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May 14th Villages Panel SAVE THE DATE

Dear Age-Friendly network, especially our friends in Dorchester,  >> Read More

Special Discount at Zia Gianna~ Italian Bakery & Caffe

Craving breakfast foods or simply want a quiet cozy place to hang out while enjoying your coffee? Then Zia Gianna, the new Italian café in Dorchester, is worthy of your attention. With the warm-colored interior, scenery photos of the Mediterranean island up on the walls, and kind greetings from the owner Nino Barbalace, one will sure feel as if they have arrived in Sicily as they enter the café. 

Nino's signature Brioche sandwiches were inspired by American-style biscuit breakfast sandwiches. Traditionally, a brioche is eaten with whipped cream or jam as Italian breakfast is mainly sweet. In an attempt to satisfy the American taste buds Nino decided to add pancetta (Italian bacon), ham, sausage, cheese and much more to the already flavorful brioche. >> Read More

MLK Memorial Discussion in Boston | Prince Hall, March 19th, 6PM

We would like your help in getting community participation on the proposed Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and First Lady It Coretta Scott King Memorial.It is very important the community is heard on a range of topics such as:
Location(s) - Where should the memorial be placed?
Message - What should the be the message of the memorial, as the Kings were instrumental on issues from civil rights, non-violence, the Vietnam War among many other topics and inspired many movements around the word 
Artist - How do we find a world-class artist for this project? 
Fundraising - How do we make the fundraising inclusive so this is a project of the people and we all share ownership. 
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Film Showing: The Occupation of the American Mind | Feb. 26


Dorchester People for Peace is inviting everyone to attend a film showing and discussion of The Occupation of the American Minda: Israel's Public Relations War in the United States. Event is free and light refreshments will be served.


Location: Adams Street Branch Boston Public Library, 690 Adams St. Dorchester


Time: Monday, February 26, 6-8PM


More info here: http://dotpeace.org

Boston Tax Help Coalition- All Tax Sites in Dorchester | 2018

If you worked in 2017 and earned less than $54,000, the Boston Tax Help Coalition invites you to go to one of the neighborhood tax preparation sites to have your taxes prepared and filed for free! 

Free tax preparation are offered at the following locations:


ABCD: Dorchester neighborhood Service Center-
110 Claybourne Street Dorchester, MA 02124
Call 617-288-2700 to schedule an appointment

Codman Square Health Center-
450 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124
Mondays & Tuesdays: 4pm-8pm
Saturdays: 9am-1pm

DotHouse Health-
1353 Dorchester Ave Dorchester, MA 02122
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 4pm-8pm
Saturdays: 9am-1pm

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FREE Double Dutch Clinics

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a series of free Inner City Double Dutch Clinics for youngsters ages 9 to 18 at Building 4 of BCYF Madison Park Community Center in Roxbury. These free clinics provide instruction in the fundamentals of jumping rope and rope turning!


Sessions will be held from 2PM- 4:30 PM

on February 24, March 10 and 24, and April 7 and 14

Location: 55 Malcolm X Boulevard, Roxbury

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Sign up for a Peer Breastfeeding Training Opportunity| Jan 28


Peer Breastfeeding Support Training Opportunity with Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE)

  •  When: Monday-Wednesday, February 19-21 from 9am-3p
  •  Where: Codman Academy Black Box Theatre (14 Epping St Dorchester)
  •  Apply by Sunday, January 28th at https://apply.questionpro.com/
  •  Cost: The cost of the training is completely covered by Vital Village Network
  •  Contact: Rachel.sullivan@bmc.org or call (617) 414-3730

Training Outcomes: >> Read More

Foreign Feast Fridays


The Salvation Army Kroc Center is inviting people from the community to a delicious lunch prepared by their culinary students! Each week every student will prepare a foreign dish and share them with folks in Dorchester. 

Location: Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center 650 Dudley St, Boston, MA 02125

Jan. 26th 12-1pm: Haitian Cuisine

Feb. 2nd 12-1pm: Greek Cuisine


More info: www.boston.salarmykroc.org

Oldways’ A Taste of African Heritage classes

If you haven’t heard of the African heritage diet, it’s time you introduced yourself!

Learn all about the traditional foods of the African diaspora in Oldways’ A Taste of African Heritage classes, coming to the Daily Table in February.

In this Oldways-created cooking class, you’ll learn how to prepare the spices and herbs, leafy greens, whole grains, beans, tubers, fruits, and vegetables that have sustained Africans and their descendants for generations. >> Read More

ESOL for Human Service Job Training

  • Do you enjoy working with people?
  • Do you like helping people with disabilities?
  • Do you have an intermediate English language level?

Improve your English and prepare for a job in human services! Join Catholic Charities for their information sessions on their upcoming ESOL class:

Info sessions will be held EVERY Mondays 9:30-11:30am or Thursdays 11:30-1:30pm in January and February 
At Catholic Charities Yawkey Center |Room 215. 185 Columbia Rd. Dorchester

Find out about the program and fill out an application. 
The class session officially begins March 5, 2018- June 15, 2018

Free 4 month class - ESOL for Human Services

Are you?  >> Read More

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