In the month of March State Rep. Carlos Henriquez of the 5th Suffolk district will hold four community meetings in his district to discuss new laws and policy, also to address the issues and concerns of his constituents. The following dates and locations are: March 2nd (Viet Aide, 42 Charles st), 16th (Grove Hall library, 41 geneva ave), 23rd (Roxbury YMCA, 285 MLK Blvd), and 30th (Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, 504 Dudley st).
The Community Peace Circle is a time and place where people who are affected by the violence in our community can come together and speak honestly about what’s going on for them. It is a simple, yet deeply meaningful process in which participants hear and affirm the truth in one another’s statements and lend support, as needed. The Peace Circle meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 6-8pm at the Bowdoin St. Health Center, 230 Bowdoin St. Dorchester, MA. Upcoming dates: Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11. Read more
ABCD needs you to Volunteer!
We are looking for special people like you to volunteer with the Financial Futures Initiative at ABCD this upcoming tax season to:
• Help our Boston residents get free tax preparation assistance
• Save thousands of dollars in tax preparation fees; and
• Make a difference in their lives.
By volunteering your time, you get to
• Learn new skills
• Make new friends; and
• Become a certified IRS tax preparer Read more
Dorchester House Multi-Service Center is offering free blood pressure screenings every Sunday from 9:30am – 12 Noon. Often called “the silent killer” because it has no symptoms, High Blood Pressure can damage your heart, arteries and other organs and can lead to heart attack, heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, and many other health problems. Anyone interested in checking their blood pressure can just drop by the Dorchester House Urgent Care Clinic, which has direct entrance from the parking lot adjacent to the health center building. Read more
Buy your fresh, local food at the Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers' Market which happens every Friday July to mid October, from 3:00 to 7:00 PM, on the Ashmont Station plaza at the corner of Dorchester Ave and Ashmont Street. The market is run by St Marks Area Main Street and sponsored by Eastern Bank. Read more
Open Thursdays from 3-6:30 beginning June 28 and continuing through the end of October.
A top priority of the market is to make fresh, high-quality healthy food available and accessible to everyone. Vendors are local farms and small-scale food businesses that provide area residents with affordably-priced fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, bread and – BRAND NEW this season – fresh-caught fish. Read more
Carney Hospital will sponsor free flu shot clinics at the following locations around Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan:
St. Peter’s Church, 309 Bowdoin St.—Sun., Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to noon.
Blessed Mother Theresa Church, 800 Columbia Rd.—Sun., Oct. 16, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
St. Brendan Church, 589 Gallivan Blvd.—Sat., Oct. 22, from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
St. Ann Church, 243 Neponset Ave.—Sat., Oct. 22, 3 to 5 p.m.
St. Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Ave.—Sun., Oct. 23, 8:30 a.m. to noon.
St. Patrick Church, 10 Magazine St., Roxbury—Sun., Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to noon. Read more
Ice Skating: Learn-To-Skate classes as well as figure and hockey skating skills for children ages 4½ and up and adults are now starting at 14 Greater Boston rink locations: Brookline Cleveland Circle & Larz Anderson, Cambridge, Hyde Park Dedham, Medford , Newton-Brighton, Quincy, Somerville, South Boston, Waltham, West Roxbury and Weymouth. Use either hockey or figure skates. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes taught by professional instructors. 43 Years Experience. Read more
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
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is pleased to offer a monthly support group for adult patients and family members who are coping with a blood cancer diagnosis. Join us on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Boston Medical Center Moakley Bldg, 3rd floor conference room, 830 Harrison Ave., Boston. Parking is available at 710 Albany St Garage. Light supper is provided. For more information or to register for this group, please call Lynne Morin at 800-688-6572 X1340.