Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Trade in any Boston parking tickets you get between Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 for a toy instead of paying the fine.
It's certainly happened to all of us at one point or another. You've fed the meter, but you misjudged the time you'd need or you dilly-dallied inside your favorite store for too long. Or you realize you're fresh out of quarters, and you'll only be a few minutes anyways, and how can they really watch every meter in the city at the same time? And then on the way back to your car, you catch that woeful glimpse of bright orange on your windshield. Boom. You were caught. Now you owe the city $40. But this weekend, there's a silver lining to those parking tickets. Through the annual Toys for Tickets program which runs in Boston from Thursday, Nov. 29 to Saturday, Dec. 1, any non-public safety parking ticket you receive you can get out of by …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
In celebration of a new tradition, "Giving Tuesday," Patch offers this list of places that are accepting donations or volunteers.
First there was Black Friday, then there was Cyber Monday. Now there is a movement to create a new holiday called “Giving Tuesday.” Celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, the event encourages people to support nonprofit organizations through charitable activities at the start of the holiday season. Luckily, there are many ways you can help in Charlestown and around the city of Boston. Here are just a few opportunities to reach out this holiday season: • The Animal Rescue League of Boston is accepting donations to help their cause of rescuing animals and preventing animal cruelty, abandonment and neglect. Buy an ornament in honor of your pet for their holiday tree or give directly at www.arlboston.org/donate. • Several places around …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Drop off new, unwrapped children's items at the union hall on Main Street.
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Friday, November 23, 2012
Teamsters Local 25 in Charlestown will once again serve as a collection point for the U.S. Marine Corps' annual Toys for Tots holiday campaign. “We’re proud to partner with the U.S. Marines and Toys for Tots again this year to make the holidays brighter for local children,” said Sean M. O’Brien, president and principal officer, Teamsters Local 25. “Last year we delivered more than four van loads of toys—totaling $75,000—to Toys for Tots, and we’ve set our sights higher this year. The holidays are about giving back and I can’t think of a better present then putting a smile on a child’s face during this time of year.” Toys can be dropped off to the union hall, located across from the Schrafft’s Building in Charlestown at 544 Main St., during…