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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Craigie Drawbridge construction creates problems for commuters

October 28, 2010
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By Stephen Quigley If you think the morning commute using the Craigie Drawbridge into Boston is bad now, just wait until November 6. That is when the dismantling and reconstruction of the old bridge will start in earnest and the 45,000 cars and motorists that use this route can expect detours, confusion and traffic...

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Charlestown residents plan vigil for Lung Cancer Awareness Month

October 28, 2010
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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month in Massachusetts and for the third year in a row, Boston will mark this event with the Shine a Light on Lung Cancer candlelight vigil at the Prudential Center in Boston on Nov. 4. Glowsticks, rather than candles, will be lit and the Prudential Tower will be illuminated...

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Vote “No’ on question 2 – A No” saves jobs & affordable housing — and limits “snob zoning”

October 28, 2010
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There are three questions on the ballot for the voters’ consideration in Tuesday’s election. Our readers no doubt are well-familiar with Questions 1 and 3, which call for a repeal of the sales tax on liquor and for a rollback of the general sales tax to three percent respectively. However, Question 2, which seeks...

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Youth Soccer Report

October 28, 2010
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Boys U-10 Division 3C Somerville 2, Charlestown 0 — The “Townies” (5-1-1) suffered their first loss of the season in a hard-fought battle against a quality Somerville (5-2-0) team. Though the first half was a battle of field position, with Somerville capitalizing on their few offensive forays, the second half saw Charlestown post a...

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Arrest Report 10-27-2010

October 28, 2010
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10/18/10 – Attempted Breaking and Entering A victim on Corey Street reported, that while checking her daughters apartment, she noticed the cylinder lock was extremely loose as if it had been tampered with. No entry was made. 10/20/10 – Larceny A victim on Henley Street reported that unknown person(s) removed a green Bumbleride baby...

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Obituaries 10-27-2010

October 28, 2010
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Clare Kirk Of Quincy, formerly of Charlestown Clare E. (Murphy) Kirk of Quincy, formerly of Charlestown, died peacefully at home on Oct. 21. She was 75 years old. The beloved wife of the late Paul P. Kirk, she was the devoted mother of Margaret M. Kirk-Ciardelli and her husband, James, of Quincy, Kerry A....

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“Spaulding Rehab Celebrates Groundbreaking and 40th Anniversary Under Tent at Charlestown Navy Yard”

October 21, 2010
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“Spaulding Rehab Celebrates Groundbreaking and 40th Anniversary Under Tent at Charlestown Navy Yard”

Immediately following the formal groundbreaking ceremony, Governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Thomas Menino, State Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty, Congressman Michael Capuano and other officials, joined hundreds of Spaulding trustees, supporters, former patients, staff and friends under a huge tent at the Navy Yard to celebrate Spaulding’s 40th anniversary.

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Charlestown residents/community heroes to be honored at 36th Annual ABCD Community Awards Dinner

October 21, 2010
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Charlestown residents/community heroes to be honored at 36th Annual ABCD Community Awards Dinner

Two Charlestown heroes will be honored for their contributions to the community at the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) 36th Annual Community Awards Dinner on Friday, Oct. 29 at the Seaport World Trade Center. The dinner celebrates the voluntary efforts of individuals who work tirelessly to address and placate the plight of Boston’s...

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What does our clothing say about ourselves?

October 21, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick, his Republican opponent Charlie Baker and independent candidate Tim Cahill represent three different constituencies – and the clothing they wear apparently reveals that. A recent Boston Globe piece detailing the clothes the gubernatorial candidates are wearing as they make their case to the residents of Massachusetts pointed out that Governor Patrick...

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Youth Soccer Report

October 21, 2010
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Boys U-10 Division 3C Charlestown 5, Stoneham 0 — The “Townies” (5-0-1) overwhelmed Stoneham with a relentless offensive barrage (26-5 shots-on-net advantage) to maintain sole possession of second place in their division. Forwards Aidan Shea (assist, 5 shots), John Gaudian (goal, 3 shots) and Daniel Sigmund (3 shots) played their usual stellar games, with...

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