Obituaries 06-12-2014

June 12, 2014
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Joseph ‘Lee’ Doyle Lifelong Charlestown Resident Joseph L. “Lee” Doyle, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life suddenly on Thursday, June 5 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 56 years old. Lee was born in Boston on May 23, 1958, a son of the late Norman Doyle and Margaret (Dozier)...

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Hot Dogs and Baseball

June 4, 2014
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Hot Dogs and Baseball

Fun is a hot dog and a game of baseball for Cole McKenney, age 4, who is a member of the Charlestown Little League Indians, and was on hand last Saturday for the Family Fun Day. Hundreds of kids and parents packed Ryan Playground on what was a beautiful spring day for the annual...

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Townie Assoc. Makes Donation

June 4, 2014
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Townie Assoc. Makes Donation

Over the course of the past year, members of the Townie Association sponsored various events and campaigns which benefited the Parade. The Townie Association was able to raise $2,000 for the 2014 Bunker Hill Day Parade. Pictured is the 17th Mayor of Charlestown, Shannon Lundin handing the check to Doc Sheehan, Chairman of the...

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Study Shows Logan Airport Impacts Health of Residents

June 4, 2014
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Fourteen years and $2 million in the making the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) finally released it long awaited Logan Health Study last Wednesday night. The study, first ordered by Senator Anthony Petruccelli (D-East Boston) in 2000 through legislation he filed while still in the House of Representatives, has found that as you...

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Zuffante Named Parade Marshall

June 4, 2014
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The Battle Of Bunker Hill Parade Committee is proud to announce that the Chief Marshall of this year’s parade is Joseph Zuffante. Joe is an Army veteran of the Viet Nam War. He serves as president of the Abraham Lincoln Post 11 (Gar). This year’s parade will commemorate the 239th anniversary of the Battle...

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Veterans Exhibit to Open June 14

June 4, 2014
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The Next Opening of the Charlestown Veterans History Project exhibits at 20 City Square will be Saturday June 14th from 1:00 to 4:00PM. For more information contact Bill Durette at 617-595-7083

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The ‘Mayor of Charlestown’ Goes to Ireland

June 4, 2014
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Charlestown’s current mayor, Shannon Lundin, recently returned from her hard won trip to Ireland. As the tradition goes, whoever sells the most tickets and becomes mayor earns themselves and the guest of their choice a trip to Ireland to experience the Irish culture first hand. Shannon brought her 14 year old daughter Laneigh along...

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Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 4, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Graduation is a bittersweet time, marking both an ending and a beginning. For the grads, they will realize that the past four years, which...

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Police Briefs 06-05-2014

June 4, 2014
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Investigate Property 05/26/14 – Officers responded to Walford Way for a report of shots fired. At the time of the call, police were in the vicinity, but did not hear any shots or find any ballistic evidence. Assault and Battery on a Police Officer 05/26/14 – During an investigation in the Bunker Hill housing...

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Have They Spelled out YMCA Correctly?

May 28, 2014
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Have They Spelled out YMCA Correctly?

Teen volunteers for the YMCA Patrick Sicotte, Liam Kennedy, Aidan Kelly, Alek Estrada, C.J. Valdez and Teen Director Michael Lerchfield spell out ‘YMCA’ last week during the Pahty on the Hahbah fundraiser for the Charlestown YMCA. More than 200 people attended the event.

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Warren-prescott K-8 Connects with Community

May 28, 2014
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Warren-prescott K-8 Connects with Community

On Friday, May 23, Principal Michele Davis welcomed key community businesses and partners to the school and classrooms.  The event has become a much- loved tradition that Mrs. Davis started during her first year as principal back in the fall of 2010.  “It is an event that I look forward to hosting each year...

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No Change in Trash Collection Planned

May 28, 2014
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While some neighborhoods in Boston will experience a change in trash pick up as part of new collection, hauling and disposal contract, Charlestown will be unaffected. Sunrise Scavenger will service Charlestown and the trash collection schedule here is unchanged. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Department of Public Works announced the new collection hauling...

