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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Obituaries 03-03-2011

March 3, 2011
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William Lowe Founder and President of William Lowe Movers of Charlestown William D. Lowe of Bourne died on Feb. 24 in the McCarthy Care Center, Sandwich. He was 82 years old. Mr. Lowe was founder and president of William Lowe & Sons Movers in Charlestown. Born in Springfield, he grew up in Somerville and...

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Timothy P. O’Connell named 2010 Lawyer of the Year

February 24, 2011
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Timothy P. O’Connell named 2010 Lawyer of the Year

-By ERIC T. BERKMAN It’s never easy to fight the government all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, especially when your clients aren’texactly innocent. It’s even harder when six out of seven federal circuits have already ruled against your position. That’s the task Timothy P. O’Connell and Leslie Feldman-Rumpler faced when federal prosecutors...

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Jack the Barber

February 24, 2011
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Jack the Barber

By 1981 Jack Luiselli, known to all in the Charlestown neighborhood as “Jack the Barber”, had become an integral part of the community.  Though a barber by trade, Jack would spend many years coaching the Charlestown Town Team, a football squad consisting mainly of local athletes. Over the years Jack’s endearing personality began to...

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Sandy King and the Code of Silence

February 24, 2011
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The death of Sandy King earlier this month marks the passing from the local scene of a person who was larger than life for what she sought following the homicides of two of her sons. The murderers of her sons were never revealed to police despite many people knowing who they were. She was...

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Honor Roll Call

February 24, 2011
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Senior Nicole Callahan was named to the Dean’s List at George Washington University…Jennifer Doherty was named to the Dean’s List at Framingham State…Freshwoman Caitlin Coleman made the Dean’s List at Fitchburg State…Latin Academy senior Michael Clough achieved Honors.

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Help Keep Me in the “loop”

February 24, 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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60 Days ‘til “Opening Day”

February 24, 2011
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Beginning on March 1, the Charlestown Little League program will begin 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. ...

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“Townies” Sports Update

February 24, 2011
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Once again, the Latin Academy swim team captured the City of Boston championship.  Congratulations go out to team members Gerard Rooney Jr., Keighan McGoff, Colby Cahill, Matteo Grando and Teaghan McLaughlin…Sophomore Tyrese Hoxter scored 27 points and junior sensation Akosa Maduegbunam added 18 more as Charlestown outlasted Madison Park in overtime by a score...

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High School March Madness

February 24, 2011
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BOYS BASKETBALL: Hats off to Charlestown (18-2, ranked #4) who are primed to make a run at the State title and have gone about their basketball business with style and determination…East Boston (11-3) served notice that they have returned to form and are also a tourney favorite with an impressive win over Charlestown…Boston Latin...

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Shoe Shine

February 24, 2011
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As a young boy, I always enjoyed watching my father shine his shoes.  The ritual fascinated me and many men of his “greatest generation” served in the military and shined their shoes on a daily basis. Getting a “shine” was as American as apple pie and although the shoe shine boy has gone the...

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Obituaries 02-24-2011

February 24, 2011
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Russell H. Murray Formerly of Charlestown Russell H. “Raz” Murray of Saugus, formerly of Charlestown died on February 21, 2011. Beloved husband of 54 years of Evelyn (McNamara) Murray. Devoted father of Brian M. Murray of Boston, Shawn Murray of Saugus, Russell Murray & his wife Kathryn of Baltimore, Md., Timothy Murray & his...

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Bus 92 Detours vex Confused Commuters

February 17, 2011
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Bus 92 Detours vex  Confused Commuters

Andrew Spahr missed his Tuesday morning meeting last week. He stood at his usual inbound bus stop at the corner of Main and Harvard streets and waited for Bus 92. He saw one bus turn right at Austin Street, deviating from its regular route down Main Street. “I thought I was going a little...

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