Police Briefs 08-11-2011

August 11, 2011
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08/02/2011 – Drug Possession Members of the District A-1 Drug Control Unit arrested a suspect on Chelsea Street on a drug offense. After a motor vehicle stop and further investigation, the suspect was arrested and charged with drug possession. 08/02/2011 – Disorderly While at the Charlestown Mall on Austin Street an officer encountered the...

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Sports 08-11-2011

August 11, 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 08-11-2011

August 11, 2011
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Thomas Stack Retired Purchasing Agent Thomas F. Stack of Quincy, formerly of Charlestown, died on Aug. 3 surrounded by his six children. He was 91 years old. Born on March 15, 1920, the son of Thomas Francis Stack and Anne (Murray) Stack, he graduated from the High School of Commerce in Boston in 1937...

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William ‘zeke’ Marsden Playlot Opening

August 5, 2011
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William ‘zeke’ Marsden Playlot Opening

Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined Charlestown residents to unveil $281,000 in improvements to Cook Street Playground. Located at the corner of Cook and Hill streets, the opening of Cook Street Playground highlights the Mayor’s commitment to the parks and open spaces in Charlestown. Improvements included two new play structures, seating, lighting and plantings.  The...

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Dr. Domenic Amara Becomes Superintendent for BPS Middle Schools

August 5, 2011
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Dr. Domenic Amara Becomes Superintendent for BPS Middle Schools

The Warren-Prescott School Community is proud and saddened that Dr. Domenic Amara has been appointed as the Boston Public Schools’ Academic Superintendent for K-8/Middle School.  Amara served as the Principal at the Warren-Prescott for 21 years. He has led the school through major transformations with his “Persist & Prevail” motto.  He leaves a legacy...

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Readboston Storymobile to Visit Bunker Hill Monument

August 5, 2011
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Readboston Storymobile to Visit Bunker Hill Monument

The ReadBoston Storymobile will make a special appearance at Charlestown’s famous Bunker Hill Monument as part of a week of special events on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m.  This inaugural visit to the Monument will feature stories read by a park guide dressed as an 18th-century Boston colonist, ever-popular and knowledgeable National Park...

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Local Kids Set Sail for Spectacle Island with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

August 5, 2011
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July 27, 2011, Boston, MA. On July 20th and 21st, Over 30 youth from The Boys and Girls Club of Charlestown set sail from Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion for a hands-on program to learn about Boston Harbor’s marine environment and Spectacle Island’s unique treasures through Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s All Access Boston...

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Default Debate

August 5, 2011
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There are more than a few residents of this neighborhood who are facing default of one kind or another. From experience, they know how difficult it is to reach a point in their financial lives when they must consider letting go of payments they have been struggling to make. Defaulting on a mortgage or...

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Police Briefs 08-04-2011

August 5, 2011
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07/25/11 – Warrant Arrest Officers on Main Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Chelsea Court warrant. 07/26/11 – Receiving Stolen Property As a result of an investigation on McNulty Court, officers will seek a warrant charging an individual with receiving stolen property, a bicycle. 07/27/11 – Breaking and Entering, Residence A...

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Obituaries 08-04-2011

August 5, 2011
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Paul Toomey Proud to be a “Townie” Paul J. Toomey of Bridgewater, formerly of Hyde Park,  Stoughton and Charlestown, died after a brief illness. He was 82 years old. The son of the late Frank and Celia (Bowen) Toomey, he grew up in Charlestown and was a graduate of Charlestown High School. He served...

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Gins New Chapter with 72nd Commanding Officer

Gins New Chapter with 72nd Commanding Officer

The USS Constitution changed commanding officers in a July 22 ceremony that was held on board the ship in Charlestown. Cmdr. Matt Bonner relieved Constitution’s 71st Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Tim Cooper of command in a turnover that drew more than 300 guests. “It is a distinct honor and very humbling to take command of...

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Go Fish! Mobile Food Truck Serves Tasty Treats in the Navy Yard

July 28, 2011
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Last Friday, Chef David Stein made the first of what he hopes to be many lunchtime openings of his food truck Go Fish! in the Navy Yard.  By the corner of Fifth Street and First Avenue, the brand-new and brightly colored truck raised its grate to serve delicious, mostly seafood offerings. The truck was...

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Looking at a Harsh Reality

July 28, 2011
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On September 8, Sal DiMasi will stand in a Federal Courtroom and have a sentence pronounced upon him. It will be, by a wide margin, the worst moment of his life. And for those of us who consider him a friend and a good guy, it is a horrible moment coming that is quite...

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Police Briefs 07-28-2011

July 28, 2011
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07/18/11 – Larceny A victim on Dunstable Street reported that unknown person(s) stole his black Peace Sports scooter from in front of his residence. 07/19/11 – Bank Robbery Officers responded to Rutherford Avenue for a bank alarm. Bank tellers confirmed the bank had in fact been robbed. A description of the suspect was broadcast...

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Sports 07-28-2011

July 28, 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 07-28-2011

July 28, 2011
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Donna Hartung Retired Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff Donna M. (Hennessey) Hartung of Revere, formerly of Charlestown, died on July 24. She was 63 years old. Born in Somerville on August 4, 1947 to the late Joseph and Frances (Cunha) Hennessey, she grew up in Charlestown where she attended Boston Public Schools and graduated from...

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Repairing History

July 21, 2011
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Repairing History

USS Cassin Young proudly displays her colors as she sits in the drydock next to USS Constitution while repairs are made to the hull. The WWII era 2,050-ton Fletcher-Class destroyer is still open to the public while in drydock.

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Mayor to Attend Cook Street Playground Opening

July 21, 2011
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino will join Charlestown residents to unveil more than $280,000 in improvements to Cook Street Playground on Thursday, July 28, at 1:30 p.m. Located at 15 Hill Street, the opening of Cook Street Playground highlights the Mayor’s commitment to the parks and open spaces in Charlestown. Improvements included two new play...

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The Backhouse and Other Summer Thoughts

July 21, 2011
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Each year, when the summer months of June, July, and August roll around, I am reminded of the early summers of my life.  Until I was fifteen years of age, I spent all of my summers at my Uncle Tom’s camp in Wilmington.  Although the camp was located more than a mile from the...

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The Heatwave

July 21, 2011
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It used to be in the old days that neither heat nor snow and ice had much effect on us as a people. Whatever happened happened and how we dealt with it, inevitably, was a matter of how serious the weather conditions got. Sometimes there was sufficient warning about what was heading our way...

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Sports 07-21-2011

July 21, 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 07-21-2011

July 21, 2011
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William ‘Soupy’ Campbell Member of Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association William D. “Soupy” Campbell of Charlestown died on July 15. He was 74 years old. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of The Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association and The Teamsters Union Local # 25. The beloved husband of Anne M. (Almeida-Doherty) Campbell, he...

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Police Briefs 07-21-2011

July 21, 2011
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07/12/11 – Attempted Breaking and Entering, Non-residence Officers responded to Austin Street for an attempted breaking and entering report. The manager showed officers that the glass front door had been broken in a spider web pattern but did not give way. No entry was made. Video of incident will be given to the A-1...

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Recent Events for The Harvard-kent Scholars

July 14, 2011
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Recent Events for The Harvard-kent Scholars

The Harvard-Kent Leadership and Scholarship Partnership club members were treated to special activities within the past few weeks.   The club membership is composed of six students each year who receive a $1,000 scholarship because of their work in the school including good effort, grades, citizenship and leadership in their grade level.  The scholarship funds...

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