Neighborhood Round Up

Lions Club Collected 179 Coats

This year the Charlestown Lions Club collected 179 coats for people in need. 

They were delivered to Anton’s Cleaners in Somerville to be cleaned free of charge.

After the cleaning, they will be delivered to people in need of a warm winter coat or jacket.  The Charlestown Co-operative Bank again was the collection site for these coats and the Lions thank Tom Coots and his staff for their continuing assistance in this worthwhile project.  Thanks also to all the residents who generously donated their coats and jackets.

Financial Education program

Charlestown Resident Alliance invites you to register for a FREE 4-Session Financial Education program sponsored by Cambridge Savings Bank. All sessions will take place on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m., and a free pizza dinner will be served at 6 p.m.. Jan. 28: Budgeting and Saving. February 4: Managing a Checking Account. February 11: Credit. Feb. 25: Fraud. Where: 55 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown. Register by Jan. 25, to attend: Contact Jenifer Edouard at 857.417.9356 or [email protected] Limited space available. Attend all four sessions for the opportunity to win a prize.

Flea Market at the Art Gallery

The StoveFactory Gallery presents the “Greatest Artist Flea Market EVER”!!!!! Artists and Art Lovers will be selling artwork, supplies, gadgets and more on Saturday and Sunday January 26 and 27, from 12:00 to 5 p.m. at the StoveFactory Gallery, 523 Medford Street in Charlestown. Refreshments will be served, parking is free and the building is handicapped accessible. Great bargains!!!!!   

Register for Adult Confirmation Class

Adult Confirmation Classes at St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish begin on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m..  If you would like to participate in these classes to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Sr. Nancy Citro at 617-242-4664 or [email protected]

Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard 2019 Annual Membership Drive

Join the Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard as a new or renewing member and enjoy access to members only benefits at more than 10 local businesses and restaurants. Stay current with Navy Yard and Charlestown developments such as the North Washington Street Bridge replacement and water transportation issues and how they affect you through our website and newsletter. Membership categories are: Individual $25, Family $30, Supporter $50, Patron $100 and Benefactor $250. Corporate memberships are also welcome. Contributions are tax deductible. For more information visit our website or email: [email protected] FCNY is an independent, non-profit civic organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors to the Navy Yard while preserving its historic character.

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry

Our shelves are almost depleted after the holidays. Your continued generosity would be greatly appreciated. Most needed are mac ‘n cheese, cereal, rice, pasta and noodles.  Any donation of non-perishable foods 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 Street or at the Parish Center at 46 Winthrop St. (across from the Training Field).  Financial donations are also welcome. Make check payable to Harvest on Vine and send to: Harvest on Vine Food Pantry, 46 Winthrop St., Charlestown, MA 02129.

Spring (and Winter) Lacrosse Registration is now open

ALL ARE WELCOME!  The Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center has opened registration for its main Spring season and for its Winter skills seasons.  The CLLC teaches the great game of lacrosse to a diverse group of boys and girls, Grades K-8.  New players are always welcome regardless of skill level and scholarships are always available.  We believe in the power of lacrosse, as it is the great equalizer in the sporting world. You don’t need to be tall, strong, fast or big to be successful and it’s a communal sport where anyone can find a niche and be a productive member of the team. As a program, we promote the following core values in everything we do: Teamwork, Responsibility, Community Service, Patience, and Effort.  Please call (617) 242-1813 or visit our website ( for more information and to register today.


Several years ago a history committee created a map of some of the historic buildings in Charlestown. There are 23 historic structures illustrated on the map which also contains the history of Charlestown, Boston’s oldest village. The maps are 18-x-24 inches and designed to be mounted in a standard-sized frame. The price is $10 for the black-and-white map, the colored version is $20 and both include a mailing tube.. They are available at the circulation desk of the library during regular hours.  Proceeds from the sale of the maps are used for programs for adults and children in the Charlestown Branch Library. These maps make great gifts for friends who don’t live here any more, college students and, new residents in town.

2019/2020 Gym Hockey Registration is Open

Registration for the 2019/2020 season is taking place at the Boy’s and Girl’s club high street building on:

Saturday.     Jan. 19, 2019.     9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Saturday.     Jan. 26, 2019.     9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Ages are: 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2019 to 9 years old; anyone who turns 10 years old before Feb. 1, 2020 is too old. The registration fee is not due until the Fall when the season starts. Come and watch a game while you register your child…. 


Each week at Mass. General Hospital, a group of dogs bring joy and comfort to patients through the Pet Therapy Program. Mass General’s Volunteer Department is seeking volunteers to expand the Pet Therapy Program. Candidates must have a dog who is at least 1 year old, enjoys and is comfortable with being with people, and is willing to be screened through MGH’s designated certification agency. Must be available to visit patients on a weekly basis.  Regular hours for Pet Therapy are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.  However, hours can be flexible.  Contact Jackie Nolan at 617-724-1753 for more information.


New family support group for people suffering from alcohol or other addictions is meeting Mondays at 7 p.m. at the First Church in Charlestown. For more information call Shawn 781-733-1327.


Charlestown Youth Hockey has opened registration for Micro Hockey, which is a Learn-to-Play Hockey program for boys and girls, 5 to 8 years of age, who have not yet played organized team hockey.  Only basic skating skills are necessary.  Younger players may qualify after a coach evaluation.  The program will run on Saturdays from 10 to 11:45 a.m.  The first session will run through March 9.  Space is limited.  To register or obtain the required equipment list, go to WWW.CYHA.COM and click on the MICRO HOCKEY tab.  Email questions to [email protected].   


Register for Art Labs at Essem Art Studio facilitated by artist, creative, and fellow Charlestown mom, Sophia Moon.Art Labs are loosely facilitated activities that permit exploration and creative play so little ones can develop confidence in creating art and self expression through various mediums—acrylic paints, watercolors, color pencils, modeling clay, and/or miscellaneous art/craft supplies. Art Labs can be modified for all ages and are also meant to be interactive so if you are bringing your little one(s), come ready to have fun and get messy. All materials are provided. All children must be accompanied and remain under the care of a parent/guardian at all times. If you would like to book a private party/event, please email us at [email protected].

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