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Last Updated: January 6, 2012 Posted: Nancy J Conrad

Upham's Corner News - The Best of 2011
January 1, 2012

Upham's Corner News - Best of 2011 - Top 20 articles since the newspaper opened for business in August 2010 through December 31, 2011 - Investigative, events, information, news, nature, youth and humor.  Some interesting surprises.

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Sleep-Walking our Way through Upham's Corner
January 8, 2012

City Parking Lot Signs in Error UC News emphasizes infrastructure reporting - on the assumption such coverage will make a difference.  In 2011 alone there were four neighborhood walks.

The reporting seems to have helped a little and the June SNI walk seems to have created the beginnings of change in one section of Upham's Corner.

Across the board, it's not much.  It almost feels like SLEEP WALKING.  Finished walking?  Go back to sleep and in the morning, remember nothing.

What is the problem?  Why are other Boston neighborhoods making progress while Upham's Corner seems to be standing still or crawling ever so slightly? 

Example:  Somebody made a mistake [they say] and installed 2 hour parking limit signs in our public lot in May.   They're still there.  Sleep walking?  Did we forget?

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Sean Roberts
Sean Roberts - Reflections on his Life
January 2, 2012

Reflecting on the Life of Sean Roberts: He is a man who will be missed in Upham's Corner. Through hard work and vision, Sean brought to fruition the first 'Dorchester Christmas at the Strand', transporting his beloved Boston Classical Orchestra from Faneuil Hall to the Strand Theatre in Upham's Corner.

Reach out and touch the community where you live.  Make it sparkle and shine with hope and vitality.  That's the Sean who made a difference in Upham's Corner.

Memorial Service Planned
Saturday, January 14, 2012 1pm
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
14 Cushing Ave Dorchester

The public is invited

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Boston Classical Orchestra Celebrates the Season
December 12, 2011

Pope John Paull II Catholic Academies Boston Classical Orchestra "Celebrated the Season" at the Strand on December 12, 2011 with a selection of instrumental favorites from the Messiah and the Nutcracker as well as pop songs such as "Chestnuts Roasting," The Chanukah Song" and "Feliz Navidad." To make the evening complete, everyone joined in with the Christmas Carol Sing-along.. 

They also shared the stage with the Strings of the Pope John Paul II Catholic Academies and vocalist Khamari Barnes of the Boston Children's Chorus." Great time for all!

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Job Opening: Bikes Not Bombs Executive Director
January 3, 2012

Bikes Not BombsBikes Not Bombs has launched a search for an Executive Director. We are actively seeking a dynamic experienced leader and are sharing this information with you to help us get the word out to potential candidates.

Resumes will be accepted until January 15, 2012 or until candidates are selected for interviews.

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Grove Hall NRT Holds "Talk"
January 4, 2012

Due to the excessively cold weather, the January 4, 2012 Grove Hall NRT 'walk' was replaced by a Grove Hall NRT 'talk.'

Present were two representatives from the Police Dept, Sargeant Leighton Facey and Officer Israul Marrero, ISD Liaison for Constituent services, Colleen M Kennedy, area resident, Cynthia Horton, Dr. Patricia Cendeno-Zamor who works across the street and Nancy Conrad representing Upham's Corner. Michael Kozu from Project RIGHT moderated the proceedings.

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Cleaning House for the New Year
January 1, 2012

You know how easy it is to throw things "into the pile" with all good intentions of cleaning up later?  Same holds for UC News.  As a commitment to starting the New Year off right, we have revamped the News Index - simpler format and up-to-date.  Search the page for your favorite topic and you should find it without any problems.

The News Index is located in the main navigation bar at the top of each page, just to the right of  "Front Page."  Enjoy!

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Safe Neighborhood Initiative holds Walk in Upham's Corner
SNI Neighborhood WalkDecember 22, 2011

The Uphams Corner SNI led neighborhood walk on 12/22/2011 began at The City School a little after one o'clock and the showing was impressive - SNI, DSNI, Main Street, BPD, Upham's Corner News, businesses and a dozen or so area residents.

Missing were city organizations that typically attend such events - ISD, BTD and Neighborhood Services. The route consisted of the business district and the streets that had been covered on the June SNI walk (Humphreys, Groom, Eastman, Wendover, Belden).

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DSNI Newsletter December 2011DSNI

In the 27 years since DSNI's founding, DSNI has worked to rebuild the landscape of the Dudley Street neighborhood. Today the affordable housing, parks greenhouses, and community democracy we've fought for are realities, yet the effort to make Dudley the vibrant urban village residents envision continues.

DSNI Open House Friday, January 27, 2012

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Boston Police Dept

Holiday Safety Tips from the Boston Police
December 2011

The holidays are a special and joyous time of year. It is also a time when individuals need to be alert to the possibility of crime. The Boston Police Department encourages individuals to take simple
precautions to ensure a happy and safe holiday.

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Hancock Civic Association Sends Letter in Support of Post Office
December 15, 2011

On December 15th, 2011 at our monthly Association meeting it was decided to submit this written opposition to the USPS proposed
decision to close the Uphams Corner Station Post Office.

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Boston City Singers Offering Free Class

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Do you know a child who loves to sing? 
Boston City Singers
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 4:00 PM
Kodály Singing Class for ages 4-7
Training Chorus Program for Grades 2-6
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All Saints Ashmont
209 Ashmont Street, Dorchester

Saint Theresa's Prayer - Prayer for the New Year

May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us..

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