The Mayor’s Address

January 20, 2011
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Mayor Menino touched on what is certain to be one of the major issues confronting Boston and all the cities and towns in Massachusetts this year at his state of the city address given at Faneuil Hall last week. He said that Boston would be fighting to make changes with its union employees who...

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The Snowstorm’s Residue

January 20, 2011
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All of us have noticed the huge amounts of snow that fell on us, and the giant snow piles created by plows with virtually nowhere to put it. Automobiles in our neighborhoods on some streets will not move for the remainder of the winter due to the sheer weight and volume of the snow...

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Sports 01-20-2011

January 20, 2011
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Honor Roll Call Providence College Dean’s List (minimum 3.55 GPA):  Kevin Celata, Andrew Connors. Curry College Dean’s List (minimum 3.30 GPA):  Luiz Duque, Venida Gray, Jacqueline Hurley, Joseph Twomey. Who gets the Heisman? The Charlestown Youth Football program, which completed one of the most successful seasons ever, will hold its annual “Awards Night” banquet...

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Obituaries 01-20-2011

January 20, 2011
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Anne ’Cookie’ Farrell Charlestown resident Anne M. “Cookie” Farrell of Charlestown, formerly of Revere and Winthrop, died unexpectedly. She was 60 years old. She was the beloved daughter of the late Bernard J. and Anna M. (Kenny) Farrell; cherished sister of Linda M. Scannelli and her husband, Joseph R., of Revere, Bernard W. Farrell...

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Another Successful Dan McGoff Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament

January 13, 2011
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Another Successful  Dan McGoff Christmas  Classic Hockey Tournament

By CYHA Board This year marked the tenth Annual Dan McGoff Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament hosted by Charlestown Youth Hockey and there were plenty on hand to watch some very talented teams compete all weekend long in over 20 games. The tournament was held in December at the Emmons, O’Neill, Horrigan Rink the home...

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Amanda Wynn wins USTA Tourney

January 13, 2011
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Amanda Wynn wins USTA Tourney

Amanda Wynn of Charlestown won a USTA Tennis Tournament recently held in Manchester Massachusetts at the Manchester Athletic Club.  Wynn prevailed be defeating Aarti H. Bhagwandas of Marietta Georgia 6-3, 6-1 and Sara M. Lee of Winchester Massachusetts 6-3, 6-4. Wynn is a member of the CHAD (Charlestown Against Drugs) Tennis Club and a...

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City Hit with Another Heavy Snowstorm

January 13, 2011
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City Hit with Another Heavy Snowstorm

By Joshua Resnek Charlestown awakened Wednesday morning to more than a foot of snow, which buried the neighborhood and pretty much closed it down for the day. Charlestown looked quintessentially New England, Boston gorgeous – Monument Square and the Bunker Hill Monument itself – with red brick and lighter granite highlighted against the pure...

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The Mayor, Again

January 13, 2011
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Mayor Thomas Menino is again recovering from yet another operation. This time, it was to correct difficulties he was having with one of his knees. As the mayor said succinctly in a Boston Globe piece on his health over the weekend, nearly everything he has faced in the past few years has been more...

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The Slaughter in Tucson

January 13, 2011
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It is being pieced together what exactly caused Jared Lee Loughner to kill six people and to wound 13 others at a public get together for Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. We would like to think it was a simple insane act by an insane man but we know it runs deeper and is more...

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Sports

January 13, 2011
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Honor Roll Call Belmont Hill School – Edward Columbia (High Honors), Richard O’Keefe (Honors). “Townies” sports update Standout winger Michael Settipani, 5 goals and 12 assists, has been on fire lately for Hebron Academy…USA National Development Team (U-17) defenseman Matt Grzelcyk continues to impress, notching a goal and 13 assists in 28 games. Help...

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Police Briefs 01-13-2011

January 13, 2011
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01/05/11 – Disorderly Person As a result of an incident on Old Ironsides Way, the officer assigned to the area placed a suspect under arrest for being a disorderly person. 01/05/11 – Warrant Arrest Officers on Walford Way placed an individual under arrest for outstanding Salem and Ipswich court warrants charging larceny and threats....

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Obituaries 01-13-2011

January 13, 2011
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Rita Chambers Of Stoneham, formerly of Charlestown Rita E. (Casaletto) Chambers of Stoneham, formerly of Charlestown, died on Jan. 9. Funeral arrangements were by the Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home, Stoneham. - Peter Centola Somerville resident Peter C. Centola of Somerville died on Jan. 2. He was the beloved husband of Helen (Hartigan); father of Peter...

