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Obituary: Ronald Bailey

BAILEY, Ronald Of Charlestown, July 26th. Devoted son of Mary T. (Florentino) Bailey of Charlestown and the late Louis G. Bailey. Beloved brother of Teresa Davis of Charlestown. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, 329 Bunker Hill Street, CHARLESTOWN on Thursday, July 31st at 10 AM. Visiting Hours Wednesday from 4-8 PM. Parking area opposite Funeral Home. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Twice the history in the Charlestown Navy Yard

See it larger. Brian MacLean photographed the USS Constitution and the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship in the world, currently here on a port call during its 38th voyage (more photos). Copyright Brian MacLean. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
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Tiny Bubbles

Children played with bubbles, ran around the pier, and danced together during the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center’s Injury Prevention Fair last Saturday, July 12.
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The Ones That Didn’t Get Away: Charlestown Resident Marco Savage Wins Youth Fishing Tournament

More than 40 teens from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston took part in the 4th Annual Fan Pier Celebrity Youth Fishing Tournament on Thursday, July 17th. The tournament began at 7:30 with a quick breakfast at on the docks and a few encouraging words from tournament host Joe Fallon, who reminded the captains and anglers that he expected everyone that this event is about “catching not fishing”. The teens fished on 12 charter boats, whose captains volunteered their services to share their passion for fishing on Boston Harbor with the next generation of anglers. “What a great way to spend the day, fishing for codfish, flounder, black sea bass and big stripers ...
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BRA Approves $4m: Rutherford Ave. Project

The Boston Redevelopment Authority recently approved a  $4 million transit orientated project on Rutherford Avenue. The Rutherford Landing project at 463 Rutherford Ave. promises to bring transit-oriented housing to Charlestown. The $4 million project will replace a dilapidated, three-story building at 463 Rutherford Avenue with a four-story residential building. The development, proposed by 463 Rutherford Avenue LLC, an entity managed by Bruce Daniel of Weston and Paul Adamson of South Boston, is two blocks from Sullivan Station, and will offer residents access to MBTA buses and the Orange Line. The project will create 15 residential units, 26 parking spaces and a common roof deck. In 2009 Adamson built an attractive 15-unit residential project located at 333-339 West Broadway in South ...

Microlibraries spread to Charlestown

Mediacrity shows us the city's newest tiny library, at Main and Warren streets in Charlestown. Earlier:Jamaica Plain gets fourth library in a box.
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Obituary: John W. Ezekiel

EZEKIEL, John W. "Zeke" 68 years of age. Of Reading formerly of Charlestown July 16, 2014. Adored & loving husband of 22 years to Ann F. (Devlin) Ezekiel & the late Denise L. (Dumas) Ezekiel. Devoted father of John W. Ezekiel Jr. (B.P.D.) & wife Karen McColl of Lynnfield & Karen Donnaruma & husband Carmen of Reading. Loving Papa to Reagan & Finley Ezekiel. Beloved twin brother of Mike Ezekiel & brother of Gael Keefe, Billy & Freddy Ezekiel. Also survived by many nieces, nephews & his golf buddies. Relatives & friends are invited to attend John's Funeral on Saturday at 8:30 AM. from The Carr Funeral Home 220 Bunker Hill St. CHARLESTOWN followed by his Funeral Mass in St. ...
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Obituary: Hugh J.p. Doherty

DOHERTY, Hugh J.P. Age 83, On Sat., July 12, 2014, of Charlestown, Abington and most recently Floral City, FL. Hugh was the devoted widower of Helen, the great love of his life. Father of Paul, Daniel, John, Patricia, David and Steven. Father-in-law of Elizabeth Doherty, Jamie Garcia, Cidalia Pina, and Lori Doherty. Proud grandfather of Brittany, Colin, Emma, Erin, Ian, Katie, Liam, Lukas, Maeve, Mason and Meghan. Hugh worked for many years as a compositor for the Boston Globe, a job that brought him many friendships and provided his family with so many great stories. Hugh was also a radio lineman for the Army in the Korean War. He never forgot the cold winters in Korea, adding bliss to his ...
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Obituary: Edward J. Fitzgerald

FITZGERALD, Edward J. "Eddie" 43 years of age. Of Shirley formerly of Charlestown suddenly July 8, 2014. Everlasting soul mate, best friend & love if his life to Deb (Doherty) Taylor. Beloved son of Thomas J. Fitzgerald of Shirley & Arlene Devine of Arlington. Devoted brother of Thomas Fitzgerald of Houston, TX., Robert Fitzgerald of Somerville, Kelly Adams of Woburn & Darlene Burke of Salem. Father of Ashley, Mattie & Courtney Fitzgerald. Grandfather of Kayla & Shawn Woodin. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. Relatives & friends are invited to attend Eddie's visiting hours on Sunday from 2 - 6 PM. followed by his Funeral Service at 6 PM. in The Carr Funeral Home, 220 ...
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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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