Neighborhood Roundup

Age Strong Information Session Scheduled

The Kennedy Center and the Age Strong Commission’s Age-Friendly program, will host an Information Session for members of the Charlestown business community at the Warren Tavern on Tuesday, 3/31 from 10-11 a.m. This will be a great opportunity for Charlestown business owners to learn about the Age-friendly program, ways to make shops inclusive and accessible for all ages and abilities, and more information about how to become an age and dementia friendly business. Visit for more details.

Charlestown Girls Softball

 Spring Registration and Winter Clinics will be held at the Harvard Kent School Gymnasium, 50 Bunker Hill Street from 6 – 8 p.m. on the following dates:  March 16,  23 and 30.  Birth Certificate required for first time players, ages eligible 4-18 years old as of January 1, 2020.  Contact Jack Schievink, [email protected] Phone: 617-201-4507 or Billy Nugent, [email protected], 617-447-3106.

Old Charlestown Schoolboys Scholarship applications available

The Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association is offering a number of scholarships to high school senior boys who will be entering college, preparatory school, or technical school this year. 

Scholarships will also be awarded to college students who will be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year.

Awards are open to any Charlestown schoolboy who is a senior in high school who has been a Charlestown resident for 4 or more years and will be entering college, preparatory school or technical school this year

Applications may be obtained at the Charlestown Public Library and the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club, St. Mary-St Catherine of Siena offices, St Francis de Sales office, St John’s and First Church of Charlestown office.

All applications are due April 10, 2020.

Applications available for CMA Scholarships

The Charlestown Mothers Association is pleased to offer up to $15,000 in college scholarships, to men and women who have been residents of Charlestown for at least five years, and will be attending college full-time this fall.  The amount of each scholarship awarded will be determined by the CMA Scholarship Committee.  Last year, CMA awarded 10 scholarships.  Copies of the application are available at the “Scholarship” tab on the CMA website,, and also at the Charlestown Branch Library at the circulation desk.  The completed application is due by April 24, 2020.

Michael P. Quinn Scholarship Applications Available

The 2020 Michael P. Quinn Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is a resident of Charlestown for the past four years (minimum) and will graduate with the Class of 2020. This scholarship is for twelve thousand ($12,000.00) for the recipient’s first year of college only. Applications can be picked up at Guidance Dept. at Charlestown High, Boston Latin, Boston Latin Academy and Boy’s & Girls Club, Charlestown Library and Malden Catholic High School. Application deadline is April 15,2020. If there area any questions, please call Ronan J FitzPatrick at 617-242-5493.

Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard 2020 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. Since 2004 the Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard has provided residents, businesses and visitors with up to date information about issues of common concern and importance in Charlestown. Everyone needs good friends, join FCNY today. Corporate memberships are also welcome. Contributions are tax deductible. For more information visit our website or email: [email protected]. Join us for our Winter Warm-up on March 12 at the USS Constitution Museum from 6-8 p.m. All are welcome.

Community Workshops Scheduled

Open House workshops for the Bunker Hill Housing Redevelopment plan will be held on Wednesdays March 18 and 25 and April 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the Harvard-Kent Elementary School, 50 Bunker Hill St. 

These meetings will cover the topics of Open Space, Retail, Exterior Deign, Construction Impact, and Transportation. All will cover the same topics to give people alternate options when planning to attend.

Spring Lacrosse Registration 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-8th.  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) 242-9328 or visit our website ( for more information and to register today!!!

The National Parks of Boston -Saturdays in the Park

Join the National Parks of Boston for special topic programs on Saturday afternoons, through April 25, 2020. A variety of programs have been selected with our neighbors in greater Boston in mind. It’s something different for the local crowd during the “off season.” This includes “My Other Park,” programs delivered by Boston National Park Rangers who have worked at other National Park locations. All programs are free, and take place in the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center. The Visitor Center is accessible by the 93 bus, water shuttle, and Orange Line. The 60-minute programs are free and open to the public.

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry Appeal

Since the start of the school year, the Food Pantry has had a great need for cereal to include in its distribution.  Donations of non-perishable foods are also greatly appreciated.

Donations drops are: Food Pantry, 49 Vine St. (Hayes Square), The Cooperative Bank – 201 Main St. or the Parish Center – 46 Winthrop St. (by the Training Field).  Or donate by sending checks to: Harvest on Vine, Parish Center, 46 Winthrop St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For more information, call Tom MacDonald 617-990-7314.

Michael Quinn Scholarship Dinner Dance

The 51st annual Quinn Scholarship Dinner and Dance will be held on April 4, at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus, No. 62, 545 Medford St. The evening will commence with a 6:15 P.M. social hour, followed be a six course meal, prepared by Sandra McLaughlin. Alan La Bella will provide his magical music. Tickets are $50.00 per person, please call Ronan at (627-343-5493) or send a check to: Charlestown PO Box 290216, Charlestown, MA 02129.

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