Honor Roll Call

May 5, 2011
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Congratulations to Catherine Taglilatela, a junior at Colby-Sawyer College, who was selected to serve a sports medicine internship as Athletic Trainer with the Dartmouth College football program…St. Joseph Elementary School of Medford announced that Patrick Kelly (High Honors), Jeffrey Wang (High Honors), Ronan Carrier (Merit Honors) and Brennan Carrier (Merit Honors) achieved Honor Roll...

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“Townie” Sports Update

May 5, 2011
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Midfielder Aiden Shea notched his 20th career travel-team goal as the “Townies” (2-2-0) shellacked Melrose 6-0 in a Boys Under-10 contest…The two-time defending Charlestown Little League champion Teamsters have already jumped out to a 3-0 start.  

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Favorite Moments in Sports (Volume 3)

May 5, 2011
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It was brought to my attention that coverage of information in this column is woefully deficient of girls/women’s sports achievements.  In an effort to address this injustice, I offer the following segment highlighting several past and present female “Townie” athletes; with the understanding that this is just the “tip of the iceberg.”  

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Ellen Crotty Pistorino

May 5, 2011
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Arguably the greatest “Townie” female athlete ever, Ellen left a spectacular collegiate sports legacy.  A member of the Suffolk University Hall of Fame, she still holds several school records in both basketball and softball.  Ellen was also a standout infielder and pitcher in the Charlestown Little League and Babe Ruth baseball programs, displaying signs...

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Debbie Greteroux

May 5, 2011
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What I remember most about Debbie, who was the first female “hoopster” I ever saw execute a behind-the-back dribble, was her floor leadership and court awareness.  She always knew where her teammates were and made sure the player who had the highest percentage shot got the ball in her hands. Incredibly, whenever I refereed...

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Julia Caldwell

May 5, 2011
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I don’t know if it’s the water they drink, but the Caldwell’s sure know how to produce athletes.  John is a defenseman for the Harvard University hockey team and, certainly, Julia is no exception.  Already an All Star hockey player for Boston Latin, she is currently belting out extra-base hits for the softball team....

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Alexa Hingston

May 5, 2011
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In what will more than likely end up as a Hall of Fame St. Anslem’s hockey career, Alexa Hingston provided her parents (Jimmy and Andrea) with plenty of lifelong memories.  However, in addition to her high school and collegiate achievements, Alexa’s academic accomplishments were just as noteworthy. I’ve been blessed to have had Andrea...

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Joan Crowley

May 5, 2011
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If there are statistics kept in Charlestown for the all-time women’s softball leader in hits, runs and (OK) errors, surely Joan Crowley’s name would appear near the top of every category.  She is not the most talented player, but without question, is one of the greatest in “Townie” women’s softball history. Much like Carl...

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Sharlene Stearns Cahill

May 5, 2011
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Pick a sport.  Swimming, track, basketball, softball, heck even rope-climbing, it doesn’t matter, Sharlene can do it all.  A natural athlete, she starred in the Charlestown Olympics, held at the Community Center facility in 1980, finishing in the “Top 5” in seven of the eight events. Sharlene currently serves as Co-President of the Little...

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Park to be Named After Townie Activist Peter Looney

April 29, 2011
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Park to be Named After Townie Activist Peter Looney

Official ceremony to be held this Saturday -By Tim Conway Although there may be a few Charlestown residents who don’t know Peter Looney by name or by face,  there are hardly any who can escape the effects of his good work, whether they know it or not. Looney’s many years of community service and...

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Boys & Girls Club Names Quinlan Locke its Youth of the Year

April 29, 2011
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Boys & Girls Club Names Quinlan Locke its Youth of the Year

“A hobby of mine is helping people out,” 18-year-old Charlestown Club member Quinlan Locke said. Whether applying his hobby at the Club, in the community, at school or with his family, Quinlan always strives to look out for the person in need. At the Club Quinlan mentors younger members in technology skills in the...