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Local Pastors Preside Over TV Mass

January 7, 2011
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Local Pastors Preside Over TV Mass

Special to the Patriot-Bridge Altar Servers Caitlin Walsh (Hofstra University), Diana Kelly   (PurdueUniversity) and Kieran Kelly (The Catholic University of America),of Charlestown, recently participated in the nationally televised Catholic TV Daily Mass.  Presided over by Father Daniel Mahoney, pastor of St. Francis De Sales Parish, the Mass aired live at 9:30 a.m., and was...

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Charlestown Resident Named a ‘Massachusetts Super Lawyer’

January 7, 2011
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Charlestown Resident Named a ‘Massachusetts Super Lawyer’

Special to the Patriot-Bridge Helen C. Lockhart, Ph.D., of Charlestown, a shareholder with Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C., the largest law firm in New England devoted exclusively to intellectual property law, was named a 2010 “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” by Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine and to its elite list of top 50 women Massachusetts Super...

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Bunker Hill Rehabilitation Work Winds Down for the Season

January 7, 2011
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Special to the Patriot-Bridge Boston National Historical Park Superintendent Cassius Cash thanks all of the residents of Charlestown for their patience during the 2010 rehabilitation projects at the Bunker Hill Monument.  American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants totaling $988,000 were used to complete projects to stabilize all four sets of stairs that lead to...

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Police Briefs 01-06-2011

January 7, 2011
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12/27/10 – Assault and Battery on a Police Officer As a result of an investigation into numerous assaults in the area of Main Street, officers placed three suspects under arrest. 12/28/10 – Larceny A property manager on Caldwell Street reported that someone entered the building and removed a Sony television from a wall. Cameras...

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Resolutions

January 7, 2011
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During this, the first week of the New Year, many of us will attempt to keep resolutions made in the heat of the moment shortly before the clock struck midnight over the weekend. Resolutions, as we have come to understand them in practice and reality, are much harder to keep than to make. New...

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Watching The Town, Again

January 7, 2011
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We had a chance to watch over the holidays, once again, Benn Affleck’s masterpiece, The Town. Having already seen The Fight, some comparisons can be made. The Town excels where The fight sometimes leaves us flat – that is – Affleck is better as an actor than Mark Wahlberg. Mind you, he doesn’t have...

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Sports

January 7, 2011
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Sports

-by Kevin Kelly Honor Roll Call The following students have achieved Honor Roll status:  St. Sebastian School of Needham – Christopher Sullivan; Mt. St. Joseph Academy – Aislinn Carrier;  Arlington Catholic – Danielle Kelley;  Malden Catholic – Yu (Jacky) Wang, Brendan Collier; St. Joseph Elementary School of Medford – Nolan Arbuckle, Ryan Arbuckle, Ronan...

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Obituaries 01-06-2011

January 7, 2011
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James Driscoll Of Reading, formerly of Charlestown James F. Driscoll of Reading, formerly of Everett, Somerville and Charlestown, died on Dec. 30. A US Coast Guard veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Anne (O’Driscoll) Driscoll; devoted father of Kevin J. Driscoll and his wife, Kim, of Lowell...

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An Eye on Charlestown Development

December 30, 2010
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-By Andrew Crocker Parcel 3 The land once covered by the old Route 1 on ramp which the turnpike authority fenced off after its removal is now slated for development.  At one time the site was open to the public and a favorite spot for the dogs of Charlestown to roam unleashed.  Many were...

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Police Briefs 12-30-2010

December 30, 2010
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12/20/10 – Drugs Officers on Medford Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Charlestown District Court default warrant. During a booking search, Class B drugs were also found on his person. He will be charged accordingly. 12/21/10 – Drugs As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Monument Square,...

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Sports

December 30, 2010
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-By Kevin E. Kelly “Townies” drafted by the Pros 1962  Boston Celtics (NBA) – Chuck Chevalier, Boston College;  1971  Dallas Cowboys (NFL) – John Brennan, Boston College;  1973  Vancouver Canucks (NHL) – Paul O’Neil, Boston University;  1976  California Golden Seals (NHL) – Mike Fidler, Boston University;  1977  Chicago Black Hawks (NHL) – Jack O’Callahan,...

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Obituaries 12-30-2010

December 30, 2010
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Mary Virginia McMakin Of  Burlington, formerly of Charlestown Mary Virginia (Rock) McMakin of Burlington, formerly of Charlestown, died on December 21. She was the beloved wife of William B.; loving mother of Mary “Ginger” Franchitto and her husband, Larry, of Hudson, NH, AnnMarie McMakin of Burlington, and Theresa Ann “Terry” Tremblay and her husband,...

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