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Preservation Society Design Review to Meet

February 21, 2013
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The Charlestown Preservation Society Design Review Committee will hold its monthly meeting at the Mary Colbert meeting room located at 20 Devens Street on Monday, February 25th , at 7:30 p.m.  The meeting room is visible and directly accessible from the sidewalk on the left side of the building. Items on the agenda include...

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King of the Snow Hill

February 17, 2013
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King of the Snow Hill

Doug MacDonald conquers Lawnwood and Main Street on a snowpile from plowing of local streets.

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Avalon Crossfit to Aid Kenya with Pushups

February 17, 2013
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Avalon Crossfit to Aid Kenya with Pushups

Avalon CrossFit, 545 Medford Street in the new Knight of Columbus building located is hosting a free charity event for the people of Kenya on Feb. 16th at 11:30 a.m. The event, called Hope for Kenya is just one of four CrossFit For Hope fundraising initiatives. A suggested donation of  $15 per person is...

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Fewer Taxpayers File for Abatement

February 17, 2013
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Despite an increase in property tax bills and assessed property values for fiscal year 2013 there have been fewer abatements filed so far this year when compared to 2010. The cutoff date to file abatement with the City of Boston’s Accessing Department was February 1 and to date only 2,200 abatements have been filed....

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DiDomenico Office Hours on Feb. 15

February 17, 2013
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State Senator Sal DiDomenico will hold local office hours on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Zume’s Coffee House, 223 Main Street, Charlestown. All are welcome to visit with Senator DiDomenico, or a member of his staff, during this time to discuss local issues, seek assistance in dealing with...

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Putting on the Finishing Touches: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Welcomes Mayor Menino and Labor Leaders to Honor the Completion of Construction

February 7, 2013
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Putting on the Finishing Touches: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Welcomes Mayor Menino  and Labor Leaders to Honor the Completion of Construction

The New Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in the Charlestown Navy Yard has already been hailed for its anticipated LEED Gold status and as a model for inclusive design. The journey from an architect’s renderings to the completion of construction was taken on by hundreds of skilled union and trades members who made the hospital a...

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The Launch Party for New Cookbook, Stewed

February 7, 2013
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The Launch Party for New Cookbook, Stewed

Charlestown resident Melissa Martin (center) with friends from left: Sam Whelan, Brooke Whelan, Melissa Brown and Alex Hankowski joined host Dave Becker, Chef and Owner of one-of-a-kind Italian Trattoria Sweet Basil in Needham, and food photographer Nina Gallant at the launch party for their new cookbook, Stewed, in Boston on January 21. Stewed is...

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Making Taxes Easier: BHCC and City of Boston Team Up to Help Residents with Tax Process

February 7, 2013
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Most people don’t want to think about it but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2012 tax returns. For many working people in Charlestown there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. Bunker Hill Community College, in partnership with the City of Boston, kicked off its annual...

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Menino Pushes New Goals In State of City Address

January 31, 2013
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Menino Pushes New Goals In State of City Address

Anyone wondering if Mayor Thomas Menino is ready for another term, they had their doubts quelled Tuesday night during his State of the City address at Faneuil Hall. Menino received a six minute standing ovation from the 800 plus attendees that packed the hall. There was no doubt everyone there was hanging on every...

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Edwards Middle School Students Enter Film Festival

January 31, 2013
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Edwards Middle School Students Enter Film Festival

A group of students from the Edwards Middle School in Charlestown have worked together to create a three-minute video that has been entered into the Youth Film Festival sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the National Properties Project (NPP). The goal of the festival is to make a short film that...

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