Upham's Corner InSight into the
Discovering Uphams Corner & the Strand Theatre in 2013
Jan 24, 2013
Uphams Corner is in the process of changing and revitalizing. The
Strand Theatre is hosting excellent performances, many of them free.
The community is much safer than it used to be. Two quality restaurants are worth the
visit and many others close by.
The City of Boston Public Works Infrastructure Improvement Project will create a new look and feel
to the community in about one year.
2013 is a prime time to begin discovering Uphams Corner and the
Looking Down at Uphams Corner from the
Jan 23, 2013
At 8000+ residents strong, Uphams Corner
walks boldly in the sands of (Boston's) time.
But from the view of the International Space Station, we barely
exist. Giacomo Sardelli's video, 'Further Up
Yonder,' reminds us that all of us can make a
Uphams Corner can become a model welcoming community without
borders - one that cares for each and every person who lives and
That is our greatest wish for 2013 - that we wear an enduring
sense of purpose that will make our community shine.
Events & Happenings
Dudley Village Campus Open House
Jan 14, 2013
Fri Jan 25, 2013 4PM - 8PM
The Dudley Village Campus Open House will
take place at St. Patrick's Church, 400 Dudley St on
Fri, Jan. 25, 2013, 4-8pm, and will highlight ways that
residents can help improve the lives of young people in our
The Open House is a celebration of the Dudley Village Campus as
well as the Promise Neighborhoods Grant award. The event is also
a great way to reconnect with DSNI's work. Plenty of
food, music and friends.
Final School Choice Options
Mon, Feb 4 at 6pm
Orchard Gardens K-8 School
906 Albany St., Roxbury
The External Advisory Committee on School
Choice (EAC) has completed their one-year community input
process to identify a new school choice assignment system
for Boston Public Schools.
On Feb 4, 2013 the EAC will present the 'best of the
best' models for final consideration. The plan
implemented will provide parents school choices that are fairer
and more predictable than the current system and it will help the
City to build stronger communities.
Posted: Jan 23, 2013
Guitar & String Ensemble Playing Bach (Free
Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 7:30pm
St. Chrysostom's Episcopal Church, Quincy
Special guests: Nicole Parks and Farley Kelly-Masterton, violins,
Faith Jones, viola, Nora Karakousoglou, cello.
Program includes Bach, Tarrega, Siegfried and more.
Posted: Jan 21, 2013
Digital Content Curation
About Town in Greater Uphams
- Savin Hill Mural - Life of Christ
- Hyde Sq Main Street E-blast
- First Parish about to install Steeple
- Dorchester Arts Collaborative
- Much more
- Working Woodlands
- Year ahead in Food Policy
- The "ELF" mini mobile
- Bathroom reinvented
- 70 Acre lab for sustainable living
- Lots More
What is "Digital Content Curation"?
So much excellent content is available on the web. Why not
share it? Scoop.IT is a content curation mechanism that
allows easy access to other content, "scooped up" and
included in a Scoop.It "blog."
Uphams Corner News has two such blogs (shown above). We
like sharing the best with the best.
Boston Ballet - Dance at the Strand
Fri, Feb 15, 2013
Boston Ballet at the Strand Theater is a FREE presentation
featuring Boston Ballet's signature range of repertoire
including classical and contemporary works.
Boston Ballet will present two performances, one for the schools
and one for the general audience in the evening.
Brought to you by Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, in
partnership with the
Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events, and Boston Public
Schools at The Strand Theatre on February 15, 2013.
Posted: Jan 20, 2013
Important Mtg: Uphams Corner Visioning
Feb 2, 2013
For all people who live, work, play, visit
or care about the Uphams Corner neighborhood, please attend
the Uphams Corner Visioning Forum.
The goal is to involve as many people as possible directly into
the short and long term planning for the Uphams Corner area
including economic development, jobs, transit, housing and
quality of life.
Everyone's voice is needed to help develop a comprehensive
vision for the future, one that starts with the people and
reflects their priorities and needs.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
9:30 am -1:00 pm
The Kroc Center
650 Dudley Street
Posted: Jan 11, 2013
Open Mic Poetry Night at the Uphams Corner
Tue Feb 19, 2013, 4PM.
Poetry in all languages including English,
Spanish, Cape Verdean, and Vietnamese. All styles of poetry,
all ages welcome - clean language only.
Each poet gets 3 minutes maximum, up to 25 performers.
