News

Waterfront Building Slated for Demo in Jan.

January 5, 2012
By

The building on Massport land along the Mystic River and leased by Diversified Automotive in Charlestown is coming down.  The property is used to process cars for East Coast dealerships. Over the years, the building has fallen into disrepair and has become a safety hazard according to Massport. Recently, Diversified Automotive extended their lease...

Read more »

Second Annual Holiday Fair at the Knights of Columbus Sunday, December 18

December 29, 2011
By
Second Annual Holiday Fair at the Knights of Columbus Sunday, December 18

  Sponsored by The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce and the Charlestown Women’s Club. Proceeds from the event went to the CHAD Christmas For Kids Program. The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce and the Charlestown Women’s Club held their Second Annual Holiday Fair on December 18. at the Knights of Columbus. With many vendors, residents had...

Read more »

Gloria Conway Passes Away: Remembering Patriot Publisher Gloria Conway

December 29, 2011
By
Gloria Conway Passes Away: Remembering Patriot Publisher Gloria Conway

Gloria Jean (Scott) Conway, the longtime publisher and managing editor of the Charlestown Patriot, died Dec. 23. She was 71 years old. Born on July 17, 1940, in Westerly, R.I., Mrs. Conway was the daughter of Peter and Dorothy Scott. She graduated from Boston’s Simmons College in 1962 with a bachelor of science in...

Read more »

Joe McGonagle Remembers Gloria Conway

December 29, 2011
By

Where do I start. Gloria had a quiet strength about her. She loved this town as much, if not more, than anyone I know. She did all the right things for all the right reasons. No bows, no praise – pride in her town was her reward. I was walking on Bunker Hill Street...

Read more »

Gloria Conway: A Friend Forever

December 29, 2011
By

Several years ago I had the good fortune to discover an old, cardboard shoebox tucked away rather discretely into a corner of the top shelf in my father’s clothes closet. I had been looking for something else, I can’t remember what, when I came upon the very old, but very full shoebox. I suppose,...

Read more »

Taking from Our Heroes: Veterans Services Official Admits to Stealing Money Meant for Homebound Vets

December 29, 2011
By

A former high-ranking official in the City’s Veterans Service Department admitted on Tuesday to pocketing some $13,000 in City funds that were meant to serve sick, homebound veterans. Joseph Miller, 57, of Beverly, stood in Suffolk Superior Court on Tuesday morning and admitted to a scheme run in 2009 and 2010 where he got...

Read more »

CNC Development Committee Hosts Meeting to Review Medford Street Plans

December 29, 2011
By

The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a meeting for review of the proposed redevelopment plans for 267 – 281 Medford Street (Nancy Sales Building). This project was previously reviewed and approved by the CNC in 1995. As part of the revised proposal being submitted for review, the developer is seeking additional Zoning variances....

Read more »

Santa Claus

December 23, 2011
By
Santa Claus

On Friday, December 16th The Cooperative Bank once again hosted Santa Claus in the Charlestown Branch. Santa andhis elves worked very hard to prepare for the over 100 kids that came through the branch to have their free picture taken with Santa. Each child received a goodie basket and toy provided by All and...

Read more »

Taxes Going Up City Officials Announce 2012 Property Tax Rate

December 23, 2011
By

The City of Boston announced the property tax rates for Fiscal 2012.  The Fiscal 2012 tax rate for residential property is $13.04 per thousand dollars of valuation.  The rate for business properties is $31.92 per thousand.  Last fiscal year’s rates for residential and business properties were $12.79 and $31.04, respectively.  The City’s total assessed...

Read more »

Police Investigate Attacks on Women

December 23, 2011
By

Police still have no suspects in the string of attacks on women in Charlestown. Police are warning residents, especially women, to be vigilant as they beef up patrols in the neighborhood. Last Wednesday evening, a woman was knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked by a group of thugs on High Street. When the...

Read more »