Upham's Corner News Online
Vol II No 34 - 12/02/2011
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Keno Promoting Crime in Upham's Corner

Today's News

Keno Promoting Crime in UC
Kroc Center - 1st Tree Lighting
The Boston Home - Matching $60k Grant
Jobs - Kroc Center Hiring
Men's Health Event at BMC
Holiday Trash/recycling Schedule

Blog Posts
Winter Farmers' Market
Jose Mateo Nutcracker at the Strand

Last Issue
Strand Theatre Celebrates 93
Poetry by Danielle Fontaine
MAPS offers Fuel Assistance

Strand Theatre Events
A Christmas Carol
Dec 5
Holiday Gospel Fest
Dec 9
Boston Classical Orch.
Dec 12
Jose Mateo Nutcracker
Dec 22-24

More Events
Men's Health Event
Dec 3
City Singers at Holy Family
Dec 11

Back Issues 2011

Nov 25
Nov 26 - A Festive Day
Nov 24
Festive Holiday Party
Nov 4
Pedestrian Safety in UC
Oct 28
Daffodils & Holidays
Oct 21
Celebrating the Arts
Sep 21
Gardens Galore in UC
Sep 6
Happy Anniversary
Aug 11
I Love Upham's Corner
Jul 27 Best Garden 2011
Jul 05 Disingenuous Politics
Jun 21 Join us in Solidarity
May 31 Memorial Day
May 06 Urban Planning

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Men's Health Awareness EventBoston Medical Center
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. 

Featured Presenters
  • 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
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

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A Christmas Carol at the StrandA Christmas Carol
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 Scrooge).

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.

GospelFest at the Strand 2011
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 SingersBoston City Singers at Holy Family
Sunday, December 11, 2011 3pm


Over 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 season.  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 7pmBoston Classical Orchestra

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

Jose Mateo Nutcracker (Re)discover the Magic as the Nutcracker debuts at Dorchester’s vibrant Strand Theatre!

Mateo's Nutcracker 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.

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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!

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Kroc Center Celebrates First Tree Lighting
December 1, 2011

Kroc Center Tree Lighting 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. 

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The Boston Home Announces $60k Matching Grant
November 15, 2011

The Boston HomeThe 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 grant. 

An anonymous donor has given a $60,000 matching grant to The Boston Home to expand the innovative B.Fit! Day Program, the first such program in the state for people with Multiple Sclerosis and other progressive neurological diseases.

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Strand Theatre Celebrates 93Strand 93rd Birthday Party
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 America.

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 forces.

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Poetry by Danielle Fontaine

Danielle FontaineUC 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 gear. 

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.

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Kroc Center Hiring
December 1, 2011Join the Team


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 - Fuel Assistance
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 eligible!

The program will run until April 25, 2012.

MAPS is the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers

View Flyer in English   
View Flyer in Portuguese

City of Boston Holiday Trash & Recycling Schedule

For weeks of December 26, 2011 and January 2, 2012.

Trash schedule

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