The Community Celebrates as Tito
Jackson is Sworn in
Tito Jackson is Sworn In
Kroc Center Dedication
Making Sure we are Heard
Ideas & Suggestions
Swearing in & Celebration
City School - Praised by Youth
Gotcha Job Fair - Great Success
Gotcha Youth Summit
Sgt Tommy Brooks Movin' on
Up Coming Events
Strand Theatre Events
4/2-3- Kroc Center
4/05 - Boston City Singers
4/10 - Chili Cook-off (DotDay)
4/16 - Gotcha Youth Summit
4/30 - Boston Shines
5/08 - Mothers' Day Walk for Peace
6/05 - Dorchester Day Parade
From the Past
The Upham's Corner Library
Safe Street Team Garners Win
Photos of the Blue Hills
State Poem: Blue Hills of
Boston Ballet at Strand - Vimeo
Photos from Upham's Corner's
Preparing for Dorchester Day
How the Boston Youth Fund Works
GOTCHA Youth Program
Rep Carlos Henriquez has scheduled community meetings
so your voice can be heard. There is no agenda except
what you make it.
Come with your ideas, concerns, issues and willingness to help
out. Be ready to say what's on your mind.
Meeting @ Project Hope
March 29th, 6:30-8:00p.m.
550 Dudley St. Dor.
Meeting @ Thomas Atkins Building
April 5th, 6:30-8:00p.m.
233 Blue Hill Ave
Meeting @ Viet-Aid
April 12th, 6:30-8:00p.m.
42 Charles St. Dor.
Meeting @ Cape Verdean Adult Day Center
April 21st, 6:30-8:00p.m.
34 Hancock St. Dor.
Meeting @ St. Peter's
April 26th, 6:30-8:00p.m.
278 Bowdoin St.
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The Blue Hills of Massachusetts is the name of our state poem and
the name of a state park of over 7000 acres set aside in Norfolk
County, MA. (click to enlarge)
Here's an idea:
Let's take photos at the park and publish the poem.
Photos of the
In March - quiet, cold, patient, proud and beautiful.
"Blue Hills of Massachusetts," the official state poem
was adopted and recorded into the General Laws in 1981.
"Blue Hills of Massachusetts"
by Katherine E. Mullen of Barre, Official Poem of the
Lovely Bay State by the sea,
Chosen by the Pilgrim Fathers
In their search for liberty.
More . . .
Two great photos from "Dorchester, Volume 2" by Anthony
This book is a must read for anyone interested in the history of
our local community. Out of print, it is still available
through used book dealers online.
Sgt. Brooks Leaving the Safe Street Team
Only a couple days ago, Sgt. Tommy Brooks learned of a new
assignment. He will be leaving the Safe Street Team and
returning to the Gang Unit effective 3/19/11.
What a shock! He has done such a great job of establishing
relationships with all the neighborhood organizations in
Upham's Corner as well as the businesses. He will be
If you'ld like to wish him well,
617-593-5882 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upham's Corner InSight
into the News
Thought of the Day
necessary to someone - Volunteer.
Tito Jackson is Sworn In
Mar 26, 2011
Tito Jackson's campaign team, advisors and
supporters put together a truly top notch agenda for celebration in the
heart of District 7, at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury.
It lasted a
full three hours from noon until 3 PM during which time people mingled,
ate, were entertained and finally, what everybody came for, watched
Tito Jackson's swearing in.
Sat, April 1 and Sun April 2, 2011
Saturday is the day of dedication and celebration for the Kroc Center
at 650 Dudley Street, Dorchester.
Starting with a ribbon cutting at 1pm, this is followed by the
Dedication Ceremony at 1:45pm and a concert at 7pm.
Making Sure our Voices are
We can't emphasize enough the importance of communicating
with local representatives - both city and state. If the
elected officials and the city workers do not hear from you,
their priorities won't be your priorities.
During the primary election, the District 7 candidates offered
many ideas and suggestions on how to improve our district in the
areas of voter involvement, economic development, taking care of
our natural resources, education and youth and much
Upham's Corner News captured the candidate ideas from the Feb
8 Forum sponsored by MassVote and we're passing those along
to our newest councilor, Tito Jackson.
