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Residents Alliance Holds First Toy Distribution

December 22, 2017
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Residents Alliance Holds First Toy Distribution

By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Residents Alliance for the Charlestown Development held its first-ever Christmas toy distribution this week since forming earlier this year. President Tiara Murphy said they were happy to continue a long-standing tradition, but as a new organization with a new structure. “This is CRA’s first toy drive as it is...

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Pops,Spaulding Choir Brighten Holidays

December 22, 2017
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Pops,Spaulding Choir Brighten Holidays

By Seth Daniel There’s no question that the Boston Pops is anchored at Symphony Hall in the winter, but there’s also no question they don’t mind pulling up anchor once in a while to travel to Charlestown. For the 7th year in a row, the Boston Pops brought their holiday show to the Spaulding...

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Residents Sound Off on Hood Park Plan for Concert Venue, Restaurant

December 22, 2017
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By Lauren Bennett After the bombshell news earlier this month at the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) meeting that the Hood Park was pursuing a concert venue operator for the first floor of its proposed new parking garage, residents were able to digest and comment on the proposal at a public meeting help at Hood...

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High-Value Homeowners Can Pre-Pay Property Tax

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The new national tax policy has bled significantly into City Hall this week as many residents – particularly those in high-value properties – scramble to City Hall to pre-pay their property taxes for the next two quarters ahead of what is expected to be a significant change to the federal property...

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CNC Corner

December 22, 2017
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The Spaulding-Charlestown Neighborhood Council Community Partnership Fund announces the third year of funding.  There will be a second tutorial on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 7 p.m. also at the American Legion Hall.  Please note that attending one of these tutorials is required for submission. Applications will be due on Friday, January 19, 2018,...

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Paula Milone-Nuzzo Recently Installed President of MGH Institute of Health

December 22, 2017
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Paula Milone-Nuzzo, PhD, RN, FHHC, FAAN, was officially installed on December 7,   as the sixth president of MGH Institute of Health Professions. Speaking to an audience of members from the MGH Institute community, representatives from area colleges and Partners HealthCare, family, and friends, President Milone-Nuzzo pledged to build upon the Boston graduate school’s 40-year...

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Loud and Clear:Charlestown Wants More Liquor Licenses for Restaurants

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The call has been heard at City Hall that Charlestown residents and businesses would like to see more liquor licenses available in the neighborhood for restaurants and pubs, and Economic Chief John Barros said a proposed new ordinance would reserve 15 such licenses just for the Town. “We have heard loud...

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The Finials are Back at St John’s Episcopal

December 22, 2017
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The final step in the restoration and painting of the Parish House of St John’s Episcopal Church at 27 Devens Street  began in late November  with the installation of three new finials on the third floor dormers. The work began over a year ago with the start of St John’s capital campaign and a...

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Councilor LaMattina says Farewell in Final Speech

December 22, 2017
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By John Lynds After more than 11 years as District 1 City Councilor, and a 30-year career as a public servant for the City of Boston, Councilor Sal LaMattina addressed his colleagues in the Council Chambers for the last time during the Dec. 13 Council meeting – the final meeting of the current session....

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Santa Style

December 14, 2017
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Santa Style

KEEPING COOL! The First Church in Charlestown was the place to catch Santa Claus last Saturday morning, Dec. 9, as the snow began to fall. The church sponsored a visit with Santa and a pancake breakfast free to all in the Town. Many families came out to enjoy the morning and Santa was aided...

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