Neighborhood Round Up

CMA Scholarship Applications are available

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.  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 30, 2019.

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry

This week the Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting macaroni and cheese and cans of pineapples. 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. 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

Free Paper Shredding!

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Bunker Hill Mall/Whole Foods Market lot, Main Street, Charlestown, Mass.

Charlestown’s EF Financial invites you to celebrate Earth Day by properly disposing of old, unneeded documents. Bring sensitive & confidential paper-based materials for shredding and recycling (no need to remove clips or staples!). Newspapers, magazines and paper where privacy is not an issue will NOT be taken. Limit 8 bins/boxes per person. Sponsored by EF Financial (, Charlestown, Mass.

Track is Back!!!  

On Friday April 12th at 6:30pm this season’s first Town Track Meeting will be held at the Charlestown Track Finish Line, all are welcome to join us if you are interested in track.

On Saturday April 13th 12:30 -2:30pm this season’s first Town Track event is the Boston Marathon youth relay. Meeting at the Marathon Finish Line- Copley Square.  RSVP Coach Sean [email protected] or 857-222-5630

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Turn it Around Basketball Tournament – seeking Players and Sponsors

The 5th Annual Turn it Around Basketball Tournament is set for Saturday, May 4th from 4 p.m. at the Charlestown Community Center. The Charlestown Coalition is looking for players and sponsors to join them in hosting this youth event. For more information contact Ginaya Greene Murray 617-726-6684 or email [email protected].

Harvest on Vine Annual Fundraiser April 25

This year’s annual fundraiser for Harvest on Vine food pantry will take place on Thursday, April 25th at the Knights of Columbus #62 on Medford St. Tony V. And Karson Tager will entertain, food catered by Boston Beer Works. There will be great raffle prizes and a LIVE auction as well. For tickets contact Maribeth McKenzie-MacDonald 617-750-1937 or [email protected]

First Church Egg Hunt April 20

On Saturday, April 20th hop on over to the First Church in Charlestown at 10 Green Street for their annual Easter egg hunt and more. The event will run from 12-2p.m. and will include a visit from the Easter bunny, a petting zoo, free raffle for great prizes and more. All are welcome.

Applications available for Old Schoolboys Scholarships

The Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association is pleased to announce that there are a number of scholarships available to high school seniors boys who will be entering college or preparatory school, or technical college. Some of these scholarships will also be awarded to college students who will be entering their sophomore, junior or senior years.

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

Deadline for submitting applications is April 15, 2019.

A Fun Day of Swapping and Shopping is Ahead: The Charlestown Children’s Clothing Swap

The Charlestown Mothers Association and The Charlestown Community Center have partnered to create the first Charlestown Children’s Clothing Swap! It will be held at The Charlestown Community Center at 255 Medford St. from 10am-12pm on Saturday April 27th.  The swap is the perfect chance to declutter and pass on your outgrown children’s or maternity clothing, toys, and gear, while also having a fun day of shopping for your growing family. We will be accepting children’s clothing in all sizes (from baby to teen), children’s gear (bibs, blankets, carriers, strollers, etc.), toys, and maternity clothing. We cannot accept furniture, books, pumps, other adult clothing, or very large items at this time. Bring your clean, gently worn items to the Community Center between 10am-12pm and place your items on pre-marked tables that will be separated by category and size. Volunteers will be able for assistance. This event is free and open to all Charlestown Residents; you do not have to be a CMA member. Bags will be provided to the first 100 people; so get there early! Expecting families are also welcome! Left over items will be donated to local community organizations.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to email [email protected] 

Charlestown Community Impact Fund Grant opportunity

The Charlestown Community Impact Fund (Wynn Money) is taking applications for its spring round of grants for Charlestown non-profits. The spring application deadline is April 15, with grant awards coming on May 31. The Committee will award one-time grants in the range of $5,000 to $10,000. Depending on how many applications they receive — and how many grants they award — they may offer awards that are less than the amount requested in a grant application.

The fund was created as a condition of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s approval for Wynn Resorts to run a casino in Everett. Wynn made a $1 million payment to the fund in 2016.

After the casino opens, Wynn will make a $2 million payment to the fund each year. For questions or help on the application, call (617) 635-4479 or e-mail [email protected].

Zelma Lacey Easter Egg Hunt

Community Easter Egg Hunt at Zelma Lacey House for children of all ages. Grab your Basket and join us for a fun time searching for EGGS on Friday April 19th at 3p.m. at Zelma Lacey House Assisted Living community. Light refreshments will be served. The Egg Hunt starts promptly. Please arrive on time! Please RSVP with Amanda Annis by April 15th 617-241-0328 or [email protected]. Zelma Lacey House, 9 West School Street, Charlestown, Ma

Summer Registration “Up at the Club”

Register now for a great Spring and Summer at the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club. There are many new and continuing programs on offer for the upcoming seasons. Call 617-242-1775 or visit the Club at 15 Green Street for more information.

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