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Jacquelyn Mitchard at UC Library 2/4/14

Jacquelyn Mitchard New York Times Best Selling Author, Jacquelyn Mitchard will be at the Uphams Corner Branch Library on Tuesday, February 4th at 5pm.

Mitchard is best known for "The Deep end of the Ocean," which was selected as Oprah's first book pick.

She will be discussing her newest titles "What We Saw at Night," and "What We Lost in the Dark;" two books about teenagers who choose to defy the fact that they are very sick with parkour, until they see a man kill a woman, maybe?

Due to the expected audience and a special addition this event will happen upstairs in the Bird Street Gym.

Posted: January 22, 2014





Gateway to Reading - BPL Lowell Lectures
Begin 2/6/14


BPL Lowell Lecture Series Ninive CalegariThe BPL 2014 Lowell Lecture Series features acclaimed authors and experts in children's literature and begins on 2/6/14 at 6pm with Ninive Calegari, co-founder of 826 National, an influential education phenomenon that partners with schools, families and community organizations across the country.

The lecture takes place in Rabb Hall at the main BPL branch in Copley Square.

Posted: January 21, 2014




The Food Project - Summer Youth Jobs 2014

The Food ProjectThe Food Project (TFP) has announced that youth can begin applying for 2014 summer jobs.  Applications are due by March 7, 2014 and may be made through either an online or a paper process.

Going well beyond "something to do" in the summer and "a way to get some cash," The Food Project employment teaches youth about cultivating the land, networking with organizations that help others and following pathways in support of TFP principles including sustainability.

Posted: January 25, 2014




Bank of America - Uphams Corner Branch to Close 3/21/14

BOA to Close In a customer letter dated 12/6/2013, Bank of American announced that the Uphams Corner branch would close Friday, March 21, 2014. 

The letter reflects a coup-d'etat attitude toward Uphams Corner with no consultation - no warning - in advance.

It is incumbent on members of this community to rally, to speak up, to call upon every mechanism to stop the "rollover" and convert it into a change that is meaningful for the community.

Posted: December 13, 2013




Fairmount Initiative - Uphams Corner Open House - Rescheduled for February

Fairmount Initiative UC Open House 1/22/14As the Uphams Corner Fairmount Initiative draws to a close, the BRA has scheduled an important Open House for February 2014, date to be announced,  at the Kroc Center from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, light refreshments served.

The BRA will present the recommendations that have come out of the more than one year of meetings covering economic development, jobs, quality of life and all other issues that affect the lives of those who live in, visit and work in Uphams Corner.

Please plan to come with lots of ideas to build on what has been developed by the consultant and advisory teams.

Posted: January 26,, 2014




  Lost Wallet Goes Home for Christmas

Maureen WilliamsThe amazing story of how a lost wallet goes home for Christmas with its contents in tact.  A teenager loses a wallet with $160 inside while an Uphams corner resident finds a wallet with $160 inside. 

The "finder" looks for the wallet's owner to no avail until just before Christmas when she finds one more number to call.  What a wonderful Christmas for everyone!

Posted: December 23, 2013



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"Food for Thought" - Food Justice Workshop

Th Food ProjectThe Food Project is offering "Food for Thought," a popular and informative workshop.

Saturday
February 8, 2014
10:30 - 12 noon
Dudley Greenhouse. 

Taught by young leaders of the community, this workshop will leave you thinking about the importance of food, food production as it ought to be and food justice in a totally different way. 

If you have not had a chance to learn about food justice, this is your opportunity.  If you have, the workshop is still worth attending to get to know the youth who are seeking to change the world one leaf of lettuce at a time.

Posted: February 6, 2014












Prior Issue #89


Casey Overpass - Asking Mayor Walsh to Reassess

Casey Overpass

Letter to the Editor by Larry Fabian
- an appeal to the new Mayor Walsh administration. 

Construction is imminent for starting on a controversial MassDOT at-grade plan for the Casey Overpass which even Mayor Walsh, while a State Rep, had called for a moratorium about. 

A city-coalition has formed to  defeat "MassDOT's naive at-grade scheme that looked so good to elitist groups."  Mr. Fabian is appealing to Mayor Walsh to conduct an honest analysis of the Casey Overpass issue before it is too late.

Posted: January 26, 2014




UP Market Debrief and 2014 Planning

Uphams Corner UP MarketThe concept of a Soho-like market for Uphams Corner, dubbed UP Market, has evolved out of the Uphams Corner Art Place grant provided by the Boston Foundation.

