Men's Health Awareness Event
Saturday, December 3, 2011 10am - 1pm
Boston Medical Center
Shapiro Building Lobby
725 Albany St. (one block from Mass Ave.)
For men: Come learn about Prostate Health, Diabetes, Heart Health and Good Nutrition.
The Boston Medical Center in partnership with Bureau of Community
Health & Prevention, the Dept of Public Health, the Community
Initiatives Bureau, the Boston Public Health Commission and BMC Cancer
Care Services present this men's awareness event. For Information, Call Robyn at 617-638-1782
Guest of Honor: Tito Jackson, Boston City CounciIor
- Mark Katz, MD, Urology Department, BMC
- Noyan Gokce, MD, Cardiology Department, BMC
- Rev. AI Whitaker, MDiv [candidate], American Diabetes Association
A Christmas Carol at the Strand
The Firebird Ensemble
Monday, December 5, 2011 6pm
FREE TICKETS - click here
The free-spirited Firebird Ensemble celebrates the holidays with its
dramatic presentation of an entertaining musical setting of Charles
Dickens' classic story A Christmas Carol (or The Passion of the
This vibrant and amusing concert brings Dickens' characters to life in
a suspenseful and exciting journey from past to future. The Passion of
the Scrooge captures the spirit of the season while introducing
classical music and a classic novel to audiences of all ages.
Thanks to support from the Free For All Concert Fund, composer Jon
Deak's imaginative musical depiction of A Christmas Carol (or The
Passion of Scrooge) returns.
Order your tickets NOW! The concert is FREE but RESERVATIONS are required.
Mayor's Holiday GospelFest at the Strand
Celebrating 10 years of
Boston Community Gospel
Friday, December 09, 2011 at 07:00 pm
Free Event !!
Mayor Menino celebrates 10 years of GospelFest hosted annually each
summer. Join Boston's premier Gospel artist showcased each year as we
deck the halls with winter cheer bringing warm summer vibes into the
hearth and home this holiday season.
More info - contact: 617.635.3911 or 617.635.1403.
The Strand Theatre: 543 Columbia Road in Dorchester.
Boston City Singers at Holy Family
Sunday, December 11, 2011 3pm
100 of the nearly 350 members of Boston City Singers, ages 4-18, will
perform in a concert designed to bring joy to all for the holiday
It's an annual Boston City Singers
tradition you won't want to miss!
And no holiday concert would be complete without joining in to sing a medley of songs of the season.
Full details of concert
Boston Classical Orchestra @ Strand Theatre
Monday, December 12, 2011 7pm
Boston Classical Orchestra will be performing with special guest
performers: Violin Students from Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy,
Mary Swanton, the director of Fine Arts, and, Khamari Barnes, a member
of the Boston Children's Chorus.
The event will be narrated by Kim McLarin of WGBH-TV. Tickets are $5
for adults, and children under 12 are admitted free of charge! For
tickets, call 617.423.3883.
For more information about Boston Classical Orchestra, visit their website.
Jose Mateo Nutcracker at the Strand
December 22-24, 2011
(Re)discover the Magic as the Nutcracker debuts at Dorchester’s vibrant Strand Theatre!
debuts at Dorchester's vibrant Strand Theatre through a partnership with the City of Boston.
Mateo's Nutcracker is part of JMBT's Dance
for World Community, a project that builds local and global networks
to expand the role of dance in our culture.
Upham's Corner InSight into the News
Keno Promoting Crime in Upham's Corner
November 17, 2011
The existence of a "surprise" Keno game license in a dangerous section of Upham's Corner
was brought up at the June 2011
SNI meeting Safe Street police officers.
How did the business get a license without anyone in the area knowing about this in advance? None of
the abutters were aware of the impending change, nor the neighborhood
associations nor, it would appear, the CITY OF BOSTON!
BPD stated that the Keno game is being used as a screen for street
crime. The business, El Frutero, appears to be complicit.
Just what Upham's Corner needs!
Kroc Center Celebrates First Tree Lighting
December 1, 2011
A crowd of enthusiastic members and guests attended
the first Tree Lighting event at the Salvation Army's Kroc Center in
Upham's Corner. The program had a typical Army feel with trumpet
and tuba accompaniment and the crowd participating in song and cheer.
While the tree lighting is an important symbol
of the Christmas season,
for the Salvation Army the real symbol of charity is their red kettle
and its ever-ringing bell.
The Boston Home Announces $60k Matching Grant
November 15, 2011
Boston Home is an incredible Massachusetts resource for people with
neurological diseases and we are grateful for the service it provides.
During the grand opening of its newly renovated Pavilion at The Boston
Home, Marva Serotkin, President and CEO
of The Boston Home announced the organization's receipt of a major
An anonymous donor has given a $60,000 matching grant to The Boston Home to
innovative B.Fit! Day Program, the first such program in the state for
people with Multiple Sclerosis and other progressive neurological
Strand Theatre Celebrates 93
November 11, 2011
The Strand Theatre celebrated its 93rd Birthday in a
warm four-hour tribute to its rich history, its continuing presence in
Upham's Corner and the City of Boston's commitment to maintaining the
Strand as one of the last working vintage neighborhood theatres in
In a fitting recognition of the day and the mission of the Strand
Theatre in supporting the communities of Roxbury, Dorchester and
Mattapan, the event engaged the artistic contributions of members
of the black community and representatives from our nation's armed
Poetry by Danielle Fontaine
News will be featuring the poetry of Danielle Fontaine over the next
several months. She was one of 19 readers at the 2011 DAC Open
Studios Reading held at Pilgrim Church.
We are so excited to continue our relationship with this wonderful and talented group beginning with the poetry of Danielle.
3 Things - An Introduction
To Interrupt obsessive thoughts, count to three. Lift
the word brush and paint a dot of thought. Thrice held and
stop. Flow. Journey. Come to know thyself.
Read the poem "3 Things"
Winter Farmers' Market Coming to Dorchester
The Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market is the first project of the
Dorchester Community Food Co-op and it is the first
winter market in any Boston neighborhood. Quickly approaching,
the project still needs work but Dot Co-op is kicking into high
The Winter Farmers’ Market will not only provide residents with fresh
local food during the winter months; it will also offer an array of
activities to create a public space for people to gather, learn about
food and each other, and share their knowledge and experiences.
Kroc Center Hiring
December 1, 2011
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community
Center of Boston represents a commitment to the bright future of
Uphams-Dudley residents. We are committed to staffing the
facility with a superbly skilled team that combines job skills specific
to their tasks and community awareness to professionally meet the needs
of this dynamic community.
For full job descriptions, please visit www.careers.use-salvationarmy.org
MAPS Offers Fuel Assistance to Dorchester Residents
November 1, 2011
MAPS Dorchester Office is now making appointments for those wishing to apply for fuel assistance.
Fuel Assistance is a program to help pay for heating costs. Many
homeowners and renters with utilities included in the rent may be
The program will run until April 25, 2012.
MAPS is the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers
City of Boston Holiday Trash & Recycling Schedule
For weeks of December 26, 2011 and January 2, 2012.