Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The city is looking to hire people to staff all polling stations, especially bilingual speakers.
With three special elections coming up this spring, the city of Boston is looking to hire extra people to serve as poll workers, especially residents who are bilingual, the city announced this week. There are upcoming special elections for the U.S. Senate, the First Suffolk Senatorial District and the Eight Suffolk Representative District on April 30, May 28 and June 25, and the city has 254 precincts in all that need to be staffed for each one. Available positions include wardens, clerks and inspectors. The stipend is $135 to $175 for a full day (6 a.m. to 9 p.m.) or $9 an hour for a half-day shift. Responsibilities include assisting with preparing the voting location for opening, hanging signs, counting ballots, checking in voters …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Volunteers served up a free meal last Thursday.
On Thanksgiving Day, Bob and Carol Sweeney and a group of volunteers served up turkey, dressing and other holiday fare to the community at the J.W. Conway Bunker Hill Post 26 American Legion headquarters on Adams St. The annual Thanksgiving dinner has been a Charlestown tradition for more than 25 years.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Anyone without a place to spend the holiday is welcome to join the festivities.
Charlestown residents without somewhere to spend Thanksgiving are invited to come celebrate the holiday at the American Legion. A free meal will be served from 11:30 a.m. until about 1 p.m. at the J.W. Conway Bunker Hill Post 26 American Legion headquarters, 23 Adams St. The annual Thanksgiving dinner has been a Charlestown tradition for more than 25 years and has been organized for the past 20 years by Bob and Carol Sweeney. Those who join in the festivities will enjoy the usual Thanksgiving fare, including turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, various side dishes and dessert. Local volunteers will help prepare and serve the meal, and community donations help fund the event. The volunteers also package up meals to deliver to…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Help showcase people who are doing great things in your community with our new feature, Count Us In.
Your neighbor who volunteers at the library, your child’s bus driver, and the Little League coach in your community may not seem to have much in common at first glance. But Patch’s new initiative, Count Us In, aspires to bring together all Good Samaritans by highlighting residents who are exemplary at making your community a more positive place. Partnering with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC), Count Us In aims to illustrate HPHC's values. They believe that “amazing things happen when people work together” and that is why we want to share stories about just that. If you know someone who exemplifies being a good neighbor, volunteer or teacher—or someone who has simply helped the community in an inspiring way—please tell us about it in the…
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Fourteen residents will take part in the Boston Marathon to raise money for cancer research.
[Editor's note: The following press release is from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.] On April 16, 14 Charlestown residents will be running in the 116th Boston Marathon® to help conquer cancer as members of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team. These Charlestown residents, along with Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge teammates from across the United States and around the world, will run Massachusetts' historic marathon route from Hopkinton to Boston with a goal to raise $4.8 million for cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team members must meet one of the basic fundraising commitments: -Invitational runners, runners who receive an entry from Dana-Farber have a basic fundraising commitment of $4,000…
Friday, December 9, 2011
Christine Vraibel, the civilian liaison for district A-15, asked that we include the following note with this video: Many thanks to the Charlestown community and beyond for their generous monetary donations and also to John Doherty, owner of Zume, who shopped and donated a large number of children’s coats this (Thursday) morning. Donations can be made to: Charlestown Against Drugs PO Box 35 Charlestown, MA 02129