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0221-2004

Uphams Corner News Archives - Issue #74


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Cultural Events Manager - Letter to Main Street - Dear Max

Dear Max:

Strand Theatre MarqueeWishing you the best in finding the right person for the Cultural Events and Communications Manager (CECM) position. 

Making Uphams Corner into a destination for the arts is about tapping into the creative energies resident in the entire community and getting the diverse, ethnically complex community of people who live here involved. 

It's about taking a risk - finding someone who can make the Strand as vibrant as it once was.  It's also about getting the businesses and residents to buy into the idea that we are already a "destination for the arts."  We just have to start acting that way.
 
Posted:  February 23, 2013





Mayor Menino Announces Filing of Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance
Feb 22, 2013

City of BostonThe Building Energy Reporting and Disclosue Ordinance, which would require all large and medium sized-buildings to report their annual energy and water use to the City of Boston, was filed with City Hall on Feb 22. 

The ordiinance is a component of the City's climate action plan to meet the Mayor's greenhouse gas reduction goals.

The City's strategy uses a "back-door" approach.  Rather than requiring building owners to set efficiency goals, the City is requiring them to collect data and turn it in to the City for posting on the Internet.  Once this data is available, all parties involved (City, residents/businesses and owners) can have meaningful conversations around Boston's goal of reducing greenhouse gases.    

Posted:  February 23, 2013






Successful Open Mic Poetry Night at the Uphams Corner Library
Feb 19, 2013

Open Mic Poetry NightMore than 15 poets, very young to mature read their poetry during Open Mic Night on February 19, 2013 at the Uphams Corner Library. 

The poems were funny, heart-warming, clever, interesting and very creative.  So many different themes and styles.  Another successful event for the community.

Posted:  February 23, 2013






Black History Month Poetry: "Don't Let it be a Mystery"
by Brian T. Williams

Parents talk to ur kids, don't let it be a mystery
Ddon't be afraid to let them know their own black history. 
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Black people have ome far but there is still room to grow ...
Channel all negative energy into positive as u go. 

And get off that path/stop following zeroes...
Get on the one that produces nothing but HEROES.

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Posted:  February 23, 2013





The Hayden Building - Dedication Ceremonies
Thu Feb 28, 2013

HBIAlong with special guest, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Historic Boston Inc. cordially invites you to celebrate the completion of the new residences at the historic Hayden Building. 

Thu, Feb 28, 2013
Open House
10:30am - 12:30pm
Dedication Ceremonies
11:00am

Posted:  February 23, 2013





Uphams Corner Main Street February 2013 Board Meeting
Feb 19, 2013

Uphams Corner Main StreetThe Uphams Corner Main Street Board Meeting (2/19/13) covered several topics of interest to the general community: 
  • Filling the new Cultural Events and Communications Manager position,
  • How to handle businesses asking to borrow money,
  • The Public Works Improvement Program and
  • Details on the upcoming UCMS fundraising campaign.

Posted:  February 22, 2013





National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day at The City School
Fri, Mar 1, 2013

Black Emplowered Aids Awareness DayMarch 1 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness. 

Join The City School in Uphams Corner for an evening of free food, amazing education and more  along with free HIV rapid testing (max 20 minutes). 

The City School / Uphams Corner
March 1, 2013 / 5PM to 8PM

Black-empowered: your body, your temple.

Posted:  February 22, 2013




Upham's Corner Fairmount WAG Meeting 2/27/13

Just a friendly reminder!! The next Fairmount Upham’s Corner Working Advisory Group (WAG) meeting will be:

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Salvation Army Kroc Community Center
650 Dudley Street, Dorchester

ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

For more information, please visit our website www.fairmountindigoplanning.org or contact the co-directors:

Inés Palmarin
617.918.4434
Ines.Palmarin.BRA@cityofboston.gov

Jeremy Rosenberger
617.918.4431
Jeremy.Rosenberger.BRA@cityofboston.gov




Boston Gets Jumpstart to Affordable Housing Construction

Mayor Menino Commonwealth of MA resources of $8.4 million will help jumpstart the construction of afforable housing in the City of Boston.

Mayor Menino and DND Director Sheila Dillon made the announement on Feb 19.  Creating affordable rental housing is key, they say, to Boston's economic recovery. 

Additional DND funding is tied to the projects obtaining LEED Silver status.

Posted:  February 21, 2013





Black History Month Poetry: "Beautiful Black Women"
by  Tonya Jordan-Wilkerson

Beautiful Black Women don’t cry.
Beautiful Black Women even when he lies.
Beautiful Black Women stand tall and don’t die.

Beautiful Black Women with low self-esteem hold your head up.
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Posted:  February 21, 2013






Huntington & SpeakEasy - Powerful Performances at the Strand
Feb 20, 2013

"Two Plays, One House" -  was an excellent, well attended, free event at the Strand Theatre designed for the entire community as well as in support of Black History Month.

 Two Plays - One House

The event provided an introduction to two plays tightly linked to each other, "A Raisin in the Sun" and "Clybourne Park." .  It also gave an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and engage in conversation about issues raised by both plays.

Posted:  February 21, 2013






Boston Shines 2013, 11th Annual Citywide Neighborhood Clean-up.
April 26, April 27

Boston Shines 2013Please join Mayor Thomas M. Menino for Boston Shines 2013 the eleventh annual citywide neighborhood clean up 

Friday, April 26th
Saturday April 27th
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services at 617.635.3485 to volunteer or for more information.

This event is part of the Mayor’s year-round clean up and community service program, Boston Shines 365.

Posted:  February 19, 2013





Hancock Street Civic Association
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Meet at the PILGRIM CHURCH
540 COLUMBIA ROAD

- Police Reports
- Invited Speakers:  Mai Phung, Architect for proposed Restaurant at 535 Columbia Road
- UPDATE: Civic Association letter for Boston Ink Body Art   Re: new business at 427 Bowdoin Street
- Upham's Corner Reconstruction Project Concept Proposals (public meeting held on 2/12/13)

Contact Info: 
HANCOCK STREET CIVIC ASSOCIATION
c/o: Robert Mickiewicz, President
7 Whittemore Terrace
Dorchester, Ma. 02125
Fax:(617) 436-6438

Posted:  February 18, 2013



Boston Ballet at the Strand 2/15/13Boston Ballet at the Strand Theatre - Engaging and Entertaining

The February 15, 2013 ArtPlace Open House at the Strand was well attended and encouraged visitors to answer questions about the future of the arts in Uphams Corner. 

The Dorchester audience offered high praise for the Boston Ballet's seven dance vignettes covering classical ballet to modern dance including  a performance by "Boys in Motion", a Boston Ballet community initiatives program.

Dances included Lost by Last, Paint it Black, Chairs in Motion,Niris, Blue Bird Pas De Deux, Gopak, Plan to B.

Posted:  February 15, 2013




Aaron Larget-CaplanBoston Conservatory Faculty Recital
'Bach to the 21st Century'

Guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan
Solos and chamber music

Fri, Feb 22, 2013 8:00pm
Seully Hall, The Boston Conservatory
8 The Fenway, Boston

Open to the public and FREE admission

Posted:  February 15, 2013




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