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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: keith.pernell@dotwell.org, 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."

UPDATE AND ADDENDUM:
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.

www.girlsleap.org

617-787-2112, tracey@girlsleap.org
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: horizon@umb.edu 617-442-4400 highfort@juno.com

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

DORCHESTER HOUSE MULTI-SERVICE CENTER
1353 Dorchester Avenue
5:00 to 7:00 pm
THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS
For more information or to register for the program, contact Helio Brandao at (617) 740- 2388 or email helio.brandao@dotwell.org

(617) 740- 2388 or email helio.brandao@dotwell.org
Helio Brandao at

Tutor For Project D.E.E.P. This Year!

Project D.E.E.P. (Dorchester Educational Enrichment Program) is seeking a few good tutors from the local community.

The commitment is one ninety (90) minute time period per week to work with one child. This period can be anytime from 3:00 - 8:00pm on any day Monday through Thursday.

There are three locations in Dorchester, and we are seeking tutors for all of them.  Read more

anthony@projectdeep.org
Assistant Director Anthony Crowe

Project D.E.E.P. Tutoring Programs Registration!

Our registration event is being held on Saturday September 12, 2009.

If you have questions or concerns about the event, our policies, cost, or eligibility, please email anthony@projectdeep.org or call our office and speak to any of our staff at (617) 635-5027.

If you cannot attend, or if you decide to enroll after our event, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can do our best to enroll your child in our programs. Seats are competitive and highly sought after, but we will do everything we can to find a spot for any students who want to enroll.  Read more

anthony@projectdeep.org
Assistant Director Anthony Crowe

Bids out on Dot. Ave, revamp

Long-awaited and longer-needed improvements to Dorchester Avenue will begin as early as this fall, thanks to the federal government’s plan to stimulate infrastructure projects across the nation. The $16.47 million road project will be funded in total by the Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act championed by President Barack Obama and passed by Congress earlier this year.  Read more

Man arrested for January murder of 16 year-old

A 20 year-old from Dorchester has been arrested for the broad-daylight murder of a 16 year-old last January, Boston Police announced this afternoon. In a statement, the BPD says that Marques Kersey has been identified as the "person responsible" for the shooting of 16 year-old Torey Evans on January 16, 2009. Kersey is currently being held at the Dedham House of Correction on an un-related charge. Evans was shot to death outside of 2092 Dorchester Ave. at approximately 3:30 p.m.  Read more