Codman Square

Codman Square Neighborhood Council

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.

Eucharistic Adoration at St. Matthew's Dorchester

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

Fr. Gabby Charles

Police: Man stabbed inside Codman Square store

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.

Codman Square McDonald's held up at gunpoint

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

Dorchester Day Parade Committee - 2012 Youth Art Contest

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

(617) 412-9822
Marty Hogan

City withholds payment from contractor at Wainwright Park

Melissa Tabeek, Special to the Reporter
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

Two years later, Codman Square continues to serve Haiti quake survivors

Manolia Charlotin, Reporter Staff
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

Liquor store robbed by masked gunman

Reporter Staff
Dec. 1, 2011

A Codman Square liquor store was robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday night by a masked gunman who stole about $200 from the cash register. According to a Boston Police report, the gunman entered the Budget Liquor Depot at 861 Washington St. about 9 p.m. and ordered the employees to get behind the counter while pointing a black handgun at them. The masked man asked the employees, "Do you want to be a hero?" The employees did not intervene and the robber fled the store on foot. No arrests have been made.

Man admits he killed mechanic over a Volvo engine

Cornelius Evans, 36, of Dorchester, admitted today he shot a mechanic to death outside Dorchester District Court to help out a friend's wife, who didn't like the engine the man sold him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.  Read more

Draft map revamps City Council districts, leaves Jackson in District 7

District 7 City Councillor Tito Jackson would not have to move or give up his seat on the City Council, according to a draft map featuring redrawn political boundaries for the city's 9 district council seats. Jackson's colleague, Michael Ross, isn't as lucky. Ross, who lives in Mission Hill, would no longer live in District 8, under the draft map circulated to reporters and staff inside City Hall on Wednesday.

A City Council committee, headed by District 2 City Councillor Bill Linehan, was tasked with redrawing the political boundaries of the districts, following U.S. Census counts that showed shifts in population requiring some districts to shed residents and other districts to gain residents.

Linehan's district was one of those that needed to lose population, so District 2 was redrawn without some parts of Chinatown and the South End – two areas where Linehan's recent opponent, Suzanne Lee, did well in the November election.  Read more