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Remembrance: Thanks, Jack

April 29, 2011
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-By Charlie McGonagle They came to the Keohane Funeral parlor in Quincy to say goodbye to a man who had been their coach and their mentor, but more importantly, he had been their friend.  He had come into their world when they were younger, so young, in fact, that many had no idea in...

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Spotlight on Peter Looney

April 29, 2011
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As most people around here already know, Peter Looney, will shortly be honored with the naming of a playground after him in this neighborhood, which has been his life. The plaque will be unveiled Saturday at ceremonies where the Union Street Playground will officially be named Peter Looney Park. The neighborhood’s newest and best...

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Sports and then Some…

April 29, 2011
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-By Kevin E. Kelly Little League Parade set for Saturday Charlestown Little League will celebrate their 53rd season with the annual parade this Saturday (April 30).  Players are asked to gather with their teammates and coaches at Hayes Square, adjacent to the Harvard-Kent School, between 8 and 8:15 a.m.  After completion of the parade...

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Youth Basketball Report

April 29, 2011
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GAME RESULTS Monday, April 4 CHAD, 22 — Jenny’s, 7 Olivia Browning, 13 — Johnnie’s, 9 Major League Semi-Final Game Results: Citizen’s, 31 – CMA, 30 Citizen’s, 33 — Sal LaMattina, 23 Wednesday, April 6 Haven by LHD, 23 — Citizen’s Bank, 21 Charlestown Youth Basketball 2011 Season Round-Up by Karen Sullivan and Ginny...

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Lemon Aid

April 21, 2011
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Lemon Aid

The Children’s Quarters preschool class celebrated the Week of the Young Child by hosting a Lemonade Stand outside the center on April 14 at the corner of First Avenue and Eighth Street in the Navy Yard.   The lemonade was given away free, but donations were gratefully accepted for the children in Japan who...

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Paul Revere Comes to Charlestown

April 21, 2011
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Paul Revere Comes to Charlestown

-By Ken Stone On the beautiful Monday morning of April 18 City Square Park was crowded with people of all ages to enjoy a short visit by an actor on a horse playing Paul Revere.  The historic ride by Paul Revere to Lexington and Concord started in Charlestown and the reenactment occurs once a...

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Area A-1 sees 24-percent Reduction in Violent and Property Crimes for ‘11

April 21, 2011
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-By Dan Murphy Area A-1, which includes Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Chinatown and downtown, has experienced a 24-percent reduction in violent and property crimes to date in 2011, compared with last year, police said. Between Jan. 1 and April 4, 569 incidents of Part One crime were reported as opposed to 745 in the same...

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Crime Statistics tell a Story

April 21, 2011
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In this neighborhood, there are the occasional inconveniences of our automobiles being broken into, stolen or keyed by thoughtless kids. There is also the occasional burglery into our homes or condominiums or into our apartments by thieves who sometimes succeed in stealing some of our treasured possessions. And there are the occasional visits police...

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The Easter Holiday a Time for Reflection and Joy

April 21, 2011
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Just about everything has changed in our lives during the past few decades. Nothing is the way it used to be anymore. Easter, however, remains the year’s most hopeful holiday for Christians everywhere, bringing together family and friends for a great Easter dinner and the children for the search for eggs. Easter in Charlestown,...

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Peter Looney Dedication Ceremony

April 21, 2011
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On Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m., there will be a dedication ceremony at the playground on Union Street (adjacent to the hockey rink) to officially name the park in honor of Peter Looney. Peter has spent most of his adult life working tirelessly to improve the quality of life in our community, most...

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Help Keep Me in the Loop

April 21, 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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“Nana’s Angels” Fundraiser

April 21, 2011
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On Saturday, April 30, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on West School Street, Team “Nana’s Angels” will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  In the four years that Team “Nana’s Angels” has participated in the Avon Walk, they have raised – with the help of the Charlestown community...

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“Townies” Sports Update

April 21, 2011
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The Charlestown Youth Soccer success story continues to amaze.  After two weeks of play, 7 of the 8 “Townie” girls and boys travel teams have already notched points…Word is that the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club swimming team performed incredibly at the National Swimming Championships held in Florida…Hats off to Gym Director Derek Gallagher...

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