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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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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