Henriquez Holds First Commitment to Community Meeting
Henriquez Community Meeting
Grandparents Raising Kids
Help with Cyberbullying
Up Coming Events
Boston City Singers
Strand Theatre Events
4/2-3- Kroc Center Dedication
4/05 - Project
4/05 - Career & Job Fair
4/06 - Boston United for Students
4/10 - Chili Cook-off (DotDay)
4/14 - Grove Hall
4/16 - Gotcha Youth Summit
4/30 - Boston Shines
5/08 - Mothers' Day Walk for Peace
6/05 - Dorchester Day Parade
Tito Jackson is Sworn In
City School -
Praised by Youth
Gotcha Job Fair -
Gotcha Youth Summit
Sgt Tommy Brooks
From the Past
The Upham's Corner Library
Photos of the Blue Hills
State Poem: Blue Hills of
Photos from Upham's Corner's
Preparing for Dorchester Day
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 @ 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
Try to live
simply. [More thoughts and words]
First Henriquez "Commitment to Community" Meeting
March 29, 2011
State Rep Carlos Henriquez held the first of five scheduled community
meetings. He has ideas, but wanted to use these meetings to give
voice to resident issues.
Issues discussed included prostitution and liquor establishments on
Blue Hill Ave, street cleaning - commercial and residential streets,
the lack of enforcement or ordinances and its effect, disparity of city
services, the importance of police operating visibally and at the
street level, close to the impact players. and jobs for the "forgotten"
youth 18 to 24.
Finally, almost more important than anything else, was how to get more residents involved in community action.
Full Report on Meeting
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.
Dorchester Chili Cook-Off
April 10, 2011, 3-6pm
IBEW Local 103 Hall
5th anniversary of the legendary cook-off. This year there will be
judges to award prizes in various categories as well as the people's
choice voting for the best chili.
View Delicious Poster
are $15.00 per adult, $25.00 for a family of four, additional children
$5.00 each. On the day of the cook-off adult tickets are $20.00 and
$30.00 for a family of four.
O' Neill at (617) 265-5397 or email@example.com
Proceeds to benefit the Dorchester Day
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 April, 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
The Boston Public Schools website provides many resources and updates
on progress towards the control of bullying and cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying is defined as "being cruel to others by sending or
posting harmful material using the Internet, cell phone or other
Antibullying resources can be found at http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/antibullying
View the CyberBullying Fact Sheet
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
Wed, April 6, 2011 5:30-8:00 P.M.
Join parents, students and community leaders, as we present our
priorities for the next TEACHER contract to Dr Carol Johnson and
Twelfth Baptist Church
160 Warren Street, Roxbury MA
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
Grandparents Raising Kids
Councilor Ayanna Pressley is holding a hearing 10am March 31, 2011 on
the growing incidence of grandparents raising kids. As
Chair of the Elderly Commission, understanding the scope of this new
"parenting" protocol is important to ensure the City of Boston is
providing the right support services.
you miss the hearing? No problem. You can still tell your
story. Sned a letter, email, call or contact Upham's Corner News and we'll tell your story.
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.
Testimonials to a Great program
Mar 23, 2011
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.
Mar 23, 2011
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