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CNC Development Committee Hosts Meeting to Review Medford Street Plans

December 29, 2011
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The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a meeting for review of the proposed redevelopment plans for 267 – 281 Medford Street (Nancy Sales Building). This project was previously reviewed and approved by the CNC in 1995. As part of the revised proposal being submitted for review, the developer is seeking additional Zoning variances....

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Out with the Old; In with the New

December 29, 2011
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It was a turbulent and tumultuous year in some parts of the world. In this nation, it was, above all, a year when we got more of the same rather than the dramatic change needed to alter our course. The economy improved just a bit but millions remain unemployed, businesses refuse to hire new...

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Obituaries 12-29-2011

December 29, 2011
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Irene Smith Charlestown Resident Irene V. (Hughes) Smith of Charlestown, formerly of the West End, died on December 19. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas F. Smith; devoted mother of Irene Mahan and her husband, Edward of Charlestown, Thomas F. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Constance of Burlington, William R. Smith...

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Santa Claus

December 23, 2011
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Santa Claus

On Friday, December 16th The Cooperative Bank once again hosted Santa Claus in the Charlestown Branch. Santa andhis elves worked very hard to prepare for the over 100 kids that came through the branch to have their free picture taken with Santa. Each child received a goodie basket and toy provided by All and...

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Townie Mites Take 2011 Mcgoff Trophy

December 23, 2011
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Townie Mites Take 2011 Mcgoff Trophy

This year marked the 11th Annual Dan McGoff Memorial Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament  hosted by Charlestown Youth Hockey and there were plenty on hand to watch some very talented teams compete all weekend long in over 20 games. The tournament  was held on December 9th through the 11th at the Emmons, O’Neill, Horrigan Rink...

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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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