Too close to home

September 30, 2010
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The savage shooting deaths earlier this week of four people in Mattapan – including a two-year old – have sent shock waves throughout the city. Another victim of these executions in Mattapan in the hospital is expected to die and so that will make five dead in one horrendous act in a neighborhood of...

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Obituaries 09-30-2010

September 30, 2010
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Ruth Smith Charlestown resident Ruth E. Smith of Charlestown died on Sept. 17. She was 78 years old. The devoted mother of Maureen Stout and Jean Smith, both of Malden, Joan Smith and her fiancé, Stephen, of Pawtucket, R.I. and Cynthia Smith-Evans and her husband, Johnnie, of Everett, she was the loving Nana to...

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Charlestown Working Theater members to perform ‘The Odyssey’ in Armenia

September 22, 2010
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Charlestown Working Theater members to perform ‘The Odyssey’ in Armenia

Members of the Charlestown Working Theater will travel to Yerevan, Armenia to perform their acclaimed adaptation of The Odyssey at the HIGH FEST International Theatre Festival Oct. 1 through. The CWT was awarded a grant from the prestigious Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU) to support the project, which includes an exchange between CWT and...

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Welcome to our new family-owned business

September 22, 2010
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Welcome to our new family-owned business

By Lynne Levesque, Ivey St. John and Paul Sullivan Earlier this summer, one of us started to install her air conditioner and found she needed a block of wood to stabilize the unit. A year ago, she would have had to jump into her car, drive to the local big box store, and be...

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Charlestown Preservation Society 2010 Historic House Tour

September 22, 2010
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Charlestown Preservation Society 2010 Historic House Tour

Cozy cottages, grand mansions, hidden gardens and a spectacular roofdeck: this year’s Charlestown Preservation Society Historic House Tour has all this and more. The 2010 house tour, coming Saturday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature eight houses representing the full range of Charlestown’s historic house styles, from a modest worker’s...

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Charlestown Youth Soccer

September 22, 2010
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Boys Under-10 Division 3C Charlestown 3, Malden 3 — In a highly entertaining affair of never-ending momentum swings, Charlestown (1-0-1) utilized a second-half scoring burst to salvage a tie. Although outshooting Malden in the first half by an 11-4 margin (18-11 for the game), the “Townies” found themselves trailing by a 2-1 score. Midfielder...

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This term a Last Hurrah? Not very likely

September 22, 2010
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Mayor Menino’s future has come front and center, again, following news last week that Chicago’s longtime Mayor Richard Daley announced he will not be seeking re-election. Daley has been mayor of Chicago since 1989 -21 years. Mayor Menino is going on 17 years and will be at 20 when the next election rolls around....

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Arrest Report 09-22-2010

September 22, 2010
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09/13/10 – Receiving Stolen Property As a result of a drug investigation in the area of Main Street, a suspect was placed under arrest for receiving stolen property. Suspect also charged with possession of a Class D controlled substance (marijuana). 09/13/10 – Drugs As a result of an ongoing drug investigation in the area...

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Obituaries 09-22-2010

September 22, 2010
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Carol O’Neil Of Dorchester, formerly of Charlestown Carol T. (Welsh) O’Neil of Dorchester, formerly of Charlestown, died on September 14. A former nurse’s aide at Marian Manor Nursing Home and lunch mother at the William E. Russell Middle School for many years, she was the beloved wife of Joseph E. Sr. for 53 years,...

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‘The Town’ premieres

September 16, 2010
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‘The Town’ premieres

By Jennifer Smartt Special to the Patriot-Bridge It was just a year ago that Charlestown residents were abuzz about the filming of Ben Affleck’s film, “The Town” based on Boston author Chuck Hogan’s book, “Prince of Thieves.” With “The Town’s” opening date of Sept. 17, Charlestown has been in the spotlight of the media...

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Charlestown Youth Soccer gets underway

September 16, 2010
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Charlestown Youth Soccer gets underway

Boys Under-10 Charlestown 2, Everett 1 — In an extremely physical season opener, Charlestown utilized a pinpoint passing attack and relentless fast break offense to wear down a tough Everett squad. The “Townies,” who outshot Everett by a 14-6 margin, carried the play early with forwards John Guadian (goal, 7 shots) and Aidan Shea...

