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

Help make a more literate Boston

Kirstin Griffiths

Sign-ups for Southie Girls Softball

South Boston Girls Softball Registration

The South Boston Girls Softball organization is now accepting registrations via website,

On this page you will find registration forms, medical release form and registrants may also make payment through secure website. Indoor/outdoor practices will be held throughout April as we get ready for Opening Day on Thursday, April 29, 2010.

You may also register at PAL gym on Wednesday, April 7 from 5-6 pm. The address for the PAL gym is 535 (rear) East Broadway in South Boston. The gym is behind the courthouse.  Read more

Cedar Grove Baseball sign-ups start March 12

Registration sessions for the 2010 season of Cedar Grove Baseball begin on Friday, March 12 from 6-8 p.m. St. Brendan School and Pope John Paul II Academy's Neponset campus.
Senior League - after tryout - must be 13 by 4/30/10
Major League - after tryout - must be 10 by 4/30/10
Minor League - must be 8 by 4/30/10 - NO EXCEPTIONS
T-Ball - must be 6 by 4/30/10  Read more

All Dorchester Sports League (ADSL) Baseball Registration

ADSL 2010 Baseball Registration has begun. You may register two different ways:

1. Go to, download the registration packet on the homepage & mail completed form, payment, and copy of child's birth certificate to ADSL's post office box listed in the registration packet.

2. Come to the ADSL Office (located at 1565 Dorchester Avenue, at Town Field) on the following Saturdays: March 27th, April 3rd, April 10th, April 17th & April 24th from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM  Read more

Reading Readiness and Toddler Story Time at Adams St. Library

Reading Readiness and Toddler Story Times are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30am.

Elisa Birdseye

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


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

Dorchester Youth Council

Social Capital Inc. (SCI), an organization whose mission is to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives, needs you! Youth are a powerful force of change and we are recruiting and training teens to connect with and engage citizens through community service learning projects. We are looking for youth aged twelve to eighteen to become positive agents of change within their own community and the surrounding areas.  Read more

email:, phone: 617-740-2580
Keith Pernell

Free Girls' LEAP Self-Defense Program

Free Opportunity for Girls ages 12-18
Girls’ LEAP Self-Defense Program

Physical Self-Defense Training partnered with Reflective activities around topics of Conflict Resolution and De-escalation, setting boundaries, and other topics

Date: Mondays 10/26-12/14
Time: 6-8 pm

Girls ages 12-18

Cost?: FREE!

The program is free for participants, but we do ask that girls commit to all sessions. This program starts next week. We can take girls on the second session if necessary.

Tracey Westgate