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Townie Tidbits

November 26, 2015
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WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE OLD BANK BUILDING?    The street level shops get closed and are staying empty. This beautiful building  is as much a part of Charlestown as is the Bunker Hill Monument. You know, I think the old Bunker Hill Florist space might be perfect for a nice family style restaurant....

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Skatepark Opens,Haven for Those with Wheels

November 19, 2015
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Skatepark Opens,Haven for Those with Wheels

By Seth Daniel One of the most interesting places for things on four wheels – or even two wheels – is right in Charlestown at the Paul Revere Park, as the long-promised skate park was unveiled last Saturday, Nov. 14, under the highway. The Lynch Family Skatepark, named after Peter Lynch of Fidelity Investments...

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Alford St.Bridge Problems Continue to Plague Commuters

November 19, 2015
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By Seth Daniel It appears $57 million and three years of inconvenience weren’t enough to have a shipshape Alford Street Bridge that works seamlessly – as it was announced this month that there are numerous problems with the bridge more than a year after it opened. The Boston Herald first reported the story. “Following...

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Assessments are up;Taxes are Down in Boston ’16 Residential Properties

November 19, 2015
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By John Lynds This week the City of Boston mailed the assessed values and property tax rates to homeowners in Charlestown. The 2016 tax rate is lower than 2015’s rate of $12.58 per one thousand dollars in assessed value. The city lowered the 2016 rate to $11 per one thousand dollars in assessed value....

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CNC Holds Election for Seven Precinct Seats

November 19, 2015
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The Charlestown Neighborhood Council Precinct election of its seven precinct seats was held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Area 15-A Police Station in Hayes Square. The following candidates elected from each precinct are as follows: Precinct 1:   Judy Brennan,  28 Washington Street Precinct 2:   Dave Whelan,   23 Ferrin Street Precinct 3:   William...

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City Agrees to Move Charlestown Zip Car Spaces after Local Backlash

November 19, 2015
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By John Lynds The City of Boston couldn’t have picked a worse location in Charlestown to place Zip Car parking spaces. About three weeks ago, the City’s Transportation Department quitely installed two Zip Car parking spaces on Bunker Hill Street across from the Grasshopper Restaurant. The installation was met with immediate backlash from business...

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Police Briefs 11-19-2015

November 19, 2015
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Charlestown Beat POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug...

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Townie Tidbits

November 19, 2015
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BY SAL GIARRATANI MY GRANDMA HARRINGTON WAS CALLED MA HARRINGTON IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD    Over the years, I enjoy searching my roots on both sides of my family, the Harringtons from Charlestown and the Giarratanis from the North End. I actually know more about my Sicilian roots with far more oral history passed on...

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Boston Library is in Top Tier

November 19, 2015
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By Mayor Martin Walsh A library card gives you access to not only printed books and e-books, but streaming audio books, movies, music, television shows, and digital magazines and comics.  Last month, during ‘Library Card Sign Up Month,’ more than 6,600 individuals signed up for a free library card with the Boston Public Library....

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Obituaries 11-19-2015

November 19, 2015
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Stephan Slesar Cardiologist Stephan J. Slesar of Charlestown died at home on November 14. He was 83 years old. He was the husband of Corinne for 55 years; father to Tara of Reston, Virginia, Joseph and his wife, Amy of Charlestown; “Obi” (grandfather) to Kailey, Dominic and Ionie of Charlestown; father to Stephan Jr....

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