Pope's Hill

Dorchester Board of Trade luncheon

Memories of my mother are apt to surface especially at this time of year. I don’t, however, have too many memories of her because she died of cancer at the young age of 37, in 1945. I do remember her putting on face powder before she went out. I also remember her playing the piano.

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Cherry trees in bloom

If you want to see the most magnificent cherry trees in full bloom, you must drive down Hancock St. in Quincy and go past Quincy City Hall. The building is surrounded by cherry trees that are the most beautiful color I have ever seen. They are almost a mauvey-pink. I hope that they are still in bloom so that you can see them. I saw the cherry trees in bloom in Washington, D.C. but the Quincy ones surpass even those in Washington.  Read more

Oh hush

“Oh, hush, my heart, and take thine ease,
For here is April weather!
The daffodils beneath the trees
Are all a-row together.”
“April Weather”
by Lizette Woodworth Reese
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“April hath put a spirit of youth

“April hath put a spirit of youth
in everything.”
By William Shakespeare

Our yard is certainly youthful. All the young plants are emerging. Our rose bushes are leafing out. Ther forsythia bushes are flowering. The daffodils have opened, much to our delight. In among the bright yellow daffodils are two white ones with vivid orange centers. One rosebush sits in a bucket of water on the porch waiting to be planted when the ground gets a little softer.  Read more

Smash-and-grab suspect nabbed on Pope's Hill

Boston Police relay news of an early morning arrest of a South Boston man, who apparently thought neighbors on Neponset Ave. would snooze through his glass-shattering antics. Police caught up to the 23 year-old suspect on Train Street and returned to the scene, where the victim positively identified him as the man who just plunged his hand through her car window.

Neponset site helps connect to youth programs

The Pope's Hill Neighborhood Association has created a one-stop web page for parents looking for resources for their children for April vacation, the summer months and beyond.  Read more

Murphy Center closing for summer

Just as parents and neighbors have activated en masse to boost the Murphy Community Center’s use by local teens, the city is finally getting around to making a few crucial repairs that will cause it to close down for the entire summer.

The move, which was announced last week, came as a shock to parents, particularly those involved in a recent surge of community involvement in the center, which produced 19 new members for the center’s site council in January.  Read more

All through the long winter

“All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy and my spirits soar.”
Helen Hayes
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Munroe Family

Munroe Family

Hearing to focus on temporary shut-down at Murphy Center

City Councillor Maureen Feeney has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday evening (April 7) to scrutinize a plan that would temporarily close the Murphy Community Center for renovations this summer.  Read more