Good Food Market at Gallivan

Every Wednesday, 4pm to 6pm, from July 13 through October 26 on the outdoor basketball court located on Standard Avenue in the Gallivan Housing Community. For $5, fill up a grocery bag with all the vegetables and fruits you want. Fresh, local produce is provided by Brookwood Farms, located in Milton, MA, in partnership with the Gallivan Task Force and the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition. Produce bags are half off ($2.50) when you use your EBT/SNAP/ Food Stamp card. For questions or more information please contact the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition at 617-696-2900.

Mattapan Farmers Market

Every Saturday, 10am to 1pm, from July 9 through October 15 in the parking lot of The Church of the Holy Spirit, located at 525 River Street near Mattapan Station. Fresh, local produce is provided by City Natives in partnership with The Trustees of the Reservation in Canton, MA. We accept EBT/SNAP/Food Stamps cards, WIC Coupons and Senior Vouchers. For questions or more information please contact the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition at 617-696-2900.

First Parish Church Building Restoration Benefit Gala

First Parish Church in Dorchester will host its fifth annual Building Restoration Benefit Gala on Saturday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at the Parish Hall, 10 Parish St., Meetinghouse Hill. Tina Chery, founder of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute will be the guest speaker. Dinner will be served. RSVP by April 30. Tickets $75 per person call 617-436-0527 or see Donate auction items by contacting Doug Shaheen at 617-282-2080 or


In praise to God in Christ and in His and our Mother, Blessed Mary; St Angela Parish is hosting monthly ‘Marian Praises and Prayers’ (‘Les Louanges Mariales’) in French and Latin on the first Sunday of every month at 7 PM in the main church at 1548 Blue Hill Avenue (Route 28), Mattapan, MA 02126. St. Angela’s Music Director Jean-Louis Daniel and St. Angela’s Choir will perform. The Marian Praises and Prayers service includes Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration and Benediction.  Read more


Dorchester YMCA Fall Programs

It's time to get healthy. Visit the Dorchester YMCA for special membership offers as well as programs for families and youth. Visit us on the web at Call 617.436.7750, or just come visit the branch at 776 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124. Free parking, directly on bus Rt #26 and a short walk from the Ashmont T.

Dorchester YMCA

St. Brendan's 3rd Annual Holiday Festival

St. Brendan's 3rd Annual Holiday Festival Saturday, November 20th 11am-4pm. Looking for vendors to sell their products. $50 per 8 ft table. Please contact Christine Bailey, Chairperson at /617-825-6638 or Kelly Fullam, Co-Chair at for application or more information. Tables will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Neponset Health Center's Food Pantry is Open every Tuesday!

The Neponset Health Center's food pantry is open every Tuesday from 9 am-11 am. New clients only need to bring with them a valid I.D. and proof of some sort of state assistance (i.e MassHealth, SDI, DTA, Housing, etc). The Neponset Health Center Food Pantry is located in the health center on the first floor near the back parking lot. If you have any questions please call the Neponset Health Center at (617)282-3200.

398 Neponset Health Center
Dorchester, MA 02122


Registration for Boston Public Schools

Boston Public Schools registration for first round begins
January 4 -February 5, 2010 for kindergarten, grade 6, and grade 9. February 10 - March 26, 2010 is for all other grades.

Boston Public Schools
East Zone Family Resource Center
1216 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Ma 02125

Valerie Amis, East Zone Family Resource Center

Dorchester Council 107 - Knights of Columbus

Dorchester Council 107 - Knights of Columbus meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Veterans Post on Neponset Ave beginning at 8pm. For more information contact Michael Flynn @ 617-620-8514.

Michael Flynn

Free Basic Sign Language class

Sign language class offered to all free of charge at the Pilgrim Church, 540 Columbia Road Dorchester. Begins Sunday afternoons 1pm to 2pm, October 11th and continues for ten weeks. E-mail pilgrim church or call 282-0456

617-282-0456 or pilgrim