Police Blotter 12-23-2010

December 23, 2010
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12/13/10 – Investigate Property A concerned citizen on Main Street reported to officers that he had observed two men loading scrap metal onto a truck that was parked near the Alford Street Bridge. When the suspects realized the police had been called they fled into Everett where they abandoned the vehicle and its contents....

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Obituaries 12-23-2010

December 23, 2010
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Sally Zannino Worked at Walgreen’s in Everett Sally A. (Gorman) Zannino of Peabody, formerly of Everett, died on Dec. 16. She was 64 years old. Born in Charlestown and a longtime Everett resident before moving to Peabody, she was a homemaker who worked at Walgreen’s in Everett for many years. The beloved wife of...

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Pearl Harbor commemoration at Boston National Historical Park

December 16, 2010
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Pearl Harbor commemoration at Boston National Historical Park

The National Park Service held a memorial service adjacent to the dry-docked World War II destroyer USS Cassin Young in the Charlestown Navy Yard on Dec. 7, 2010 to commemorate the 1941 surprise attack by the Japanese on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. USS Cassin Young is named for U.S. Navy...

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Boston Police Advisory: Packages stolen from Charlestown doorsteps

December 16, 2010
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District A-1 has received recent information that UPS, FedEx, and U.S. Mail packages that have been left unattended at the door steps of residences in Charlestown have been stolen without the intended recipient of the mail packages having any knowledge of their arrivals. There is also a report of an anonymous person signing for...

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Townie Santa needs elves

December 16, 2010
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“Townie Santa” will be visiting many of Charlestown’s elderly, needy shut-ins on Christmas morning, Saturday, Dec. 25, to deliver Christmas gifts and a hot turkey dinner. Santa may be any one of several dozen neighbors who will devote this morning to sharing the spirit of Christmas with those who are unable to or have...

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Police Briefs

December 16, 2010
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12/06/10 – Drugs As a result of a motor vehicle stop on Salem Street, a suspect was issued a citation for possession of marijuana. 12/08/10 – Vandalism Officers responded to City Square for a commercial alarm and found that someone had thrown a brick through the front glass door of the store. At this...

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And for the record

December 16, 2010
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In last week’s edition, we recalled Pearl Harbor Day. We wrote that President Franklin Roosevelt told the nation it would be remembered as a day of infamy. The exact wording Roosevelt used in his address to the Congress the day after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor was: “December 7, 1941, a date which will live...

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Closing down schools

December 16, 2010
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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carol Johnson is doing the right thing by suggesting to close or to combine at least 18 public schools in the Boston Public School system. The estimated savings, according to Johnson, would be about $10 million and would go part of the way to reducing an expected $60 million budget...

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Sports

December 16, 2010
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By  Kevin E. Kelly Help keep me in the “loop”…If anyone knows of a Charlestown youngster who is competing in a sport (elementary school, high school, college, or otherwise), please e-mail me at bunkerhillbillie@aol.com with the information, or photographs, and I will be sure to include them in a column.  I’d also love to...

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Obituaries 12-16-2010

December 16, 2010
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Bobby ‘Fitta’ Fitzgerald Of Winthrop, formerly of Charlestown Bobby “Fitta” Fitzgerald of Winthrop, formerly of Charlestown, died suddenly on Dec. 11. He was the husband of the late Grace A. (Mahoney). His Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 10 a.m. Arrangements are by: Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown, 617-242-1509. - Francis X. Maher...

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Parent University at The Warren-Prescott School

December 10, 2010
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Parent University at The Warren-Prescott School

The Warren-Prescott School, in collaboration with the Family and Community Engagement Department of the Boston Public Schools, began its satellite Parent University program last Thursday.  Over 70 participants chose from six classes, each addressing a particular parental interest. Organizing the program was the Warren-Prescott School’s FCOC coordinator, Margaret “Alle” Hernandez who worked with the...

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Sports

December 10, 2010
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-By Kevin E. Kelly Who’s next?…As the third generation of Charlestown athletes make their mark in the various sports arenas, history has proven that anything is possible where “Townies” are concerned.  NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long, with his Charlestown roots, is a classic example of “dreams do come true.”  Who do you think...

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Police Briefs

December 10, 2010
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11/29/10 – Unarmed Robbery A victim on Starr King Court reported that, while waiting for a cab, four black males approached him and one of them stated “give us your money and you wont get hurt.” The victim complied and suspects fled the area. 11/30/10 – Vandalism A victim reported that his car was...

