Uphams Corner News
Volume IV No 97, 04/18/2014
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Cherina Clark Selected as 2014 National NAACP Law Fellow

Cherina ClarkCherina Clark, Hyde Park resident, 1st year Suffolk University Law School student and active volunteer for Boston's NAACP has been offered a position in the 2014 National NAACP's Law Fellows Program. 

The NAACP Law Fellows Program gives students with at least one year of law school the opportunity to work for the summer at NAACP Headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Congratulations to Cherina Clark and to the Boston NAACP.

Posted: April 11, 2014

Boston Public Library Hiring Chief of Public Services
BPL Chief Public Services
Help us spread the word about our opening for a Chief of Public Services. We’re looking for a great leader. Applications are encouraged by April 30 via http://bit.ly/1sOVnHz.

Visit the BPL LinkedIn page for additional career opportunities.


Posted: April 14, 2014

1963 16th Street Baptist Church KKK Bombing, 4/29/14 at RCC

Sarah Collins Rudolph, the lone survivor of the 1963 KKK bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church, will be making an historic visit to Massachusetts and Roxbury Community College on April 29 at 1:30PM.

Sarah survived the bombing which killed her sister, Addie Mae Collins and three other little girls during the height of the Civil Rights Movement to register African-American voters in Alabama. 

April 29, 2014 1:30PM
Media Arts Building
Roxbury Community College
Wheelchair accessible.

Free and Open to the Public
Reservations / Information  617.541.5380
Pamela Green pgreen@rcc.mass.edu

Roxbury Community College Auditorium
Media Arts-Building 1
1234 Columbus Avenue
Roxbury MA 02120
617 541-5380

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Posted: April 8, 2014

Events in April

Dorchester Bay - Celebrating 35 Years 4/24/14

DBEDCThis year's Dorchester Bay fundraiser is celebrating their 35th anniversary with a banquet at Venezia's Restaurant on 4/24/14. 

The 2014 Candidates for Governor will attend the opening VIP session.  Then dinner features  keynote speakers from the Newmarket Business Assoc,  Michael Rothschild and Susan Sullivan.  Live entertainment by the Fred Woodard Band.  Mistress of Ceremony - Karen Holmes.

For sponsorship and tickets, contact Sandra at 617.825.4200 x210.

Posted: March 31, 2014

RCC Community Career Fair 4/24/14
RCC Community Fair
Roxbury Community College is holding a Community Career Fair on Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11am to 3pm.  Over 30 employers representing careers in health care, non-profit, government, hospitality, education and more.  Room #200, Building 4.  

Posted: March 31, 2014

CreateSpace Workshop in Dorchester
How to Self-Publish Your Own Book with Create Space

April 26, 2014 Saturday
10am to 1pm
Erick Jean Center for the Arts
157A Washington Street
Dorchester, Mass. 02121

$40 for class plus a instructional book.
$30  for early bird special (before April 18, 2014.)
$25 per person for AWB Members

Posted: March 31, 2014

Events in May

Little Miss & Young Miss Dorchester Contests

Saturday March 10, 2014 - Winners Announced. 

Dorchester InsigniaThe winners of the two contests will be participating in the Dorchester Day Parade on 6/1/14.  Little Miss is for girls 7-9 years and Young Miss is for girls 10-12 years old

Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2014 and winners will be announced on Saturday, May 10 at the First Parish Church.

Full applications can be found on the Dorchester Day website:


Posted: March 28, 2014

Cristo Rey Sign and Thrive 5/1/14
Cristo Rey Sign and Thrive 2014
Cristo Rey Boston High School invites you to witness the Top Five Senior "Scholastic Superstars" publicly declare the name of the college or university they will attend this fall.

The event will also feature tours of school renovations and words from Cristo Rey Alumni.

For more information on Sign & Thrive, contact Emily Smalley, Vice President of External Relations, at (617) 825-2580 ext. 21 or esmalley@cristoreyboston.org.

Cristo Rey Sign & Thrive Website

Posted: April 11, 2014

Boston Shines May 2-3, 2014

Boston ShinesPlease join the City of Boston Friday May 2nd & Saturday May 3rd  for Boston’s annual Spring clean up.  Help get your neighborhood get ready for Spring!

