|Dogdom - Human Donates Bones - Upham's Corner - Great Place to Live|
Proof that Upham's Corner is a great place to live. Two "grown
puppies" who frequently walk their "human" through the streets of
Upham's Corner tell a story about another human who donated 15# bones
"to our Mum" with no leashes attached.
Woof! Woof! Upham's Corner - a Truly Great Place to Live
Note: Of all the "important" articles about neighborhood issues,
crime, politics, etc, this article received more page views than any
other. Looks like humor prevails.
|Buttonwood Street Abutters & ATS Equipment|
February 22, 2011
Buttonwood Street Abutters, ATS Equipment & NStar - NStar signed a
lease with ATS Equipment to allow them to store their equipment on
NStar that includes a transformer. ATS was supposed to work out
any issues in advance with the abutters. They didi not. The
abutters want NStar to terminate the lease.
|Cristo Rey Boston offers new approach to college readiness
May 3, 2011
The Cristo Rey Boston High School uses a highly successful model
ensuring college readiness. Students follow a rigorous academic program
yet are encouraged to participate in extra curricular activities - from
the arts to athletics. Students also contribute to the cost of their
education (more than $10,000 per year) by participating in the school's
work-study program. In both 2011 and 2010, 100% of their graduating
class was accepted to four-year colleges.
|Aaron Justin Wornum, In Memoriam
July 14, 2011
Aaron Wornum's life was taken from him on June 26, 2011 at the age of
25. He was shot multiple times on Sumner Street in
Dorchester. Reflections on the words of his friend, my son.
"Do you remember the kid, Aaron, who used to come to our house?
always polite and well dressed?" My son, Damian, had come to
was offering me advice about the continuing violence in Upham's
Corner. "Mom, get out!" and he added: "Aaron was murdered
Aaron was the second of Damian's friends, murdered in the last
"It's always about women or money," he said. My heart stopped.
|Upham's Corner Youth Writes Legislation
April 26, 2011
Little did this Upham's Corner youth realize the path she had
chosen. Alexandra Knowles completed her high school project and
went on to write important 'fringe banking' legislation which will soon
be up for vote in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Disturbed by the
cost of check cashing and its impact in the poorer urban communities,
Alex researched what other states are doing and formulated a good law
Follow-up article: Check cashing legislation changes significantly
|Letter to Paul Roiff
January 28, 2011
Letter to Paul Roiff, Boston Developer and Financier. Letting him
know how great we think he is and what wonderful things he has done for
Follow-up letter to Paul Feb 28, 2011
||Dorchester Day Parade
June 5, 2011
The Dorchester Day Parade committee schedules events months in advance
of the June parade to help raise money for the parade and this starts
with the annual meatloaf dinner, the chili cookoff and other events.
||Boston Youth Fund - How our Youth get Summer Jobs
March 13, 2011
Boston Youth Fund - How our Youth Get Summer Jobs - BYF is one of three
organizations under the Mayor's summer jobs programs but also the
biggest. Working exclusively with non-profits, the match city
funding to the participating organizations to create meaningful youth
jobs for six weeks in the summer.
|Salvation Army Massachusetts Division Names New Leaders
June 12, 2011
Major William Bode's tenure as Divisional Commander of the
Massachusetts Division of the Salvation Army includes accomplishment
and controversy. For Upham's Corner his crowning accomplishment, The
Kroc Center, is what he leaves to us. We follow the lives of
three Salvation Army Major husband and wife teams - the Reel's, the
Bode's and the Kelly's. We bid the Bode's farewell and we welcome
the Kelly's to Boston.
More articles about the Kroc Center
| Violence in the Cape Verdean Community
April 21, 2011
The Cape Verdean Community turned out in
large numbers (268) to the 4th Henriquez Commitment to Community
meeting on April 21, 2011. Violence in the community and
the potential loss of the Cape Verde Adult Daycare facility were the
passionate topics of the night.
More Henriquez Commitment to Community Meetings
|Dining on Main Street (Four Corners Main Street)
June 18, 2011
The 2011 Dining on Main Street sponsored by Four Corners Main Street
included five restaurants on Washington St in Dorchester or very close
by. Free samples hallmarking the restaurants' scope of cuisine
included jerk chicken, chicken livers, peas and rice, fried chicken,
collards, fried fish and fries.
Related: Cafe Four Corners - August 19, 2011
|"Closing the Mason Pool - Disingenuous Politics"|
June 25, 2011
Closing the Mason Pool- Disingenuous Politics - So remarked Rep.
Collins at a meeting regarding closing the Mason Pool. "As the
ONLY recreational facility available to the Mason School, it is
essential to the health of the students." So say many parents.
Mason Pool is not the only pool associated with a school. They
are quite common, so what is the City of Boston up to?
|Wild mulberry trees in Upham's Corner
July 4, 2011
As small as they are, mulberries attract attention when they begin to
ripen and drop to the ground. You can hardly pass by without looking
up. Popular with the birds, the mulberry tree brings music to the urban
environment as the birds stop by regularly to eat tiny morsels from the
|Best Garden in Upham's Corner - 2011
July 23, 2011
Trees Gardens in Upham's Corner: The Best Garden in Upham's
Corner for 2011 went to Alex Galan at 51 Sumner St. He also took 2nd
place in the Mayor's contest for small gardens. An avid gardener since
his youth, he is focusing this year on tropical plants, color, shape
Related article: Trees & Gardens - An Upham's Corner Photo Tour
|Zachary Cohen talks about Upham's Corner Main Street
May 25, 2011
Zachary Cohen, Executive Director, Upham's Corner Main Street is
leaving the organization he has served for the last four years, leaving
it in much better condition than it was back in 2007. He talks about
the challenges, accomplishments and the future of UCMS.
|Opposition to liquor license for Liriano Market
February 24, 2011
Liriano Market - Opposition to Liquor License by Neighborhood - The
Moreland Street residents are seeking support from Grove Hall residents
to support a denial of Liriano's request for a liquor license.
|Peace Garden for the Winthrop
April 19, 2011
As part of the beautification project held at the Winthrop School on
Global Youth Services Day (4/16/11), City Year and other volunteers
created the Louis D Brown Peace Garden.
|Friends of the Upham's Corner Library|
January 28, 2011
This article was written by "The Friends." Originally founded in 2000,
the Friends of the Upham's Corner Library reactivated under the
possible closure of the library. In 2009 towards the end of
public meetings about the library budget
crisis, a group of people approached the Upham's Corner branch
librarian, Georgia Titonis. "What can we do to help keep the
Corner branch open?" There is a silver lining in this cloud and it's
called Friends of the Upham's Corner Library.
|Vinfen Group House - Maybe we should notify DSS
September 20, 2010
The Vinfen Group House at 25 Virinia St in Upham's Corner is a
residential setting for mentally-disabled people referred there by the
Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. Neighbors have complained
about noise, trash, panhandling and alcoholism. Do those
sound like good neighbors to you?
|Getting Help - Official Boundaries Separating Districts B2 & C11 in Upham's Corner
December 15, 2010
Getting Help - Two Boston Police Department Districts cover Upham's
Corner - B2 and C11. The boundaries are not clear. We asked
the Police Department for an official Statement.