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Planning the Future of Uphams Corner
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 6:30 pm

Meeting held at Pilgrim Church
540 Columbia Rd.

The Uphams Corner Fairmount Advisory Group is encouraging member of the community who did NOT get a chance to attend the Uphams Corner Visioning Forum on February 2 to register their vision at local meetings.

NOT ENOUGH RESIDENTS attended the Fairmount Forum.  More resident input is needed.

So how did this work?

During the break-out sessions, each table was given a "kit" of supplies including a large map of the Uphams Corner area and template pieces to scale that could be placed on the map to indicate the changes desired.

Examples include new parking, infill housing, open green spaces, changes to streets and more. 
  • What changes do we want at the Fairmount train station?
  • What about the Leon Building or the empty lot next door?
  • How about the empty office space throughout the business district.  What would help to revitalize our community?
  • What changes would bring you more often to shop in Uphams Corner?
  • How could the Burying Ground become a high point of attraction for our community?
Questions raised by residents along with their suggestions generated new and creative approaches to the future of our community.

BUT YOUR IDEAS are needed.  Meeting sponsored by the Improvement Association.

For more information or to RSVP, contact:  U
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Fiesta!  Dorchester Chili Cook-Off
Sun, Mar 24, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
296 Freeport Street

Admission $20 per adult OR $30 per family / Additional children are $5 each
Support the Dorchester Day Parade
Best of Show
Best Non-Beef
Most Creative Dish
Best Decorations/Costumes/Spirit.

People's Choice award will earn the golden bean pot and bragging rights.

More Info
Call 617-265-5397 or email pattiashmont@gmail.com

Get friends, family and neighbors to attend and vote for their favorite cooks!

Sixth Annual Earth Hour and Lights Out Boston Campaigns
Sat, Mar 23, 2013

National Wildlife FederationEarth Hour and Lights Out Boston are two campaigns that work to raise awareness on the importance of climate action/energy conservation and wildlife migration.

Boston is participating in the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour Earth Hour 2013 which asks participants to extinguish all non-essential lighting for one hour on Saturday, March 23 from 8:30-9:30 p.m.

In Earth Hour 2012, Boston joined over 5,000 cities and towns worldwide.

Posted: March 21, 2013

Free Household Electronics Recycling
Sat Mar 23, 2013

Electronics Recycling 1-day Drop Off Event.  The City will collect and recycle electronic waste for free from the Public. 

Saturday March 23, 2013
West Roxbury Public Works Yard
315 Gardner St.
West Roxbury (near The Home Depot and Millennium Park).

Materials accepted:  Computers, monitors, televisions, LCD panels, printers, other computer-related eequpment, stereos, cell and other phones, power supplies and more. 

City  of Boston Flyer, click here.

Posted: March 21, 2013

Uphams Corner Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative
Wed, Mar 27, 2013

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

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

For more information, please visit our website www.fairmountindigoplanning.org or contact:

Ines Palmarin, Co-Director
617.918.4434  Ines.Palmarin.BRA@cityofboston.gov 

Jeremy Rosenberger, Co-Director 
617.918.4431  Jeremy.Rosenberger.BRA@cityofboston.gov
Boston Redevelopment Authority
One City Hall Square | Boston, MA 02201-1007

Improve Your Eco-Awareness - Rechargeable Battery Recycling
Mar 21, 2013

BatteriesSpecial for Earth Day 2013

What is your eco-awareness level when it comes to battery disposal?

The EPA says:  recycle, don't trash - for safety reasons and the presence of toxic heavy metals.

Has Massachusetts complied with EPA guidelines? A look at Household Hazardous Waste Day in Boston.

Posted: March 21, 2013

Who is the Winner:  Highways, Public Trans or Education?
Mar 20, 2013

Young Arkansas ArtistsArkansas and Wisconsin are making decisions to fund highways instead of education due in part to the highway lobby but also in response to a lack of understanding of the importance of the education infrastructure needed to grow our nation for the future.

Gov Patrick's recent proposal puts both transportation and education on the same footing, a bright light and a model for other states.

Image from a "Young Arkansas Artists" feature on
Arkansas Educational Television Network."

Posted: March 20, 2013

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