St. Mary’s Grammar School

March 24, 2011
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I started attending the second grade at St. Mary’s grammar school after our family moved from Bunker Hill Street to Monument Avenue.  The next year we moved again, this time to Winthrop Street, directly across from the firehouse and just 20-yards from the school’s front entrance.  Nevertheless, I was late for school; a lot. ...

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Obituaries 03-24-2011

March 24, 2011
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Kathleen Fiske-Reilly Charlestown resident Kathleen R. (McLaughlin) Fiske-Reilly of Charlestown died on March 19. She was the beloved daughter of the late John J. McLaughlin and Kathleen (Allwood) Simpson; devoted mother of Kathy Ryan and her husband, Ted, Janice Reilly and her husband, Steve Kavanagh, all of Charlestown and Sean Reilly and his wife,...

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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

March 17, 2011
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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

Sally Klessins of Charlestown is shown celebrating the holiday at the 25th annual Flatley Company/Gene O’Flaherty sponsored St. Patrick’s Day party at Knights of Columbus Hall last Friday.

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New Signs for St. Mary’s

March 17, 2011
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New Signs for St. Mary’s

Fr.  James Ronan All of us who are privileged to live in this wonderful community spend a lot of time walking. This is a “walkin’ town” and I, for one, love it. Of course, my dog, Daisy, does as well. One of the consequences of walking everywhere is the pleasure of meeting and greeting...

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Charlestown Chamber of Commerce is Looking for Volunteers and Members

March 17, 2011
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By Abby Gray, owner of Olivia Browning. Trying to be all things to all businesses is hard. However, the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce or “CCC” is certainly going to try in 2011 Since I took a position on the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce Board (formally the Charlestown Business Association that merged with the Charlestown...

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The Japanese devastation

March 17, 2011
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It wasn’t just the earthquake – but the tsunami that followed the record breaking earthquake that has resulted in possibly 10,000 dead or swept away, an entire region of the nation laid bare of homes, buildings, schools infrastructure and now, radiation spewing from six damaged nuclear reactors that are in various stages of destruction....

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St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2011
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It is easy to make light of St. Patrick’s Day. For some it has become a day for parades, corned beef and cabbage – some turnip, too, and for everything green and for Leprechauns, and for others, it is also a day for a few pints or a drink or two. St. Patrick, the...

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Sports 03-17-2011

March 17, 2011
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Honor Roll Call Latin Academy freshman Peter O’Donnell placed second at the City of Boston High School Science Fair.  He was also the recipient of the Optical Society of America achievement award…Jeffrey Wang and Patrick Kelly achieved High Honors and Ronan Carrier made Honors at St. Joseph of Medford Parochial School. Fundraiser for Boys...

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Police Briefs 03-17-2011

March 17, 2011
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03/07/11 – Found Property A resident on Ninth Street stated she was concerned because she found a pry type tool resting on the ledge of her exterior window. There was no damage but she was fearful that someone may have been trying to break in. 03/08/11 – Attempted Robbery, Knife A victim reported that,...

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Obituaries 03-17-2011

March 17, 2011
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Patricia Ann Johnson Charlestown resident Patricia Ann (Morrissey) Johnson of Charlestown, died peacefully on March 12. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth F. Johnson, loving mother of Kristin Johnson and Jennifer Johnson, mother-in-law of Tony Viveiros and John Peitso, and beloved grandmother of Augustus Johnson Viveiros, Cecilia Johnson Viveiros, and Eliot Johnson Peitso. Pre-deceased...

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Millers River soon to change

March 10, 2011
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Millers River soon to change

-By Andrew Jay The Miller’s River is a tiny estuary that lies beneath the 93 overpass that lies between Charlestown and Boston Sand and Gravel. It is the remnants of an oyster filled expanse of water that extended past Bunker Hill College, the MBTA’s train storage shed, the Galleria Mall and almost to the...

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Charlestown Girl Scout Troops Celebrate World Thinking Day

March 10, 2011
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Charlestown Girl Scout Troops Celebrate World Thinking Day

Special to the Patriot-Bridge Each year on or around Feb. 22, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world celebrate World Thinking Day (WTD). It is a day when they think about their “sisters” in all the countries of the world, the meaning of Guiding and Scouting, and its global impact Charlestown Girl...

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John Warren – The Fenian Brotherhood & “Paddy’s Lamentation”

March 10, 2011
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John Warren – The Fenian Brotherhood & “Paddy’s Lamentation”

-By Ed Callahan Charlestown Historical Society On March 9, 1864, the steamship “Nova Scotian” of the Canadian owned Allen Steamship Line docked in the harbor at Portland, Maine.  On board this particular vessel were 102 young men from Dublin who had been induced to emigrate to the United States with a promise of free...

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Martha Coakley

March 10, 2011
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The attorney general may have run a bad campaign for US Senate but she sure knows what she’s doing with Blue Cross Blue Shield. We wish to compliment her for causing the entire paid BC-BS board to give up their bloated and rather ridiculous salaries. She has also informed the health insurance giants that...

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The Flatley-O’Flaherty St. Patrick’s Day – Celebration of all Celebrations

March 10, 2011
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The annual Flatley Company and Representative Eugene O’Flaherty St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Knights of Columbus Hall is being held Friday evening. It is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. and finish up around 10:00 p.m. We urge you to attend. It is one of this neighborhood’s major events of the year and...

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“Townies” Sports Update

March 10, 2011
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The accolades just keep on coming as Malden Catholic sensational wingman Brendan Collier (6 goals, 3 assists in two games) was named MVP of the Springfield Cathedral Tournament.  In MC’s opening Super 8 hockey game, Brendan popped in two goals, including the game winner, in an exciting 4-3 victory over Central Catholic…Congratulations to Boston...

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Help Keep Me in the “Loop”

March 10, 2011
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I’m looking for scoops on “Townies” who participate in sports/recreational activities in elementary school, high school, prep school or college.  Please E-Mail me at bunkerhillbillie@aol.com with information or photographs and I will be sure to include them in a column.  I’d also love to hear about honor roll students or scholar athletes, or any...

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Honor Roll Call

March 10, 2011
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Boston Latin seniors Leisa Loan and Katie O’Neil, co-captain of the girls crew team, were inducted into the National Honor Society…Alexandra Lane, Cara Liebman and Sean Smith have been named to the Dean’s List at Boston University…Seniors Sophie Afdhal and Ashley Goldman, and fifth-grader Hannah Brogan were awarded Silver Distinction for academic achievement at...

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Girls Softball Sign-ups

March 10, 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 St.  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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46 Days ‘til Opening Day

March 10, 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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The Boston Arena

March 10, 2011
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Back in the 1970’s, my older brother Denny and I always looked forward to attending as many high school state tournament games as we could.  Most of the early round basketball match-ups were played at area high school gyms while the hockey games usually took place at the Boston Arena.  The ultimate goal of...

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Police Briefs 03-10-2011

March 10, 2011
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02/28/11 – Warrant Arrest Officers on Polk Stree placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Boston Juvenile Court warrant. 02/28/11 – Warrant Arrest Officers on Trenton Street placed an individual under arrest for an outstanding Boston Municipal Court warrant. 02/28/11 – Trespassing Officers on Bunker Hill Street placed a suspect under arrest for...

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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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