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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Charlestown Girl Scout Troops Celebrate World Thinking Day

March 10, 2011
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Charlestown Girl Scout Troops Celebrate World Thinking Day

Special to the Patriot-Bridge Each year on or around Feb. 22, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world celebrate World Thinking Day (WTD). It is a day when they think about their “sisters” in all the countries of the world, the meaning of Guiding and Scouting, and its global impact Charlestown Girl...

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John Warren – The Fenian Brotherhood & “Paddy’s Lamentation”

March 10, 2011
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John Warren – The Fenian Brotherhood & “Paddy’s Lamentation”

-By Ed Callahan Charlestown Historical Society On March 9, 1864, the steamship “Nova Scotian” of the Canadian owned Allen Steamship Line docked in the harbor at Portland, Maine.  On board this particular vessel were 102 young men from Dublin who had been induced to emigrate to the United States with a promise of free...

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Martha Coakley

March 10, 2011
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The attorney general may have run a bad campaign for US Senate but she sure knows what she’s doing with Blue Cross Blue Shield. We wish to compliment her for causing the entire paid BC-BS board to give up their bloated and rather ridiculous salaries. She has also informed the health insurance giants that...

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The Flatley-O’Flaherty St. Patrick’s Day – Celebration of all Celebrations

March 10, 2011
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The annual Flatley Company and Representative Eugene O’Flaherty St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Knights of Columbus Hall is being held Friday evening. It is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. and finish up around 10:00 p.m. We urge you to attend. It is one of this neighborhood’s major events of the year and...

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“Townies” Sports Update

March 10, 2011
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The accolades just keep on coming as Malden Catholic sensational wingman Brendan Collier (6 goals, 3 assists in two games) was named MVP of the Springfield Cathedral Tournament.  In MC’s opening Super 8 hockey game, Brendan popped in two goals, including the game winner, in an exciting 4-3 victory over Central Catholic…Congratulations to Boston...

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Help Keep Me in the “Loop”

March 10, 2011
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I’m looking for scoops on “Townies” who participate in sports/recreational activities in elementary school, high school, prep school or college.  Please E-Mail me at bunkerhillbillie@aol.com with information or photographs and I will be sure to include them in a column.  I’d also love to hear about honor roll students or scholar athletes, or any...

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Honor Roll Call

March 10, 2011
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Boston Latin seniors Leisa Loan and Katie O’Neil, co-captain of the girls crew team, were inducted into the National Honor Society…Alexandra Lane, Cara Liebman and Sean Smith have been named to the Dean’s List at Boston University…Seniors Sophie Afdhal and Ashley Goldman, and fifth-grader Hannah Brogan were awarded Silver Distinction for academic achievement at...

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Girls Softball Sign-ups

March 10, 2011
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Registration for both the Spring and Summer girls softball programs will be held on March 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at Mishuwam Hall, 95 Dunstable St.  Fees include $20 per player for the Spring program and $50 per player for the Summer program and must be paid...

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46 Days ‘til Opening Day

March 10, 2011
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The Charlestown Little League program has begun indoor pre-season practice sessions every Tuesday at the Charlestown Community Center gymnasium.  However, it is required that all players participating in the sessions be members of the Charlestown Community Center.  Membership is free for children and applications are available at the gym desk.  The practice times will...

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The Boston Arena

March 10, 2011
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Back in the 1970’s, my older brother Denny and I always looked forward to attending as many high school state tournament games as we could.  Most of the early round basketball match-ups were played at area high school gyms while the hockey games usually took place at the Boston Arena.  The ultimate goal of...

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Police Briefs 03-10-2011

March 10, 2011
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02/28/11 – Warrant Arrest Officers on Polk Stree placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Boston Juvenile Court warrant. 02/28/11 – Warrant Arrest Officers on Trenton Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Boston Municipal Court warrant. 02/28/11 – Trespassing Officers on Bunker Hill Street placed a suspect under arrest for...

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Obituaries 03-10-2011

March 10, 2011
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Shirley Kelley Of Amherst, formerly of Florida and Revere Shirley Kelley of died suddenly on March 2 after a fall. She was 76 years old. Born in Woburn on April 26, 1934, she was raised by her loving “Aunt Minnie” Chapman. She graduated from Woburn High School and met Bill Kelley, a handsome sailor...

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CNC Considers Hiring Fundraisers to Help Nonprofits

March 3, 2011
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CNC Considers Hiring Fundraisers to Help Nonprofits

By Luke O’Neill As a local nonprofit, the Charlestown Working Theater has long relied on the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) Mitigation Fund to help run its programs. Now, with the fund in its twilight years, the theater and other Charlestown nonprofits are bracing for the financial fallout. But, at the same time, the CNC...

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Quinlan Locke Awarded Scholarship from Intel

March 3, 2011
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Quinlan Locke Awarded Scholarship from Intel

The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club is pleased to announce that Quinlan Locke has been chosen to receive a 2011 Clubhouse to College (C2C) Scholarship from the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network. C2C Scholarships amounts range from $2,500 – $10,000 (US) for post-high school students. The scholarships, funded by the Intel Foundation, are intended to...

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An Expensive Attempt to Save Money

March 3, 2011
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By Seth Daniel and Joshua Resnek A move to save money on the so-called “hack holidays” of Bunker Hill and Evacuation Day is actually ending up costing every city and town in Suffolk County more money. In Boston alone, where Mayor Menino is offering employees a floater day to replace the lost holiday, the...

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Runaway Oil Prices

March 3, 2011
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If you heat with oil, then this winter has been a disaster and the disaster is continuing. Luckily, the sun during March shines longer and hotter and the serious cold we have endured during this long winter of our discontent is coming to an end and we can begin to feel it. Nut our...

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Girls Softball Sign-ups

March 3, 2011
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Registration for both the Spring and Summer girls softball programs will be held on March 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at Mishuwam Hall, 95 Dunstable Street.  Fees include $20 per player for the Spring program and $50 per player for the Summer program and must be paid...

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Help Keep Me in the “loop”

March 3, 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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Charlie on the MTA

March 3, 2011
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The MBTA Orange Line used to run smack dab through the middle of Charlestown.  It was a monstrous, elevated eye-sore which ran the entire length of Main Street and the unnerving metal-on-metal squeal of the turning trains could be heard until the early morning hours.  The rail line’s eventual demise was met with great...

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53 Days ‘til Opening Day

March 3, 2011
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The Charlestown Little League program has begun indoor pre-season practice sessions every Tuesday at the Charlestown Community Center gymnasium.  However, it is required that all players participating in the sessions be members of the Charlestown Community Center.  Membership is free for children and applications are available at the gym desk.  The practice times will...

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“Townies” Sports Update

March 3, 2011
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Senior sensation Ben Speicher led his Trinity College wrestling team to the New England Conference championships.  Ben, the team’s captain, was also selected to join the “Teach for America” program in Denver, CO.  He is the son of Howie and the late Hoong Wei Speicher, a beloved teacher in the Quincy and Boston Public...

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Honor Roll Call

March 3, 2011
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Matthew Johnson, Yu (Jacky) Wang and Paul Wrenn all achieved Second Honors at Malden Catholic High School…Gus Viveiros, son of Tony “V” and Kristen Johnson Viveiros, made the Honor Roll at Boston Latin.

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Police Briefs 03-03-2011

March 3, 2011
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02/21/11 – Larceny in a Building A victim reported that, while at the YMCA on Third Avenue someone broke into her locker and took a handbag containing money, keys and personal papers   02/22/11 – Breaking and Entering, non-residence A victim reported that, while at the YMCA on Third Avenue, she observed a female...

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