Park Dedication Attracts Throng for Peter Looney

May 5, 2011
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Park Dedication Attracts Throng for Peter Looney

By Joshua Resnek An enormous crowd packed the new Peter Looney Park on Union Street Saturday morning for the official dedication of the new children’s playground and open space hideaway next to the skating rink. People from all walks of life attended the event, which highlighted the life and times of Mr. Looney, who...

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Peter Looney Park a dedication to remember

May 5, 2011
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The dedication of Peter Looney Park Saturday morning was a moment to savor – for here was the modern neighborhood of Charlestown out in force to say thank you to one of their own. It was a fitting celebration of the opening of a small urban space dedicated to a man who personifies what...

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Osama Bin Laden

May 5, 2011
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Some people are questioning (although we not exactly sure why) whether or not Osama bin Laden was armed when he was killed by brave Navy Seals who attacked him in his Pakistani hideaway. Those asking such a question forget that this was a man who on 9/11 committed 3,000 acts of homicide – and...

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Police Briefs 05.05.2011

May 5, 2011
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04/25/11 – Drugs As a result of an investigation in the area of Old Ironsides Way an individual was issued a citation for possession of marijuana. 04/25/11 – Assault and  Battery, Knife Officers responded to a radio call for a man stabbed on Vine Street. Upon arrival they observed a male suffering from stab...

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Obituaries 05.05.2011

May 5, 2011
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Ann Silva Charlestown resident Ann M. (Carpenter) Silva of Charlestown died  peacefully at home on April 27 surrounded by her family. She was 65 years old. The beloved wife of Joseph Silva, she was the loving mother of Joey Silva and his wife, Vanessa, of Woburn, and Chris Silva of Charlestown; sister of Jackie...

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Help Keep Me in the “loop”

May 5, 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 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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