Jul. 5, 2012
In one of the largest gatherings of residents and stakeholders in Codman Square and Four Corners, over 130 people filled the Great Hall in Codman Square on June 19 to participate in planning processes for the neighborhood.
“I haven’t seen this much energy or resident involvement on a large scale in over 20 years,” said Candice Gartley, a long time resident who works at Codman Square Health Center, in a statement. Read more
Jul. 3, 2012
For 27 years while living across the street from the Cronin/Wainwright Park on Brent Street, Dr. Rev. Bill Loesch spent time planting flowers and trying to make it more attractive for visitors. Now, the newly renovated park he worked so hard to beautify will bear his name, as it will officially be unveiled as ‘Dr. Loesch Family Park’ this Saturday.
Rev. Loesch founded the Park Partners group to rally the neighborhood for improvements to the grounds and later called for city support to make the park a safe place for neighbors to meet. Rev. Loesch and his neighbors held twice-weekly meetings in his house for years to brainstorm ways to improve the neighborhood. Meetings usually averaged about five people unless a more serious topic was to be discussed.
“The major concern was always, ‘This is here, what can we do to improve it?’” Rev. Loesch said. Read more
U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be making her first appearance in the annual Dorchester Day Parade on Sunday, where she'll be joined by her chief rival Scott Brown.
Warren will be marching in the third division, while Brown will be in the chief marshal's division. (It's customary for incumbents to march ahead of challengers.)
The Codman Square Neighborhood Council meets the first Wednesday of every month from 7pm to 8:30pm in the Great Hall of the Codman Square Health Center – 6 Norfolk Street, Dorchester. For additional information please call 617 822-8194.
Join us every Wednesday from 8:30 Am until 5PM for Eucharistic Adoration (Exposition, Adoration and Benediction) at St Matthew’s Church (Chapel) Dorchester. St Mathew’s Church is located at 33 Stanton Street (off Norfolk Street) in Dorchester, Mass. - between Morton Street and Codman Square. There will be worship, praise, prayers and adoration of Jesus Christ continually throughout the day in English, Latin and Haitian French/Creole. At St Matthew’s, Eucharistic Adoration is a way for us to give Jesus love and worship in return. Eucharistic Adoration is followed by our daily Mass at 5PM. Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a fight inside Alex Market, 322 Talbot Ave., Sunday night ended with a stabbing.
The victim was taken to Boston Medical Center in serious condition, but is expected to survive, police say.
The Boston Police Department reports it is looking for a man who held up the McDonald's at 605 Washington St. at gunpoint Wednesday night. Read more
The Dorchester Day Parade Committee is hosting its 1st annual art contest open to all
Dorchester residents in the 3rd through 6th grade or students that attend a Dorchester
school. Two (2) prizes will be awarded to the drawings that are chosen from a
panel of local judges. Please fill out the registration form below and mail it with your
Art to the committee chair. A completed registration form and Art must be
postmarked by March 16, 2012 to be considered for a prize.
1.) The student must be a Dorchester resident or attend a Dorchester school. Read more
Feb. 22, 2012
A New Hampshire company hired to oversee renovations to a Dorchester park is facing punitive sanctions from the city of Boston for its failure to hire city and minority residents for construction jobs.
The park — formerly known as Cronin/Wainwright Park and nestled between Codman Square and the St. Mark’s Area— was recently renamed Dr. Rev. William Loesch Park, in honor of a local resident and civic activist. Rev. Loesch is one of the people who noticed that the contracting crews working on $925,000 rehab of the park seemed to be made up mainly of out-of-state workers. Read more
Jan. 12, 2012
Victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti continue to find solace and medical help at Dorchester’s Codman Square Health Center, which has created a special program to focus on the specific needs of the Haitian clients still coping with the after-effects of the disaster. Read more