Blue Hill Corridor

New CEO Murphy brings Beacon Hill experience to Harvard Street

By 
Mike Deehan, Reporter Correspondent
Dec. 18, 2013

Charley Murphy

There’s a fresh face on Blue Hill Ave. at one of the community’s key health centers. Charley Murphy, a former top state lawmaker, has taken over as the new President and CEO of the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center in Dorchester.

Murphy wants to bring more efficiency, as well as more money, to the center. As a “lookalike” health center, Harvard Street is not eligible for federal grants that federally certified centers can apply for. This leaves the center reliant on private donations and the state budgeting process, something Murphy has unique expertise with.

Murphy said his primary qualification for the job is the time he spent helping manage the state’s budget on Beacon Hill. From 2009 to 2011, Murphy served as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, the chief budget writer under House Speaker Robert DeLeo. Healthcare made up an $11 billion line item in the budget, Murphy said. The budget posting was the culmination of Murphy’s 16 year career in the House.  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

Teen charged in Monday night shooting on Corona Street

By 
Reporter Staff
Oct. 8, 2013

A 15-year-old from Dorchester was arraigned Tuesday in Dorchester District Court on attempted murder and firearm charges after he was identified as the gunman in a shooting on Corona Street on Monday night that left an 18 year-old man wounded. Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office says the male suspect— whose name is withheld because he is a juvenile—was ordered held on $500,000 bail by Judge Leslie Harris.  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

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

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

City putting together Blue Hill Avenue advisory group

By 
Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Jun. 5, 2013

The city agency tasked with planning and economic development is setting up an advisory group for improving the Blue Hill Avenue and Cummins Highway area, which is plagued by blighted properties, that will work with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and other city agencies to come up with development guidelines for the properties.

The group, which will have eight to twelve members appointed by Mayor Thomas Menino, is part of a larger effort to plan out the future of the Fairmount corridor.  Read more

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