The Mayor, Again

January 13, 2011
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Mayor Thomas Menino is again recovering from yet another operation. This time, it was to correct difficulties he was having with one of his knees. As the mayor said succinctly in a Boston Globe piece on his health over the weekend, nearly everything he has faced in the past few years has been more...

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The Slaughter in Tucson

January 13, 2011
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It is being pieced together what exactly caused Jared Lee Loughner to kill six people and to wound 13 others at a public get together for Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. We would like to think it was a simple insane act by an insane man but we know it runs deeper and is more...

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Sports

January 13, 2011
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Honor Roll Call Belmont Hill School – Edward Columbia (High Honors), Richard O’Keefe (Honors). “Townies” sports update Standout winger Michael Settipani, 5 goals and 12 assists, has been on fire lately for Hebron Academy…USA National Development Team (U-17) defenseman Matt Grzelcyk continues to impress, notching a goal and 13 assists in 28 games. Help...

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Police Briefs 01-13-2011

January 13, 2011
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01/05/11 – Disorderly Person As a result of an incident on Old Ironsides Way, the officer assigned to the area placed a suspect under arrest for being a disorderly person. 01/05/11 – Warrant Arrest Officers on Walford Way placed an individual under arrest for outstanding Salem and Ipswich court warrants charging larceny and threats....

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Obituaries 01-13-2011

January 13, 2011
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Rita Chambers Of Stoneham, formerly of Charlestown Rita E. (Casaletto) Chambers of Stoneham, formerly of Charlestown, died on Jan. 9. Funeral arrangements were by the Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home, Stoneham. - Peter Centola Somerville resident Peter C. Centola of Somerville died on Jan. 2. He was the beloved husband of Helen (Hartigan); father of Peter...

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Local Pastors Preside Over TV Mass

January 7, 2011
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Local Pastors Preside Over TV Mass

Special to the Patriot-Bridge Altar Servers Caitlin Walsh (Hofstra University), Diana Kelly   (PurdueUniversity) and Kieran Kelly (The Catholic University of America),of Charlestown, recently participated in the nationally televised Catholic TV Daily Mass.  Presided over by Father Daniel Mahoney, pastor of St. Francis De Sales Parish, the Mass aired live at 9:30 a.m., and was...

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Charlestown Resident Named a ‘Massachusetts Super Lawyer’

January 7, 2011
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Charlestown Resident Named a ‘Massachusetts Super Lawyer’

Special to the Patriot-Bridge Helen C. Lockhart, Ph.D., of Charlestown, a shareholder with Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C., the largest law firm in New England devoted exclusively to intellectual property law, was named a 2010 “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” by Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine and to its elite list of top 50 women Massachusetts Super...

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Bunker Hill Rehabilitation Work Winds Down for the Season

January 7, 2011
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Special to the Patriot-Bridge Boston National Historical Park Superintendent Cassius Cash thanks all of the residents of Charlestown for their patience during the 2010 rehabilitation projects at the Bunker Hill Monument.  American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants totaling $988,000 were used to complete projects to stabilize all four sets of stairs that lead to...

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Police Briefs 01-06-2011

January 7, 2011
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12/27/10 – Assault and Battery on a Police Officer As a result of an investigation into numerous assaults in the area of Main Street, officers placed three suspects under arrest. 12/28/10 – Larceny A property manager on Caldwell Street reported that someone entered the building and removed a Sony television from a wall. Cameras...

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Resolutions

January 7, 2011
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During this, the first week of the New Year, many of us will attempt to keep resolutions made in the heat of the moment shortly before the clock struck midnight over the weekend. Resolutions, as we have come to understand them in practice and reality, are much harder to keep than to make. New...

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Watching The Town, Again

January 7, 2011
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We had a chance to watch over the holidays, once again, Benn Affleck’s masterpiece, The Town. Having already seen The Fight, some comparisons can be made. The Town excels where The fight sometimes leaves us flat – that is – Affleck is better as an actor than Mark Wahlberg. Mind you, he doesn’t have...

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Sports

January 7, 2011
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Sports

-by Kevin Kelly Honor Roll Call The following students have achieved Honor Roll status:  St. Sebastian School of Needham – Christopher Sullivan; Mt. St. Joseph Academy – Aislinn Carrier;  Arlington Catholic – Danielle Kelley;  Malden Catholic – Yu (Jacky) Wang, Brendan Collier; St. Joseph Elementary School of Medford – Nolan Arbuckle, Ryan Arbuckle, Ronan...

