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Open House Scheduled for 40 Warren St. Project

December 15, 2011
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Open House Scheduled for 40 Warren St. Project

Developer and 40 Warren St. owner Vahid Nickpour will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the property to discuss residents’ concerns and brainstorm potential solutions with community members who are affected by the project. Following concerns from several residents that they had not been aware of meetings...

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St. Catherine of Siena Chapel Inauguration

December 15, 2011
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St. Catherine of Siena Chapel Inauguration

Cardinal Sean O’Malley blessed the altar and ambo of the new Saint Catherine of Siena Chapel in an inauguration at Saint Mary’s Church on December 10. More than 250 parishioners and guests were present to witness the dedication. The Chapel is named for the former church in Hayes Square and contains pieces and themes...

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MIT Architect Proposes Plan for Navy Yard Building

December 15, 2011
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MIT Architect Proposes Plan for Navy Yard Building

Architect and MIT graduate Kamran Zahedi’s approach to designing and developing new properties is as respectful to the past as it is forward thinking. Zahedi is the president of Urbanica Design and Development, an architecture firm located on Berkeley Street in Boston. He hopes to win the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s bid for Parcel 39A...

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Charlestown Against Drugs Christmas Volunteers at the Jacket Table

December 15, 2011
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Charlestown Against Drugs Christmas Volunteers at the Jacket Table

The CHAD Christmas Team front from left to right: Kathy Andrea, Angela Corvu, Christine Vraiel, Mimi Wrenn, Sarah Coughlin, Roxanne Corvu, Billy Boyle. Back row from left to right: Boston Police Officer Michael Charbonnier, Sean Getchell, Boston Police Officer Dave Saddler and Leo Breen.

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Charlestown Tree Lighting

December 8, 2011
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Charlestown Tree Lighting

Mayor Thomas Menino brought Santa Claus and The Macy’s Trolley to Charlestown on Sunday afternoon at Thompson Square. Hundreds of Charlestown residents enjoyed Sorelle’s Bakery cookies and cider as they waited for the festivities. Dancing Tree, Rudolph, The Red Nosed Rheindeer, and Frosty The Snowman entertained the crowd. Santa Claus greeted the children and...

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40 Warren Street Hot Topic at CNC

December 8, 2011
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The proposed development at 40 Warren Street dominated the monthly meeting of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC)Tuesday night. More than 25 abutters to the proposed project came to the meeting to ask that the Council reconsider its vote to support the project stating that the developer had not properly informed them of the meeting...

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ZBA Scheduled New Hearing for 40 Warren Street Project

December 8, 2011
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It was a project that had widespread support from the Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) but once abutters began complaining they were not involved in the process things went sour. The Boston Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday (ZBA) was asked to take a deferral for the project at 40 Warren St. until the community process...

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Friends of Doherty Park Looking for Supporters

December 8, 2011
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The Friends of Doherty Park in Charlestown are trying to boost turnout at the next upcoming meeting regarding renovations of the historic park by the City. Each year the Boston Parks Department (BPD) picks a handful of parks from across the city to revamp. This year the Olmstead-designed Doherty Park has been slated for...

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Forum Held About Making Charlestown a Healthier Place

December 8, 2011
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Last Thursday evening, Charlestown residents filled the Knights of Columbus ballroom for a community forum about making Charlestown a healthier place to live, work and play. The purpose of the forum, which was sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Community Health Improvement and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, was to get people thinking and sharing...

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Chamber Breakfast Networking Event Every Friday

December 8, 2011
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Every Friday morning, the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce hosts a breakfast networking event at the Grasshopper Café, located at 229 Bunker Hill St. The meetings begin promptly at 7:30 a.m., but guests can get there as early as 7 a.m., when the café opens. This week’s breakfast networking meeting topic is “Wellness in the...

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