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An Open Boston City Council
Recap and analysis of the week in state government
By Jim O'Sullivan, State House News Service
WASHINGTON D.C., FEB. 19, 2010…..Think you can do better, Mr. Mayor? How’s about we try our hand at your game?
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino challenged the local meteorological community Tuesday and, because it was school vacation week and the news was slow, his remarks got blown way out of proportion, and all of a sudden people had to wonder if the mayor had hurt Kevin Lemanowicz’s feelings, or Dick Albert’s. Read more
You have a choice! Open enrollment for health insurance through the State of Massachusetts is coming to an end this Thursday, June 25th. Make sure that you have taken advantage of this time and have made sure you will have the health insurance plan of your choice under Commonwealth Care Plans & Mass Health. If you are currently enrolled in a health insurance plan through the State of Massachusetts either it be Neighborhood Health Plan, Network Health or BMC Health Net you have the option to switch to another plan if you want to or you can stay with your current plan. Read more
There are so many reasons why people do not have health insurance. It is not offered through my employer, it is so expensive, I don't know how to get it on my own... Are any of these really worth the penalty? It is now a law in Massachusetts for all residents to have health insurance. I am sure a lot of people got hit with the tax penalty in April if you did not have proof of health insurance for 2008. The fee that you may be forced to pay in April 2010 may be more than $1,000 depending on your situation. Why throw this money away? Read more
On June 4th, 2009 Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses (FDNH) will host its 5th Annual Event at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Join us for an evening of dinner and networking in celebration of FDNH's commitment to helping Dorchester residents of all ages embrace education as the means to graduate from college and positively impact our community. We are proud to announce that this year's event will honor Governor Deval Patrick. Governor Patrick embodies the values of FDNH, and shares our long-standing commitment to educational success for all. Read more
Hundreds of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender neighbors and their friends gathered at dbar last year for the inaugural Summer Solstice Tea Dance.
Don't miss the fun this year, with food, drinks, dancing, raffles, and merriment on the patio. $10 suggested donation at the door to benefit Dorchester community organizations. www.dotout.org.
ADSL Summer Baseball Tryout
Date: Saturday, May 16th
Time: 9:00 AM â€“ 12:00 PM
Place: Town Field
Any questions, please call (617) 287-1601
Virginia Eskin, piano
With Elisa Birdseye, viola
Including the works of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Fats Waller, and an exploration of James P. Johnson's "YAMEKRAW, a Negro Rhapsody". These African American musicians explored spirituals, jazz, and folk melodies in much the way that Zora sought out folk tales and lore in her role as an anthropologist. Read more
Last October, Patricia Burson made her 3rd trip to South Asia to teach drawing, artistic anatomy and world art history to young Muslim women from six Asian countries at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh, as well as to art and architecture students at BRAC, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee University and the Institute of Fine Art in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Read more
Ride with DotBike on the Shiny Green Dot Ride
Saturday April 25th
Meet at the rear (Giraffe) entrance of the Franklin Park Zoo and enjoy a relaxed family friendly tour of Dorchester parks and green spaces in celebration of Earth Week and Boston Shines.
The ride will cover between 10 and 15 miles and will stop briefly at approximately half a dozen locations where neighbors involved in maintaining green spaces will tell us about their work.
see www.dotbike.org for more info.
The Clap/Clapp Legacy by John Goff
April 19th at 2 pm
William Clapp House, 195 Boston Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
John Goff is a preservation architect who, during his
preparation of the Historic Structures Report for the
James Blake House, re-discovered the influence of
the Clap family in Dorchester and across the state.
Roger Clap was one of the first settlers in Dorchester,
arriving on the Mary and John in May of 1630,
followed in the next few years by his siblings and
cousins. Roger later became Captain of the Castle, Read more
Films at 2 pm
Ink-Stained Wretchesâ€¦Requiem for the Newspaper
Monday April 6 Absence of Malice (1981, 116 min) Paul Newman, Sally Field
Suppose you picked up this morningâ€™s newspaper and your life was a front page headlineâ€¦and everything they said was accurate, but none of it was true?
Monday April 13 The Front Page (1931, 101 min) Pat Oâ€™Brien, Adolphe Menjou Read more
DotBike has just recently turned one year old.
Weâ€™re going to launch the 2009 Biking season with a get together at the Dot2Dot cafe on Thursday April 9th from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Learn about rides and activities for the upcoming bicycling season and bring suggestions and ideas to share! Where would you like to see DotBikeâ€™s efforts directed. Do you have ideas for rides, advocacy efforts, community events.
Free food and beverages.
RSVPs are welcome to dotbikebostonbikerorg to help plan the refreshments. Info at www.dotbike.org
The Roger Clap School in Dorchester is celebrating Roger Clap's 400th Birthday. Roger was born in England on April 6,1609. He came to America aboard the Mary & John in 1630. He was a Dorchester founding father and the second commander of the fort on Castle Island. Students at the Roger Clap School have many interesting events planned including visiting Roger's grave at the King's Chapel Burial Grounds, visiting the Clap houses at the Dorchester Historical Society and writing Roger's biography.
Spring has finally sprung and Richard Oâ€™Mara, of Cedar Grove Gardens, is assembling a group of volunteers to touch up the work that was done on last yearâ€™s Park Restoration Phase 1 initiative. This is the ideal time because the leafy and prickly invaders have not gotten a head start on us.
All necessary manual and power tools will be provided. Be sure to wear long sleeves and bring work gloves if you have them. We have a few pair for those who donâ€™t. Weâ€™ll also be offering modest refreshments and lots of commaraderie. Read more
The Department of Conservation and Recreation will host the 17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Pope John Paul II Park (Gallivan Blvd entrance)on April 4th at 11am.
The event is free and will have over 10,000 hidden eggs, sponsored by Phillips Candy House on Morrissey Blvd.