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Highlights on Events in Greater Uphams Corner
The Uphams Corner Library
presents: Urban Gardening: Types, Tips, & Techniques
with Dan Chamberlain
Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 5:30 PM
Uphams Corner Library
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
Arts Collaborative Open Studios 2012 - 10th Anniversary
17 - 21
Opening night of performances on Friday, October 19th at the new Black
Box Theater in Codman Square.
Special event at Forbes House Museum in Milton on Wednesday, October 17
at 6:30 p.m.
This year is the biggest Open Studios yet! 140 visual artists, 20
sites, 20 authors reading their work, at 2 sites, and over a
Don't miss a single event!
Corner Main Street Annual Meeting 2012
October 23, 2012
UCMS Annual Meeting in 2012 will be a Breakfast Meeting - 8am - 9:30am,
Tuesday, October 23rd at Paraiso Restaurant -750 Dudley Street.
Learn about:the Uphams Corner Dining Guide, pop-up galleries
and arts-based events, the new information kiosk, partnership with the
Boston Foundation and lots more.
R.S.V.P. to Max MacCarthy at:(617) 265-0363 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Featured from Prior Issues
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.
"The Heat" Heats up Norfolk Ave in Uphams Corner
August 26, 2012
Since early July, "The Heat" has been filming in Boston with Sandra
Bullock groupies following her every move. Sunday August 26 was a
well publicized filming date and a crowd pleaser as well, as the
pyrotechnic geniuses provided an excellent performance of a car
explosion, including fire, smoke and final fire extinguisher.
Excellent set of photos showing the preparation, residents and visitors
out to watch and the explosion itself. Can't wait to see the
Upham's Corner InSight
into the News
at the Strand Theater
Sept. 28 - Oct. 7th
CAN'T MISS EVENT!!
Fiddlehead Theatre Company & The American Civil Liberties Union
Ragtime The Musical at the
historic Strand Theater!
Don't miss this powerful portrait of life in turn-of-the-century
America and a relevant tale for today!
For ticket information on one of nine different shows and more
information on the Strand Theater, please click here.
More about the Musical, the cast and the background
Education Center Sorely Needed in Uphams Corner
September 12, 2012
To: Uphams Corner
I am sending a letter of hope, vision and concern to Mayor Menino about
the need for adult education opportunities in Uphams Corner, a section
the city that also has a low educational attainment rate.
please publish my letter and share it with the community? Thank you in
Dear Mayor Menino:
Thank you so much for all you do to improve the quality of life of the
people in the City of Boston.
These days I have been inspired, and motivated by the speeches given by
our Democratic leaders at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) who
have been laying the pivotal facts, challenges, and hopes for a better
future for this country.
We heard amongst other topics how EDUCATION is
the most important, and vital subject that brings change, hope,
prosperity, and success.
Corner has a high immigrant population - people who have come
here in search of a
better life. Many don't speak English and have low skills and find it
hard to obtain employment in 21st century work opportunities.
Yet even a little bit of
education or job training makes such a huge difference in stabilizing
financially - in liberating them. So I am asking you for help. Uphams Corner
needs an ADULT
CENTER, where people can learn vocational skills or study art, music,
business etc.... so that
people can be inspired, live creative lives and make a better Boston.
Note: Image source - See article
Corner Health Festival - the Best Ever
Sep 8, 2012
The 2012 Uphams Corner Health Festival, marking 25 years
of health fairs to the community, experienced an excellent
The health center achieved their goal of encouraging the community to
take care of
their health: blood pressure, weight, cholesterol and diabetes
and to have fun in the process - healthy and delicious food,
staff and fun activities for the kids.
Roksana Pirog, Marketing and Promotions Manager at the Uphams Corner
Health Center, believes that over 400 people participated which is
setting. "The flu clinic received fives times
more requests for flu shots than it has in the past. The
community is taking the initiative about their own
Uphams Corner Improvement Association Meeting (UCIA)
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 6:30pm
Dorchester Bay Bldg 594 Columbia Rd.
