"Compass" Strategic Planning session at Charlestown Branch Library

November 11, 2010
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"Compass" Strategic Planning session at Charlestown Branch Library

A Strategic Planning session was held at the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 4. The session was led by Michael R. Colford, the BPL’s Director of Resource Services/Information Technology. Also in attendance was James Carroll, a member of the BPL’s Board of Trustees. At the meeting, the draft principles...

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Councilors Arroyo and LaMattina advocate for veteran services

November 11, 2010
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With Veterans Day around the corner, Boston City Councilors Felix G. Arroyo and Salvatore LaMattina recently held a hearing to ensure Boston veterans have all the necessary tools to facilitate their reintegration into civilian life and that they are provided with a safe and healthy environment upon returning home. “Veterans risked their own lives...

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‘Townie Santa’ tradition continues

November 11, 2010
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As the weather starts to cool and the last leaves fall from the trees, a group of residents have begun planning for a Christmas program for Charlestown’s elderly. Christmas can be a very sad and lonely time of year for the needy, elderly shut-in. While the rest of us may be gift giving, card...

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Boys U-10 Division 3C

November 11, 2010
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Woburn 2, Charlestown 0 — In a tremendously entertaining contest of non-stop back-and-forth action, the “Townies” (6-2-1) fell to undefeated Woburn (9-0-0) to finish the season in third place. Although outshooting their opponent by a 12-10 margin, Charlestown’s terrific trio of forwards Aidan Shea (2 shots), John Gaudian (3 shots) and Daniel “DS” Sigmund...

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Girls U-12 Division 3B

November 11, 2010
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By Shana Sylvester Charlestown 3, Waltham 0 — Despite the chilly fall afternoon in Charlestown, the “Townies” (3-5-0) celebrated another victory, their third of the season, over Waltham Saturday. Townie captains for the game were Lauren Sweeney and Caitlyn McDermott. McDermott played goalie for most of the game making some excellent saves and Isabelle...

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Girls U-12 Division 3C

November 11, 2010
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By Jen Ruhle, Megan Harvey, Dave Jacoby & Karen Gentis Charlestown 1, Wilmington 1 — Kaley Kyle and Julia Jacoby were co-captains for the last game. This game proved to be the most spirited and contested game of the season with both teams playing excellent soccer. The girls made many excellent passes and were...

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Girls U-10 Division 2

November 11, 2010
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By Allison Godfrey Medford 5, Charlestown 3 — The GU10-2 final match on Saturday Nov. 6 against Medford proved to be one of our most exciting matches of the season.  It seemed as if everything the girls learned over the course of the season came to fruition.  The team, led by captains Clara Reed...

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Boys U10-2 Division 4D

November 11, 2010
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Charlestown 6, Melrose 1 — The BU10-2 Townies finished their season with a convincing 6 to 1 win over visiting Melrose. The win brought the Townes final record to 4-6, which is impressive when you consider that the team lost its first four games and that for all but two of the boys this...

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On to Thanksgiving

November 11, 2010
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The year is hurtling to its end as we near Thanksgiving. The Halloween weekend was something to behold. And then we turned back our clocks. After the Fourth of July and Bunker Hill Day, Halloween has become perhaps the third most important holiday of the year in this neighborhood, proving that the neighborhood is...

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Nightmare on Craigie Bridge

November 11, 2010
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For those of you leaving Charlestown and heading West, everything about driving has become slightly more complex with the closure of the lanes heading into Boston over the Craigie Bridge by the Museum of Science. Traffic has indeed intensified, with the overflow backing into Charlestown. Just what we needed, isn’t it? Not really. One...

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Veterans Day

November 11, 2010
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Every year is a time to commemorate the dedication and sacrifice of those who are serving where their lives are in danger and especially for those who have died while in the service of the United States of America. Veterans Day is a time to remember and to say thank you and come away...

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Arrest Report 11-10-2010

November 11, 2010
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11/01/10 – Drugs As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Carney Court, two individuals were placed under arrest for possession of a Class A drug (heroin). 11/02/10 – Investigate Person Officers responded to Hancock Street for a disturbance call. The victim informed them that, while walking to the store, she...

