Jones Hill Association
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 7pm

St. Mary’s Women and Infants Center
90 Cushing Avenue

MARCH 13, 2013
  • Police Report
  • 533-541 Columbia Road proposal for Restaurant w/Take Out ZBA - Mai Phung
  • Treasurer’s Report - Dee Bell
  • Traffic Committee Update - Bridget Curd
  • Nick Collins, Candidate for State Senator
  • Other business

Area 324 Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Out with the Old and in with the CLEAN!
Meeting Sunday, March 17th
3 pm
15 Brookford Street
Dorchester, Ma 02125

***Food Provided by DSNI

Neighbors helping Neighbors!
We will discuss:
- an effort for neighborhood clean up and beautification thorugh Boston Shines
- City street cleaning efforts and effective plan of action
- Public lighting needs

Any other agenda items, please email:

Posted: March 12 2013

Boston School Committee Hearing & School Assignment Plan
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 5:00pm

The Boston NAACP joins the Black Educator's Alliance of Massachusetts (BEAM) in encouraging attendance at the March 13 Boston School Committee Hearing, where committee members will take up a proposed School Assignment Plan

March 13, 2013 5:00 p.m.
26 Court Street, Boston
Improving School Choice Hearing

Be There For All of Our Children!

"We want to make sure the voice of our community is loud and clear on the need to address the quality issues in the Boston Public Schools, and the importance of selecting a School Assignment Plan that does not disadvantage our communities."

The questions before parents, concerned residents and the members of the NAACP:
  • If not you, then who?
  • If not now, then when?
We absolutely need to have a strong presence at this hearing! Invite friends and family to join you. Your involvement makes a difference!

Michael Curry - NAACP

Posted: March 12 2013

State Reps to Participate in Evacuation Ceremonies
Mar 16, 2013

Evacuation DayEvacuation Day (March 17) commemorates the evacuation of British forces from the city of Boston following the Siege of Boston, early in the American Revolutionary War.  March 17 is also St. Patrick's Day.

Celebrations in honor of Boston's heritage will be held in multiple locations throughout the morning including Roxbury and South Boston beginning with a church service in South Boston and ending with a closing lunch (free) at the Shirley Eustice House in Roxbury hosted by State Rep. Carlos Henriquez.

Posted: March 12 2013

Peter Blanchette Guitarist : 
JS Bach's Birthday and St. Patty's Day

Mar 16, 2013

Peter BlanchetteCelebrating the Works of J.S. Bach's birthday and St. Patrick's Day, Peter Blanchette, guitarist.

Greater Boston House Concerts,
Sat, March 16, 2013
21 Virginia St, Dorchester. 

"Blanchette is an ace on this, his self-designed instrument." - Billboard Magazine

Posted: March 12 2013

Thoughtful Humor : Population Control

Population Control

Posted: March 12 2013  Source unknown (email)

Two Organizations Partner: Toiletries Donation Drive

Toiletries Drive 3/16/13
Serving Our Neighbors: A Toiletries Donation Drive

Sat Mar 16, 2013 10am to 3pm
500 Talbot Ave Dorchester.

Two non-profits are sponsoring a toiletries donation drive - small items - easy to contribute but which will make a HUGE difference in the lives of people living on the street and families where funds are in limited supply.

This event sponsored by: The Intersection, a community of faith focused on doing what matters to care for neighbors and  Invisible Families, a non-profit organization that exists to raise awareness about homeless and strives to ensure that children and their families have their needs met.

Posted: March 12 2013

Boston NAACP: Young Professionals' Mixer
Wed, Mar 13, 2013, 6:00 to 9:00pm

Boston NAACPThe Boston NAACP's Youth Works Committee Presents

Young Professionals' Mixer
Wed, Mar 13, 2013,
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen

No cover, 100% free entry free appetizers / live music cash bar (no free drinks) dress code: business casual great networking, great vibe, great cause and great music 

Posted: March 11 2013

Summer Jobs for 14-17 year olds at The Food Project
Mar 11, 2013

The Food Project Hi farmers market friends!

