Starting Friday July 10th Neponset Health Center will be hosting a health insurance table hosted by a Neighborhood Health Plan representative. Neighborhood Health Plan will be in the lobby of the Neponset Health Center every other Friday from 9am-2pm with information on the health insurance plans that are available to everyone. The Neighborhood Health Plan rep. will be able to answer any questions that you may have about their plans and will help find out which plan will work best for you. They will also have FREE giveaways for people who come in for information. Read more
A 3.5 year-old German Shorthaired Pointer named "Emma" who went missing after escaping from its dog sitters on Wednesday (July 8) from Victory Rd. park was found near Franklin Park on Saturday morning.
The pooch had last been seen heading north on Mill St. away from CVS on Morrissey Blvd around noon on Wednesday. Described as friendly, Emma has a chocolate colored head and body with white ticking.
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A union representing Boston firefighters condemned Mayor Menino and the fire department today during a press conference held at a Neponset Avenue firehouseâ€” Engine 20â€”one of three firehouses across the city that have been shut down for the day by the department. Read more
Watch a movie under the stars every Tuesday and Thursday night at two parks on the Neponset. Bring a blanket, chair and popcorn for a family movie that begins at sunset. Visit www.bostonnatural.org to find out what's playing.
Showing Tuesdays at sunset from July 7 - August 25 at the Martini Shell, Truman Pkwy, Hyde Park.
Showing Thursdays at sunset from July 9 - August 27 at Pope John Paul II Park, Gallivan Blvd. Dorchester.
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
Months of community meetings and planning have created consensus on a new plan that would tear down one dam and lower and build a fish ramp over anotherâ€”the Baker Dam at Lower Millsâ€”restoring an ecology that has been absent in the Neponset for hundreds of years. Read more
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.
For more information, visit www.dotout.org.