Obituaries 12-01-2010

December 2, 2010
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Paul Martell Lifelong Charlestown resident Paul M. Martell, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack on Monday, Nov. 22 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 46 years old. Born in Boston on March 20, 1964 to Margaret M. (Doherty) and John L. Martell, he grew up in...

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Good Shepherd students perform to help Harvest on Vine

November 25, 2010
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Good Shepherd students perform to help Harvest on Vine

Good Shepherd School students, Lia Carr, Kiera Carr, Dory Russell and Charlie Jenkins meet with Tom MacDonald from Harvest on Vine. Good Shepherd School preschoolers celebrated Thanksgiving with a concert at Harvest on Vine. Admission for parents was a non-perishable food item raising awareness for GSS children and their families of the almost 400...

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CBA and CNC look to help locals conquer cyberspace

November 25, 2010
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CBA and CNC look to help locals conquer cyberspace

Local businesspeople headed down to the Knights of Columbus on Monday to learn more about the new online community resource, sip a cup of coffee and enjoy a delicious cupcakes provided by Wicked Good Cupcakes (www.wickedgoodcupcakery.com) and snacks made by Ali Fornash (www.foodfitnessfashion.com). From left: David Evans of Digicraft Advisors, Charlestown Business Association webmaster...

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And that’s the way it was… – The noted author Gore Vidal has said that fiction is truth. In the fictional recreation of the day JFK died by Joshua Resnek that follows, fiction is indeed, truth.

November 25, 2010
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And that’s the way it was… – The noted author Gore Vidal has said that fiction is truth. In the fictional recreation of the day JFK died by Joshua Resnek that follows, fiction is indeed, truth.

I first met Walter Cronkite in the early afternoon, November 22, 1963. I was 13 years old. We met briefly on the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. I was a newly minted freshman at Ocean City High School, built high on a hill overlooking the Atlantic in 1912...

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Thanksgiving 2010

November 25, 2010
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Everything about our lives and about the well-being of our nation has been put in question by the nagging recession that has cost so many jobs and our belief in the banking system and even our belief in our ability as a nation to overcome economic adversity. With Thanksgiving upon us, we agree there...

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Obituaries 11-24-2010

November 25, 2010
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Joseph Steen Wilmington resident Joseph M. Steen of Wilmington, died peacefully on Nov. 19 with his family at his side. He was 76 years old. A US Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was a retired Inspector for Elevator Construction Local 4 in Boston; Commander of American Legion Post 136 in Wilmington,...

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"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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