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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2014

December 31, 2013
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New Year’s Day really isn’t different than any other day of the year.  It is a day that has no real significance other than its place on the calendar. However, that lack of meaningfulness also is New Year’s greatest asset.  New Year’s Day belongs to everyone because it has no particular religious or political...

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Police Briefs 01-02-2014

December 31, 2013
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Vandalism 12/27/13 – A Chestnut Street resident reported a group of youths passing by his home smashed the glass globe of a gas streetlight in front of that address. No description of the vandals was available. Breaking and Entering– Residence-Day 12/27/13 – A victim on Perkins Street reported upon returning home, he saw that...

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The Event Raised over $70,000 for Homeless Families

December 24, 2013
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The Event Raised over $70,000 for Homeless Families

Charlestown resident Richard Ring (right), former Executive Director of the Pine Street Inn and FamilyAid Boston (formerly Travelers Aid Family Services) presented the award to Mayor Menino for his sustained support over the years. The event raised over $70,000 for homeless families. Shown from left: Michael McCormack of the McCormack Firm and member of...

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An Early Christmas for Taxpayers

December 24, 2013
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There’s some good news for Charlestown homeowners this New Year. Last week the City of Boston released the property tax rates for Fiscal Year 2014 and is down for both residential and commercial properties. This could save Charlestown homeowners around $70 per year. For FY 2014 tax rate for residential property is $12.58 per...

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Special Learning Program Offered at Constitution Museum in Dec.

December 24, 2013
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Over 30 bright and brave officers kept USS Constitution running in ship shape. Learn the skills these men had to master at the USS Constitution Museum during December School Vacation Week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sail a nautical mile in their shoes and write with a quill pen, keep a medical logbook,...

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Oil Boom Likely to Lower Heating Bills in Coming Years

December 24, 2013
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Just five years ago, America seemed to be at a crisis point when it came to its energy needs, and nowhere was that more apparent around here than in home heating bills – whether for heating oil or natural gas. In fact, during the presidential election of 2008, both candidates preached about the need...

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Merry Christmas: We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Safe Holiday

December 24, 2013
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The holiday season is here, which for most of us means the traditional gatherings with family, friends, and co-workers to share the joy of Christmas and the New Year. For many, the Christmas holiday season marks the only time of the year when we will have the opportunity to see each other and catch...

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It’s Not Too Late: Please Remember Those in Need

December 24, 2013
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The economists may tell us that we finally have turned a corner in the recovery from the debacle of the Great Recession of the Bush years, but  statistics only tell part of the story. The cold, harsh reality for many Americans is that economic recovery still is only a dream in a world where...

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Annual Charlestown Chamber Of Commerce Holiday Stroll

December 12, 2013
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Annual Charlestown Chamber Of Commerce Holiday Stroll

LaMattina said he was very pleased with the decision. The annual Charlestown Chamber of Commerce Holiday Stroll and the Trolley Tour were held last weekend. In the photo Mayor-elect Martin Walsh (center) is shown with the Carroll family Aidan, Jenne, Flynn and Mike.

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ZBA Approves Clinic at St. Catherine’s Site

December 12, 2013
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ZBA Approves Clinic at St. Catherine’s Site

After the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) rejected the required variances to convert the former St. Catherine’s of Siena Church in Charlestown into a health center back in September–the board had a change of heart Tuesday. The ZBA approved plans for the North End Waterfront Community Health Center (NEWCHC) to convert the church...

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