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Corridor-wide Advisory Group
Wed, Sep 12, 2012 , 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The Corridor-wide Advisory Group (CAG) as part of the Fairmount Indigo
Planning Initiative will take place:
WEDNESDAY, September 12, 2012
6:30pm to 8:30pm
The Salvation Army Kroc Community Center
650 Dudley Street
Dorchester (Uphams Corner)
ALL MEETINGS ARE
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more information, please visit our website www.fairmountindigoplanning.org
Street Community Center "Open House Week"
Sep 10-14, 2012
Bird Street Community Center will hold its fall "Open House Week" for
members 10-22 beginning on September 10 from 2 until 8 pm.
We will accept both applications for members and applications for
part-time teen jobs through Friday, September 14.
All programs will begin on September 17 and people can go to our
website after September 6 to download applications and fall
Community: Development without Displacement
Fri, Sep 14 1:00pm - 7:00pm (lunch, discussion, tour and reception)
Sat Sep 15 9:00am - 7:00pm
Presented by The Dudley Learning Center and Dudley Street Neighborhood
Event Notice on Facebook
An exciting 1.5 day series of workshops, tours, discussions, and
networking opportunities, scheduled to coordinate with the National
Community Land Trust Network (NCLTN) conference in Burlington, VT.
For those not headed for the NCLTN conference in VT, you can come
directly to Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI)/ Dudley
Neighbors Inc (DNI) on Friday at 1 pm. You can sign up for the full 1.5
days, just Friday, or just Saturday.
We'll be highlighting / sharing some successful community-building
strategies and tools, as well as experiences / lessons from the field.
Order tickets via Eventbrite: http://dudleylearningcenter-efbevent.eventbrite.com/
Sep 8, 9 & 15, 2012
Various locations. On September 15, auditions will be held at the
Salvation Army Kroc Center, 650 Dudley St, Dorchester.
Be part of the magic of the magic holiday season! The Jose Mateo Ballet
Theatre will be holding open auditions for children ages 6-18 to
participate in the 2012 Nutcracker Season!
Auditions will be held at the Salvation Army Kroc Center
on September 15, 2012
The Uphams Corner Library
presents: Urban Gardening: Types, Tips, & Techniques
with Dan Chamberlain
Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 5:30 PM
Uphams Corner Library
Explore the latest urban gardening and farming
- container gardens
- how to prep your garden for the winter
- the concept of sustainable farming
- supporting urban agriculture through buying local
Fairmount initiative WAG Meeting
Wed Sep 26, 2012
The next Fairmount Initiative Upham's Corner Working Advisory Group
(WAG) meeting will be held Wednesday, September 26th from 6:30pm to
8:30pm at The Salvation Army Kroc Center in the Village Room, located
at 650 Dudley Street.
note: ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE
|Ines Soto Palmarin,
Senior Planner II
- The Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative, Co-Director
One City Hall Square | Boston, MA 02201-1007
617.918.4434& | Ines.Palmarin.BRA@CityofBoston.gov
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Ralph Francis Browne, Jr. - in Memoriam - A Life Well Lived
Sep 3, 2012
Ralph Francis Browne Jr. of Uphams Corner MA passed away on
September 3, 2012 from congestive heart failure. He was 81 years
old. Mr. Browne is survived by his wife of 60 years, Wilma, and their
seven children, 11 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
is remembered by so many in the community. He served on the
Dudley Square Main Streets as an advocate for the community and in the
272nd Field Artillery Battalion of the Massachusetts National Guard, an
all-African-American unit, during the Korean War and continued to work as a
civilian with the Air Force after his time in the National Guard.
This journalist is humbled to share a special memory of Ralph and Wilma.
Sat Sep 8, 2012 11am to 2pm
Celebrating the 25th year of its operation, the Uphams Corner
Center will hold their 2012 Health Festival at the Strand Theatre
on Saturday, September 8 from 11am to 2pm.
The format is inviting and intends to encourage as many people in the
area to participate as possible with health screenings, diabetes check,
refreshments, raffles and prizes.
To keep you in the swingin' mood, the Gerason Band will provide live
music throughout the event.
Contact 617-288-0970 x33.
Street Neighborhood Charter School - Opening Day - an A+
Wed, Sep 5, 2012
The Dudley / Uphams Corner community and DSNI welcomed the many
parents, visitors and renowned speakers to the Opening Day of the
Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School. Continental Breakfast for
the visitors and quality breakfast for the kids.
and speeches about the dreams of the future for the education of our
children - "only one generation away" - Dr. Johnson quoting Gov Patrick
from the Democratic National Convention.
Excellent photo coverage - collages and two pages more
Fresh Fridays, Serving the Freshest, Healthiest Food in Dorchester
September 7, 2012
is a Friday evening event series lovingly cooked up
by a collaboration between The Sustainability Guild and the Dorchester
Community Food Co-op.
Two Fresh Fridays remain. September 7 dinner is at First Parish Church
on Meetinghouse Hill. A spacious, comfortable location, it provides an
ambiance to enjoy the food, the company and the musical offering of
The final Fresh Friday will be a celebration. With Coleman Street closed down, the community banquet with
tables in the middle of the street and live music is a Can't Miss Opportunity.
Healthier Boston, One Step at a Time with Our Youth
Cleveland Community Center
Presented by I-PhiT4Life, Boston' Bridge to Excellence, Inc.
In Partnership with BCYF Cleveland Community Center.
