Representative Eugene O’Flaherty and Judge Julian Houston
will serve as guest speakers at the “Freedom and Justice”
Law Day celebration scheduled to take place at the Historical
Charlestown District Court, Three City Square, on Thursday,
May 1st, at 7 p.m.
Senator Jarrett T. Barrios, City Councilor Paul Scapicchio,
Judge Albert Burns, and Attorney Paul Anthony are all expected
to attend as well.
celebration will feature the Charlestown High School U.S.
Airforce Junior ROTC, under the direction of Lieutenant
Colonel John Merriken, and Bagpiper Brian Burke. Three winners
of an essay contest and another three winners for the poster
contest will receive awards presented by the Friends Committee
of the Charlestown District Court. Chief Probation Officer
Dr. Barbara Burke, Ph.D, will present a momento to members
of the Friends Committee.
addition, the winners of the “Freedom and Justice” essay
and poster contest will be recognized and given awards.
The essay winners are as follows: Alyssa Gallarelli, Melissa
Castillo, Matthew McLaughlin, and Rebecca Donovan. The Essay
winners are all students at Charlestown Catholic Elementary
School. The winners of the poster contest are Ardrey Martinez,
Clarence Edwards School; Hector Kilgoe, Warren Prescott
School; and Paula Breen, Charlestown Catholic Elementary
Charlestown District Court was first established in 1630.
Massachusetts Probation Service is a department of the Massachusetts
Trial Court. Probation’s Juvenile Court System includes
11 divisions which represent every county in the state.
There are 12 Superior Court, 70 District Court and 12 Probate
& Family Court probation offices throughout the Commonwealth.
The Office of the Commissioner of Probation (OCP) serves
as the central administrative office for the state Probation
Service and the Office of Community Corrections which operates
22 Community Corrections Centers throughout the state.
Day, an annual celebration of the legal system which generally
takes place in May, was established by President Dwight
D. Eisenhower in 1958 to recognize “the country’s great
heritage of liberty, justice and equality.”