Fields Corner

ABCD needs you to Volunteer! (Volunteer Tax Preparer Training)

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
Bindu Vedagiri

Boston Votes 2012, By the Numbers

Polls open across the city at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and close at 8 p.m., at which point results for Boston will start to trickle in on City Hall’s website (

So here’s a few numbers, provided by Mayor Thomas Menino’s press office and the city’s Election Department:

-- Thanks to the ballot questions, the ballot will be 18 inches long.  Read more

Dorchester House Guys and Gals Senior Club

The Dorchester House Guys and Gals Senior Club meets every Tuesday under the Leadership of Rosemary Gallagher for BINGO starting at 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. There is time for other activities from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon. If you don't play Bingo, bring your knitting or crochet. Come meet some great people. Sign up for a trip. The Dot Cafe in the lobby has great food or bring your own lunch. Do you like cards? Come play a game of Whist from 10:00 to 12. Drop by and check us out.

Rosemary Gallagher

Dot House taps Ramos as new president and CEO

Oct. 23, 2012

Walter J. Ramos

Walter J. Ramos, the current vice-president of operations for the Massachusetts Hospital Association, has been hired as the new president and CEO of the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center. The board of directors for Fields Corner-based health care and community center announced his selection on Tuesday and says Ramos will start at the end of November. He replaces Joel Abrams, who retired from the job after 26 years of service last August.

In a statement released by the Dorchester House today, the board called Ramos "an accomplished healthcare leader with a depth of experience working in complex healthcare organizations and a solid background in business administration, operations, and process improvement.  Read more

Residents meet on crime uptick in Fields Corner

Oct. 17, 2012

Residents Meet on Crime in Fields Corner from Chris Lovett on Vimeo.

In a meeting at the Vietnamese-American Community Center in Dorchester on Monday, neighborhood residents and community leaders ask for help with the recent increase in crime around Fields Corner. Report for BNN News by Luke Jones. Aired October 16, 2012.

No bail for teen charged with Fields Corner murder

Ernest Watkins IV, 14, was arraigned Monday on charges he stabbed a man to death outside the Fields Corner T stop Oct. 6.  Read more

Young teen charged with Fields Corner murder

The Boston Police Department reports arresting a 14-year-old - too young to have his name released - for the stabbing death of Cherby LaJoie, 39, on Oct. 6 at 11 Charles St.

Police say the teen stabbed LaJoie multiple times.


Girl Scout registration will be held every Saturday at First Parish Church in Dorchester, 10 Parish Street, Dorchester, MA 02122 from 9 to 9:30. We have openings for girls from K2 to grade 6. We meet every Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00. There has been an ongoing Girl Scout program at First Parish since 1979. Please contact Susan Brackett, or 617-533-8651 for more information.

Thank you

Susan Brackett

Feeney Brothers build new home in a familiar place

Greg and Brendan Feeney: Entrepreneurs have built a thiving utility excavation business from their base in Dorchester. Above, the brothers are shown outside their newly renovated headquarters on Clayton Street. Photo by Bill ForryGreg and Brendan Feeney: Entrepreneurs have built a thiving utility excavation business from their base in Dorchester. Above, the brothers are shown outside their newly renovated headquarters on Clayton Street. Photo by Bill Forry

Greg and Brendan Feeney don’t have to share an office on the spacious third floor of their new headquarters on Park Street. There’s plenty of room here for the owners of one of the region’s top utility contractors to spread out if they really wanted to.

But the Feeney brothers have been sharing space with good humor and great success since the day they started their own business back in 1987 from the back porch of Brendan’s three-decker home on Elmer Rd.  Read more

Triple shooting in Fields Corner leaves one dead

The Boston Police Department is investigating a triple shooting at 230 Park St. around 10 p.m., Monday, that left one victim dead.  Read more