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Obituary: Carl A. Zellner

ZELLNER, Carl A. 78, of Palmyra, FL, formerly of Charlestown, MA, passed away Sunday, 29 June, at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, MA, with family at his side.Carl was born 4 October 1935 to Gladys and August Zellner in Oklahoma City, OK. There he graduated Classen High School. His further education included: Principia College, BA degree, University of Washington, MA degree and his doctoral work at Harvard. Carl's career as a city planner spanned many decades and impacted the layout of many cities, towns, and highways. He also spent a few years in the US Coast Guard, active duty in Alaska, before joining the USCG Reserves where he rose to the rank of Captain, O6, before retiring.He was preceded in death ...
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Deputy Chief Joseph E. Finn Named Boston's Fire Commissioner

Finn, 53, was selected from a list of three finalists and given the title of commissioner today after nearly 30 years with the Boston Fire Department.
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Obituary: Joanne M. Duffy

DUFFY, Joanne M. 53 years of age. Of Somerville formerly of Charlestown suddenly July 3, 2014. Beloved daughter of John R. "Jack" Duffy & the late Dorothy M. "Dotty" (McCormick) Duffy of Charlestown. Devoted sister of Ann Marie Duffy-Keane of So. Boston, John M. Duffy of Winthrop, Patty McLean of Braintree & Peggy Ann Duffy-Shea of Charlestown. Loving aunt to 10 nieces & nephews & 2 great-nieces. Also survived by many aunts, uncles & cousins. Relatives & friends are invited to attend Joanne's Funeral on Wednesday at 9 AM. from The Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St., CHARLESTOWN followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church Charlestown at 10 AM. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours Tuesday ...
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Watch: USS Constitution Ventures Out for July 4th Turnaround

The 216-year-old frigate continued a Fourth of July tradition, but will not do so again until 2018.
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Watch: USS Constitution Ventures Out for Turnaround on Independence Day

The 216-year-old frigate continued a Fourth of July tradition, but will not do so again until 2018.
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Zen and Now

Members of Gardner’s Regiment, Charlestown Militia strike a pose outside of Charlestown Yoga. Pictured (l-r) Tom Coots, Ed Roche (black coat) and Joe Brown (green coat)
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Despite Boston’s Pleas, MGC Will Issue License

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) voted unanimously – 4-0 – to move ahead with the issuing of gaming licenses despite a November ballot question that could wipe out casino gaming altogether. Commissioner Jim McHugh led the charge saying it only makes sense to stay the course. “Proceeding now makes good sense and is good public policy,” he said. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and several Boston elected officials had called on the MGC last week to delay the awarding of a casino license in the Greater Boston region until after the November ballot question is settled. The point was argued for Boston on Wednesday – in a meeting at the Bunker Hill Community College’s Charlestown Campus – by former Charlestown and ...
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Local Youths Give Ideas for Programs in City Budget

Over the past few months Charlestown youth had their say on how the city’s budget could help programs near and dear to them or what they would like to see improved in the neighborhood. Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the winning projects of the ‘Youth Lead the Change’, participatory budget initiative with Charlestown projects making the final cut. Youth in Charlestown asked Walsh and the city for Chromebooks for Charlestown High School. The students of Charlestown High will receive approximately 30 Chromebook laptops. This will enhance student performance by providing them with the latest technology, allowing them to easily acquire information for academic assignments. Youth here also asked for a Skate Park Feasibility Study. A feasibility study will now ...
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Obituary: Lorraine N. Sainato

SAINATO, Lorraine N. (Perdomenico) 77 years of age. Of Hanson formerly of Charlestown, June 30, 2014. Devoted mother of Linda McMaster of Hanson, Robert Komnenus, Walter Komnenus, Loren Hogan & fianc? Dennis LeClair & Geraldine Soderlind & husband John, all of Charlestown. Step-mother of Maureen & James Sainato. Mother-in-law of John Hogan. Loving Nana to 16 grandchildren & 10 great-grandchildren. Beloved sister of Edith Goyette of Ledyard, CT., Joanne Mahoney of No. Reading & the late Violette Biasucci, Ralph, Robert, Walter, David & Albert Perdomenico. Dear friend of Patricia Lavorna & Elizabeth Hogan. Also many nieces & nephews. Relatives & friends are invited to attend Lorraine's Funeral on Monday at 9 AM. from The Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill ...
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Car Found Partially Submerged in River in Charlestown

An abandoned Chevrolet sedan was found partially submerged in a river in Charlestown Thursday morning, WBZ reports.
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Car Found Partially Submerged in Charles River in Charlestown

An abandoned Chevrolet sedan was found partially submerged in the Charles River in Charlestown Thursday morning, WBZ reports.
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Person jumps off Tobin

Shortly before 9 a.m., landed on Terminal Street in Charlestown, didn't survive. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports: It appears that the deceased was on foot and went over the rail on the northbound side of the bridge.
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No criminal charges against driver whose garbage truck struck, killed bicyclist in Sullivan Square

A Suffolk County grand jury has declined to return an indictments against Ricky Prezioso, 42, of Swampscott, whose garbage truck struck and killed Owen McGrory of Chelsea in April. The move surprised prosecutors at the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which in a statement, says:
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