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Obituaries 01-06-2011

January 7, 2011
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James Driscoll Of Reading, formerly of Charlestown James F. Driscoll of Reading, formerly of Everett, Somerville and Charlestown, died on Dec. 30. A US Coast Guard veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Anne (O’Driscoll) Driscoll; devoted father of Kevin J. Driscoll and his wife, Kim, of Lowell...

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An Eye on Charlestown Development

December 30, 2010
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-By Andrew Crocker Parcel 3 The land once covered by the old Route 1 on ramp which the turnpike authority fenced off after its removal is now slated for development.  At one time the site was open to the public and a favorite spot for the dogs of Charlestown to roam unleashed.  Many were...

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Police Briefs 12-30-2010

December 30, 2010
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12/20/10 – Drugs Officers on Medford Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Charlestown District Court default warrant. During a booking search, Class B drugs were also found on his person. He will be charged accordingly. 12/21/10 – Drugs As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Monument Square,...

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Sports

December 30, 2010
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-By Kevin E. Kelly “Townies” drafted by the Pros 1962  Boston Celtics (NBA) – Chuck Chevalier, Boston College;  1971  Dallas Cowboys (NFL) – John Brennan, Boston College;  1973  Vancouver Canucks (NHL) – Paul O’Neil, Boston University;  1976  California Golden Seals (NHL) – Mike Fidler, Boston University;  1977  Chicago Black Hawks (NHL) – Jack O’Callahan,...

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Obituaries 12-30-2010

December 30, 2010
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Mary Virginia McMakin Of  Burlington, formerly of Charlestown Mary Virginia (Rock) McMakin of Burlington, formerly of Charlestown, died on December 21. She was the beloved wife of William B.; loving mother of Mary “Ginger” Franchitto and her husband, Larry, of Hudson, NH, AnnMarie McMakin of Burlington, and Theresa Ann “Terry” Tremblay and her husband,...

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The Clock

December 23, 2010
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Charlie McGonagle He clearly remembered that October day of nearly thirty years ago when he first saw the clock.  It sat in the window of a cut-rate jewelry store on a street whose shops drew the boundary of the downtown shopping district. He was sixteen years old, and for the first time during the...

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A Story Twice Told

December 23, 2010
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By Danny O’Neil Last week while swapping traveling stories with a few friends of mine, we were talking about hitchhiking in the south and what an experience it was. Our conversation reminded me of a story my father told me about a journey that he made during the depression. After my son Brendan finished...

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Help keep me in the “loop”

December 23, 2010
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If anyone knows of a Charlestown youngster who is participating in a sport 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...

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Some of this, some of that

December 23, 2010
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Former Providence college hockey star and erstwhile “Townie” Jim Tibbetts has been chosen as the tour director for European Select Teams.  Also helping with the development of ice hockey in Ireland, as well as coaching the Irish National Team at the World Championships, Tibbetts has established deep contacts with coaches throughout Europe.  For the...

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Winter Sports “Townie” Roll Call

December 23, 2010
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HOCKEY:  Harvard University – John Caldwell; University of Connecticut – Brittany Murphy; St. Anslem College – Alexa Hingston; Tufts University – Tom DeRosa; Under-17 National Team – Matthew Gryzleck; St. Clements High School – Keith Wallace (coach), Michael Upton (coach), Joe Codair, Conor Sullivan, Brennis Scales, Daniel Settipani, Nick Codair, Sean Wrenn, Kevin Flanagan,...

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Community Center youth basketball

December 23, 2010
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Community Center activist Ginny Mansfield reports that a youth basketball program will begin after the New Year.  The player fee is $25 and tryouts will be held on Monday, January 3, 2011 at the gym.  If you need assistance with the program fee, please contact Mimi Wrenn at the gym office.  All players must...

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Christmas 2010

December 23, 2010
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Christmas 2010 will go down in history as a great holiday celebration. Peace on earth. Good will to men. It is, indeed, all about that. If there was no Internet, evening news, radio talk shows or morning newspapers, and if we paid closer attention to our own psychic lives, Christmas 2010 would be pristine....

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