CSNDC "Boys 2 Men Program" Seeks Participants

CSNDCCodman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation is offering a free program for youth and are currently looking for new teen members! Boys 2 Men is an all male group for boys between the ages of 13 - 18. The group meets every Tuesday for workshops and group discussions on topics such as: healthy relationships, self esteem, becoming active in the community and many more. The program also allows members to create a business of their own that promotes saving the environment, civic engagement and anti-violence.  The boys current business involves selling T-shirts, that they design themselves, that contain positive messages.  They also plan on holding Teen Nights throughout the year as a healthy safe way for their peers to have fun! Boys 2 Men is currently up and running so apply now! The program takes place at 380 Talbot Ave, in the Girls Latin Apartments Community room, contact information is below.

Boys 2 Men
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
380 Talbot Ave Girls Latin Apartments community room
Contact Blayne Lopes 617-825-4224 x. 144,

Community Meeting re: Construction on Park Street, Mar. 31

The Department of Neighborhood Development will host a community meeting for Grace Church of All Nations to present their proposal for the future use of vacant land located on Park Street, Dorchester (Ward 17, Parcel # 00310000; 14,814 Square Feet). The meeting will take place Thursday, March 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the The Great Hall of Codman Square, 6 Norfolk Street, Dorchester. 

For additional information, please contact Project Manager Christopher Rooney at 617-635-0493.

Dedication Weekend at The Kroc Community Center, Apr. 1-3

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is now open and is celebrating by having a Dedication Weekend featuring family fun events. The Kroc Community Center aims to host programs to serve the mind, body, and spirit. These programs serve all ages and are designed to address the unique needs of the Boston Community. 

These events are FREE and open to the public. The Kroc Center will be hosting a ribbon cutting, dedication ceremony, arts festival, worship service and much more! The center will be closed for all other activities this weekend. >> Read More

NPi to feature DotWell Youth Services, Mar. 31

DotWell is featured in am upcoming Youth Services discussion! Join the New Prosperity Initiative Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a community dialogue on social change featuring local, innovative leaders doing work related to youth. This event is free and will be held at The Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St (Harvard Square), Cambridge, Massachusetts. Register for the event here.

Speakers include:

NPi has previously featured Doreen Treacy, DotWell Director of Civic Health, David Crowley of Social Capital, inc. (SCI) as well as Bill Walczak, Founder of Codman Square Health Center. >> Read More

"Cupid Splash": Save the Harbor, Apr. 2

Save the Harbor / Save the Bay will hold the First Annual “Cupid Splash,” a cold weather plunge and pledge fundraiser at which participants will dash and splash, at noon, into the icy April waters of Boston Harbor. 

 In Dorchester, participants will gather at Malibu Beach before they run into the 40 degree water. There will be hot coffee and hot chowder from Jasper White’s Summer Shack awaiting the Cupids when they get out of the water. Following the Splash, Save the Harbor and event sponsor Harpoon Brewery will hold “warm up” parties at a local pub in each community. Dorchester’s cupids will make their way to the Harp and Bard to warm up and celebrate their successful—and quick—splash. Visit to sign up and make a pledge. For information on volunteering or getting involved, please contact Michelle Palermino at or (617) 451-2860 x1008.

3rd Annual Silent Auction for R. J. Murphy School, Apr. 2

The Richard J. Murphy School Parent Council invites you to the 3rd Annual Silent Auction & Spring Social Event on Saturday, April 2nd at the Old Colony Yacht Club from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Great silent auction items. Tickets $20. All are welcome! For more info visit

April 2, 7 to 11 p.m.,
235 Victory Road Dorchester, MA 02122

Recession & Recovery Forum, Mar. 28

The Boston Globe is sponsoring a moderated forum titled Recession & Recovery: A Forum on Smart Policies for Sustainable Growth at the JFK Presidential Library on Monday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m. Come enjoy a lively and informative discussion on a topic that remains of concern to so many; what is the best path to putting the economy into a sustainable growth pattern. The forum is free and open to the public. >> Read More

Free Hatha Yoga Classes at Fields Corner Library, Apr. 5 - May 31

Free Hatha yoga classes will be resuming Tuesday, April 5th at The Fields Corner Library, 1520 Dorchester Ave, from 6:30 - 8pm and will run for 9 weeks through Tuesday May 31st.  Taught by Integral Yoga instructor, Alicia Zipp, the classes will be held in the multipurpose room located opposite the front doors. There is plenty of parking in the lot across the street in the areas designated for two hour parking.

Open to participants of all levels, including beginners, the class incorporates a gentle, meditative style of yoga. This class has met in the Codman Square neighborhood for more than 20 years, first at the library, then in the Great Hall, and recently at 450 Washington St. A special thanks to Ms. McCleary, the director at the Fields Corner library, for offering these classes a new home. >> Read More

Elizabeth Seton Academy Gala, Apr. 3

Elizabeth Seton Academy will honor Dr. Alice Tolbert Coombs, President of the Massachusetts Medical Society, this Sunday, April 3, at its 2011 annual Gala. The "Make a Difference" Gala, scheduled from 5 - 9 p.m. at Boston College High School (150 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester) serves as a fundrasier for the Academy and features cocktails, dinner, an auction and the presentation of Dr. Coombs' award. James G. Fagan, Jr. will preside as Master of Ceremonies. 

Tickets are $150 and can be purchased by calling 617-296-1087 ext. 20. Those unable to attend by contribute by making a contribution to Elizabeth Seton Academy, 2220 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124-5607.

Swim Meet at Dot House, Mar. 25!

This Friday, March 25 at 6 p.m., the Dorchester House (1353 Dorchester Ave.) is hosting a DotWell Stingrays Home swim meet against 4 other teams: Draper, Paris Street, Perkins, Leahy-Holloran. These teams are from Boston Centers for Youth and Families (the Perkins team has many of DotWell’s Lee After School kids on the team as the Perkins shares the Lee School Complex on Talbot Avenue).

Please come out and support the team! The event is impressive—60+ kids will compete. Daly Hamilton, coach has done an incredible job with the team—stay tuned for news from city-wide (area) championships. The DotWell Stingrays will also swim at the Annual National Black Heritage Swim Meet in May in Cary, North Carolina. 

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