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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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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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BHCC Teams up with DOR to Add Degree Program

December 12, 2013
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Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) in Charlestown is teaming up with the state’s Department of Revenue (DOR) to add a degree program to prepare students interested in a career in taxation. As part of the new partnership, Mass DOR employees will assist in teaching students about state tax laws. Students who complete the new...

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CNC to Hold Meeting, New Board Members

December 12, 2013
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Meeting on Dec. 19 The Charlestown Neighborhood Council will hold an informational coordination meeting with the contractors who will be doing construction on Parcel 39A in the Charlestown Navy Yard on Thursday December 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm at MGH Institute of Health Professions, Building 36 – First Avenue – Room 315 New Board...

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Charlestown Court Personnel Take Course on Interrupting Cycle of Domestic Violence

December 4, 2013
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Charlestown Court Personnel Take Course on Interrupting Cycle of Domestic Violence

Suffolk County prosecutors, victim advocates, and others assigned to Charlestown District Court came together this week for a day-long training seminar in Boston that they hope will help interrupt the cycle of domestic violence and identify defendants whose abuse may become lethal, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. The main speaker at the Nov....

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O’Flaherty Supports Bill to Increase Efficiency of Mass. Election Process

December 4, 2013
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O’Flaherty Supports Bill to Increase Efficiency of Mass. Election Process

State Representative Eugene L. O’Flaherty joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass legislation that establishes early voting for presidential elections and provides resources to local officials and residents to make the voting process more efficient. Early voting for presidential elections will begin in 2016. It is expected to significantly decrease...

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Chris Remmes Looks at Running for State Rep.

December 4, 2013
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Chris Remmes Looks at Running for State Rep.

Chris Remmes, a resident of Charlestown, announced that he has formed a committee to explore a campaign for the 2nd Suffolk State Representative seat held by Eugene O’Flaherty since 1997. Remmes, 48, is a local Realtor, Chair of the Charlestown Democratic Ward, and active member of the Charlestown community.  A graduate of Catholic Memorial High...

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