The Coalition News: 
Issue 16
Holiday Stroll with Turn It Around
Turn It Around  youth joined in for the Charlestown Holiday Stroll festivities, giving out resource information and free holiday cookies!

We even had our very own professional photographer, Ginaya, helping us fundraise  by taking 5x7 photos and printing them on the spot for anyone who wanted a picture with Santa!

"Words of Wisdom"
Turn It Around Calendars
Turn it Around : Youth of the Month
Geno Feeley
Geno Feeley has been chosen as our December Turn It Around Youth of the Month. "Geno has consistently shown enthusiasm at our holiday events and is always willing to help out. He is courteous and a wonderful young man to be around."

-Ginaya Greene Murray

Act of Kindness Activity

In the spirit of Christmas, we challenged our Turn It Around youth to do random acts of kindness anonymously, demonstrating the idea that true love is prepared to sacrifice without needing credit. Check out their expressions of kindness below.

To view all submissions, click on the icons below.

Voices of Recovery
Sean Boyle

Sean Boyle shared his encouraging and inspiring story with us describing his journey in recovery. 

Click below for the full interview.

Neighborhood Changes
Hood Park is going to be undergoing major changes in the future. The proposed project consists of the construction of a mixed-use building that will include a structured four level parking garage for up to 990 vehicles  and approximately 75,000 square feet of ground floor entertainment, retail, and restaurant space. It will be located on an approximately 98,150 square foot portion of the existing 20-acre site known as Hood Park in Charlestown.

Written comments from city departments, public agencies, elected officials, and the general public should be submitted to Raul Duverge by February 1, 2018 via email at  

To view the NPC, PDA Plan, the Master Plan, or other project related documents online or to submit your comments through the BPDA project page,   Click Here .

Please share this information with your neighbors, group members and other community stakeholders.

Partnering with BPD
to Prevent Opioid Overdose
(L-R: Shannon Lundin, Linda Stanford)

Shannon Lundin, our Community Outreach Coordinator, is partnering with the Boston Police Department's Opioid Overdose Squad to respond to Charlestown related overdoses. 

The Opioid Overdose Squad is an initiative through the Boston Police Department that began in April 2016 and is under the direction of Sergeant Kenneth Conley.  
Officer Linda Stanford receives daily reports of multiple fatal/non-fatal overdose calls in the Boston area. 

Whenever a report is tied to Charlestown, Linda and Shannon respond to the affected individuals and family members, offering appropriate supports and resources such as support groups, needle exchanges, inpatient and outpatient options and providing overdose reversing medication. 

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