Upham's Corner News Online
Vol II No 42 - 02/17/2012
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Fairmount / Indigo Planning Initiative Kickoff Feb 21

Today's News

Fairmount Planning Kickoff Event
BRA - Nominations for CAG
Upham's Corner - One Stop of Many
St. Kevin's Under Review
Agustin Castilla-Avila
Sheriff Cabral - Keynote Speaker

Published Feb 10
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
Black History at Grove Hall Lib

FICCPI Kickoff
Feb 21
Black History Series

Winter Farmers' Mkt

Back Issues

Feb 10
Light for Dorchester
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 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

Suffolk County Sheriff Cabral Gives Keynote Address
Jan 15, 2012

Sheriff Andrea CabralSuffolk County Sheriff Andrea J. Cabral recently delivered the keynote address for the Roxbury YMCA's 4th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Breakfast and Fundraiser on January 15, 2012.

She recalled the struggles faced by people of color and noted from Dr. King's text: "We may have all come on different ships, but we "are all in the same boat now," a quote from Dr. King.

Reviewing the stages of struggle which change names but do not resolve the social conditions, she wondered "Why we so resist the notion of embracing our differences, preferring instead to view them as a barrier to achieving common ground."

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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

Upham's Corner InSight into the News

BRA Kickoff Announcement for Fairmount / Indigo Initiative
February 21, 2012 2 PM


The BRA Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative is hosting a Kickoff Announcement.  The event will provide an overview of how the planning process will bring comprehensive corridor-wide community planning to Upham's Corner as well as all of the neighborhoods traversed by the Fairmount Indigo commuter rail line.

The BRA initiative will also develop crossroads improvement plans for 3 or 4 station areas starting at Upham's Corner.

Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Rd, Dorchester

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BRA Accepting Nominations for Planning Initative Advisory Group
Due March 7, 2012

The BRA is seeking nominations for a Corridor Advisory Group (CAG) for the Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative. The CAG will assist the BRA, other city agencies, and a designated multi-disciplinary planning consultant team toward a corridor-wide community planning effort for the Fairmount Indigo Corridor.

Nominations are requested from all community stakeholders including  residents, non-profit organizations, community groups, institutions and businesses.

Nominations are due March 7, 2012

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Upham's Corner is a STOP! on the Fairmount Line
February 21, 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 - New Ideas discussed at Westside Meeting
February 14, 2012

Bob Haas, UCWNA president, will be issuing another letter to POUA, the St. Kevin's developers and wanted to make sure he had all community feedback.

Some residents remain opposed to housing.  However, the group exercise was focused on the project design.  Over the last year, community ideas have changed - in many cases quite dramatically.  Attendees discussed issues, pros and cons, new ideas and what they believe are their minimum requirements in order for the project proceed.

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Greater Boston House Concerts presents Agustin Castilla-Avila
February 17, 2012

Augustin Castilla-AvilaThe Boston debut of Spanish guitarist and composer Agustin Castilla-Avila including original pieces by Agustin and works from the Renaissance by Dowland, Baroque by Bach & Purcell, and from Spain by Albeniz, Granados & Tarrega, and Latin America by Barrios.

Friday, Feb 17 8pm
21 Virginia St
Dorchester, MA    

Doors open at 7:30pm, reception to follow, Free street parking. Tix/RSVP required

More Information at: www.GBHConcerts.com,
Info@GBHConcerts.com, or 617-947-1330, Twitter hashtag #GBHConcerts

For tickets contact:
BrownPaperTickets.com 800-838-3006   Event # 225565
Price: $15, $12 students

From Prior Issues

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.

More Information

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 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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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

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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