State Rep Carlos Henriquez has scheduled five community
meetings. Their agenda is your agenda. All you have
to do is show up and speak your mind.
Tito Jackson is being sworn in on March 26, 2011 and you are
invited to attend.
Bottom line? Let's get involved. Let's help
our state and city reps with our voices, ideas, suggestions and
our involvement - time and energy and anything else that will
Let's make District 7 shine.
Testimonials to a Great program
City School is a youth leadership program that focuses on social
justice issues. First in a series on the City School, this
article presents three teens who testify to the difference that
this non-profit has made in their lives.
Social skills, communicating, organizing, leadership, listening
across difference and understanding your comfort zone - these are
just some of the benefits of this program.
Behind The Music (free)
Tue, April 5, 2011 7-8pm
A jewel in the community - 350 young people aged
4-18. Meet the singers and enjoy a free concert.
All Saints Ashmont Church
209 Ashmont Street
Dorchester, MA 02124-3898
More info: Melissa Graham
Presented through spacial arrangements
Music Theatre International, Admission is Free to the Public, no
4/7 - 8pm, 4/8 - 8pm, 4/9 - 2pm & 8pm
|Bird Street Youth Summit, Free to the Public
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
Boston Youth Fund
Of the Mayor's three youth summer jobs programs, the Boston
Youth Fund is the largest. This year through the Hope Line
over 7000 teens entered the jobs pool and if funding remains at
2010 levels, 3300 youth will be employed.
Details on this
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.
Dorchester Day - Getting the
Dorchester Day is scheduled for June 5, 2011, a Sunday starting
at 1pm in Lower Mills and arriving hours later at Columbia Rd.
But today is March, so why the rush? Because the parade is
EXPENSIVE and events are happening NOW to help raise funds and
give DOT residents a chance to celebrate early. UC News
will be covering events and reporting back.
Background on the
Dorchester Day Parade.
For a complete list of events, check their website DotDay website.
Coming Up: Chili Cook-off, April 10, 3-6PM, IBEW Hall
Win for Upham's Corner
On Saturday, March 12, 2011, officers from Area B-2 (Roxbury)
assigned to the Uphams Corner Safe Street Team successfully
nabbed a man who stole items from a motor vehicle setup as part
of a sting operation.
Great big thanks to the Safe Street Team - Read the whole
Gotcha sponsored a youth job fair on 3/17/11 at the Bird St Youth
Center. Both Gotcha members and other organizations such as
the Private Industry Council (PIC) were present to interview
UC News interviewed three youth
about their hopes and experiences
with the Hope Line and summer jobs.
about the Job Fair
Sat April 16, 2011: 1-6pm Strand Theatre (free)
The GOTCHA youth summit is an an annual event that approaches
past and present issues in our neighboring communities.
This year's theme is "Believe to Achieve: Self
Empowerment" with youth speakers, entertainers, skits, and
information tablets that highlight all of the youth activities in
|Upham's Corner Library -
A Cinderella whose Time has Come
Based on the BRA decision to approve the St. Kevin's project,
there is hope that a proposed replacement for the existing
Upham's Corner Library will be included in the first-floor
The developers like this idea but its outcome depends on
The Upham's Corner Library is like a Cinderella who has been
waiting to go to the ball for a long, long time while her many
sisters have celebrated.
Door leading into library
Corner Library Series
Boston Ballet at
That helped dispel the notion that ballet is "for
Students enjoying the Boston Ballet.
(Click to enlarge)
On Friday, March 11, 2011 the Boston Ballet staged an eclectic
set of "dance tidbits," reflecting a wide range of
Boston school youth watched a traditional ballerina in
pink, which is what they expected.
But, to their surprise, they also got to see spectacularly agile
male dancers in the "modern dance"
Chris Harding's report (BNN) is delightful with comments by
the ballet's artistic director, Mikko Nissinen, shots of the
ballet performances, interviews with the youth and dance
contributions by the youth in attendance.
The Strand Theatre shines in its ability to promote the arts to
the residents of Boston.
for BNN News by Chris Harding