Spring Cleaning

March 31, 2011
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The city begins its annual weekly street cleaning extravaganza this week. Everyone is reminded to pay close attention to postings and to signage indicating where street cleaning is to occur and at what time. To do any less is to put your automobile and state of mind at risk.

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Sports 03-31-2011

March 31, 2011
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Bobby D. anniversary Mass Debbie DeCristoforo, Bobby’s sister, would like to pass the word in Charlestown that the first Anniversary Mass for Bobby D. will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m. at St. Stephen Church on Hanover Street in the North End. Peter Looney Playground On Saturday, April 30 at 10...

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Obituaries 03-31-2011

March 31, 2011
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John Reveliotis Assistant Clerk Magistrate of Suffolk Superior Court John F. Reveliotis of Charlestown died on March 25. He was 66 years old. The Assistant Clerk Magistrate of Suffolk Superior Court, he was a member of Bunker Hill Associates and the Superior Court Clerks Association. He was the devoted and loving husband of 16...

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Sen. DiDomenico Visits Golden Age Center

March 24, 2011
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Sen. DiDomenico Visits Golden Age Center

Senator Sal DiDomenico visited the senior centers of Charlestown last Thursday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.    Senator DiDomenico is picturedwith his son Sal and members of the Golden Age Center.

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Charlestown HS Air Force JROTC

March 24, 2011
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Charlestown HS Air Force JROTC

On Tuesday Charlestown HS Air Force JROTC hosted a contingent of five RAF cadets visiting from England. The day began with the visitors joining Major Chaisson, the ROTC commander,to experience an American classroom. It was a fun activity where all the students learned about ROTC, school, and culture in England and both sides got...

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CNC Seeks Meeting with Capuano on Rutherford Avenue Project

March 24, 2011
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CNC Seeks Meeting with Capuano on Rutherford Avenue Project

By Luke O’Neill Much like rush-hour traffic around Sullivan Square, the proposed reconstruction of the rotary and Rutherford Avenue appears snarled. After a couple years, several public meetings and a community consensus to remove the Rutherford Avenue underpasses and make a surface road, U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano recently expressed his concerns about the...

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Aggressive Spring Cleanup Program Enacted as Severe Winter Comes to an End

March 24, 2011
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Special to the Patriot-Bridge Mayor Thomas M. Menino recently launched an early start to an aggressive spring cleanup effort, dispatching Clean Teams to city neighborhoods after a winter in which Boston experienced severe weather and unprecedented snowfall.   The Mayor has directed city agencies and departments to work together and engage residents to implement a...

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Bunker Hill Day Forever

March 24, 2011
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There has been much talk about Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day and about whether or not they are legitimate holidays. That question arises in Suffolk County because these two holidays are exclusively Suffolk County holidays and have been since 1941. These holidays have been called an insult to taxpayers by some senators and...

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Collier Corrals “super 8” Title for Lancers

March 24, 2011
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Capping off a storybook campaign, junior superstar Brendan Collier drove to the net with a Herculean move through two defensemen to score the game-winning goal in overtime, clinching the prestigious “Super 8” hockey title for Malden Catholic (22-1-2).  Despite trailing a determined St. John’s Prep team by a 3-1 score in the second period,...

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Help Keep Me in the Loop

March 24, 2011
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If you know of a “Townie” who is participating in a sports or recreational activity (elementary school, high school, college, or otherwise), please E-Mail me at bunkerhillbillie@aol.com with the information and/or photographs and I will be sure to include them in a column.  I’d also love to hear about any honor roll students or...

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Don’t Be “left Out” of the Little League Draft

March 24, 2011
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With “opening day” only a month away, it is urged that players register for the 2011 Little League season as soon as possible.  The draft will be held in the first week of April and coaches will select only registered players for their teams.  Don’t get left out!  The cost is $50 per player...

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Fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club Swim Team

March 24, 2011
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A “Texas Hold-Em” style fundraiser will be held at the Knights of Columbus Lower Hall, 75 West School Street, on Saturday, April 2 from 6 to 11 p.m.  The event will feature professional poker tables and trained volunteer dealers, with a $100 buy-in.  Contact Steve at 617-686-5939 to register, or for any questions. The...

