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Chuck Turner Participates in Forum on Abuse of Law, Mar. 24

2007 Chuck Turner 1On Thursday, March 24th, at 7 p.m., the night before he will begin serving a federal prison sentence, former City Councilor Chuck Turner will participate in a forum entitled “Framing the Innocent: Crimes Under Color of Law at the Massachusetts US Attorney’s Office.” The event is being organized to draw attention to alleged misconduct within the office of the US Attorney in Boston. Other speakers will include civil rights Attorney Bob Boyle, Laila Murad, an organizer for the Tarek Mehanna Support Committee, and law professor Michael Avery. The event will take place in Room 240 of Northeastern University’s Dockser Hall (65 Forsyth St., Boston).

For more information, contact Patrick Keaney at (617) 229-8609. >> Read More

Dorchester Park Association Seeks Gala Planners

The Dorchester Park Association is looking for committed volunteers to help plan a Gala Weekend of events from September 23 through 25. These events include a gala celebration, community breakfast, possible concerts of the Dorchester Symphony Orchestra and the Ashmont Chamber Series as well as a Classic Auto Show on Sunday the 25th. Volunteers interested in Autos, Music and Community would be a plus. To get involved, contact Richard at Cedar Grove Gardens via phone (1-800-322-8582) or at richard@cedargrovegardens.com.

Senior Supper at Carney Hospital, Apr. 5

Seniors - come for a cheap supper at Carney Hospital on April 5 and hear a great lecture on "Brain Healthy Nutrition." Nancy B. Emerson Lombardi, Ph.D., will present the facts of how to keep head-healthy as guests munch on tasty treats. Call 1-800-488-5959 to register (RSVP required) by April 1. Admission is four dollars.

Tuesday, April 5, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Carney Hospital, 
2100 Dorchester Avenue (Basement Level)

Screening of "Street Soldiers," Mar. 18

The next film in First Parish Church's "Justice Speaks" Film & Speaker Series will be Street Soldiers: Uniting to Rebuild Our Community One Block at a Time. Shot by the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in 2006, the film chronicles the lives of several young men from Upham's Corner as they transition in and out of violence. As one website notes: "They leave us with a burning question[:] how can we as a community take better care of all our children?" Check out Street Soldiers on March 18 at 6:30 p.m. 

10 Parish Street, Meetinghouse Hill
Dorchester, MA
http://www.firstparishdorchester.org

Art Show at Cedar Grove Gardens, Reception Mar. 24

The staff at Cedar Grove Gardens have green thumbs and a knack for creative design. Join Cedar Grove in celebrating the collaborative talents of several local artists - all of whom are also employees! Original works of art will be on display depicting still life, scenes of Boston, abstract glass and more.

An opening reception will take on Thursday, March 24th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (wine and light refreshments will be served). The show itself is open to the public from March 24th - April 7th. See a sneak peak of the show and more info on the featured artists here (or view attached PDF).

Cedar Grove Gardens
617.825.8582
911 Adams Street
Dorchester, Massachusetts 02124 

GOTCHA Youth Job Fair at Bird Street, Mar. 17

The GOTCHA Youth Job Fair, traditionally attended by well over 300 teens, connects youth to a variety of different employment opportunities with over 25 different employers attending. There will be workshops and an opportunity for youth to circulate among all of the worksites. Learn about youth job opportunities in the City of Boston on March 17, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Bird Street Community Center, 500 Columbia Rd, Dorchester. 

The Red Thread Fellowship

Applications for 2011-2012 Red Thread Fellowship Program are now Open! The Red Thread Fellowship is available to college-bound women of international backgrounds who will be entering an American college or university in fall 2011. The fellowship consists of two parts: a scholarship award and year-long mentorship support. The Red Thread Foundation for Women's mission is to provide women of under-served, international backgrounds with financial support and mentorship to help them succeed academically and professionally.  >> Read More

DFSI Summer and Afterschool Resource Fair, Mar. 16

Enrich your child's education! The Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative will host a resource fair for families of the Lee, Lee Academy, Holmes, and Fifield schools on Wednesday, March 16, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Lee School (155 Talbot Ave in Dorchester). Dinner for families will be available 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. This is a great event that lets families know about summer program options in and around Dorchester.
 
To reserve a dinner or for more information, contact Laura Santel at 617-474-1453 or laura.santel@dotwell.org.

DAC 4th Fridays: Chuck Sullivan and Vincent Crotty, Mar. 25

All are welcome to the DAC 4th Fridays Potluck on March 25th! Wine and soft drinks provided - just bring yourself, your appetite, and something for the table. If you'd like to contribute to the chili table, bring that along too--or maybe some garnishes (guacamole, tomatoes, sour cream, shredded cheese). Everyone who tries the chili gets to vote on which should be DAC's official entry in the Dorchester Chili Cook-off.

Questions? Call 617 839-6734 or 617 922-1396. >> Read More

DSAC Quarterly Meeting, Mar. 15

Keep your community safe and healthy! The Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition will convene for a Quarterly Meeting on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center-LHCC (formerly known as the Murphy Community Center). DSAC always has some pretty exciting news to share and would love to see you  there.
 
LHCC is an extension of the Murphy School, and it is located directly across from Stop & Shop, on 1 Worrell Street in Dorchester. Please RSVP by Friday, March 11, 2011 to Adelia Rocha at (617) 533-2234 so that DSAC can coordinate the meeting's catering.  
 
P.S. Check out DSAC on Facebook!  
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