Posted: Jan 22, 2013
Boston Youth Fund - Hopeline 2013
Feb 1 - Mar 3, 2013
Apply to the BYF HOPELINE to be considered
for employment with the Boston Youth Fund for the summer of
Positive job experiences for youth are essential for teens, not
just a paycheck. A quality work experience allows the
youth of Boston an opportunity to discover and explore their
talents while contributing to the well being of their
Boston Youth Fund
- Discover and develop new skills
- Gain an understanding of the workforce
- Acquire a sense of responsibility and teamwork
- Broaden the sense of community
- Form lasting relationships
Posted: Jan 11, 2013
Grow Well Eat Well - The Food Project
Jan - April 2013
This winter and early spring, plan to
exercise your green thumb and your growing interest in
ethnic cooking by attending The Food Project
Grow Well Gardening Workshops are held at the Dudley Greenhouse
while the Eat Well Cooking Workshops are at The Food Project
Learn how to plan your garden, have an indoor garden, grow from
seeds and getting an early start. Cooking will introduce
Chinese, Guyanese and Cape Verdean styles.
Posted Dec 28, 2012
Best Wishes from the Improvement Association
From UCIA: "To all our friends and
neighbors, we hope you are well settled to meet the new
challenges and expectations of 2013. UCIA is an
independent, grass roots, neighborly organization in Uphams
We are enthusiastic about our community and its future. We
invite you to join us, to say hello, to engage in thoughtful and
caring conversation. Have a wonderful year:
From the tiniest seed will some day grow a tree so
Posted: Jan 22, 2013
Logan Furniture Warehouse - Three-alarm Fire on
Jan 21, 2013
The Boston Fire Department responded at
12:02 am January 21, 2013 to 50 Freeport St. in Dorchester
for a building fire well into the interior of the large
warehouse located behind the Logan Furniture
A 3rd alarm was ordered. No injuries were reported. Fire
Investigators were on the scene looking for point of origin and
5 Everett Ave - Three-Alarm Fire - 14
Sun, Jan 13, 2013
3-alarm fire at 5 Everett Ave, 3:46pm, 1/13/13, smoke coming from
basement. Twelve adults and two children were displaced at
the scene, two transported for smoke inhalation.
By 4:08pm, the fire was out and fire investigators were trying to
determine the cause and point of origin. The chief provided
a quick estimate of approximately $500,000 damage.
Neighborhood Services, the Red Cross, the MBTA and the Fire
Department all provided services to the fire victims.
New Committee on Global Opportunities
& Innovation & Technology
Jan 21, 2013
Boston City Council approved the creation of
the Committee on Global Opportunities and Innovation and
Technology on Wednesday, January 16, 2013.
Council President Stephen J. Murphy named District 7 City
Councillor Tito Jackson the Chair of the new committee.
Councillor Jackson proposed the Committee in recognition of
Boston's need to formally identify itself not only locally
but also globally. He sees that proactively envisioning a
growing and evolving image for the city is one of the
Committee's most important roles.
GBHC - Interwoven Words and Music - Captivating
Jan 11, 2013
Calling itself a 'Reading-Recital,' the duo of Glenn
Kurtz (reader) and Aaron Larget-Caplan (guitarist) staged a great
performance at the thirteenth Greater Boston House
Glenn is the author of "Practicing: A Musician's
Return to Music" (2007) and Aaron is an accomplished
classical guitarist who enthusiastically practices his chosen
form of artistic expression and who enables others to express
themselves artistically as well.
Cultural Events and Communications Manager
- UCMS Hiring
Jan 16, 2013
Uphams Corner Main Street is hiring an
Events and Communications Manager to support event planning
and marketing of UCMS programming and events throughout the
one year, with a focus on the ArtPlace initiative. This
position will report to the Executive Director.
Core functions: Events
& Programs related to the ArtPlace, communications and
marketing, social media, building partnerships and
development; connecting arts/culture with local economic
development, event planning, marketing (including social media),
and/or communications, ability to work with diverse groups of
people and more.
Barbara Belony Graduates from Emerging Leader
Posted: Jan 21, 2013
University's Center for Public Management offers an executive training
program home health executives. In the Emerging Leaders
Program, participants earn a Certificate in Home Care
Barbara Belony, RN, Patient Services Manager for the Visiting
Nurse Association of Boston & Affiliates, recently
graduated from Suffolk University's Emerging Leaders Program
with a Certificate in Home Care Management.
Dorchester - Posted Street Sweeping
Regulation Changes - April 2013
Jan 20, 2013
The City of Boston, Public Works Department,
is following through on its plan to implement 'posted
street sweeping' in Dorchester.
This marks a long-awaited change that many sections of Dorchester
have been 'clamoring' about for years. With scheduled
street cleaning, the pros and cons are obvious but the pros
dramatically outweigh any inconvenience.
