Neighborhood Round Up


On Tuesday, June 26th there will bean unveiling ceremony on Charlestown’s Peace Park at the Mt. Vernon Street Plaza. The ceremony will be followed by a community-wide Walk for Peace and inspirational dinner. Meet at 4:30 pm at the Mt. Vernon Street Plaza for a blessing of the park, a few brief statements by residents and organizations involved in the revitalization and a few short words from the niece of Robert McGrath (for whom the park is dedicated).After the ceremony, there will be a walk throughout the community  ending at  the Knights of Columbus on Medford St. All are welcome for dinner, music and a short speaking program from 6 to 8 pm. For more information contact Sarah Coughlin at the Charlestown Coalition [email protected]

Harvest on Vine      Food Pantry

The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry wants to thank everyone for helping to make our First Annual Pride Week Cook Out the great success it was. Through your generosity we were able to treat hundreds of families with a fantastic night of enjoyment.  To all our donors, volunteers and participants, a great round of applause for all you did to make this night so special for the kids of Charlestown.  I hope to be able to thank each of you individually over the next few weeks.  Tom MacDonald, Director.Now back to task of running the Pantry. Our shelves are almost bare.  Any donation of non-perishable food that you could make would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at the Food Pantry at 49 Vine St. (Hayes Square), The Cooperative Bank at 201 Main St. and at the Parish Center on Winthrop St. (across from the Training Field).  Financial donations can be sent to: Harvest on Vine, Parish Center, 46 Winthrop St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For more information, call Tom MacDonald, director, at 617-990-7314.


Justyne Collier, local resident of Charlestown, whose brother committed suicide in 2004, is working to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She will be joined by her extended family, also long-time Charlestown residents, when she participates in the “Out of the Darkness Walk” in Wakefield in September. She is asking for donations for her team, “In Memory of Danny”. To donate, please go to Offline donations are also available, email [email protected] for details.


Please join Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard and the Charlestown Mothers Association at “A Summer Solstice Celebration” magic show and food truck picnic on June 21, 2018 at from 5:30 to 7:00PM in Shipyard Park, Charlestown Navy Yard. Once again Mike Bent’s Abrakidabra will delight the audience at this fun family event.  Co-sponsored by the Boston Planning and Development Agency and the Navy Yard Garden Association, who also invites you to welcome The Big Dog Show exhibit to the Navy Yard.


Please join the Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard on June 16 from 9 AM-2 PM as we sponsor our first multi-site yard sale.  The sale will take place both at Harborview located at 250 First Avenue, and, Parris Landing located at 42 Eighth Street.  Light refreshments will be available provided by Blackmoor Bar and Kitchen. We will be providing a list of items being sold at each site.  This event will take place rain or shine.



This fall, the Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center (CLLC) will once again be hosting our annual ISEE Prep-Class for 6th grade students during the 2018-2019 school year.  Any and all students are welcome to join, but space is extremely limited.  The class is held on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and will be hosted at our Learning Center building located at 14 Green Street. The program is schedule for 8 classes, starting on Thurs. 9/13 and ending on Thurs. 11/1.  The cost of the class is $799 and covers the testing materials, practice exams, and pays for our wonderful teachers!  As always, scholarships are available upon request.  Space is extremely limited, so register now at or by calling the center at (617) 242-1813!



The garden committee of St. John’s Church on Devens Street is sponsoring A Tapas Evening on Thursday, June 28th from 6-8 p.m.   The event will be held in the award -winning Cutler Garden behind the parish house and the church.

Tapas and other surprises will be served and in the event of inclement weather, the event will be held in the parish house.   The suggested donation for the event is $25.

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