Neighborhood Round Up


The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry this week is requesting bags of rice and cans of ravioli, two of the most popular items that fill the shelves. Any donation on non-perishable foods that you could make would also 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 46 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.


The next Charlestown & Beyond TV program on the Boston Neighborhood Network will appear on Thursday, July 5. It will open with a tribute to a 37th year-old Charlestown business that closed its doors on Main Street and end  with a very special Paul Lane production on how Charlestown celebrates America’s Independence Day.  In between I’ll be sharing with you some remarks I’ve received recently from some newer neighbors about today’s Charlestown and my thoughts on what makes a person a “Townie” including comments I’ve received from many of you on the subject.  Smack in the middle of that will be an interview with my “Man on the Street” Sal Giarratani. I hope you’ll tune in.The show can be seen on BNN-TV channel 9, RCN channel 15 and Verizon channel 1961 and repeated on Thursday at 11:30 pm, Saturday at 9 am and Sunday at 5 pm.  It can also be seen on Youtube at Charlestown and Beyond and Facebook at Charlestown & Beyond.You can reach host Kathy “Cookie” Giordano at [email protected] or 617-466-1628 and leave a message with your name and phone number or visit her at the Charlestown Branch Library each Tuesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

Kennedy          center Golf Tournament

John F. Kennedy Family Service Center, is proud to announce our first annual golf tournament at the Nahant Golf Club in Nahant, MA on Friday, September 7, 2018. Register Now to play as a single golfer, a pair, or a foursome. Interest levels are high so register early as space is limited. We look forward to seeing you there. Not a golfer? Join us for dinner. Join us from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for cocktails and take in the beautiful views. Enjoy music and get a sneak peek at all of the raffle and auction items. A delicious dinner buffet will be prepared by John Moore, Owner of the Navy Yard Bistro, and starts at 5:30 p.m., with plenty of seating capacity to accommodate all of the Kennedy Center’s supporters!Call for more information on attending Dinner Only! Contact Crystal Galvin 617-241-8866 x 1352 or email to: [email protected].


On Thursday, July 19, The First Church at 10 Green St. will host a Block Party from 6-8 p.m. Stop by for free fun and games including a bounce house and petting zoo. Enter the raffle to win Red Sox tickets. Meet Wally The Green Monster! All are welcome to this free event.


“e” inc.’s Summer Science Discovery Program is back with all new activities for kids ages 6-12. Become a paleontologist and learn about all the different types of dinosaurs from the Triassic to Cretaceous Period. Or, see our Earth from the beginning of time and explore how continents move and weather is created. With a variety of activities – conducting science experiments, building models, observing live specimens, artistic expression, field trips, etc. – there’s something for everyone at “e” inc.! Kids will gain an appreciation for the natural world, as well as, learn skills to become planet stewards. “e” inc. camp has two one-week sessions (Aug 20-24 and Aug 27-Aug 31). Hours are 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with extended day options. Families can sign up for both or either session. For weekly themes and more information visit

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