Uphams Corner Main Street Thanks
Jan 20, 2013
For the second year, Uphams Corner
Main Street arranged a thank you celebration.
All local businesses and organizations who participated in the
Mayor's Deck the Windows competition were invited to receive
a great meal at Laura Restaurant.
Over 30 businesses and residents attended the 2nd annual Deck the
Windows Holiday Reception Wrap-Up Dinner at Restaurant Laura on
Wednesday, January 9th. Special thanks to the the top 3 winners:
A&M Bargain Store, Tran Jewelry and Nueva Imagen.
UCHC Vaccinates 400 During FluShot
Over two days, the Uphams Corner Health
Center saw and vaccinated nearly 400 people at their flu
clinics as part of Boston's response to emergency public
This flu season Boston has reported over 700 cases compared with
the 70 cases confirmed in the prior season.
Flu coordinator, Peri Levina, noted that "There were more
school aged children than we're used to seeing." Others
came in out of courtesy for health care workers and the
Boston Promise Initiative Awarded $6M by Dept of
Jan 14, 2013
The Boston Promise Initiative (BPI), a collaborative effort
led by Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, has been awarded $6
million over the next five years from the U.S. Department of
The grant will be used to catalyze and create 'cradle to
career solutions' to ensure that academic and developmental
outcomes are significantly improved for children and youth in the
Dudley neighborhood of Boston.
Visiting Nurses Give Helpful Tips on Handling the
Jan 18, 2013
The Visiting Nurses of Boston provide helpful tips on handling
the flu they share with their patients during the flu
This season is a tough one but you can minimize its impact by
following simple procedures: clean, cover, contain and get
vaccinated. Protect yourself and the spread of the virus to
your friends, colleagues and loved ones.
From the Past
|Former Pres. Cape Verde, Pedro Pires, to
Speak at Wellesley College
Fri, Jan 11, 2013, 3pm - 4:30pm
Former President of Cape Verde Pedro Pires will be speaking at
Wellesley College on Fri, Jan 11 and discussing his country's
transition to democracy.
Sponsored by the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global
Affairs, the event will include remarks by United States
Congressman Barney Frank, Layli Maparyan, the Katherine Stone
Kaufmann '67 -
Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women, H. Kim
Bottomly, president of Wellesley College.
Mr. Pires was the winner of The Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement
in African Leadership in 2011. The award is given to African
heads of state who are considered to be exceptional role models
for the continent.
The event is free and open to the public.
Uphams Corner Health Center Offers Comprehensive
Approach to HIV/AIDS
Jan 10, 2013
Uphams Corner Health Center Offers Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Program
and actively participates in community AIDS efforts. In fact, the
UCHC AIDS Outreach program was one of the first programs in
Boston willing to work with AIDS patients, back when fear,
stigma, and misinformation were the norm.
On November 29, 2012, the clinic held an all afternoon World AIDS
Day event with prayer, stories, food and a keynote speaker who
lives with AIDS and who is integral to the UCHC support
They then released balloons in honor of AIDS patients who had
|UCMS Honors "Deck the Windows"
Participants and Winners
Jan 9, 2013
You are invited to the Uphams Corner Deck
the Windows Holiday Wrap-Up Awards Dinner sponsored by
Uphams Corner Main Street.
On Wed Jan 9, 2013, UCMS will be honoring the businesses that
participated in the Mayor's Deck the City contest here in
Uphams Corner. Dinner will be provided.
Certificates will be given to business participants as well as
awards to the top three businesses that decorated the best.
Public Health Emergency - Free Flu Clinics
Jan 11, 2013
In response to the dramatic rise in cases
of the flu in Boston, Mayor Menino has declared a public
health emergency. Mayor Menino and the Health
Commission are encouraging everyone to get a "flu
shot" ASAP (now!).
The map shows the extent to which (red) the influenza has spread
throughout the US including Alaska.
The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) has authorized many
clinics (21) throughout the city to maintain flu clinic hours Jan
11-13, 2013. This includes the Uphams Corner Health Center
which will offer clinics both Friday and
New Years : "I Promise to Promote my
Strengths and what I love Doing!!"
Jan 1, 2013
For the new year, plan to emphasize your strengths, not
Rather than trying to fix "your problems" for the new
year, plan to ramp up your personal energy by working with your
- What am I good at? What do I love doing?
- How can I make sure I thank myself always and continue to
shine in what I do?
Focusing on problems and issues - while popular - is not
sustainable. Strengths, assets and uniqueness bring us joy
and the energy to improve our lives.
Focus on the good - issues, problems and complaints
will quietly fade away.