All Public Facilities at National Parks in Boston to Close Until April 6
Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health officials, all public federal facilities at the National Parks of Boston are temporarily closed. The open-air parks and exterior of historic sites remain open, as with many other organizations.
This temporary closure of all public facilities consists of a cancellation of programs and events within those facilities, including the Saturday in the Park program at Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center.
Updates will be posted on www.nps.gov/BOST, www.nps.gov/BOAF, www.nps.gov/BOHA and on park social media platforms.
The temporary closure of visitor facilities is effective on Monday, March 16 and will extend to Monday, April 6, 2020.
For any additional questions, please contact [email protected] or 617.947.0356.
The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club Closed
The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club will be closed until March 27; there will be additional information available in the following days and weeks.
Old Charlestown Schoolboys Scholarship Applications Available
The Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association is offering a number of scholarships to high school senior boys who will be entering college, preparatory school, or technical school this year.
Scholarships will also be awarded to college students who will be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year. Awards are open to any Charlestown schoolboy who is a senior in high school who has been a Charlestown resident for 4 or more years and will be entering college, preparatory school or technical school this year Applications may be obtained at the Charlestown Public Library and the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club, St. Mary-St Catherine of Siena offices, St Francis de Sales office, St John’s and First Church of Charlestown office. All applications are due April 10.
Applications available for CMA Scholarships
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. Last year, the CMA awarded 10 scholarships. Copies of the application are available at the “Scholarship” tab on the CMA website, www.charlestownmothersassociation.org, and also at the Charlestown Branch Library at the circulation desk. The completed application is due by April 24.
Michael P. Quinn Scholarship Applications Available, Annual Dinner Dance Cancelled
The 2020 Michael P. Quinn Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is a resident of Charlestown for the past four years (minimum) and will graduate with the Class of 2020. This scholarship is for twelve thousand ($12,000.00) for the recipient’s first year of college only. Applications can be picked up at Guidance Dept. at Charlestown High, Boston Latin, Boston Latin Academy and Boy’s & Girls Club, Charlestown Library and Malden Catholic High School. Application deadline is April 15,2020. If there area any questions, please call Ronan J FitzPatrick at 617-242-5493.
The Annual Quinn Scholar Dinner Dance has been cancelled for 2020.
Charlestown Girls Softball Cancelled
All Charlestown Girls Softball clinics are canceled until further notice. Registrations are still open online on their website charlestowngirlssoftball.com.
Instructional cost $50 and 10u and 12u = $100. if anybody has questions or concerns, contact Jack Schievink at 617-201-4507 or Billy Nugent at 617-447-3106 or via email at [email protected] .
Harvest on Vine Food Pantry Appeal
Since the start of the school year, the Food Pantry has had a great need for cereal to include in its distribution. At this time donations of all non-perishable foods are also greatly appreciated. Donations drops are: Food Pantry, 49 Vine St. (Hayes Square), The Cooperative Bank – 201 Main St. or the Parish Center – 46 Winthrop St. (by the Training Field). Or donate by sending checks to: Harvest on Vine, Parish Center, 46 Winthrop St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For more information, call Tom MacDonald 617-990-7314.
Virtual Tours of USS Constitution
USS Constitution has begun offering virtual tours of the ship via Facebook LIVE. As of Saturday, March 14, the ship is closed to the public until further notice to reduce exposure to the coronavirus.
Take a virtual tour here: