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Gloria Conway: A Friend Forever

December 29, 2011
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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,...

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

December 29, 2011
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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...

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CNC Development Committee Hosts Meeting to Review Medford Street Plans

December 29, 2011
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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....

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Santa Claus

December 23, 2011
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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...

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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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