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Tax Rate Drops for Homeowners

February 12, 2015
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The City of Boston has released its 2015 tax rates and is down from $12.58 per one thousand dollars in assessed value to $12.11. However, the lower tax rates shows that the average single family property tax bill increased slightly, from $3,417 last year to $3,525, an increase of $108 due to rising real...

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More Substance Counselors Are Needed in Our Region

February 12, 2015
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Opioid and prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Massachusetts and has been for awhile. In the month of January, there were several overdoses in this area. Fortunately first responders arrived to assist many of these individuals by administering Narcan. We urge Governor Charlie Baker not to debate the word “cuts”  and let...

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More Snow

February 12, 2015
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We’ve seen record-setting snowfall in the past two weeks in Boston, creating difficult challenges for Department of Public Works crews who have been working around the clock to remove the snow from the streets and roadways.  These storms have been unusual in the total snowfall accumulation and there has been really no melting of...

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Congratulations New England Patriots

February 12, 2015
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In what is being called the best Super Bowl in history – at least from a New England Patriots fan’s viewpoint – the hometown team captured its fourth Vince Lombardi Championship Trophy with a thrilling 28-24 victory over Seattle. We’ve been fortunate over the last 15 years to watch the greatest quarterback (Tom Brady),...

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Guest Opinion

February 12, 2015
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Boston faces some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, and in January, rates increased by 29 percent. This puts many Boston residents in a very tough spot, in particular, those residents who heat with electricity. While the City does not have control over these prices, we are using every lever we can...

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Large Crowd Expected to Attend Wynn Meeting here on Feb. 11

February 9, 2015
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Residents and elected officials are gearing up for the first of what is hoped to be several face-to-face, unified meetings between all Charlestown residents and Wynn Everett officials. Though the City is not taking a lead in the meetings and discussions due to ongoing litigation over the casino license with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission...

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LaMattina Assigned to Key Committee Posts

February 9, 2015
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Charlestown City Councilor Sal LaMattina will continue to chair the committee on Economic Development, Planning and Labor and will serve as vice chair of Neighborhood Services & Veterans Affairs as well as Environment and Parks. “I honored to be able to continue my work on development not only here in East Boston but across...

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Wynn to File Environmental Report Soon

February 9, 2015
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A deadline for a final environmental report addressing traffic solutions has come and gone for Wynn Everett, but the casino developer has said it is working diligently with state agencies, that there will be no delays in the project and they will file very soon. One of the next rungs on the ladder for...

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HarborWalk Tour Scheduled for February 14

February 9, 2015
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The Friends of the Boston HarborWalk are delighted that Lois Spiegelman of the Friends of Charlestown Navy Yard will lead us on a guided tour of the Navy Yard section of HarborWalk on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM  All are welcome, but please only RSVP if you plan to...

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Short-Term Rental Bill Should be Passed

February 9, 2015
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Representative Aaron Michlewitz, who represents the North End and parts of Beacon Hill, has co-sponsored legislation that would put in place state regulations for short-term residential rentals that would empower cities and towns to inspect these units for safety code violations and mandate that short-term renters pay an excise tax, similar to the state’s...

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