For years Charlestown residents have been treated to a St. Patrick’s Day party. However, this year all that was in jeopardy as former State Representative Eugene O’Flaherty, who was the driving force behind this event in recent years, had left office in January.
State Senator Sal DiDomenico had planned last year to begin his own St. Patrick’s Day celebration to endow a scholarship program for local students who are going on to higher education, but the endeavor did not come to fruition. However, Senator DiDomenico now has stepped to the fore to assume the reins of the St. Patrick’s Day tradition.
We commend Senator DiDomenico for undertaking this event (that is always more complicated and tedious than anyone can imagine) to help deserving students in our community afford the ever-rising cost of a higher education. From all reports, the event planned on Friday night will be one not to be missed, as the food will be traditional Irish fare, while the entertainment will consist not only of a “Who’s who in Massachusetts politics,” but also of many Charlestown organizations and residents.
As Senator DiDomenico pointed out, Charlestown without a St. Patrick’s Day party would be an anomaly.