St. Mark's Area
Polls open across the city at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and close at 8 p.m., at which point results for Boston will start to trickle in on City Hall’s website (www.cityofboston.gov).
So here’s a few numbers, provided by Mayor Thomas Menino’s press office and the city’s Election Department:
The Dorchester House Guys and Gals Senior Club meets every Tuesday under the Leadership of Rosemary Gallagher for BINGO starting at 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. There is time for other activities from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon. If you don't play Bingo, bring your knitting or crochet. Come meet some great people. Sign up for a trip. The Dot Cafe in the lobby has great food or bring your own lunch. Do you like cards? Come play a game of Whist from 10:00 to 12. Drop by and check us out.
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.)
Mar. 1, 2012
The St. Mark’s Area Civic Association met on Tuesday night and voted 11-5 to keep a referendum on a Boston casino confined to the ward in which the gambling facility would be located. The vote followed a discussion among members and a presentation from City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley on the 2011 law allowing the establishment of casinos in the Bay State. Read more
The St. Mark’s Area Civic Association could weigh in Tuesday night on whether there should be a city-wide vote on a Boston casino.
According to an agenda previewing the meeting, attendees of the monthly meeting will be polled on the issue. The association’s meeting starts 7 p.m. in the lower hall of St. Mark’s Church on Dorchester Ave. 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