Upham's Corner News Online
Vol IV No 89, 01/27/2014
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Jacquelyn Mitchard at UC Library 2/4/14

Jacquelyn Mitchard New York Times Best Selling Author, Jacquelyn Mitchard will be at the Uphams Corner Branch Library on Tuesday, February 4th at 5pm.

Mitchard is best known for "The Deep end of the Ocean," which was selected as Oprah's first book pick.

She will be discussing her newest titles "What We Saw at Night," and "What We Lost in the Dark;" two books about teenagers who choose to defy the fact that they are very sick with parkour, until they see a man kill a woman, maybe?

Due to the expected audience and a special addition this event will happen upstairs in the Bird Street Gym.

Posted: January 22, 2014

Gateway to Reading - BPL Lowell Lectures
Begin 2/6/14

BPL Lowell Lecture Series Ninive CalegariThe BPL 2014 Lowell Lecture Series features acclaimed authors and experts in children's literature and begins on 2/6/14 at 6pm with Ninive Calegari, co-founder of 826 National, an influential education phenomenon that partners with schools, families and community organizations across the country.

The lecture takes place in Rabb Hall at the main BPL branch in Copley Square.

Posted: January 21, 2014

The Food Project - Summer Youth Jobs 2014

The Food ProjectThe Food Project (TFP) has announced that youth can begin applying for 2014 summer jobs.  Applications are due by March 7, 2014 and may be made through either an online or a paper process.

Going well beyond "something to do" in the summer and "a way to get some cash," The Food Project employment teaches youth about cultivating the land, networking with organizations that help others and following pathways in support of TFP principles including sustainability.

Posted: January 25, 2014

Bank of America - Uphams Corner Branch to Close 3/21/14

BOA to Close In a customer letter dated 12/6/2013, Bank of American announced that the Uphams Corner branch would close Friday, March 21, 2014. 

The letter reflects a coup-d'etat attitude toward Uphams Corner with no consultation - no warning - in advance.

It is incumbent on members of this community to rally, to speak up, to call upon every mechanism to stop the "rollover" and convert it into a change that is meaningful for the community.

Posted: December 13, 2013

Fairmount Initiative - Uphams Corner Open House - Rescheduled for February

Fairmount Initiative UC Open House 1/22/14As the Uphams Corner Fairmount Initiative draws to a close, the BRA has scheduled an important Open House for February 2014, date to be announced,  at the Kroc Center from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, light refreshments served.

The BRA will present the recommendations that have come out of the more than one year of meetings covering economic development, jobs, quality of life and all other issues that affect the lives of those who live in, visit and work in Uphams Corner.

Please plan to come with lots of ideas to build on what has been developed by the consultant and advisory teams.

Posted: January 26,, 2014

  Lost Wallet Goes Home for Christmas

Maureen WilliamsThe amazing story of how a lost wallet goes home for Christmas with its contents in tact.  A teenager loses a wallet with $160 inside while an Uphams corner resident finds a wallet with $160 inside. 

The "finder" looks for the wallet's owner to no avail until just before Christmas when she finds one more number to call.  What a wonderful Christmas for everyone!

Posted: December 23, 2013

Uphams Corner InSight into the News

Recent News

Casey Overpass - Asking Mayor Walsh to Reassess

Casey Overpass

Letter to the Editor by Larry Fabian
- an appeal to the new Mayor Walsh administration. 

Construction is imminent for starting on a controversial MassDOT at-grade plan for the Casey Overpass which even Mayor Walsh, while a State Rep, had called for a moratorium about. 

A city-coalition has formed to  defeat "MassDOT's naive at-grade scheme that looked so good to elitist groups."  Mr. Fabian is appealing to Mayor Walsh to conduct an honest analysis of the Casey Overpass issue before it is too late.

Posted: January 26, 2014

UP Market Debrief and 2014 Planning

Uphams Corner UP MarketThe concept of a Soho-like market for Uphams Corner, dubbed UP Market, has evolved out of the Uphams Corner Art Place grant provided by the Boston Foundation.

The final 2013 UP Market event took place at the Strand Theatre during the José Matteo presentation of The Nutcracker, the weekend of Dec 22.

A followup meeting has been scheduled for January 30, 2014to debrief and to plan for future events – UCMS office. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Posted: January 25, 2014

Harry Potter Hacking Email in Uphams Corner?

Harry Potter hacking email in Uphams Corner Uphams Corner News received an email from what appears to be a hacked email address that makes reference to Harry Potter characters in its coding. 

This article details how the questionable IP address in the link was investigated.  Research led from Nobis Technology Group (ISP) in Phoenix, AZ to the same company name located in Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

A guide on how you can carry out your own investigation.

Posted: January 24, 2014

Poem, "Songs of Life," Dedicated to
Kroc Fitness Center

Workout equipment'Songs of Life'  is a poem dedicated to the Kroc Center's Fitness Center.

The poem was written based on a methodology suggested by the prolific poet and Politzer Price winner, Stephen Dunn and seeks to capture the essence of the people, equipment and what it is like to work out there.

The poem's structure is designed to imitate the sense of endless repetition.  Breaking stride, "Songs of Life" closes with a delightful surprise.

Posted: January 26, 2014

Boston Globe GRANT Program Can Help Parks & Recreation

Boston Globe's GRANT InitiativeCommissioner Andrea Pollack is appealing to the residents of the City of Boston to provide support to Parks and Recreation as part of the Boston Globe's GRANT program. 

By vote of Globe subscribers, the GRANT program will provide free advertising and lead to additional suppport for the Parks and Recreation non-profit which supports existing parks and which helps establish more.

Posted: January 25, 2014

Alpha Course Offered at Christ the King
Christ the King Dorchester
Christ the King Dorchester offers the Alpha Course twice each year - Spring and Fall.  Designed to teach the basics of the Christian faith, the course began small in the late 1970's but has since taken on a life of its own. 

As of 2008, the course was offered more than 33,000 times in over 150 countries by a wide variety of Christian denominations from Anglican to Baptist, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and many others between.  The Christ the King setting offers learning in a caring Christian community setting.

Posted: January 1, 2014

Stop & Shop - Tale of Two Receipts

Stop & SHopOne shopper's tale of two receipts - the before and the after, the receipt you couldn't read unless you already knew what you had purchased and its cousin - the crisply printed and completely legible one.

It's also the story of a high volume retailer that apparently doesn't think the customer needs a receipt that can be read and what to do about it (if you have the time and patience to persevere).

Posted: December 31, 2013

Boston NAACP to Issue Civil Rights Report Card on Councilors
Boston's NAACP
The Boston NAACP will begin issuing an annual Civil Rights Legislative Report Card, aimed initially at the Boston City Council.

The Report Card will assess the voting records of the members and offer a grade from A to F.  It is designed to provide NAACP members and supporters with insight into the general voting patterns and activities of their district and at-large Boston City Councilors over the course of the year.

The NAACP anticipates an October 2014 release of the first annual report card.

Posted: December 23, 2013


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