Square Dance on the Hill - Meetinghouse Hill
Oct. 6, 2012 7-9pm
First Parish Church (host site)
10 Parish St, Dorchester
Grab your hat and boots and graze on up at Meetinghouse Hill for their
annual square dance. First Parish will be hosting the square dance from
7-9pm on Saturday, October 6, 2012. They are located at 10 Parish St.
Dorchester, MA. Tickets are $10 per person or $20 per family.
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.
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!
Read More Fort Point Arts Community Open Studios
Oct 19 - 21, 2012
the historic waterfront warehouses that are home to painters,
sculptors, ceramicists, jewelers, performance artists, fashion
designers, printmakers, book artists, photographers, and more. Meet
local artists and craftspeople, and get a behind the scenes look at
where Boston artists create their work.Find established artists, and
discover new emerging talents. Stroll, ponder, and browse. Buy original
art from the people who make it.
Visitors to Open Studios can explore 10 buildings in the Fort Point
neighborhood, plus galleries and creative design shops. All buildings
are in easy walking distance of each other.
Open Studios Events are free to the public, with FREE PARKING in the Central Parking Lot on Binford Street off of A Street
Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15
in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of
Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the
group's heritage and culture.
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.
his horticultural work of love since 1999, Ed DeBortoli lives in Uphams
Corner but has a community garden plot located in the Victory Gardens
Fenway. Not only has he received Mayor Menino's Best Community Garden
award several times including 2012 but he has received awards from the
Victory Gardens Board.
Boston's Victory Gardens is the oldest one in the country (established 1943)
and only one of two remaining Victory Gardens in the United States.
Mayor Menino hosts a citywide garden contest in multiple categories such as small yard gardens, large yard gardens, window
boxes, tree pits, porch gardens and more. Ed has also won twice for
his small yard garden.
'Fabulous, phenomenal, rivaling downtown musicals, more drama in Act I
than I would expect in three musicals, better than at the Colonial
Theater, not a dry eye in the crowd.'
Musical delivers a score that is direct, piercing in its clarity and
It is based on the historically accurate struggles of
diverse groups comprising America at the turn of the twentieth century
â€“ the Negroes, the privileged whites and the immigrants, all in mortal
Excellent music, performances, choreography and staging. The
Fiddlehead Theatre is on top of its musical game. Execllent
photos and comments from "the audience."
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 MBTAâ€™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
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
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.