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Community Day: Health & Wellness Fair | June 16


Anointed Fire Outreach Ministry will be hosting the Community Day Health & Wellness Fair this Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10 am. There will be health screenings, giveaways, gift card drawings, food, and more! So do not miss this free community event. 

Date: Saturday, June 16 at 10AM

Location: Anointed Fire Deliverance 777 Washington Street, Boston 02124


BAMS Fest | June 23, 2018

BAMS Fest will debut on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Franklin Park, Playstead Field. The festival is a celebration and promotion of Afro-centric culture, music, art, and food, particularly highlighting the contributions to black music and culture to the City of Boston, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the world. Given the nature of the festival, they anticipate a large turnout of 5,000 attendees. Therefore, many volunteers are needed! 

The deadline to submit a volunteer application has been extended to Monday, May 14. So sign up to help with the event today- http://www.bamsfest.org/volunteer

Rebuilding Together Boston (RTB) to Repair Homes and Community Center During National Rebuilding Month

Rebuilding Together Boston (RTB) will host more than 200 volunteers to repair nine (9) properties in Dorchester and Mattapan at no cost to the homeowners as part of Rebuilding Together’s National Rebuilding Month. Partnering with the Codman Square NDC, Red Cross and other agencies, RTB’s 2018 NRD recipients of critical repairs and updates include eight (8) homeowners in the Dorchester and Mattapan neighborhoods of Boston as well as a multi-service center in Mattapan. >> Read More

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

Mattapan >> Read More

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

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