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Crackdown on Improper Trash and Recycling Disposal

May 28, 2014
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina has ordered Public Works and the city’s code enforcement officers to begin cracking down heavily on improper trash and recycling disposal in Charlestown and elsewhere in his district. On Tuesday alone, code enforcement wrote 120 tickets for improper trash put out in other neighborhoods. “Please be alert in the coming...

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ParkARTS Workshops Returning During June

May 28, 2014
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has announced that its popular summer series of ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops will return during the month of June at five Boston locations. The series of eight workshops for budding artists ages nine and up is just one of the many offerings of the 18th annual ParkARTS program...

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Police Briefs 05-29-2014

May 28, 2014
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Assault and Battery 05/19/14 – A victim reported while walking down Main Street, she was struck in the head with a beer bottle. The victim told police that she believes the bottle came from a fire-escape platform. She declined medical attention. Warrant Arrest 05/21/14 – Officers in the area of Warren Street placed an...

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Good Shepherd Fundraiser

May 15, 2014
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Good Shepherd Fundraiser

Deanna Sutton, Jessica Scire and Emily Walker were happy to spend their Friday evening at the gala. They were three of many who attended the 5th Annual Fundraiser for the Good Shepherd School at St. Mary’s-St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center. The theme was ‘Hollywood.’

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DiDomenico Endorses Tompkins

May 15, 2014
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DiDomenico Endorses Tompkins

State Senator Sal DiDomenico announced his endorsement of Steve Tompkins for Suffolk County Sheriff this week.

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MGC Denies Boston Host Community Status: Walsh Weighing Legal Options Following Ruling

May 15, 2014
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Last Thursday the Massachusetts Gaming Commission rejected the City of Boston’s petition to be considered a ‘Host Community’, which would have allowed Charlestown to vote on a casino referendum and possibly a more lucrative community agreement. While the city argued that both the Wynn proposal in Everett and the Mohegan Sun proposal in Revere...

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Courageous Sailing Announces Campaign Geared Towards Youth

May 15, 2014
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Courageous Sailing today announced the launch of a new campaign aimed at raising awareness of its youth programs, which teach vital skills and have played a critical role in enhancing the lives of tens of thousands of Boston children during the past two-plus decades. The campaign includes an innovative mix of TV, print, radio...

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CNC Basic Services to Meet May 22

May 15, 2014
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The CNC Basic Services committee will hold a meeting of May 22 at 7:00 pm at the Mishawum Community room, 95 Dunstable Street. Representatives from Fresh Truck will be on hand to discuss their proposal to bring their mobile healthy food market to the Charlestown community. The presentation will include information regarding the proposed...

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Charlestown Townie Swim Team Swims Their Way to Nationals

May 15, 2014
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The Townies National Swim Team headed to Tampa/St. Pete, Florida on April 10th for the Nationals Competition that takes place each year. This year, they swam on the 11th, 12th and 13th of April.  Having been picked for the 2014 Nationals Team, all 10 athletes had worked extremely hard to get on that flight...

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Archaeology Walking Tour, A Big Success

May 8, 2014
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Archaeology Walking Tour, A Big Success

The Archaeology Walking Tour led by Joe Bagley, City of Boston Archaeologist, was held on May 3. The group of 40 participants began at the Bunker Hill Monument. Bagley’s tour included the true shape of fortifications on Breeds Hill, the leading business women of the 18th century, Slave sites, Pottery sites, and Native sites...

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Eye on the Ball

May 8, 2014
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Eye on the Ball

Jaida Hinton, of the Cubs team, gets ready to hit the ball during Saturday’s Little League Opening Day Ceremonies and games. More than 200 children and League officials paraded through the streets of the neighborhood and ended the day with several games and a celebration at Ryan Field. With the wild weather, League officials...

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TCP Tom Coots Is Named Bank Hero

May 8, 2014
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TCP Tom Coots Is Named Bank Hero

Tom Coots, an Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager for The Cooperative Bank in Charlestown has been named a 2014 Community Bank Hero by Banker and Tradesman magazine, a weekly bank newspaper published by The Warren Group. Each year, the magazine honors Community Bankers who go above and beyond providing community and philanthropic service....

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