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“Townies” Sports Update

March 24, 2011
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Charlestown shocked heavily-favored Hyde Park by a score of 5-4 to capture the Boys Under-10 Squirt championship in a rollicking, back-and-forth hockey “classic.”  Hyde Park had crushed the “Townies” earlier in the season to the tune of 11-0, cheering each score as though it were a New Year’s Eve celebration.  The excessive reveling only...

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St. Mary’s Grammar School

March 24, 2011
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I started attending the second grade at St. Mary’s grammar school after our family moved from Bunker Hill Street to Monument Avenue.  The next year we moved again, this time to Winthrop Street, directly across from the firehouse and just 20-yards from the school’s front entrance.  Nevertheless, I was late for school; a lot. ...

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Obituaries 03-24-2011

March 24, 2011
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Kathleen Fiske-Reilly Charlestown resident Kathleen R. (McLaughlin) Fiske-Reilly of Charlestown died on March 19. She was the beloved daughter of the late John J. McLaughlin and Kathleen (Allwood) Simpson; devoted mother of Kathy Ryan and her husband, Ted, Janice Reilly and her husband, Steve Kavanagh, all of Charlestown and Sean Reilly and his wife,...

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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

March 17, 2011
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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

Sally Klessins of Charlestown is shown celebrating the holiday at the 25th annual Flatley Company/Gene O’Flaherty sponsored St. Patrick’s Day party at Knights of Columbus Hall last Friday.

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New Signs for St. Mary’s

March 17, 2011
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New Signs for St. Mary’s

Fr.  James Ronan All of us who are privileged to live in this wonderful community spend a lot of time walking. This is a “walkin’ town” and I, for one, love it. Of course, my dog, Daisy, does as well. One of the consequences of walking everywhere is the pleasure of meeting and greeting...

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Charlestown Chamber of Commerce is Looking for Volunteers and Members

March 17, 2011
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By Abby Gray, owner of Olivia Browning. Trying to be all things to all businesses is hard. However, the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce or “CCC” is certainly going to try in 2011 Since I took a position on the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce Board (formally the Charlestown Business Association that merged with the Charlestown...

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The Japanese devastation

March 17, 2011
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It wasn’t just the earthquake – but the tsunami that followed the record breaking earthquake that has resulted in possibly 10,000 dead or swept away, an entire region of the nation laid bare of homes, buildings, schools infrastructure and now, radiation spewing from six damaged nuclear reactors that are in various stages of destruction....

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St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2011
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It is easy to make light of St. Patrick’s Day. For some it has become a day for parades, corned beef and cabbage – some turnip, too, and for everything green and for Leprechauns, and for others, it is also a day for a few pints or a drink or two. St. Patrick, the...

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Sports 03-17-2011

March 17, 2011
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Honor Roll Call Latin Academy freshman Peter O’Donnell placed second at the City of Boston High School Science Fair.  He was also the recipient of the Optical Society of America achievement award…Jeffrey Wang and Patrick Kelly achieved High Honors and Ronan Carrier made Honors at St. Joseph of Medford Parochial School. Fundraiser for Boys...

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Police Briefs 03-17-2011

March 17, 2011
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03/07/11 – Found Property A resident on Ninth Street stated she was concerned because she found a pry type tool resting on the ledge of her exterior window. There was no damage but she was fearful that someone may have been trying to break in. 03/08/11 – Attempted Robbery, Knife A victim reported that,...

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Obituaries 03-17-2011

March 17, 2011
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Patricia Ann Johnson Charlestown resident Patricia Ann (Morrissey) Johnson of Charlestown, died peacefully on March 12. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth F. Johnson, loving mother of Kristin Johnson and Jennifer Johnson, mother-in-law of Tony Viveiros and John Peitso, and beloved grandmother of Augustus Johnson Viveiros, Cecilia Johnson Viveiros, and Eliot Johnson Peitso. Pre-deceased...

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Millers River soon to change

March 10, 2011
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Millers River soon to change

-By Andrew Jay The Miller’s River is a tiny estuary that lies beneath the 93 overpass that lies between Charlestown and Boston Sand and Gravel. It is the remnants of an oyster filled expanse of water that extended past Bunker Hill College, the MBTA’s train storage shed, the Galleria Mall and almost to the...

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