Upham's Corner News Online
Vol I No 15 - 03/12/2011
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District 7:  We need your Vote on March 15, 2011

News Index

District 7 Candidate Forum
GOTCHA Youth Program
Kroc Center Open
Restaurant at 33 Hancock - Update
Strand Theatre Events
Elder Art Exhibit

Coming Events

3/12 - Friends of Library
3/15 - Voting District 7
3/17 - GOTCHA Youth Job Fair
3/18 - Dorchester Arts Breakfast
4/1-3 - Kroc Center Dedication
4/16 - Gotcha Youth Summit
4/30 - Boston Shines
5/08 - Mothers' Day Walk for Peace
6/05 - Dorchester Day Parade

From Last Issue

Black History:  Remember
Buttonwood & NStar
Letter to Paul - #2

Moreland St vs. Liquor License
Photo Series:  Painted in White
SNI Update - Sgt. Brooks
Upham's Corner Walk Thru

Friends of the Uphams Corner Library
Strategy Meeting
Saturday, March 12, 9:30 am
Uphams Corner Library

GOTCHA Youth Job Fair

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Artist Renato A. D. Riccioni
Fri, March 18 2011  8:00am - 9:00am
Artist Renato A. D. Riccioni will discuss his artwork and journal for
Sustainability Guild International

He is a recognized abstract painter and sculptor in the Italian contemporary arts community and the Principal Teacher for the Boston Public School/Museum of Fine Arts Scholarship Program.

$5 cover - coffee/tea, Karen's incredible homemade scones and fresh fruit.

Pilgrim Church
Free Community Lunch   - Every Saturday 12-1:30pm  Story & Photos

Kroc Center Now Open
Kroc Center Progress Update
The Kroc Center opened Monday, March 7, 2011.

Dedication Weekend is scheduled for April 1-3, 2011.

All the Details

GOTCHA Youth Summit

Sat April 16, 2011 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Strand Theater
Youth Summit
Calendar -  Be sure to check out events on our UC Calendar

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News Index - Revised Format

The helpful "News Index" has not kept up with the volume of news and feature stories being reported, so we've changed the format.

NEWS INDEX now lists all issues published in chronological order with a sub-listing of all articles. 

Use CTRL F to search the page for the topic of interest.

Check it out . .

How can I Help?

Get excited about the issues in your immediate neighborhood and the community EVEN IF you don't live next door. 

- Vote on Tue, March 15
- Write letters of concern to the City
- Help restore the Negro Baseball mural

This is YOUR community.  You make the difference in its viability and vitality.

Painted in White
Sun, Feb 27, 2011
Snowfall in Upham's Corner 2/27/11
Part of our continuing photo series of Upham's Corner . . .

The beautifying effect of heavy white snow in bringing our winter sky to life was pause for capturing the moment.

View Photos

A Poem Dedicated to Black History

Robby Thomas, Executive Director of the Boston Area Church League, attended the black baseball lecture.  Not only does he care deeply about baseball and see it as a way of helping develop character in our inner-city "trenches", but he also writes poetry. 

Following is his poem REMEMBER, dedicated to the makers of Black History.


(Dedicated to the makers of Black History)

Remember when justice was partial to Langston's hue and the world made Billie Holiday blue.

When men dreamed like Kings and marched the extra mile,

When we knew Baldwin was coming with the fire next time.

When Malcolm went to Mecca - changed his mind, Cassius became Ali - Liston passed his prime.

When "up you mighty race" made Garvey messiah, and "up from slavery" shared Booker T's ire.

(the most powerful vision ...)
. . .remember?)

Read Full Text of "REMEMBER"

Upham's Corner InSight into the News

Voting on Tuesday, March 15 - The Start of New Life for District 7

Mark your ballot.  Quietly slip it into the voting box. You think your job is done, but it's just beginning.

Tito Jackson and Cornell Mills are in a typically heated contest for the open District 7 City Councilor seat left vacant by Chuck Turner.

We look at the candidates, the RoxVote forum . . . 
Cornell Mills
Cornell Mills
Tito Jackson
Tito Jackson

And above all else :  Why should I vote? 
Answer:  Because this is the first step in growing "new life" in the District 7 sections of Roxbury, Dorchester and the South End.

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A Closer Look at GOTCHA
Mar 7, 2011

"Get off the corner, hanging around." 

Gotcha - a really terrific youth leadership and development program and a collaborative of 20-25 non-profits.  It works closely with the Boston Youth Fund all year round for creating youth job opportunities.

Story & Photos

Restaurant at 33 Hancock Street - Update
Mar 3, 2011

Steven Bingham, owner of Restaurant at 33 Hancock Street, is planning to open soon for breakfast only, 7am to 12pm. 

He would also like to provide take out which requires a City license he does not yet have.  He has notified the neighborhood associations of his intentions. 

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Elder Art Show
Elders - Art Exhibit
Feb 16 - Mar 16, 2011
Upham's Corner Library

Over 60 people - artists, staff and guests attended the reception at the Upham's Corner Library on 2/16/11. 

View the wonderful watercolors.  Woodworking contributions were made by members of the Men's Group.  Popular with women is sewing and especially embrodery

The art exhibit is a result of the USEP/PACE art therapy program.  Activities Director Paulette Sewell-Reid gives us a detailed history on how the program got started - fascinating.  You also get a chance to meet the artists.

The exhibition will be at the Upham's Corner library through March 16, 2011. 
This art exhibit is A MUST SEE.

Story & Photos

Strand Theatre Events

Boston Lyric Opera presents Hansel & Gretel, 2 school shows only 9:45am and 11:45am

3/11Boston Ballet at the Strand 11am school show & 7pm public performance

Boston Cultural Council Reception 6pm-8pm


SweeneyTodd, Presented through spacial arrangements with Music Theatre International, Admission is Free to the Public, no ticket required.
4/7 - 8pm,      4/8 - 8pm,            4/9 - 2pm & 8pm

Bird Street Youth Summit, Free to the Public

New England Urban Music Awards


Boston Classical Orchestra Concert

Tech Goes Home Graduation

Chinese Cultural Dance Performance (day)

Boston City Singers

Boston Children's Chorus

Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, Cuban Ballet

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