Fairmount / Indigo Planning Initiative Kickoff Feb 21
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|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
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."
Winter 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
Each week offers a different theme to stimulate your mental faculties
and artistic yearnings. Great for the kids as well.
Check out their
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
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
Nominations are requested from all community stakeholders
including residents, non-profit organizations, community groups,
institutions and businesses.
Nominations are due March 7, 2012
Upham's Corner is a STOP! on the Fairmount Line
February 21, 2012
A 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
FAQ's on how the "FICCPI" will work and how YOU can get involved.
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
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.
Greater Boston House Concerts presents Agustin Castilla-Avila
February 17, 2012
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
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
|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
Note: Applications are due by February 24, 2012.
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.
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"
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.
Contact Maxine Inniss, Site Director
Heathworks at St. Mary's
ST. MARY'S CENTER FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
90 CUSHING AVENUE, 4th Floor
DORCHESTER, MA 02125
|Boston Lyric Opera : The Lighthouse at the JFK Museum
Now through Feb 12, 2012
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
Kam Man Market Opening at South Bay
February 11, 2012
Do you remember Super88 at South Bay?
Aisles and aisles
of packaged food transporting us, the uninitiated, to lands
Produce - some familiar, some not. At the back of
the store - the aquarium of live seafood ready for the
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.