Upham's Corner News Online
Vol II No 41 - 02/10/2012
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Boston Lyric Brings Light to Dorchester

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The Lighthouse at JFK Museum
Kam Man Market at South Bay
Pool party fundraiser for library
Job Opening - Four Corners
Healthworks at St. Mary's
Business Seminar Feb 16
Black History at Grove Hall Lib

Published Feb 2
Fairmount Corridor Planning
St. Kevin's Buildings Secured
MBTA Fare Hike Hearings
Main Street Proposes Kiosk
Boston Youth Fund Jobs

FICCPI Kickoff
Feb 21
Black History Series

Winter Farmers' Mkt

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Feb 2
Fairmount Indigo Planning
Jan 19
7 Murders since 2011
Jan 9
The Best of 2011
Dec 22
Nutcracker at the Strand
Dec 16
Give of and to Yourself
Dec 12
The UC Post Office
Dec 2
Keno Promoting Crime

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Black History Month
Scholarship in the Community:
A Free Presentation Series
Grove Hall Library
41 Geneva Ave

Click here for complete schedule with details

Sat Feb 11 12 PM
"Other" Spaces of Black Spirituality*
Sat Feb 11 2 PM
The Crisis of Mass Incarceration
Thu Feb 16 6 PM
Marcus Garvey: A Light in the Darkness?
Sat Feb 18 11:30 AM
William Demby and African American Expatriates in Italy
Sat Feb 18 2 PM
Slavery and Harvard University
Tu Feb 23 6 PM
Sufis in Senegal

Job Opening:  Administrative Assistant
Greater Four Corners Action Coaliton

A community based organization, the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition promotes neighborhood stabilization through addressing public safety and quality of life issues, organizing neighborhood groups, supporting economic growth and engaging area residents in strategic planning for the community.

The Administrative Assistant will promote the Coalitions goals by providing administrative services and program support. Must be a self-starter. Must be able to work well with people in and out of the office.

Note:  Applications are due by February 24, 2012.

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House Passes Forensic Analysis Legislation
February 8, 2012

State Representative Carlos Henriquez joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives today in passing an act that provides courts access to forensic and scientific analysis under certain circumstances. The legislation aims to prevent the wrongful conviction of innocent parties in criminal cases.

This legislation establishes a process for persons convicted of a crime, adjudicated delinquent, who pled guilty to a crime or pled no contest, to file a motion with a court requesting forensic or scientific analysis of evidence that could prove their innocence.

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Upham's Corner InSight into the News

Boston Lyric Opera : The Lighthouse at the JFK Museum
Now through Feb 12, 2012

The Lighthouse

Bringing "light" to Dorchester (and its beloved neighborhood Upham's Corner), the Boston Lyric Opera's opening night for Peter Maxwell Davies' opera ,The Lighthouse, is a step forward for our communities to engage with, support and be transformed by the arts.

This opera is a complex interplay of past, present and the imagination of the unknown and is a sensual experience across both human voice and instrumentation.

Highly recommended.

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Kam Man Market Opening at South Bay
February 11, 2012
Super 88
Do you remember Super88 at South Bay? 

Aisles and aisles of packaged food transporting us, the uninitiated, to lands unknown. 
Produce - some familiar, some not.  At the back of the store - the aquarium of live seafood ready for the catching.

After two years in bankruptcy court, the South Bay Asian market is taking new form and ownership as Kam Man Market, a cousin to the same popular market in Quincy.

Officially opening on Feb 11, 2012, it will bring a world of "unknown" to those of us who ordinarily shop "American" and a world of the familiar to Asian and other populations.

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What Every New & Growing Business Needs to Know

Haley House, 12 Dade Street, Dudley Square
February 16, 2012, 8am - 9:30am

Dudley - Greater Grove Hall Main StreetsThe Dudley Square and Greater Grove Hall Main Streets are co-sponsoring a business seminar on Feb 16 at the Haley House 8 - 9:30 am.

Learn about the Boston Business Hub, ReNew Boston, Boston Buying Power, and ReStore Boston.

All of these City-based programs have been created to support your business and keep it on track towards profitability.

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Healthworks at St. Mary's

Healthworks offers free gym memberships for female teens and women in transition (shelter housing, pregnant teens), women who receive any kindof public assistance, and women with incomes of less than 25k yearly.

