Ashmont

City Council passes Menino budget by 11-2 vote

The City Council on Wednesday voted 11-2 to pass Mayor Thomas Menino’s $2.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2011. Councillors also voted unanimously to pass a home rule petition – which requires approval from the mayor, the governor and the state Legislature – to hand library trustees the power to fundraise for the cash-strapped library system.  Read more

Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers' Market

The Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers' Market, sponsored by St. Mark's Area Main Street, runs every Friday, July 9-October 29, 3-7 p.m., at Ashmont Station Plaza, corner of Dorchester Ave and Ashmont Street. The market features locally grown fruits & vegetables, fresh flowers, and creations by local artists. Most vendors accept SNAP (food stamp) benefits, which can be doubled up to a $20 total value through the Boston Bounty Bucks program.  Read more

617-825-3846
Dan Larner

T officials scramble to muffle noisy trolleys at Ashmont

By 
Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Jun. 11, 2010

This YouTube video shows the Ashmont turn-around of the Mattapan High Speed Trolley. The noisy circuit is the cause of consternation for abutters.

The MBTA will try to mask the high-pitched screeching caused by Mattapan Line trolleys turning around at the newly re-built Ashmont Station, a problem that drew the T's new boss to a lively community meeting last night. Officials admitted to an angry crowd of abutters Thursday night that there was a design flaw in the newly built trolley bridge that abuts the station: A too-sharp turn, coupled with the steel wheels of the 70-year-old trains hitting steel rail, results in an ear-splitting sound. The sound becomes even louder on hot days because of the increased friction.

The general manager of the MBTA, Rich Davey, pledged to meet with residents once a month “for as long as it takes” to deal with the issue.

“We will solve it,” Davey told the crowd. “If it’s a man-made problem, there’s a man-made solution. I’m certain of that.”  Read more

Review of Caritas transfer begins with formal filing of sale

By 
Gintautas Dumcius
May. 6, 2010

A for-profit equity firm’s proposal to acquire Caritas Christi, the Catholic hospital network that owns and operates the Carney and five other hospitals, was formally filed Thursday with the state attorney general’s office, launching a review process that will include a hearing on the proposal in Dorchester.  Read more

Community Dialogues on Dorchester's Ethnic and Racial Diversity

The YWCA is hosting a moderated dialogue on Boston's racial and ethnic diversity in Dorchester, starting April 27. Register now to be part of this important conversation!
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YWCA Boston’s Community Dialogues on Boston’s ethnic and racial diversity is an ongoing project to bring people from all walks of life together to create stronger, safer and more unified neighborhoods.

How Does It Work?  Read more

dialogues@ywcaboston.org, (617) 5855423
Kathryn Henderson

Neponset Health Center's Food Pantry is Open every Tuesday!

The Neponset Health Center's food pantry is open every Tuesday from 9 am-11 am. New clients only need to bring with them a valid I.D. and proof of some sort of state assistance (i.e MassHealth, SDI, DTA, Housing, etc). The Neponset Health Center Food Pantry is located in the health center on the first floor near the back parking lot. If you have any questions please call the Neponset Health Center at (617)282-3200.

398 Neponset Health Center
Dorchester, MA 02122
www.hhsi.us

(617)282-3200

Tuesday Talks

Tuesday Talks is a group for family members who have lost a loved one to homicide hosted by the Louis D Brown Peace Institute. It is a safe place to be yourself and surround yourself with others who understand what you are going for. It is an opportunity to connect with others in your community. Join us ever Tuesday 6-8pm. Transform your pain and anger into power and action.

Schedule:
Feb 2nd - Self-Care, ANGER...Healthy solutions for dealing with our Anger!
Feb 9th - Self-Care, Journaling...Ways to get out feelings out, even if it is just for us to read!  Read more

617-825-1917
Erika Vargas and Amy Staley

Tuesday Talks

Tuesday Talks is a group for family members who have lost a loved one to homicide hosted by the Louis D Brown Peace Institute. It is a safe place to be yourself and surround yourself with others who understand what you are going for. It is an opportunity to connect with others in your community. Join us ever Tuesday 6-8pm. Transform your pain and anger into power and action.

Schedule:
Feb 2nd - Self-Care, ANGER...Healthy solutions for dealing with our Anger!
Feb 9th - Self-Care, Journaling...Ways to get out feelings out, even if it is just for us to read!  Read more

617-825-1917
Erika Vargas and Amy Staley

Have Your Taxes Professionally Prepared for Free at DotWell

DotWell, in partnership with the Boston EITC Coalition, will professionally prepare your taxes for FREE if you worked and earned less than $49,000 this year.


Free tax clinics begin Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Codman Square Tech Center, 450 Washington Street, Dorchester, and at Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, 1353 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester.


For more information, email Shauntell Foster, Fiscal Health Coordinator, or call 617-822-8171.

Dates and Times:
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617-822-8171 , Shauntell.Foster@Dotwell.org
Shauntell Foster

Registration for Boston Public Schools

Boston Public Schools registration for first round begins
January 4 -February 5, 2010 for kindergarten, grade 6, and grade 9. February 10 - March 26, 2010 is for all other grades.

Boston Public Schools
East Zone Family Resource Center
1216 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Ma 02125
(617)635-8015

617-635-8015
Valerie Amis, East Zone Family Resource Center