Sean Roberts - Reflections on his Life
January 2, 2012
Reflecting on the Life of Sean Roberts: He is a man who will be missed
in Upham's Corner. Through hard work and vision, Sean brought to
fruition the first 'Dorchester Christmas at the Strand', transporting
his beloved Boston Classical Orchestra from Faneuil Hall to the Strand
Theatre in Upham's Corner.
out and touch the community where you live. Make it sparkle and
shine with hope and vitality. That's the Sean who made a
difference in Upham's Corner.
Boston Classical Orchestra Celebrates the Season
December 12, 2011
Classical Orchestra "Celebrated the Season" at the Strand on
December 12, 2011 with a selection of instrumental favorites from the
Messiah and the Nutcracker as well as pop songs such as "Chestnuts
Roasting," The Chanukah Song" and "Feliz Navidad." To make the evening
complete, everyone joined in with the Christmas Carol
They also shared the stage with the
Strings of the Pope John Paul II Catholic Academies and vocalist
Khamari Barnes of the Boston Children's Chorus." Great time for all!
UC Westside Neighborhood Assn Meeting
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Several important topics are scheduled for the next UCWNA meeting
including a presentation by the developers of the St. Kevin's site, a
proposal for an Upham's Kiosk by Main Street and a discussion about
Group homes in the area.
Upham's Corner Health Center
415 Columbia Rd
6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Boston City Singers Offering Free Class
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Do you know a child who loves to sing?
TRY OUT A CLASS FOR FREE
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 4:00 PM
Kodaly Singing Class for ages 4-7
Training Chorus Program for Grades 2-6
All Saints Ashmont
209 Ashmont Street, Dorchester
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Area 324 Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Sunday January 15, 2012
Area 324 would like to start off with a blast! Please start
talking to your neighbors and encourage them to come to these community
meetings! Agenda: 2012 priorities and community
Sunday, January 15th 3 pm
15 Brookford Street
Dacia Thompson, Block Captain
Job Opening: Bikes Not Bombs Executive Director
Deadline: January 15, 2012
Bikes Not Bombs has launched a search for an Executive Director.
We are actively seeking a dynamic experienced leader and are sharing
this information with you to help us get the word out to potential
Resumes will be accepted until January 15, 2012 or until candidates are selected for interviews.
State of the City Address
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Mayor Thomas M. Menino cordially invites you to attend
The State of the City Address
Historic Faneuil Hall
No one will be seated after 7pm
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 7pm
The Duo Diavolo will be performing music of Astor Piazzolla, Ravi
Shankar, Toru Takemitsu and Antonio Lauro at First Parish Church on
Saturday, Jan 21.
Orlando Cela, flute & Venezuelan cuatro and Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar
Admission is free; donations are accepted, reception to follow
First Parish Church, 10 Parish st. Dorchester, MA 02122
Information: 617 436-0527; firstname.lastname@example.org
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Upham's Corner InSight into the News
Upham's Corner News - The Best of 2011
January 1, 2012
Top 20 articles
since the newspaper opened for business in August 2010. Investigative, events, information, news, nature, youth and
humor. Some interesting surprises - even in the top 10.
#01 - Dogdom - Human donates bones
#02 - Buttonwood Street abutters oppose ATS Equipment
#03 - Cristo Rey Boston offers new approach to college readiness
#04 - Aaron Wornum, in Memoriam
#05 - Upham's Corner youth writes legislation
#06 - Letter to Paul Roiff Jan 28, 2011
#07 - Dorchester Day Parade
#08 - Boston Youth Fund - How our youth get summer jobs
#09 - Salvation Army MA Division names new leaders
#10 - Violence in the Cape Verdean Community
Sleep-Walking our Way through Upham's Corner
January 8, 2012
UC News emphasizes infrastructure reporting - on the
assumption such coverage will make a difference. In 2011 alone there
Because of the June SNI walk, a few issues have improved. Also a few problems reported by UC News were corrected.
the board, though, it's not much. Almost feels like SLEEP
WALKING. At the end of the walk, go back to sleep and in the
What is the problem? Why are other Boston neighborhoods making
progress while Upham's Corner seems to be standing still or crawling ever so slightly?
discussed at the May 24, 2011 SNI meeting, 2-hour parking signs were
put up in the City Parking lot without warning. "A mistake" the
group was later told but the signs are stil there six months later.
holds Neighborhood Walk in Upham's Corner
The Uphams Corner SNI led neighborhood walk on 12/22/2011 began at The
City School a little after one o'clock and the showing was impressive -
SNI, DSNI, Main Street, BPD, Upham's Corner News, businesses and a
dozen or so area residents, especially three days before Christmas.
