Civic associations

Eastman/Elder Streets Neighborhood Association

Eastman/Elder Streets Neighborhood Association meets monthly on the third Thursday at 7:00 PM at the Uphams Corner Health Center at 636 Columbia Road, Dorchester (across from the fire station, NOT the main health center building). Upcoming meeting dates are July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16. Contact Joan at 617-436-5754.

Little Miss Dorchester Contest

For girls ages 7, 8, and 9. For more information regarding the Young Miss Dorchester or Little Miss Dorchester Contest, please contact Annissa George at 617-474-0797 or email

- Entertainment - Light Refreshments - Prizes -

Sat May 15 11am – 2pm
First Parish Church, 10 Parish St., Dorchester, MA

Young Dorchester Contest

For girls ages 10, 11, 12. For more information regarding the Young Miss Dorchester or Little Miss Dorchester Contest, please contact Annissa George at 617-474-0797 or email

- Entertainment - Light Refreshments - Prizes
The Contest will be Sat May 8 11am – 2pm
Pope John Paul II Academy Gym, 800 Columbia Rd.

Annissa George

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


Mayor of Dorchester Contest

The Mayor of Dorchester Contest will officially start on Feb.15th and will go to May 24th. The winner and the Mayor of Dorchester for 2010 is the one that who turns in the most funds raised. Any interested candidates should come to the February Committee Meeting on Monday Feb 22nd @ 7PM, held at the Comfort Inn located at 900 William T Morrissey Blvd. If you cannot make this meeting please feel free to call (857) 756-3675 (Open enrollment from Feb. 22nd through March 15th). ‎  Read more

Fields Corner Main Streets Seeks Board Member Nominations

You can play a part in revitalizing Fields Corner! FCMS is accepting nominations for its Board of Directors for terms beginning in July 2010. Board members are asked to commit four hours a month to Main Street efforts and projects. The board meets the first Wed. of the month at 6:30 p.m. Info/to apply: 617-474-1432.

Jullieanne Doherty

St. Mark's Area Main Street

St. Mark's Area Main Street works with businesses, residents and civic groups to revitalize our Dorchester Ave business district between Mercier Ave (Ashmont Station) and Melville Ave. Our board meets the third Thursday of the month at the SMAMS office, 1914 Dorchester Ave (in the Carruth Building at Ashmont Station, on the side facing the station). Visitors are welcome to attend. Please contact the SMAMS office to confirm meetings or for information - 617-825-3846 or

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

FDNH Raises $200K at Dinner Honoring Governor Deval Patrick

Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses, Inc. (FDNH) raised over $200,000 at a dinner honoring Governor Deval Patrick on June 4th at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Over 300 people enjoyed the 5th annual networking event which celebrated FDNH's on-going commitment to transforming the community of Dorchester through education.  Read more
Sherrie Waller


DotOUT is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies who live and work in Dorchester. The group hosts social events and civic activities, endorses political candidates, and supports charitable causes to improve the quality of life in Dorchester.

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