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Table for Two

November 26, 2015
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Table for Two

Kristen and John Sullivan enjoy appetizers together during the Charlestown Mother’s Association Gala on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Knights of Columbus. The blockbuster event drew hundreds of residents and elected officials, and featured very lively and interesting auction items.

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Harvest on the Vine is A Singular Resource For Food Emergencies

November 26, 2015
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Harvest on the Vine is A Singular Resource For Food Emergencies

By Seth Daniel The people pushing two-wheeled carts and toting cloth bags began lining up just after 7 a.m. last Friday morning, Nov. 20, to get a prime position for the annual Harvest on the Vine (HOV) turkey and trimmings distribution. Not a bad idea to get in on the action early, naturally. But...

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NEW Health Center Opens in Charlestown

November 26, 2015
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Statistics show that Charlestown has some of the worst health indicators in the City – and in some cases – in the state. The diabetes rates are the highest in Boston. The rate of opiate overdose deaths is three times as high as the state average. Heart disease is high, as is low birth...

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Ryan,Didomenico Vote for Resolution To Encourage Corporate Gender Diversity

November 26, 2015
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Senator Sal DiDomenico and Representative Dan Ryan recently joined their colleagues in the Legislature to unanimously adopt a resolution to encourage equitable and diverse gender representation on boards of companies in the Commonwealth. The Senate passed the resolution in July, followed by the House of Representatives in October. “This resolution will help to ensure...

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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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Soldiers’ Home Annual Veterans Day Services

November 12, 2015
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Soldiers’ Home Annual Veterans Day Services

The Chelsea Soldiers’ Home held its annual Veterans’ Day services on Thursday, Nov. 5, in the St. Michael’s Chapel on the campus. Honored on the day were Charlestown’s Cmdr. Robert Gillen (retired Navy) and Charlestown native Father Patrick Healy.

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