The potential and energy of Uphams Corner's landmark Strand Theatre is captured in this video produced by the Citi Performing Arts Center. They teamed up withthe City of Boston as a part of SpectrumBoston to bring the show to Dorchester in April 2009.
You have a choice! Open enrollment for health insurance through the State of Massachusetts is coming to an end this Thursday, June 25th. Make sure that you have taken advantage of this time and have made sure you will have the health insurance plan of your choice under Commonwealth Care Plans & Mass Health. If you are currently enrolled in a health insurance plan through the State of Massachusetts either it be Neighborhood Health Plan, Network Health or BMC Health Net you have the option to switch to another plan if you want to or you can stay with your current plan. Read more
A long-delayed plan to build a new community center on Dudley Street is finally getting the green-light. The Salvation Army says it will begin work right away on the what it calls â€œthe largest social service community center in the history of Massachusetts.â€ The Kroc Corps center will be built on what is now a sprawling collection of vacant lots near the Uphams Corner T stop at Clifton and Dudley streets. Read more
Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses, Inc. (FDNH) raised over $200,000 at a dinner honoring Governor Deval Patrick on June 4th at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Over 300 people enjoyed the 5th annual networking event which celebrated FDNH's on-going commitment to transforming the community of Dorchester through education. Read more
There are so many reasons why people do not have health insurance. It is not offered through my employer, it is so expensive, I don't know how to get it on my own... Are any of these really worth the penalty? It is now a law in Massachusetts for all residents to have health insurance. I am sure a lot of people got hit with the tax penalty in April if you did not have proof of health insurance for 2008. The fee that you may be forced to pay in April 2010 may be more than $1,000 depending on your situation. Why throw this money away? Read more
DotOUT is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies who live and work in Dorchester. The group hosts social events and civic activities, endorses political candidates, and supports charitable causes to improve the quality of life in Dorchester.
For more information, visit www.dotout.org.
Updated: A 45 year-old man was struck by a hit-and-run driver at the intersection of Dudley Street and Columbia Road on Tuesday night at 11 p.m. The victim, who has not been identified, is in â€œseriousâ€ condition with head trauma at Boston Medical Center, according to Boston Police.
Police are now asking for the publicâ€™s help in finding the car and its driver. The suspectâ€™s car is described as a white Honda Accord coupe.
Elaine Driscoll, a spokesperson for the Boston Police Department, said that the car would have sustained damage in the incident. Read more
Apr. 10, 2009
>Through a maze of warehouse hallways and a shadowy set of stairs lies one of Dorchester's best kept secrets: its very own orchestra hall. Though perhaps not traditional by most musical standards, Grealish Boxing Club's orchestral qualities cannot be denied. Read more