In conjunction with Mayor Menino and the City of Boston, Metech
Recycling is pleased to offer sponsored electronics recycling for all
residents and businesses in the Boston area.
September 29th, 2012 from 9am-2pm, the City of Boston is offering to
collect all residential electronic waste (e-waste) at the Bayside Expo
Center. Businesses, schools, and non-profits around Boston are
being offered a unique opportunity to participate in our sponsored
precollection effort leading up to this residential collection
Free Shred Day Sponsored by City of Boston Credit Union 9/29/12 - On
Saturday, September 29, 2012 between 9 am and 3 pm City of Boston
Credit Union will be holding a FREE Personal Document Shredding
Day. Shredding trucks will be available in the Bayside Expo
Parking Lot, 200 Mount Vernon Street in Dorchester.
The Sep/Oct 2012 issue of "Currents," by the Boston Water & Sewer
Commission's bimonthly news publication, is entitled "Help Reduce
Environmental Pollution." Their emphasis is the proper disposal of
household hazardous waste. Included is a schedule of hazardous waste
disposal dates in the City of Boston and information about disposing of
Annual Meeting and Dinner 2012
October 18, 2012 6PM
Devine Golf House
1 Circuit Drive, Dorchester
Dorchester Bay will be hosting its 2012 Annual Meeting and Dinner
October 18, 2012, 6:00 pm at the Devine Golf House at Franklin
Circuit Drive, Dorchester. The theme for this meeting is "Community
Please RSVP by October 10th
by calling 617-825-4200 or email Cookie at Ksheers@dbedc.org.
Dance teachers from MetaMovements will demonstrate and lead
participants in four different Latin-style dances, starting with
Salsa. MetaMovements is a dancing company in the Boston area led
by Anara Piers Frank.
over 10 years, the MBTA has been making improvements to the Fairmount
Line based on a feasibility study in 2002 which identified
essential infrastructure issues and
ridership expansion opportunities (4 new stations being built).
The BRA's Fairmount Transportation
Initiative brings transportation and
master planning together on one table, a rare opportunity for the MBTA.
With the South Station expansion
program underway, the full extent of the Fairmount project now runs
another decade into the future.
Mr. Joe Cosgrove, MBTA Development Director, spoke extensively about
the project at the Sep 12, 2012 CAG meeting (Fairmount Corridor Wide
Cosgrove, Director of Development for the MBTA gave an
update on all facets of the MBTA's involvement with the Fairmount Line
at the Sep 12,
2012 Fairmount Corridor Wide Advisory Group (CAG) meeting.
"Congratulations," he said, "to the BRA for making an
effort to link the two types of planning that rarely get an opportunity
to be on the same table at the same time: transportation planning
(MBTA) and master planning (City of Boston)."
During his presentation, Mr. Cosgrove:
Gave a report on construction work done on the
Fairmount Line for the last ten years
Talked about ongoing work (phase II)
Provided insight into additional work needed to make
the Fairmount Line a success (South Station expansion)
Talked about his work with the Fairmount CDC
Answered questions raised by members of the Advisory
Fairmount Corridor Commuter Rail Line is the only Commuter Rail Branch
that exclusively serves the City of Boston and MBTA's Urban Core.
In October of 2002, a Feasibility Study identified the infrastructure
upgrades needed to maintain a
"State of Good Repair" on the Fairmount Line.
Most of the upgrades have been completed including rehabbing two
stations, reconstructing six (6) bridges, de-leading and minor repair to
four (4) bridges. Since the bridge work began in 2005, the
Fairmount system has had limited service due to track use
restrictions. Returning the system back to full service remains a
The BRA is depending on the community to provide progress updates to
Fairmount Corridor residents / groups. Community consists of
Advisory Group members (CAG / WAG) and anyone who attends the meetings.
We INVITE you to attend the UCIA meeting.
Get a progress report and let your voice be heard. All commments,
questions, ideas and concerns about the Fairmount Initiative will be
forwarded to the BRA. Find out how YOU can get involved, how you
can let your voice be heard.
Meeting Info: 6:30 PM, Thu Sep 27, 594 Columbia Rd (Dorchester Bay Building), Ring buzzer #6
Redevelopment of the old Pearl Meat Packing Building will be meeting
living nearby say is their number one priority -
Bringing Jobs Back to
Many residents worked at Pearl before the company moved to
Randolph. Redevelopment of this 35,000 SF site into the Bornstein and
Pearl Food Processing Small Business Center is a key component of the
Quincy Street Corridor redevelopment project.
Mass. Governor Deval Patrick and other officials visited the urban
agriculture program in Dorchester run by The Food Project, the Dudley
Street Neighborhood Initiative, and Alternatives for Community and
Introducing Google's Site Search Function into Uphams Corner
The Uphams Corner News site main menu now
includes a SEARCH option which is an implementation of the Google
search with the SITE qualifier of "uphamscornernews.com."
With over 825 pages of news on our website, finding information is near impossible. We expect the new search function to
provide access to a wealth of historic information about the greater
Uphams Corner area.
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:
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
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,
business etc.... so that
people can be inspired, live creative lives and make a better Boston.
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.