College Bound Dorchester - Young Professional Networking Event, Jan. 13

College Bound Dorchester will hold their first Young Professional Council’s networking event on Jan. 13, at the Little House, 275 E. Cottage Street, Dorchester, MA 02125, from 6-9pm. Learn about CBD, engage with students, and continue the conversation over appetizers and cocktails at the Banshee, 934 Dorchester Ave.

To RSVP and for further information, contact Imani Cabey at or (617) 506-5958. >> Read More

Give Back With The Grill @ Monday Night Wine Club: Support DotWell in January

Grab a glass or two of your favorite grape beverage, enjoy a four-course meal and support DotWell (that's us!)--all at the same time. Ashmont Grill has designated DotWell Tax Clinics as the Jan. 2011 charity for its Monday Night Wine Club. Meals are always four courses, always 6:30pm, and always $35. $5 from each Monday Night Wine Club meal will be donated to DotWell for our tax sites. Grab some colleagues and call in a reservation. Spaces are limited each Monday night. Wine selections after the break.

555 Talbot Avenue
Dorchester Ctr, MA 02124-3717
(617) 825-4300 >> Read More

Hopeline Summer 2011 Job Registration, Now Open (Feb. 1)

The Boston Youth Fund provides thousands of Boston teens between the ages of 15 and 17 with job opportunities during the summer months. The Boston Youth Fund participants work in a variety of jobs within community, faith-based, and government agencies. Positions include administrative assistants, mural painters, peer leaders and many more! Don't forget to register with the Hopeline to become eligible! Registration opens February 1, 2011 and ends March 4, 2011. Generation Next Academy at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, 1353 Dorchester Avenue, is one of many registration sites. For more information on this site contact Iman Davis at 617-740-2598 or via email You may also register by calling 617-635-HOPE (4673) on Feb 22, 23, 24 & 25 from 10am - 2pm. Furthermore, you can register online 24 hours a day from Feb 1 at 10am until Mar 4 at 11:59pm. Registering with the HOPELINE does NOT guarantee a summer job. You can get complete details and the registration form at: >> Read More

Community Leader Vince Droser Passes Away -- Memorial Events Jan. 6 and 8

The Dorchester Community suffered a terrible loss with the Jan. 4 passing of community leader Vince Droser. Mr. Droser, a prominent leader in the Dorchester community, carried out many development and restoration projects in the Dorchester area, including the construction of the Carruth building.

There will be a memorial gathering at the Foley Senior Residences, 249 River Street, Mattapan, on Thursday evening, 7:00 - 9:30 PM. A memorial service will be held this Saturday, 10 AM, at All Saints Church, 209 Ashmont Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vince's name to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St. #102, Wellesley, MA 02481-2103. >> Read More

Lenny Clarke and Friends Comedy Show at IBEW, Jan. 7

Come see Lenny Clarke and Friends perform a comedy show in support of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America on Jan. 7 at the IBEW Hall, 256 Freeport St., Dorchester. Doors at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. 18-plus only. Tickets $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Purchase online at or call 888-554-8102 x 13.

Free Legal Workshop and Counseling Sessions for Women Entrepreneurs, Feb. 10

The Lawyers’ Committee and the Women Entrepreneurs Law Project, with the assistance of the Women’s Bar Association and the Kirstein Business Library, are launching a new project focused on the unique challenges that women face when starting or running a business. The project’s first event is a free introductory workshop on business legal matters following by networking and the opportunity to consult with an attorney on questions relating to starting and expanding a business. The event is being held on February 10th, 2011 from 6:00-8:30pm at the Kirstein Business Library (in the Boston Public Library), Mezzanine Conference Room, 700 Boylston Street in Boston.

To RSVP, participants can call (617) 988-0604 or e-mail .

Florian Hall benefit for the homeless at St Francis House, Jan. 8

St. Francis House will host an annual benefit for the Homeless at Florian Hall on Jan. 8, from 8 p.m.-midnight, Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St, Dorchester. Noel Henry's Irish Showband will be performing, a group based out of Boston that has traveled all over the U.S. and Ireland providing quality entertainment for years. The band plays a variety of Irish, folk, country and rock music. Tickets are $10 at the door, or can be purchased by calling Jim Keegan at 781-762-0055 or Mattie Henry 781-378-1196.

St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in New England. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, we serve over 800 poor and homeless men and women a day, 365 days a year. Our basic and rehabilitative services overlap and build on one another to provide our guests with continuous and comprehensive care.

Gardening Keeps Us Healthy Monday Movie Series: "Polycultures: Food Where We Live," Jan. 3

Why wait until spring to think about gardening? Join BNAN Master Urban Gardeners at the Codman Square Library as they present family movies about eating well and gardening in the city. Presented by BNAN and Boston Gardeners’ Council. Come and enjoy "Polycultures: Food Where We Live", a documentary film that features diverse communities around Cleveland, Ohio coming together to grow a more sustainable and local food system.

01/03/2011, 6:00 p.m.
Codman Square Library,
690 Washington Street, Dorchester >> Read More

FANtastic Kids Winter Sessions, Register Today!

FANtastic Kids Winter Session: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4-6PM, February 8 – May 11, 2011

FANtastic Kids is a FREE 12-week after-school fitness and nutrition program that combines fun, interactive nutrition games, healthy snacks, and gym and pool activities for children ages 8-12 who struggle with eating healthy and staying active. Participants must be referred by their primary care doctor. Space is limited. Register Today!! >> Read More

The MASMAL World Games - Martial Arts Competition, Jan. 29

MASMAL, a national youth martial arts league, will holds its World Games in Danvers, MA, on January 29. Contestants will compete in sparring, grappling, kata/forms, and other categories. Registration forms are available on Mattapan-based co-founder Anthony Holloway may be reached at 1-508-991-1519. You may also email for details.

Transportation may be available from Dorchester on the day of the event--check back here for details.

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