Mission: Promote healthy living and encourage our youth to assume
responsibility for their health and in September, the public health
- Childhood Cancer Awareness
- , National Cholesterol Education
- National Childhood Obesity Awareness
- Fruit and Veggie - More Matter
looking for Community Liaison Committee Members
September 14, 2012
National Emerging Infectious Disease Lab (NEIDL) is looking for members
to sit on the Community Liaison Committee for the National
Infectious Disease Lab (NEIDL), chaired by Valeda J. Britton.
The Community Liaison Committee (CLC) is a 6 member committee
that interfaces with the NEIDL leadership. They are not
affiliated with BU.
About the CLC
- The CLC is an advisory group.They are more like a
task force than a board.
- They serve as a bridge/ liaison between the community
and the NEIDL.
- CLC members hear first hand about the safety,
security and science that are a large part of the NEIDL.
- They hear first about community grants,
scholarships and other programs that BU has that impact the
- They share info with the community on activities and
operations at the NEIDL.
tell the NEIDL leadership what the community is thinking, feeling and
saying about the NEIDL, its operations and activities.
- They offer advice and suggestions to the NEIDL
leadership on community issues.
From Prior Issues
Dessa Eason -
Mourning the Loss of her Son, Jovany
Sep 3, 2012
It's August 20, 2012 and Dessa Eason is still mourning the loss of her
son, Jovany Eason, murdered three years ago, August 2, 2009. She felt
overwhelmed looking at the photos. Just to see the people that
were there at the memorial this year - adults, kids and the youth
- a mother's loss but a loss for the youth as well.
Dessa now talks with other parents who have lost their children and
comforts them in a way that only someone who also has lost a child can.
She believes the shock of Jo-Jo's death has stopped a lot of the kids
in this area from repeating this type of violence. Getting these kids
off the street is a rallying cry for Dessa - "so they don't have
thoughts of viiolence in their heads."
Hall Ice Cream Social Better than Last Year
Better even than last year's event, the 2012 Grove Hall Library
Cream Social was delicious, well organized and very popular with the
Freshly scooped cones of vanilla or chocolate ice cream quickly
melted into waiting mouths, very little of it lost to falling drops of
This year the serving area was moved further into the library and away
from the circulation desk, thus allowing library patrons to continue to
check out books without being surrounded by a crowd of youth.
Long lines weren't daunting. They all knew that at the end was a
delicious mound of either chocolate or vanilla ice cream.
Street Fair 2012 - Great Success
Sep 1, 2012
announcement from the two primary organizations organizing the Uphams
Corner Street Fair 2012 summaries the great success of this important
Over 150 Uphams Corner residents, businesses, employees, and
pedestrians participated in the first annual Uphams Corner Street Fair
on Saturday, August 18th 2012 from 12- 5pm.
The street fair, presented by Uphams Corner Main Street and Dorchester
Bay EDC, brought together several Uphams Corner stakeholders for anaft
ernoon of local business sales, food, entertainment, and art along the
sidewalks of Columbia Road and Dudley Street in UUphams Corner.
More about the Uphams Corner Festival Weekend
Aug 18, 2012
SNI Meeting Sparsely Attended
Aug 28, 2012
Three residents attended the August 2012 SNI meeting. Andrus
Knassus substituted for
Matt Feeney from the DA's office. Residents discussed quality of
life issues including how some businesses open til 11pm or later are
keeping the neighborhood "noisy" and problematic until quite late.
Everyone felt it would be good to get these businesses to attend an SNI
meeting to talk about night time quality of life issues. The
September meeting will be a walk through with the location as yet to be
Donuts Serving Eco-Unfriendly
Aug 31, 2012
Donuts is "everybody's" favorite coffee shop. Found within
distance of almost all urban environments, DD serves coffee that is
predictable and consistent. You already know what you are
buy as you make your way to the back of the long lines in the
Goal? Make that "thirsty" feeling fade.
Donuts is a Massachusetts based company in a state with an eco-friendly
philosophy and operating policies. Yet DD persists in the use of
Integrity and the Ryan Campaign - Reminding Ourselves
August 31, 2012
Regardless of which political camp you inhabit or on which fence you
precariously perched, there is a need for honesty, integrity, high
standards and a commitment to truth.
has created an interesting and long list of media articles about
Senator Paul Ryan's speech during the RNC convention, putting him into
the camp of "Lyin' Ryan."
This is not intended to "take out" Ryan but rather to call attention to
a broader issue - the need for greater
honesty in all of our dealings with others. Politicians, in
particular, in a democracy, are charged with representing the people
who elect them, not making up the truth.
To what extent, in this moneyed era, has truth-telling, facts and
balanced investigation been replaced
by the long-arm of the wealthy dictating the goal and how to get
As a politician on the way to the finish line, you must give the
impression you are leading the people and representing their views. To
do that, you may have to resort to emotional rhetoric to convince your
constituents how to think and so they really believe YOU represent
This is true for anyone who needs an
inexhaustible supply of funds to carry out a successful election, be it
democrat or republican.
A reminder as we walk our way through life that we need to deal with
others honestly and with high integrity. "Should I treat them the
way they treat me?" he asked of his advisor recently. "Never,"
the answer. "Hold high to your standards. Prevail."
DailyKos list of media articles about Paul Ryan's
Grader Helps Stop Ban on Plastic Bags
Aug 27, 2012
Not Uphams Corner but still worth reading about.
Seventh Grader, Abby Goldberg, learned that no matter your age, you can
make a difference.
As part of a 7th grade environmental awareness class, she planned to to
convince her village board to ban plastic bags but found out that a
bill was moving through Illinois' legislature to prevent cities and
towns from enacting bans like this. She started a Change.org
petition and got 174,500 people to sign asking Governor Quinn to stop
this law. He listened.