June 26, 2018 

BOSTON – State Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull) was honored to attend the fifteenth
annual Unsung Heroines celebration at the Massachusetts State House. Through the Unsung
Heroine award, the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women honors women in the
Commonwealth who work hard every day to serve their communities, dedicating their time and effort to the betterment of all of our lives across the state. This award is intended to celebrate women whose work often goes unrecognized, for their leadership and volunteerism.
Christine Murphy of Cohasset was nominated and honored with the Unsung Heroine award by Representative Meschino. Ms. Murphy has significantly contributed to the community, serving as a board member of the Cohasset Social Service League, where she worked to establish a brand new senior center in the town. Following this, Ms. Murphy turned her attention towards the addiction crisis, establishing the Safe Harbor Cohasset Coalition and designing programming dedicated to promoting drug prevention among local youth. Ms. Murphy was also responsible for securing a grant from Drug-Free Communities, allowing her to hire a full time professional staff to manage Safe Harbor Cohasset. “I am proud to see Christine Murphy celebrated as an Unsung Heroine,” said Representative Meschino. “She has done so much to promote the betterment of Cohasset through her
community initiatives and could not be more deserving of this title.”

A complete list of this year’s honorees is available by contacting the Commission; to request this list or for additional information please contact the MCSW at 617-626-6520 or