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Taxes Going Up City Officials Announce 2012 Property Tax Rate

December 23, 2011
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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...

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Police Investigate Attacks on Women

December 23, 2011
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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...

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Local Organizations Benefit from CNC Fund

December 23, 2011
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Christmas came early for 13 local organizations this year and Santa was none other than Charlestown Neighborhood Council (CNC) which distributed mitigation funds that had accrued from a local real estate project. The distributions, which were substantial, proves the value of the mitigation funding system that has been a part of city-government for two...

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Holiday Shopping Gives Boost to Local Businesses

December 23, 2011
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The fourth quarter – and specifically December – usually draws more customers through the front door, bringing increased sales to retailers and businesses, large and small. Malls and supermarkets seem to buzz with a purposeful energy as busy shoppers search for gifts for family and friends, stocking stuffers, baking supplies and holiday dinner essentials....

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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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