Part of the continuing series of CHAD movie nights.
Charlestown Against Drugs
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Anti-drug group will host movie nights around town.
Charlestown Against Drugs will give kids the opportunity to watch movies in public spaces this summer. The group's program begins this week with a viewing of Shark Tale in Peter Looney Park and continues through August 30. Full Schedule: Peter Looney Park Thursday, July 12 Shark Tale Training Field Thursday, July 19 Shrek 2 Doherty Playground Thursday, July 26 Racing Stripes St. Catherine’s Church Tuesday, July 31 Madagascar Escape 2 Africa Training Field Thursday, August 9 Stuart Little Doherty Playground Thursday, August 16 The Spy Next Door Peter Looney Park Thursday, August 23 An American Tale St. Catherine’s Church Thursday, August 30 Open Season
Monday, June 4, 2012
Events at the Charlestown Community Center will still take place at 6 p.m. tonight.
Today's gray, rainy weather has resulted in the cancellation of the walking portion of Charlestown Against Drug's Annual CHAD March. Boston Police Officer Michael Charbonnier sent out an email saying, "Due to poor weather conditions and for public safety reasons, today's CHAD march has been cancelled but the events at the Community Center on Medford St. will still take place at 6 p.m." Those events include refreshments, as well as a short speaking program. More information about CHAD and the work that they do is available on their website.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Recent crimes in Southie have put residents on alert and Congressman Stephen Lynch is bringing the DEA to Southie, but should they be coming here, as well?
The drug problem in Charlestown is no secret. A look at the police blotter shows that Charlestown Police are making regular drug arrests, and members of community organizations like Charlestown Against Drugs, as well as clergy members and individual activists have been working hard -- some for decades -- to stop addiction and drug abuse among Charlestown residents and help those struggling with addiction get the help they need. After a recent drug-related murder of a grandmother in Southie, Congressman Stephen Lynch has, according to this Herald article, brought in the Drug Enforcement Administration to "track shipments to the area" and "pursue leads outside of Massachusetts to stem the flow of drugs into South Boston." Charlestown …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Four scholarships will be awarded.
Applications for the CHAD Peter Looney Scholarship are now available. Applications can be picked up at the Charlestown Public Library, The Lacrosse Center on Green St, the Cooperative Bank, and The Boys and Girls Club. Applicants may also download the application at CharlestownAgainstDrugs.org. The Peter Looney Scholarship includes two High School Scholarships and two College Scholarships awarded annually. The High School Scholarship ($500 each) will be awarded to two middle school students who will be attending a private high school requiring tuition in Fall 2012. The College Scholarship ($1000 each) will be awarded to two high school students who will be attending college in Fall 2012. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 14, 2012.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The following was submitted by the Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard. The Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard held its Annual Winter Warm Up on Thursday, March 1. In spite of the snowy weather, 150 people were in attendance at Parris Landing in the Navy Yard for this social event. Awards were presented to Mayor Thomas M. Menino (accepted by Danielle Valle Fitzgerald, Mayor Menino's community liaison) and to Charlestown Against Drugs (accepted by Michael Charbonnier, Chairman).
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Charlestown Against Drugs is raising funds to purchase winter hats, coats and gloves for local children in need this holiday season.
For the past 10 years, Charlestown Against Drugs has provided new coats, hats and gloves for children in need around the neighborhood. Last year alone, CHAD distributed items to more than 200 children with these items. CHAD is asking for any donation so that it can continue the tradition. To donate, mail checks to Charlestown Against Drugs, P.O. Box 35, Charlestown, MA 02129. Organizers will purchase the winter clothing in bulk. And if, or someone you know, are in need of winter coats for children, contact Michael Charbonnier at 617-343-4826. Residents of BHA Development, Charles Newtown and Peabody properties can pick up applications at their management office. Applications due by Dec. 5, 2011 at 4 p.m. You can read about the history of …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Charlestown Recovery House will give Judy Evers the first-ever Peter Looney award during this year's annual fundraiser.
Every year, for the past five years, supporters of the Charlestown Recovery House have recognized the resource it provides to the community with a big fundraising party. This year, for the first time, organizers of the annual event have decided to give a community service award away -- and they've dedicated in the name of the late Peter Looney. It seemed fitting, they decided, to gift the inaugural prize to Judy Evers -- a longtime local activist who, like Looney did, has had a hand in dozens of community initiatives over the years. Evers will be recognized during the Recovery House fundraiser on Nov. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus. (You can get more info on the fundraiser and tickets here.) As far as Jim Travers, president of …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Sixteen-year-old Jimmy Ye uses tennis to adjust to unfamiliar surroundings. He now ranks among the top 15 players in the state of Massachusetts.
As Jimmy Ye looked up at the TD Garden jumbotron, he couldn't believe it was his own face staring back down at him. It was like a dream. When he looked away from the screen and saw Andre Agassi staring at him across the net it didn’t get any more believable. Ye was just a ball boy at the Garden for a Champions Cup on Oct. 2 before four-time Grand Slam champion Jim Courier handed him a racquet and told him to face Agassi. Courier needed to break Agassi’s serve and the 16-year-old from Charlestown was his best chance. “When [Courier] gave me cue to come over there, I was shocked,” Ye said. “I remember every point. I was so nervous.” After a first point that Ye called a “giveaway” by the former world No. 1, Agassi decided to turn up the dial…
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Community members came together Saturday night in Hayes Square for the third annual candlelight vigil.
Charlestown Against Drugs hosted a candlelight vigil on Saturday night to remember community members, friends and neighbors who lost their lives to drug or alcohol abuse.