Last year Mid Dorchester had the highest number of volunteers city wide (853).

Let's plan to expand the projects and come out on top again in 2014.  Let your neighbors know.  Thank you for what you do to improve our neighborhoods.

Register Here or Call!

Flavio Daveiga - Neighborhood Coordinator - 617-635-1880

Posted: February 13, 2014

Earlean Blakely - 18th Annual Mother’s Day Banquet 5/11/14

Earlean Blakely18th Annual Earlean Blakely Mother’s Day Banquet, Celebrating Mothers 1920–2009.  Sunday May 11, 2014 @ Kroc Center in Dorchester.

Welcome reception at 3pm
Dinner at 4pm
5:30 pm salute and tribute at 5:30pm.

You can sponsor a Mother for $25.00

Posted: April 6, 2014

Dance for Seniors at Grove Hall Library in May 2014

Dance for Seniors at Grove Hall LibDancing on the balcony is an interactive dance class that presents seniors the opportunity to study dance with professional dancer, choreographer and teacher, Joan Green. 

Participants will learn a variety of dance skills including warm-ups, activities to help maintain mobility and balance, locomotor phrases, creating choreography as a group and performance skills. 

The Dance for Seniors classes run every Wednesday in May from 10:30-11:30. Advanced registration is required.

Posted: April 5, 2014

Uphams Corner InSight into the News

Featured Articles

Touch 106.1 FM Taken off the Air - FCC Raid - Equipment Confiscated

Touch 106.1 FMTouch 106.1 FM has been silenced by the FCC for operating without a license and all equipment related to transmitting confiscated.

The station began operating in 2006 and was warned in 2007, fined $17,000 in 2008 and shut down on April 17, 2014.

Charles Clemons, co-founder, has made several public statements and is appealing for help.

Posted: April 17, 2014

Councillor Pressley & Partners "Raise your Voice Summit" 4/26/14

Raise Your Voice SummitCouncilor Ayanna Pressley partners with area organizations to hold 2nd annual Empowerment Day on Sexual Violence April 26, 2014. 

Also known as the "Raise your Voice Summit," this year’s summit includes more workshops and expanded focus to include topics specific to men, LGBTQ survivors, high school and middle school aged students, and service providers. 

The event has also doubled the number of partners from 2013.  The event is free though some workshops are excluded for the press.

Posted: April 17, 2014

Scrub the Hub during Boston Shines - Entreaty from Mayor Walsh

City of Boston InsigniaBoston Shines' new three-weekend format is Mayor Walsh's approach to underscoring the importance of the Boston Spring cleanup. 

Spreading the effort over three time periods ensures a better cleanup and more opportunities for residents, youth, universities and residents to participate. 

The Office of Neighborhood Services will be coordinating the efforts.  'Scrub the Hub' is the entreaty from City Hall and Mayor Walsh.

Posted: April 11, 2014

Motivational Interviewing - Effective Approach to Coaching

Institute of CoachingThe Institute of Coaching's April Webinar featured coach Michael Pantalon with a presentation on 'Motivational Interviewing," a client-centered approach to coaching that follows a conversational path.

It seeks to strengthens a person's internal motivation for change, thereby ensuring an authentic and sustainable change plan well after coaching is done. 

The approach also offers laypeople guidance on how to assist family and friends to make authentic and self-derived decisions.

Posted: April 17, 2014

Letters to the Editor
Grove Hall Library Celebration

Apr 11 16:29 2014

The successful 5 years of operation of the Grove Hall Library in its new space is a reflection of its strong relationship with its community and public partners that made this new structure possible.

Project RIGHT, Inc. is proud to be a partner with the Grove Hall Library and to have worked with so many residents and young people in the organizing for this new facility and its design.

Michael Kozu

Editor Comments:

I had the very same conversation with Roberta Young, Treasurer of Greater Grove Hall Main Streets who could quickly recall the nature of their joint cooperation.  It is good to see this social vibrancy within our community.

Nancy Conrad

Prior Issues

Cedric Douglas - Winner, Uphams Corner Public Art Commission

Artist Cedric DouglasCedric Douglas, winner of the Uphams Corner Public Arts Commission, has a daunting task ahead - to engage the residents and businesses in a conversation about public art. 

