charlestown girls U12-1 team moved up from an 8th place finish in the...

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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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