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Obituaries 11-10-2010

November 11, 2010
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James Santos Veteran of two wars James A. Santos of Charlestown died on Oct. 31. A retired employee of Freeman Decorating of Braintree, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was the beloved husband of Joanne M. (McNevin) Santos; devoted son of the late Sarah (Callahan) and Manuel...

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T he Cooperative Bank celebrates Halloween with haunted house

November 4, 2010
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T he Cooperative Bank celebrates Halloween with haunted house

Last Friday, The Cooperative Bank was transformed into a haunted grave yard, complete with gravestones, mummies and vampires. TCB hosted their second annual haunted house for the children of the Charlestown community. Children walked through a maze of pirate skeletons, vampires, floating skulls, monsters and more. Those who braved the haunted house received a...

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Senator DiDomenico bests newcomer Barbara Bush

November 4, 2010
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Senator DiDomenico bests newcomer Barbara Bush

State Senator Sal DiDomenico defeated Charlestown’s Barbara Bush in her first foray into the political arena in balloting Tuesday. DiDomenico received 29,268 votes to Bush’s 8474 total for a 78% – 22% margin of victory. “I am extremely pleased,” DiDomenico told the Patriot-Bridge. “The people have spoken powerfully. I won’t let them down.” Earlier...

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Celebrate Thanksgiving with neighbors – Dinner set for Nov. 25 at the American Legion Hall

November 4, 2010
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Bob and Carol Sweeney, in cooperation with James W. Conway Bunker Hill Post 26, the American Legion are inviting all their old and new friends to a family-style Thanksgiving Day dinner on Thursday, Nov. 26, at the American Legion Hall, 23 Adams St. at the corner of Chestnut Street. This is the 19th year...

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Governor Patrick’s victory

November 4, 2010
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The Republicans changed the face of the Congress Tuesday. They now control the House of Representatives. They picked up more than a half dozen Senate seats but the Democrats maintain their control there. It is a new day in Washington, where President Barack Obama awakened to a brave new world Wednesday morning. In Massachusetts,...

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Boys U-10 Division 3C Charlestown 3, Wakefield 0

November 4, 2010
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If not for the plethora of spectacular saves by the Wakefield goaltender, this one could have been really ugly as the “Townies” posted a 19-1 shots-on-net advantage. Standout forwards Aidan Shea (2 goals, 5 shots) and Daniel Sigmund (goal, 3 shots) provided the scoring and netminder Jeremy Shea (3-1-0), who boomed a tremendous kick...

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Boys U-10 Division 4D

November 4, 2010
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By Carl Jahn Burlington 3, Charlestown 1 — In one of their best played games of the season, the “Townies” failed to avenge their season opening loss after a furious comeback came up short. All season the young “Townies” have relied on standout defensive play and goaltending to free up and create chances for...

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Boys Under 10-3 Charlestown3, Burlington 0

November 4, 2010
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Charlestown faced off against Burlington for the second time this season and managed to pull off another win, beating Burlington, 3-0. This game was not a lay up for Charlestown. The first half of the game saw many shots on goals by both teams, but nobody managed to sneak one in and after the...

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Boys Under 12-1

November 4, 2010
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Charlestown 1, Wakefield 0 — On Saturday at Moulton Field, the Charlestown BU12-1 team defeated Wakefield 1-0 in their penultimate match of the season.  A cool, precisely placed goal by team captain Mark Williamson captured the lead for the team in the first half. The winless Wakefield team put up a strong fight against...

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Police Blotter 11-03-2010

November 4, 2010
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10/25/10 – Drinking in Public An officer in the area of Old Ironsides Way placed two individuals under arrest for drinking in public. 10/27/10 – Drugs Officers in the area of Eden and Main streets placed a suspect under arrest for possession of a class a drug (heroin). 10/27/10 – Drugs As a result...

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Obituaries 11-03-2010

November 4, 2010
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Cornelius ‘Neil’ ‘Connie’ Daly Plumber, of Melrose, formerly of Charlestown Cornelius F. “Neil” “Connie” Daly, a 41 year resident of Melrose and also of West Kennebunk, Maine, died on Oct. 26 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following an extended illness. He was 70 years old. Born in Boston on June 20, 1940 to...

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USS Constitution celebrates birthday

October 28, 2010
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USS Constitution celebrates birthday

USS Constitution returns to her pier following her 213th launching day anniversary.

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