Other topics of
concern? What would make you feel really proud of your hometown?
most important event taking place in Uphams Corner right now and the
next Working Group (WAG) meeting is on Wed the 26th at the
- Right behind the Fairmount Initiative is the St.
- We are also looking at the Comfort Station on
- What can be done to enhance visitor parking for the
- What about an Adult Education Center here? See
Shemiram Fabian's Letter to the Editor.
Standford University - Free Online Courses to Help
in Starting a Business
16 Courses - Different Start Times - August 20 thru Oct 8, 2012
to pick up a few extra skills? The courses include some
technology and entrepreneurship- based subjects that could
provide that extra edge.
Stanford University calls itself "The Institution for
Entrepreneurship." In its history, the university has spit out notable
alumni such as Vint Cerf, now vice president and chief Internet
evangelist at Google, Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page,
William Hewlett and David Packard of HP, and a number of recognizable
Stanford encourages students to start businesses, and offers courses to
that end. For the16 free courses being offered in Fall 2012, students
can take them online - courses in business, entrepreneurship,
technology, and science. "The courses are open to anyone with a
For nine of these courses, Stanford is using Coursera, which partners
with universities across the country to organize and launch free
courses. It thus far has 16 participating universities, in addition to
$16 million in its first round of funding. “Writing in the Sciences"
and “Human-Computer Interaction" are two of Stanford's courses being
hosted by the startup.
Courses are as varied as Mathematical Thinking, Logic, Crash Course on
Creativity, Solar Cells and more.
Mendes Back to School BBQ - 7th Annual
Aug 4, 2012
The 7th annual Matthew Mendes Back to School BBQ took place in
the back lot of the Humphrey's Artist Studios.
Partnering with The North American Islamic Center's Relief Fund
Division, the sponsors distributed hundreds of school supplies to local
Mixing up cultures in recognition that violence doesn't ever appear to
discriminate, is something that means a lot to all the organizers
involved in this yearly event.
More & Photos
and Willie are Gone
September 8, 2012
Willie Torres and Andreas got along - sharing a
commonality of alcohol, telling jokes, hanging out and passing
Earlier this summer, the EMT's took Andreas Achevaria away twice in two
weeks - out cold from drinking. Then the police took him away for
hitting a woman with a brick.
On September 8, Andreas wasn't around to take care of his friend,
Willie, and watch him as the final bell tolled. Around 6pm,
we got the news that Willie had died of a heart attack.
Area 324 Neighborhood
Watch Meeting Notes for September 2012
Families from several area residences as well as the Director of the
Boston Neighborhood Watch Groups were present for the Area 324
Neighborhood Watch September meeting, held Sunday, Sep 16, 2PM at 15
Area 324 encourages all neighbors in the Area 324 Neighborhood
Watch community to attend and to voice their concerns including Danube
Street, Dacia Street, Ingleside Street, Blue Hill Ave,
Adrian Street, Brookford Street, Randlette Place, Rand Street, Fairbury
Street, Rand Place, Julian Street, and Dalin Place. Topics
discussed included: Quality of life, Community beautification and
Opening for Community Organizer
DSNI is searching for a community organizer to work with the
Sustainable and Economic Development team on a number of important
housing, economic development, and community revitalization efforts in
In order to realize the neighborhood's vision of a vibrant urban
village, DSNI focuses on three strategic areas: sustainable and
economic development, youth opportunities and development, and
Apprenticeship - Schedule of Opportunities
Fall 2012 and Winter 2013
A Carpenters Apprenticeship is a training program. Earn wages
while you learn to become a skilled carpenter. Combining classroom
studies, you will have on-the-job training under a trade
Much like a college education, it takes several years to become fully
trained in the trade that you choose. Unlike college, though, as an
apprentice you will earn while you learn. At first, you will make less
money than skilled workers; but as you progress, you will get regular
raises. Once you have mastered the craft, you will receive professional
More & Complete Schedule
Featured from Prior Issues
Ralph Francis Browne, Jr. - in Memoriam - A Life
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 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.
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