Columbia Point

Become a Basic Literacy or ESOL Tutor

Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts invites prospective volunteers to one of our informational orientations held August 16 and September 9 from 6-8 in downtown Boston. Volunteer tutors work one-to-one with students from communities throughout the Greater Boston area, including Dorchester and Mattapan, for 2-hours per week for a minimum of 9 to 12 months at mutually convenient times in public places. LVM trains volunteers to tutor adult learners in either Basic Literacy or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).  Read more

kgriffiths@lvm.org
Kirstin Griffiths

City Council passes Menino budget by 11-2 vote

The City Council on Wednesday voted 11-2 to pass Mayor Thomas Menino’s $2.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2011. Councillors also voted unanimously to pass a home rule petition – which requires approval from the mayor, the governor and the state Legislature – to hand library trustees the power to fundraise for the cash-strapped library system.  Read more

Police say gunfire erupts in three separate incidents at Harbor Point

The Boston Police Department says it is looking for several suspects charged with firing repeated rounds at the Harbor Point development on June 25 and 27. Nobody was injured in the three incidents, but at least one bullet wound up inside somebody's apartment on Peninsula Road, according to an advisory from District C-6.  Read more

Five wanted for Bayside attack; police say one attacker videotaped the whole thing

The University of Massachusetts Police Department says it is looking for five people for a June 7 attack and robbery in the old Bayside Expo Center parking lot - which they say one of the five videotaped.  Read more

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Community Dialogues on Dorchester's Ethnic and Racial Diversity

The YWCA is hosting a moderated dialogue on Boston's racial and ethnic diversity in Dorchester, starting April 27. Register now to be part of this important conversation!
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YWCA Boston’s Community Dialogues on Boston’s ethnic and racial diversity is an ongoing project to bring people from all walks of life together to create stronger, safer and more unified neighborhoods.

How Does It Work?  Read more

dialogues@ywcaboston.org, (617) 5855423
Kathryn Henderson

Neponset Health Center's Food Pantry is Open every Tuesday!

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
www.hhsi.us

(617)282-3200

BREAKING NEWS- UMass and Bayside Expo agree on sale

UMass-Boston has completed the purchase and sales agreement in its acquisition of the Bayside Expo Center on Columbia Point, the university announced yesterday while withholding the price of the deal.  Read more

Quinn: UMass-Boston's growth is good news for city

Every fall in the early 1960s Massachusetts legislators were accustomed to being invited to our state's great university in Amherst to see the campus, watch a football game, and otherwise be lobbied by the administrators there to see the benefits of public higher education and support the University of Massachusetts. My Dorchester neighbor and colleague, George Kenneally, and I would always ask our hosts about how many students were being served and how many came from where we lived. My family didn't have money, and neither one of us had ever gone away to study at college.  Read more

Bayside manager: Shows will go on through spring

The potential sale of the Bayside Expo Center to UMass-Boston will not impact the roster of scheduled events planned for the venue in the first four months of 2010, according to the facility’s management.
In a statement issued on Monday, Bayside manager Tom Ballantine said that the venue has several shows booked through April— including the World of Wheels and a Food and Wine expo.  Read more