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Fewer Taxpayers File for Abatement

February 17, 2013
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Despite an increase in property tax bills and assessed property values for fiscal year 2013 there have been fewer abatements filed so far this year when compared to 2010. The cutoff date to file abatement with the City of Boston’s Accessing Department was February 1 and to date only 2,200 abatements have been filed....

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DiDomenico Office Hours on Feb. 15

February 17, 2013
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State Senator Sal DiDomenico will hold local office hours on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Zume’s Coffee House, 223 Main Street, Charlestown. All are welcome to visit with Senator DiDomenico, or a member of his staff, during this time to discuss local issues, seek assistance in dealing with...

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We Can Bet You, Menino is Not Happy

February 17, 2013
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The stories coming out about the plowing of city streets in Charletown has residents fuming and rightfully so. However, probably no one is more upset than Mayor Thomas Menino. Menino has always prided himself in taking care of the details involving quality of life issues in Boston.  Whether it be by walking the streets...

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Police Briefs 02-14-2013

February 17, 2013
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Drugs 02/12/13 – As a result of an administrative search at Charlestown High School, an individual was charged with non-criminal possession of marijuana. Investigate Person 02/05/13 – At about 10:30 a.m., officers responded to Bunker Hill Street for a report of a fight. The officer located a victim, who stated six males jumped him...

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Charlestown Mite A Team Takes Second in Annual Mcgoff Tournament Action

February 17, 2013
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This year marked the 12th Annual Dan McGoff Memorial Christmas Classic Hockey Tournament held is honor of a very special man whom dedicated many years of his life to the youth of Charlestown and especially the Charlestown Youth Hockey Association.  The tournament was held on December 7th through the 9th at the Emmons, O’Neill,...

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Obituaries 02-14-2013

February 17, 2013
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Kathleen ‘Kay’ Doherty Of Charlestown Kathleen F. “Kay” Doherty of Charlestown died on February 7. She was the devoted daughter of the late Mary (Burns) and Bernard Doherty; beloved sister of Joanne Doherty of Charlestown, Danny Doherty and his wife, Lilly of Saugus and the late Bernard, Tommy, and Johnny Doherty. She was also...

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Putting on the Finishing Touches: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Welcomes Mayor Menino and Labor Leaders to Honor the Completion of Construction

February 7, 2013
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Putting on the Finishing Touches: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Welcomes Mayor Menino  and Labor Leaders to Honor the Completion of Construction

The New Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in the Charlestown Navy Yard has already been hailed for its anticipated LEED Gold status and as a model for inclusive design. The journey from an architect’s renderings to the completion of construction was taken on by hundreds of skilled union and trades members who made the hospital a...

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The Launch Party for New Cookbook, Stewed

February 7, 2013
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The Launch Party for New Cookbook, Stewed

Charlestown resident Melissa Martin (center) with friends from left: Sam Whelan, Brooke Whelan, Melissa Brown and Alex Hankowski joined host Dave Becker, Chef and Owner of one-of-a-kind Italian Trattoria Sweet Basil in Needham, and food photographer Nina Gallant at the launch party for their new cookbook, Stewed, in Boston on January 21. Stewed is...

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Making Taxes Easier: BHCC and City of Boston Team Up to Help Residents with Tax Process

February 7, 2013
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Most people don’t want to think about it but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2012 tax returns. For many working people in Charlestown there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. Bunker Hill Community College, in partnership with the City of Boston, kicked off its annual...

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Menino’s Coalition Against Guns

February 7, 2013
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Talking about the United States and its policies during civil rights former President Jimmy Carter once remarked that “once that change was made, a very simple but difficult change, no one in his right mind would want to go back to circumstances prior to that juncture in the development of our nation’s society”. It...

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