Codman Square

Two fires displace 16

Deering Road fire

Ladder 29 extended to the roof at 44 Deering Rd. Photo by BFD.

A two-alarm fire on Deering Road in Mattapan and a smaller fire on Talbot Avenue in Dorchester Tuesday night and early Wednesday displaced 14 people, according to the Boston Fire Department.

Firefighters responded around 9:10 p.m. to 44 Deering Rd., where a fire that started on the second floor spread to the walls and ceiling on the third floor.

The department says there were no injuries from what turned into a two-alarm fire. Damage was estimated at $300,000. The cause remains under investigation.  Read more

Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Troop

This is a Daisy/Brownie Girl Scout Troop open to girls K2-Grade 3. Meetings are Fridays, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the First Parish Church in Dorchester. We will be doing lots of fun things, having great adventures. We will be working on the new Journey Programs. For information, check out the GSUSA website Journeys.

Registration will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.
Registration fee is $25.00 per girl from date of registration until October 1st. Financial aid is available.

Any questions please feel free to contact me at 617-533-8651 or mathergirl65@gmail.com

Susan Brackett
617-533-8651

Free tax clinics in Codman Square

Spearheaded by the Mayor's Office, in collaboration with non-profit, corporate and community partners, the Boston Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign kicks off this week. One of the city’s first locations and one of its highest performing in the city is located at Codman Square Health Center at 450 Washington St., one block from the Dorchester Courthouse. The Codman Square Tax Site alone returned over 3 million dollars in 2013 to taxpayers in the Dorchester neighborhood.  Read more

Volunteer in the Boston Public Schools

Live, work or play in Dorchester? Consider volunteering there, too. Boston Partners in Education is looking for mentors and tutors for students in Boston Public Schools, specifically in Dorchester neighborhoods.

Volunteers work one-on-one or with a small group of students for an hour a week during the school day. Opportunities are available in all grades (K-12) in either English Language Arts or math.  Read more

bharris@bostonpartners.org
Barbara Harris

Colonial Avenue fire displaces 14 in two homes; smoker blamed

Colonial Avenue fire.

46 Colonial Ave. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters rushed to 46 Colonial Ave. around 1:40 a.m., Sunday, for a fire that eventually went to four alarms and consumed parts of each of the building's three floors - and part of the exterior of the neighboring 42 Colonial Ave.  Read more

Meet The Next Mayor on BNN TV

Boston's Race to City Hall

12 candidates, each determined to make it through the primary election on September 24, are what remain after 24 sought to win a nomination on the ballot to fill the seat of incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino. The diverse field of candidates, made up of City Councilors, State Representatives, organizers, activists, non-profit leaders, and small business owners, are featured in the newest Boston Neighborhood Network Television series, “Meet the Next Mayor”.  Read more

617-708-3200

Volunteer with FriendshipWorks

FriendshipWorks is looking for volunteers who want to help elders living in Boston or Brookline. Our volunteers help make a difference in the lives of elders every day through friendly visiting and/or providing short-term assistance. Whether you can spare one hour a week or one hour a month, we have an opportunity for you! Help us in our mission to reduce social isolation by replacing it with the warmth and comfort that only a caring and dedicated friend can provide.  Read more

617-482-1510
Friendly Visiting Department

Two shot in different areas within 30 minutes

Police are investigating two separate shootings between 9 and 9:30 p.m. on Friday.

In the more serious incident, a person was taken away in critical condition after a shooting at 107 Columbia Rd.

A suspect and a gun were found on Rosedale Street near Codman Square.

A man was shot in the back on Marden Avenue.

Family Variety Fridays

Every Friday evening the Anthony D. Perkins Community Center hosts “Family Variety Fridays”. This is a FREE weekly Friday event open to family, friends of all ages and the community-at-large, all summer long. No membership or registration required.

Activities include but are not limited to movie nights, pool parties, carnival nights and talent shows.

Please come enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages while viewing a family friendly film.

Start Date: Friday, June 14, 2013
End Date: Friday, September 13, 2013
Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM

nancy.rousseau@cityofboston.gov, (617) 635-5146
Nancy Rachel Rousseau

"Boston's Next Top Model"

Boston’s Next Top Model is a self-esteem and self-care program designed to build confidence and social awareness in girls between the ages of 11-17. Through learning to model, the girls will have the opportunity to learn how to posture themselves, both figuratively and literally.  Read more

alcopeland.pcc@gmail.com (617) 334-5954
Al Copeland