Seniors' Luncheon on Community Health and Safety April 17

Dorchester House Multi-Service Center will be hosting the first ever Seniors' Luncheon, which will include an informative discussion about community safety and health. Speakers will include a representative from Police Station Area C-11, as well as a Dot House provider. The event, taking place from 11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m., is free, and lunch will be served! It will take place in the multi-purpose room of Dorchester House. Dorchester House is located at 1353 Dorchester Avenue. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Mary Truong at 617.740.2419 or by email at mary.truong [at]

Chili Cookoff, March 25

The 6th Annual Dorchester Chili Cook-Off is happening Sunday, March 25, 3 to 6 p.m., at the IBEW Local 103 Hall, 256 Freeport Street. Civic associations, local merchants, politicians, and other community groups around Dorchester are invited to submit their chili and compete for "Best Chili" Awards. Tickets are $20 per adult and $30 for a family (up to 4 people) at the door. Tickets purchased in advance receive a $5 discount. All proceeds will benefit this year's Dorchester Day Parade! The event is fun and family-oriented. Read on to find out more about Dot Chili Activities! >> Read More

Dorchester Coalition for Great Neighborhoods Meeting Feb. 28

On Tuesday, February 28th, Dorchester Coalition for Great Neighborhoods is hosting a monthly public safety meeting from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. This month, the meeting will be held at the Lucerne Gardens Management Office at 65 Winston Road, Dorchester. The meeting will be hosted by Lucerne Gardens and Winn Management. Supt. Paul Joyce will be the guest speaker this month. It is one of the few daytime public safety meetings held in Dorchester open to all residents, businesses, and community organizations. Parking is on the street and light lunch will be provided! Read after the break for the meeting agenda. >> Read More

The Rise of the Railroad Suburb: Victorian Dorchester | March 18

Learn about Victorian homes in Dorchester! The arrival of the Old Colony railroad in 1845 presented an opportunity for Boston's best architects to fill rural Dorchester with lovely Victorian residential architecture. >> Read More

Health First! Book Tour | March 13

Black Women's Health Imperative and Smileybooks are presenting a discussion and book signing at Simmons College on March 13th. From 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., Eleanor Hinton Hoytt will be speaking about her book Health First! The Black Women's Wellness Guide that aims to help black women achieve a healthy future! Refreshments will be provided. A limited amount of parking is available at Simmons College for $6 (Visa or Mastercard only). Simmons College is located at 300 The Fenway and is accessible by the MBTA green line E train (Heath Street) to the Museum Stop. See this website for details or read after the break for more information! >> Read More

Healthy Dorchester - A Call to Action, Mar. 6

Healthy Dorchester is a new Dorchester-wide initiative to improve health in our community! Be a part of the action to create a healthy, fit and safe Dorchester. On Tuesday, March 6, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. a meeting will be held at 450 Washington Street to discuss the future plans of Healthy Dorchester. A healthy lunch will be provided! For more information about Healthy Dorchester's vision and goals, click here.

Please RSVP by March 1 to Anne Greenbaum if you are attending, by email at a.greenbaum [at] or phone at 617.288.9092.

Clean Air Fair @ VietAID Feb. 25

Harvard School of Public Health and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences are teaming up to bring you a Clean Air Fair at VietAID! Vietnamese Translation will be provided. At the fair, you will have the opportunity to:

 Test your air flow and chart how well you compare to your community.
 See a digital prediction of what you will look like if you smoke.
 See what a smoker’s lung looks like.
 Talk about steps you can take to help protect your air.
 Take real-time measurements of air pollution particles.

VietAid is located at 42 Charles Street in Dorchester. The event will take place from 10a.m. to 2p.m.

Attached is a flyer in English and Vietnamese.

Dorchester Board of Trade Annual Meeting, Feb. 28

Please join DBOT's  Annual Meeting & Open House  on February 28, 2012 at 6p.m. at Philips & Freeport Tavern(780 Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester, MA 02122).

You are cordially invited to attend our annual meeting and open house. This will be a Business to Business meeting open to all members and those interested in joining, everyone is encouraged to bring information to share with the many other businesses that will be attending from around our great community.  Elections will also be held for this year's board and votes will be needed to help determine who will be the voice for the future.  

Since 1911, the Dorchester Board of Trade had been uniting and strengthening the community's businesses, as well as giving them a voice in the community.  The Board is committed to the belief that strength among businesses, along with civic attentiveness, profits the entire community.  The benefits and services of the Board of Trade are always expanding and today are greater than ever. 


Raise Your Glass to Codman Academy | March 26

Support Codman Academy by enjoying a meal, wine, and great company at Ashmont Grill, Monday evenings in March! Codman Academy is a college-preparatory public charter school in Dorchester. $5 of every $38 wine club meal will be used to purchase books for Codman’s new library. Guests are also invited to donate a book at the event. Wine club meals feature four courses, off-menu specials from Chef Chris Douglass! Read after the break for March themes: >> Read More

Dot Day Parade Committee's 2012 Mayor of Dorchester Contest, Feb. 21

Come One, Come All, Dorchester residents to campaign to be the next honorary Mayor of Dorchester. The Dorchester Day Parade Committee is looking for a few good neighbors to complete for the bestowed title as the honorary Mayor of Dorchester. The winner will receive the coveted Mayor's medallion, serve as the honorary mayor for one year and will have the respect and thanks of the whole Dorchester Community. The Mayor will also walk at the front of the parade on Sunday, June 3, 2012 and will be invited to participate in all of the Dorchester Day events for 2012.

All Dorchester residents that are interested in being in the race for Mayor are asked to come to the next Dorchester Day Parade Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 21, at the Comfort Inn (900 Morrissey Blvd.) in the conference room at 7 P.M.  The committee will take your contact information and will explain the rules and timeline.

Registration for the contest will remain open until the meeting on Monday, March 19. If you cannot attend either the February or March meeting and would like to run, please email or call (857)756-3675 and you will be contacted with the details. Visit Dot Day Parade's website at



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