Neighborhood Round Up

Ryan “Duce”Morrissey Scholarship

The Friends of Ryan “Duce” Morrissey Scholarship Fund committee is pleased to announce the availability of several scholarships for high school and college students (freshmen and upperclassmen.) Deadline to apply is April 10, 2019. Eligibility criteria and forms may be found on our website ( and at the Charlestown locations of The Boys & Girls Club, Boston Public Library and Cooperative Bank.

D.O.I.#1 Meat Raffle at the Knights

Head over to the Knights at 545 Medford St. on Sunday, March 24 for their Meat Raffle. The fun begins at 1 p.m. and goes until 5 p.m. Every package will have a ham and there will be other prizes, refreshments and a cash bar. The proceeds help fund all the good work the DOI #1 does in supporting Charlestown non-profits.

Moxie and a Good Sense of Balance:

Nancy Drew and the Power of the Teenage Girl. Book presentation given by author Lynne Byall Benson. Hosted by the Friends of the Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library. Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m. Free and open to all, including a book signing and reception. Wheelchair accessible; conveniently located near the Orange Line and bus connections. Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main Street, Charlestown. For more information:, [email protected], 617-242-1248..

Register for Spring League Softball

Girls Softball is currently holding registration and weekly training for the Spring League. There are teams and training for ages 4 – 14. Registration and clinics are held on Mondays at the Harvard Kent School Gym, 50 Bunker Hill Street. Sessions go from 6-7 p.m. for ages 4-9 and from 7-8 p.m. for ages 10-14. Spring team  rosters will be finalized by March 24, and outdoor practice begins on Tuesday April 2nd.  Last year the Spring teams had a great run in the 10U and 12U.  The 10U made it to the Championship finals!  The Spring League is very helpful to our Summer League players and so is open gym, so get signed up and get some drills under their belts.

Any questions contact Jack Schievink 617-201-4507 or email [email protected].

12th Anniversary of Green Square Mile

The Charlestown Historical Society will host a special anniversary screening of: Green Square Mile, The Story of the Charlestown Irish on Wednesday, March 27 at the Bunker Hill Museum. The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. followed by a Q&A with the director and producers. The Bunker Hill Museum is located at 43 Monument Square.

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry Requests

This week the Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting boxes of cereal, beef stew and soup for a hot meal and cans of coffee. Any donation of 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. or 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


Special guest Eugene “Gene” O’Flaherty will join host Kathy “Cookie” Giordano in celebration of Irish History Month on Thursday, March 21st at 6:30 pm.  Kathy stated that “Gene is the most Irish man I know” who will be sharing his first hand knowledge of all that is Ireland.  Gene, a Charlestown resident, is our former State Representative.

Charlestown & Beyond appears on BNN-TV Boston Comcast channel 9, RCN channel 15 and Verizon channel 1961 on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Reruns can be seen on the same TV stations on Thursdays at 11:30 pm, Fridays at 1 pm, Saturdays at 9 am and Sundays at 5 pm. It can also be seen on Youtube at Charlestown and Beyond and Facebook at Charlestown & Beyond.

To contact Cookie go to [email protected] or call her at 617-477-1406.

Save the Date! Spring Fling Fundraiser

The Warren-Prescott Foundation 

Spring Fling 2019 Annual Fundraiser & Auction will be held on April 6, 2019 from 7-11 p.m. at Boston Beer Works, 116 Canal St., Boston

Event includes dinner, DJ, silent and live auction, hand-painted Louis Vuitton raffle and a wine pull by Common Vines and Taste Wine Bar & Kitchen. Please note, we encourage you to purchase your event and raffle tickets ahead of time. Both maybe be purchased online before 12 PM on April 5th.

After April 5th at 12 PM, all ticket sales must be purchased at the event. For all tickets and Friend of Warren-Prescott family sponsorship, They will also be available every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning between now and the event in the school lobby (cash or check).

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