Letters to the Editor 2011

Whittier Choice Transformation Plan Community Forum 6/28/14
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 8:13 AM

Hi Nancy,
Thank you for helping get the word out about this very important forum.

All the best,
Woody Vainqueur, Madison-Park

Tue Jun 03 2014 09:35 am

Here's thanks to Lower Mills Branch of BPL and sponsors for their annual concert last night, Monday, June 2. Under bright blue skies, the Bill Lowe Band offered a musical experience for old and young that's virtually priceless!

Marie Isenburg
Dorchester, MA

Grove Hall Library Celebration
Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:29 pm

The successful 5 years of operation of the Grove Hall Library in its new space is a reflection of its strong relationship with its community and public partners that made this new structure possible.

Project RIGHT, Inc. is proud to be a parner with the Grove Hall Library and to have worked with so many residents and young people in the organizing for this new facility and its design.

Michael Kozu

Editor Comments:

I had the very same conversation with Roberta Young, Treasurer of Greater Grove Hall Main Streets who could quickly recall the nature of their joint cooperation.  It is good to see this social vibrancy within our community.

Nancy Conrad

"Review: Three Days of Rain"Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:17 pm

I had made plans to see this play next Friday, your review definitely makes me want to see it.

Sean R Cooper

Uphams Corner Public Art Commission - Who is the Winner?Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:35 am
The Horse and a Pumpkin Cart - The Pumpkin Cart will rock at the Strand in support for my pick artist from the first five. Though this idea was not selected, it still represents a piece of Uphams Corner's history - the early times before modern transportation emerged in the City of Boston.

Thank you Nancy, you are fabulous!

Carol Perez

Elderly Woman Hit by Bus
Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 2:19 PM

I thought I'd share with Uphams Corner News a picture I took (and added arrows & words to) to show the problem with the walk lights at Dudley & Columbia.  One of the biggest problems is that that walk lights are on when there's moving traffic. 

I've posted this on facebook and tried tweeting it at the City.  Trying to disseminate it until someone takes action.

Deidra MacLeod
Loan Officer Dorchester Bay EDC

Note:  To view photo, click on article and go to bottom.

Food for Thought - Food Justice Workshop
Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Hi Nancy!  
Thanks for the shout out!!

Jess Liborio

Harry Potter Hacking Email in Uphams Corner?
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:36:44

Hi Nancy
WOW...this is the best and most comprehensive explanation of this whole hacking business.  We, too, have had a similar experience and every email went astray while I was pleading for money from Cypress.  It is scary and invasive.  Thank you for sharing all of this with your readers.  Best.

Patti Violette
Executive Director
Shirley-Eustis House

Lost Wallet goes Home for Christmas
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 1:03 pm (message left by phone)

Hi, Miss Nancy.  This is Tomo.  I was calling to thank you for returning my wallet and say that I am very appreciative of your efforts to return it.  I am grateful for the people like you in the world.  Have a nice day and a Happy New Year.

Tomo Singh

Dorchester Day Parade Student Essay Contest
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Nancy, Thank you very much for the article!  I appreciate your support. ...
Ed Geary

History of Boston's First Afrocentric Store: A Nubian Notion IncThu, Apr 18, 2013 at 12:06 PM

THANKS for the plug for our Nubian Notion event - it was a big success. 

Bing Broderick from the Haley House.

History of Boston's First Afrocentric Store: A Nubian Notion Inc
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 2:51 PM

 I am honored to know most of the "iconic" Abdal Khallaq Family! I have been going into a Nubian Notion since the beginning.I used to "slap five" with Malik Abdal Khallaq at his barber shop on the corner of Humboldt Ave & Munroe Street, on my way to see Ernie Jones & Mother Jones (who still lives on Munroe St.)"back-in-the-day!"

One day A Nubian Notion will be considered a Landmark Building" and a huge part of the "Afrocentric Flow" in the Dudley Street area and City of Boston.  God Bless the Abdal Khallaq Family and A Nubian Notion!

