Apr. 21, 2011
Playgrounds in Dorchester and Mattapan will be refurbished, a Mattapan community center will be renovated, and an Uphams Corner municipal building will see its roof and gutters replaced under a City Hall five-year capital spending plan released last week.
In total, Mayor Thomas Menino’s capital budget for fiscal years 2012 through 2016 funnels $57.4 million to Dorchester and $19.2 million to Mattapan. The $1.7 billion capital budget, which has $169 million in new project authorizations in fiscal year 2012, is funded through a mix of city bonds, state and federal grants, and some trust funds.
Out of the 17 neighborhoods that the city’s capital plan funding takes into account, Dorchester placed fourth in total spending, while Mattapan came in ninth. Roxbury is first, with $172 million, much of that due to the $115 million effort to move the Boston Public Schools offices into Dudley Square’s Ferdinand Building. Read more
Apr. 15, 2011
The Dorchester Speaker’s Forum will present a lecture and discussion with UMass Boston Professor and noted Labor Historian James Green on Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Church in Ashmont. The free program comes as unions are dominating domestic news.
Green is professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Boston where he directs the graduate program in public history. He also teaches courses on the history of Boston, working class history and social justice movements and has served as president of the Labor and Working Class History Association and as research director for the PBS series The Great Depression. Read more
“I think the time is right for a shop in the area, and with the changes in Peabody Square,” it’s a great location, said Jack Pelletier, who moved into Dorchester ten years ago and earlier this month opened up Ashmont Cycle. Read more
The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.
Our newest chapter is in Boston. It meets at the Reggie Lewis Center, 1350 Tremont St., Boston, MA., every first Tuesday of the month. The meeting is from 6pm-7:30pm. Refreshments are provided.
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man at the Ashmont busway Friday morning after he allegedly pulled his pants down and started waving his genitals at startled people waiting for a bus. Read more
An Open Boston City Council
FaNtastic Kids is a fun,FREE 12-week after-school fitness and nutrition program for children between the ages of 8-12. FANtastic Kids is a fun, FREE 12-week after-school fitness and nutrition program for children between the ages of 8-12 who struggle with eating healthily and staying active . FANtastic Kids takes place at the following sites:
DotWell Program at Dorchester House Multi-Service Center
Mattapan Community Health Center
YMCA: Hyde Park, Huntington Ave., Oak Square, Dorchester, Roxbury
The next session begins February 7th and ends on May 11.
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A mental-health patient charged with brutally murdering a counselor at his residential facility in Revere apparently drove to Ashmont a few hours before he was apprehended in Roxbury.
Deshawn James Chapell, 27, of Chelsea, is charged with murdering Stephanie Moulton, 25, and dumping her body in a church parking lot in Lynn. Read more
Jan. 20, 2011
Vince Droser had an idea. Every month the Ashmont neighborhood would adorn the large, Sleeping Moon statue outside of Ashmont station with a new hat for each month. After 12 months, a calendar would be made with pictures of each of the months, and sold to raise money to maintain the upkeep of the area. He was a neighborhood man and a civic visionary, the Vice President for Development at Trinity Financial, the development company that created the Carruth building overlooking Ashmont station. Read more