Healthworks at St. Mary's

Contact  Maxine Inniss, Site Director
Heathworks at St. Mary's
90 CUSHING AVENUE,  4th Floor

Upham's Corner Library Swimmingly Booked
February 10, 2012, 5-7pm

The Upham's Corner Library is holding their annual "Pool Party" fundraiser.

Upham's Corner Library
500 Columbia Rd
"In the pool - children's library downstairs"

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From Prior Issues

Roslindale Village KioskMain Street Proposes Kiosk
January 10, 2012

 Upham's Corner Main Street is proposing to improve the attractiveness of the Upham's Corner business district by having an information kiosk installed at a key location in the business district

- somewhere that is accessible to pedestrians and highly visible by cars and other vehicles. 

The content will be decided based on feedback from local residents and businesses.

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Winter Farmers' MarketWinter Farmers' Market
Now thru March 25

The Winter Farmers' Market sponsored by the Dorchester Community Food Cooperative will run through March 25, 2012.  Held in the Great Hall of Codman Square Sundays 12-3, it draws hundreds of local buyers to purchase and savor produce, meats, cheeses and breads, all of it locally grown/produced. 

Each week offers a different theme to stimulate your mental faculties and artistic yearnings.  Great for the kids as well.

Check out their schedule

Boston Youth Fund Job Applications
February 1, 2012

As of February 1, 2012, you (a youth) can apply to the Boston Youth Fund to be considered for a summer job.  You must turn 15 years old by July 8, 2012 and you cannot turn 18 years old before August 18, 2012. 

For more information, visit the BYF website.

Good News - Taking the Lead from Arianna
January 12, 2012

Huffington Post announced the launch of Good News on Jan 12, "a new section that will shine a much-needed spotlight on what's inspiring, what's positive, what's working." 
From our inception UC News has been highlighting the good.  Starting today, we will call it that:  The Good News from Upham's Corner. 

Share stories about yourself and others that highlight the blessed side of life.  What do you like doing, reading, talking about?  What are your hopes and dreams?

Remember:  Behind every beautiful face, there is an equally beautiful story!

Contact us today: 

Upham's Corner is a STOP! on the Fairmount Line
January 31, 2012

BRAA new "train," known as FICCPI, is making its way down the Fairmount Corridor with a Mayor Menino kickoff scheduled for Feb 21 at the Strand.

While our fair city will not have the focused planning initiative promised last February, it will be the FIRST stop on the Fairmount Corridor (transportation) initiative train ride.

FAQ's on how the "FICCPI" will work and how YOU can get involved. 

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St. Kevin's Tries to Secure Buildings
Jan 30,2012Rear of St. Kevin's School - Boarded up

Vandalism and vagrancy were a concern to both sides of the "St.. Kevin's fence" - on one side the neighbors and, on the "parish" side, Fr. Jack Ahern.  Fr. Jack found himself working against the tide, so to speak, repairing windows and doors in Building B only to find them broken again. 

Whoever wanted inside wasn't taking "no" for an answer. In January 2012 Fr Jack authorized Building B professionally secured. 

What happened?  They (??) turned their efforts elsewhere and broke into Building A.

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Red van damaged 1/29/12The Kiss of Death
January 29, 2012

Reflections on life, death and what's between through the eyes of my crushed van and the journey of my father home. 

Little by little, sleep time after shower time, break time after coffee time, the routines of the living awakened my hibernating soul. 

Thoughts emerged like tiny sparkling mushrooms, perspectives changed like the long afternoon shadows of cloudless skies and gratitude washed over the muddy, seaweed covered beaches of my introspection. 

The man in the moon looked down and grinned.  "Go away,"Â� I laughed. 

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The Good News from Upham's Corner
An Acrostic Poem for Kristi

January 24, 2012

So you want to surprise someone special with a gift from yourself? A gift that shows thought and creativity?  How about writing an acrostic poem?  It's pretty easy and a lot of fun.  You'll feel good about the time you put in and oh, what a surprise! 
Acrostic Poem for Kristi
Acrostic poetry is familar to all of us but perhaps not under that name.  A poem that is structured to spell out a name or phrase by the first letters of (selected) lines is called "acrostic." 

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