Civic associations

Codman Square Neighborhood Council

The Codman Square Neighborhood Council meets the first Wednesday of every month from 7pm to 8:30pm in the Great Hall of the Codman Square Health Center – 6 Norfolk Street, Dorchester. For additional information please call 617 822-8194.

Dorchester Day Parade Committee - 2012 Youth Art Contest

The Dorchester Day Parade Committee is hosting its 1st annual art contest open to all
Dorchester residents in the 3rd through 6th grade or students that attend a Dorchester
school. Two (2) prizes will be awarded to the drawings that are chosen from a
panel of local judges. Please fill out the registration form below and mail it with your
Art to the committee chair. A completed registration form and Art must be
postmarked by March 16, 2012 to be considered for a prize.

1.) The student must be a Dorchester resident or attend a Dorchester school.  Read more

(617) 412-9822
Marty Hogan

Free GED/ESL Classes

The Higher Education Development and Upliftment Program is offering free GED/ESL classes on Mondays from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Christ the King Church at 50 Stoughton Street, Dorchester, MA 02125. We offer individualized, one-on-one tutoring that allows people to choose what specific skills/subjects they need help with. We start-up for 2012 on Monday, January 23rd. Questions? Call 1-980-224-3387 or visit


SouL Line Dance Classes @ the Holland Center

Beginner & Intermediate line dance classes are held weekly at the John P Holland School Community Center on Wednesdays in 8-week session durations. The next session begins 10/12 - 11/30 open to BCYF Members, contact the Holland Comm Center Staff if you are interested in attaining ADULT or SENIOR membership to attend the Soul line dance class.

We teach the basics in line dancing whether you dance SouL or Country.
Line Dance Class $40/8-week session due Oct 12 or $5 per class.  Read more
Class Instructors

Mayor's Garden Contest

If you are a Boston gardener whose hard work and dedication deserves recognition - or know one - you have until July 15 to register for Mayor Menino’s 2011 Garden Contest.

Launched 15 years ago as part of Mayor Menino’s citywide beautification initiative, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted flowers, trees, and shrubs, and, in the process, helped beautify Boston’s neighborhoods.  Read more

Mayor of Dorchester contest seeks candidates

Dorchester Day Parade Committee— 2011 Mayor of Dorchester Contest Announcement
Come One, Come All, Dorchester residents to campaign to be the next honorary Mayor of Dorchester.
The Dorchester Day Parade Committee is looking for a few good neighbors to compete for the bestowed title as the honorary Mayor of Dorchester. The winner will receive the coveted Mayor’s medallion and will be the honorary mayor for one year.
The Mayor will also walk at the front of the parade on Sunday, June 5, 2011 and will be invited to participate in all of the Dorchester Day events for 2011.  Read more

RDM Transit Needs Study Kickoff Community Meeting

Calendar Listing
For Immediate Release Media Contact?
Now- January 13, 2011

Massachusetts Department of Transportation Kicks Off
New Transit Study With a Series of Community Meetings

The public is invited to attend kick off meetings designed to develop strategies to improve the public transportation system in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan. The community meetings launch a new 15 month transit study and will convene as follows:

-Wednesday, January 12, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Mattapan Branch Library
1350 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan  Read more

Knights of Columbus Dorchester Council 107

The Knights of Columbus Dorchester Council 107 has changed the monthly meeting starting time from 8PM to 7PM. Meetings will still be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Veterans Post on Neponset Ave. For more information contact Mike Flynn at 617-620-8514.

Michael Flynn

Bowdoin-Geneva Main Streets Monthly Board Meeting

BGMS Board meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 6PM to 7PM at the BGMS Office, 200 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester

Member’s recruitment- Our invitation for new members is always open. We invite both youth and adults to be part of the coalition to assist us in carrying out our mission, vision, goals and objectives. If you would like to get involved, become a member, volunteer your services or join one of our sub-committees, please contact Sandra Kennedy, Executive Director, at 617-436-9980 or for more information.

Sandra Kennedy

Board of Trade Toy and Donor Drive for Holidays

For 19 years, the Dorchester Board of Trade [DBOT] has hosted a Holiday celebration event where members and friends contribute to worthy causes in Dorchester. We pool our resources by donating toys and making other contributions that support families that are struggling to provide for the essential needs of their households.
This year, we selected two organizations to be the 2010 DBOT Charity Award recipients  Read more