The Arts committee under the direction of DSNI and funding by The Boston Foundation found his proposal most compelling.

His winning proposal is already taking shape with a brazenly decorated UP truck designed to comb the neighborhood streets for anyone who is curious, loves talking, is passionate and expressive.

Posted: April 11, 2014

Boston Public Library Commemorates Boston Marathon 2013 April 14-19, 2014

Boston Public Library CopleyIn honor of the one-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon, the Boston Public Library has scheduled a series of dedicated programs all of which are free to the public and open to all. 

All programs will be held at the Copley Square Branch.  Running Mon Apr 14 through Sun April 20, the programs being offered are as a respite during a week of remembrance.

Posted: April 8, 2014

Hub Theatre - "Three Days Rain" - A Look at the Human Condition

Hub Theatre of BostonThe Hub Theatre of Boston's 2nd season opens with Richard Greenberg's play, "Three Days of Rain."  Playing weekends through April 19, the play is ostensibly about a dysfunctional family but twists the plot into a statement - or question - about ourselves. 

The acting is superb and the play complex and maintains your interest, curiosity and intellectual questioning.  Hub Theatre's production is a must-see for excellent literature and excellent acting. At First Church of Boston in the Back Bay.
Posted: April 6, 2014

St. Kevin's from the Past - Photos

St. Kevin's There is a growing interest in nostalgic photos and memories about St. Kevin's as the buildings crumble to the ground and get changed so much, they fail to look like the past.

On December 30, 2011 and January 1, 2012, because the Catholic Archdiocese was not securing the buildigs, they were wide open.  Just walk in.  So we documented the contents in both buildings - 516  and 530 Columbia Rd.

While the inside photos are ostensibly warehouse-like with stacked school equipment, they are more than that.  Hidden inside and behind were wonders to behold.  They are sure to be important to those who went to St. Kevin's and remember it well.

Photos - Inside St. Kevins Early 2012 (facebook)
Posted: April 8, 2014

Grove Hall Branch Library - Celebrating Five Years

Grove Hall Library 5 YearsCelebrating its 5th anniversary, the Grove Hall Branch Library invited community organizations and, of course, library members - adults and kids - to enjoy in the festivities. 

Who couldn't resist the JP Licks ice cream or pizza or cookies?  "Has it really been that long?" 

Time flies and onto the next ten or more years of serviing the Grove Hall community.  "We encourage everyone, especially the youth, to read, read, read."

Posted: April 6, 2014

Election Workers - Behind the Scenes on Voting Day

I voted on Election DayBoston's Election Department works quietly to set up a well-oiled voting process - training the workers, distributing equipment, receiving the voting counts after 8 pm and retrieving the equipment the next day. 

How the voting public experiences the voting process is key to voters returning to the polls.

Thanks go to Marty Kain for ensuring the election workers are thoroughly trained and thanks to the election workers for arriving at 6 am and working a very long day to ensure a smooth and error-free voting day.

Posted: April 6, 2014

MS Awards to The Boston Home Staff

The Boston HomeClarissa Luzuriaga-Perez and Nellie Thomas, staff from Rehabilitation Department of The Boston Home have received fellowships from Multiple Sclerosis organizations. 

Both will be attending a week-long program at the Cleveland Clinic which will allow them to both learn and share their knowledge based on work at The Boston Home. 

Congratulations are in order for both.

Posted: April 6, 2014

Public Service Announcements

Renew Boston - Whole Building Incentive Program Extended - Free Information Sessions

Greenovate BostonMany neighborhoods in the City of Boston consist of two and three-family homes.  The City has a strong desire to make sure these iconic homes remain comfortable and affordable. 

To allow more multi-family home owner residents to improve their home's energy efficiency, the City's Renew Boston program, "Whole Building Incentive," has been extended through June 1st, 2014

Information sessions are coming up soon in South Boston, Mattapan and Dorchester.

Posted: April 8, 2014

Scrub the Hub - Vimeo on how to Get Rid of Bulk Items

Boston Public Works Program
This animated Public Service Announcement by the City of Boston shows how to easily schedule a bulk item pickup while doing your spring cleaning



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