The final 2013 UP Market event took place at the Strand Theatre during the José Matteo presentation of The Nutcracker, the weekend of Dec 22.

A followup meeting has been scheduled for January 30, 2014to debrief and to plan for future events – UCMS office. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Posted: January 25, 2014




Harry Potter Hacking Email in Uphams Corner?

Harry Potter hacking email in Uphams Corner Uphams Corner News received an email from what appears to be a hacked email address that makes reference to Harry Potter characters in its coding. 

This article details how the questionable IP address in the link was investigated.  Research led from Nobis Technology Group (ISP) in Phoenix, AZ to the same company name located in Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

A guide on how you can carry out your own investigation.

Posted: January 24, 2014


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Poem, "Songs of Life," Dedicated to
Kroc Fitness Center


Workout equipment'Songs of Life'  is a poem dedicated to the Kroc Center's Fitness Center.

The poem was written based on a methodology suggested by the prolific poet and Pulitzer Prize winner, Stephen Dunn and seeks to capture the essence of the people, equipment and what it is like to work out there.

The poem's structure is designed to imitate the sense of endless repetition.  Breaking stride, "Songs of Life" closes with a delightful surprise.

Posted: January 26, 2014



Boston Globe GRANT Program Can Help Parks & Recreation

Boston Globe's GRANT InitiativeCommissioner Andrea Pollack is appealing to the residents of the City of Boston to provide support to Parks and Recreation as part of the Boston Globe's GRANT program. 

By vote of Globe subscribers, the GRANT program will provide free advertising and lead to additional suppport for the Parks and Recreation non-profit which supports existing parks and which helps establish more.

Posted: January 25, 2014




"Songs of Life," Dedicated to Kroc's Fitness Center
Globe's GRANT Program Can Help Parks & Recreation

UP Market Debrief and 2014 Planning
Summer Youth Jobs 2014 atThe Food Project
Harry Potter Hacking Email in Uphams Corner?
Jacqueline Mitchard at UC Library 2/4/14
BPL Lowell Lecture Series 2/6/14

Alpha Course Offered at Christ the King
Stop & Shop - Tale of Two Receipts
Boston Public Library Celebrating the New Year
Lost Wallet Goes Home for Christmas
Boston NAACP to Issue Civil Rights Report Card on Councilors

Events

UP Market Debrief
1/30/14
6 PM
UC Library - Jacquelyn Mitchard
2/4/14
5 PM
BPL Lowell Lecture
2/6/14
6 PM



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Casey Overpass - Asking Mayor Walsh to Reassess

Casey Overpass

Letter to the Editor by Larry Fabian
- an appeal to the new Mayor Walsh administration. 

Construction is imminent for starting on a controversial MassDOT at-grade plan for the Casey Overpass which even Mayor Walsh, while a State Rep, had called for a moratorium about. 

A city-coalition has formed to  defeat "MassDOT's naive at-grade scheme that looked so good to elitist groups."  Mr. Fabian is appealing to Mayor Walsh to conduct an honest analysis of the Casey Overpass issue before it is too late.

Posted: January 26, 2014





Poem, "Songs of Life," Dedicated to Kroc Fitness Center

Workout equipment'Songs of Life'  is a poem dedicated to the Kroc Center's Fitness Center.

The poem was written based on a methodology suggested by the prolific poet and Pulitzer Prize winner, Stephen Dunn and seeks to capture the essence of the people, equipment and what it is like to work out there.

The poem's structure is designed to imitate the sense of endless repetition.  Breaking stride, "Songs of Life" closes in a delightful surprise.

Posted: January 26, 2014




Boston Globe GRANT Program Can Help Parks & Recreation

Boston Globe GRANT programCommissioner Andrea Pollack is appealing to the residents of the City of Boston to provide support to Parks and Recreation as part of the Boston Globe's GRANT program. 

By vote of Globe subscribers, the GRANT program will provide free advertising and lead to additional suppport for the Parks and Recreation non-profit which supports existing parks and which helps establish more.

Posted: January 25, 2014



UP Market Debrief and 2014 Planning

Uphams Corner UP MarketThe concept of a Soho-like market for Uphams Corner, dubbed UP Market, has evolved out of the Uphams Corner Art Place grant provided by the Boston Foundation.

The final 2013 UP Market event took place at the Strand Theatre during the José Matteo presentation of The Nutcracker, the weekend of Dec 22.

