Dorchester Ave.

Tuesday Talks

Tuesday Talks is a group for family members who have lost a loved one to homicide hosted by the Louis D Brown Peace Institute. It is a safe place to be yourself and surround yourself with others who understand what you are going for. It is an opportunity to connect with others in your community. Join us ever Tuesday 6-8pm. Transform your pain and anger into power and action.

Feb 2nd - Self-Care, ANGER...Healthy solutions for dealing with our Anger!
Feb 9th - Self-Care, Journaling...Ways to get out feelings out, even if it is just for us to read!  Read more

Erika Vargas and Amy Staley

Have Your Taxes Professionally Prepared for Free at DotWell

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:
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617-822-8171 ,
Shauntell Foster

Win your Pot of Gold!

Please join us for the 35th anniversary of the Murphy School and our 2nd Annual R.J. Murphy School Fundraiser.

Grand Prize....Trip for 4 to Ireland
Includes airfare for 4, one-week rental of home in Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland and choice of a round of golf for 4 at the Old Head Golf Links in Kinsale or $500 in cash

2nd Prize......$500

3rd Prize...Celtics Tickets

March 26, 2010
IBEW Hall- 256 Freeport Street, Dorchester
7pm to 11pm~Drawing at 10pm
Donation $20
Winner need not be present to win
Ticket stub good for one admittance  Read more

617-287-1260 or 617-282-5461
Kathleen Dalton-Zammito OR Kerry Higgins

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

Police investigating Molotov cocktail thrown into Dorchester District Court

Somebody apparently tried to set Dorchester District Court on fire around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to Boston Police.  Read more

(UPDATED) Vietnamese interpreter booted after allegedly promoting Flaherty

A Vietnamese-interpreting poll worker at the Kit Clark Apartments was removed from the polling location this morning after the person was accused of encouraging voters to pull the lever for City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty. A Menino supporter, who saw the incident but declined to identify himself to the Reporter, was at the scene and said the poll worker, upon being ejected, tossed his "inspector" badge at him before leaving. The Menino supporter then showed the Reporter the badge. A Menino campaign spokesman said that since the worker, who had been at the Catherine Clark Apartments at 915 Dorchester Ave., had been removed by city elections officials, there was no need for a legal challenge. The apartments serve as a polling place for Ward 13’s Precincts 7 and 8. A Flaherty campaign official dismissed any connection between the worker and their campaign, saying in reference to the Menino campaign, "If anybody’s doing anything out there, it’s them."

Originally we had heard from a Menino campaign attorney that the person was a "she." The Menino supporter who was at the scene of the incident says it was in fact a "he," actually. We're following the lead of the Herald and withholding the name until we do some more follow-up.

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

Roxbury Community Research Advisory Board

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

Marjorie Hicks
E-mail: 617-442-4400

Asthma Swim Program

Fun FREE 12-week Wellness Program for Children with Asthma ages 8-12
Program Includes: Asthma & health education, peak flow measurements, swim lessons, interactive activities and snack

1353 Dorchester Avenue
5:00 to 7:00 pm
For more information or to register for the program, contact Helio Brandao at (617) 740- 2388 or email

(617) 740- 2388 or email
Helio Brandao at