Letters to the Editor

Madison J. Rodriguez is the 2020 Quinn Scholar

To the Editor:

All associated with Michael’s mission are proud to announce that Madison J. Rodriguez is the 2020 Quinn Scholar. Madison distinguished herself at Boston Latin School, maintaining a 3.02 grade average, and her prowess on the softball team, earned her the captaincy. Her dedication to our military was demonstrated by her forming the letters to soldiers clubs, and her project on Michael Quinn. As the 19th winner from Boston Latin School, she joins a most distinguished group, from Ann Marie Duffy Keane in 1977 to Devin J. Gallagher from the class of 2018. In addition to her contribution at Latin, she was a volunteer at the Charlestown Boy’s and Girl’s Club.

On 6/3/2020, Madison was awarded the increased scholarship of $12,000.00 once normalcy returns we will have a formal awards luncheon.

Commencing in the fall Madison will matriculate at Bridgewater State University with the lass of 2024, majoring in Psychology. Her academic, athletic and community values were inculcated by her mother Mary Boucher, and her sister Meghan.

We extend our best to Madison in her college pursuits, as she follows the words of George Bernard Shaw, “You see things; and you say, “Why?” but I dream things that never were and say,  “Why Not?”

Ronan J. FitzPatrick


Overwhelmed by the Generosity

To the Editor:

When we moved to Charlestown 15 years ago we knew we it was a special town where we wanted to build our family. It was the strength of the community and the deep roots planted for generations of families that drew us in. Over the years, we have learned more about the formidable character and the history of strength of that is Charlestown. Never has the disposition of our beautiful Town been more apparent to us than these few weeks after my husband’s accident on Medford Street on August 17. While he has been recovering at MGH and now at Spaulding Rehab, our family has been overwhelmed by the generosity, kindness and love from our neighbors and friends here in Charlestown. The thoughtful and constant prayers you’ve offered are truly breathtaking and are being answered. Howard is getting stronger every day. Thank you Charlestown for all that you are and continue to be—a community that cares deeply about each other. Our hearts are full and we are beyond grateful for all of you and the love you’ve given us. 

The Hall Family

Julie, Howard, Oliver and Linus Hall

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