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Residential Taxes and Exemptions Are on the Rise

January 24, 2013
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While the average tax bill for a single-family home in the city has climbed more than 5 percent in fiscal ’13, an increase in residential exemption will help Boston residents alleviate the burden. The average tax bill for a single-family home spiked to $3,480, marking a $175 increase over the previous fiscal year, while...

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Annual Comedy Night on Feb. 17 to Benefit CYHA

January 24, 2013
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Come join Tony V. and his star studded lineup of comedians for a great night of laughs. at theAnnual Comedy Night to benefit the Charlestown Youth Hockey Association on Sunday, February 17 at the  Knights of Columbus Hall from  7 pm to 12 am. There will be a cost of  $25 per ticket (table...

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LaMattina to Chair Committee on City and Neighborhood Services

January 24, 2013
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City Council President Stephen Murphy has appointed City Councilor Vice President Sal LaMattina to chair the Committee on City and Neighborhood Services and Veterans Affairs for a third time. LaMattina will also vice chair the Committee on Ways and Means. The Committee on City and Neighborhood Services includes a Sub-Committee on Aviation and Transportation....

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Remembering Rev. King: A Great Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

January 24, 2013
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For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...

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Police Briefs 01-24-2013

January 24, 2013
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Investigate Property 01/16/13 – A victim on Tufts Street reported when she returned home, she observed items there that did not belong to her. At that time, nothing appeared to be missing from the house. The victim believes employees of the management company might have entered her house without her permission. Assault and Battery...

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Residents Take the Shot: Hundreds Get Their Flu Shot on Saturday

January 17, 2013
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Residents Take the Shot: Hundreds Get Their Flu Shot on Saturday

After giving out thousands of flu shots already this season, the North End’s Waterfront Health Center distributed hundreds more Saturday to residents in Charlestown and surrounding communities as part of a citywide effort to get more people vaccinated. This year’s flu has already claimed 18 lives in Massachusetts and last week Mayor Thomas Menino...

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Menino to Deliver State of City Address on January 29

January 17, 2013
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Mayor Thomas Menino is back and will deliver his annual State of the City address on Tuesday, January 29 at Faneuil Hall. “I feel great,” said Menino in a phone interview on Tuesday. “I haven’t felt this good in a long time, I had all my tests done and the results are very positive...

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Capuano Says No to Run for US Senate Seat

January 17, 2013
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With Congressman Ed Markey leading the pack among Democrats vying for U.S. Senator John Kerry’s vacated seat, U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano announced Tuesday that he would not seek the democratic nomination for Massachusetts Senate. Capuano, who lost the democratic nomination to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley last time around to fill the late Senator...

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Charlestown Historical Society Makes Donation to Save Castle

January 17, 2013
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Mr. Tom Coots, President of the Charlestown Historical Society announced that the Society has made a donation of $1,000.00 to the Carrickabraghy Restoration Society which is attempting to save Carrickabraghy Castle from tumbling into the Atlantic Ocean.   Carrickabraghy Castle is located on the Isle of Doagh on County Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula and is the...

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Tangerino Lounge Owners Seeking CV7 Alcoholic Beverage License

January 17, 2013
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There will be a meeting of the CNC Basic Services Committee on January 28 regarding Tangerino Lounge, Inc. d/b/a Koullshi Lounge, 73A Main Street The Lounge has applied for a CV7 – Day All –Alcoholic Beverages License to be exercised on the above – Main entrance 73A Main Street, smoking lounge in three rooms...

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