I'm writing in case any of you know any 14-17 year olds that would like to apply for a summer job at The Food Project. The application deadline is March 19.

You can find more info and the online application at

I was in the Summer Youth Program when I was a teenager many years ago. It's a fantastic opportunity! Please pass the word along.

Jess Liborio <>

Uphams News Blog

Sunday Morning at Christ the King, Dorchester
Mar 10, 2013

Christ the KingChrist the King Dorchester holds worship in Uphams Corner at 50 Stoughton Street. The liturgy is traditional with the Bible at its center. Presbyterian denomination with a Praise Team modern feel.

The church is filled with young people and kids - a sign of vitality. People seem to care about each other, hanging around after service and not rushing out. Choir practice after church getting ready for Easter.

Posted: March 8 2013

Photos: Early March Snowfall - Uphams Corner Wearing White
Mar 7-8, 2013

Early March snow in Uphams CornerA long-lasting and heavy early March snowfall dropped over 12" of snow in Boston and turned Uphams Corner into a sea of white .

All, that is, except for the brightly painted snow plows and salt trucks, their yellow glowing like a sun and standing out in any weather.

Trees, homes, burying ground, streets, light poles, churches, business district - all wearing crowns of white, at least for a couple days.

Posted: March 8 2013

Phishing Scam Email from Mombasa Kenya
Mar 7, 2013

Web ForgeryUsing an email identity stolen from a colleague, an email in your inbox certainly looks legit.

Follow the instructions and "Click Here," then provide your email address and password. Why? To access a document your "so-called" colleague wants your opinion about.

Confirmed malicious by PhishTank but maybe not until it is too late, if you are so gullible.

Posted: March 8 2013

Grove Hall Library Upcoming Events

Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir
Thu Mar 14, 6:00 pm

The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir is an internationally acclaimed community handbell choir from Fort Worth, Texas. The choir is made up of 30 students age 12-18, and performs its repertoire completely from memory and without the aid of a conductor.


Book Reading: Mango Drive Days
Saturday March 23, 2:00 pm

Join us for a presentation and reading by local author Dwight. Dwight will read from his book The Mango Drive Days and give a multimedia presentation on Jamaican culture, including the effects of European and Arab religious influences on the country.


Grove Hall Reading Series
Saturday March 30, 2:00 pm

Dorchester-based reading series Write on the DOT and the Grove Hall Branch Library present the Grove Hall Reading Series, hosted by Dorchester poet Arthur Collins and featuring local writers Véronique Epiter and Kurt Klopmeier.

The series will include an open mic where writers will be encouraged to read their work to the group, as well as a writing exercise with Boston Public Library Writer in Residence Hollis Shore. Writers of all experience levels are welcome. Refreshments from the Haley House Bakery and Cafe will be served.


Grove Hall Memory Project
Thursday, March 7, 5-7 pm
Saturday, March 9, 12-4 pm
Thursday, March 14, 5-7 pm
Saturday, March 23, 12-4 pm

Do you live in Grove Hall or Roxbury?
Do you have old photographs?

We want to hear your story. Bring in your Grove Hall or Roxbury related photographs to be digitally scanned and included in the Boston Public Library’s local, statewide, and national online initiatives. You will have the opportunity to tell us the story connected to the photo.


Employment Resource Center Roundtable Summit
Tuesday April 30, 12:00 pm

In the coming months the Grove Hall Branch Library will be creating an Employment Resource Center and offering workshops such as:

· Interview Primer and Preparation
· Cover Letter/Resume
· On-line Job Application
· GED Prep

We have the facilities to offer workshops and the space to set aside for meetings and drop-in counseling sessions. But we cannot do this alone. We need your creativity and ideas to build a transformative program for our community.

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