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Dorchester Civics 101

An alphabetical listing of civic associations and crime watches in the neighborhood. Is your group listed here? If not, send your information to

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April 2008

Andrew Square Civic Association

For info on the association, call (617) 464-2346 or 269-1487.

Annapolis Neighborhood Eye Civic

The meetings are held the last Thurs. of each month at 7 p.m., in the Community Hall of the Annapolis St. Development.

Ashmont-Adams Neighborhood Association

Meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Plasterer's union hall on Minot Street. Contact Pat O'Neill @ 617-265-5397.

Ashmont Hill Association

The annual meeting of the AHA, with the election of officers, will be held on Thurs., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., at a place TBA… Call 617-822-8178 (24-hour message line) for info on the association. Or see f

Cedar Grove Civic

The Cedar Grove Civic Association typically meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Fr. Lane Hall at St. Brendan's on Gallivan Boulevard. Those wishing to join the CGCA may send a $7 check ($14 for two voting family members, or $10 for businesses) to: Patti McMahon, 1 Jo-Anne Ter., Dor., 02124.

Clam Point Civic

The Clam Point Civic Association usually meets on the second Mon. of each month (third if second is holiday), 7 p.m., at the Daniel Boynton/Bay Cove Building (the Dor. Pottery building) on Victory Road. All are welcome.

Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association

The meetings are usually held on the first Monday of the month at the Little House on East Cottage Street… Annual dues are $5 per person. Send a check, made payable to the CSHCA, to Treasurer Nora McDonnell, 7 Buttonwood Court., 02125... For info on the CSHCA, go to

Dorchester Board of Trade

Longstanding business organization hosts monthly luncheons with guest speakers, offers opportunities to network and share resources and sponsors a variety of charitable events. Check the Board of Trade website at

Dorchester Historical Society

The three houses of the Society, the Blake House, the William Clapp House, and the Lemuel Clap House, are open to the public the second and fourth Sat. of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. Online at

Dorchester People for Peace

The group usually meets the second Mon. of each month, at the Vietnamese-American Community Center, 42 Charles St. For further info, call 617-282-3783.

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is a nonprofit community-based planning and organizing entity based in the Roxbury-Dorchester area near the Dudley triangle. Visit them online at

Freeport Adams Association

The Freeport Adams Neighborhood Association meets the second Wed. of each month, 6:30 p.m., at 268 Adams St. (the Seafood Palace Chinese Restaurant).

Friends of Ronan Park

The Friends of Ronan Park meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Bowdoin Street Health Center, 230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, 6:30 p.m. Email for more info.

Fuller-Bailey Neighborhood Association

The Bailey and Fuller St. Association meets the third Wednesday of each month, at St. Mark's VFW Post, 69 Bailey St.

Greater Bowdoin Geneva Association

For info on the association, call Davida at 617-754-0027.

Groom/Humphrey Association

For info on the association, call 617-265-0363.

Hancock St. Civic Assoc.

The Hancock St. Civic Association meet the third Thurs. of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Uphams Corner Library, first floor. Reps from Police Areas B and C, and from the state and local governments are present to discuss issues. All are welcome. The HSCA has a mailing address of 7 Whittemore Ter., 02125, a fax number of 617-436-6438, and

Jones Hill Civic

The JHCA meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at St. Mary's Women's and Children's Center, 90 Cushing Ave. For more info contact President, Matthew Strauss at 617-610-3583 or visit our website at

Lower Mills Civic Association

The group generally meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at St. Gregory's auditorium on Dorchester Ave.

McCormack Civic Association

The mailing address for the association is: 72 Roseclair St., 02125; the e-mail address: The association now has a website at

Meetinghouse Hill Civic

For info on the association, call 617-825-1973; or visit the association at:

Melville Park Association

For info on the MPA, visit the web site at:

Neponset-Prec. 10 Assoc.
now: Port Norfolk Civic Assoc.

The association voted in Dec. to change its name to the Port Norfolk Civic Assoc. The officers are Nancy A. Russell, president; Mary McCarthy, vice-president; Jo-Ann Uetz, treasurer; and Mark Delaney, secretary. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Port Norfolk Yacht Club on Walnut St… For info on the association, call the president at 617-265-5780. Fax is 617-825-0768. Email to

Pope's Hill Association

The Eexutive Board usually meets on the first Mon. of the month, 7 p.m., in the VFW Post on Neponset Ave. Now is the time to renew membership in, or to join the PHNA. Send a $7 check, made payable to the PHNA, to: PHNA Membership Sec., 4 Rowley St., Dor., 02122. Check out the PHNA website:

Ridgewood Street Neighborhood Assoication

Monthly meeting generally take place the last Monday of every month @ 6:30 p.m.. For more information call 617-474-0401.

Social Capital, Inc. Dorchester

Non-profit group helps connect other civic groups and non-profits to one another. Also sponsors a youth council. For more information, go to or call Marisa at 617-474-1422.

St. Mark's Area Civic

Dues should be sent to:SMACA, c/o Treasurer, 21 Cheverus Rd., Dorchester, MA 02124.

Tuttle/Hartland Association

The meetings of the association are usually held on the third Thurs. of the month, 7:30 p.m., at the Tuttle House, 35 Tuttle St. Call 617-818-1695.

Uphams Corner West Side

The Uphams Corner West Side Neighborhood Association meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30p.m. at the Uphams Corner Health Center on Columbia Road. Contact interim president David McKinnon at

The WOW Committee

The West of Washington Street Committee meets the first Mon. of each month at the Codman Sq. Health Center, 637 Washington St. For further info, call 617-669-4376.

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