Sea Breeze Mexican Grill Opens!

Please join SMAMS in wishing Bienvenido (Welcome) to Sea Breeze Mexican Grill, opening on Wednesday, March 23, at 1782 Dorchester Ave (corner of Shepton Street). They will open for dinner at 4:30 p.m. Starting March 24, Sea Breeze will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner - 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. - with a wide and affordable menu. In addition to beef, chicken, pork and veggie items, Sea Breeze carries a great selection of seafood choices. They also a offer a kids' menu for children under 10.

Owners Yomiris Rodriguez and Luis Perez have done an outstanding job of renovating the interior, and the storefront will soon be graced by custom-designed signage. Please stop in this week and say Hola/Hello!

PACT - Public Safety Meeting, Mar. 23

Greater Four Corners Action Coalition, the Ella J. Baker House, and the Washington Street Safe Neighborhood Initiative (SNI) invite community members to attend an important meeting on Public Safety. Superintendent Paul Joyce from the Boston Police Department will present details about the Partnerships Advancing Communities Together (PACT) program to the Four Corners Community. Come meet the members of The Safe Neighborhood Initiative, who will update the community on their progress in the Washington Street Corridor. Ella J. Baker House will also report on the City Wide Violence Prevention Committee. 

Meeting will take place from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on March 23, at the Greenwood Memorial UMC, 378A Washington Street, Dorchester. Child care and light snacks will be provided. For more information about this meeting please contact Greater Four Corners Action Coalition: call Ralph Ortiz at 617-436-0289. >> Read More

Youth Resource Fair at LHCC, Mar. 23

Did you miss DotWell's DFSI youth fair? Worry not! Pope's Hill Neighborhood Association will host a Summer Youth Programs Resource Fair on March 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center. Discover the wide range of local organizations with local programs for children! BCYF, Dorchester Youth Lacrosse, Dorchester Youth Soccer, the New England Aquarium, Stich House, Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester and many other organizations will present their youth summer programs. Stop by to learn about opportunities for children and teens!  

Run, Women, Run! Forum at UMASS Boston, Mar. 23

The public is invited to attend a forum titled Run, Women, Run! discussing and encouraging women to run for office. Sponsored by The Hispanic Studies Department at UMass and the League of Women Voters of Boston. The discussion is taking place at UMass Boston, Healey Library, Room 11B, Wednesday, March 23rd, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

State Senator Katherine Clark, Middlesex and Essex Districts

Sheriff Andrea Cabral, Suffolk County

State Representative Gloria Fox, Suffolk County

Former Mayor and City Councilor E. Denise Simmons, Cambridge


Carol Hardy-Fanta, Director

Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy

Meeting with MBTA regarding Ashmont Trolley, Mar. 23

Senator Hart has scheduled a meeting with the MBTA officials about the Ashmont Trolley for Wednesday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at All Saints Church, 209 Ashmont St. Commuter members are invited to learn about current issues regarding trolley service and express their thoughts, opinions and concerns.

"Behind the Music" of Boston City Singers, Mar. 23

Boston City Singers will host "Behind the Music - Inspiring Young Voices" on Wednesday, March 23 from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. for afternoon tea. This event is free of charge and not a fundraiser-rather, it's an opportunity to showcase all of the Boston City Singers' achievements, what the group is today and how these kids make a difference in our neighborhoods. Call 617-265-6700 to RSVP or with questions.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
All Saints Ashmont Church
209 Ashmont Street
Dorchester, MA 02124

Fields Corner Collaborative Launches MyDotTour 2011!

The Fields Corner Collaborative, a group of non-profit organizations concerned with the history, architecture, and socioeconomic development of Fields Corner, will launch MyDotTour: a youth-led tour of Dorchester's past, present, and future. Coordinator Kate Balug, who has worked with multi-media projects in Mexico City and in Rio de Janeiro, will host a youth charrette in order to plan this exciting project on Thursday, March 24th, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the GNA Teen Center, Dorchester House, 1353 Dorchester Ave. Contact or call 617-474-1478 for more information. RSVP encouraged. View a flyer here.

Internship information and more after the break.  >> Read More

Last Chance! Sign up for Luncheon with Menino and DBOT, Mar. 29

Please join the Dorchester Board of Trade on Tuesday, March 29th for an annual luncheon with Mayor Thomas Menino. Luncheon will take place at the Phillips Banquet Facility 780 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester. Doors will open at 11:30 am and the program begins at noon.

Since this is a popular event, we ask that you RSVP via email to or by phone to 617.398.DBOT. Member price: $40.00; Non-Member price: $50.00.

Pay by credit card at, mail a check to DBOT, PO Box 220452, Dorchester, MA 02122, or pay at the door by cash or check.

A Conversation with Past PEN Hemingway Winners, Mar. 26

Joshua Ferris, Ha Jin and Marilynne Robinson describe how winning the PEN Hemingway Award for their first novels affected their careers. Helene Atwan, Director of Beacon Press, moderates.

This forum will be held on Saturday, March 26 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in Stephen Smith Hall at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Dorchester.

All forums are free and open to the public. To make reservations and for further information, visit the Kennedy Presidential Library web page at or call (617) 514-1643.

Fields Corner Business Luncheon, Mar. 30

Have a local business and want to Get Noticed? Fields Corner Main Street invites you to a free business networking lunch, "Get Noticed: Using Social Media to Market Your Business," on Wednesday, March 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pho Hoa Restaurant (1370 Dorchester Ave.) Come and learn some no-cost ways you can market your business to more people, such as Google Place, Twitter, Facebook, and Yelp. Join or renew your membership to Fields Corner Main Street at the lunch, and they will set up your business on Google Place!

Register by March 25 to attend by calling FCMS at 617-474-1432 or emailing

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