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DiDomenico tops Flaherty in State Senate race

September 16, 2010
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DiDomenico tops Flaherty in State Senate race

In extremely close balloting throughout the sprawling senatorial district, State Senator Sal DiDomenico beat Cambridge Attorney Tim Flaherty by 170 votes. In unofficial results from all the cities and towns, an estimated 13,000 voters cast ballots. Again, unofficial results show DiDomenico with 6,288 votes to Flaherty’s 6,118. “I am proud and pleased,” Senator DiDomenico...

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Congratulations to Senator DiDomenico

September 16, 2010
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Senator Sal DiDomenico won a close victory over Cambridge Attorney Tim Flaherty in Tuesday’s primary balloting. DiDomenico’s victory – by a slim 170 votes – says much about the first term senator. The numbers were not on his side as these two went to battle on Tuesday. However, DiDomenico showed real fight during the...

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Historic House Tour

September 16, 2010
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One of Charlestown’s great strengths as a neighborhood are the fine homes that abound here from street to street. Some of the architecture here is extraordinary, textbook, grand homes built with red-brick and granite, black iron railings and interiors to die for that speak of a time long past. What better way to spend...

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Just a thought…

September 16, 2010
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We are pleased the Florida pastor who was going to burn the Koran has relented. Burning holy books or books of any kind as a protest is what the Nazis under Hitler did. The Nazis especially liked burning Jewish books, and then went on to exterminate most of European Jewry. Radical Islam is about...

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Arrest Report 09-16-2010

September 16, 2010
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09/06/10 – Robbery – Knife, Business A victim on Bunker Hill Street reports that a black male entered his place of business brandishing a knife and demanded money. The suspect jumped the counter, took cash and fled into the Bunker Hill Housing Development. 09/08/10 – Trespassing Officers on Carney Court summonsed an individual to...

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Obituaries 09-16-2010

September 16, 2010
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Ralph Campbell Formerly of Charlestown Ralph Campbell of Fort Washington, MD, formerly of Charlestown, passed away on Friday, Aug.7 27, at the Specialty Hospital of Washington in Washington, D.C. at the age of 73. Ralph was born on July 16, 1937 to late Daniel and Maude (Davidson) Campbell. Ralph grew up in Charlestown on...

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Down to the wire – DiDomenico and Flaherty sprint to the finish line; Cambridge is key

September 10, 2010
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Down to the wire – DiDomenico and Flaherty sprint to the finish line; Cambridge is key

In another week, the voters decide if they want to send Senator Sal DiDomenico back to the senate or to send Attorney Tim Flaherty to the senate to take his place. Both candidates are pulling out all the stops in a rush to the end of this campaign. DiDomenico is pinning his hopes on...

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MGH Institute sets record for student population

September 10, 2010
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The MGH Institute of Health Professions in the Charlestown Navy Yard has passed the 1,000 mark for enrolled students for the first time in its 34-year history. A total of 1,004 students began classes on September 7 in nursing, physical therapy, communication sciences and disorders, and medical imaging. This represents a 64% increase in...

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Bryan J. McGonagle street hockey tournament: The end of a great run

September 10, 2010
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It started sixteen years ago on a warm Friday night down at the neck. As a family who was dealing with the tragic loss of a 9-year-old hockey player. A son, a nephew, a grandchild, a cousin a friend – one of our own.  We felt we needed to find a way to help...

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Jerry Steimel honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

September 10, 2010
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Former Charlestown Boys & Girls Clubhouse Director Jerry Steimel will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from BOSTnet on Sept. 24. BOSTnet is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality and increase the capacity of the out of school time field. Jerry spent 13 years as Director of the Charlestown Clubhouse before...

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Mark & Michelle Gorman Softball Tournament

September 10, 2010
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This Saturday! In two days the all-women Softball Extravaganza begins at 10 am. Get up, release those frustrations with a swing of the bat, and support a good cause. All proceeds will go towards a Scholarship Fund to support Charlestown Youth from Pre-school to College. All parents interested in the Scholarship should apply and...

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Week 1 Charlestown Youth Football vs. Swampscott

September 10, 2010
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A day to learn for Charlestown Youth Football as three teams headed to the land of Swampscott to take on the Big Blue in an early season matchup. Titan Division: Charlestown 6 – Swampscott 7 Charlestown scored on the opening possession after a 45 yard scamper from Angel Buret, one half of the dynamic...

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Crusader Division: Charlestown 0 – Swampscott 27

September 10, 2010
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Preseason Favorites in the Crusader Division, Swampscott scored quickly and often to jump out to a 20-0 lead. In the Second Half the Charlestown Defense woke up and held serve for the rest of the game. A late score off a fumble completed the scoring, but this game was much closer than the score...

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