In this week's Reporter:
-- Why did state Sen. Jack Hart walk out of a meeting with state transportation officials? Answer in link.
-- Anger over potential library branch closures continues to mount. The Boston Public Library trustees will vote on closure proposals tomorrow morning, along with the library system's fiscal 2011 budget. Read more
Boston Public Library (BPL) trustees will vote Friday on a plan to shut the Dorchester Lower Mills and three other branches to cut a budget hole and concentrate on the "transformation" of the library system. Read more
With the nor'easter dumping several inches of rain on the region, the level of the normally placid Neponset rose dramatically along its course on Sunday. Read more
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
DotWell, in partnership with the Boston EITC Coalition, will professionally prepare your taxes for FREE if you worked and earned less than $49,000 this year.
Free tax clinics begin Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Codman Square Tech Center, 450 Washington Street, Dorchester, and at Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, 1353 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester.
For more information, email Shauntell Foster, Fiscal Health Coordinator, or call 617-822-8171.
Dates and Times:
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
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
Despite the drizzly weather, it was last year around this time that the first Lower Mills Holiday Stroll surprised organizers by attracting over 300 people, many of whom later returned to patronize shops they had peeked in on.
Tonightâ€™s more elaborate second venture promises to attract even bigger crowds with its freebies, art displays, a book-signing for the new paperback about the Baker Chocolate Company, even free trolley service to shuttle shoppers too weary to â€œstrollâ€ across the bridge between Dorchester and Milton. Read more
Free Opportunity for Girls ages 12-18
Girlsâ€™ 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
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.
THE ROXBURY COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD(CRAB)has membership openings and is seeking individuals who live or work in Roxbury, Dorchester or Mattapan and are interested in helping to end health disparities and
expand participation in medical research.
THE ROXBURY CRAB is composed of residents who are working to improve community understanding of and responsiveness to community based and clinical research in the Community and work to advise researchers. Members also provide advocacy, education & training,outreach and disseminate information. Read more