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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Play Ball!!!

April 21, 2011
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With the advent of the 53rd Charlestown Little League season, I can’t help but reminisce about my years as a Little Leaguer.  My dad spent an inordinate amount of time with me and my older brother Denny (and as many kids that could fit into his red Dodge Dart) helping us improve our hitting...

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Little League Pitching Clinics Underway

April 21, 2011
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Former Bucknell University pitcher and Patriot League All Star Scott Perry will conduct pitching clinics for players 10-12 years-old every Wednesday at the Major League diamond from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  The purpose of the clinics is to develop technique, improve game-situation strategy, and establish training/conditioning fundamentals. Last year, Perry’s pitching instruction played an...

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Police Briefs 04-20-2011

April 21, 2011
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04/12/11 – Trespassing Officers on Bunker Hill Street placed an individual under arrest for violation of a no trespass order. 04/13/11 – Warrant Arrest Officers on Dunstable Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Malden Court warrant charging drug possession and larceny. 04/13/11 – Violation of Auto Laws As a result of...

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Obituaries 04-20-2011

April 21, 2011
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Mario R. Tognarelli Lifelong Charlestown resident Mario  R. Tognarelli, lifelong Charlestown Townie died on April 19, after a long illness. He was son of the late Romano and Flavia (Matelli) Tognarelli, beloved Husband of 46 years to Florence E. (Dunbar) Tognarelli. Loving Father of Michael R.”Toggy” Tognarelli of Charlestown and the late Joseph A. Tognarelli....

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Opening Day for Charlestown Youth Soccer

April 14, 2011
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Opening Day for Charlestown Youth Soccer

Girls Under-12 (Division 4B) Charlestown 3, Billerica 0 By Jen Ruhle, Dave Jacoby and Karen Gentis The “Townies” showed great spirit as well as enthusiasm on opening day and it sure didn’t look as if it was the first game of the season.  While the game started off pretty even, Charlestown continually improved their...

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Remembrance: Judge Mary M. Brennan, 91

April 14, 2011
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Remembrance: Judge Mary M. Brennan, 91

The Honorable Mary M. (Murphy) Brennan, Esq., First Justice of Charlestown District Court, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, died on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Woburn Nursing Center in Woburn following an extended illness. She was 91 years old. Mary was born in Boston on December 13, 1919 to Irish immigrant parents Cornelius and...

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Pier 5 Project Main Focus of CNC Meeting

April 14, 2011
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With the Pier 5 RFP about to be put out to potential developers by the city – and at $10,000 for the RFP packet – which means only real players need apply, this development project will be the one to watch closely. A lot is at stake for the potential developer, for the neighborhood...

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Be Prepared and Enjoy

April 14, 2011
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With spring now in its full bloom, finally, residents need to prepare themselves for the full blossom of the tourism season that is nearly upon us. Hundreds of thousands of tourists will come into this neighborhood in the next four months, transforming Monument Square, the Training Field, the USS Constitution complex and our ancient...

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“Nana’s Angels” Fundraiser

April 14, 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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“Townie” Sports Update

April 14, 2011
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Congratulations to Matignon swimmer Meaghan Doherty for her selection as an All Star in the Catholic Central League…I got a chance to see the Community Center Youth Basketball League playoffs.  Wow!  Karen Sullivan, Ginny Mansfield and the coaches and volunteers did a sensational job.  The gym was packed with lots of parents and spectators...

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Bobby D. Anniversary Mass

April 14, 2011
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There will be a first Anniversary Mass for Bobby DeCristoforo on Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m. at St. Stephen Church on Hanover Street in the North End.  

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Help Keep Me in the “Loop”

April 14, 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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Peter Looney Dedication Ceremony

April 14, 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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Spring Sports “Townies”

April 14, 2011
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BASEBALL (Varsity):  Aaron Titcomb, Brewster Academy; Reardan Sweeney, Everett High School; John Posada, O’Bryant School; (Junior Varsity) Ozzie Guerrero, Latin Academy. SOFTBALL:  (Varsity) Bevin Donovan, Latin Academy; Brigid Roy, St. Clements; Kacie Kelly, Mt. St. Joseph; Kayla DeRosa, Latin Academy; Jennifer Hayes, Matignon; Kiersten Kelly, Mt. St. Joseph; Brittany McLaughlin, Latin Academy; (Junior Varsity)...

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Little League Pitching Clinics Underway

April 14, 2011
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Former Bucknell University pitcher and Patriot League All Star Scott Perry will conduct pitching clinics for players 10-12 years-old every Wednesday at the Major League diamond from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  The purpose of the clinics is to develop technique, improve game-situation strategy, and establish training/conditioning fundamentals. Last year, Perry’s pitching instruction played an important role...

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Jimmy Powers

April 14, 2011
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Jimmy gave me odd jobs to do around his house; there was a bathroom that needed renovating, a cellar that needed to be reframed, and chores on a things-to-do list that homeowners never seem to get around to completing.  I was recently unemployed and he was glad to keep me busy until I was...

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Police Briefs 04-14-2011

April 14, 2011
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04/04/11 – Vandalism A victim reported to officers that, while driving on Main Street, three unidentified suspects yelled at her then one of them threw a brick through the rear window of her car. No suspects were located at this time. 04/06/11 – Robbery During the late hours of April 6 and the early...

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Obituaries 04-14-2011

April 14, 2011
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Charles Fee Of Watertown, formerly of Charlestown Charles E. “Charlie” Fee of Watertown, formerly of Sudbury and Charlestown, died peacefully on April 10 after a brief illness. Born in Charlestown, he especially enjoyed working outdoors and with his hands. He was an avid walker and looked forward to meeting with friends and neighbors along...

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