Monthly Archives: December 2011

Taxes Going Up City Officials Announce 2012 Property Tax Rate

December 23, 2011
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The City of Boston announced the property tax rates for Fiscal 2012.  The Fiscal 2012 tax rate for residential property is $13.04 per thousand dollars of valuation.  The rate for business properties is $31.92 per thousand.  Last fiscal year’s rates for residential and business properties were $12.79 and $31.04, respectively.  The City’s total assessed...

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Police Investigate Attacks on Women

December 23, 2011
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Police still have no suspects in the string of attacks on women in Charlestown. Police are warning residents, especially women, to be vigilant as they beef up patrols in the neighborhood. Last Wednesday evening, a woman was knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked by a group of thugs on High Street. When the...

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Local Organizations Benefit from CNC Fund

December 23, 2011
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Christmas came early for 13 local organizations this year and Santa was none other than Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) which distributed mitigation funds that had accrued from a local real estate project. The distributions, which were substantial, proves the value of the mitigation funding system that has been a part of city-government for two...

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Holiday Shopping Gives Boost to Local Businesses

December 23, 2011
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The fourth quarter – and specifically December – usually draws more customers through the front door, bringing increased sales to retailers and businesses, large and small. Malls and supermarkets seem to buzz with a purposeful energy as busy shoppers search for gifts for family and friends, stocking stuffers, baking supplies and holiday dinner essentials....

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Merry Christmas — Happy Holiday

December 23, 2011
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Christmas 2011 is days away. Most of us are busy preparing for the holiday. All of us this year are receiving a great present – the official end of the war in Iraq. Nine Christmas celebrations have come and gone since we invaded Iraq. Thousands of brave Americans died there and tens of thousands...

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Police Briefs 12-22-2011

December 23, 2011
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12/12/11 – Breaking and Entering, residence A victim on High Street reported that a white male wearing a black hat and brown jacket pushed in a rear living room window and entered his home. The homeowner confronted the suspect who fled the scene. Officers searched the area with no results. Nothing was reported missing...

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Obituaries 12-22-2011

December 23, 2011
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Civita ‘Tina’ Di Nitto Arlington Resident Civita M. “Tina” (Colozzi) Di Nitto of Arlington died on December 13. She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas “Nick” Di Nitto; mother of Marie Bassett and her husband, Franklin of Arlington, Carol Howard- Kovach and her husband, Christopher of Charlestown and Barbra Reddish and her...

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Open House Scheduled for 40 Warren St. Project

December 15, 2011
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Open House Scheduled for 40 Warren St. Project

Developer and 40 Warren St. owner Vahid Nickpour will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the property to discuss residents’ concerns and brainstorm potential solutions with community members who are affected by the project. Following concerns from several residents that they had not been aware of meetings...

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St. Catherine of Siena Chapel Inauguration

December 15, 2011
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St. Catherine of Siena Chapel Inauguration

Cardinal Sean O’Malley blessed the altar and ambo of the new Saint Catherine of Siena Chapel in an inauguration at Saint Mary’s Church on December 10. More than 250 parishioners and guests were present to witness the dedication. The Chapel is named for the former church in Hayes Square and contains pieces and themes...

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MIT Architect Proposes Plan for Navy Yard Building

December 15, 2011
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MIT Architect Proposes Plan for Navy Yard Building

Architect and MIT graduate Kamran Zahedi’s approach to designing and developing new properties is as respectful to the past as it is forward thinking. Zahedi is the president of Urbanica Design and Development, an architecture firm located on Berkeley Street in Boston. He hopes to win the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s bid for Parcel 39A...

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