Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre - Strong Opening for 27th Season
Oct 12, 2012
Every year during the holidays, the Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre Company shares their artistry with Uphams
Corner, offering several performances of
the Nutcracker ballet at the Strand Theatre. But that is months away.
What the Mateo Ballet is offering the Boston community today is the
opening program for their 27th season. Entitled "Mysterious Arrangements," their season debut runs
through October 28 at The Sanctuary Theatre in
Harvard Square. Consisting of three works, the program concludes with a Mateo Ballet
premiere, "Taking Turns", based on Philip Glass's "String Quartet #4".
"Mysterious Arrangements" is thrilling and engaging both at intellectual and
sensual levels - unparalleled choreography unfolding barely a breath
away and a crowd expressing their warmth and enthusiastic enjoyment of
the performance at every opportunity.
Well worth the evening and a taste of good things to come to Uphams Corner.
Stein and Johnson - Winners of the Best Presidential Debate in 2012
Oct 6, 2012
If you missed the NPR October 6th ten minute debate between two better
known, third-party presidential candidates, then you missed the best
presidential debate yet in this 2012 Fall election season.
Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate and Gary Johnson, the Libertarian
Party nominee, gently duked it out in truly light-hearted style in what
were 30 second response time periods while addressing what they each
believe are very serious issues confronting the United States.
While either one is unlikely to become president in 2013, their ideas
on how to reform this country are worth contemplating, especially in
the absence of a better debate.
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Highlights on Events in Greater Uphams Corner
Area 324 Neighborhood Watch October Meeting
Sun Oct 21, 3PM
A friendly reminder that we will be meeting this Sunday, October 21st. 3 pm, 15 Brookford Street.
Hope to see you there. Area 324
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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
Safe Neighborhoods Initiative Meeting
Tue Oct 23 2012
Our next Uphams Corner SNI meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 23,
2012 at 6:30. It will be at DBEDC located at 593 (sic) Columbia Rd. Thanks
and I hope to see you there.
Celebrate - Dance Salsa in the Uphams Corner
Thu Oct 25, 2012 6PM
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.
Cafe Four Corners
Erick Jean Center for the Arts
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 6-9PM
Cafe Four Corners welcomes the Erick Jean Center for the Arts,
co-sponsored by the Codman Square NDC and the Greater Four Corners
Enjoy ethnic food, live jazz, the spoken word by some very special local artists.
Come enjoy the steps being taken to re-introduce culture back into our communities.
Upham's Corner InSight into the News
Dorchester Arts Collaborative Open Studios 2012 - 10th Anniversary
Fri Oct 19 - Sun Oct 21
Dorchester Open Studios 2012 celebrates
its 10th Year beginning Friday, Oct 19 at the new Black Box Theater in
Codman Square and continuing through Sunday Oct 21.
receptions take place Friday and Saturday nights with artists
displaying their wares and the spoken word being shared on Saturday
afternoon and starting Sun at 10:30am.
This year is the biggest Open Studios yet! 140 visual artists, 20
sites, 20 authors reading their work, at 2 sites, and over a
All venues included on the Open
Studios map available throughout Dorchester.
Read More - View Open Studios map online
Fort Point Open Studios 2012
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.
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
City of Boston - Parks & Recreation Open Studios 2012
Thru Oct 26, 2012
City Hall 2nd Floor
is a Parks & Recreation special offering of concerts, art
workshops, programs, and public events including 'Pics in the Parks'
The six sessions offer an opportunity to 'learn tricks and techniques
of taking a perfect photograph.' With each workshop in a different
location and under a new theme, participants enjoyed the challenge, the
beauty of the photos taken and memories of natural settings within the
City that many people (including the participants) had never seen.
Open Studios is running thru Oct 26 at City Hall, 2nd Floor, consists
of twenty-two interesting and diverse photos reflecting style, skill
and setting. Well worth seeing.
Meet Fort Point Artist, Caroline Muir
Oct 18, 2012
Caroline Muir, artist and resident of the Fort Point Arts Community.
She will be displaying her artwork in the 2012 Fall Fort Point Open
Studios (and future Open Studios).
Why is she being featured in Uphams Corner News? Caroline is an excellent artist who is participating in
the Fort Point 2012 Open Studios.
Most importantly, Ms.
Muir has two homes and one of them is in Uphams Corner. As an active
member and gardener in the Viriginia Monadnock Community Garden, Uphams
Corner calls her neighbor and she calls us friend.
Residents ask for Help with St. Kevin's
Oct 8, 2012
A group of residents concerned about the St. Kevin's Redevelopment
project asked for help understanding the status of the project. They also
wanted assistance writing letters expressing their concerns.
Improvement Association (UCIA) met with the residents, providing a history
of the project. They also emphasized a need for the residents to focus on the
bigger picture - the future of Uphams Corner - not just St. Kevin's.
UCIA brought up the 2009 SKAPC Visioning Report (St. Kevin's Area Planning
Collaborative) whch they said so effectively identified the needs of the community.
Each resident identified what issues concerned them the most for their letter writing campaign.
Planning for the 2012 Holidays has Begun
Oct 4, 2012
Corner Main Street has begun planning
for November / December holiday events - decorating in the community,
the tree lighting on November 24th and a Holiday Party on December 8 (tentatively) at
the Strand Theatre.
Last year (2011), the Uphams Corner Improvement Association sponsored a
Holiday Celebration at the Strand as part of the tree
lighting. The holiday party, drawing community to engage in the
tree lighting event, marked a long drought of lack luster tree lighting
events in Uphams Corner.
Meanwhile, Uphams Corner Main Street had sponsored Small
Business Saturday, so the day was filled with activity from early
morning through dusk. This year, the goals are not only
to have fun but to increase the participation of businesses, youth and
residents in holiday activities and to improve the overall 'holiday' feel in
Improvement Association Reviews First Year
Sep 27, 2012
September 2012 of the Uphams Corner Improvement Association was held at
6:30pm on September 27 at the Dorchester Bay building, 594 Columbia Rd.
began by reviewing their first year -
taken, accomplishment and progress made towards effecting
change in the community. Issuing Beautification awards is one of the
best activities initiated because of its positive effect on the
also discussed the balance between positive reinforcement to
promote change vs how to treat those elements of the community that
might benefit from "going to jail," - in particular, the attitudes of
business owners who do nothing to help maintain the exterior of their
Initiative was discussed in detail. UCIA decided they will be writing a letter to the BRA to express
their opinions and concerns about a variety of Fairmount related topics.
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Best Community Garden 2012 - Ed DeBortoli
Sep 24, 2012
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
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.
County Sheriff's Dept Honor Guard Presents Colors
Fri Sep 21, 2012
In two separate events the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department Honor
Guard presented the Colors:
- City of Boston's observance of 'National POW/MIA
(Prisoners Of War/Missing In Action) Recognition Day,'
- 26th Annual Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial
& Fairmount Line - Ten Years of Improvements & Counting - an
Sep 26, 2012
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, MBTA Dir of Development Weighs in on the Fairmount Line;
Great Q&A Session
Sep 12, 2012
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
Corridor Improvements Program - Phase I - Almost Done
Sep 26, 2012
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
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
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