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

City Parking Lot Signs in ErrorSleep-Walking our Way through Upham's Corner

 Since August 2010, when UC News first opened shop, we have emphasized infrastructure problems and updates - on the assumption that such coverage would make a difference.  In 2011 alone there were four neighborhood walks but none has amounted to much. 

And if none of this has made any difference, maybe it was all just a bad dream.  Maybe we were sleep-walking - imagining it was real.

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

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Sean RobertsSean Roberts - Reflections on his Life

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.

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Pope John Paull II Catholic AcademiesBoston Classical Orchestra Celebrates the Season

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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Bikes Not BombsJob Opening: Bikes Not Bombs Executive Director

Bikes 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"

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

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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SNI Neighborhood WalkSafe Neighborhood Initiative holds Neighborhood Walk in Upham's Corner

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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DSNIDSNI Newsletter December 2011

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 DeptHoliday Safety Tips from the Boston Police

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 CivicHancock Civic Association Sends Letter in Support of Post Office

 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

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

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..
Since August 2010, there have been multiple infrastructure reports and neighborhood walk-throughs in Upham's Corner and many before even that.  Yet, very little changes.

In 2011 alone there were four neighborhood walks in Upham's Corner but none has amounted to much.  Yes, some progress was made as a result of the June SNI walk but the neighborhood still looks pretty much the same as is clearly indicated by the Dec 22 SNI walk-through.

It's nice that Upham's Corner News has taken the time to publish investigative reports on the infrastructure condition here but so what!  If no one (including UC News) is assigned or takes the time to follow up on the issues identified, then it was almost a complete waste of time.

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