Neighborhood Round Up

Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue Design Project – Public Update

The Boston Transportation Department would like to invite the community to a Public Meeting on October 29, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 545 Medford St, Charlestown.

to discuss the Sullivan Square/Rutherford Avenue Design Project. The design for the overall corridor will be the same as presented back in March of 2018 but with a design change in Sullivan Square to make previsions for a BRT ( Bus Rapid Transit) Lane as well as enhance Ryan playground. BTD and their design team will be presenting proposed plans to the community, and will provide an update on where the project currently stands and future timelines for the project. There will be time at the end of this presentation for questions and comments from the community.

Harvest on Vine Food Pantry

The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry is requesting boxes of cereal again this week.  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

Daughters of Isabella #1

100 Prizes Plus! Monday, October 21 at the Knights. Doors open at 7 p.m. first drawing is promptly at 8. A $1 chance is eligible for 100 drawings! Winners returned to the  pot! You do not have to e present to win! Tickets available at the Hall. Funds raised support the great charitable work the DOI #1 does in town.

Third Thursdays are Back at eInc!

Children ages 5 to 7 are invited to explore new topics each month with hands-on science activities, games, art projects, stories and more at eInc ’s science emporium in the Navy Yard. October 17th from 6-7:30 p.m. learn about Endangered Animals. Information and registration online at

Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast

The annual pancake breakfast will be held  at the Knights of Columbus All on Medford St.on Sunday, November 10th from 9-12 noon. Admission is $6.00 and children under 5 years old are free.  Join family, friends, and neighbors to honor veterans, and those who serve their community for pancakes, sausage, pastries, coffee and juice.  There will be great raffles and wonderful prizes!  

BC High Reception

BC High Community Reception hosted by Irene & Andrew Jay at Charlestown Tea & Treats, Tuesday Oct. 22 6:30 p.m. Meet with Charlestown’s BC High families, students, staff, faculty and alumni. Please rsvp to Gadisa Goso, Director of Enrollment [email protected] or 617-474-5013 

A Taste of Charlestown Fundraiser

To raise much needed funds for Harvest on Vine Food Pantry,“A Taste of Charlestown” will be held at the Knights of Columbus on Medford St. on Thursday, October 24th. Doors opening at 6:30 pm.   Ticket price is $35 each, table of 10 for $350.  For more information, contact Kathy “Cookie” Giordano, Event Coordinator, at 617-447-1406 or [email protected]. Sponsored by “Charlestown Live’ and ‘Charlestown and Beyond” in celebration of their retirement from BNN-TV.

Coffee with a Cop at the Warren Tavern

The Warren Tavern will host coffee with a cop on Wednesday, October 23 from 9-10 a.m. All are invited to a casual meeting with Mayor Walsh and Commissioner Gross at the Tavern, 2 Pleasant Street.

USS Constitution 222nd Birthday

USS Constitution is Scheduled to get Underway from Charlestown Navy

Yard on Friday, Oct. 18 at 9:00 a.m. in honor of her 222nd birthday as well as the Navy’s 244th birthday.

Safe Consumption Sites Awareness Events at MGH

In response to the opioid crisis MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center on High Street will be hosting a series of events related to Safe Consumption Sites (SCS) . On October 17 and 18 the Carolan Conference Room on the 2nd floor will be set up as a mock SCS from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. On Thursday, October 17th there will be a talk and Q&A session from 5-7 p.m. Food will be served at the meeting.

Peace Park Events

Saturday, October 19th at 9 a.m. stop by Starbucks Charlestown for a Kindness Rocks event. Join the fun and paint a rock to add to the park’s memorial. 

On Thursday, October 24th from 5:30 – 7 p.m., TurnItAround will present HeArt in the Park with an interactive art exhibit “I Am Resilient”. All are welcome, food provided by Legal Seafoods. 

Saturday, October 26 – meet at the Training Field, Common St. at 10 a.m. to plant daffodils at Peace Park! Boston Blooms with Daffodils has donated 150 bulbs for the park. Volunteers are needed to plant them. For more information call Barbara Kelley 617-943-1602 beginning Friday, October 18.

There is also an ongoing gofundme appeal to help secure funds to rebuild and maintain the park. Visit to make a financial contribution to their goal.

St. John’s Harvest Fair – Saturday, November 16 10-2 p.m. Turkey Dinner served from 12-2 p.m. Don’t miss this town favorite!  Great sales tables, raffles, games and silent auction.

Gardens for Charlestown Halloween in the Garden – Saturday, October 26 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. $10 games, arts & crafts, goodie bags, pony rides, photo ops and a great baked goods table.

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