A followup meeting has been scheduled for January 30, 2014 to debrief and to plan for future events – UCMS office. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Posted: January 25, 2014




Summer Youth Jobs 2014 at The Food Project

The Food ProjectThe Food Project (TFP) has announced that youth can begin applying for 2014 summer jobs.  Applications are due by March 7, 2014 and may be made through either an online or a paper process.

Going well beyond "something to do" in the summer and "a way to get some cash," The Food Project employment teaches youth about cultivating the land, networking with organizations that help others and following pathways in support of TFP principles including sustainability.

Posted: January 25, 2014




Harry Potter Hacking Email in Uphams Corner?

Harry Potter Hacking Email in Uphams Corner Uphams Corner News received an email from what appears to be a hacked email address that makes reference to Harry Potter characters in its coding. 

This article details how the questionable IP address in the link was investigated.  Research led from Nobis Technology Group (ISP) in Phoenix, AZ to the same company name located in Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

A guide on how you can carry out your own investigation.

Posted: January 24, 2014




Jacquelyn Mitchard at UC Library 2/4/14

Jacquelyn Mitchard New York Times Best Selling Author, Jacquelyn Mitchard will be at the Uphams Corner Branch Library on Tuesday, February 4th at 5pm.

Mitchard is best known for "The Deep end of the Ocean," which was selected as Oprah's first book pick.

She will be discussing her newest titles "What We Saw at Night," and "What We Lost in the Dark;" two books about teenagers who choose to defy the fact that they are very sick with parkour, until they see a man kill a woman, maybe?

Due to the expected audience and a special addition this event will happen upstairs in the Bird Street Gym.

Posted: January 22, 2014




Gateway to Reading - BPL Lowell Lectures Begin 2/6/14

BPL Lowell Lecture SEries Ninive CalegariThe BPL 2014 Lowell Lecture Series features acclaimed authors and experts in children's literature and begins on 2/6/14 with Ninive Calegari, co-founder of 826 National, an influential education phenomenon that partners with schools, families and community organizations across the country.

Lectures take place in Rabb Hall at the main BPL branch in Copley Square.

Posted: January 21, 2014




Happy New Year from Friends of the UC Library!!!

From Josette Teneus:

I hope everyone is doing well. This is a reminder that our next Uphams Corner Branch Library meeting will be :

Saturday, January 11, 2014 9:30am
In the "round room" off of the children's section.

We look forward to seeing all of you there!

Posted: January 3, 2014





Alpha Course Offered at Christ the King
Christ the King Dorchester
Christ the King Dorchester offers the Alpha Course twice each year - Spring and Fall.  Designed to teach the basics of the Christian faith, the course began small in the late 1970's but has since taken on a life of its own. 

As of 2008, the course was offered more than 33,000 times in over 150 countries by a wide variety of Christian denominations from Anglican to Baptist, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and many others between.  The Christ the King setting offers learning in a caring Christian community setting.

Posted: January 1, 2014




Stop & Shop - Tale of Two Receipts

Stop & SHopOne shopper's tale of two receipts - the before and the after, the receipt you couldn't read unless you already knew what you had purchased and its cousin - the crisply printed and completely legible one.

It's also the story of a high volume retailer that apparently doesn't think the customer needs a receipt that can be read and what to do about it (if you have the time and patience to persevere).

Posted: December 31, 2013




Boston Public LibraryBoston Public Library Celebrating
the New Year


The Boston Public Library offers many free opportunities for learners of all ages to discover, read and experience something new all the time but especially in the new year of 2014.  So the BPL staff have put together a list of ten free things to try out at the library in 2014. Discover, read, and experience something new by taking advantage of these free opportunities.

Anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Massachusetts can have a Boston Public Library (BPL) card because the BPL serves as Library for the Commonwealth and is free to all.

Posted: December 28, 2013




Lost Wallet Goes Home for Christmas

Wallet Goes HomeThe amazing story of how a lost wallet goes home for Christmas with its contents in tact.  A teenager loses a wallet with $160 inside while an Uphams Corner resident finds a wallet with $160 inside. 

The "finder" looks for the wallet's owner to no avail until just before Christmas when she finds one more number to call.  What a wonderful Christmas for everyone!

Posted: December 23, 2013




Boston NAACP to Issue Civil Rights Report Card on Councilors
Boston NAACP
The Boston NAACP will begin issuing an annual Civil Rights Legislative Report Card, aimed initially at the Boston City Council.