Missing were city organizations that typically attend such events -
ISD, BTD and Neighborhood Services.
results echoed the June SNI walk. Yes, some items have definitely
improved. Still, the same houses are still a problem, the
same streets need
repair and the havens for trash and litter are everywhere.
Happy New Year from the Improvement Association
January 1, 2012
The Upham's Corner Improvement Association wishes everyone a Happy New Year.
"Keeping our Community Clean" is a great motto for 2012. "Upham's Corner Shines" is another great saying.
Consider a special Upham's Corner resolution for 2012.
Sign a Cleanliness Pledge - Make a CLEAN resolution for 2012.
Grove Hall NRT Holds "Talk"
January 4, 2012
Due to the excessively cold weather, the January 4,
2012 Grove Hall Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) 'walk' was replaced by a Grove Hall NRT 'talk.'
Police, ISD, residents and UC News attended and Michael Kozu from
Project RIGHT moderated. New issues were first on the agenda
followed by reviewing problems from the past and identifying
additional steps to take to make progress.
Be Proactive - Report Problems Immediately
Ever wonder who to call to report a problem or get help at Boston's
City Hall? Well, you can memorize the number to the Mayor's
Hotline (617) 635-4500. They will direct you to the department
that can help.
Or you might want to print this handy list that provides more direct
access to a list of some of the most frequently reported problems and
the number to call to report it, get help with it or talk about it.
Boston Problem Reporting Information
Kaylee Commits to Helping the "K" nines
January 6, 2012
retired neighbor used to be a K-9 police officer, so even though she is
only 7 years old, Kaylee Wiroll became curious about how he worked with
his furry, four-legged partners.
Then she learned about the frequent dangers faced by K-9 dogs and,
brave as she was, Kaylee embarked (woof woof) on a mission to protect other
What did she do? Find out! Kaylee and Joka, best friends!
Cleaning House for the New Year
January 1, 2012
You know how easy it is to throw things "into the pile" with all good
intentions of cleaning up later? Same holds for UC News. As
a commitment to starting the New Year off right, we have revamped the
News Index - simpler format and up-to-date. Search the page for
your favorite topic and you should find it without any problems.
The News Index is located in the main navigation bar at the top of each
page, just to the right of "Front Page." Enjoy!
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DSNI Newsletter December 2011
the 27 years since DSNI's founding, DSNI has worked to rebuild the
landscape of the Dudley Street neighborhood. Today the affordable
housing, parks greenhouses, and community democracy we've fought for
are realities, yet the effort to make Dudley the vibrant urban village
residents envision continues.
DSNI Open House Friday, January 27, 2012
Read December Newsletter
Holiday Safety Tips from the Boston Police
holidays are a special and joyous time of year. It is also a time when
individuals need to be alert to the possibility of crime. The Boston
Police Department encourages individuals to take simple precautions to ensure a happy and safe holiday.
Read Holiday Tips
Hancock Civic Association Sends Letter in Support of Post Office
December 15, 2011
December 15th, 2011 at our monthly Association meeting it was decided
to submit this written opposition to the USPS proposed decision to
close the Uphams Corner Station Post Office.
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Anthology at the Shirley-Eustis House
Sunday, January 29, 2012, 2pm
The Shirley-Eustis House and Greater Boston House Concerts will be presenting the vocal quartet Anthology in "Hot Music for a Cold Afternoon," an eclectic musical mix of folk, jazz, and classical.
Anthology's varied songs never fails to delight audiences. They
will be singing arrangements of American folk music, such as "Frobisher
Bay"; some swinging jazz numbers such as "Java Jive"; cutting-edge
classical selections; and a couple of humorous numbers as well. The one
constant is that four women's voices make all the music!
The afternoon concert starts at 2pm on Sunday January 29, 2012. A
Meet-The-Artists Reception will follow the performance.
33 Shirley St Roxbury, MA 02119-2725
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