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In and out

December 10, 2010
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Mayor Menino has been in and out of the hospital recently, following his return from Italy with an infection and then a reaction to medications that were prescribed to him. His recovery has become more of a problem than his affliction. At least now he is out of the hospital and working at his...

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Obituaries 12-10-2010

December 10, 2010
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Joan Doe Charlestown resident Joan C. (Ferris) Doe of Charlestown died on Nov. 30. She was the former wife of Eugene Doe; devoted mother of Billie Jo Watson and her husband, Warren, of Medford and Eugene Doe and his partner, Raymond Lacey, of Georgia and sister of Robert Ferris and Jean D’Antnono, both of...

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Harvest On Vine Food Pantry and Charlestown community deliver Thanksgiving joy

December 2, 2010
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Harvest On Vine Food Pantry and Charlestown community deliver Thanksgiving joy

By Chris Prew Thanks to the generous support and efforts of the Charlestown community and a small army of businesses and civic organizations, the Harvest on Vine Food Pantry enabled 375 families to enjoy a happy Thanksgiving last week. That’s because through the Seventh Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Drive, Harvest on Vine and the community provided all the fixings for a...

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Holiday Concert with the Copley Singers at St. Mary’s

December 2, 2010
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Holiday Concert with the Copley Singers at St. Mary’s

By Mary Curtin The 30-voice Copley Singers, under the direction of Brian Jones with organist Mark Dwyer, will perform carols, ancient and modern, from Europe and the Americas.  Some examples will be sung a cappella; others will be accompanied by St. Mary’s historic 1892 Woodberry and Harris 3 manual organ.  The audience will be...

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Sports and then Some…

December 2, 2010
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By Kevin E. Kelly THANK YOU from Little League baseball…Baseball honchos Al Carrier and Dave Cahill would like to pass along their heartfelt appreciation to the following sponsors for their generosity to the Charlestown Little League program:  Mass General Hospital Smart Choices, Charlestown Neighborhood Council, Bunker Hill Associates, Ironside Grill, Knights of Columbus, Century...

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Obituaries 12-01-2010

December 2, 2010
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Paul Martell Lifelong Charlestown resident Paul M. Martell, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack on Monday, Nov. 22 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 46 years old. Born in Boston on March 20, 1964 to Margaret M. (Doherty) and John L. Martell, he grew up in...

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Good Shepherd students perform to help Harvest on Vine

November 25, 2010
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Good Shepherd students perform to help Harvest on Vine

Good Shepherd School students, Lia Carr, Kiera Carr, Dory Russell and Charlie Jenkins meet with Tom MacDonald from Harvest on Vine. Good Shepherd School preschoolers celebrated Thanksgiving with a concert at Harvest on Vine. Admission for parents was a non-perishable food item raising awareness for GSS children and their families of the almost 400...

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CBA and CNC look to help locals conquer cyberspace

November 25, 2010
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CBA and CNC look to help locals conquer cyberspace

Local businesspeople headed down to the Knights of Columbus on Monday to learn more about the new online community resource, sip a cup of coffee and enjoy a delicious cupcakes provided by Wicked Good Cupcakes (www.wickedgoodcupcakery.com) and snacks made by Ali Fornash (www.foodfitnessfashion.com). From left: David Evans of Digicraft Advisors, Charlestown Business Association webmaster...

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And that’s the way it was… – The noted author Gore Vidal has said that fiction is truth. In the fictional recreation of the day JFK died by Joshua Resnek that follows, fiction is indeed, truth.

November 25, 2010
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And that’s the way it was… – The noted author Gore Vidal has said that fiction is truth. In the fictional recreation of the day JFK died by Joshua Resnek that follows, fiction is indeed, truth.

I first met Walter Cronkite in the early afternoon, November 22, 1963. I was 13 years old. We met briefly on the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. I was a newly minted freshman at Ocean City High School, built high on a hill overlooking the Atlantic in 1912...

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Thanksgiving 2010

November 25, 2010
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Everything about our lives and about the well-being of our nation has been put in question by the nagging recession that has cost so many jobs and our belief in the banking system and even our belief in our ability as a nation to overcome economic adversity. With Thanksgiving upon us, we agree there...

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Obituaries 11-24-2010

November 25, 2010
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Joseph Steen Wilmington resident Joseph M. Steen of Wilmington, died peacefully on Nov. 19 with his family at his side. He was 76 years old. A US Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was a retired Inspector for Elevator Construction Local 4 in Boston; Commander of American Legion Post 136 in Wilmington,...

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