The Report Card will assess the voting records of the members and offer a grade from A to F.  It is designed to provide NAACP members and supporters with insight into the general voting patterns and activities of their district and at-large Boston City Councilors over the course of the year.

The NAACP anticipates an October 2014 release of the first annual report card.

Posted: December 23, 2013









Drama & Dance - Jose Mateo Nutcracker is Splendiferous

Jose Mateo Ballet TheatreJose Mateo Ballet Theater's version of The Nutcracker is characterized by what the dance group calls 'simplicity and dynamism.' 

Their interpretation of this classic holiday piece (now 26 years for JMBT) is magical, sensual and satisfying, providing a focus both on drama – the story – and the dance that brings it to life.

Perfect for families, everyone can find a dancer or a chacter that is funny, uplifting, beautiful and breathtaking.In Dorchester's Strand Theatre Dec 20-22, 2013. 

Posted: December 19, 2013




Fairmount Initiative - Uphams Corner Open House 1/22/14

Fairmount Initiative UC Open House 1/22/14As the Uphams Corner Fairmount Initiative draws to a close, the BRA has scheduled an important Open House for Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at the Kroc Center from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, light refreshments served.

The BRA will present the recommendations that have come out of the more than one year of meetings covering economic development, jobs, quality of life and all other issues that affect the lives of those who live in, visit and work in Uphams Corner.

Please plan to come with lots of ideas to build on what has been developed by the consultant and advisory teams.

Posted: December 18, 2013




Uphams Corner Street Festival Debriefing

UC Street Festival AnnouncementThe Uphams Corner Street Festival took place on August 17, 2013.  The Planning Committee review followed on 9/9/13. 

They noted that when the planning began in early 2013, the event objectives were the same as those of 2012.  By early summer, focus had changed to arts vendors, information tables and a performance area.

Event attendance was moderate.  Vendor sales were mixed - some sold product; others sold close to nothing.  Everyone agreed this event was the first step of introducing the Uphams Corner community to the concept of an Open Air Market.

Posted: December 18, 2013




BPL:  Free Tours - Art and Architecture

Free Tours McKim Building BPLFree Art and Architecture Tours Offered at Boston Public Library.  The Boston Public Library welcomes visitors to explore the treasures inside its McKim Building at the Central Library in Copley Square this holiday season. 

Embark upon a free art and architecture tour detailing the library's rich history. The free tours last about an hour and are led by volunteer guides. No appointment is necessary for groups smaller than eight people.

An afternoon of tours, every 15 minutes, will be offered on First Night, December 31, 2013.

Posted: December 17, 2013





Santa Claus Hat"Christmas Ode to Santa and Mayor Menino"

This is the poetic story of how Santa helps the Mayor get enough toys for the City's "Needy Children Christmas Gifts" program and is also a fun-loving tribute to our outgoing Mayor Thomas M. Menino.  Enjoy! 

Posted: December 16, 2013




NStar Gives Pilgrim Church an Early Christmas Eve 12/15/13

Sandy Hook Elementary candles burnOn Sunday, December 15, 2013, a power outage brought cold temperatures to many Dorchester households for approximately 12 hours.

To Pilgrim Church, holding its morning service without electricity, it brought the look of an early Christmas Eve candlelight service and visual memories of the sadness of Sandy Hook, almost exactly one year ago.

Posted: December 16, 2013




Bank of America - Uphams Corner Branch to Close 3/21/14

BOA to Close In a customer letter dated 12/6/2013, Bank of American announced that the Uphams Corner branch would close Friday, March 21, 2014. 

The letter reflects a coup-d'etat attitude toward Uphams Corner with no consultation - no warning - in advance.

It is incumbent on members of this community to rally, to speak up, to call upon every mechanism to stop the "rollover" and convert it into a change that is meaningful for the community.

Posted: December 13, 2013




Mayor-elect Walsh: Open Town Meeting On Policy Issues 12/14/13

Walsh Town Meeting PlannedAn all-day open town meeting with issue-specific breakout groups has been announced by the Walsh Transition Committee to supplement the Transition Committee’s Issues Working Groups public hearings.

The event will give all Boston residents the opportunity to share their ideas with the leaders of the Transition Committee Issues Working Groups about how they would improve the City of Boston.

The ideas generated will be collected and may be integrated into a final presentation that each working group will share with Mayor-Elect Walsh at the end of January 2014.

Posted: December 11, 2013







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