Upham's Corner News Online
Vol IV No 92, 02/19/2014
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Uphams Corner News Index


Recent News

Jose Mateo Ballet - Unbridled thru March 2
Comfort Station up for Development
Boston's Curry on National NAACP Board
Letter to Editor - Rainbow
Letter to Editor - Traffic Signals

Winter Photos from Nantasket Beach
Snow Photos from Cohasset MA
Snow Photos from Nor'Easter
Jackson Market Hit by Drunk Driver
Blue Hill Ave / Cummins Hwy WAG Meeting

Prior Issue #91

Eyewitness Account of Bus Accident
Gifts of Gratitude - New Publication
Elderly Woman Hit by MBTA Bus 2/10/14
UC Westside 2/11/14 - Summary Report
Police Report UC Westside 2/11/14

Calling on MA to Pass Single-Payer
Improvement Association Meeting 2/13/14

Posted: February 18, 2014




Boston NAACP Michael Curry Elected to
National Board


Michael Curry The National Board of Directors for the NAACP has notably hosted many of the architects of the Civil Rights Movement. 

On Saturday, February 15, 2014, during the NAACP's Annual Meeting in New York City, Attorney Michael Curry, President of the Boston NAACP was elected to the National Board of Directors.  

Michael will be the first representative from the Boston Branch and the New England Area in over 35 years.

Posted: February 18, 2014



Letters to the Editor - MBTA Bus Accident

Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 2:19 PM

I thought I'd share with Uphams Corner News a picture I took (and added arrows & words to) to show the problem with the walk lights at Dudley & Columbia.  One of the biggest problems is that that walk lights are on when there's moving traffic. 

I've posted this on facebook and tried tweeting it at the City.  Trying to disseminate it until someone takes action.

Deidra MacLeod
Loan Officer Dorchester Bay EDC

Note:  To view photo, click here



Letters to the Editor - Rainbow Apparel

Mon Feb 17 09:35:57 2014

The stores at 745 and 749 Dudley Street have the worst reputation in keeping the surroundings of their stores clean and tidy. Store 749 (Rainbow) is offensive to the Virginia St residents by storing their trash next to the side walk. Both businesses (L&M Bargain and Rainbow)  let the weeds grew as tall as  trees.

The property owner, Mark Salzberg, is responsible for maintaining both properties.  Until 2014, he refused to shovel snow from in front of L&M Bargain but this year has relented.  As for Rainbow, the sidewalk in front of their business the full length to Virginia St is left to be trampled by pedestrians.

On the other hand Upham's Corner code enforcement, and the Mayor's Hot line are not effective at all. Neighbors have called both and NOTHING is being done.  We don't need lip service, we need actions from the city of Boston to do their job efficiently, and effectively. 

Shemiram Fabian

Read Article on Rainbow Apparel



Jackson Market hit by Drunk Driver 2/15/14

Jackson Market hit by Drunk DriverOn Saturday, February 15, 2014, a drunk driver with NY plates, allegedly failed to make a turn onto Dudley Street and crashed into Jackson Market, at 728 Dudley Street in Uphams Corner, doing considerable damage to the front of the building. 

On site at 8:30am were the owner and a representative from United Housing to work out a plan on how to handle the repairs, expected to take at least one month.

Posted: February 15, 2014





Prior Issue #91


Eyewitness Account of MBTA Bus Accident

MBTA Bus AccidentOn Monday morning, February 10, Max MacCarthy, walking along Columbia Rd heading towards his office, suddenly found himself seconds from a tragic accident.

The noise and the screams told him instantly that a pedestrian had been hit by a bus. 

He and the crowd that quickly gathered served as a volunteer team helping out until the police and medics arrived.  Max took note of the many details - the sequence of events and how the emergency was handled and was willing to share his story.

Posted: February 11, 2014




Gifts of Gratitude - Spiritual Reflections

Gifts of Gratitude by Nancy Conrad"Gifts of Gratitude" is a multi-faceted artistic publication by Nancy Conrad. 

The theme reflects Nancy's life-long journey of contemplating her relationship with God and reflects her love of poetry, photography and story telling.

Consisting of 24 reflections, the book invites the reader on a journey of spiritual discovery.

"Read each story," the author states, "as if God were opening your heart to hear a message. Then listen."

"May we walk in love, and may God walk with us - always."

Posted: February 14, 2014




MBTA Bus Strikes Elderly Woman 2/10/14
MBTA Bus Accident
On Monday, February 10, 2014, an MBTA bus struck an elderly woman in the Uphams Corner neighborhood of Dorchester.  EMT's transported the woman to Boston Medical Center in serious condition.

T police cordoned off the crime scene, tested the driver, and brought in both homicide and accident reconstruction teams.  The driver, highly distraught, was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Posted: February 11, 2014




Westside Neighborhood Meeting 2/11/14 - What Happened?
UCWNA
The Westside Neighborhood's February 2014 meeting began with the police report and included a presentation by Georgia Titonis, head librarian Uphams Corner branch. 

Bob Haas, president, discussed the St. Kevin's development project based on a letter he received from the developers.  He stated he is willing to share select portions of the letter but was unwilling to share copies with the community. 

Posted: February 11, 2014




Police Report for UC Westside 2/11/14

Boston Police DeptThe police report covered 45 incidents from 1/14/14 to 2/10/14 including motor vehicle incidents, theft, domestic disputes and other fights and arguments, fraud and several business-related incidents including getting locked in CVS and someone breaking into the Citizens Bank. 

Of concern is the high level of broken car windows as the same problem is occurring on Jone's Hill.  C-11 police suggested a window replacement company was doing this on purpose.

Posted: February 11, 2014




Calling for Single-Payer Health Care in Massachusetts

MassCare for Single-PayerAccess to health care is a basic human right but is not treated that way.  Even with the passage of the Federal Governments ACA, Affordable Care Act, we remain a country where the economics of health care is based on the profit motive. 

Our neighbor, the state of Vermont, has passed a single-payer system, Green Mountain Care.   Likewise, Massachusetts has the opportunity to pass a single-payer system via HB 2127.  We call on our legislators to respond appropriately.

Posted: February 8, 2014




Help the Friends of the Uphams Corner Library -
Donate a Board Game


Monopoly Board Game The Friends of the Uphams Corner Library is asking for your help.  They are joining with Commercial Free Childhood.org to participate in the annual week-long event, "Screen Free Week," May 5-11, 2014 

The Friends are asking the community to support the event by participating or donating lightly used board games.

Posted: February 8, 2014




Excellent Food Justice Workshop
Great Photos


Food Justice WorkshopWe can feel proud of the youth who put on the food justice workshop, called "Food for Thought," at the Dudley Greenhouse.  At least 25 people attended from preteen through adult. 

Quite amazing the knowledge these "kids" passed on to the food justice students in attendance.

Great photos on Facebook.  Article covering the event coming out soon.

Posted: February 8, 2014





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