Neighborhood Roundup

Save the Date! Morrissey Scholarship Awards Night

Saturday, May 17, 2019 marks the 5th Annual Friends of Ryan “Duce” Morrissey Scholarship Awards Night.

The fun begins at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Medford St.. There will be dinner, dancing, raffles and fun, as well as the awarding of the scholarship. Tickets are $25 per person, order online at Ryan or call Donna 617-763-8527.

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry

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

2019 / 2020 Registration for Gym Hockey

Registration for the 2019/2020 season is being held on Saturday – May 11, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mishawum Community Room, 95 Dunstable Street, Charlestown, MA.  There is a registration fee which is not due until September when the season begins. Ages are : 4-years-old by October 1, 2019 to 9-years-old (anyone who turns 10-years-old before 2/1/20 is too old. You do not have to live in Charlestown to play.


The CNC Development Committee will be hosting a meeting for review of the proposed development plans for 324 – 330 Bunker Hill Street (Sawyer’s parking lot) in conjunction with an Abutter’s meeting facilitated by Quinlan Locke, Charlestown Liason to the Mayor’s Office.

This meeting will be on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at Saint Francis de Sales – Lower Hall 303 Bunker Hill St.

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.

Harvard-Kent Spring Fundraiser

The Harvard-Kent Parents Association Spring Fundraiser will be held on Friday, May 3rd from 5-7 p.m. at The Warren Tavern.  $20 suggested donation at the door and $10 raffle tickets will be sold at the door.  Thank you to the Warren Tavern for donating the space and appetizers.  For more information please email [email protected].

Turn it Around Basketball Tournament – seeking Players and Sponsors

The 5th Annual Turn it Around Basketball Tournament is set for Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 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 25, 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]

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.

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 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday April 27th. Bring your clean, gently worn items to the Community Center between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and place your items on pre-marked tables that will be separated by category and size.  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] 

What is National Social Security Month?

April is National Social Security Month, a time dedicated to educating the American public about our programs and services. During this month, Social Security and its partners promote educational materials the public to emphasize the importance of financial planning.

The focus of this year’s National Social Security Month is to highlight the timesaving features of the my Social Security account. Our focused transactions are to:

• Request a replacement Social Security card

• Set up or change direct deposit

• Get a proof of income letter

• Change your address

• Check the status of your Social Security application

• Get a Social Security 1099 form (SSA-1099)

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