Charles "Poncho" Brown

Celebrating Together: Poetry & Jazz at the Uphams Corner Library
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Thank you for advertising our event.  Sincerely, Elise
Uphams Corner Branch Library

Hydroponic Gardening at the Kroc Center
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Hi Nancy,
Just wanted to thank you for the article.  It looks great.  I love the pictures of the kids.  All my best,
Janet Lorden, Stem Garden Institute

Most Adorable Australian Shepherd and Spaniel Mix
Whose Dog is this?

Fri Apr 05 15:25:24 2013

Your lovely doggie adoption story - What a great article! love the photos!

Rosanne Foley

Issue #80 UC NewsTue, Mar 26, 2013 at 4:16 PM
Thank you for starting this paper! I really appreciate it!

Having a paper is such an important part of civic life ... I was wondering if perhaps you'd be interested in being interviewed, in terms of your role as starting UC News, and maybe the interview could be included in a future UC News, or other Boston papers ... let me know what you think. I probably wouldn't have time until later in the spring anyway, but keep it in mind.

Katherine Jenkins

Issue #80 UC News
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Nancy you are such a blessing.  We are all wired for certain gifts and talents and this is yours.  I look forward to reading with great anticipation.  Thank you and I hope to see you soon at a UCIA meeting.

JoAnn Anderson

March 8 Snow fall in Uphams Corner - Photos
Sat Mar 16 00:06:04 2013

I always enjoy looking at your photos Nancy. Great work.
Lloyd Mandrell

Fri, Mar 15, 2013 11:05:39 2013

I love winter, and the snow. To me snow is beautiful  and brings silence, and peace. Let's take nature serious, and pause to admire the peaceful moments of snowy days.

Posted anonymously

South Bay Expansion Community Charrette
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Thanks for this. I am interested in the South Bay expansion. I may be able to write articles on it.

Larry Fabian

Walking in their Shoes: Historic Women of Uphams Corner 
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Thank you for advertising our future event : Uphams Corner Library Women's History Event

-Elise, Adult Generalist, Uphams Corner Branch Library

Successful Open Mic Poetry Night at the Uphams Corner LibraryTue, Feb 26, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Thank you for the write-up our ‘Creative Flow’—Poetry Open Mic night. I think everyone truly enjoyed themselves. And the poets covered all aspects of the human condition, as well as a rich variety in topics.

Elise C. Orringer, Librarian

SpeakEasy & Huntington - Powerful Performances
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Thanks, Nancy!  So glad to have you there.
Adam Roberts, Audience Development Coordinator
Huntington Theatre

Successful Open Mic Poetry Night at the Uphams Corner Library
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 11:01 PM


Brian Williams

Barbara Belony Graduates
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Thank you so much for both articles. You have been so great to us over the years and we really appreciate your support!  I hope you weathered the storm safely!

Kelly Frew
Manager, Public Relations & Marketing
Visiting Nurse Association of Boston & Affiliates

Gov Patrick / Mayor Menino Deserve Praise
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Subject: "Nemo" Driving Ban

We in the United States have many reasons for giving up our personal liberties. Now we may add snow removal to that list. The authorities acted as though citizens were in the way of public services rather than having public services serve the citizens. It was all overdone, including economic impacts. Apparently all it takes for one's judgment to supersede all others is being elected to executive office. The positives do not outweigh those considerations.

Marie Isenburg

Black History Poem
Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Add me to your mailing list, Count me as a Friend of Upham's Corner.  Hi, I found you when I found Robby Thomas' poem "Remember," and I loved it. Please check out my work at

Poet, Author & Educator

UCHC Vaccinates almost 400 During Flu Pandemic
Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Excellent job Nancy on the Flu Vaccine story!--Poncho Brown

Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Program at UCHC
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 12:17 PM
Excellent job Nancy!

Charles "Poncho" Brown

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Posted: June 7, 2014 (updated)    Nancy J Conrad