Codman Square

Audition for Boston City Singers!

Boston City Singers is holding auditions in June for the 2013-2014 season. All young people ages 4-18 are invited to audition, and no previous singing experience is required.

For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact Jane Money at (617) 825-0674 or send an email to jmoney@bostoncitysingers.org.

jmoney@bostoncitysingers.org
Jane Money

Remarks from President Obama, Gov. Patrick and Mayor Menino at Interfaith Service

By 
Reporter Staff
Apr. 18, 2013

The following remarks at the ‘Healing Our City’ interfaith service were delivered at the South End’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The remarks are in the order they were delivered: Mayor Thomas Menino, who rose from his wheelchair to deliver his speech, Gov. Deval Patrick and President Barack Obama. The president later met with Boston Athletic Association volunteers and then left to meet with patients at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Read more

Fitting tribute to a Codman Square hero

Walczak building dedication on March 19, 2013: from left, Codman CEO Sandra Cotterell, Mayor Tom Menino, Bill Walczak and Meg Campbell, executive director of Codman Academy. Photo by Ed ForryWalczak building dedication on March 19, 2013: from left, Codman CEO Sandra Cotterell, Mayor Tom Menino, Bill Walczak and Meg Campbell, executive director of Codman Academy. Photo by Ed Forry

Nobody told Bill Walczak that his name would adorn the façade of a Codman Square’s newest building. The board at Codman — the health center that he founded and led from the 1970s until two years ago— wanted to surprise him. Like most people, Walczak knew nothing about the honor until he arrived to see the finished product during an open house a few months ago.

“The William J. Walczak Health and Education Center” —which houses elements of the health center and the Codman Academy Charter Public School— was officially dedicated in a Tuesday morning ceremony. A large crowd assembled in the building’s black-box theatre as Mayor Thomas M. Menino cut the ribbon and lavished much-deserved praise on Walczak, the center and the school.  Read more

Mayor dedicates William J. Walczak building at Codman Square

From left to right: Codman Square Health Center President/CEO Sandra Cotterell, Mayor Tom Menino, Bill Walczak and Meg Campbell, executive director of Codman Academy Charter Public School. Photo by Ed Forry

Mayor Thomas Menino was on hand for this morning's official dedication of the William J. Walczak Health and Education Center—which houses elements of the health center and the Codman Academy Charter Public School—. A large crowd assembled in the building’s black-box theatre as Mayor Thomas M. Menino cut the ribbon and lavished much-deserved praise on Walczak, the center and the school.

The 34,000 square brick-and-stone building has transformed the corner of Norfolk and Epping Street. The $18 million project— boosted by nearly $8 million in federal stimulus dollars— gives Codman the capacity it needs to serve up to 30,000 patients per year. It also will allow Codman Academy— acclaimed for its academics and theatre/arts training— to grow and thrive.  Read more

Winter Farmers’ Market opens on Jan. 6 in the Great Hall of Codman Square

By 
Jackie Gentile, Special to the Reporter
Dec. 27, 2012

Vendors at last year's Winter Farmers' Market in Codman Square.

As New England ushers in winter, the Dorchester Community Food Co-op is gearing up for its second annual Winter Farmers’ Market starting January 6. Running every Sunday through March 24 from noon until 4p.m. in the Codman Square Great Hall, the Farmers’ Market will offer fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, meats, breads, cheeses and specialty foods.  Read more

Walczak wing adds capacity, promise at Codman Center

Codman's latest addition: Sandra Cotterell, CEO of the Codman Square Health Center, left and Meg Campbell, executive director of the Codman Academy Charter Public School, outside the newly-opened William J. Walczak Education and Health Center on Epping Street. Codman's latest addition: Sandra Cotterell, CEO of the Codman Square Health Center, left and Meg Campbell, executive director of the Codman Academy Charter Public School, outside the newly-opened William J. Walczak Education and Health Center on Epping Street.

It’s a brand new four-story building with a strikingly familiar name.

The William J. Walczak Education and Health Center — named for the founder of the Codman Square Health Center— is open for business – and classes. An official grand opening is on hold pending the return to action of the only other living Bostonian who gets his name on big new buildings these days – Mayor Thomas Menino – but the building itself has been in partial use since September and is due to be fully up and running by year’s end.  Read more

Police: Bandit may be targeting passengers leaving Red Line

Boston and MBTA Police are stepping up patrols this week and warning the public after a flurry of street robberies targeting women that may be the work of a single, armed bandit. The incidents have all targeted women who were walking home from Red Line stations, including JFK-UMass, Savin Hill, Shawmut and Ashmont.

“We’re concerned about it,” said Captain Richard Sexton, commander of the Area C-11 police district. “It seems like it’s one person right now. We’ve had a few others on the district recently, but there’s definitely a pattern going here along the Red Line.”  Read more

Holidays Choir Concert in Mattapan Square

Holidays Choir Concert, Mattapan – St. Angela’s Parish, Mattapan will hold its Annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, January 13th, 2013 from 6:30PM until 9:30 PM at St. Angela’s Church on Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan Square. Proceeds will benefit St. Angela’s Church building repairs and improvement. Come and bring family and friends along to enjoy a memorable evening with inspiring worship music, songs and hymns in Haitian French, Creole, English and Latin. Please visit parish website at www.StAngelaParish.org for additional information or to download copy of the flyer and event updates.

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Mrs. Roseline Aurelien

ABCD needs you to Volunteer! (Volunteer Tax Preparer Training)

ABCD needs you to Volunteer!
We are looking for special people like you to volunteer with the Financial Futures Initiative at ABCD this upcoming tax season to:

• Help our Boston residents get free tax preparation assistance
• Save thousands of dollars in tax preparation fees; and
• Make a difference in their lives.

By volunteering your time, you get to

• Learn new skills
• Make new friends; and
• Become a certified IRS tax preparer  Read more

communityresource@bostonabcd.org
Bindu Vedagiri

Boston Votes 2012, By the Numbers

Polls open across the city at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and close at 8 p.m., at which point results for Boston will start to trickle in on City Hall’s website (www.cityofboston.gov).

So here’s a few numbers, provided by Mayor Thomas Menino’s press office and the city’s Election Department:

-- Thanks to the ballot questions, the ballot will be 18 inches long.  Read more