Letters to the Editor

Thank you to Old Charlestown Schoolboy’s Association

Dear Editor:

I wish to thank the Old Charlestown Schoolboy’s Association Scholarship Committee for selecting me as recipient of the 2015 Jonathan Greatorex Scholarship Award. My family and I are profoundly grateful for this generous award as I prepare to begin my studies at Sacred Heart University in the fall. I would also like to express my heartfelt thanks to the Greatorex family for making this opportunity possible.

Myer Segal


Thank You

The Charlestown Mothers Association thanks everyone who helped make the 7th Annual Touch a Truck Day such a great success!  Kids of all ages had a great time touching and climbing on all the vehicles which included: Boston Organics, Cassidy Landscaping, City of Boston’s Fire, Police, Public Schools and Public Works, Costa Fruit, Ground Masters, Jimmy’s on Top, LaFarge Trucking, MBTA, National Parks Service, Partners Health Care, Road Runner Movers, Save That Stuff, Spaulding Hospital, Super Tours, Teamsters Local 25, and the US Army 164th Transportation Company.

Thanks also to community partners who supported the event through donations of various types: Allied Printing, Bright Horizons, Bunker Hill Associates, Bunker Hill Community College, City Councilors Sal LaMattina and Michael Flaherty, Costa Fruit, Doug MacDonald, Jimmy’s on Top, John Taglilatela, Marriott Tudor Wharf, and the USS Constitution Museum.Thanks as well to the organizations who staffed tables and provided activities for our first Sports Day: Charlestown Youth Hockey, Knucklebones, Skating Club of Boston, and Super Soccer Stars.

And thank you to the volunteers who helped everything run smoothly:  Bright Horizons staff members, Finola Moore, Ingrid Parnell, Lauren Johnson, Marcie Carmody, Melanie Kelly, Nicole Day, and the US Navy sailors.  And thanks to Shana Sylvester who coordinated our volunteers.

We could not do this event without your support.  We very much appreciate it, and hope we can count on you again next year!

Suzanne Crowther

Jennifer Pires

Co-Chairs, Touch a Truck Day

Thank you

To the Old Charlestown Schoolboy’s Association:

Thank you for selecting me for one of the Schoolboy Scholarships.  I appreciate your awarding me with the Majestic Knights Scholarship.  It will be used toward my Junior Year at Tufts University.

Conal Lynch

Thank you

Dear Quinn Scholarship Committee:

I can’t thank you enough for presenting me with the Michael P. Quinn Scholarship. This scholarship will be a tremendous help as I pursue a degree at the University of Connecticut. The Quinn Dinner exceeded my expectations and I am so grateful for all that you have done for me. I am proud and very lucky to be a part of a community that provides such opportunities for our youth.

Bridgette Collier

UConn ‘18

To all those who contributed

Dear Editor:

We are writing to express our sincere thanks to all of those who donated to the Bunker Hill Day Parade via the GoFundMe page. To date, we have received $29,770 in donations!  We were not surprised to see Charlestown rise to the occasion when we raised the red flag for help.  It was so wonderful to see old, new and former Townies come together to help preserve our beloved Parade.  Seeing donations in remembrance of loved ones brought back great memories of past Parade days.  It reminded us of what a privilege it is to be a part of the Charlestown community. Everyone involved in this effort should feel proud about helping make the 2015 Bunker Hill Day Parade a success!

We would also like to say a big thank you to Wynn Resorts, C-Town Ventures,  State Representative Daniel Ryan, Gregg Nolan from the Nolan Group, Eagle Elevator and the Wrenn family, the Charlestown Mothers Association and the other businesses and organizations for their generous donations to this cause.  We appreciate you being involved and supportive of your Charlestown neighbors.  We hope you continue to be engaged with our community.

We also want to recognize the man behind scenes, Arthur Hurley.  Running the Parade, as we learned, is a major operation.  Arthur works tirelessly every year to make sure the Parade is a success.  He handles all the details and organizes the divisions at Hayes Square on Parade Day.  Thank you, Arthur for being a “good guy” and a “great Townie”.

 A thank you also goes out to Tom Coots at the Charlestown Cooperative Bank.  He was instrumental in helping us manage the GoFundMe page and the Charlestown Bridge who helped us spread the word and print the names.

We wish you all a very Happy and Safe Parade 2015!!! Watch the Parade with pride knowing you helped make it a success.

Melissa Doherty Brennan

and Kim Mahoney


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